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Deputies arrest wrong-way driver for DUI in Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR —  A wrong-way driver was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning in Palm Harbor. Jan Lee Witherite, 48, of Pennsylvania, was arrested for DUI after a K-9 deputy observed the suspect driving on the wrong side of the road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. According to deputies, K-9 Corporal Michael Kilian was on Alderman Road when he observed a 2016 Pontiac SUV traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Alderman Road from Belcher Road. Corporal Kilian ... Read More »

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol? Not if this High-Tech Device is Operational.

Development of high-tech equipment named the “Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety” (DADSS) aims to keep potential drunk drivers off the road. In a recent article written on by Tatiana Cirisano, this device will attempt to detect the driver’s blood alcohol content by using breath and touch tests. If the DADSS detects alcohol over the legal limit (.08 percent in all states), the vehicle will shut down and become non-operational. DADSS is a collaborative research partnership between the Automotive ... Read More »

Woman Pleads Guilty To DUI Crash That Killed OU Student

TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa woman has pleaded guilty on Thursday to a crash that killed a University of Oklahoma student last summer. A judge will sentence Myiasha Brown next month on charges of manslaughter and DUI. Court records show Brown crashed into two cars near the 71st Street bridge in July 2014. Five people were taken to the hospital, including Taylor Witcher, who later died from her injuries. Read More »

Supreme Court Bans “Holdover” Stops

In the Rochester New York area it is common for a “routine” road patrol officer who makes a routine traffic stop and thereafter observes the classic signs of intoxication, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the rest, to order the motorist to remain where he or she is while they secure the services of a DWI specialist who will then undertake further investigation. Oftentimes, the delay involved will be upwards of fifteen minutes or more. For years, even to the extent ... Read More »

Some Say Hindsight is 20/20 — Can the Same Be Said for Body Cameras?

Across our country police officers are using body cameras to videotape arrests. ABC News posted an article discussing the advantages and disadvantages of body camera use by police officers. A vendor with a photograph of a body camera and more information is: BodyCam. Some experts claim that body cameras will force police officers to follow procedure and allow for every moment at the time of the incident to be documented and reviewed.  Others claim the equipment is too cumbersome or ... Read More »


CHICAGO (WLS) — Bond was set at $100,000 for a Chicago police officer charged with a felony DUI in a crash that critically injured a pedestrian in Belmont Heights. Officer Erin Mowry, 40, was off-duty when he crashed his 1997 Mercedes near Belmont and Olcott avenues around 1:20 a.m. on July 18, prosecutors said. His vehicle struck a woman, identified by relatives as Courtney Still, who was crossing the street. Read More »

Fourth Person Dies After Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 75

TULSA, Oklahoma – A fourth person has died following a wrong-way crash on Highway 75 last weekend. Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Zachary Cole Fuller of Bartlesville died during the night Sunday at St. John Hospital. Christian Loiler, the driver of the car that was going the wrong way, is in Tulsa County Jail charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More »

Beck case falls in gray area of DUI law

A video that runs more than 90 minutes captures state Rep. Carson “Bill” Beck’s DUI arrest, but a judge has ruled the crucial piece happens in the first seconds. That’s the time when, according to police and the video, Beck’s pickup crosses partly into the center turn lane of Woodland Street in the early hours of April 17. On Tuesday, Cheatham County Judge Phillip Maxey dismissed the case, finding that the single line-crossing was not enough for Metro Officer Bradley ... Read More »