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D.C. Mayor Approves Changes to DUI Laws, Requires Ignition Interlock for First Offenders

Washington, D.C.- Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray  signed two new impaired driving laws Wednesday aimed at reducing drunk driving in the metro area adding to tougher penalties passed last summer. One of the bills could require first offenders…

Supreme Court Tests Legality of Warrantless Blood Tests for Suspected DUI Offenders

Washington, D.C. - The case of a Missouri man has made it to the Supreme Court where justices will question the legality of allowing police to conduct blood tests on suspected drunk drivers without a warrant. According to ABC News, the case…

Lawsuit Alleges Utah Trooper Falsified Numerous DUI arrests, What Can a Driver Do?

Salt Lake County, UT- A class-action lawsuit filed against Utah State Trooper Lisa Steed and her superiors alleges that she falsely charged dozens of motorists with driving under the influence. Corporal Lisa Steed was headed for a promising…

Arizona Police Make Over 4,000 DUI Arrests Over the Holidays; How Much Does a DUI Cost?

Phoenix, AZ- Drunken drivers kept Arizona law enforcement officers busy over the 2012 holiday season as they netted more than  4,000 arrests for suspicion of DUI between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.  And many of those arrested had a…

Newsman Sam Donaldson Arraigned on DUI Charges Today; Increased Holiday Patrols Begin This Weekend

Lewes, Delaware- Veteran news reporter Sam Donaldson was scheduled to appear in court today (Dec. 21) to enter his plea for a drunk driving charge he received earlier this month. Donaldson who was news correspondent for ABC for many years…

Two Off-Duty Seattle Police Officers Arrested For DUI and Hit-and-Run, Will They Get Preferential Treatment?

Seattle, WA- Two Seattle Police officers are on leave after they were arrested for suspicion of hit-and-run and DUI Monday night in the Sodo area. A spokesman for the Seattle Police Department that a witness called police after observing…

Actress Sally Struthers Pleads Not Guilty to DUI, What are the Possible Defense Strategies for Beating a Conviction?

York, ME- Actress Sally Struthers has pleaded not guilty to charges that she was driving drunk while in Maine where she was performing in a play. Struthers, who is most well-known for her role in 70s sitcom “All in the Family” was stopped…

Ignition Interlock Devices for First-time DUI Offenders? NTSB Thinks It Should be a Requirement

Washington, D.C. - Should those convicted of their first DUI offense be required to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles? Federal regulators for the National Traffic Safety Board think it’s the best way to cut down of alcohol-related…

Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent Facing DUI Manslaughter after Teammate Dies; Does the NFL have a DUI problem?

Irving, TX- Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent’s career and freedom are the line following DUI accident over the weekend that killed his teammate Jerry Brown. Brent is the 18th player this year to be arrested for suspicion of drunk driving; do NFL…

Florida Man Charged for Fatal DUI and Fleeing the Scene, How Many People are Killed by Drunk Drivers on an Annual Basis

Sarasota, FL- A Sarasota man was killed early Friday morning after a drunk driver t-boned his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. While this was a tragedy, fatal DUIs are not unusual; just how many people are killed by drunk drivers annually? The…

High Tourist Charged With Intoxicated Driving in Colorado after Passing Out in Front Police Station, What is the Standard for Marijuana DUI?

Boulder, CO- A Florida man, who traveled to Colorado to purchase medical marijuana, was cited for DUI on November 28th after he passed out on front of a police station. While the man was apparently intoxicated in this incident, Colorado lawmakers…

Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal DUI, What are the Consequences for Intoxicated Driving in the State?

Louisville, KY- A Louisville man was charged with murder early in November after he caused a four-car traffic accident that resulted on one fatality, WDRB reported. The incident took place on November 4th just before 7:30 p.m. on Dixie Highway.…

Georgia Police Officers Shoot and Kill Repeat DUI Offender in Mall Parking Lot

Dunwoody, GA- Police said they had no other choice when they shot a Marietta man in the Perimeter Mall Parking lot Wednesday, because his erratic driving was putting numerous lives in danger. Bradley Almy, 34, was rushed to Grady Memorial…

Tennessee Man Hides in Hospital Ceiling to Avoid DUI Arrest

Nashville, TN- An intoxicated man, who was awaiting a blood alcohol test, thought he could evade police by hiding in the ceiling of Nashville General Hospital. Charles Lawrence was traveling 100 mph on I-40 west near Stewarts Ferry Road Tuesday…

Traveling For Thanksgiving? Be Warned; Repeat DUI Violations Jump During the Holidays

New York, NY- If you are like thousands of people you will take to the roads and travel hundreds of miles your family and other loved ones. But did you know that the worst DUI offenders are also on the roads. A new report by the Alcohol Monitoring…

California Teen Injures Six in DUI- Related Accident, What is he Charged With?

Novato, CA- A 17 year-old Novato boy is facing DUI charges after losing control of his SUV and injuring five of his passengers. Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, an unidentified young man and five of his teenage friends where driving…