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Blood and Breath Tests Disallowed in Many Tennessee DUI Cases

On February 6, 2018, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals issued an opinion ruling that Tennessee Code Annotated section 55-10-413(f), which gives the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation a fee of $250 for each DUI conviction that is obtained using a blood or breath test, is unconstitutional. The TBI does not receive this fee in the event of an acquittal. This landmark decision is considered to be limited only used to the persons who were actually parties to this case (over ... Read More »

Alabama Legislature Considers DUI Youthful Offenders and Expungement

The Alabama legislature in the 2018  session is proposing a bill that will affect DUI expungement for youthful offenders. The bill as originally proposed was going to allow expungement for youthful offenders who had admitted to being a youthful offender, even in DUI cases. The amended bill makes a DUI exception and specifically excludes DUI from this portion of the bill. Under the proposed bill, if a youthful offender (individual between 18 and 21 at the time of the offense ... Read More »

Bride driving to her wedding arrested for DUI

A bride-to-be in Arizona was arrested en route to her wedding on Monday for allegedly driving under the influence. Amber Young, 32, was arrested and charged around 10:30 a.m. in Marana after officers responded to calls of a three-car accident, Marana Police Sgt. Chriswell Scott tweeted. A driver was arrested for DUI this AM while driving to her wedding. @MaranaPD officers arrived at OG/Thornydale at approx 1030 reference a three vehicle collision. One person was transported with minor injuries. Don’t drive impaired, till ... Read More »

Suspected DUI Driver Taken Into Custody After Chase Standoff in Palmdale Area By Heather Navarro

A suspected DUI driver lead a very slow-speed chase in the Palmdale area Friday afternoon before an hourslong standoff was taken into custody. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported deputies were following a suspected DUI driver in the Palmdale area around 3:30 p.m. The car, with flat tires, was hobbling along at a slow speed, sometimes only accelerating to 2 mph. The driver began traveling west along Pearblossom Highway, likely to the bemusement of commuters, at one point tossing white ... Read More »

Steve Wilkos Asks the Court for Leniency After Being Charged with DUI Following Scary Car Crash

Steve Wilkos made his first court appearance since he was arrested on charges of operating under the influence in connection with a car crash. The former Jerry Springer Show security guard, 53, appeared before Judge Richard Comerford in Stamford Courthouse in Connecticut six weeks after his one-vehicle accident on Jan. 21. Wilkos was accompanied by his wife Rachelle and his attorney Eugene Riccio. Riccio and a rep for Wilkos did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment. Read More »


The latest hearing regarding the Massachusetts defense bar’s challenge to the Dräger 9510 breath test machine was held by Judge Brennan in Concord on Thursday, February 15, 2018. At that hearing, both Brennan and the defense bar, represented by Joseph Bernard, expressed their dismay that discovery previously withheld by the government continued to trickle out or had even been lost “due to dysfunction at the OAT [Office of Alcohol Testing].” The government pressed Brennan for a schedule that would give ... Read More »

Mom charged in DUI peed on an officer and kicked another in groin, police say

A Florida woman who police said was driving under the influence Monday was taken into custody after rear-ending another vehicle and kicking and peeing on an officer — all while her child was in the back seat of her car, according to reports. Nichole Nespolini, 40, was driving erratically, screaming and cursing at another vehicle before rear-ending the car, police report. The driver of the vehicle was able to motion Nespolini to pull over, after which Nespolini continued screaming at the woman and ... Read More »

Man charged in fatal DUI on Southwest Side that killed his younger brother

A 28-year-old man is facing felony charges after he crashed into a guard rail on a Stevenson Expressway exit ramp and killed his younger brother, prosecutors said. Johnathan Rios was driving a Toyota Highlander with five occupants seated in the front passenger seat, back seat and hatchback area. His brother, Christian Barajas, 22, was in the hatchback area, which did not have a seat, prosecutors said. Read More »

Man charged in drunken-driving crash that killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson

INDIANAPOLIS — Prosecutors filed felony charges on Wednesday against an immigrant illegally living in the U.S. who is suspected in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and an Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala, who is from Guatemala and has twice been deported from the U.S., is charged with causing death while driving intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. The 37-year-old said little during his initial court hearing, responding through an interpreter as the judge explained ... Read More »

Delhi man arrested for murder, DUI for killing teen in crash released from charges

A driver with multiple past DUI convictions who allegedly drank alcohol and was behind the wheel during a fatal crash will not be charged with felonies. Delhi resident Michael Lindo, 33, pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor charge and was released, according to the Merced County District Attorney’s Office. He originally was arrested after being arrested on charges of murder and driving under the influence Lindo was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe east on August Avenue at about 30 ... Read More »