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Loyal Friend Returns to Scene of DUI


A DUI in Williamson, Kentucky made the news when a passenger released from an impaired driving traffic stop returned to the scene so that her friend, the driver, would not go to jail alone. According to Williamson police, Ariyonna Friend, … Continue reading

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Tennessee DUI Fees Ruled Unconstitutional


A landmark decision came from the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals on Tuesday with the opinion that Tennessee’s DUI conviction fee system is unconstitutional. The fee system awards $250 to the Bureau of Investigation for every successful DUI conviction. The … Continue reading

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Alcohol Odor on the Breath


I don’t think I have ever seen a DUI police report where the arresting officer didn’t smell alcohol on the person’s breath. This was even true when the person was found to be under the legal limit. Nor do I think that I will ever see a DUI police report where the arresting officer doesn’t smell alcohol on the DUI suspect’s breath. Continue reading

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The 15 Minute Observation Period Before a Breath Test


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. Continue reading

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Bar Provides Wall-Mounted Breathalyzer to Patrons


Unless you own a personal breathalyzer, determining your blood alcohol content before you leave a bar is nothing more that speculation based on what you drank, how much you drank, and how fast you drank it. Hopping in your car after using such a dubious method is a good way to get caught driving over the legal limit, or worse, cause an accident. Continue reading

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