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Las Vegas police officer’s report details ‘Pawn Stars’ personality’s DUI arrest

Source: LAS VEGAS (KLAS) One of the stars of the reality show “Pawn Stars” was arrested in Las Vegas last week on a charge of DUI, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department documents said. According to an arrest report, on Sept. 8 around 2 a.m., an officer in the area of Main Street and Charleston Boulevard saw a white Ford pickup truck “veering” back and forth between the right lane and the bicycle lane. The officer began following the truck, activated ... Read More »

Seventh DUI arrest sends driver back to jail after speeding in Nebraska, police say

Source: Matt Chibe | News 8 Nebraska LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A man is accused of driving under the influence, and Nebraska police say this is the seventh time he’s committed the crime. Daemon Stubbs was arrested on Saturday, just after 1:30 a.m. According to the Grand Island Police Department, he was going 42 mph in a 20 mph zone. The arresting officer says they could smell alcohol coming off of Stubbs. They also described him as having bloodshot eyes ... Read More »

Good News For Tennessee Implied Consent Defendants

After many years of frustrating arguments with judges across Tennessee trying to obtain an expungement order for implied consent cases that were dismissed, the Tennessee Legislature passed a law in 2023 that now specifically allows most (but not all) dismissed implied consent violations to be expunged (erased from public record).  Public Chapter 137 became law on April 6, 2023 amending Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 40-32-101 and Section 55-10- 407, relative to expunction. Drivers who are suspected of the crime of ... Read More »

DWI Blood Test Errors

Generally speaking, blood is considered the “gold” standard in forensic testing.  Many DWI blood test errors occur without anyone in the prosecutor’s office understanding or caring. Please see attached the same blood tested by the State (.36) and an independent retest (.25). Under Texas law both labs have been certified by the Texas Forensic Science Commission to meet blood test admissibility standards.  Although the blood is far above the legal limit, this is not the issue. The fact both blood ... Read More »

Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI following crash on Highway 41 in Northeast Fresno

Source: ABC30 Digital Team KFSN FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A suspected DUI driver is in custody following a crash in Northeast Fresno. It happened on Highway 41 near Bullard Avenue just before midnight Saturday. California Highway Patrol officers say a woman was driving southbound on Highway 41 when she rear-ended another car. No one was injured. The woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI The far right lane of the highway was closed for nearly an hour but has since reopened. Read More »

Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas jailed on OWI, leaving scene charges after early morning crash

Source: Jake Allen and Kayla Dwyer, Indianapolis Star Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail early Wednesday morning, according to police. Lucas, who represents House District 69, is facing preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing endangerment, leaving the scene of a crash and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, booking records from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office show. Politics: Brown County GOP adds to history of ugly, offensive online posts ... Read More »

Biking Under the Influence

In some states, such as Florida, an individual can be charged with a DUI while riding a bicycle.  A local Tennessean experienced the consequences of biking under the influence while on vacation at the popular Sanibel Island in Florida according to The Charlotte Observer. Under Florida Statute 316.2065, bicycles have “…all of the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any vehicle under this chapter.” In Florida, intoxication for a DUI is measured the same for a bike as ... Read More »

California’s New Probation Length Limits

     The maximum period of probation for most misdemeanor convictions is now one year in California, Pen. C. § 1203a(a), but this limit does not apply to misdemeanor DUI convictions because Veh. C. § 23600 has a specific probation length of three to five years. Pen. C. § 1203a(b).The maximum period of probation for most felony convictions is now two years, Pen. C. § 1203.1(a), but this limit does not apply to felony DUI convictions for the same reason ... Read More »

Half of Manhattan’s drunk-driving cases got dismissed in 2022 due to Albany reforms

Source: By Rich Calder and Matthew Sedacca Drunk drivers are getting a free ride in New York City. Nearly half of all drinking-and-driving offenses in Manhattan were tossed out of court last year – as dismissal rates soared over five times higher than they were before state lawmakers enacted a controversial evidence reform law in 2020, records show. Of the 262 drunk-driving cases handled by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office in 2022, 128 – or 49%—were dismissed on technicalities ... Read More »

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 »