North Carolina Appeals Court Allows HOAs To Arrest For DUI

North Carolina Appeals Court Allows HOAs To Arrest For DUI

North Carolina Appeals Court allows armed HOA security guards to conduct traffic stops that would be illegal for police to make.

Rental cops hired by homeowners associations (HOA) can conduct traffic stops that would be unconstitutional if performed by an actual police officer, according to a ruling handed down last week by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel took up the case of Frederick Lloyd Weaver Jr, … Read More

Pennsylvania: Innocent Cab Drivers Sue Over ICE Sting

Pennsylvania: Innocent Cab Drivers Sue Over ICE Sting

US citizen cab drivers sue federal immigration agents over being held for hours as part of a sting operation.

A trio of innocent cab drivers are suing the federal government after they were detained for several hours in a  Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sting operation even though they were US citizens who had done absolutely nothing wrong. The Third Circuit US Court of Appeals on Thursday agreed Read More

Federal Judge Backs Cell Phone Search In Traffic Stop

Federal Judge Backs Cell Phone Search In Traffic Stop

US District Court for Oklahoma backs the cell phone search of a driver pulled over for a flapping license plate.

Drivers pulled over for minor traffic violations can have their cell phone searched, according to a recent federal ruling. A judge decided last week that Oklahoma City, Oklahoma police were in the right when they downloaded information off the mobile phone belonging to Noe Vergara Wuences who was pulled over Read More

Proposed OC Ordinance Would Make Hosts Responsible for Drunken Underage Guests

Proposed OC Ordinance Would Make Hosts Responsible for Drunken Underage Guests

By Hetty Chang

The holidays are a time to celebrate, but all too often, it ends in tragedy when someone decides to drink and drive, according to recent statistics released by advocates pushing for a “social host ordinance” in one region of Southern California.

In Orange County in 2010, there were 941 underage DUI convictions and 150 fatal or injury collisions involving underage DUI drivers, according to statistics from the … Read More

DUI arrests in L.A. County decrease during holiday crackdown

By   Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Arrests for intoxicated driving were down 16 percent over last year during the first two days of a multi-agency holiday season DUI crackdown, officials said.

Police officers, sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers that make up the Los Angeles County anti-DUI task force, collectively as “Avoid the 100,” initially reported 351 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs … Read More