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Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • Feds Report Increase in Stoned Driving across US

    The number of motorists driving under the influence of marijuana across the country has increased. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in fact, the numbers have steadily increased since 2007. In 2007, the rate was approximately 8.6%, and that number increased to 12.6% in 2014. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that the number of pot-impaired ...
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  • DUI Classes

    In California, a DUI education program may be added to your list of penalties, when you are convicted of drunk driving. The duration of the program may depend on the severity of the offense, and whether it was a first offense, or a repeat offense. You will be required to pay for the classes. For a first offense DUI conviction, and a blood-alcohol concentration of between .08 and .19, you may be ...
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  • Ice Resurfacer Operator Arrested for DUI during Game

    In an interesting DUI-related incident recently, a driver of an ice resurfacer was arrested for DUI during a school hockey game. The resurfacer driver was apparently driving his vehicle erratically around the ice during a high school girls’ hockey game. However, his erratic driving behavior caught attention, and he was arrested for driving under the influence. The man was apparently a seasonal ...
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  • DUI and the Super Bowl

    Super Bowl Sunday is one of the year’s most alcohol-heavy days. In fact, according to some estimates, approximately 325,000,000 gallons of beer will be consumed during this year's Super Bowl. That works out to more than a gallon of beer for every person in the country. It also works out to more than enough beer to fill up to fill a swimming pool. Drunk driving arrests, not surprisingly, increase ...
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  • Boston Mayor Continues to Protect Police Officers Accused of DUI

    The Boston Mayor’s office is coming under strong criticism for its refusal to release the names of at least five police officers who were caught driving while intoxicated. According to Mayor Martin Walsh, his office is not required to release the information. The calls to release that information were made by the Boston Globe as part of its investigation into incidents of police officers driving ...
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