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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ADMISSION OF BREATH TESTING

What are the requirements for the admission of the intoxilizer breath tests in DUI cases? This question has been litigated for years. To some extent, the standards have been modified and changed. The intoxilizer is obviously subject to a Daubert attack.  Johnson v. Commonwealth has held that breath testing may not be flawless; however, it has been determined for years to have sufficient reliability to be admissible in evidence and to sustain a conviction. 12 SW 3d 258, 262 (Ky. ... Read More »

Alabama defensive coordinator’s DUI arrest leaves him ‘deeply sorry’

Source: foxnews.com Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding has been arrested and charged with a DUI. Golding was listed as an inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Thursday morning after he was jailed on $500 bond. No further details were immediately available. “I am deeply sorry for the actions that led to my arrest last night,” Golding said in a statement. “I sincerely apologize to my family, everyone in our organization, including our players, Coach (Nick) Saban, the staff, the University ... Read More »

‘Mob Wives’ star Renee Graziano arrested for DUI after crashing car

Source: pagesix.com “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired — after she crashed her car into a parked SUV in Staten Island Tuesday night. A spokesperson from the NYPD confirmed to Page Six that Graziano, 52, was driving a 2020 Nissan Murano when she allegedly lost control and collided with an unoccupied 2020 Jeep Wrangler at the intersection of Arden Avenue and Arthur Kill Road around 10:35 p.m. Sources told Page ... Read More »

DUI Convictions Prohibit Handgun Carry Permits in Tennessee

A client of mine have recently inquired about the effect a DUI conviction would have on their ability to obtain a handgun carry permit.  I explained that even though a 2021 Tennessee law (T.C.A. §39-17-1307(g)) essentially eliminated the general requirement for certain individuals to obtain a handgun carry permit, certain locations within the State may still require a handgun carry permit.  See, e.g., T.C.A. § 39-17-1311.  In addition to suspending or revoking a handgun carry permit for a variety of ... Read More »

Suspected DUI arrests increase 17% for Thanksgiving holiday, CHP says

Source: kcra.com Suspected DUI arrests for this year’s Thanksgiving weekend increased by 17% as compared to last year’s, according to the California Highway Patrol. During the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period, CHP said 1,019 arrests were made for impaired driving. The period ran from 6 p.m. on Wednesday and ran through midnight Sunday. Fifty-seven people were also killed on the roadway during this period, reflecting a 14% increase from the previous year.   Read More »

Will The 2021 Infrastructure Legislation Make Drunk Driving A Thing of the Past?

There has been a lot of discussion both before and after the passage of President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill, but there has been little emphasis on the effect it will have on DUI/DWI/OWI cases.  In particular, the “Advanced Impaired Driving Technology” portion of the new law (Section 24220) directs automakers to install new technology designed to stop drivers from being able to start or continue to operate the vehicle if it detects they are impaired by alcohol. According to the legislation, ... Read More »

Boca Raton police officer fired after DUI crash and Internal Affairs probe

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Boca Raton police released an internal affairs investigation that led to the firing of one of their officers. Delray Beach police initially charged off-duty officer Bartolo Renteria with driving under the influence with property damage or injury following a crash on South Military Trail on Sept. 8, 2020. In May, Renteria, 30, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of reckless driving causing property damage. Read the rest of the story HERE. Local attorney Ron Herman did ... Read More »

‘A stupid decision’: Wells family releases statement after father of Summer Wells arrested on DUI charge

Source: wjhl.com HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- The father of missing Hawkins County 5-year-old Summer Wells was arrested on Saturday night, according to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sergeant Betty Crawford with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, Wells is facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence, having an open container, violation of financial responsibility and others. Wells’ “financial responsibility” charge may have stemmed from driving uninsured, as Tennessee law requires drivers to provide evidence they can pay for repairs or damages after ... Read More »

Irvine man charged with murder in DUI crash that happened after he left hospital following fentanyl overdose

by: KTLA Digital Staff An Irvine man was charged with murder for a fatal DUI crash that took place just hours after he was released from a hospital following a fentanyl overdose, officials said Thursday. Luis Marcial Diaz, 21, faces one felony count of murder for the death of 61-year-old Kyu Chen, of Irvine, who was on her way to work just after 4 a.m. Sept. 27 when Diaz crashed into her vehicle, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said. That ... Read More »

Lexington Police: 16-year-old arrested for DUI after hitting school bus, another vehicle

Source: WIS News 10 Staff COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – A 16-year-old was arrested after hitting a Lexington One School District school bus and another vehicle, according to the Lexington Police Department. No children were on the school bus at the time of the accident and no injuries were reported. The 16-year-old, who has not been identified due to his age, is charged with driving under the influence, open container, and minor in possession of liquor. Officers say he was the ... Read More »