The Truth About Cars » DUI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Denver Police Know How To Catch Stoned Drivers, Feds Want To Learn More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/denver-police-know-catch-stoned-drivers-feds-want-learn/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/denver-police-know-catch-stoned-drivers-feds-want-learn/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1244265 The joke that spotting a high driver is as easy as looking for the car safely going 7 mph on the interstate isn’t entirely accurate, according to Denver police. “You’d be wrong. We’ll see the same levels of intoxication between someone who’s been using alcohol and someone who is on drugs,” Denver police Captain Mark Chuck […]

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The joke that spotting a high driver is as easy as looking for the car safely going 7 mph on the interstate isn’t entirely accurate, according to Denver police. “You’d be wrong. We’ll see the same levels of intoxication between someone who’s been using alcohol and someone who is on drugs,” Denver police Captain Mark Chuck […]

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How Stoned is Too Stoned to Drive? The Feds Want To Know http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/stoned-stoned-feds-want-know/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/stoned-stoned-feds-want-know/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 21:01:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242089 Puff, puff, pass that bill. Federal authorities want to know how stoned is too stoned for drivers, according to a provision in the recently signed Federal Highways Bill. The new law directs U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to study the effects of marijuana on drivers and present those findings to Congress by the end […]

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Puff, puff, pass that bill. Federal authorities want to know how stoned is too stoned for drivers, according to a provision in the recently signed Federal Highways Bill. The new law directs U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to study the effects of marijuana on drivers and present those findings to Congress by the end […]

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Arrested for DUI, Woman’s Probation Becomes Nightmare http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/arrested-dui-womans-probation-becomes-nightmare/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/arrested-dui-womans-probation-becomes-nightmare/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132673 Over the weekend, the New York Times detailed the story of a black woman in Baltimore who, 18 months after being arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol level of .09, has endured more than a year of unusually stiff penalties and harsh treatment. The story highlights the tale of 40-year-old Donyelle Hall who had a clean […]

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Over the weekend, the New York Times detailed the story of a black woman in Baltimore who, 18 months after being arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol level of .09, has endured more than a year of unusually stiff penalties and harsh treatment. The story highlights the tale of 40-year-old Donyelle Hall who had a clean […]

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“I Really Do Think This Is Going To Be The DUI Of The Future” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/really-think-going-dui-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/really-think-going-dui-future/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1129641 I am utterly convinced that our descendants will look on the aggressive prosecution of “distracted driving” the way hipster kids today look at the “Reefer Madness” scare of the Thirties. As police departments across the nation weigh the relative rates at which smartphone owners and career drunk drivers pay their court fines in a timely […]

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I am utterly convinced that our descendants will look on the aggressive prosecution of “distracted driving” the way hipster kids today look at the “Reefer Madness” scare of the Thirties. As police departments across the nation weigh the relative rates at which smartphone owners and career drunk drivers pay their court fines in a timely […]

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Piston Slap: A Used Car on The Road to Recovery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/piston-slap-used-car-road-recovery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/piston-slap-used-car-road-recovery/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092161   Anonymous writes: Hello Sajeev, I was in contact with Mark Stevenson regarding my terrible, and unfortunately pretty common situation. I am post DUI (sadly not my first), but have quit drinking and am well on the road to recovery. I live in a city that does not have transit that will get me to […]

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  Anonymous writes: Hello Sajeev, I was in contact with Mark Stevenson regarding my terrible, and unfortunately pretty common situation. I am post DUI (sadly not my first), but have quit drinking and am well on the road to recovery. I live in a city that does not have transit that will get me to […]

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Florida Woman Allegedly Texted “Driving Drunk Woo” Minutes Before Fatal Crash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/florida-woman-allegedly-texted-driving-drunk-woo-minutes-fatal-crash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/florida-woman-allegedly-texted-driving-drunk-woo-minutes-fatal-crash/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 10:24:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1060322 Nowadays it seems as you’re almost as likely to see or hear a public service announcement about the dangers of texting behind the wheel as you are about drunk driving, but there are still plenty of “drive sober or get pulled over” billboards and PSAs. Around 4:45 AM on August 14, 2013, a 22 year old Florida […]

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Nowadays it seems as you’re almost as likely to see or hear a public service announcement about the dangers of texting behind the wheel as you are about drunk driving, but there are still plenty of “drive sober or get pulled over” billboards and PSAs. Around 4:45 AM on August 14, 2013, a 22 year old Florida […]

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Colorado DOT Celebrates 420 Day With Marijuana Use Campaign http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/colorado-dot-celebrates-420-day-marijuana-use-campaign/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/colorado-dot-celebrates-420-day-marijuana-use-campaign/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1050121 While the Internet celebrated Monday with Snoop Dogg, Cheech and Chong, the Colorado DOT did its part to ensure 420 Day revellers didn’t get high and drive. Per AutoGuide, CDOT kicked off its safe marijuana use campaign over the weekend with a number of sites offering games, activities, and assorted snacks featuring guidance on what’s […]

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While the Internet celebrated Monday with Snoop Dogg, Cheech and Chong, the Colorado DOT did its part to ensure 420 Day revellers didn’t get high and drive. Per AutoGuide, CDOT kicked off its safe marijuana use campaign over the weekend with a number of sites offering games, activities, and assorted snacks featuring guidance on what’s […]

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Affluenza Redux: Rich Guy Gets Slap On The Wrist For Drunken High Speed Chase http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/affluenza-redux-rich-guy-gets-slap-on-the-wrist-for-drunken-high-speed-chase/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/affluenza-redux-rich-guy-gets-slap-on-the-wrist-for-drunken-high-speed-chase/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 16:03:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=826282 Seattle’s TV stations are reporting that a wealthy businessman who led police on a high speed chase through the city of Olympia in his Ferrari F360 has been sentenced to just one year of work release. According to the reports, Shaun Goodman pleaded guilty to felony police evasion and DUI for the December 29 incident […]

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Seattle’s TV stations are reporting that a wealthy businessman who led police on a high speed chase through the city of Olympia in his Ferrari F360 has been sentenced to just one year of work release. According to the reports, Shaun Goodman pleaded guilty to felony police evasion and DUI for the December 29 incident […]

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Making the Call http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/making-the-call/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/making-the-call/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:48:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809538 As we hover around the fifty mile an hour mark in the right lane, the car ahead begins to wander again. First to the right, correcting sharply as they touch the rumble strip. Then to the left, as they overcorrect and wobble back across the center line. Suddenly, there’s a white flash to outside my […]

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As we hover around the fifty mile an hour mark in the right lane, the car ahead begins to wander again. First to the right, correcting sharply as they touch the rumble strip. Then to the left, as they overcorrect and wobble back across the center line. Suddenly, there’s a white flash to outside my […]

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Court Rules HOA Cops Can Use Illegal Means To Detain You For DUI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/court-rules-hoa-cops-can-use-illegal-means-to-detain-you-for-dui/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/court-rules-hoa-cops-can-use-illegal-means-to-detain-you-for-dui/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:30:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=704394   Now that most of you have given your tacit approval for TTAC to continue to post stories about police and motorist interaction, please consider this strange case. It all began at 2:10 AM on April 20, 2012 when an officer observed Frederick Weaver weaving and driving an estimated 25 mph in a 15 mph […]

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  Now that most of you have given your tacit approval for TTAC to continue to post stories about police and motorist interaction, please consider this strange case. It all began at 2:10 AM on April 20, 2012 when an officer observed Frederick Weaver weaving and driving an estimated 25 mph in a 15 mph […]

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Racing Drunk On Private Property Is DUI In Indiana — Maybe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/racing-drunk-on-private-property-is-dui-in-indiana-maybe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/racing-drunk-on-private-property-is-dui-in-indiana-maybe/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:27:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=624449 Here’s something to consider: if you are operating a motor vehicle on private property, and you’ve been drinking, should that be considered DUI? What if you’re on a racetrack that is closed to the general public? Armchair attorneys across the country are currently discussing the above question after the report that a circle-track racer was […]

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Here’s something to consider: if you are operating a motor vehicle on private property, and you’ve been drinking, should that be considered DUI? What if you’re on a racetrack that is closed to the general public? Armchair attorneys across the country are currently discussing the above question after the report that a circle-track racer was […]

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How Low Can You Go: NTSB Proposes Lowering BAC limit to 0.05 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/how-low-can-you-go-ntsb-proposes-lowering-bac-limit-to-0-05/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/how-low-can-you-go-ntsb-proposes-lowering-bac-limit-to-0-05/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 20:59:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488581 No one is in favor of drunk driving. Don’t do it. Now that I’ve completed the ritualistic incantation prior to writing a piece about drunk driving, let’s hit the jump and discuss the latest proposal from the NTSB. Yesterday the NTSB began a campaign using its bully pulpit to encourage state legislatures to adopt a per se blood […]

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No one is in favor of drunk driving. Don’t do it. Now that I’ve completed the ritualistic incantation prior to writing a piece about drunk driving, let’s hit the jump and discuss the latest proposal from the NTSB. Yesterday the NTSB began a campaign using its bully pulpit to encourage state legislatures to adopt a per se blood […]

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Louisiana Court Affirms Citizen Right to Make DUI Arrests http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/louisiana-court-affirms-citizen-right-to-make-dui-arrests/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/louisiana-court-affirms-citizen-right-to-make-dui-arrests/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:17:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419466 Private citizens can arrest other motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), the Louisiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel considered the case of Tracy L. Common who was stopped in Westwego by Gretna Police Detective Brian Rico at 9pm on December 31, 2006. Rico was off-duty and outside his […]

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Private citizens can arrest other motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), the Louisiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel considered the case of Tracy L. Common who was stopped in Westwego by Gretna Police Detective Brian Rico at 9pm on December 31, 2006. Rico was off-duty and outside his […]

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Oregon Appeals Court: Sleep Driving Does Not Excuse DUI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/oregon-appeals-court-sleep-driving-does-not-excuse-dui/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/oregon-appeals-court-sleep-driving-does-not-excuse-dui/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:19:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416891 An Oregon man attempted to escape conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) by claiming he was “sleep driving” and not responsible for his actions. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals shut down the argument as utterly irrelevant. Even if what he said were true, driving while drunk […]

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An Oregon man attempted to escape conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) by claiming he was “sleep driving” and not responsible for his actions. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals shut down the argument as utterly irrelevant. Even if what he said were true, driving while drunk […]

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Nebraska Supreme Court: No DUI in a Private Driveway http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/nebraska-supreme-court-no-dui-in-a-private-driveway/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/nebraska-supreme-court-no-dui-in-a-private-driveway/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:05:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415116 Jeffrey McCave was sentenced in a county court to thirty days in jail, two years of probation and a $1000 fine for listening to music in an undriven car parked on his father’s driveway while drunk. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday used the case to clarify that the charge of driving under the influence […]

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Jeffrey McCave was sentenced in a county court to thirty days in jail, two years of probation and a $1000 fine for listening to music in an undriven car parked on his father’s driveway while drunk. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday used the case to clarify that the charge of driving under the influence […]

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Where To Drive Drunk In Detroit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/where-to-drive-drunk-in-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/where-to-drive-drunk-in-detroit/#comments Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:19:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404112 This handy pocket chart (print out and laminate), brought to you courtesy of the Freep, shows you the good and bad parts of the Detroit Metro when it comes to driving under the influence. We supply it in extra large, because- well, you know. As you can see, in Detroit proper, the consequences of getting […]

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This handy pocket chart (print out and laminate), brought to you courtesy of the Freep, shows you the good and bad parts of the Detroit Metro when it comes to driving under the influence. We supply it in extra large, because- well, you know. As you can see, in Detroit proper, the consequences of getting […]

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South Carolina Supreme Court Busts Town for Ignoring Camera Law http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/south-carolina-supreme-court-busts-town-for-ignoring-camera-law/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/south-carolina-supreme-court-busts-town-for-ignoring-camera-law/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:13:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402391 In 1998, South Carolina lawmakers mandated that police use dashboard mounted cameras to document the arrest of anyone arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The state supreme court on Monday ruled that the town of Mount Pleasant was not in compliance with this statute, which states a suspect “must have his conduct […]

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In 1998, South Carolina lawmakers mandated that police use dashboard mounted cameras to document the arrest of anyone arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The state supreme court on Monday ruled that the town of Mount Pleasant was not in compliance with this statute, which states a suspect “must have his conduct […]

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New York: Ferrari Sues Over Seized Ferrari http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-york-ferrari-sues-over-seized-ferrari/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-york-ferrari-sues-over-seized-ferrari/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:32:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397936 A US district court judge ruled Tuesday that James B. Ferrari had a point when he sued Suffolk County, New York over its seizure of his 2003 Ferrari 360 Spider. Ferrari was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in the city of Bellport on May 26, 2009. That gave county […]

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A US district court judge ruled Tuesday that James B. Ferrari had a point when he sued Suffolk County, New York over its seizure of his 2003 Ferrari 360 Spider. Ferrari was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in the city of Bellport on May 26, 2009. That gave county […]

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Solving Yesterday’s Safety Problems Tomorrow http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/solving-yesterdays-safety-problems-tomorrow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/solving-yesterdays-safety-problems-tomorrow/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:05:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=382441 Though I’m generally too much of a libertarian to be a huge fan of the work of the neo-prohibitionists at Mothers Against Drunk Driving, this in-car breathalyzing technology is definitely the kind of active-safety mandate I can get behind. After all, the social debate over the the effects of and responsibility for drunk driving has […]

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Though I’m generally too much of a libertarian to be a huge fan of the work of the neo-prohibitionists at Mothers Against Drunk Driving, this in-car breathalyzing technology is definitely the kind of active-safety mandate I can get behind. After all, the social debate over the the effects of and responsibility for drunk driving has […]

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Ur-Turn: The Truth About Driving While Stoned http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ur-turn-the-truth-about-driving-while-stoned/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ur-turn-the-truth-about-driving-while-stoned/#comments Sat, 09 Oct 2010 15:49:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368005 If you think Baruth’s series on speeding demonstrated both a lack of adult responsibility and abundant sociopathology, you’re going to love this. Every state in the union has DUID, driving under the influence of drugs, statutes in their traffic codes. In Michigan, though, you may not even have to actually be “under the influence” to […]

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If you think Baruth’s series on speeding demonstrated both a lack of adult responsibility and abundant sociopathology, you’re going to love this. Every state in the union has DUID, driving under the influence of drugs, statutes in their traffic codes. In Michigan, though, you may not even have to actually be “under the influence” to […]

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California: Cop Accused of Faking DUI Reports http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/california-cop-accused-of-faking-dui-reports/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/california-cop-accused-of-faking-dui-reports/#comments Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:11:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366517 Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can cost a motorist thousands of dollars in court fines, insurance costs and attorneys’ fees. At least 79 accused drivers were notified last Friday that the police officer that charged them with drunk driving had likely falsified at least one piece of evidence. Sacramento County […]

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Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can cost a motorist thousands of dollars in court fines, insurance costs and attorneys’ fees. At least 79 accused drivers were notified last Friday that the police officer that charged them with drunk driving had likely falsified at least one piece of evidence. Sacramento County […]

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New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Phone Tip DUI Conviction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/new-mexico-supreme-court-upholds-phone-tip-dui-conviction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/new-mexico-supreme-court-upholds-phone-tip-dui-conviction/#comments Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:10:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359746 The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday expanded the ability of police to jail suspects for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) by allowing arrests to be made solely based on third-party tips. The ruling was handed down two weeks after the same court had relaxed DUI arrest rules so that motorists sleeping off […]

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The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday expanded the ability of police to jail suspects for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) by allowing arrests to be made solely based on third-party tips. The ruling was handed down two weeks after the same court had relaxed DUI arrest rules so that motorists sleeping off […]

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Oregon Appeals Court Throws Out DUI Eye Test http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/oregon-appeals-court-throws-out-dui-eye-test/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/oregon-appeals-court-throws-out-dui-eye-test/#comments Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:21:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359469 The Oregon Court of Appeals earlier this month threw out a commonly performed roadside sobriety test as unscientific. A divided three-judge panel found the accuracy of vertical gaze nystagmus in establishing drunkenness remained unproven in the eyes of the court. Curtis Wendell Bevan had passed through a laser speed trap in Umatilla County at an […]

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The Oregon Court of Appeals earlier this month threw out a commonly performed roadside sobriety test as unscientific. A divided three-judge panel found the accuracy of vertical gaze nystagmus in establishing drunkenness remained unproven in the eyes of the court. Curtis Wendell Bevan had passed through a laser speed trap in Umatilla County at an […]

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Michigan: Man With 0.00 BAC Sues Over DUI Charge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/michigan-man-with-0-00-bac-sues-over-dui-charge/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/michigan-man-with-0-00-bac-sues-over-dui-charge/#comments Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359399 Motorist Paul Miller filed a federal lawsuit against Sanilac County, Michigan sheriff’s department after he was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) despite being completely sober. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit earlier this month ruled that his case should be tried by a jury. On February 19, 2006, […]

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Motorist Paul Miller filed a federal lawsuit against Sanilac County, Michigan sheriff’s department after he was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) despite being completely sober. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit earlier this month ruled that his case should be tried by a jury. On February 19, 2006, […]

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Missouri Cops Harass Video Vigilante A Third Time http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/missouri-cops-harass-video-vigilante-a-third-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/missouri-cops-harass-video-vigilante-a-third-time/#comments Fri, 04 Jun 2010 14:30:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358106 It has been almost three years since a young Saint Louis, Missouri motorist drew national attention by videotaping an out-of-control police officer’s profanity-laced tirade during a traffic stop (view video). St. George Police Sergeant James Kuehnlein was fired because of the bad publicity generated by the incident captured by the taping system that Brett Darrow, […]

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It has been almost three years since a young Saint Louis, Missouri motorist drew national attention by videotaping an out-of-control police officer’s profanity-laced tirade during a traffic stop (view video). St. George Police Sergeant James Kuehnlein was fired because of the bad publicity generated by the incident captured by the taping system that Brett Darrow, […]

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