The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

Posted on March 20, 2012 
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Designated DriverThe Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980’s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the designated driver ideal became warped. It became the punchline to jokes and it is my opinion that many feel the designated driver is irrelevant.... Read more

The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

Posted on January 4, 2012 
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Widmark FormulaEver heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.... Read more

Rapper Flo Rida Arrested for DUI

Posted on June 12, 2011 
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Flo Rida Booking Photo - DUICelebrity and rapper Flo Rida, aka Tramar Dillard, must be a gambling man. He was arrested for DUI a few days ago with a blood alcohol level of .185. That is more than twice the legal limit for the state of Florida. At that level you are messed up badly, and even the hardcore alcoholics are affected with that much alcohol swimming in their blood stream. Flo Rida was erratically driving his Bugatti Veyron which is a $1.7 million dollar luxury sports car.When he sobered up I wonder if he was questioning the brilliance of driving hammered in such an expensive ride?... Read more

The Ignorant Wish Harsher DUI Penalties Will Make Our Streets Safe

Posted on February 28, 2011 
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A couple of weeks ago lawmakers, law enforcement and family members of drunk driving victims stormed Olympia demanding harsher DUI penalties. The minimal increase in jail time and slight increase in fines will NOT resolve your problem.... Read more

What Happens at a DUI Arraignment Hearing?

Posted on August 26, 2010 
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DUI Arraignment HearingThe arraignment hearing generally is the first time a defendant appears in front of a criminal court judge. In most jurisdictions a prosecutor will be present representing the rights and interests of the government. In Washington State the defendant’s presence is REQUIRED for a DUI arraignment hearing. Most criminal courts in Washington State will have an on-call public defender present to assist defendants that appear without an attorney. Why would cities and counties extend such an expensive courtesy at the arraignment? Well it can be one of the most important hearings throughout the court process.... Read more

Robert Rizzo Pleads Guilty to DUI

Posted on August 26, 2010 
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Robert Rizzo DUIHuntington Beach, California. Robert Rizzo used to be the City Manager of Bell, California, but he left his post after some trouble. The monkey on his back was a DUI arrest and his “generous” salary. Bell is a small city surrounded by Los Angeles and as of the 2000 census had a population of 36,664. Apparently, the small community was not happy that Rizzo was making $800,000.00 a year. That seems to be quite excessive when you compare other politician salaries. For example, the current Governor of Washington State, Christine Gregoire, earns $166,891.00 annually. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger makes only $212,179.00 a year.... Read more

Funny Arrest Story – Bad News and Worse News

Posted on August 25, 2010 
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Funny ArrestYears ago a prospective client was explaining his night out on the town with buddies. It was a typical story provided by a vast majority of those arrested for DUI. For purposes of this post we will refer to my client as Mr. X.... Read more

Cincinnati Bengals’ Rey Maualuga Avoids NFL Suspension

Posted on August 25, 2010 
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Rey Maualuga DUICincinnati Bengals’ linebacker Rey Maualuga was convicted of drunk driving earlier this year. His conviction stemmed from a raucous January night in which he crashed into two parked cars while under the influence of alcohol. For his actions he recieved a 7 day suspended jail sentence, a 90 day drivers license suspension and some probation conditions.... Read more

Singer Faith Evans Arrested for DUI

Posted on August 25, 2010 
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Faith Evans DUIMarina Del Rey, California. Grammy winning singer Faith Evans was caught breaking the law again. Recently, Evans was stopped at a DUI checkpoint and was determined to be driving under the influence by the checkpoint police officers. Her car was impounded and she was released on bail.... Read more

Seattle Attorney Anne Bremner Charged with DUI

Posted on August 20, 2010 
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Anne Bremner DUI ArrestKenmore, Washington. Seattle area criminal defense attorney, Anne Bremner, was charged with DUI and her arraignment is scheduled for September 1, 2010. Bremner is widely known for representing police officers that fall on the wrong side of the law and she is somewhat of a celebrity. Bremner can often be seen on CNN, Fox News, and TruTV as a legal commentator.... Read more

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