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How can DUI blood test fail?

Lessons learned from Orange County Crime Lab’s recent “fail” How can DUI blood test fail?   On October 10, 2013, the Orange County Crime Lab (OCCL) admitted that “human error” resulted in inaccurate BAC blood test results for at least 2,200 people charged with drunk driving in Orange County over the last five months, from May 29, 2013 to…Read More

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DUI Defense Attorney: Why I defend drunk drivers

Why would anyone choose to be a DUI Defense Attorney? Drunk driving is indefensible. Almost 10,000 Americans a year are killed by drunk drivers. In the hands of an intoxicated driver, vehicles become weapons, and innocent people become victims. Children, teens, mothers, parents, friends—struck down needlessly and senselessly, just because someone chose to drive while…Read More

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Drugs-Driving: California cracks down on DUI Drugs

The State of California is aggressively cracking down on “Drugged Driving” – by changing DUI laws, training more officers, and teaching District Attorneys how to get more convictions – and make them stick. Drug-impaired driving is getting more attention since the release of a Nov.19, 2012 OTS survey that found a whopping 1 in 7…Read More

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Cicero woman charged in DUI crash on CTA tracks – Chicago Sun

FROM SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE A west suburban woman had a blood alcohol level of .188 when she crashed a Jeep into a median early Friday, sending the vehicle flying over freight tracks and onto the CTA Blue Line tracks in west suburban Oak Park. Jessica Garcia, 21, of the 1300 block of South 59th Avenue…Read More

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Dems: No funds for DUI blood tests

Gov. Susana Martinez witnessed another one of her legislative priorities fail Saturday in committee. House Bill 49, designed to prosecute individuals arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin, would have allocated more funding for law enforcement officials to draw blood samples from those suspected of being…Read More

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DUI repeat offenders a challenge for authorities

Jack Mizer’s 20-year prison sentence for drunken driving might seem harsh at first blush. There are, after all, plenty of cases in which such egregious conduct drew lighter sentences. In Gilbert, for example, a young man who was drunk when he killed a police officer in 2006 received less than half that time in prison….Read More

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MADD President arrested for DUI — oh, the irony!

That’s what I call DUIrony. A former Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter president was recently arrested for drunk driving. Oops. For years, I thought MADD’s slogan was “Friends don’t let friends drive drunks,” which always confused me, because that seems to negate the concept of the designated driver. I’m glad no one was hurt when…Read More

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7 DUI Charges, Bond is Revoked – KPTM

Meghan McRoberts OMAHA (KPTM)- Former Omaha State Bank Vice President, Mark Dahir, had two court hearings Friday, relating to his most recent DUI charges. The first appearance addressed Dahir’s arrest February 15, 2011, for DUI at 132and and Leavenworth. Prosecutors also say he tested positive for meth. Dahir’s attorney, Steve Lefler, requested a bond of…Read More

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A look at Montana felony DUI laws

A look at Montana’s felony DUI law A Polson man is in prison after picking up his recent 12th DUI conviction, but the question remains as to how someone gets a dozen DUI’s before getting an extensive prison sentence. Gyme Kelly, who was convicted for his 12th DUI, received his first conviction in 1976, and…Read More

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A week after DUI arrest, Cabrera’s return to baseball seems hasty

LAKELAND, Fla. — On a perfect, warm weekday afternoon in Tigertown, the groundscrew sweeped the infield and stenciled the Old English “D” behind home plate, and Miguel Cabrera rejoined the Detroit Tigers as autograph seekers staked out the clubhouse door. All seemed well under the Florida sun. That summary skips over some of the day’s…Read More

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