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Bicyclists must submit to blood tests in DUI stops or lose their driver’s licenses, Pa. court rules

Pennsylvania (pennlive.com) – Bicyclists who are suspected of riding drunk must provide blood samples as requested by the police or have their Pennsylvania driver’s licenses suspended, Commonwealth Court ruled Wednesday. That is the same mandate that applies under Pennsylvania’s Implied Consent Law for motorists who are pulled over for DUI. The court issued its decision in a case involving a Butler County man who was stopped by a cop after he rode his bike through a red light near a ... Read More »

Broward judge arrested for DUI after crashing into BSO unit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — A Broward County judge arrested for DUI after she crashed into a parked Broward Sheriff’s Office vehicle while driving to work is out on bond. Deputies said they received a call regarding a black BMW sport utility vehicle that struck a parked BSO unit in the parking lot of the Broward County courthouse, located at 201 S.E. 6 St., shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. Read More »

Broncos exec Matt Russell gets 7 months in jail for DUI

Denver, CO  (NFL.com) – Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was sentenced to seven months in jail and two years probation Friday after pleading guilty to DUI, careless driving and possession of an open container of alcohol, according to authorities. Colorado Judicial Branch spokesman Rob McCallum informed NFL Media that Russell also will be eligible for work release.   Read More »

DUI would mean ignition lock

HARTFORD — People charged with drunken driving in Connecticut could soon be required to install blood-alcohol testers in their vehicles, even if they’ve never been convicted. A measure passed unanimously by the state’s General Assembly requires first-time offenders to pay for the installation and monitoring of an ignition interlock device, a program that costs about $275 in fees plus monitoring expenses determined by the vendor. The bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who hasn’t indicated whether ... Read More »

Man charged with 4th DUI following court date for 3rd DUI

An Islamorada man with an unsettling record of driving under the influence was jailed early Thursday — hours after a court hearing on a previous arrest. Bruce J. White, 30, remains in the Monroe County Detention Center on new charges of driving under the influence — apparently his fourth DUI arrest since 2003 — and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.   Read More »

Ohio man who confessed to fatal DUI case wants to speak at high schools

COLUMBUS — Matthew Cordle pleaded guilty to hitting and killing Vincent Canzani on Interstate 670. Cordle drew national attention for a video he released on YouTube confessing to the crime. A judge gave him six and a half years. Cordle has stated that he would like to go a speak at high schools about his bad decisions but the prison said they will not be letting him out for visits any time soon.   Read More »

Woman Charged With DUI While Driving Rob Ford’s SUV

Rob Ford is reportedly behaving himself in rehab, yet somehow he still managed to get entangled in a new controversy. On Tuesday afternoon 36-year-old Lee Anne McRobb was arrested for drunk driving in Ontario’s Muskoka region while driving the Toronto mayor’s black Cadillac Escalade. She was charged with impaired driving and driving over the legal limit, and the SUV has been impounded for seven days, according to the Toronto Sun. McRobb suggested on Wednesday that she was in rehab with Ford, but ... Read More »

Report: repeat DUI offenders remain an issue in Montana

GREAT FALLS, MT (KPAX) – The Report to the Nation from Mothers Against Drunk Driving shows that Montana has done little to reduce drunk driving since 2003. “Montana leads the nation in deaths-per-capita, and deaths-per-vehicle-mile-traveled for DUI offenses. We are not in very good shape. We have some things we can do,” said former Praire County Attorney Erin Inman. The Montana Department of Transportation reports that alcohol was the highest contributing factor to over 1,800 accidents in 2011 with 71 of those ... Read More »