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DUI News Digest

What is DUI Less Safe?

If you’ve only had a couple of beers with your pizza or margaritas with your taco salad and you’re confident you’re sober enough to legally drive, think again. Just because your blood alcohol content is below the legal limit of .08 percent, you’re not necessarily home free. Georgia law states that “a person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe ... Read More »

Cumberland man charged with DUI four times in two days

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) — A Cumberland man is free on bail after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence four times in less than 48 hours. Police are now looking for legislative help to keep drunk drivers off the streets after they said John Lourenco crashed three times while driving drunk this week – once in Providence, and twice in Cumberland. Read More »

Are ‘No Refusal’ DUI checkpoints legal?

Earlier this month, the state highway patrol and local law enforcement officers conducted a “No Refusal Weekend,” in which motorists who were suspected of driving impaired and refused sobriety tests could be ordered by a judge to submit to a blood test. The blood test was done by a registered nurse on call at the jail after the judge, who has been notified beforehand of the initiative, determines that there was probable cause to believe the driver was impaired. But ... Read More »

Pa.’s DUI laws endanger drivers, senators hear

LANCASTER – Witnesses at a state Senate committee hearing Monday called for a dramatic strengthening of DUI laws, saying current statutes are too weak to stop repeat offenders who endanger everyone. Patrick Crowley, whose 24-year-old son Liam was killed last year by a man prosecutors called the worst drunk driver in Chester County, testified that people are dying because of Pennsylvania’s lax laws. Read More »