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KENTUCKY’S NEW IGNITION INTERLOCK BILL

Citizens charged with DUI face a number of driver’s license suspensions. They include, in some instances, pre-trial driver’s license suspensions. If there is a DUI conviction there are driver’s license suspensions. The length of these suspensions is related to the number of prior DUI convictions. Pre-trial suspensions, are generally hard suspensions with no driving privileges. Kentucky has hardship driving privileges for people convicted of DUI for certain limited reasons including work, school or treatment. However, there are hard suspensions with ... Read More »

Driving Under the Influence of Whipped Creme?

A woman in Williamson County, Tennessee (near Nashville) was recently arrested for her sixth DUI offense for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  This time it was an inhalant–likely nitrous oxide.  The original news report may be read by clicking here. Those interested in obtaining a euphoric effect inhale this chemical, commonly known as laughing gas. It is a colorless, non–flammable gas commonly used in surgery and dentistry as an anesthetic. This chemical is also often used as an ... Read More »

Sam Shepard arrested for suspected DWI

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant’s security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home, Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said Tuesday. Read More »

NYS Parks manager arrested at park for DWI, resisting arrest

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — An employee of the state is answering charges of drunk driving and more following an early Tuesday morning arrest. Police say they were conducting a routine check of Beaver Island State Park when they saw a vehicle driving around after hours at 1 a.m. Police stopped the vehicle, and say the driver identified himself as Andrew Hillman, 40, the parks manager of the park. Read More »