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MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE PREPARING MARIJUANA BILL FOR GOVERNOR BAKER

One day after the Massachusetts House voted to raise the proposed tax on retail marijuana sales to 28 percent, the Senate overwhelmingly voted (30-5) to preserve the 12 percent maximum endorsed by voters in a ballot question last November. The proposed legislation is now headed to a conference committee with hopes that a final bill will be sent to the Governor by next Friday, June 30. The selling of marijuana for recreational purposes is currently illegal in Massachusetts but the ... Read More »

Derek Fisher Arrested for DUI After Car Crash, Girlfriend Gloria Govan Uninjured

Former NBA player and head coach Derek Fisher was arrested on suspicion of DUI early on Sunday morning after an accident that resulted in his vehicle being overturned, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Former Basketball Wives reality star Gloria Govan was in the vehicle with Fisher, though both were uninjured. According to the Daily News report, Fisher veered into the paved right shoulder before hitting a raised concrete curb and a guardrail. That caused the vehicle to flip onto its back ... Read More »

TIGER WOODS Struggles with Breathalyzer

Tiger Woods was still so out of it 2 and a half hours after cops pulled him over for DUI … he stumbled and mumbled his way through breathalyzer testing. Police released video of Woods back at the station at 4:30 AM Monday. The woman tasked with testing him had to whistle and wave in Woods’ face just to get him to open his eyes. Explaining the steps to take the test wasn’t easy either. Multiple times she has to ... Read More »

Avoiding a BWI/BUI Arrest on Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend begins the boating season throughout the United States.  Enjoying warmer weather with friends and family on beautiful waterways combined with drinking alcohol is an American pastime.  It is not illegal in most states to consume alcohol while driving a boat.  Boaters need to be responsible to ensure that their Memorial Day cheer does not put a dent in their career.  Law enforcement announced increased BWI and BUI enforcement nationwide.  Law enforcement stop boaters for water safety checks without ... Read More »

The Administrative Driver’s License Revocation Office (ADLRO) has taken my driver’s license away, is there a way I can drive while the hearings are taking place?

The ADLRO process is administrative in nature.  The hearing officers are not judges and the rules of evidence do not apply.  The system assumes the officer acted properly and the ADLRO will ratify that with a cursory review.  Thereafter you might fight to regain your license.   It is, already revoked when the officer took it.  While the administrative process is going on, you may be entitled to a temporary permit if, the officers, after your attorney serves subpoenas on them, ... Read More »

OPTIONS FOR VETERANS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Veterans in Massachusetts may avoid convictions for operating under the influence in some cases. The Supreme Judicial Court recently cited the “often difficult return to civilian life” for veterans and affirmed that a 2012 state law, known as the Valor Act, allows judges to divert some veterans to rehabilitation programs in lieu of having their case prosecuted at court and brought to trial. See Commonwealth v. Morgan, 476 Mass. 768 (2017). If the veteran successfully completes the rehabilitation program their ... Read More »

Charleston man charged with felony DUI after fatal crash in McClellanville

Authorities say a man was driving under the influence early Saturday when he lost control of a vehicle and crashed in McClellanville, fatally injuring his passenger. Mark Alexander Zulawski, 21, of Nassau Street in Charleston, is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and having an open container of alcohol. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has not yet identified the passenger who died in the hospital following the wreck at U.S. Highway 17 and Two Pines Road. Deputies, firefighters, EMS ... Read More »

Tempe PD: Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle arrested for DUI

TEMPE, AZ – The Tempe Police Department says Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle was arrested for suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning. Police say Winkle was spotted near Mill Avenue and Baseline Road weaving in the roadway by an officer before being pulled over. According to the police report, Winkle was also seen stopping abruptly at a red light. Winkle exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with impairment during the traffic stop, according to police. Blood samples were submitted as part of ... Read More »

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Critically Injures 2 Women While Drunk Behind the Wheel: Cops

NYPD officials say one of their own was driving drunk when he allegedly crashed a car on the highway before dawn Sunday, critically injuring two women. Neville Smith was charged with assault, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test after cops say he crashed into a Honda being driven by Vanessa Raghubar while her sister, Maria, and Maria’s boyfriend, Justin Harricharran, were in the backseat. Read: Off-Duty Cop Fires Shot During Confrontation With Boy, 13, Sparking ... Read More »

Loudoun Co. teacher arrested at school, charged with DUI

WASHINGTON — A Loudoun County middle school teacher was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence and having alcohol in the school. The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said that Megan Debo, 29, a teacher at Sterling Middle School, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and of possessing or drinking alcohol on school grounds during school hours. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said that staffers told a school resource officer that Debo might have been ... Read More »