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 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 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
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
April 26, 2014 11:00 PM
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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