The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has been doling out wads of cash lately. The recipients are agencies that promote highway safety in all its forms. Recently the Marana Police Department received, among others, a $15,000 grant to expand its programs that raise awareness of the effects of … [Read more...] about Marana PD Grant Will Teach Citizens to Know their Limit
Kombucha has had two bursts of fame in recent days. First, for becoming a popular social drink (and thus big business) in the U.S. after about 1900 years as an obscure Japanese health tonic. Second, for the revelation that drinking it can cause one to register a fail on a breathalyzer, alcohol … [Read more...] about Will Kombucha Give You an Alternative, Probiotic DUI?
Drunk driving is an unusual crime for a couple of reasons. One is that, unlike other crimes, it comes with its own measurable, standardized physical evidence. Test a driver for alcohol, and you know whether or not you have a drunk driver on your hands. The other side of the coin is that the … [Read more...] about Arizona: No DUI Blood Samples from Unconscious Suspects
Most people who drink think about just one number, if that: how many drinks they had. They might have an idea of how many drinks they can handle, and how many it takes before they are no longer capable of driving safely. They’re usually wrong, but more about that later. A more exact … [Read more...] about What Does .08 BAC Really Mean to a Driver?
A bottleneck in Pitt County’s DWI process has just been widened. A new blood alcohol test lab has opened up at the Pitt County Detention Center to handle blood samples from DWI suspects. The bottleneck was a serious one, with some tests delaying court cases by years. When delays cause cases to be … [Read more...] about New Pitt County Lab Makes DWI Cases Move Faster
There was a time when you had to register a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of around .15 to be considered legally drunk. Over the years, that number has been rolled back to an .08 limit, a move which has saved countless lives. Few today would doubt that a driver with that amount of alcohol in his … [Read more...] about What Opponents of the .08 Alcohol Limit Just Don’t Get
It goes without saying that a person’s sex should have no bearing on whether one is arrested for DWI. The law is clear: a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 is considered legal intoxication, and anyone – male or female - who is arrested with that amount of alcohol in their blood is in for a … [Read more...] about Alcohol Tolerance: Why Women Have it Tougher
This story doesn’t take place in the U.S., or even North America. It’s from Prague in the Czech Republic, where recently a police officer had too much to drink and got behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee. Before he was apprehended by colleagues, he managed to crash his SUV into 51 parked … [Read more...] about Drunk Driver Hits 51 Parked Cars. And Proves a Point.