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New DUI Law Allows Offenders to Keep License While Making Roads Safer

West Virginia (WDTV.com) – On Friday, a new law goes into effect for DUI offenders. State officials claim it will help offenders stay behind the wheel while making the roads safer for everyone else. The legislation allows individuals to waive their right to a Department of Motor Vehicles hearing and take part in the Ignition Interlock Program immediately. An ignition interlock is a piece of equipment that gets hooked up to your car. People have to blow into it before ... Read More »

Dina Lohan Gets a Scolding From Judge in DUI Case

Lindsay Lohan’s mom received a scolding from a judge Tuesday before being sentenced for a 2013 drunk-driving charge. Judge Andrew Engel was quick to respond when Dina Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller told the court that the arrest had been an “onerous ordeal” for Lindsay’s irresponsible mom. “The only person responsible for this onerous ordeal is Ms. Lohan herself,” said the judge. “Fortunately, you didn’t kill anybody or kill yourself. If there’s a next time, you might not be so lucky.” “There won’t be ... Read More »

New drug policy would require a suspension for first-offense DUI

Per a league source, the new substance-abuse policy (which will be implemented once an HGH testing agreement is reached) would impose a one-game suspension for a first-offense DUI.  The penalty also would include a fine in the amount of one game check. Currently, the rules require two-game fine for players who ultimately are deemed to be legally responsible for first-offense DUI.  Barring unusual circumstances, a suspension arises only for a second offense. Read More »

CA DEMS ANNOUNCE ‘GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER,’ COULD INCLUDE DUI CONVICTIONS

California (breitbart.com) – In response to the immediate push for more gun control following three stabbing deaths and three shooting deaths in Santa Barbara, two Democrats in California’s State Assembly are considering “gun violence restraining orders” that could led to bans on gun ownership for persons convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Read More »

Bicyclists must submit to blood tests in DUI stops or lose their driver’s licenses, Pa. court rules

Pennsylvania (pennlive.com) – Bicyclists who are suspected of riding drunk must provide blood samples as requested by the police or have their Pennsylvania driver’s licenses suspended, Commonwealth Court ruled Wednesday. That is the same mandate that applies under Pennsylvania’s Implied Consent Law for motorists who are pulled over for DUI. The court issued its decision in a case involving a Butler County man who was stopped by a cop after he rode his bike through a red light near a ... Read More »

Broward judge arrested for DUI after crashing into BSO unit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — A Broward County judge arrested for DUI after she crashed into a parked Broward Sheriff’s Office vehicle while driving to work is out on bond. Deputies said they received a call regarding a black BMW sport utility vehicle that struck a parked BSO unit in the parking lot of the Broward County courthouse, located at 201 S.E. 6 St., shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. Read More »

Broncos exec Matt Russell gets 7 months in jail for DUI

Denver, CO  (NFL.com) – Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was sentenced to seven months in jail and two years probation Friday after pleading guilty to DUI, careless driving and possession of an open container of alcohol, according to authorities. Colorado Judicial Branch spokesman Rob McCallum informed NFL Media that Russell also will be eligible for work release.   Read More »