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Maryland Ranked 5th Most Leniant State For DUI Charges

Wallethub.com released it’s rankings of the strictest and most lenient states on DUI, with Maryland coming in as the 5th most lenient. The rankings which are supposed to take into account the enforcement rules of all 50 states named neighboring DC as the 2nd most lenient state (or District) and nearby Virginia as the 8th […]

Michigan Associate Football Director Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

University of Michigan associate athletic director for football has been suspended indefinitely by the team after being arrested on suspision of DUI. Jim Minick, one of new head coach Jim Harbaugh’s first hires, was involved in a single car accident ending up crashed in a ditch. Minick refused a breathalyzer but police took a blood […]

Felony DUI Bill Passed By Colorado Legislature

A new DUI bill has been sent to the Governor in Colorado that would make a fourth DUI conviction a felony offense carrying large fines and up to six years in prison. Colorado is currently only one of five states where DUI offenders face only misdemeanor charges, unless they hurt or kill someone. Governor Hickenlooper […]

MD Bishop Defrocked Following DUI Charge in Fatal Crash

After facing manslaughter charges for the death of a bicyclist in a DUI crash, Maryland Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook has been defrocked and is no longer ordained by the Episcopal Church. Cook was serving as the assistant bishop for the Diocese of Maryland when she was involved in the Dec. accident that killed cyclist Tom […]

Tennessee Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Apartment Building

A 29-year old Tennesse man is being charged with DUI and other charges after crashing into an apartment building with a pregnant woman inside. The suspect, Patrick Coode, was charged with DUI, driving without insurance, and public intoxication. Coode was seen exiting the vehicle after the crash and allegedly smelled of alcohol. The pregnant woman […]

Steelers Running Back Le’Veon Bell Suspended 3 Games For DUI

Le’Veon Bell, starting running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has been suspended three games by the NFL for an August 2014 DUI arrest. Bell was arrested when a nearby officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The police found 20 grams of marijuana and charged Bell with possession in addition to DUI. Bell was given […]

Tennessee Bill Would Deny Sale of Alcohol to Repeat DUI Offenders

Lawmakers in the state of Tennessee are talking about a bill which would deny the sale of alcohol to anyone with three or more DUI’s on their criminal record. According to the bill, a big “No Alcohol Sales” would be stamped on their ID stopping them from being able to obtain alcohol with a license. […]

Proposed Bill in MD Would Require Ignition Interlock For DUI First Time Offenders

A bill which would require first time DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device on their car has been proposed in Maryland and backed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In addition to ignition interlock, “The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2015” as it’s been dubbed, would also require first time DUI drivers to […]

MD Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Snowbank

A Maryland woman has been arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly running off the side of Deep Creek Drive and hitting a snowbank. Maryland State Police who responded to the scene said the woman, Alisa Shafer, shows signs of impairment and was taken to the hospital. She is being charged with DUI and other […]

MD Man Charged For DUI After Hotel Disturbance

A Columbia, Md. resident was arrested and charged with DUI after causing a disturbance at a Pennsylvania hotel and trying to drive off. According to reports the disturbance started when the man entered the hotel and asked for a key to his room, before getting mad when he was told he had not rented a […]

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