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APD lieutenant faces DUI charges, flees hospital after agreeing to a blood test, GSP says

Source: WSBTV – By Candace McCowan PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — An Atlanta Police Lieutenant is on “non-enforcement status” after he was charged with driving under the influence in Paulding County. According to Georgia State Patrol, Ayana’s SUV was found crashed off the roadway along Macland Road near Mount Tabor Church Road just after midnight, Sunday morning. A trooper who responded said “he could smell alcohol on Mr. Anaya’s breath,” and inside the vehicle the Trooper spotted an open Modelo beer ... Read More »

Man faces DUI charge following traffic stop in Spartanburg

Source: by: Bethany Fowler (WSPA) A man is facing a driving under the influence charge following a traffic stop Wednesday evening in Spartanburg. According to the Spartanburg Police Department, an officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:54 p.m. at E. Saint John Street and Oakland Avenue due to a vehicle with no tail lights. Once the vehicle came to a stop, in the middle of the roadway, the officer identified the driver as Ousvin Kenekham, 21, of Spartanburg. Police said once ... Read More »

More 2023 Tennessee DUI Legislation

As we all know, or should know, our laws are born with legislation sponsored by our Tennessee State Senators and Representatives. Accordingly, it is an incumbent upon all of us to keep track of what laws are being introduced, or need to be introduced, so that we can provide feedback to our legislators. In this article, I want to provide you with information relating to two Senate bills relating to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws that are pending before ... Read More »

Warwick School Committee member to be arraigned on assault, DUI charge

Source: NBC 10 NEWS A Warwick School Committee member is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges including assault and DUI. The Warwick Police Department told NBC 10 that it received a report of Karen Bachus’ car driving erratically in the area of City Hall last month. After performing standard field sobriety tests, the department says officers decided to take Bachus to police headquarters. The department says Bachus was asked to stay seated and as she tried to walk away, ... Read More »

Former NFL CB Vontae Davis arrested on suspicion of DUI in South Florida, police say

Source: wfla.com/Kaycee Sloan FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WFLA) – Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis has been arrested after he was accused of driving under the influence in South Florida, according to reports. The 34-year-old was arrested and taken into custody by the Florida Highway Patrol on Saturday. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office online booking records, Davis was charged with a misdemeanor count of DUI alcohol or drugs, first offense. Tom Brady’s ‘retirement sand’ auctioned off for $99,990 on eBay ... Read More »

Will Hawaii Be The Next State With A .05% Per Se Blood Alcohol Level?

Hawaiian legislators are again considering lowering Hawaii’s “legal” blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit from 0.08% to 0.05% according to KITV, Channel 4 in Honolulu.  According to a news report, State Sen. Angus McKelvey has introduced such a bill.  Utah is the only other state in the nation with such a low per se alcohol level. Hawaii Alcohol Policy Alliance Director Rick Collins said about 30% of car crashes in Hawaii involve alcohol. But does that mean that drivers with alcohol levels ... Read More »

Houston County Deputy arrested for DUI in Macon

Source: BRANDON MCGOUIRK | WGXA News MACON, Ga. (WGXA) — A Houston County Deputy finds herself on the wrong side of the law following her off-duty DUI arrest in Macon. 31-year-old Emily Beck was stopped shortly before 1:00 Thursday morning when a Georgia State Trooper says that she was seen failing to stop at a flashing red light on Poplar Street, continuing onto Washington Avenue and, then, pausing at a solid red light before running it. The trooper reports that ... Read More »

Martin County man killed by drunk driver with 3 previous DUI convictions, investigators say

Source: wptv.com MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — It wasn’t his first, second, or even third DUI. Investigators said Michael Holder, 57, was arrested for his fourth DUI after causing a deadly drunk driving crash. An arrest report from Florida Highway Patrol said Holder was driving with a blood alcohol content of .23, nearly triple the legal limit, when he drove into the wrong lanes on Dixie Highway and Grafton Avenue, sideswiped a Jeep, and hit a Cadillac head-on. Kyle Bradshaw, 31, ... Read More »

Recreational Marijuana and DWI

In Missouri, voters passed Amendment 3 on November 8, 2022. The constitutional amendment   allows for recreational marijuana use. Recreational marijuana may substantially affect police investigations as well as DWI enforcement. Police officers have long used the ubiquitous “odor of marijuana” to justify searches of vehicles. Driving While Intoxicated charges are commonly brought when an officer suspects smells marijuana on a driver and suspects marijuana intoxication. What is marijuana intoxication? At what level does marijuana use affect safe driving? These are ... Read More »

New Study Published: 20% of Deaths of Young U.S. Adults Caused by Excessive Alcohol Consumption

On November 1, 2022, the JAMA Network Journals of the American Medical Association published an article suggesting that an estimated 20.3% of deaths among adults aged 20 to 49 years were attributable to excessive alcohol use and that greater implementation of evidence-based alcohol policies could reduce this proportion.  During the 2015-2019 study period, the average deaths of adults aged 20 to 64 years was lower–only 12.9%, but still a number that is far too high if the study’s conclusions are ... Read More »