Milpitas police to target impaired drivers with DUI checkpoint

Milpitas Police Department’s traffic unit will conduct a driving under the influence/driver’s license checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 24 on Great Mall Parkway.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes, according to police. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 … Read More

Despite law, vehicles often not impounded in repeat DUI cases

Law allows officers to impound vehicles of some repeat offenders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —The financial burden that comes with getting a vehicle out of impound is one of the ways the state of California hopes to deter drunken driving.

California law states that the car of anyone driving under the influence in the past 10 years who is pulled over on suspicion of DUI can be impounded.

Watch report: Vehicles

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Feds reject design for undocumented immigrant licenses

The Department of Homeland Security has rejected DMV’s first design effort for a driver’s license card for undocumented immigrants, the L.A. Times reported today. The Feds say the design is too close to that used by citizens, and the decision sends the design back to DMV for a do-over.

The photo is from the signing ceremony of A.B. 60 which gave undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for driver’s … Read More

Authorities worry about drugged driving after new pot law takes effect

Authorities worry about drugged driving after new pot law takes effect

Maryland needs more trained police officers to combat problem, prosecutors say

Maryland prosecutors are concerned that the new law eliminating criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana will result in an increase in “drugged driving” that police are ill-equipped to handle.

“It is inevitable that there will be an increase in drugged driving in Maryland,” Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. “We’d better be ready.”

Maryland’s decriminalization law, … 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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