Category: Driving

Politicians Arrested for Drunk Driving (Federal & State)

I. Background. There are many politicians arrested for drunk driving. The charge is usually driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). However, some states use different charges. For example, OUI (operating under the influence) or OWI (operating while intoxicated). And even DWAI (driving while ability impaired). The charges usually relate to alcohol. […]

Dry Counties Have Higher DWI Fatality Rates

Dry counties have higher DWI or DUI fatality rates than wet counties. That is, alcohol prohibition or dry counties have higher rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths than do wet counties. Here are the results from three states. There are many examples. Here are three. I. Arkansas A study of all counties in Arkansas found dry […]

Effect of Lower Legal BAC on Traffic Crashes

I. Impact of BAC on Traffic Crashes. What’s the effect of BAC on traffic crashes? (BAC = blood alcohol concentration.) Most drivers who have any alcohol in their bodies have a low and legal BAC. As a result, they have few alcohol-related crashes. The chart below shows BAC in relation to risk of crach. Clearly, […]

Abstaining Designated Drivers Arrested if Under 21

Designated Drivers arrested? Really? You’re a young 20-year-old adult who’s attending a gathering serving as Designated Driver. Designated Drivers agree not to drink alcohol and to drive others home. You’re doing this for your friends who are drinking. Your friends are all 21 or older. (There are some attendees under 21.) Society should commend you […]

What’s a Speed Trap? How’s It Different from Strict Enforcement?

I. Speed Trap Basics. Many people ask what’s a speed trap and if it’s any different from strict enforcement. Actually, there is a difference. Determining what’s a speed trap and what’s strict enforcement is based on intent. If the primary purpose is to really to raise money, it’s a speed trap. If it’s really to […]

How Do Police Spot Drunk Drivers? (Here’s How Law Enforcement Does It)

Ever wonder how police spot drunk drivers? It’s not just seeing cars weaving on the road. They learn specific tell-tale signs of impaired or drunken driving. I. How Police Spot Drunk Drivers Here are some of the things that law enforcement officers look for. Accelerating or slowing down quickly. Almost hitting an object or other vehicle. […]

Drunk and Drugged Driving (Important Similarities and Differences)

Drunk and drugged driving are often seen as essentially the same. For example, December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. That makes sense in that they are similar in many ways. But they’re also very different in many important ways. One is that drunk driving continues to drop. But drugged driving is rapidly […]

Detecting Drugged Driving (“Science” Convicts Innocent Drivers)

More drivers have drugs in their bodies than alcohol. That’s according to the U.S. National Traffic Safety Administration. And it’s supported by state and federally-funded research, among others. The drugs may be legal or illegal, prescription or street drugs. But they all pose a threat to traffic safety. Therefore, it’s important to improve our detecting […]

Stopped for DWI or DUI? (What Defense Lawyers Say to Do and Not to Do)

If you’re stopped for DWI or DUI, it’s too late to lower your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). And if it’s at an illegal level, the officer will arrest you. Call a defense attorney right away to protect your rights. Preferably one who specializes in DWI defense. I. Your BAC You want to avoid being stopped […]

Avoid a DUI in Kentucky (5 Things You Need to Know about DUI)

To avoid a DUI in Kentucky, you should know at least these five things. I. DUI in Kentucky It’s illegal to drive under the influence of intoxicants. This is called DUI in Kentucky. For drivers 21 and older, DUI is driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. And for those under […]

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