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ARE YOU REQUIRED TO ROLL DOWN YOUR WINDOW AT A DUI ROADBLOCK / CHECKPOINT?

There has been quite a bit of buzz lately about a video illustrating a Florida attorney’s creative advice on handling DUI roadblocks / checkpoints. The video suggests you hang your ID and other documentation outside of your rolled up car window in a zip-lock bag along with a note stating “I remain silent. No searches. I want my lawyer….”  In the video, this approach works like a charm, but that does not mean it is good advice for drivers to ... Read More »

Florida Man Goes Through DUI Checkpoint Without Saying A Word

In order to avoid an incorrect assertion of a person’s speech being slurred or the smell of alcohol or drugs wafting from the car at a DUI checkpoint, a man in Florida tested out a novel approach. Jeff Gray put his license, registration, and insurance information in a plastic bag out his window with a message from Fair DUI: “I remain silent No searches I want my lawyer” Apart from a few strange glances, Jeff made it through the checkpoint ... Read More »

The Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Program and Drunk Driving

52.6 million American adults are binge[1] drinkers—more than Tanzania’s entire population, an East African country, of 49,639,138.[2] These binge drinkers are not simply unemployed town drunks—42.1 million work either full or part time.[3] However, alcohol is not the only abused substance affecting Americans; illicit drug use has contributed to approximately 23.9 unprescribed drug users in the United States—9.4 million are employed adults.[4] Substance abuse also contributes to approximately 30 million Americans who are driving under the influence of alcohol each ... Read More »

Cops’ newest asset: DUI center on wheels

CHEYENNE – Local law enforcement agencies have a hulking new asset in their crusade against drinking and driving. Cheyenne Police Department officials, along with their counterparts from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol, unveiled the city’s new DUI Task Force command vehicle on Friday. The 40-foot long, 12-foot tall behemoth looks like a giant recreation vehicle and houses everything police need to test and process suspected drunken drivers. It includes a temporary holding cell and blood alcohol ... Read More »

Avoiding a DUI – Guaranteed

  Holidays are a time for family, fellowship, and festivities.  However, take precautionary measures if your holiday celebrations include alcohol. Many sober and safe ride services are available during holidays to limit the amount of intoxicated drivers and maintain safe roads.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has compiled a list of designated driver services across the country, some of which conveniently return you, and your vehicle, back home. [1]  Other services and programs offer designated drivers, scheduled pick-ups, ... Read More »

Oklahoma DUI/APC Primer

If you are charged in Oklahoma with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI, DUI-D) or charged with Actual Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (APC), there are several basic things to know. If arrested for an Oklahoma DUI or an Oklahoma APC, you can be charged with a Municipal DUI or a District Court State charge of DUI.  The choice is generally the officer if he/she is a municipal officer.  If your DUI arrest is actuated ... Read More »