Monthly Archives: February 2013

Failing Field Sobriety Tests…Without Being Intoxicated


Do sober individuals fail field sobriety tests? Simply put, yes. In fact, field sobriety tests, or “FSTs,” are notoriously known to be untrustworthy. Yet, law enforcement agencies continue to use field sobriety tests to gauge a person’s coordination, balance, and simple motor skills when they are suspected of driving under the influence. Continue reading

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Passenger Gets Valentine’s Day DUI


Valentine’s Day was not a good day for 23-year old Jordyn Beebe. Not only was it Valentine’s Day, but it was also her birthday. On a day that should otherwise be joyous, her attorney appeared in a San Francisco courthouse to enter a plea of not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without a license, and failure to provide proof of insurance. Continue reading

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Driving Drunk Inside of Walmart


You read that correctly. A Florida man was arrested earlier this month for driving an electric shopping cart drunk through the aisles of the popular retailer. Go ahead and add Timothy Carr to “The People of Walmart.” Continue reading

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Don’t Drive Away from Court on a Suspended License


Several law enforcement agencies in northern California have been conducting what they call a “court sting operation”. They aren’t, however, looking for the type of criminal normally the target of sting operations. So who were they targeting? They were trying to catch people, who had their licenses had been suspended or revoked, drive away from court. Continue reading

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DUI Sentence: Read the Bible – Unconstitutional?


Last weekend I was sharing with a friend some of the more unusual DUI stories I’ve read about, many of which I’ve written about on this blog. One of the stories, which I haven’t yet written about, involved a woman being sentenced to read the book of Job from the Bible’s Old Testament and provide a written summary of it. My acquaintance asked if the judge was allowed to do that. While the story is about half a year old, it might be worth it to discuss the constitutionality of such a punishment for a DUI. Continue reading

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