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. It will then instruct the driver to sit in 
the back seat of the car where it will have sensors that will be capable 
of analyzing the driver's breath while it calls for backup and even 
contacts the courts to arrange bail if it determines that the driver is 
under the influence.

Though the concept may be scary to some, in many ways it should be 
comforting. The odds of an officer falsely accusing you of DUI drop to 
virtually zero. However, this technology, though patented, is still a 
long ways from being on the streets. If you live in Burlington, Essex, 
Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of 
Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call 
Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.