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Utah law enforcement agencies to increase DUI patrols on Super Bowl Sunday

Source: FOX 13 – Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY — 25 Utah law enforcement agencies will add overtime shifts to crack down on impaired driving on Super Bowl Sunday. “Whether or not the game goes into overtime, Utah’s law enforcement officers will be working DUI overtime shifts to deter, detect and stop impaired drivers. Whatever your plans for watching the Super Bowl are if they include drinking, make sure they don’t include driving,” a news release from the Utah Department of ... Read More »

Texas DWI Blood Test Issues

Though many don’t realize it, most Texas DWI cases involve blood tests rather than breath tests. This is in large part because of the fact that the law allows police to draw your blood by getting a warrant if you refuse to give breath or blood. Regardless of whether police drew blood as a result of consent or a warrant, there are many issues surrounding the reliability of the result of a blood test. This is in addition to the ... Read More »

Both drivers arrested on DUI charges in crash that kills 90-year-old woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 90-year-old female passenger died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, and police arrested both drivers on DUI charges. The collision occurred just after 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of Karen Avenue and S. Lamb Boulevard in the east valley. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers report that the woman was a passenger in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra traveling eastbound on Karen at Lamb. Officers said the Hyundai failed to yield right of way and collided with ... Read More »

Boca Raton Physician Jailed On DUI Charge

BY: ANDREW COLTON | EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Copyright ©2021 MetroDesk Media LLC BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Physician Michael Baskin, MD, was jailed early Friday morning on a DUI charge. According to a police report reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com, Dr. Baskin sped by an officer sitting in his car in the 800 block of South Federal Highway just after midnight. Baskin, according to the police report, flew by the officer at 60 miles per hour in a 35 mph ... Read More »

Vehicles Most Likely to be Driven by Drunk Drivers

Most people are aware that the type of vehicle they drive, together with a number of other factors, including even the color of their vehicle, affect the cost of their automobile insurance. That is because insurance companies have studied which vehicles are more likely to be involved in an accident and adjust the rates accordingly. For instance, statistics have shown that red cars receive more speeding tickets than cars of a different color, and therefore the insurance rates for red ... Read More »

More U.S. Teens Driving While High

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News, U.S. News and World Report, Copyright © 2021 HealthDay) — America’s roads are notoriously unsafe on New Year’s Eve, and a new study shows that marijuana legalization could be making the situation even worse. Almost half of teenagers who regularly use pot admit they’ve gotten behind the wheel while stoned, a new study in JAMA Network Open reveals.  Read More. A DUI offense is not limited to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the ... Read More »

Father of victim in DUI crash killing 3 wants international fugitive caught

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Ten months after a crash that killed three of five friends from Weston, justice is on hold for the victims’ families because the 22-year-old man who was behind the wheel has fled the country. Miami Dade prosecutors now consider Luis Grateron a fugitive, and they have an arrest warrant prepared to charge him with three counts each of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter for the deaths of Shelley Rapp, 20, Daniela Hernandez, 21, and Diego Ortiz, 21. Read More »

Woman arrested on DUI manslaughter charge after Pinellas Park crash

PINELLAS PARK — A 27-year-old Tampa woman already on probation for driving under the influence faces a DUI manslaughter charge after crashing into another car early Tuesday, killing the driver and seriously injuring a passenger, police said. Kaylyn Louise Coston was driving west on Park Boulevard at a high rate of speed about 12:45 a.m. when another driver stopped at a stop sign on 64th Way tried to cross Park, pulling out in front of Coston’s 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, according ... Read More »

New Online License Reinstatement in Tennessee

There is good news for those attempting to have their Tennessee drivers license reinstated. Many Tennessee driver’s license holders attempting to reinstate their driver’s license after a suspension or revocation,  find the reinstatement not only expensive, but also time consuming and inconvenient.  The Tennessee Department of Safety has now come to the rescue. On December 2, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) announced new online services available for those with suspended or revoked driver licenses.  Although not available for all drivers, ... Read More »

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline gets no jail time after DUI guilty plea

Another Biden walks free. Joe Biden’s niece Caroline Biden pleaded guilty to DUI on Dec. 3 — and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records said. But the small print shows Biden, 33, won’t see a day behind bars after she negotiated a plea deal with the Montgomery County district attorney. Instead of jail, she got five-plus months of probation, with 20 days of rehab in January counted toward her sentence. The walk-free plea continues ... Read More »