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Auburn man suspected of DUI dies in holding cell

OPELIKA — Authorities in Lee County say an Auburn man who was arrested for a suspected DUI died in a cell hours after being taken to the Lee County jail. Officials say 23-year-old James Hubbard was arrested Friday and was put in a holding cell for observation that evening. Sheriff Jay Jones tells the Opelika-Auburn News that corrections staff said Hubbard didn’t show any signs of severe medical issues when he was brought in. Corrections staff later found the man ... Read More »

Sober or Slammer campaign aimed at ending SC DUI deaths

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – They say nearly half of all deadly crashes here in the Palmetto State involve a driver that’s impaired. As the summer winds down, you may start to see more troopers on the roadway. The 100 deadly days of summer may be coming to an end, but state Highway Patrol troopers aren’t letting up on efforts to catch drunk drivers. The Sober or Slammer campaign is underway, and it’s aimed at ending DUI deaths. Law enforcement and ... Read More »

NEW LAW: First-time DUI offenders must have ignition interlock devices on vehicles

Shelton, Conn — A bill-signing ceremony took place Aug. 11 to commemorate the ratification of a new law that will require ignition interlocking devices be installed on vehicles of first-time DUI offenders beginning in mid- 2015. The new law, which takes effect July 1, 2015, makes a number of changes intended to deter driving under the influence (DUI). This includes strengthening the state’s ignition interlock requirements by authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administratively require the devices be ... Read More »

Justin Bieber to take anger-management course as part of Miami careless-driving plea deal

Seven months after international pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in South Beach for driving under the influence, his case is expected to conclude Wednesday in a plea deal that includes an anger-management class. But Beliebers, don’t bother showing up to Miami criminal court — the Canadian paparazzi-magnet is not expected to appear at the Wednesday afternoon hearing. The state is expected to drop the DUI charge, and his lawyers will accept a guilty plea for careless driving and resisting ... Read More »

True Cost of a DUI in Washington After Insurance Increases

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Washington state ranks 25th in the nation for the highest number of drunk driving fatalities. If you get caught driving under the influence, you are putting yourself and others in danger, and the ticket itself is not the only price you will pay. In addition to the fine, drivers who receive a DUI might have to deal with attorney’s fees, alcohol education fees and lost wages, among other costs. One of the longest-lasting financial impacts from a DUI comes ... Read More »