Tag: DUI

DUI Trends in the U.S. (Drinking Under the Influence of Alcohol)

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What are the DUI trends in the US? (DUI is driving under the influence of alcohol. Often defined as DWI or similar initials.) Fortunately, it has dropped greatly since 1980. However, it remains a major problem. That’s because even a single DUI death is a needless tragedy. I. The Study Researchers wanted to measure DUI …

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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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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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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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Stopped for DWI or DUI? (What Defense Lawyers Say to Do)

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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 …

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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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Avoid a DWUI in Wyoming (5 Things You Need to Know about DWUI)

To avoid a DWUI in Wyoming, you should know at least these five things. I. DWUI in Wyoming It’s illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is called DWUI in Wyoming. For drivers age 21 or older, DWUI is driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. It’s …

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Avoid a DWI in Texas (5 Things You Need to Know about DWI)

Dry counties have higher DWI

To avoid a, you should know at least these five things. I. DWI in Texas It’s illegal to drive while intoxicated. Doing so is DWI in Texas. For those age 21 and older, DWI is driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. For commercial drivers it’s 0.04%. And for those under …

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

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To avoid a DUI in Mississippi, you should know at least these five things. I. DUI in Mississippi It is a criminal act to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. It’s called DUI in Mississippi. DUI is driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. For commercial drivers, it’s 0.04% or …

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Avoid a DWI in New Hampshire (5 Things You Need to Know about DWI)

To avoid a DWI in New Hampshire, you should know at least these five things. I. DWI in New Hampshire It’s illegal to drive while intoxicated. That’s generally called DWI in New Hampshire. But often it’s called DUI (driving under the influence). It’s driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. For …

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