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DUI News and Laws

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

    Houston County Deputy arrested for DUI in Macon

    Source: BRANDON MCGOUIRK | WGXA News MACON, Ga. (WGXA) — A Houston County Deputy finds herself on the wrong side of the law following her off-duty DUI arrest in Macon. 31-year-old Emily Beck was stopped shortly before 1:00 Thursday morning when a Georgia State Trooper says that she was seen failing to stop at a flashing red light on Poplar Street, continuing onto Washington Avenue and, then, pausing at a solid red light before running it. The trooper reports that ... Read More »

    New Ohio Law Will Permit Officers to Stop Drivers Holding Cell Phones

    Under current Ohio law, a driver may be charged with Driving While Texting if the driver is stopped for another offense and the officer discovers the driver was texting while driving.  However, a police officer is not permitted to initiate a traffic stop based on the officer’s suspicion that a driver was doing so.  As of April 3, 2023, officers will be authorized to stop a vehicle if the driver is using, holding, or physically supporting an electronic wireless communications ... Read More »

    Martin County man killed by drunk driver with 3 previous DUI convictions, investigators say

    Source: wptv.com MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — It wasn’t his first, second, or even third DUI. Investigators said Michael Holder, 57, was arrested for his fourth DUI after causing a deadly drunk driving crash. An arrest report from Florida Highway Patrol said Holder was driving with a blood alcohol content of .23, nearly triple the legal limit, when he drove into the wrong lanes on Dixie Highway and Grafton Avenue, sideswiped a Jeep, and hit a Cadillac head-on. Kyle Bradshaw, 31, ... Read More »

    New Tennessee Law Affects Interlock Program

    As a leading ignition interlock device provider, we are committed to providing up-to-date information on state regulations and changes to ignition interlock device requirements. You may be aware of these new requirements from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program, effective January 1, 2023. Starting on that date, strict violation enforcements of the Tennessee Code Annotated Sections TCA 55-10-417 (d) (3) and TCA 55-10-425 (c) will apply to an offender’s program period if they hold ... 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 »