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New York State Assembly Passes Recreational Marijuana Law

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — They estimate this could being in 375 million dollars a year in revenue. Lawmakers tell CBS 6 they have made an agreement, But critics of legal marijuana are concerned about what this could mean for public safety, specifically about impaired driving. “We have passed the point of legalized cannabis. It’s in New Jersey it’s in Massachusetts,” Governor Cuomo said in a briefing. The text of the bill hasn’t been finalized yet, but Assembly members say the ... Read More »

UPDATE: Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after Nipomo car crash leaves one dead, three injured

Source: ksby.com UPDATE (March 28, 10:42 a.m.) — One person is dead and three others are injured following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Nipomo Saturday night. According to California Highway Patrol officials, CHP officers received a report of a collision involving two cars on Highway 101 northbound, north of West Tefft Street in Nipomo, at approximately 11:12 p.m. Saturday. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Pleads Guilty to Alcohol Consumption in Closed Area; DUI and Other Charge Dropped

Source: https://variety.com/ In a court hearing Wednesday regarding his much-reported November DUI arrest, Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a restricted area but the driving under the influence and reckless driving charges were dropped for lack of evidence. The singer was fined $500 plus fees. “Mr. Springsteen is pleased with the outcome of today’s court appearance,” a statement from his rep reads. “The prosecutor was unable to provide the necessary evidence and facts as it related to the charge of Driving ... Read More »

Charleston police arrest Citadel cadet in fatal DUI involving pedestrian

Source: postandcourier.com Charleston police have arrested a 22-year-old Citadel cadet in a fatal late-night DUI crash. Anthony Francis Troiani is charged with one count of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death, according to jail records. He was released Feb. 15, the day after the crash, on $75,000 bail, records show. Officers were called at 10:22 p.m. Feb. 14 to the area in front of 685 King St., the address for the Recovery Room Tavern. Troiani was driving ... Read More »

Utah law enforcement agencies to increase DUI patrols on Super Bowl Sunday

Source: FOX 13 – Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY — 25 Utah law enforcement agencies will add overtime shifts to crack down on impaired driving on Super Bowl Sunday. “Whether or not the game goes into overtime, Utah’s law enforcement officers will be working DUI overtime shifts to deter, detect and stop impaired drivers. Whatever your plans for watching the Super Bowl are if they include drinking, make sure they don’t include driving,” a news release from the Utah Department of ... Read More »

Both drivers arrested on DUI charges in crash that kills 90-year-old woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 90-year-old female passenger died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, and police arrested both drivers on DUI charges. The collision occurred just after 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of Karen Avenue and S. Lamb Boulevard in the east valley. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers report that the woman was a passenger in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra traveling eastbound on Karen at Lamb. Officers said the Hyundai failed to yield right of way and collided with ... Read More »

Justin Bieber Reflects on 7th Anniversary of Miami DUI Arrest: ‘I was hurting’

Jan. 23, 2021, 8:51 PM EST / Source: TODAY By Francesca Gariano Instagram (Justin Beiber Official Page) Justin Bieber is reflecting seven years after his arrest in Miami Beach on Jan. 23, 2014. Beiber was charged with DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and an expired driver’s license. The 26-year-old singer admitted that he was not proud of where he was in his life at age 19 sharing a photo of his arrest on Instagram, above, using the caption to look ... Read More »

Florida Woman Asleep at the Wheel, Arrested for DUI Near Ditch

GREENWOOD, Fla.(dothaneagle.com) – After falling asleep at the wheel with a beer can in her hand, a Greenwood, Florida woman almost rolled her truck into a ditch, Jackson County Sherriff’s Office said. Erica Nicole Cobb, 35, was later charged with a DUI (alcohol). Early Sunday morning, officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of Highway 71 in the Greenwood area. Upon arrival, deputies found a Dodge pickup truck roadway with the engine running.  Read More. To ... Read More »

Father of victim in DUI crash killing 3 wants international fugitive caught

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Ten months after a crash that killed three of five friends from Weston, justice is on hold for the victims’ families because the 22-year-old man who was behind the wheel has fled the country. Miami Dade prosecutors now consider Luis Grateron a fugitive, and they have an arrest warrant prepared to charge him with three counts each of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter for the deaths of Shelley Rapp, 20, Daniela Hernandez, 21, and Diego Ortiz, 21. Read More »

Florida Legalizes Medical Cannabis Edibles

On August 27, 2020, Florida legalized edible medical marijuana. This significant law broadens the THC options available to qualified patients as well as provides alternatives to smoking medical marijuana, which was legalized in 2019. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis (marijuana) that provides treatment benefits for patients suffering from certain medical conditions. It comes in various forms, including edibles, which are cannabis-infused foods and beverages. Florida’s new edible medical marijuana law includes the following rules: No primary or bright colors in ... Read More »