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16Oct 2018

In Arizona, Driver Was "Coerced" Into Taking Breathalyzer

In many states, you can be forced to have a chemical test to determine blood alcohol or other blood substance levels. However, if one of these tests is to be forced it can only be done so by a warrant signed by a judge. A few years ago a man in Arizona was pulled over under suspicion of impaired driving. The officer told him that he was "required"...

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16Oct 2018

Simply Drinking Does Not Mean You Can Be Charged With DUI

An interesting case occurred recently in Florida. A man was stopped for an equipment violation on his car, most likely a burned out head or tail light. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and so forth. The officer asked if the man had been drinking and he said he had had one drink. After administering field sobriety tests, the man was arrested and charged with DUI.The...

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16Oct 2018

New Jersey Considering Ignition Lock For All DUI Convictions

The state of New Jersey is considering an update to their DUI law, which would require anyone convicted of a DUI to have an ignition lock installed on their vehicle. Currently, only those convicted with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher have to use the device. An ignition lock is a device that the driver must blow into before they can start the car. If there is...

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16Oct 2018

Electric Scooter DUI? Indeed!

One more mode of transportation has been involved in a DUI conviction. The casual, fun electric scooter is now a device that can be operated under the influence. Of course, everyone should know that you should not, under any circumstances, operate any mode of transportation under the influence of any substance.In Long Beach, California a man had rented a mobile scooter to go along the boardwalks and beachfront. While...

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09Oct 2018

Could A Robot Arrest You For DUI One Day?

If you are a child of the 80s you will certainly remember Robocop, the AI robotic police officer. Like so many SciFi concepts from the 80s, this one also may become a reality. In fact, in a certain way, it will become a reality! Motorola has just patented a "mobile law enforcement communication system and method."This self-driving car will identify vehicles exhibiting impaired driving behavior and pull them over....

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