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

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

“Cannibuster” Promises Roadside Marijuana Test

“Cannibuster” Promises Roadside Marijuana Test

The “Cannibuster” has been a long time in the making. A roadside marijuana test has been the holy grail of law enforcement for some time now, and researchers at the University of Akron believe they have invented it. Unlike testing for alcohol–which can be done at roadside with a simple breath test–quantifying the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a driver’s system has required a blood test and a much … Read More

DUI Video Recordings Irk Prosecutors

DUI Video Recordings Irk Prosecutors

DUI video recordings during arrests have been mandatory in South Carolina since 1998. Every DUI arrest must be recorded from start to finish–including any breath test the motorist agrees to take. Apparently the law is hindering prosecution efforts, because two bills currently pending in the South Carolina legislature aim to lessen the importance of the video recordings.

In typical prosecutor fashion, Barry Barnette, the chief prosecutor for Spartanburg and … Read More

William Paul, Son of Senator Rand Paul, Arrested for DUI

William Paul, Son of Senator Rand Paul, Arrested for DUI

William Paul, the son of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), was arrested for DUI last week, Beat DMV has learned. According to Police Spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts in Lexington, William Paul, 22, was cited last week for DUI after hitting a parked car. He was treated for minor injuries at the University of Kentucky hospital and released. According to the citation, Lexington police found Paul in the driver’s seat of … Read More