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University of Alabama SGA president arrested for DUI

The president of the University of Alabama Student Government Association was arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. A database of inmates showed that Jarod Zakiya Hunter was arrested Sunday by Tuscaloosa police for driving under the influence. The SGA president spells his name Jared Hunter, but he has the same middle name. Lt. Teena Richardson said Tuscaloosa Police on Sunday responded to a head-on collision involving two people suffering minor ... Read More »

JEREMY LANE DUI Arrest Report: ‘I WAS MORE HIGH THAN ANYTHING’

Seattle Seahawks star Jeremy Lane was being completely blunt during his DUI arrest over the weekend … straight-up admitting “I was more high than anything” while talking to cops. TMZ Sports has obtained the report … which reveals the CB was initially stopped for driving 80 mph in a 60 mph zone. When cops pulled Lane over, his eyes were allegedly bloodshot and watery, and his speech was slurred. Cops also say they could smell weed coming from Lane’s 2006 Dodge Charger … ... Read More »

MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME COURT LIMITS EVIDENCE OF MARIJUANA USE IN PROSECUTION OF DRIVERS

In September 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled that police cannot give testimony that, in the officer’s opinion, a driver was under the influence of marijuana based on their on-scene observations, including sobriety tests. The court found that there is no consensus in the scientific community that roadside sobriety tests prove someone is under the influence of marijuana. The judges noted that the effects of marijuana “vary greatly from one individual to another, and those effects are as ... Read More »

Woman Admits to Deadly DUI in Wayne County

HONESDALE — The woman accused of hitting and killing a man while driving drunk in Wayne County pleaded guilty on Thursday. April Porreca of Greentown pleaded guilty to DUI and involuntary manslaughter. Investigators say Porreca was drunk when she hit Daniel Gregorsky on Spudeno Road in Salem Township, near Hamlin, in June of 2017. The woman initially told police she didn’t stop because she thought she hit a deer. Porreca is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Read More »

Man charged in fatal DUI crash was wearing headphones, had phone open to social media: prosecutors

A 23-year-old man was on drugs and had his phone open to a social media app when he caused a crash that killed two people in Lyons in October, prosecutors said Thursday. Jordan Michalak, 23, of Berwyn, was ordered held without bail Thursday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence causing death and reckless homicide. Read More »

CHP: Sacramento driver charged with DUI in deadly crash

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (KCRA) — A Sacramento man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed his vehicle, killing his passenger early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 2 a.m. near Sunrise and Fair Oaks boulevards when the Toyota Corolla slammed into a concrete wall, officers said. When first responders arrived at the crash scene, both the driver and the passenger were conscious and breathing, but both needed to ... Read More »

18-year-old facing murder charge after fatal DUI crash that led to death of 16-year-old

OKLAHOMA CITY – An 18-year-old girl who was allegedly driving under the influence is facing a murder charge after she reportedly crashed her vehicle, leading to the death of a 16-year-old girl. Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said 18-year-old Ashley Robison was driving northbound on Eastern with 16-year-old Courtney Snodgrass, 19-year-old Sabre Stoddard and a 17-year-old male. As the vehicle approached I-240, the car crashed into the highway embankment and rolled. Snodgrass and Stoddard were ejected from the vehicle as it ... Read More »

DUI Technology—The DRUID App

The effects of alcohol intoxication are relatively well-known, and they are also relatively universal among different people. The amount of alcohol concentration in one’s bloodstream that causes these effects differs among each of us (e.g. tolerance). Moreover, the amount of time it takes to experience these effects is dependent upon a number of factors such as how quickly the alcohol is consumed, the amount of food in one’s stomach, etc. Nonetheless, all states[1] in the U.S. have adopted the 0.08% ... Read More »

Illegal immigrant charged in DUI crash that killed teenage girl

An illegal immigrant is accused of drunken driving in the Thanksgiving car crash that killed a teenage girl in Texas. Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz, who is accused of running a red light and ramming another vehicle in the deadly Nov. 23 incident, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, FOX4 Dallas reported. Chaparro-Saenz was placed on an immigration detainer on Friday after he was arrested, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement ... Read More »