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Nick Fairley rejects plea deal in 2012 DUI case

Fairley is set to face trial on DUI charges in February after rejecting a plea deal on Tuesday. He was arrested in May 2012 in Alabama and rejected an offer that would have seen him sentenced to a six-month suspended sentence, a year of probation and a $600 fine, according to AL.com. Fairley’s attorney told the court that his client was hoping to enter a diversion program that would ultimately lead to the charges being dismissed upon its completion.   Read More »

Colorado DUI case sent to U.S. Supreme Court, focuses on blood tests

Arapahoe County prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision by a state judge and the Colorado Supreme Court, which found that because the officer did not try to obtain a warrant before she ordered a blood draw on Schaufele, the results may not be presented as evidence. Thirteen other states filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to pick up the case. If the high court takes up the case, their decision will have national ... Read More »

Report: Man accused of deadly DUI actually had rare health condition

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C —The felony DUI charges against a man involved in a deadly wreck have been dropped after tests revealed that he was not drunk, but sick with a rare health condition, according to the solicitor. A release from 10th Circuit Solicitor Crissy Adams said a report from the Toxicology Division of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said that there were no drugs or alcohol in 52-year-old Drew Woodall Greene’s blood when he was involved in a wreck ... Read More »