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South Carolina Prosecutors: DUI Cases Should Rely Less on Police Video

South Carolina prosecutors want state law to de-emphasize video in drunken driving cases, saying too many are being dismissed because of imperfect recordings. But defense attorneys counter the solution is better officer training, not lowering of standards. Since 1998, state …

Kentucky Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Raise DUI Offense Record to 10 Years

Drivers convicted of driving under the influence in Kentucky would have it on their record for 10 years under a bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Currently, it takes four driving under the influence convictions within five years to …

More Drivers ‘Under the Influence’ Testing Positive for Multiple Drugs

Since 1993, the profile of a drugged driver has changed substantially. More drivers are now testing positive for prescription drugs, cannabis, and multiple drugs, and they are more likely to be older than 50, according to a study released in …

Illinois Man Gets 12-Year Sentence For Fatal Huffing Crash

A north-central Illinois man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after Henry County prosecutors say he was huffing chemicals before a high-speed rollover crash that killed three teenagers. Morgan Blakey was convicted of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under …

Governor to Sign Tougher North Dakota DUI Laws

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he will sign legislation aimed at strengthening penalties for drunken driving in North Dakota. The Legislature endorsed the bill that increases fines and other penalties. The new law will require jail time or community service work …

Lab Results in DUI Cases In Arizona City Challenged

The accuracy of blood-testing equipment used by Scottsdale, Ariz. police in drunken driving cases is being challenged. Hundreds of drunken driving cases from the past four years could be called into question if the legal challenge is successful, the Arizona …

Fewer DUI’s In Arizona Over St. Paddy’s Weekend

Arizona authorities say there were fewer DUI arrests made over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend compared to a year ago. According to statistics from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 273 DUI arrests statewide from Thursday through Sunday. …

South Carolina Judge Throws Out DUI Over Police ‘Blow Hard’ Order

A defense lawyer says a ruling by a Columbia city judge could affect driving under the influence cases across South Carolina. The judge threw out breath test results because the police officer told the suspect to blow hard into the …

Driving Stoned Bill Passes Colorado House Committee

A bill that sets the legal limit to just how “stoned” drivers in Colorado can be passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. House Bill 1114 sets the limit for driving under the influence of marijuana at 5 …

Lawsuit Filed Over Ex-Utah Trooper’s DUI Arrests

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Utah Highway Patrol over alleged wrongful arrests for driving under the influence. Three attorneys filed the complaint Friday in 3rd District Court on behalf of what they contend may be hundreds of …