In December of 2012, David Barajas of Alvin, Texas and his two sons, twelve-year-old David Jr. and eleven-year-old Caleb, were pushing Barajas’s Ford F-250 on the side of the road because it had run out of gas when drunk driver, twenty-year-old Jose Banda, lost control of his vehicle and plowed into Barajas and his sons. Both of Barajas’s sons were killed as a result of the collision.
California Senator, Ben Hueso (D – San Diego), could have benefited from one of the ridesharing companies he had recently voted to restrict last week when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
I know I write a lot about smartphone apps dealing with blood alcohol levels, checkpoints, DUIs, etc. However, I’d be remiss not to inform people of new ways to prevent a DUI when I’m made aware of them.
Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations sets forth the procedures law enforcement must follow to ensure the accuracy of chemical tests during a California DUI investigation. One of the procedures that officers must follow is the “15 minute continuous observation period” before conducting a breath test on a DUI suspect.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: More often than not, cops decide to arrest on suspicion of DUI even before they have the probable cause to believe that the person is driving drunk. And that’s exactly what happened to Wisconsin resident, Tanya Weyker.