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Man Pulled Over for Driving Backhoe While Drunk, His Eighth DWI

A New Jersey man was arrested this week after cops say he was spotted drifting between the road and the shoulder in a backhoe while intoxicated. The South Brunswick Police Department received phone calls about a man driving the heavy machinery erratically on Tuesday afternoon. A responding officer saw the driver swaying back and forth in the lane and onto the shoulder of the road while slumped over the wheel of the backhoe, cops said in a statement. After using ... Read More »

Seymour Johnson chief master sergeant involved in DWI crash

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A DWI accident over the weekend involving a high-ranking official at Seymour Johnson AFB sent a teenager to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials say. Chief Master Sgt. Hector Soler was driving a vehicle going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone on S. George St around 11:30 p.m., according to a report by Goldsboro Police. He rammed into a car driven by 17-year-old Johny Watson, of Seven Springs. The collision pushed Watson’s car into a ... Read More »

Off-duty Cape Coral officer crashes into house; DUI suspected

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — An off-duty Cape Coral police officer crashed her SUV into a home at 422 Nicholas Parkway E., the police department said. Officer Emily Zyvoloski, 33, had a blood-alcohol level of .253 — more than three times the legal limit — when the crash took place around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. She’s at a hospital in fair condition. It’s unclear whether her injuries are life-threatening. Zyvoloski, an officer since 2007, was driving a ... Read More »

Tennessee Adopts a (Limited) Good-Faith Exception to the Warrant Requirement

On November 3, 2016, Tennessee joined the ranks of over a dozen states that have adopted a limited good faith exception to the search warrant requirement in a Tennessee DUI case that involves a warrantless blood draw.[1] A blood draw for the purpose of determining a person’s blood alcohol content is a search under the Fourth Amendment, and a warrant is required unless an exception to the search warrant requirement applies.[2] For example, some exceptions include consent to the blood ... Read More »

MAN DIES AFTER HE WAS STOPPED FOR DWI IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says a man has died after deputies arrested him for suspicion of driving while impaired. Deputies said 35-year-old Clarence Junior Young started having “medical complications” after he was pulled over and arrested Tuesday afternoon in the Grays Creek area. According to the release, Young initially refused to stop for deputies on Fennell Road. As they followed, they saw items being thrown from his car. When Young did stop on Chickenfoot Road, ... Read More »

Part II: Is your Client Inadmissible to Canada? A 6-step checklist

The best way to determine whether an individual is criminally inadmissible to Canada under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is by breaking down the statute that establishes inadmissibility into six steps. As we have seen in Part I, it is important to establish whether or not the individual is a Canadian citizen, whether the conviction is relevant to Canadian immigration authorities, and whether the offence equates to Canadian federal law. There are also three further considerations that will ... Read More »

Part I: Is your Client Inadmissible to Canada? A 6-step checklist

Criminal Inadmissibility                  The best way to determine whether an individual is criminally inadmissible to Canada under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is by breaking down the statute that establishes inadmissibility into six steps. For your reference, here is the text of S. 36 of IRPA: 36 (1) A permanent resident or a foreign national is inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality for (a)having been convicted in Canada of an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term ... Read More »

Lake sheriff’s officer faces DUI charges after crash

SCHERERVILLE — A Lake County sheriff’s officer was arrested early Tuesday on a drunken driving charge after an off-duty crash that heavily damaged his vehicle and a parked car, Indiana State Police said. Sgt. Joseph Hardiman, 34, told Indiana State Police he attempted to avoid a deer that ran out in front of his 2009 Ford van before the crash, according to a news release. State police were dispatched to the crash about 3 a.m. in the 5400 block of ... Read More »

Introduction to Post-Conviction Travel to Canada

Every year, millions of travellers enter Canada to visit relatives, check out the sights, and engage in international business. No matter your reason for visiting, every traveller must be processed by immigration authorities upon arrival. Border Services Officers are responsible for conducting examinations and deciding on admissibility into the country. Examinations can be as simple asking a couple of questions or as rigorous as an in-depth investigation. There are many reasons why a person may be inadmissible to Canada. Canadian ... Read More »

UPDATE ON DRAEGER LITIGATION

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently modified the scheduling order set by the District Court Department regarding the defense bar’s challenge to the scientific reliability of the Draeger Alcotest 9510 breath test machines. Justice Botsford, citing the complex nature of the matter, extended the litigation into next year. The modified schedule allows the defense bar more time to examine the machines and for all parties to produce and review expert opinions. Pursuant to the modified schedule, the defense bar must ... Read More »