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Posted On: January 28, 2014
By Price Benowitz Staff Writer
Jan. 28, 2014
A District of Columbia appellate court has ordered the release of police records showing Breathalyzers used in the nation’s capital were unreliable, prompting speculation that the revelations may justify overturning hundreds of drunk driving convictions dating back four years.
Tom Ramstack at The Legal Forum, notes this isn’t the first time the Metropolitan Police Department’s Breathalyzer, the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, has generated legal concern. An initial round of court action was launched about Read More...
Posted On: January 24, 2014
Written by Price Benowitz Staff Writer
Many people have never received a DUI, and most never expect to get one; but, as Justin Bieber has taught us this week, never say never.
Early Thursday morning, a Miami Beach Police Officer initiated a traffic stop of Bieber’s yellow Lamborghini for drag racing at the intersection of Pine Tree Drive and 41st Street – a residential neighborhood in which the speed limit is 30 mph. The officer wrote in the arrest report Read More...
Posted On: December 31, 2013
During New Year’s celebrations, nowhere is safe!
A quick study of drunk driving and other crime stats for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and you might decide your health and safety would be best served by staying locked in your house for the next 48 hours.
Studies by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggest that early morning hours of the New Year make January 1 the most dangerous drunk Read More...
Posted On: December 12, 2013
A crash course in how not to enter a bar
DUI’s are no laughing matter. They can end or at least wreck lives. And careers. But sometimes, when you hear of a truly ridiculous DUI case, you can’t help but quietly chuckle and shake your head. That’s an understandable reaction when you read about Warwick, Maryland resident Douglas Lyn Taylor, who earlier this year, according to local police, crashed his truck into a bar and began trying to make his Read More...
Posted On: December 11, 2013
Police report that the fatal shooting of an intruder at a Prince George’s County apartment complex appears to be justifiable homicide carried out in self-defense. According to police, 29-year-old Benjamin Jackson returned fire against an intruder who forced him into his apartment, wounding the suspect who later died at an area hospital. While an investigation is pending to determine whether or not Jackson will face charges, preliminary findings show that the shooting was justified. According to the Prince George’s County Read More...