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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

    Ex-Richland mayor says DUI evidence should be tossed because his arrest was illegal

    Richland’s former mayor wants any statements he made to a trooper after his DUI arrest tossed out before his trial. But there may be some disagreement on just when the arrest was official. Bob Thompson, 64, believes he was under arrest at the point he was forced to step out of his SUV against his will one night last summer, according to his attorney Kevin Holt. Read More »

    Recent DWI Trends in Missouri- Alcohol and Drug Impairment

    According to recently released statistics from the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), Missouri roads were safer this New Year’s holiday compared to last year. There were zero deaths on the road this year and no injuries. There were 11 deaths were recorded last year. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) arrests by Highway Patrol troopers were markedly lower than last year. Troopers made 56 arrests for DWI in 2020. Last year, troopers made 130 arrests. Sgt. Jeff Kinder of the MSHP credits ... Read More »

    NY Legislator Writes Anti-DUI Op-Ed, Gets a DUI Days Later

    On Christmas Eve, the Republican minority leader of New York’s State Assembly wrote a 415-word editorial, wishing a safe and happy holiday to his constituents, while reminding them to drink responsibly and to find a safe way home instead of driving under the influence. “Drunk driving is not only dangerous to the driver, but to vehicle passengers, bystanders and other drivers. Please consider the ramifications of impaired driving, especially as we prepare to close out 2019 and welcome in a ... Read More »

    Man Faces DUI Charges After Crash With Plow Truck: Roundup

    CONCORD, NH — A Chichester man was arrested on his second drunken driving charge Saturday after a head-on crash on Route 4 with a New Hampshire Department of Transportation plow truck, according to New Hampshire State Police. Troopers from Troop D were sent to the highway after receiving a report of a two-vehicle accident around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived, investigators learned the crash involved the department of transportation truck and another vehicle. “An investigation revealed that a NHDOT pickup ... Read More »

    SCDPS: Trooper arrested for DUI in Spartanburg County

    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) — A South Carolina Highway Patrolman has been arrested while off duty, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. SCDPS officials say on December 15, they were notified of Trooper Tyler West’s arrest for driving under the influence. According to officials, he was placed on suspension without pay, while the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility investigates the incident. West was reportedly driving his own personal vehicle, SCDPS officials say. According to the Spartanburg ... 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 »