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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 […]

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Thanks to his honesty and the kindness of the victim’s family, University of Georgia student Carl Phelps was able to finish college before turning himself in to serve time on a manslaughter driving under the influence charge, according to the Panama City, Fla. News-Herald. In what sounds like a spring break trip gone horribly wrong, Phelps […]

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An Indianapolis-area radio station has found a new twist on the trend toward public shaming of people convicted of a DUI: Its morning DJs plan to read the names of the past week’s DUI arrestees every Monday. With “Bad Boys” — the song you may remember as the theme from the TV show “Cops” — in […]

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Was it a “deadly sin”, a crime or just one night of stupidity? That’s the issue courts in Georgia are grappling with in the case of Genarlow Wilson, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence in this state for having consensual oral sex with a girl when they were both teens and minors. According to […]

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There are no winners in a DUI-related death. A recent Georgia case illustrates that point all too well. Earlier this month, a teenager escaped with a five-year sentence after reportedly causing an accident that killed a 20-year-old woman on the Interstate 475. Bibb County Superior Court Judge Bryant Culpepper gave 19-year-old Nathan Russell Hatton the lesser […]

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A Muscogee County Superior Court Judge sentenced a 20-year-old Columbus man involved in a shoe store robbery to 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Devin Harper’s sentencing came days after his co-defendant was acquitted of all charges in the case. According to a news report posted on the Ledger Enquirer Web site a jury […]

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Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall says he is still frustrated that a dispute with his girlfriend had developed into a public spectacle. However, to Marshall’s relief, the charges of false imprisonment from a domestic dispute were dropped May 24, according to an article published in the Rocky Mountain News. Marshall was quoted as saying the arrest […]

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It was a long wait for Robert Clark, who spent 24 years in Georgia prisons for a crime that he did not commit. Clark finally got his compensation last week, according to an article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a resolution last week to pay Clark $1.2 million after he […]