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Drinking, Driving & the Holiday Season

Drinking, Driving & the Holiday Season The holiday season is again upon us which means drinking and driving becomes more prevalent. Each year, I give many presentations and write articles reminding people that the only way to avoid a DUI is to not dri...

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Marijuana and testing for DUI

As marijuana becomes legal in more states, Government’s across the country are still searching for reliable ways to test for cannabis and its impact on driving. As of March of 2017, seven states and the District of Columbia have all passed laws legalizi...

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Boating under the Influence (BUI)

Boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs is illegal in the state of Kansas, which make it a crime to operate a boat or personal watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. And just like DUI or DWI offenses committed on dry...

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Utah lawmakers pass toughest DUI limit in U.S.

Earlier this year, I shared that Utah was considering lowering the legal limit for DUIs. Last week Utah has passed legislation lowering its DUI limit to .05 – a first in the nation. Currently, all 50 states have a .08 cap. The measure is now on it&...

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Protecting your license after a DUI arrest

Arrested for DUI? Worried about your Driver’s License? There are actions that must be taken right away to protect your privilege to drive. In most states a DUI arrest results in two parallel actions: One by the criminal action and one by the Kansas Depa...

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New Study Finds Ignition Interlocks Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths by 7%

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, reports that there has been a seven percent reduction in fatal drunk driving accidents in states that require ignition interlocks for drunk driving offenders. An ignition interlock is a device wh...

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You can get a DUI on private property

This article, and the holding in West Virginia, doesn’t mean a change for us Kansans. In Kansas, you can get a DUI on private property. Read the article here. In fact, in my November 15th blog post I explained that in Kansas just sitting behind the...

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Utah may lower the legal alcohol limit to .05

Utah is looking to lower the legal alcohol limit to .05 – a first in the nation. Currently, all 50 states have a .08 cap. This is a single drink for many people. I wonder if our legislature in Kansas will follow suit and if we will ever pass a zero ...

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New Tennessee law says drunk drivers can no longer receive probation in drunken-driving deaths

A new law that took effect Jan. 1 in Tennessee mandates that drunk drivers who kill someone get jail time – probation is no longer an option. While this sort of legislation is certainly understandable, these sort of objective mandatory sentencing laws o...

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Breaking down the alcohol breath test

The alcohol breath test is the most commonly used form of alcohol testing evidence in drunk driving prosecutions. Many articles praise the breath test as a highly accurate and reliable means of testing the amount of alcohol in the alveolar air of a person...

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