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Kansas Considers DUI Legislation Overhaul


This week, Kansas senators began overhauling existing drunk driving legislation. The goals: write new laws that are more stringent on offenders and replace a defunct law after a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of state-compelled blood tests. … Continue reading

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Long Beach Police Use Faulty Breath-Test in Two Cases


 Long Beach police officers have been using a faulty breath test device for more than a month. A technician found the device to be unreliable early in May when it showed an alert for a bad fuel cell. After clearing … Continue reading

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Refusing a Breathalyzer Test Is Now Legal in Georgia


 On Monday morning, a new ruling from Georgia Supreme Court made a major change in the state’s DUI law: police officers can no longer compel drivers to take a breathalyzer test. Previously, according to Georgia case law, officers could compel … Continue reading

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Breathalyze Pilots Before Takeoff


We’ve heard stories about pilots taking off while under the influence. I’ve written about such incidences. Denzel Washington even played one in the movie “Flight.” Now New York legislators want to breathalyze pilots before taking off. “It’s a prevention measure … Continue reading

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Marijuana Breathalyzers Tested in California


You’ve been hearing me say it for quite a while: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming soon. And it seems as though they’ve arrived. Police officers in California teamed up with Mike Lynn, CEO of Hound Labs, which developed a marijuana breathalyzer … Continue reading

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