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16May 2018

Report Calls Effectiveness of Alcotest 9510 Breathalyzer Into Question

A case in Washington state gave defense attorneys access to the source code of the Alcotest 9510 breathalyzer - the industry standard. The device is made by the German company Draeger and evaluates the BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of breath based on two sensors. One is an infrared beam that measures how much light goes through a breath sample and the other is a fuel...

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16May 2018

Professional Licenses and DUI

f you are a licensed professional, such as a doctor, dentist or engineer, being convicted of a DUI can bring with it disastrous career consequences. Such was the case for a Texas neurosurgeon.Dr. Patrick Rhoten was driving his Tesla "to work" when he crashed it into a grove of trees. When police arrived on the scene they suspected intoxication. Dr. Rhoten failed his field sobriety...

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16May 2018

What Happens During "License and Registration?"

Everyone is familiar with this part of a traffic stop. Whether your tail light is out, you were speeding or operating a vehicle when you shouldn't be this familiar phrase is actually part of the investigation against you.Officers are trained to look for certain behaviors when you are asked for your license and registration. Among the actions they notice are the following:Are you fumbling with...

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16May 2018

In New Jersey A Drunk Passenger's Seat Individual Can Be Charged With DUI

As crazy as it may sound, in New Jersey, if you are in a passenger seat and are intoxicated when an intoxicated driver is arrested, you may be too - for the same crime!How is this possible? New Jersey law allows for it.The main reason this law is used by prosecutors is in cases when the intoxicated owner of a vehicle is present and knowingly...

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16May 2018

What Have People Learned Who Have Had DUI's?

A woman who is a professional blogger was arrested on a DUI charge after having three glasses of wine - and waiting two and half hours to get behind the wheel. Not believing she could be such a lightweight, she was very surprised when she made a driving mistake, was pulled over by an officer and found to have a BAC of .12, well over...

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