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Blog Posts in 2013

  • Cops Score Hat-Trick as Drunk Friends Arrive to Pick up Motorist Arrested for DUI

    This is the time of the year when law enforcement agencies are looking to increase their tally of DUI arrests , and often, people just make it easy for cops to do so. For instance, in New Jersey recently, cops scored an unexpected DUI hat trick. They first arrested one woman, after cops found her swerving her car early in the morning. She was arrested and taken to the police station. She called a ...
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  • New NHTSA Anti- DUI Campaign Uses RoboCop as Protagonist

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just upped the stakes in its latest anti-drunk driving enforcement campaign. The campaign features RoboCop,who has been enlisted to remind you to avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol this holiday season. The new ad is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ad campaign that typically marks the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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  • Prepare for Stringent DUI Crackdown on New Year's Eve

    If you're out and about this New Year's Eve, your chances of being stopped by police officers and administered a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test are much higher than any other time of the year. The number of official sobriety checkpoints and patrols increase sharply this time of the year. Throughout the holidays, you can expect to see DUI patrols across many California cities, looking for ...
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  • Teen in DUI Accident Sentenced to Probation after Pleading “Affluenza” Defense

    A 16-year-old boy, who was involved in a fatal drunk driving accident that killed four people, will not have to spend time in prison after all. Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation in the accident. At the time of the accident, his blood-alcohol level was measured at .24, which is three times the limit for an adult. Prosecutors had asked that he serve 20 years in prison. However, Couch's ...
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  • New Breathalyzer App Released Just in Time for Holiday Season

    Over the next few days, your chances of being arrested or pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol will dramatically increase. As we head towards the Christmas and New Year's Eve holidays, there will be more sobriety checkpoints and patrols in Los Angeles, and that means a much higher risk of a DUI arrest . Just in time for the expected spike in DUIs comes a new breathalyzer app, ...
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  • Mayor Shows Exactly Not What Not to Do after a DUI Arrest

    Being arrested for DWI can be a frightening experience. However, when you are arrested, there is much that you can do that can actually worsen your situation. The mayor of a small New York town recently showed how this is done. Police officers in Monticello in New York recently arrested the town’s mayor on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. The mayor’s behavior after the arrest was ...
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  • Orange County Crime Lab Finds More DUI Testing Errors

    Hundreds of cases of DUI in Southern California are believed to be affected, after a new discovery that there were more blood alcohol testing errors made by the Orange County Crime Lab. The discovery of these new errors comes just a few weeks after the Orange County Crime Lab admitted that there had been incorrect blood-alcohol test results in more than 2000 drunk driving cases. Inaccurate test ...
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  • “No Hangover” Alcohol Pill Raises Questions about DUI

    Scientists have announced that they are working on the development of an “alcohol pill” that would give users the buzz of relaxation that alcohol offers, without the hangover involved the next day. The announcement was made by researchers at the Imperial College of London , who says that an alcohol substitute soon be a reality. Any such ingredient like this would actually give you the intoxicating ...
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  • Ex-Murrieta Mayor Reelected after DUI Arrest

    The former mayor of the city of Murrieta, who was forced to resign recently after being arrested for DUI, has been reelected to the City Council once again. Last month, Mayor Alan Long was arrested after being involved in an accident that resulted in injuries. Formal charges were filed against him last week, and he now faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury. ...
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  • YouTube DUI Confession Leads To 6 ½ Year Prison Sentence

    The jury is out as to whether his DUI confession posted on YouTube was responsible for Matthew Cordle’s lower DUI sentence. However, Los Angeles DUI lawyers would unanimously agree that it is extremely risky and ill - thought out to post a confession on YouTube confessing to a felony DUI. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, Matthew Cordle, a 22-year-old Ohio resident, recently posted a ...
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  • Marijuana Breathalyzer in the Works

    Under California law, it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. If you're found driving under the influence of marijuana , then you can be arrested and charged with DUI . The presence of marijuana in your system is typically detected using a chemical test, to detect traces of the pot in your blood. However, in the future, officers may use a breathalyzer which is believed to be much ...
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  • Stylish Breathalyzer Hits the Market

    A range of personal breathalyzers are now available on the market, and each of them is designed to help you determine whether your alcohol intoxication levels are high enough to warrant a DUI arrest . Yet another breathalyzer has now joined the lineup in the market, and this one is designed to be extremely stylish and not resemble a breathalyzer at all. The breathalyzer is called Aura , and it ...
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  • Strict Rules by Parents Can Prevent Teen Drinking

    Teenage binge thinking is a major contributor to underage or college DUI. Teenagers may have a much lower capacity to alcohol, and when they drink large quantities of alcohol, may be much more likely to be arrested for DUI, or cause an accident. However, parents can play a big role in helping reduce the risk of teen DUI by setting strict rules against binge drinking. According to a study by ...
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  • Your Rights at DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

    A recent news release by the Martinez Police Department confirms that the Department will increase enforcement action, including the number of sobriety checkpoints over the next few months. The enforcement action comes as part of a special grant that has been given to the Martinez Police Department by the California Office of Traffic Safety . The money will be used to conduct more numbers of ...
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  • Man Arrested for DUI after Wrong Way Accident

    Wrong way driving accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents, and are very often the result of driving under the influence of alcohol. A recent such accident is also being linked to DUI . The accident resulted in one fatality and several other injuries. The accident occurred in San Francisco, when the motorist driving under the influence of alcohol traveled the wrong way onto US Highway ...
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