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    Recent DUI Posts

    Ride-Sharing Services Look to Reduce Drunk Driving During Super Bowl Sunday

    Super Bowl 50 is less than a week away and many across the country are solidifying their plans for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. As a time honored tradition, a lot of these plans will involve alcohol, and unfortunately, some may also involve driving. In an effort to reduce the historically high rates of drunk driving accidents, injuries, and fatalities during Super Bowl Sunday, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are stepping up big time to ... Read More »

    Don’t Do “Dewshine”

    A tragically dangerous new concoction is being consumed by Tennesseans (and likely others) that can potentially lead to death. According to a recent USA Today article, there only four current cases (all originating out of Robertson County, Tennessee) involving teens consuming a newly created “death cocktail” as described by Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. The name given to this new poisonous cocktail is “Dewshine.” As the article details, “Dewshine” is a mixture of the well-known soft ... Read More »

    Federal Officials Name Impaired Driving Among Top 10 Safety Concerns for 2016

    Federal officials at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have recently released the annual Most Wanted List, which details some of the most pressing safety concerns across all forms of transportation. Among the Top 10 safety issues ranked by officials, impaired driving was listed as a prominent concern. According to the NTSB, the risks of impaired driving are well-known. Many high visibility campaigns over the past decade have also helped convey how serious the problem is in America. According to ... Read More »

    Do I have to do Field Sobriety tests in Hawaii?

    In Hawaii do I have to do the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests? This article will focus on Hawaii law as it stands now with regard to Roadside Field Sobriety Tests. In order to answer this question, you must understand what the tests are, what they are not and how they are used in Hawaii. Field Sobriety Tests or “FSTs” are a series of roadside coordination tests. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, they were tested for efficacy and three ... Read More »

    Super Bowl Sunday & Drunk Driving

    The time is near for the annual National Football League Championship game, and law enforcement officers – even the non-football fans – are gearing up for what may be a busy and dangerous weekend. That’s because Super Bowl Sunday has earned a reputation as not only one of the biggest sporting events of the year, but also one of the biggest drunk driving days of the year. The NFL Championship has long seen a corresponding spike in alcohol-related incidents, chief ... Read More »

    • Ignorance of the Law is an Excuse

      On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court handed down a monumental case in the world of criminal justice. The U.S. Supreme Court declared in Heien v. North Carolina that ignorance of the law for a police officer is indeed an excuse justifying an otherwise invalid traffic stop. On April 29, 2009 shortly before 8:00 am, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surry County Sheriff’s Department pulled over Nicholas Heien on Highway 77 for having a brake light out. This ... Read More »