DUI News

Tesla Driver in California Blames Autopilot for Firetruck Crash, Arrested for DUI

Authorities say a Tesla driver, who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode, crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose. The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with …

Family Reaches $13M Settlement with Seattle over Deadly Crash

The family of a couple killed in 2013 by a drunk driver has settled with the city of Seattle for $13 million. The family of Dennis and Judy Schulte settled with the city. Prosecutors say Mark Mullan was drunk when …

Nondrinker Wrongly Charged with DUI Gets Nearly $1M from NYC

A man who doesn’t drink but was arrested on an impaired driving charge has settled his lawsuit against New York City for nearly $1 million. According to the Daily News, Oliver Wiggins says he was charged in a cover-up after …

California Pulls Stoned Driving Ad Critics Argued Promoted Pot Use

California officials on Friday pulled an ad aimed at discouraging stoned driving after critics said it glorified and promoted marijuana use. The public service announcement was rolled out as California began allowing licensed stores to sell pot to adults on …

Lawmakers in Nevada Pushing Blood-Only Detection Of Marijuana DUIs

Weighing in on how Nevada should test people for stoned driving, lawmakers advanced a measure to eliminate urine samples as a viable measure for police to show a driver to be impaired by marijuana. Under the bipartisan proposal, law enforcement …

Nation’s Toughest DUI Limit at 0.05 Percent Passed by Utah Lawmakers

Utah could soon have the strictest DUI threshold in the nation after state lawmakers on Wednesday night voted to lower the limit for a driver’s blood-alcohol content to 0.05 percent, down from 0.08 percent. The measure heads to Utah’s governor, …

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants More Focus on Repeat Drunk Drivers

An Oklahoma woman was killed in a traffic accident on New Year’s Eve caused by a drunk driver who had been cited several times previously for driving under the influence. Now, an Oklahoma state representative is calling for a stronger …

Utah Could Have Strictest DUI Limit in U.S. Under This Proposal

A state lawmaker wants to make Utah’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent. Though state numbers show alcohol-related driving deaths and DUI arrests are down in Utah, Rep. Norman Thurston …

Holiday DUI Enforcement Push in Arizona Underway

Law enforcement officials plan to gather at Arizona’s Capitol to publicize the launch of their annual DUI enforcement and sober designated driver campaigns. State, local and federal officials are set to speak at Tuesday’s news conference. They’ll highlight the dangers …

West Virginia Supreme Court: Driving Under the Influence on Private Property Illegal

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that driving under the influence on private property is a crime. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Supreme Court’s 4-1 ruling last week reversed a Monroe County circuit judge’s interpretation of DUI statues. …