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Colorado Detox Facility Sees More Marijuana DUIs

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A Detox Facility in Colorado Sees Rise in Marijuana DUI Admissions In the six months after recreational marijuana was legalized and began being sold in Colorado, many drug crimes charges have decreased, but the state has seen an increase in marijuana DUI, or DUID. The Arapahoe House, a detox facility in Colorado, says that they have seen a spike in admissions to their facility for marijuana DUI charges. Art Schut, CEO of the Arapahoe House, said in an interview that marijuana patients used to be a small number of those admitted, but they … [Read more...]

Further Delays in Justin Bieber’s DUI Plea Deal

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Attorneys Need More Time for Pop Star’s Justin Bieber's DUI Plea Deal On Wednesday, July 16th, after weeks of delays, Justin Bieber’s attorneys requested more time to work on a plea deal in the teen idol’s Florida DUI case. Bieber was originally arrested on DUI charges on January 23rd, after police pulled him and a friend over for drag racing through Miami’s streets. The arresting officer believed that Bieber was intoxicated, although a Breathalyzer test revealed a blood alcohol content of only 0.02. However, a urine test showed the … [Read more...]

Strom Law DUI App Makes Lawyers Accessible

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The Strom Law Firm’s DUI App Offers Immediate Help The advent of mobile technology keeps the world at our fingertips. We can read breaking news, keep up with friends and family through social media, capture images and video of our lives to share, discover local shops and events within minutes, and book plane tickets for a dream vacation, all from the comfort of a couch or coffee shop. Mobile technology, like smart phones and tablets, not only offers creature comforts, but can also work as a resource when you are in need. Many mobile apps … [Read more...]

Boat Crash Leads to BUI Arrest in Atlanta

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Lake Allatoona Boat Crash Leads to One BUI Arrest Over Weekend A boat crash on Lake Allatoona in Atlanta, GA late on Saturday evening, July 5th, led to one BUI arrest, or boating under the influence. Several boats were reportedly on Lake Allatoona for a yacht club-sponsored fireworks display.  Witnesses reported that, around 11:30 PM, a ski boat hit a cabin cruiser-style boat from behind, going up and over the boat, causing injuries to the passengers on board and leading to a BUI arrest. Five passengers, including a 4-month-old baby, were … [Read more...]

Teen Disney Star Arrested for Underage DUI

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Disney Channel Star Arrested for Underage DUI in Malibu An 18-year-old Disney television star has been arrested for underage DUI charges after being pulled over for speeding near Los Angeles. Billy Unger, star of the Disney XD series “Lab Rats,” was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway around midnight on Saturday morning, when he was pulled over for speeding. Police suspected Unger was drunk when they pulled him over, so they had him blow into a Breathalyzer. Although Unger blew a 0.08 – the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) in most … [Read more...]

Operation Dry Water Focuses on how to Prevent BUI in Georgia

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Operation Dry Water Helps Prevent BUI in Georgia As July 4th approaches, law enforcement in Georgia will be increasingly present on lakes and rivers across the state for the annual Operation Dry Water Campaign to help prevent BUI – boating under the influence. For three days – June 27th through June 29th – boaters in Georgia can expect to see more local, state, and federal law enforcement agents patrolling the waters as part of Operation Dry Water, a campaign that seeks to educate and remind boaters about watercraft safety and BUI … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Driving Under The Influence of Drugs?

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Prescription Abuse:  Driving Under the Influence of Drugs A new study released from the Public Health Report shows that since 1993, the types of drivers who commit DUID – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – has increased significantly. Drivers that commit DUID are more likely to be 50 and older, according to the study, and are most likely to test positive for either prescription drugs or marijuana. "While we've seen a decrease over the years in motor vehicle fatalities involving people under the influence, the nature of those crashes … [Read more...]

Felony BUI Charges Issued After Fatal Boating Accident

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Felony BUI Charges Issued For Lake Marion Boating Accident A weekend boating accident this past Saturday night has led to the arrest of a man on felony BUI charges. The boating accident on Lake Marion left one man dead and resulted in felony BUI – boating under the influence – charge against another man. Reportedly, on Saturday evening, a boat hit a buoy just outside of Eutawville, SC, around 7:30 PM. Captain Robert McCullough of the Natural Resources Department says there were four people in the boat, and three were thrown into the … [Read more...]

Plea Deal on DUI Charges for Justin Bieber

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Plea Deal Awarded To Justin Bieber for DUI Charges in Florida Teen pop idol Justin Bieber has reportedly taken a plea deal in his Miami DUI case. Bieber was formally charged with driving under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest, and possessing an invalid driver’s license in January when a Miami police officer pulled the pop superstar over. Although Bieber had not been drinking and driving, the singer tested positive for marijuana, and was drag racing without a driver’s license. Police reports also state that the pop singer had … [Read more...]

SC Men Charged with Felony DUI

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Man Charged with Felony DUI After Pedestrian Struck and Killed State troopers have charged a Florence, SC man with child endangerment and felony DUI after he ran his truck off the road and hit a man mowing his lawn. Christopher Powell, 28, has been charged with felony driving under the influence after the pickup truck he was driving on Savannah Grove Road ran off the side and struck Juan Luna Ortuno, 35, who was mowing his lawn around 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 5th. Ortuno died at the scene. Powell has been charged with child … [Read more...]