Posts Tagged: drunk driving

The Truth about Tricking a Breathalyzer Test

Breathalyzers came onto the scene quite a few years ago, and thanks to this form of technology, many drunk drivers have been tested and faced fines and punishment for driving under the influence. There are many tall tales and misconceptions about what a breathalyzer is capable of. Drivers often wonder if it can be tricked… Read more »

‘Super Drunk’ Law Targets Drunk Drivers

The Michigan city of Bloomfield Hills has taken another step in the war against drink driving. The city recently voted to put the “super drunk” law into effect locally. The “super drunk” law primarily targets first time offenders which have a BAC level of .17 or higher, which is twice the legal limit—hence the “super… Read more »

DRUNK “DRIVING”? ACTUAL DRIVING NOT NECESSARY FOR A DRUNK DRIVING ARREST

It used to be that a police officer was required to witness someone actually operate a vehicle before that person could be arrested for drunk driving. For example, someone asleep in a motionless car who was consuming alcohol did not necessarily provide the officer enough basis for a drunk driving arrest. However, in 1995, the… Read more »

Interlock Ignition Devices – An Alternative Sentence for Drunk Drivers

Today, drunk driving can certainly be considered an ever increasing problem within American society. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008 an estimated 11,773 people were killed in instances where someone involved was driving while intoxicated. In order to be deemed as driving while intoxicated, the driver’s blood alcohol content, or BAC,… Read more »