Category: Law Enforcement

No Dirty Bastard is Allowed in Alabama (Illegal to Sell the Beer Brand)

Dirty Bastard beer is banned in Alabama but Fat Bastard wine isn’t. That makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?The argument of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is simple. The word “bastard” is a profanity. And the ABC bans profanity from alcoholic beverage labels. Alabama officials not only permit the sale of Fat Bastard wine …

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Woman’s National Committee for Law Enforcement Fought Repeal

The Woman’s National Committee for Law Enforcement was a federation of Protestant women’s organizations. It formed in 1922 to promote more vigorous enforcement of Prohibition laws. Organized at both the national and state levels, it claimed membership of twelve million women by 1932. Note that it is often spelled the Women’s National Committee for Law …

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Edward Donegan Bootlegger (Both Smart & Clever)

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Edward Donegan was an odd-job laborer in 1919. However, in 1920, he became a millionaire within about four months through his bootlegging scheme. See Also Temperance Movement Groups and Leaders in the U.S. Prohibition: the Noble Experiment Puritans to Prohibition National Prohibition of Alcohol in the U.S. A Social History of Alcohol During National Prohibition …

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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, 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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How Long Breathalyzers Can Detect Alcohol: Information!

Discover how long breathalyzers can detect alcohol. It’s easy to know. I. Calculating Detection Time. Basically, two things determine how long a breathalyzer can detect alcohol. One is person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. The other is how long ago they drank. (“Breathalyzer” is really a brand name of an alcohol breath detector. Other names …

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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? Is It Just 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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