A recent arrest in Arizona highlights one of the problems that states have with their DUI laws: creating ones that keep repeat offenders off the road. In El Mirage a man was arrested for his fourth DUI, just five days after pleading guilty to his third. Repeat drunk driving is a complex problem, … [Read more...] about 4 DUIs in 3 Months. What’s the Problem Here?
It’s no surprise that Arizona's Governor signed the wrong-way driving bill. No one likes wrong-way driving, which is dangerous and usually the result of alcohol. Thanks to the law, Arizona wrong-way driving is now an automatic felony, garnering between four and 30 months in prison. The question … [Read more...] about Arizona Wrong-Way Driving Law is Signed. What Now?
It’s up there with the worst wedding memories ever, probably. A woman in Marana, Arizona caused a three-car crash not long ago. She was arrested and tested for impairment. That in itself wouldn’t be big news, even in Arizona, which is fairly sane in the drunk driving world. But the woman was wearing … [Read more...] about Get Me to the Church On Time? But With a DUI…?
A while back we wrote about a bill going through the Arizona legislature designed to deal with the problem of wrong-way drivers. If passed, the law would make wrong-way driving an automatic felony, requiring a fine and traffic classes. The bill has been passed by a Senate panel, and now goes to … [Read more...] about Senate Panel Insists: You Can’t Drive the Wrong Way in Arizona
If you carpool, you place your trust in whoever is driving that day. Chances are you’ll get where you’re going, but you never know when the person whose turn it is to drive will show up tired, preoccupied – or drunk. Self-driving cars will fix that. The ones Waymo are working on are already … [Read more...] about Waymo: Soon Your Phoenix Carpool Driver Won’t Ever Be Drunk
While a number of Arizona’s road safety laws could use some improvement, it’s well known that the state’s drunk driving laws are fine specimens that other states should imitate. One of the ways in which Arizona deals with the problem of impaired drivers is to put some thought into classification: … [Read more...] about Arizona Can Hit You With 3 Different DUI Charges
Few things are scarier on the road – for good reason – than seeing a driver come at you on your side of the road. Wrong-way drivers cause collisions that take a particularly horrific toll, and Arizona legislators are concerned that there are too many of them in the state. Which is why they’re … [Read more...] about Is Arizona Targeting Wrong-Way Drivers the Right Way?
A man drives recklessly, killing a mother and injuring her two small children. And he spends no time in prison. It doesn’t seem fair. And in fact, it isn’t. It happened in Chandler, Arizona – a man named William Epperlein failed to see a red light. He had a long history of DUI, speeding, and … [Read more...] about Can a Man Kill a Mother of 2 and Escape Arizona Prison?