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Can Body Temperature Affect Breath Test Results?

Law enforcement DUI investigation techniques depend largely upon the fictitious premise that all humans are physiologically identical. Without that presumption, field sobriety and breath alcohol tests would not be possible. There are, of course, many examples of physiological differences — from person to person and within one person from moment to moment — which will directly alter breath or blood alcohol testing in DUI investigations. A few examples are diabetes, GERD (acid reflux), anemia — even sex and race create ... Read More »

Sam Shepard arrested for suspected DWI

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant’s security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home, Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said Tuesday. Read More »

NYS Parks manager arrested at park for DWI, resisting arrest

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — An employee of the state is answering charges of drunk driving and more following an early Tuesday morning arrest. Police say they were conducting a routine check of Beaver Island State Park when they saw a vehicle driving around after hours at 1 a.m. Police stopped the vehicle, and say the driver identified himself as Andrew Hillman, 40, the parks manager of the park. Read More »

Sixteen suspected of DWI in East Baton Rouge Parish during the weekend

Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Jared Courson, 29, 28470 Grey Eagle Drive, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and driver’s license suspended or revoked. Paul Freeman, 27, 31318 N. Cafeline, Tickfaw, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of vehicle and improper lane usage. Kyle Major, 26, 5338 Stones River ... Read More »

Wis. man charged with 10th DWI

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Police in Sturtevant say a man was more than four times over the legal limit when he was arrested for his tenth drunken driving offense. Fifty-six-year-old Jones Decorah is being held on $10,000 cash bond set Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court. Police arrested Decorah Wednesday following a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of a food and liquor market. Authorities say Decorah had a blood alcohol content of .380. Read More »