Category: DUI Defense

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A 56-year-old woman is facing Marietta DUI charges after she crashed her 2000 Toyota Avalon through the front window of a martial arts school when six children were in the middle of a class. According to a news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, none of the students at the Choi Kwang Do East Cobb martial arts school was injured […]

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Atlanta Flacons safety Daren Stone was arrested in downtown Atlanta and charged with driving under the influence, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Stone, who was arrested just before sunrise, was released later the same day after posting a $1,591 bond. Stone is the second member of the Falcons team to be arrested in the last one month. The […]

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Legislators in South Carolina have a signed a bill that will raise the maximum jail time for DUI offenders from five to seven years, impose tougher penalties for motorists who refuse to take a field sobriety test and increase the punishment for those who have a blood alcohol content higher then the legal limit. Legislators believe that […]

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A recent Supreme Court ruling has further narrowed Georgia’s law concerning implied consent and DUI. The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a Richmond County man, Harley Snyder, should not have been required to give over a blood sample that led to his DUI conviction in a fatal accident without a search warrant. Though Snyder could have been forced […]

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A police officer who was off-duty reportedly, warned Cobb County officials about a suspected drunk driver who they say has had several drunk driving violations in the past. Officials ended up arresting this driver, but not before he tried to take off and then hit a vehicle injuring two children, according to a news article in the Atlanta […]

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An agent who works for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with an arrest last month. According to officials, 29-year-old Lori Johnson hit another driver, 19-year-old Darrell Baxter on Dec. 19. The news channel interviewed Baxter, who told a reporter, that he called 911 and told the dispatcher […]

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The Augusta Chronicle reports that a former Tybee Island police officer is in legal hot water after being indicted by the Chatham County grand jury on bribery charges involving a 2006 DUI arrest. Prosecutors allege that Jose A. Prichardo, a rookie officer with the Tybee Police Department, took $500 as a bribe from a driver on Sept. 25, […]

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Nissan has unveiled a concept car that among other things, checks a driver’s soberness and alertness with a mounted camera that monitors blinking. According to a news report from Associated Press, the car’s alcohol detection system also features sensors in the gear shift knob that will test the level of the driver’s perspiration and may even […]

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Senators in South Carolina seem determined to move ahead with a DUI bill that would create a “tiered penalty system” for drunk drivers. This means, the more drunk you are, the stiffer the penalty. According to an article in the Augusta Chronicle , a legislative panel resumed work last week on the said DUI bill, which is being […]

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A “DUI Task Force” made of seven local law enforcement agencies in the Denver metropolitan area began vigorous patrols July 26, according to the Rocky Mountain News. The task force will concentrate several groups of officers in a small part of the area, where they will look for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol […]