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Immigration Authorities Target Oregon ‘Dreamer’ Over DUI

Federal authorities targeted a so-called “DREAMer” in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend because of a driving under the influence charge from December, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman told NBC News on Monday. Francisco Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, was released on unspecified bond from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties of Oregon said. Read More »

Utah lawmakers pass bill to lower DUI limit to 0.05 percent

SALT LAKE CITY –   Utah could soon have the strictest DUI threshold in the nation after state lawmakers on Wednesday night voted to lower the limit for a driver’s blood-alcohol content to 0.05 percent, down from 0.08 percent. The measure heads to Utah’s governor, who has said he supports the legislation. If Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signs the bill, it would take effect Dec. 30, 2018 — an unusual effective date for Utah laws that would ensure the harsher ... Read More »

Child, 8, dies from injuries suffered in alleged DUI crash

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A young boy who was a passenger in a weekend crash in Warwick has died at the hospital, city police confirm. According to police, 8-year old Jahmeer Valles-Halloway succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday. Police said Valles-Halloway was in a car driven by Justin Preston when they were involved in a head-on collision Sunday night on Warwick Avenue. Investigators allege Preston was drunk when his SUV crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on. A 2-year-old child who ... Read More »

Police: Woman, 23, arrested for DUI after UF student killed, 2 friends hurt in hit-and-run crash

A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a car she was driving fatally struck a University of Florida student and hurt two of his friends in a hit-and-run near campus, police said. Officers said three companions were standing at a bus stop in front of the Campus Club Apartments when Damaris Guerrero Garcia ran off the road on Saturday night. Read More »

What is Fair Punishment on a DWI?

What are judges and prosecutors concerned with on a DWI? One of their main concerns is recidivism. Contrary to popular belief, the average recidivism rate for a first time DWI is approximately 21%[i]. Most people who get arrested for a first time DWI simply made a mistake. They will never be back in the system. In fact, most are going to punish themselves far greater than what a court or prosecutor could do to them. Will their alcohol BAC (breath or ... Read More »

Deputies arrest Milwaukee police officer for DUI

An off-duty Milwaukee police officer was among 21 suspected drunken drivers arrested between 4 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. Along with a first-offense driving under the influence, Michael Boden, 52, faces other possible charges of recklessly endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and being armed while intoxicated, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Read More »

California man to fight DUI charge after test results only show traces of caffeine

A California man is reportedly prepared to fight a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence after he was pulled over in 2015 and a blood test only showed traces of caffeine in his system. According to The Guardian, Joseph Schwab was allegedly driving erratically and cut off an officer from the California department of alcoholic beverage control in August 2015 in Solano Country. Schwab’s attorney Stacey Barrett told the paper that he was given a breathalyzer test which showed ... Read More »

VIDEO: Two people killed in San Jose car crash, DUI suspected

SAN JOSE (KRON) — Two people have died Sunday morning in a two-car crash in San Jose possibly as the result of an intoxicated driver, according to the fire department. It happened around 12:28 a.m. when a 25-year-old woman was driving westbound on Capitol Expressway in a 2012 Chevy Malibu. The car went into the center median and collided with a silver 2004 Lexus.   Read More »