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A Little DUI History Lesson

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jul 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the Fourth of July weekend, numerous news articles from various media outlets around the country reported on the number of people that were arrested over the holiday for driving under the influence. Many police departments step up enforcement over the Fourth, and for good reason. The Fourth...

Ambien Defense Rejected for Nun Charged with DUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ambien is a popular sleep aid that helps people suffering from insomnia get to rest. Like any medication, there are an array of possible side effects. One such side effect that has gotten a considerable amount of media attention is when Ambien users perform tasks while still asleep. Those who exp...

Summer Driving Dangers

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day is celebrated at the end of May every year to honor those who lost their lives serving in the military. The day is a federal holiday and a three day weekend for many people. Unfortunately, like most holidays, the celebrations can lead to drinking and driving and impaired drivers who ...

Live Streaming Your DUI - Probably Not The Best Idea

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

People share just about everything on social media these days, from wedding announcements to what they had for lunch to how traumatized they were by the latest episode of Game of Thrones. (Hodor!) One such social media platform that is quite popular is the live-streaming app, Periscope. Periscope...

DUI Prompts Drinking Ban For US Sailors In Japan

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. has had troops in Japan since the end of the second world war. In fact it has more troops in Japan than any other country. The U.S. has 85 military bases and over 50,000 troops stationed there. The majority of those bases are located on Okinawa. The U.S. military presence on the island i...

How Effective Are Drunk Driving Prevention Programs?

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Early in the morning in Grand Junction, Colorado Ellie Phipps was driving to the gym when her car was struck from behind by John Wesley Plotner. He hit her at 45 miles per hour, shattering her spine. She survived the accident but now wears a back brace. Plotner was subsequently convicted of his s...

States With the Worst DUI Rates

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bad weather and rural roads are leading factors of DUI occurrences according to a new study by CarInsuranceComparison.com, a website that allows drivers to compare auto insurance rates. The study used statistics from a variety of sources that measured these factors in each state: Percent of f...

Alcohol Laws Stem Teen Drinking and Driving

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, and about 1 in 5 teen drivers involved in a fatal crash have alcohol in their system. While there are a variety of strategies used to curb underage drinking, a recent study has found that changes in state policy and la...

Drunk Driver Destroys Dwelling

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tacoma was recently the site of an unfortunate alleged drunk driving incident. In the late hours, a family was asleep in their own home, when suddenly the home was struck by not one, but two cars. A 21-year-old driver failed to stop at a nearby stop sign and collided with a car passing through th...

DUI, Canada Entry and Criminal Inadmissibility

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Only one country in the world will present issues in gaining if a person is charged with a DUI. Unfortunately, for Washingtonians, it is our neighbors to the north: Canada. A DUI conviction can make a person “criminally inadmissible”, and prevent the person from entering Canada because they were...

Textalyzer Bill Tracks Cell Phone Use While Driving

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The number of accidents caused by distracted drivers using cell phones is frighteningly high. Whether a driver is making a call or texting a friend, cell phones are dangerous tools of distraction in the car. Recent studies show that cell phone use makes drivers 4 times more likely to get into an ...

Washington Bars That Cause the Most DUIs

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ever wonder which Washington bars produce the drunk drivers? The state Liquor and Cannabis board keeps a running tally. State troopers who stop possibly drunk drivers ask the drivers to name the last place they had a drink. The police report the bar's name to a running database along with the da...

Warrants, Blood Tests, and DUI: Missouri v. McNeely

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Missouri v. McNeely, the United States Supreme Court discussed when a blood draw without a warrant was permissible. In the case, Tyler McNeely was stopped by a Missouri police officer after he was seen speeding and crossing over the centerline of the road. When he was stopped, McNeely was slu...

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