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DUI’s and the July 4th Holiday

Last year in Arizona a statewide task force targeting drunk drivers over the July 4th holiday led to more than 100 arrests.  The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says 33 of the 108 arrests were for extreme DUI. That’s when a driver’s blood-alcohol level is a .15 percent or higher, or nearly double the…

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DUI Conviction May Affect Child Custody

According to Flagstaff Police, fifty-nine-year-old Deborah A. Ogden was arrested on Tuesday for suspicion of extreme DUI. Ms. Ogden, according to Police, has four previous DUI convictions since 2004. Police said Ms. Ogden was pulled over when Officers observed her driving erratically. After Police stopped Ms. Ogden, Officers smelled alcohol inside Ms. Ogden’s vehicle. According…

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Law Enforcement in Full Force this St. Patrick’s Day

Tempe Police, Scottsdale Police and the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office will be out in full force on St. Patrick’s Day. According to Tempe traffic Lieutenant Randy Wilson, Officers will focus primarily on downtown areas but will also be present in the surrounding neighborhoods. Lieutenant Wilson said the task forces are made up of Officers hoping…

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Tips to Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely while Watching the Steelers take on the Packers…Call an Arizona Defense DUI Lawyer to understand Arizona’s DUI Laws

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, forty-nine percent of all traffic accidents on Super Bowl Sunday are alcohol related.  Based on this statistic, the non-profit organization, Washington Regional Alcohol Program, has compiled a list of tips to encourage “safe celebrating” during the Super Bowl: (1) Designate a driver in advance if you plan…

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HGN Test in a DUI Stop

HGN Test in DUI Arrest The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus is a commonly used field sobriety test.  It is also known as the pen test.  Nystagmus is the involuntary jerking of a person’s eye when they gaze to one side.  Impaired subjects exhibit more pronounced jerking or bouncing.  Alcohol is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant…

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Aggravated DUI

Aggravated DUI in Arizona In many states, including Arizona, there are certain “aggravating factors” in a DUI case that may result in an Aggravated DUI charge. In Arizona, those aggravating factors include, driving on a suspended license, two or more DUI/DWI convictions in the past seven (7) years or having children less than 15 years of…

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Halloween DUI

Halloween DUI’s Halloween rivals St. Patrick’s Day and New Years for the busiest night for police officers.  Numerous states including Maryland, Montana, Indiana, California, Colorado and Arizona increase DUI Checkpoints on Halloween to prevent impaired driving.  Due to the large number of children on the streets trick-or-treating, increased patrols and DUI checkpoints are necessary.  As…