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Covid and a DUI Lawyer

In March I, with the other members of the public, began hearing of a possible virus coming around. Covid 19 or Corona virus, both meaning the virus that presumably “escaped” from Wuhan, China was invading our country. Flights started getting banned, people started getting quarantined, and then suddenly, every-day items like bathroom tissue, paper towels and bottled water flew off the store shelves and became scarce.  Bars and restaurants were ordered by the government to shut down. Well, the obvious ... Read More »

Seal Beach police arrest Long Beach DUI driver who allegedly killed pedestrian in crash

Police arrested a Long Beach DUI driver after she allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian with an SUV on Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Seal Beach Police Department. On Sunday just after midnight, the SBPD responded to the area of Pacific Coast Highway near Temescal Canyon Road regarding a crash, and upon arrival, officers found a male pedestrian unresponsive after he had been struck by a vehicle, police said. Officers immediately began lifesaving efforts, but the pedestrian had died ... Read More »

Tennessee Titans’ Isaiah Wilson arrested on DUI charge in Nashville after crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee Titans’ first-round pick Isaiah Wilson was arrested on a DUI charge Friday night following a crash, Metro Police said. Wilson, 21, registered a .107% on a breath alcohol test, police said. The legal limit is .08%. Witnesses told police Wilson lost control of his car while doing “donuts” in the intersection on 25th Avenue North and Charlotte Avenue. Wilson’s Dodge Charger ended up hitting a concrete wall. Interim Metro Police Chief John Drake said during a ... Read More »

California Highway Patrol PSA focuses on survivor of DUI crash that killed family, impact of drunken driving

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A new public service announcement produced by the California Highway Patrol focuses on the deaths of a Valley Center family in a 2017 DUI-related crash and its impact on an officer and his niece, the lone survivor of the tragedy. In November 2017, the Latulippe family were traveling in Austin, Texas, when a drunken driver crashed into their vehicle. Scott Latulippe, his wife Nancy, and their 14-year-old son Jackson died in the wreck. Ten-year-old Kiera Latulippe ... Read More »

Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

Were you aware that a conviction for Boating Under the Influence (BUI) may result in the loss of your driver’s license on land?  It can—in some states, just like Driving Under the Influence (DUI). According to Fox News,  in 2020, thirteen states have laws that revoke a person’s driver’s license if they are convicted of Boating Under the Influence.  The United States Coast Guard maintains a chart indicating whether a BUI conviction impacts and offenders automobile driving privileges in their ... Read More »

Driver charged in fatal DUI crash

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Chesterfield County say a man is charged with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash that killed a 20-year-old man. News sources report Chesterfield police say 20-year-old Francisco J. Beltran Perez is also charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, disregarding a traffic light and driving without a Virginia operator’s license. According to police, Beltran Perez was driving west on Meadowdale Boulevard on Aug, 16 when he ran a red ... Read More »

Jupiter police: Driver in fatal DUI crash told officers she’d just killed someone

JUPITER — Moments after a crash Saturday night in Jupiter left a bicyclist dead, a motorist told police she’d just killed someone, she shouldn’t have been driving and she was going to jail, according to a police report. Janelle Nutting, 32, of Riviera Beach is charged with DUI manslaughter in the death of Tyler W. Thomas, 31, of Juno Beach. She is free on $50,000 bond. Steven Bell, Nutting’s attorney, said Monday she’d pleaded not guilty and, because of “the infancy of the case,” he did not ... Read More »

Proposed Law Requires Technology Aimed at Eliminating Impaired Driving

On October 16, 2019 U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R. FL) and Tom Udall (D. UT) have jointly proposed legislation known as the Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone Act of 2019 or the RIDE Act of 2019.  According to Senator Scott’s website, the proposed law will “fund the technology transfer of federally funded research and development of advanced alcohol detection software – technology that detects whether a driver is impaired over the legal limit and, if so, prevents that driver from ... Read More »

NHP finds 6 pounds of heroin during DUI stop in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Nevada Highway Patrol troopers made a major drug bust overnight, finding over six pounds of heroin. Law enforcement made the discovery late Thursday night during a DUI investigation in the Las Vegas valley. According to authorities, the driver in the vehicle was taken into custody and the six pounds of heroin were confiscated during a vehicle search. NHP’s Southern Command called the drugs found “poison” that won’t make it in to the Clark County community. Read More »

Sayreville man charged with DUI in Old Bridge deadly motorcycle wreck

OLD BRIDGE – A Sayreville man has been charged in a drunken driving crash that killed the passenger of his motorcycle. Jack Piatek, 27, was arrested Saturday and charged with vehicular homicide by driving while under the influence of alcohol, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said in a statement. Jessica Vinsko, 36, of South Amboy died in the crash. EARLIER: Passenger killed in Old Bridge motorcycle crash An investigation determined that at approximately 11:50 p.m. Thursday, Piatek was driving a Harley ... Read More »