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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

Shopping Scooter DUI

“Florida Man” arrested for Shopping Scooter DUI!

Can you be arrested for DUI on a shopping scooter? Florida Man stories abound and provide lots of entertainment for people around the country. In an absolutely absurd fashion, this latest “Florida Man” story again focuses attention on the Sunshine State. Although the body cam footage shows that the video is 2 years old, this story is now making the rounds on the internet. Shopping Scooter DUI in Melbourne, FL! In Melbourne Florida, police arrested a shopper for a Scooter DUI. A large bottle of vodka was found partially consumed in the shoppers backpack. Witnesses reported that while shopping at Walmart the man used a store electric scooter to ride around the aisle of the Walmart, crashing into shelves and nearly hitting other shoppers. Eventually the police identified the shopper

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How a Tennessee First Offense DUI Becomes a Felony

According to a new law, 2024 Tennessee Public Chapter 987, any person who commits a first (or subsequent) offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after having been convicted of five other qualifying misdemeanors during the last 10 years would be deemed a “recidivist misdemeanant” and face a penalty of one to six years in the penitentiary as a Class E felon. This law, which is so new as of the date of this blog post, it has not yet been assigned a specific code section number.  It will, however be added to Title 40, Chapter 35, Part 1.  This new law becomes effective July 1, 2024. The misdemeanors that could be used to qualify one as a felon total 34 in number and include crimes such as misdemeanor theft

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Ohio Legislature to Consider Increased Penalties for OVI and Vehicular Homicide

The Ohio General Assembly will soon be considering proposed legislation affecting cases of Operating a Vehicle under the Influence (OVI) and Aggravated Vehicular Homicide.  House Bill 37 was approved by the Criminal Justice Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives.  For OVI, the bill proposes changes to fines and limited driving privileges.  For Aggravated Vehicular Homicide resulting from an OVI offense, the bill proposes changes to the enhancement of the offense level, prison term, and fines.

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Good News-Alternatives to Jail for Tennessee DUI Offenders

As of April 8 2024, there is some rare good news for those convicted of DUI.  On that date, a new law (Tennessee Public Chapter 774) became effective. This new law amends Tennessee Code Annotated Section (T.C.A. §) 55-10-402(f)(1) and (2). Prior to the 2024 change, in the State of Tennessee the use of alternative facilities for service of jail time for DUI offenders was left to the discretion of the sheriff or chief administrative officer of a local jail or workhouse. In practice, this generally meant also approving the obtaining the approval of the prosecutor. It appears that the 2024 amendment contained in Pubic Chapter 774 eliminates the necessity of obtaining approval from the sheriff or chief administrative officer, and instead leaves the decision to use an alternative facility

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DUI Task Force In Franklin County to Operate Two DUI Checkpoints

The Franklin County DUI Task Force announced it will be operating two sobriety checkpoints tonight (April 19, 2024).  Both checkpoints will be located in the northwest part of the county.  Most people have not been through a sobriety checkpoint, so this article explains what happens at checkpoints, their legality, and their effectiveness. The Franklin County DUI Task ForceThe Franklin County DUI Task Force is a group of law enforcement officers with advanced training in DUI enforcement.  It includes officers from 26 law enforcement agencies and is funded by federal grants.  Established in 1993, the Franklin County DUI Task Force was the first county-wide organization in Ohio to address the problem of impaired driving.  To address the problem, the Task Force uses both education and enforcement.  The educational component includes awareness

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