March 2012

I’ve written in the past about how cops have a disturbing tendency to destroy or "lose" critical evidence in drunk driving cases.  See, for example, Why Do Police Destroy DUI Evidence?, Why Do Police Erase DUI Videotapes? and Why Do police Always Destroy Breathalyzer Evidence?.  Destroying or losing evidence is, of course, a convenient way to make […]

Penalties for DUI are very stiff. On a first conviction you might:Be sentenced to up to six months in jail. Fined anywhere between $390 and $1,000. Pay a “penalty assessment” equal to approximately three times the amount of your fine. Lose your driver’s license for six months. Be required to complete a DUI program. Depending […]

A 77-year-old Chatham woman is accused of being drunk Saturday when the van she was driving in Florida veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a motorcycle driven by a North Carolina man who later died, authorities said.

Proving DUI Marijuana

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 I've discussed in the past how difficult it is (1) to recognize and identify whether a person's driving ability is impaired by marijuana, and (2) to prove with observable and chemical evidence the existence of that impairment.  See, for example, DUI Marijuana: Does Marijuana Impair Driving? and Driving + Trace of Marijuana = DUI. The following news […]

A Newport Beach police officer dedicated to keeping innocent people safe on the streets was recently honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for taking the keys away from more than 300 drunk drivers.