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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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

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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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‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign launches in Colorado to stop stoned driving

DENVER - Colorado is launching a new “Drive High, Get A DUI” campaign to remind drivers that newly legal weed should be treated like alcohol and not consumed before driving.

The campaign includes radio and TV ads and new posters to be displayed in dispensaries.

The other part of the effort is enforcement.

Right now, 200 officers of various agencies are trained recognition experts. Another 20 graduated with that certification … Read More

Ads launched warning people who drive high will get a DUI

Ads launched warning people who drive high will get a DUI

DENVER — The state of Colorado is using humor to drive home the point that drivers who smoke marijuana will get a DUI if they drive High.

State officials with CDOT, CSP and the Governor’s office, joined the members of the marijuana industry to unveil the new “Drive High Get a DUI” campaign.

The campaign includes three television ads, which poke fun at people who are high after smoking marijuana … Read More