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3 Ways to Help a Loved One Through Addiction

When a loved one has fallen into a habit of addiction, regardless of the substances, it is stressful for all involved. You’re concerned about their health, about their rate of recovery, and you might be worried about legal repercussions. Helping your loved one through the recovery process is a long road but certainly one the person needs. Support is a key component in recovery. Here are some ways you can help your loved one through addiction and treatment. Collect Resources ... Read More »

Airman arrested for possible DUI on Okinawa

OKINAWA CITY, Okinawa — A U.S. airman was taken into custody after being pulled over for driving erratically around 4:30 a.m. Monday and then failing a Breathalyzer test, according to a police spokesman in Okinawa City. Staff Sgt. Christopher Aaron Platte, 27, assigned to Kadena Air Base, was driving in the Chatan area near the Jagaru highway intersection when police spotted a car moving in a zigzag manner, the spokesman said. Read More »

Debby Ryan won’t go to jail for DUI

Disney darling Debby Ryan pled no contest in her DUI case and is on probation for the next three years, TMZ reports. Ryan was able to avoid jail time, but she must also complete three months in a DUI program and do community service. The “Jessie” star was arrested back in April for driving under the influence. After her arrest, she tweeted an apology to her young fan base. “Over the last few days I have had the chance to ... Read More »

Blood, Breath and Birchfield v. North Dakota — Why it matters

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court published an important decision affecting our right of privacy.  Birchfield v. North Dakota[1] was presented to the highest court in the land due to the enactment of legislation in several states that penalize DUI  suspects who refuse to submit to a chemical test with not only drivers’ license suspension or revocation, but also criminal penalties. Such laws present the accused with an impossible choice—forgo the constitutional right to be free from warrantless ... Read More »

Nashville assistant DA suspended for DUI arrest

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – An assistant district attorney in Davidson County has been suspended for one month without pay after being arrested on DUI charges on last weekend. Amy Hunter has been suspended after her arrest in Williamson County. “This past weekend General Hunter was charged in Williamson County for driving while intoxicated,” said District Attorney General Glenn Funk in a statement. “She immediately reported this violation to me and has already pled guilty as charged in Williamson County court. Read More »

Update: Bond set for driver charged with DUI after fatal I-77 crash in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL One woman was killed and another charged with DUI after a crash on Interstate 77 in Rock Hill on Thursday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Jeannine Valdes, 35, was charged with felony DUI resulting death, according to jail records. She was placed in the Moss Justice Center, and a judge set her bond at $75,000 Friday afternoon. York County Coroner Sabrina Gast on Friday identified the person killed in the crash as 23-year-old Lacee Sullivan of Monroe, ... Read More »

Tennessee Increases Jail Time for DUI Offenders with Six or More Convictions

Tennessee is again increasing penalties for multiple DUI offenders.[1] The 2016 Tennessee General Assembly amended Tennessee Code Annotated §55-10-402 to penalize more severely those who are convicted with six or more DUI convictions. This change applies to anyone committing an offense on or after July 1, 2016. As the law currently stands, a conviction for a 4th or subsequent DUI offense is a Class E Felony, which has a punishment range of 1-6 years. Accordingly, the law does not change ... Read More »

OHP: I-44 Wrong Way Driver Arrested For DUI After Tulsa Crash

TULSA, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a pickup driver involved in a wrong way head-on crash on Interstate 44 in west Tulsa early Monday. Troopers said the DUI crash happened just before 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes near West 55 Place. The OHP says Ronald McDonald III, 24, of Broken Arrow, was headed east in the westbound lanes when his white Dodge pickup hit a black pickup headed west.  Troopers said a family of three, including a baby ... Read More »

Alabama Governor Signs Law Impacting Alabama DUI Law for CDL Drivers

Yesterday afternoon Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law Alabama Act 2016-152 (Senate Bill 259), which alters the affect a DUI acquittal, dismissal or nolle prose has on commercial driver license holders.  The vast majority if DUI criminal prosecutions in Alabama have a companion, civil driver license suspension case, in which the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency attempts to administratively suspend the accused’s driver license for blowing over the legal limit or refusing to take a breath alcohol test.    People ... Read More »

PREGNANT WOMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DEADLY DUI CRASH

Ooley wasn’t at her arraignment in person, instead, her charges were read to her via video conference. Madera County District Attorney, David Linn, said, “It appeared that she was very confused.” Ooley is between six to eight months pregnant and the gravity of the situation is starting to sink in. She’s accused of killing a man in a DUI crash on Highway 41, Friday night. Linn said her blood alcohol level was 0.32, which is four times the legal limit. ... Read More »