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29May 2019

Should DUI Stops Be Recorded?

The state of South Carolina has one of the highest rates of mortality from drunk drivers. The state also has a law which is becoming more common throughout the country. The law is that all DUI stops must be video taped. The prosecutors in the state are crying foul saying that this allows for a "loophole." The problem for them is that if anything goes wrong with the video...

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29May 2019

Let Your Teen Know Prom Night Is DUI-Dangerous

Now that it is prom season, every parent should know that over the past several years about 300 teens have died in alcohol-related accidents on the road over prom weekend. In 2014 the AAA published a survey which revealed that 31 to 41 percent of prom-goers admitted they would most likely be drinking or consuming recreational drugs during their prom night. Coupled with that, an astonishing 85 percent of those...

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29May 2019

A Doubled DUI Arrest Rate In Washington State Shows Prevalence Of Problem

So far this year, a municipality in Washington state, Bellingham, has doubled its DUI arrest rate. There has been an average of one DUI arrest per day up 'til now in 2019. Of course, the question to ask is, why? The reason is startling. The Bellingham police believe that operating under the influence is one of the biggest threats to public safety, and so they put a $20,000 grant...

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29May 2019

There Is A State Yet To Criminalize DUI

Believe it or not, the state of Wisconsin currently has DUI (or OWI, as they call it) as a civil violation! The only punishment for a first offender is a fine of between 150 and 300 dollars. This seems rather ridiculous given the serious consequences that operating under the influence can have. Not surprisingly, Wisconsin ranks 4th in the number of DUIs it prosecutes. Clearly, there is not much...

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29Apr 2019

In Florida, An Interesting Case About Medical Records And DUI

A Florida man crashed into the car and fled the scene of the accident. Clearly, this is trouble enough, and he was later apprehended and charged with multiple counts. Remember, you must never leave the scene of an accident, especially one that you caused. When you stay at the scene of an accident you caused, say nothing to the police other than your name and give them your license...

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