Monday , December 9 2019
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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

    Cop busted for wrong-way DUI in police cruiser told officer he was ‘f—ked up’

    A Florida police officer was busted for DUI after allegedly driving his police cruiser the wrong way down a highway with the emergency lights on — then telling cops he was “f—ked up,” reports said. Sergeant James Stephen McVay, who works for the North Bay Village department, was spotted driving north in the southbound lanes of US 27 on Wednesday night, CBS Miami reported. McVay was swerving in the lane and had the emergency lights of his police car blaring, according ... Read More »

    Arizona Mom Arrested on DUI Charges After Allegedly Running Over Her Teenage Daughter

    One 15-year-old Arizona girl is accusing her mother of running her over while driving drunk. Jennifer Coppedge, 38, was arrested earlier this week on charges of reckless child abuse and driving under the influence, according to the Associated Press. Authorities say the Wickenburg woman is also being held for possible endangerment and aggravated DUI with an interlock device charges. Wickenburg police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. A lawyer for Coppedge could not be immediately identified. The teenaged ... Read More »

    Grandmother killed, three teens seriously injured in Johnston County crash

    SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WTVD) — An impaired driver is being blamed for a crash in Johnston County over the weekend that left a grandmother dead and three teens injured. The newly-crowned Miss Garner Outstanding Teen — Haliey Wagner — was one of the teens who was injured, as was her 14-year-old brother. Another 15-year-old suffered a brain injury. Hailey Wagner and her brother both have severe neck and spinal injuries. According to arrest warrants, alcohol and speed caused Felix Antonio Juarez-Antunez, ... Read More »

    DUI defense attorney arrested for 3rd DUI

    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A Las Vegas DUI defense attorney was arrested in an alleged DUI crash Friday, the third time he has faced a DUI charge, according to court records and Nevada Highway Patrol. Garrett Ogata, 54, was arrested Aug. 30 after a crash involving his Aston Martin and a Toyota SUV on eastbound 215 just past the Eastern Avenue exit, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka. Toyota SUV involved in alleged DUI crash. (Courtesy: Jose Vazquez) ... Read More »

    Man charged with DUI after car ends up in Colonial Lake

    CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — Charleston Police have charged a man with driving under the influence of alcohol after a vehicle police say he was driving wound up in Colonial Lake on Halloween night. Cristian Abreu-Hidalgo, 21, of Charleston, is charged with DUI, first offense, following the incident Thursday around 11:30 p.m. at the corner of Queen Street at Rutledge Avenue. Police say they found Abreu-Hidalgo along the bank of Colonial Lake, with a white sedan partially submerged in the water about ... 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 »