Officers step up DUI efforts before St. Patrick’s Day

Officers step up DUI efforts before St. Patrick’s Day

By Debora  Villalon

KTVU.com

SAN FRANCISCO —

Saint Patrick’s Day is Monday March 17, but police agencies on the Peninsula are getting a jump-start on the party with early DUI enforcement.

“People need to be aware these collisions kill people, ” Sgt. Jay Kiely of the Burlingame Police Dept. told KTVU. Kiely coordinated saturation patrols Monday night, putting officers from Burlingame, San Mateo, and Hillsborough on the streets in area

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Ads launched warning people who drive high will get a DUI

Ads launched warning people who drive high will get a DUI

DENVER — The state of Colorado is using humor to drive home the point that drivers who smoke marijuana will get a DUI if they drive High.

State officials with CDOT, CSP and the Governor’s office, joined the members of the marijuana industry to unveil the new “Drive High Get a DUI” campaign.

The campaign includes three television ads, which poke fun at people who are high after smoking marijuana … Read More

Man blows 0.00 on breathalyzer, gets arrested for DWI

Man blows 0.00 on breathalyzer, gets arrested for DWI

Back in 2013, Texas resident Larry Davis ran either a red light or stop sign (reports vary) in his Buick in the city of Austin. Despite his insistence that he had had only one drink, he was put in handcuffs and arrested for driving while intoxicated. Then, when he was given a Breathalyzer test by the AustinPolice Department, he blew a 0.00. Nonetheless, as KVUE reports, Mr. Davis spent the … Read More

Study: Fatal Car Crashes by Marijuana Smokers up 300% over Last Decade

Fatal Crashes involving marijuana use tripled during the previous decade, according to researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The pot related accidents have helped fuel the overall increase in drugged-driving traffic deaths.

As widespread acceptance of marijuana becomes the norm in the U.S., demonstrated by recent legalization laws in Colorado and Washington, many experts fear a continuing upward spiral of marijuana related traffic injuries and deaths. … Read More

Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana

Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana

MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKERFEB. 17, 2014

If you are pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving, the police officer is likely to ask you to complete three tasks: Follow a pen with your eyes while the officer moves it back and forth; get out of the car and walk nine steps, heel to toe, turn on one foot and go back; and stand on one leg for 30 seconds.

Score well on … Read More