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.
It’s a common misconception that if you consume certain alcohol drinks, you can keep your BAC lower than if you consume other alcoholic drinks. For example, I’ve heard several of my friends say, “I’m going to stick to beer because I’ve got to drive home tonight.” Unfortunately, I had to advise my friend that whether they drink mixed drinks, wine, or even beer, it’s almost all about the same.