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Welcome to the DUI News Blog. Some of the best DUI defense attorneys from across the country have been selected to provide the public with current information and analyses of legal issues relating to the defense of Driving Under the Influence cases.

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    Recent DUI Posts

    Suspected DUI arrests increase 17% for Thanksgiving holiday, CHP says

    Source: kcra.com Suspected DUI arrests for this year’s Thanksgiving weekend increased by 17% as compared to last year’s, according to the California Highway Patrol. During the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period, CHP said 1,019 arrests were made for impaired driving. The period ran from 6 p.m. on Wednesday and ran through midnight Sunday. Fifty-seven people were also killed on the roadway during this period, reflecting a 14% increase from the previous year.   Read More »

    Will The 2021 Infrastructure Legislation Make Drunk Driving A Thing of the Past?

    There has been a lot of discussion both before and after the passage of President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill, but there has been little emphasis on the effect it will have on DUI/DWI/OWI cases.  In particular, the “Advanced Impaired Driving Technology” portion of the new law (Section 24220) directs automakers to install new technology designed to stop drivers from being able to start or continue to operate the vehicle if it detects they are impaired by alcohol. According to the legislation, ... Read More »

    Accident Reconstruction Evidence in Ohio

    Accident reconstruction evidence was the subject of a recent appellate case in Ohio.  Everyone has heard of accident reconstruction, but most people do not know much about it.  This raises the question of whether accident reconstruction evidence involves ‘expert testimony’.  That question was answered by the Ohio appellate court in State v. Davis.  That case illustrates the significance of the ‘expert testimony’ label and contains important lessons for Ohio attorneys who handle cases of OVI, Vehicular Assault, and Vehicular Homicide. Read More »

    Boca Raton police officer fired after DUI crash and Internal Affairs probe

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Boca Raton police released an internal affairs investigation that led to the firing of one of their officers. Delray Beach police initially charged off-duty officer Bartolo Renteria with driving under the influence with property damage or injury following a crash on South Military Trail on Sept. 8, 2020. In May, Renteria, 30, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of reckless driving causing property damage. Read the rest of the story HERE. Local attorney Ron Herman did ... Read More »

    ‘A stupid decision’: Wells family releases statement after father of Summer Wells arrested on DUI charge

    Source: wjhl.com HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- The father of missing Hawkins County 5-year-old Summer Wells was arrested on Saturday night, according to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sergeant Betty Crawford with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, Wells is facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence, having an open container, violation of financial responsibility and others. Wells’ “financial responsibility” charge may have stemmed from driving uninsured, as Tennessee law requires drivers to provide evidence they can pay for repairs or damages after ... Read More »

    • COVID-19, Violent Offender Release

      The News reports that jails are releasing inmates due to COVID-19.  Is this true?   Yes. It has been reported and confirmed that inmates in Harris County, Dallas County, some Texas prisons and a juvenile detention center have COVID-19.  This is a problem due to increased community spread in the jail environment; which outside of putting inmates’ health in danger, endangers the lives of the jail and prison staff and adds more pressure to the hospital community.   Are jails ... Read More »