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New York Woman Claims Her Body Brews Alcohol, Has DUI Charge Dismissed

Imagine being charged with a DUI when it’s been hours since you’ve had a drink, only to later discover that your body brews its own alcohol. That’s what happened to an upstate New York woman when she blew a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. Just before Christmas in Hamburg, New York, a judge dismissed the charges after being presented with evidence the woman suffers from “auto-brewery syndrome.” Read More »

Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon charged with DUI

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on a DUI charge on Saturday night, according to arrest logs provided by the Carter County (Oklahoma) Sheriff’s Office. The booking time was listed at 4:45 a.m. CT. Blackmon was released later on that morning. The No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Oklahoma State, Blackmon is currently under indefinite suspension, and has been suspended three times by the NFL for violating their policy on substances of abuse. Jacksonville ... Read More »

Roger Clemens ex-trainer Brian McNamee arrested for DUI

Brian McNamee, the former trainer for pitcher Roger Clemens who testified before a congressional committee that he injected the Rocket with performance-enhancing drugs, was arrested for DWI Monday morning on Long Island, according to a Long Beach Police arrest report obtained by the Daily News. The 48-year-old McNamee was also charged with driving while impaired by drugs, driving while his ability was impaired by drugs and alcohol, and driving with a suspended license, according to the arrest report. All charges are ... Read More »

President Declares December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holiday season has become notorious for being one of the most dangerous times of the year on public roads and highways. In addition to the increase in traffic and congestion, this time of year also sees a significant spike in alcohol-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. In an effort to raise awareness and put an end to the cycle, lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level – and the President of the United States himself – have banded together ... Read More »

Dash cam video shows DUI suspect fire at Pa. officer at point blank range

MANCHESTER TWP., Pa. (WPVI) — The Northern York County Regional Police Department has released dash cam footage of a suspect firing at an officer at point blank range. Authorities identify the suspect as Trev Bowies Jackson. They say Jackson has a wounded left hand and the hand may still be bandaged. The incident occurred on Sunday, November 22 in the parking lot of the Crossroads Shopping Center in Manchester Township. Police say Officer Lynn Anderson pulled over Jackson for suspected ... Read More »

The Problem with Young Prosecutors

Certainly not true for all, but true for many is the issue of hiring young graduates fresh out of law school to be prosecutors. In the old days, one had to apprentice for a few years before becoming a licensed attorney. Not anymore. All they need is a law degree and to pass the bar exam. Sure, everyone needs to start somewhere, but giving young lawyers the most powerful job society holds is a mistake. A prosecutor has a duty ... Read More »

Two States Considering Lowering the National Drinking Age

In a recent Inquisitr article, Scott Falkner discusses two states that are considering lowering the legal drinking age from 21years of age to 18 years of age. Minnesota and California are considering the change because of the litigation of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) in the United States Supreme Court. Before jumping into the reasons Minnesota and California may lower the legal drinking age, a brief recap of why the legal drinking age was raised from 18 to to ... Read More »