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A Deadly DUI with a Golf Cart

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Aug 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

DUI crashes are a fairly common occurrence in the United States. When most people think of a deadly DUI crash they picture a car or a truck, but deadly DUIs can result from incidents involving much smaller vehicles. Lori Doyle, from Gallatin, Tennessee, was charged by police with vehicular assau...

New York May See The "Textalyzer" In Use

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement officers always have many ways of testing a driver for traces of alcohol, and even sometimes THC. The most typically cited method of testing blood alcohol content is the breathalyzer. However, due to the recent surge of vehicle accidents related to texting while on the road, lawma...

Where Do Washington's DUI Defendants Drink?

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

When a person is stopped for a DUI, they must have come from somewhere with alcohol: a local bar, a house party, a nearby restaurant, or an event. Washington State Patrol along with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has recently put together a database that details where Washington's...

Supreme Court Examines Warrantless DUI Tests

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments for a case that concerns DUI laws in North Dakota and Minnesota. The case in question dealt with the issue of state laws that allow police officers to administer breath and bodily fluid tests to drivers for alcohol without having a warrant ...

A Sky High Blood Alcohol Content

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

A pilot from JetBlue, an American airliner, has been federally charged with flying while drunk after flying from Orlando to New York with 151 passengers on board. The pilot, Dennis Thomas Murphy, was reported to have his blood alcohol content of .111% after landing at New York's JFK International...

Breathalyzer and Chemical Testing

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Apr 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

When a driver is stopped by police for suspicion of driving under the influence, they will likely be asked to submit to chemical testing, often in the form of a breathalyzer test, for the purposes of determining their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). BAC describes the percentage of alcohol pres...

DUI Penalties in Washington State

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Apr 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Washington State considers DUI crimes to be very serious and that is reflected within the penalties that come with such a conviction. The type of penalty associated with a DUI conviction can vary based upon several factors including: Prior DUI offenses Whether a breathalyzer test was agreed ...

Murder Charges For UW Student

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

he tragic death of a 22-year old University of Washington student has led to first-degree murder charges for her accused killer. Katy Straalsund was allegedly beaten and strangled to death by her boyfriend, Casey Henderson. Henderson is 21-years old and also a student at the University of Washing...

Body Cameras Coming To Washington

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Mar 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

n December 2014, police officers in Seattle's East Precinct began a six month program testing out body cameras. Seattle police will begin using body cameras department-wide in Fall of 2016. Some 640 police officers will be equipped. The program is endorsed by Merrick Bobb, the federal monitor who...

Social Media and Driving Under The Influence

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Mar 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

ocial media is an incredibly popular way for people to share life events with friends, family, and followers. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Periscope are used by millions of people each day to share everything from news about engagements and job promotions to photos of wh...

Warrant Needed For Cell Phone Searches

Posted by Coleen D. St. Clair | Mar 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

The F.B.I and Apple are currently battling in court over a locked cell phone that was used by San Bernadino shooter, Syed Rizwan Farook. The F.B.I wants to access any evidence the phone may contain but are currently unable to do so because the phone is locked and they don't have the password. The...

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