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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

New Tennessee DUI Law for Narcan Patients

As of July 1, 2024, the “Ben Kredich Act” goes into effect in Tennessee. This law, which has not yet been assigned a statute number as of this date of publication, instructs first responders who administer an opioid antagonist such as Narcan to an individual experiencing a drug overdose may provide information on the risk of driving while impaired (DUI/DWI) within a 24-hour period. The legislation is named after Ben Kredich, who tragically lost his life after being struck by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel after being administered Narcan in a hospital earlier that day. The driver in that case was unaware of possible side effects of Narcan and that the drugs causing the overdose would remain in his system for at least 24 hours. This author

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Employment Effects of DUI/OVI in Ohio

News stories frequently report that a high-profile person lost employment due to a DUI (called ‘OVI’ in Ohio) conviction or arrest.  The latest story in Ohio is about defensive end Lonnie Phelps who was released from the Cleveland Browns following his arrest for DUI.  While the average person may not have their OVI case reported by the media, they may still face employment repercussions from an OVI.

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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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