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Cops: DUI driver who caused triple fatal wreck attempted to flee

The alleged drunk driver accused of causing a triple fatal crash Sunday morning attempted to leave the scene in a Good Samaritan’s vehicle, DeKalb police said. DeKalb County police spokesman Capt. S.R. Fore said Monday that 27-year-old Marvin Lynch had been arrested in connection with the wreck at the intersection of Marbut Road and Lithonia Industrial Boulevard. Lynch, a Marietta resident, is being held at the DeKalb County jail on three counts of vehicular homicide and individual charges of DUI, ... Read More »

Cops: DUI suspect ran red light, caused fatal SE Atlanta crash

A suspected drunk driver triggered the three-car crash that left one person dead Saturday afternoon in southeast Atlanta, police said. Atlanta police spokesman Officer Ralph Woolfolk said investigators believe the alleged drunk driver, identified as Brandon Thomas, was driving his Honda Civic north on Moreland Avenue when he ran the red light at Memorial Drive. The Civic collided with a Nissan Maxima driving west on Memorial Drive. Read More »

Canine Sniffs and DUIs – United States v. Rodriguez

Imagine being pulled over for a minor speeding violation. The law enforcement officer casually approaches your vehicle, checks your driver’s license, proof of insurance, registration, and then issues a warning for the trivial violation before returning to his patrol car.  Relieved, the driver places the citation in his console assuming that the traffic stop had concluded.  Unexpectedly, the law enforcement asks you if his police canine may walk around your vehicle. Despite your refusal, the police canine is jumping and ... Read More »

New Michigan Drunk Boating Law Might Result in More Dangerous Waterways

2014 Public Act 402 was signed by Governor Snyder on December 27, 2014, and began being enforced earlier this year, with an effective date of March 31, 2015.  Many prior attempts were made to lower the legal limit applicable to watercraft, and this new law appears to be the result of a compromise reached by Congress during last year’s lame duck session. According to Michigan DUI Lawyer Patrick Barone, the new law may actually make our waterways more dangerous, and this ... Read More »

Tennessee – Tough on DUIs!

A 2015 study conducted and released by Wallethub.com, a personal finance website, ranks the strictness and/or leniency of penalties relating to DUI convictions in each state and the District of Columbia.   Analysts for the company based their ranking system on several different factors including, but not limited to, mandatory minimum jail sentences and fines, administrative driver’s license suspension, length of time that an Ignition Interlock Device is required to be used by a DUI offender, and average monetary increase of ... Read More »

I blew a 0.06 … but I’m still being charged with OVI?!

By Attorneys Larry J Denny and Michael Mills   Everyone has heard the slogan and seen the signs on the highway “Drive sober or get pulled over”           … but they may not know that in Ohio there are several different kinds of OVI. And yes, you can in fact be required to go to court on an OVI charge even when you blow below 0.08 on the breath test machine. In Ohio there are two ... Read More »

Florida Breath Testers Not Registered

Stephen Daniels of DUI UNDO Consultants has announced a new challenge he discovered while spending time trolling the Florida Administrative Rules regarding breath testing in Florida.  Under Florida Administrative Code section 11D-8 which covers the testing of substances for alcohol in DUI cases, an evidentary breath test instrument must be registered prior to use.  The rules under 11D8-004(4) state that Department Inspectors shall be employed… to register evidentary breath test instruments…  Until the last 30 registrations, all breath test instruments ... Read More »