October 20, 2013
What constitutes an extreme driving under the influence (DUI) violation? In some states it is if an accident occurs. In others someone may have been injured. In others it is the level of intoxication – usually double the legal limit of .08.
Should the punishment be harsher if there is extreme... [More]
October 3, 2013
With laws regarding marijuana possession and consumption becoming more lax across the country, it is ever-more-important that laws and testing for driving under the influence of marijuana come to the forefront. Arizona is grappling with medical marijuana and driving under the influence.
Do you thin... [More]
September 5, 2013
Let’s face it – we live in a world of statistics. They dictate virtually every aspect of our lives. Most of the time we do not even know it. Here are some stats you should seriously consider digesting.
It is well known that young drivers are more likely than older ones to have accidents... [More]
August 17, 2013
How many times have you been out enjoying a day on the water when the captain was tipping back a few cold ones? I can tell you on the lakes, rivers and oceans when I was a kid there were a lot of folks drinking and piloting a boat.
Unfortunately, that still is the case today. This time, like many o... [More]
August 7, 2013
In yet another story of drinking and driving we find someone who has a definite problem with alcohol. If you have had an alcohol-related incident, you most likely have a problem. It is estimated that for every alcohol-related offense more than 500 go undetected.
Rudolph Barclay, a 48-year-old from ... [More]
July 12, 2013
This is the second in a series of blogs looking at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommending that the government lower the legal limit for blood-alcohol concentration from .08 to .05. If this is the first you have heard of this, ask yourself a question – are you for or again... [More]
July 6, 2013
Do you think the legal limit for the amount of alcohol in the blood stream, known as blood-alcohol content, should be reduced? When I was a kid the legal limit was .10. With Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) helping wage a crusade the legal limit was legally changed to .08.
The National Transpor... [More]
June 14, 2013
Even if you beat the rap that does not mean you are completely innocent. It just means you are not guilty. Sometimes a good attorney can make a black and white case go gray. This is a case of DUI where the attorney became the issue.
The DUI case against Tony Denunzio — who made headlines in O... [More]
June 8, 2013
How often do you read stories about people driving under the influence (DUI). Perhaps I am more sensitive to these stories because I work as an educational director for an online DUI school, but it seems like a day does not go by where I read more than 10 stories about DUI activity.
Elliot Gamble o... [More]
November 1, 2011
As a big fan of her music, I was deeply saddened by the death of Amy Winehouse. I was not surprised at the news. The coroner’s findings, however, did surprise me.
How much alcohol does it take to kill someone? It depends from person-to-person. The general point where the liv... [More]