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Drunk Florida man arrested for DUI admits ‘damn I’m buzzed’

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.(NBC2-Fort Myers)– A man was arrested in Charlotte County for a DUI after leaving the White Elephant bar. A Charlotte County Deputy pulled a tan Lincoln Town Car over for careless driving on Monday. When the deputy asked the driver for his license, Charles Kensill handed over his credit card instead. The deputy explained that his license was needed but Kensill said “see, I told you that’s it”. After he was able to produce his license, Kensill told ... Read More »

Diversion Now Possible For All Misdemeanor DUI Offenders in California

Effective January 1, 2021, all persons charged with misdemeanor DUI offenses in California (Vehicle Code sections 23152 and 23153) are arguably eligible to avoid a criminal conviction through diversion.  California Penal Code section 1001.95.  An old statute (California Vehicle Code section 23640) purports to exclude DUI offenses from all misdemeanor diversion programs, but the language of this new statute and the history behind it clearly demonstrates a legislative intent to include DUI offenses within it.  There are some trial courts ... Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Pleads Guilty to Alcohol Consumption in Closed Area; DUI and Other Charge Dropped

Source: https://variety.com/ In a court hearing Wednesday regarding his much-reported November DUI arrest, Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a restricted area but the driving under the influence and reckless driving charges were dropped for lack of evidence. The singer was fined $500 plus fees. “Mr. Springsteen is pleased with the outcome of today’s court appearance,” a statement from his rep reads. “The prosecutor was unable to provide the necessary evidence and facts as it related to the charge of Driving ... Read More »

Some DUI Cases Dismissed Due To COVID-19

A TV news investigation by CBS4 in Denver, Colorado has revealed that some DUI criminal cases as well as some potential drivers license suspension hearings have been dismissed because police have refused to provide suspects with a breath test. Some officers are reluctant to administer breath tests because of their concern for their own safety. Unlike some other states (such as Tennessee), Colorado law allows a DUI suspect to be given the choice of a breath test or blood test ... Read More »

Charleston police arrest Citadel cadet in fatal DUI involving pedestrian

Source: postandcourier.com Charleston police have arrested a 22-year-old Citadel cadet in a fatal late-night DUI crash. Anthony Francis Troiani is charged with one count of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death, according to jail records. He was released Feb. 15, the day after the crash, on $75,000 bail, records show. Officers were called at 10:22 p.m. Feb. 14 to the area in front of 685 King St., the address for the Recovery Room Tavern. Troiani was driving ... Read More »

Probation Revocation is NOT a hearsay “free-for-all”

It is particularly accepted that that the rules of evidence do not apply to probation revocation hearings in Texas. This is a dangerous practice when it comes to people’s liberty. Courts are starting to push back against this practice, but many issues still exist when it comes to probation revocation proceedings. Torres v. State Facts A recent case out of the 1st district of Houston is hopefully a step in the right direction. In Torres v. State, No. 01-18-01074-CR (Tex. ... Read More »

Court orders over 27,000 notices to drunk driving defendants, possible reversal of convictions

by: Amy Phillips Posted: Feb 2, 2021 CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)–A Massachusetts court has ordered that defendants in drunk driving convictions be notified that they can return to court and request that their conviction be overturned in the appropriate circumstances. Twenty-seven thousand notices will be sent to individuals across the state who were prosecuted with a breath test result. In January 2019, after learning of the intentional misconduct of the Office of Alcohol Testing (OAT), the Court held that a class ... Read More »

Utah law enforcement agencies to increase DUI patrols on Super Bowl Sunday

Source: FOX 13 – Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY — 25 Utah law enforcement agencies will add overtime shifts to crack down on impaired driving on Super Bowl Sunday. “Whether or not the game goes into overtime, Utah’s law enforcement officers will be working DUI overtime shifts to deter, detect and stop impaired drivers. Whatever your plans for watching the Super Bowl are if they include drinking, make sure they don’t include driving,” a news release from the Utah Department of ... Read More »

Texas DWI Blood Test Issues

Though many don’t realize it, most Texas DWI cases involve blood tests rather than breath tests. This is in large part because of the fact that the law allows police to draw your blood by getting a warrant if you refuse to give breath or blood. Regardless of whether police drew blood as a result of consent or a warrant, there are many issues surrounding the reliability of the result of a blood test. This is in addition to the ... Read More »

Both drivers arrested on DUI charges in crash that kills 90-year-old woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 90-year-old female passenger died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, and police arrested both drivers on DUI charges. The collision occurred just after 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of Karen Avenue and S. Lamb Boulevard in the east valley. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers report that the woman was a passenger in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra traveling eastbound on Karen at Lamb. Officers said the Hyundai failed to yield right of way and collided with ... Read More »