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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Marijuana DUI Crash Leads to Injuries, Arrest

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Eight People Injured in Marijuana DUI Crash in WA State A woman from Granite Falls, Washington faces serious charges related to marijuana DUI after she caused a crash that injured eight people, including children. Heather Marie Lee, 26, allegedly told officers that she had “smoked a bowl” earlier that day, and troopers reported finding a marijuana pipe in her car. She and several other people were injured in the crash, and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Lee has also been booked into Snohomish County Jail on multiple charges of … [Read more...]

Felony DUI Charge Results In Prison Time

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Felony DUI Charge Leads to 6-Year Sentence After Defendant Pleads Guilty A woman from Hanahan, SC was charged with one count of felony DUI last year after her drunk driving caused her to crash her car and kill a man. Lisa Victoria Pistolis, 26, pleaded guilty to the felony DUI charge on Tuesday, May 27th, in a Charleston courtroom. The judge sentenced Pistolis to six years in prison, then suspended the sentence to 4 years, 8 months. She was given credit for the 81 days that she has served in jail so far. On the afternoon of January 27th, … [Read more...]

NFL To Suspend Players for First-Offense DUI

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NFL Changes Drug Policy to Suspend Players After First-Offense DUI A DUI conviction can have life altering consequences and impact your professional livelihood.  Recently, the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) reviewed it's treatment of DUI, announcing that it may issue new punishment for DUI related charges. The issue of how to handle a DUI charge came up while the NFL and NFLPA were working toward an agreement regarding testing for human growth hormone (HGH). As part of this discussion, the topic of DUI came up, leading to some … [Read more...]

Man Arrested for DUI After His Child Refuses to Ride

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Man Tries to Pick up His Child from School Drunk, Gets DUI After Child Refuses Ride A Murfreesboro, Tennessee resident has been arrested on DUI charges after he attempted to pick his child up from school, but the child refused to go with him because the man was drunk. Brandon S. Patrick, 48, was arrested on DUI charges on Tuesday, May 13th. Reportedly, officers were called to his house after school officials notified them that he had driven drunk to pick up his child from school. “The minor child refused because he was intoxicated," … [Read more...]

Man Charged with DUI after Driving to Police Station

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Louisiana Man Drives Drunk to Police Station to File DUI Accident Report A Louisiana resident has been arrested on DUI charges after driving drunk to a police station to file an accident report. According to authorities, Patrick Ruffner, 31, called the police on Saturday around 3 AM after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Baton Rouge. As the victim of the crash, police told Ruffner to go to Troop A Headquarters to file an official report. However, when Ruffner arrived at the station, Trooper Jared Sandifer noticed that the man … [Read more...]