Category: Driving

Judges Arrested for Drunk Driving (The Shoe is on the Other Foot)

Judges arrested for drunk driving are all over the U.S. As one jurist said, judges wear robes, not capes. They’re human. Perhaps most judges arrested for drunk driving act politely. But in some cases they act very inappropriately when police pull them over. And even more outrageously when an officer arrests them. Learn what to expect …

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Stopped for Drunk Driving? What to Expect, What to Do, and Not Do

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Here’s a general overview of what you may expect if you’re stopped for drunk driving. Sometimes the charge is DWI (driving while intoxicated). It also applies to DUI (driving under the influence). The terms vary from state to state as well as the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) to which they refer. And some states use …

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Politicians Arrested for Drunk Driving (Federal & State)

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. Yet it …

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Dry Counties Have Higher DWI Fatality Rates

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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 …

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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, …

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Abstaining Designated Drivers Arrested if Under 21

You’re a young 20-year-old adult who’s attending a gathering serving as Designated Driver. You don’t expect society to have sober Designated Drivers arrested, and you are not drinking. 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 for …

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

Many people ask what’s a speed trap. And also 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. I. Speed Trap Basics If the primary purpose is really to raise money, it’s a speed trap. If it’s really to …

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

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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. …

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Drunk and Drugged Driving (Important Similarities and Differences)

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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 …

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