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No bond given to man accused of DUI in crash that killed 4 young children in Greenville County

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Four children have tragically passed away after a collision in Greenville County, and the man accused of driving the car is being held in jail on no bond after he was accused of driving under the influence. The Greenville County Coroner said three young children were killed in a car crash on East Mountain Creek Church Road early in the morning on Friday, December 7. The crash happened just after midnight. Troopers with the South Carolina ... Read More »

Tupelo attorney arrested for DUI

TUPELO – Tupelo city attorney Ben Logan was arrested for drunk driving Friday night. The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed that Logan, 55, had been charged with DUI-refusal. No other details were released. Even though Logan was arrested in Lee County, he was never booked into the Lee County Jail. Reports say Logan was leaving a Christmas party when he was stopped at a safety checkpoint. Read More »

Recording The Police When You Get Pulled Over

Not all officers have recording devices on their persons, or even in their cars. Many times it is advantageous for a defendant to record the details of a police investigation. In order to eliminate the swearing contest that often arises between an officer and driver, almost all mobile platforms now have apps which allow the driver to surreptitiously (secretly) record the police officer (or anyone else for that matter). USA Today reports that an add-on called, “Police,” may be used ... Read More »

Tennessee school bus driver transporting children charged with DUI

DAYTON, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a Tennessee bus driver transporting students to school was charged with driving under the influence after students on board called parents to say he was driving erratically. Rhea County Sheriff’s Detective Rocky Potter told news outlets that 58-year-old Michael Ledbetter was arrested Wednesday morning after failing a field sobriety test. Read More »

CHP makes 58 DUI arrests in San Diego County during Thanksgiving holiday

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol arrested 58 people for alleged intoxicated driving in San Diego County during its annual Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period this year. CHP officers made the arrests between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Sunday in the agency’s jurisdiction in the county, which includes all freeways, as well as roads in unincorporated areas. All available officers were to be deployed to catch drunk or drug- impaired drivers, speeders and other traffic violators during the ... Read More »

The Birds Are Flying Under The Influence

Even the birds in Minnesota are flying drunk. CNN is reporting that Robbins and waxwings are feasting on berries that has fermented earlier than usual because of an early frost. The sugar in the fruit turns into alcohol as they lose moisture. Getting intoxicated can be quite dangerous for them, according to Anna Pidgeon, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.”  (They) lose their coordination, they lose their natural ability to escape predators ... Read More »

NYPD officer charged with driving while impaired after crashing car

An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested in Brooklyn early Sunday after he smashed into a parked car while driving the wrong way on a one-way street, police said. Officer Harry Sepulveda, 31, slammed into the unoccupied car at Wythe Avenue and North 12th Street, in Greenpoint, around 2 a.m., according to authorities. He was charged with driving while ability impaired and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, authorities said. The question of whether Sepulveda was drunk or high on drugs ... Read More »

2 young drivers killed, DUI suspected in wrong-way crash

RAINBOW, Calif. — A possibly inebriated driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 15 near Rainbow caused a crash that killed both him and the driver of the car he struck, a California Highway Patrol officer said Saturday. The wrong-way driver was identified as a 23-year-old Lake Elsinore man, and the victim in the other car was a 20-year-old woman from Murrieta, according to CHP Officer Mark Latulippe. Their names were not released. Dispatchers received a call just after 11 p.m. ... Read More »

Man Suspected of DUI Arrested Following Fiery Crash in Garden Grove

A man suspected of DUI was arrested following a fiery crash in Garden Grove early Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the collision near the intersection of Euclid Street and Main Street about 1:11 a.m., Garden Grove Police Department Sgt. J. Delgado said. The driver was apparently traveling southbound on Euclid Street when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a light pole, a street light and a bus stop bench. The vehicle was fully engulfed when police and firefighters ... Read More »

Increased DUI Penalties Make It More Difficult For Americans To Travel To Canada

Periodically, when the need arises to provide information that Mr. Oberman does not feel qualified to give, guest posts are provided to the readers of this blog.  Given that Mr. Oberman is not licensed to practice law in Canada and the fact that he does not practice in the field of immigration law, he asked Canadian attorney Marisa Feil to write a guest blog about the implications relating to Canadian Bill C-46, which will take effect in December of 2018.  ... Read More »