Driver in crash that killed 2 is arrested on suspicion of DUI

November 3, 2013, 4:06 p.m. – The driver of a car that crashed on the 110 Freeway early Sunday, killing 2 passengers and injuring three others, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to reports. Read the full story HERE. 4.9 / 5 ( 23 votes ) Originally posted 2016-04-02 14:21:28.

Public Intoxication… Not So Black And White

Unlike the legal limit for drinking and driving, the line between public intoxication and sobriety is a lot blurrier than most people realize, both for the offenders and law enforcement. First of all, there is no legal limit for public intoxication. The limitations for operating a vehicle after drinking are concise: anything above .08 will […]

Apps Encouraging DUI to Be Discontinued

Apps Encouraging DUI to Be Discontinued

Several U.S. senators have raised concern about cell phone apps that may be encouraging driving while intoxicated. Senators Charles Schumer of New York, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Harry Reid of Nevada, and Tom Udall of New Mexico have asked Apple and Google to remove smartphone applications that alert motorists of the locations of police […]

Will the Prosecutor Handling My DUI Trial Know My Driving or Criminal Records?

Driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, trials, convictions, and sentences can be anxiety-producing, frightening experiences. Many first-time offenders find themselves overwhelmed by the process and unsure how to best navigate the criminal justice system to ensure they receive the least stringent penalty and punishment possible. It is not surprising that many DUI arrestees choose to […]

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Is a DUI a Misdemeanor

Is a DUI a Misdemeanor?

DUI, or driving while under the influence, is a misdemeanor in all 50 states if it is the defendant’s first offense. Most states also consider a second—or even a third—DUI to be a misdemeanor, provided a certain amount of time, generally seven to 10 years, has passed between offenses. What Is a Misdemeanor? A misdemeanor […]

DWI-related death of a Nassau County cop

Drunk driver gets up to 12 years for cop’s death

A ​Long Island man was sentenced to up to 12 years in prison Wednesday ​for the DWI-related death of a Nassau County cop​ — even though he wasn’t ​driving the car that killed the officer. ​Police Officer Joseph Olivieri​ ​was re​​sponding to two crashes caused by James Ryan’s drunken​ driving, jurors found in January, when […]