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Alcoholics Anonymous May Actually Work

As USA Today reported in 2020, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), has long been criticized for not having any medical research to back up its efficacy.  However, a new study published by the medical journal Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, reverses a 2006 study by now concluding that AA and similar twelve step facilitation (TSF) programs interventions usually produced higher rates of continuous abstinence than the other established treatments investigated.  This study purposes that, “AA/TSF may be superior to other treatments for ... Read More »

Prep basketball standout, 18, arrested on suspicion of DUI after being hit by 2 cars Sunday

The driver was hospitalized after the 4:16 a.m. crash; Obinna Anyanwu had played in a high school championship basketball game the previous night California Highway Patrol officers arrested a Cathedral Catholic High basketball player on Sunday after he crashed his car into a freeway median, got out of his car and then was hit by two vehicles on state Route 163. Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu, 18, was driving a Nissan Altima south on SR-163 just south of Balboa Avenue around 4:16 ... Read More »

The Perfect Pretext for Illegally Stopping People: Unconfirmed Insurance

A traffic stop based only on unconfirmed insurance lacks the reasonable suspicion required for a search and seizure. The 4th amendment of the Constitution protects citizens from unlawful search and seizure. This protection comes to life in Texas under the Texas Constitution, Article 1, section 9.  This is a wide net.  This means that the “ends do not justify the means.”  The police cannot break the law to enforce the law. For example, they can’t illegally enter into a house ... Read More »

Cannabis Breath Testing for DUI Suspects

Unlike testing for alcohol, breath testing technology does not yet exist for cannabis. However, this type of technology is growing ever closer. The principal problem is that the technology must detect recent cannabis use and additionally prove that the cannabis in one’s system impaired the driving. The problem arises because cannabis may be detected in one’s body long after the effects of the drug have worn off. THC, the active ingredient in cannabis may remain on the breath for two ... Read More »

The Problem with Forensics in American Courtrooms

The problem with forensic science In 2009, a study funded by the United States Department of Justice exposed the massive problems with forensic science being admitted into courtrooms across America. Unfortunately, these problems still exist. In 2015, the FBI released devastating news. The FBI determined that the government has sponsored laboratory witnesses who testified wrongly in 33 death penalty cases. The study was too late for nine cases where the execution had already occurred. For five of the cases, the ... Read More »

Former Jaguars safety arrested for DUI, reportedly swallowed numerous pills after arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Jaguars safety Donovin Darius was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with driving under the influence, according to Duval County jail records. ESPN reported that Donovin swallowed numerous pills prior to his arrest, according to a law enforcement source. Action News Jax requested Donovin’s arrest report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and is working to independently verify ESPN’s report. Read More »

Ex-Richland mayor says DUI evidence should be tossed because his arrest was illegal

Richland’s former mayor wants any statements he made to a trooper after his DUI arrest tossed out before his trial. But there may be some disagreement on just when the arrest was official. Bob Thompson, 64, believes he was under arrest at the point he was forced to step out of his SUV against his will one night last summer, according to his attorney Kevin Holt. Read More »

NY Legislator Writes Anti-DUI Op-Ed, Gets a DUI Days Later

On Christmas Eve, the Republican minority leader of New York’s State Assembly wrote a 415-word editorial, wishing a safe and happy holiday to his constituents, while reminding them to drink responsibly and to find a safe way home instead of driving under the influence. “Drunk driving is not only dangerous to the driver, but to vehicle passengers, bystanders and other drivers. Please consider the ramifications of impaired driving, especially as we prepare to close out 2019 and welcome in a ... Read More »

Man Faces DUI Charges After Crash With Plow Truck: Roundup

CONCORD, NH — A Chichester man was arrested on his second drunken driving charge Saturday after a head-on crash on Route 4 with a New Hampshire Department of Transportation plow truck, according to New Hampshire State Police. Troopers from Troop D were sent to the highway after receiving a report of a two-vehicle accident around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived, investigators learned the crash involved the department of transportation truck and another vehicle. “An investigation revealed that a NHDOT pickup ... Read More »