New Hampshire DUI Drivers Get “Do-overs”

New Hampshire DUI Drivers Get “Do-overs”

The Fox News affiliate in Boston reports that the New Hampshire Attorney General is reviewing “hundreds” of DUI arrests made by 64 police officers. The reason? They may not have really been certified to give the breathalyzer test that was used to support the arrests.

All police officers in New Hampshire undergo a yearly certification to make sure they stay current on breathalyzer technology. This year the state used an … Read More

Illinois IIDs for All DUIs

Illinois IIDs for All DUIs

Illinois IIDs will be required for all DUI offenders if the Illinois Legislature has its way. House Bill 1377 will require all motorists convicted of DUI in the Prairie State to install an breath alcohol ignition interlock device in any vehicle they drive. The bill was passed unanimously by the Illinois House and Senate, and Governor Bruce Rauner is expected to sign it.

If the Illinois IIDs bill becomes law, … Read More

Zero Tolerance Proposed for Argentina, Uruguay

Zero Tolerance Proposed for Argentina, Uruguay

Zero tolerance bans on drinking and driving are underway in both Argentina and Uruguay.

Zero tolerance laws make it illegal to drive with any measurable alcohol in the body. In the United States, zero tolerance laws apply only to motorists under 21 years of age or on DUI probation.

On April 29, incoming Uruguayan President Tabaré Vásquez announced he would seek to significantly reduce the permissible blood-alcohol level for drivers. … Read More

Forced catheterization alleged; suit says cops wanted quicker urine sample after traffic stop

Posted May 13, 2014 6:56 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

An Indiana man has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police and hospital officials subjected him to a forced catheterization because he didn’t provide a urine sample quickly enough after a traffic stop.

William Clark of Crown Point says in the suit that a Schererville police officer held him down while hospital personnel at Franciscan St. Margaret Mercy Health inserted … Read More

Assessing a DUI suspect starts with the eyes, progresses to the breath

Assessing a DUI suspect starts with the eyes, progresses to the breath

April 26, 2014 11:00 PM

Glenn Osmundson/The Providence Journal
DUI suspect George F. Daniels Jr., 47, of Providence, takes a preliminary breath test after being stopped by Providence police on suspicion on DUI on April 11.
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After pulling over a motorist, a police officer questions the suspect and then administers a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

It is an assessment of a suspect’s mental and motor

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Cracking down on impaired drivers

Cracking down on impaired drivers

Troopers train to conduct field sobriety tests, even catching those under .08

            DUI Training

OFFICE AT THE NUMBER YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN, 264-6512. A FLORIDA HOUSE PASSED A BILL TO ALLOW TRAINED OFFICIALS TO CARRY GUNS IN SCHOOL. IT MAY NOT BECOME LAW THIS YEAR. THE HOUSE VOTE WAS 71-44 FOLLOWING AN EMOTIONAL DEBATE. THE BILL WOULD ALLOW SCHOOL BOARD TO DEVELOP A POLICY TO ALLOW RETIRED POLICE OR

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