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California Senator Gets Ironic DUI After Voting Against Uber

A California lawmaker was arrested for DUI earlier this week after voting to restrict ridesharing companies that may reduce drunk driving. According to multiple news stories, the senator voted in ...
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Orange County Law Enforcement Arrest Eight in Outstanding DUI Warrant Task Force Sweep

Last Monday, August 18 th, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department conducted a task force sweep to apprehend local residents with outstanding arrest warrants for driving under the ...
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Labor Day DUI Patrols and Checkpoints in Orange County, CA

Labor Day weekend is one of the most prominent holidays for DUI enforcement in Southern California and across the United States. This weekend, you can expect to see increased DUI patrols and sobriety ...
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Congressional Hearing Focuses on "Operating While Stoned"

State legislators are not the only ones who are placing an increased focus on drugged driving prevention. A recent Congressional hearing, titled "Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Operating While ...
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DUI: Ignorance Is Not a Defense

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were recently charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. At the scene of the traffic stop, the officer reported ...
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Driving High is "DUI" Too

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell didn't know he could get a DUI for driving high, CBS Sports alleged in a recent news story. According to reports, Bell was behind the wheel of a car ...
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Bay Area Driver Facing Nine Criminal Charges After Fatal DUI Accident

A 24-year-old East Bay man is facing nine separate criminal charges after he allegedly caused a fatal accident that killed a mother and her daughter. According to officers from the Concord Police ...
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DUI Convictions Carry Non-Criminal Penalties

In the face of DUI (driving under the influence) charges, your first concern may be facing time in jail and other criminal penalties. While imprisonment and a criminal conviction on your record are ...
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Woman Faces Life Sentence for Third Felony DUI Conviction

A Texas woman is facing life in prison after a state appeals court affirmed the 2012 sentence imposed under the state's habitual offender provisions, for a third felony drunk driving conviction. ...
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Studies Focus on Repeat DUI Offenders

Throughout the past several years, a number of organizations and government agencies have focused heavily on the issue of driving under the influence (DUI). As part of this focus, many safety ...
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Using Yeast to Lower Your Blood Alcohol Level: Another Urban Legend?

If you drink at all, you have probably noticed that you can take certain steps to influence how intoxicated you feel and whether you have a hangover the next day. Drinking water, getting enough to ...
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Is There Such a Thing as Attempted DUI?

With other crimes, like murder, assault and fraud, a person can be arrested, charged and even convicted for an attempt to commit the offense – even if the intended act does not come to fruition. ...
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Is Buzzed Driving Illegal?

When it comes to mixing alcohol and driving, how much is too much? A number of public service announcements recently have been pushing the message that "Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving" but ...
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An Overview of Field Sobriety Testing

Field Sobriety Tests (FST) are used by law enforcement to identify drunk drivers. During a DUI investigation, police may ask you to follow a set of simple instructions, such as standing on one leg or ...
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Orange County Sheriff's Department Conducts DUI Saturation Patrol, Arrest Nine

Saturation patrols have become an increasingly common tactic used by law enforcement agencies looking to crack down on drunk and impaired driving. In Orange County, a number of local agencies often ...
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Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

You may have heard about any of a number of field sobriety tests that may be conducted by a law enforcement officer on a driver he or she has just pulled over for suspected drunk driving. While there ...
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The Financial Impact of a DUI Conviction

In addition to facing jail time and losing your driver's license, you may face lasting financial consequences if you are convicted of DUI (driving under the influence). You may face fines, court ...
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Is "Slurred Speech" Real DUI Evidence?

Like any criminal conviction, DUIs need evidence. When an officer pulls you over, he /she must have valid evidence that you committed a crime, even if that crime was rolling through a stop sign or ...
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Feds Try to Determine When Drivers are Too High to Drive

With recreational marijuana now legal in Washington and Colorado, law enforcement agencies and lawmakers across the country are looking closely at how police in these states are enforcing marijuana ...
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Sucking on a Penny and Other Breathalyzer "Cheats" Exposed

You may have heard claims that chewing gum, sucking on a penny, eating a breath mint or chugging water can help you effectively "cheat" a Breathalyzer test. Unfortunately for anyone who was ...
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4 California Cities Make List of Top 10 U.S. Cities with Most DUI-Related Fatalities

According to a recent analysis of alcohol-related traffic accidents in the United States, 4 California cities made the list of the top 10 cities with the highest number of drunk driving fatalities per ...
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Convicted of DUI? Here's What You Need To Know About DUI School.

Anyone convicted of driving under the influence in the state of California must attend mandatory alcohol rehabilitation classes, often referred to as "DUI school." The length of time DUI ...
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National Traffic Safety Board Continues Push for Lower DUI Limit

The past several decades have seen a significant shift in how law enforcement agencies and the general public view driving under the influence (DUI). Today, numerous organizations, lawmakers, and ...
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Critical Differences Between Drugged Driving & Drunk Driving

DUI laws in California prohibit drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or the combination of both substances. This includes prescription medications, such as Xanax and Valium. By ...
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Can Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Increase One's Risk of DUI?

An increasingly popular trend, particularly among young adults, is to mix alcohol with energy drinks. The combination of alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants like ginseng or taurine can create a ...
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