Michigan redshirt junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of “operating motor vehicle when visibly impaired” at Saline’s 14A District Court on Tuesday. Toussaint was initially charged with the more severe misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was pulled over on July 21 after running a red light in downtown Ann Arbor. He subsequently recorded a .12 blood alcohol concentration, which is above Michigan’s legal driving limit of .08.
Source: | The Michigan Daily
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Female driver struck five vehicles, is arrested: A 22-year-old Brantford woman faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol over the legal limit, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and four counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident after running to five vehicles.A Dodge vehicle traveling on Market Street ran into four parked vehicles and a garbage can on Sunday at around 2:20 a.m., police said. The female driver failed to remain at the scene and fled. The vehicle was later observed driving the wrong way on Dalhousie Street.Then the driver struck the median on Conklin Road where the vehicle’s bumper fell off, police said.An officer observed the vehicle turning into a parking lot on Blackburn Drive and backing into another vehicle, marking a fifth motor vehicle collision.The driver showed signs of impairment. She was arrested and taken to the police station where she provided samples of her breath. Two readings revealed she was two times over the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Source: Female driver struck five vehicles, is arrested | Brantford Expositor
Been there. Done that. We limited his jail to a weekend.
Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police Officer’s CarPosted: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDTUpdated: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDT An intoxicated Madison woman attempted to drive off in an off-duty police officer’s car after she crashed her car.According to Madison Police, an off-duty MPD officer, on his way home from work this morning, came upon a car crash in the 6200 block of Raymond Rd.He stopped quickly to render aid to a driver. She had been behind the wheel of a car that collided with a vehicle that was parked on the street.The 30-year-old Madison woman was not seriously injured, and when she heard the sound of sirens coming to the scene, she decided to get into the off-duty officer’s personal car. She was attempting to put it in gear, but he prevented her from driving off by reaching in and removing the keys. The woman was cited for several tentative infractions including operating while intoxicated, third offense.
Source: CBS 58 – Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police O
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Wrong-way driver, 84, arrested for driving while impairedPublished February 24, 2017 at 7:07 amAn 84-year-old Bloomington woman was arrested for driving while impaired, accused of driving the wrong way on Xerxes Avenue.The woman was arrested during the evening of Feb. 11. She was turning southbound onto Xerxes Avenue from Edinborough Way and was driving in the northbound lanes and traveling directly toward a Bloomington patrol officer traveling northbound over Interstate 494, according to Bloomington Deputy Chief Denis Otterness.The two vehicles nearly collided, and the woman drove onto the center median. The woman had difficulty putting her vehicle in park as the officer approached her vehicle, Otterness said.The suspect said she had consumed a glass-and-a-half of wine and wasn’t suffering from a medical condition. She appeared to have bloodshot and watery eyes, and the officer could smell alcohol emanating from her. When the officer asked her for identification the woman produced three different cards, two of which were credit cards, before handing over her driver’s license, Otterness explained
Source: Wrong-way driver, 84, arrested for driving while impaired |
Woman Charged With DUI, Accused of Hitting Patrol Car Authorities say a southwest Florida woman was drunk when she rear-ended a deputy’s patrol car at a red light. | March 18, 2017, at 3:01 a.m. MORE Woman Charged With DUI, Accused of Hitting Patrol Car MORE ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a southwest Florida woman was drunk when she rear-ended a deputy’s patrol car at a red light. The Bradenton Herald (https://goo.gl/EximA0 ) reports that 61-year-old Barbara Boyle was arrested Thursday night and
Source: Woman Charged With DUI, Accused of Hitting Patrol Car | Florida News | US News
For DUI, former prosecutor gets jail time, probation & a chance to reverse her record Jolene Maloney was charged with DUI on April 8, 2016.BY KATY MOELLER Jolene Maloney was serving as the top prosecutor for Boise County when she was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants last April — a felony under Idaho law because it was her third DUI within a decade. She stepped down soon after.Maloney pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced Friday at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise.If she successfully completes serving 120 days in jail and seven years of supervised probation, she can petition the court to dismiss her conviction entirely under a withheld judgment. The alternative? “A prison sentence can be forthcoming if the defendant wants to take that risk,” 4th District Judge Jason Scott said.
Source: Former Boise County prosecutor gets jail time, probation for DUI | Idaho Statesman
Nobody is immune. One prosecutor with whom I had a number of trials, drove his car into a lake.
Attorneys: Thousands of Colorado DUI convictions could be in doubt amid forgery allegationsGov. Hickenlooper rejects call for an independent investigation of the Intoxilyzer 9000 certificationsBy NOELLE PHILLIPS | email@example.com | The Denver PostPUBLISHED: March 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm | UPDATED: March 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm. Colorado lawyers specializing in drunken-driving cases are questioning the validity of thousands of convictions after a technician who certified the state’s breath-test machines said his signature was forged on more than 100 records in 2013.In addition, a former laboratory director’s signature is still being used on some certificates more than a year after she left the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in July 2015. Those certificates are being used in DUI trials to prove machines were recording accurate blood-alcohol content.“This is the lab we’re asking to go into court and testify to the veracity of their machines,” said Darren Cantor, president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. “It really makes me question whether the CDPHE is capable of doing that.”YourHub fileAn Aurora police officer conducts a field sobriety test on a man suspected of drunken driving on Nov. 2, 2012.Gov. John Hickenlooper has rejected a call from the defense bar for an independent investigation into the certification process used for every breath test machine in the state. In an e-mail to The Denver Post this week, the governor’s legal counsel said a thorough review already has been done, and no evidence of misconduct was found.
Source: Attorneys: Thousands of Colorado DUI convictions could be in doubt amid forgery allegations – The Denver Post
So far the judges are leaving this up to the juries.
Law enforcement agencies will be extra alert for DUIs over St. Patrick’s Day weekendIn 2016, 455 drivers were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day weekendBy DANIKA WORTHINGTON | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Denver PostMarch 9, 2017 at 2:17 pmLaw enforcement will be out in force this weekend, watching for impaired drivers coming and going from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.Across Colorado, 88 law enforcement agencies will crack down on DUIs starting Friday and ending Monday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.Last year, 106 law enforcement agencies arrested 455 drivers over the holiday weekend, according to CDOT. Although down from 505 arrests in 2015, the department said the number was still too high.“People need to realize that even one drink can impair your ability to drive,” Colorado State Patrol Chief Col. Scott Hernandez said in a statement. “Troopers are on the lookout for impaired drivers every day, all day, all night, across the entire state. The consequences of driving impaired are not worth the risk.”The department warned that beyond safety risks, a DUI can cost a person more than $13,500 in fines, legal fees and increased insurance costs.To stay safe, the department recommended using ride sharing and breathalyzer apps, including CDOT’s own R-U-Buzzed app that can calculate a user’s estimated blood alcohol content and compare it with the legal limit.
Source: Law enforcement agencies will be extra alert for DUIs over St. Patrick’s Day weekend – The Denver Post
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A new tool to help police detect drivers under the influence of illegal drugs was unveiled by the San Diego Police Department. The device, the Drager 5000, will use a sample of saliva to detect drugs in a person’s system. It can detect illegal and prescribed drugs as well. The detection devices will be only one step in determining if someone is driving impaired, and will be used in conjunction with evaluation by officers at the scene as well as blood tests when warranted. DUI Defense Attorney Vik Monder said the test is voluntary. Also, he said because there is not set limitations on the amount of marijuana a person can legally consume before becomming intoxicated, drugged driving cases are difficult to prosecute. He said the evidence often relies on an officer making a subjective decision about how impaired a driver is or is not. Los Angeles Police has used the machines for several years, the chief said, and there is a pilot program going on in Denver, Colorado. It is highly unlikely someone who smoked marijuana days prior to the test would register a result, according to an officer demonstrating the machine.