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If a police officer says it then it has to be true…right?

Jason Servo, an Oregon police officer who was arrested and subsequently fired for driving under the influence, has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the city of Gresham claiming that his firing violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The lawsuit alleges that Officer Servo was suffering from alcoholism at the time of the incident and should not have been fired as alcoholism is a recognized disability under the act. In January 2011, after enjoying dinner and drinks ... Read More »

“Mixing Alcohol with Diet Soda May Make You Drunker”

This is the title of a new NPR report about a recent study done on the effects of mixing alcohol with diet soda rather than sugared soda. Author Allison Aubrey posted the following information on the NPR “insider’s blog:” “Alcohol, consumed with a diet mixer, results in higher (BrAC) Breath Alcohol Concentrations as compared to the same amount of alcohol consumed with a sugar-sweetened mixer,” says Cecile Marczinski, a cognitive psychologist who authored the new study. Why? Turns out that sugar ... Read More »

Proposed Mississippi DUI Law Change Would Allow Online MASEP Classes

Mississippi law requires that drivers convicted of DUI First Offense “attend and complete an alcohol safety education program.”  Mississippi Code Annotated section 63-11-30 not only includes MASEP as a sentencing requirement, but it also establishes MASEP completion as a prerequisite for obtaining driver’s license reinstatement or a hardship license pursuant to the 90-day administrative suspension provision.  Clearly, then, MASEP is unavoidable for first offenders convicted under Mississippi’s DUI statute. Authority for the MASEP program is found in Mississippi Code Annotated section 63-11-32.  In addition to providing ... Read More »