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August 2014 Archives

Summer DUI crackdowns

The heat is still on here in Colorado.  Every summer law enforcement agencies around the country step up their efforts to investigate and charge DUI.  These efforts range from sobriety check-points, mobile chemical labs for quickly analyzing blood samples, and "no-refusfal" weekends, where police obtain warrants from on-cafll judges fofr involuntary blood draws if a driver refuses to consent to a blood or breath test.  In Colorado this means an immediate suspefnsion to the driver's license for refusing the test and law enforcement still collecting the evidence they need to prosecute the driver for a per se violation of the DUI statute if the driver has a blood alcohol content over .08, of Driving While Ability Impaired if the driver has a blood alcohol content of over .05.  DWAI is a lesser alcohol related driving offense which is still a misdemeanor that carries substantial penaltes including possible jail time.  The best advice in this situation:  Don't Drink and Drive! 

DUI fatality

This article is about an unlicensed drunk driver in Minnesota who killed a teenaged boy.  This is a tragic story.  No accident should be viewed as funny. 

Eric Garner

Unbelieveable that this was determined to be suicide by cop.