Monthly Archives: July 2012

Two DUIs in Two Hours


How is two DUIs in two hours possible if, after the first arrest, you remain in custody until you sober up? Apparently the Maryland State Police do not ensure the sobriety of arrested drunk drivers before they release them. Continue reading

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If You’re Going to Drink, Keep Your BAC Low


I understand that sometimes the lure of a frosty tall boy can conquer even the strongest of designated driver willpowers. Sometimes, you don’t anticipate becoming a designated driver after you’ve had a few. You’ve now got a bone to pick with your buddy who said he would be the designated driver but just accepted a challenge to a chugging contest. If you’re going to drink, regardless of scenario, keep your blood alcohol content low. Continue reading

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Suck a Penny


Have you heard this one? Suck on a penny when you’re pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence and when law enforcement administers the breathalyzer, and the reading for your blood alcohol content will be ridiculously high. The reading will be so high, in fact, that the suspect can later claim that the breathalyzer machine was flawed. Continue reading

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Have a Heads Up on DUI Checkpoints


The 4th of July passed not too long ago. I’m sure there are some of you out there who might have been inconvenienced with having to stop at a sobriety checkpoint. But wouldn’t it have been nice to know in advance where these dragnets were scooping up drunk drivers? Continue reading

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DUI Task Forces and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy


A couple of months ago I was observing a colleague’s DUI trial. The basic facts are as follows: Continue reading

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