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Drug-Related Deadly Crashes Rising in Utah

The number of fatal car crashes linked to drivers on drugs has spiked in the last two years in Utah while alcohol-related fatal wrecks have declined slightly, state figures show. The state Legislature’s annual report on driving under the influence …

Massachusetts High Court Rules That Drunk Driving Tests Not Valid for Pot

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Tuesday that field sobriety tests typically used in drunken-driving cases cannot be treated as conclusive evidence that a motorist was operating under the influence of marijuana. The Supreme Judicial Court said it was reasonable for police …

Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests. The …

Utah Police Say Tougher DUI Law May Require Revised Training, Rules

Some in Utah law enforcement say a new law giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country could change how officers screen people for DUI and look for signs someone’s blood alcohol level is over the new 0.05 …

Utah Governor Likely to Sign Bill That Would Lower DUI Limit to 0.05%

Utah could soon have the strictest DUI threshold in the nation after state lawmakers on Wednesday night voted to lower the limit for a driver’s blood-alcohol content to 0.05 percent, down from 0.08 percent. The measure heads to Utah’s governor, …

Legislation to Make Utah’s DUI Limit Stricter Passes Latest Hurdle

Utah lawmakers backed legislation on Wednesday that could make the state’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent. Members of a Senate transportation committee voted in favor of the plan, …

Indiana Driver Involved in Double Fatal Tesla Crash Intoxicated at Time

The driver of a speeding Tesla electric car that crashed and burned in Indianapolis, Ind., killing her and a passenger, was too drunk to drive, according to a police report released Wednesday. The report, which includes toxicology test results, said …

Wisconsin Legislators Reignite Fight Against Drunk Driving

Two Republican lawmakers have reintroduced three bills in the Wisconsin Legislature that would impose stiffer penalties and ignition interlock requirements for drunken drivers. Rep. Jim Ott of Mequon and Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills introduced the bills Thursday. One …

Forensic Estimates Questioned in Drunken Driving Cases

The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island, N.Y., highway at nearly 100 mph this summer and slammed into a car carrying a family home from a church gathering, causing a …

Wisconsin Driver Blames Beer Battered Fish Fry for DUI

Authorities say a Wisconsin man suspected of his 10th drunken driving offense is blaming a Wisconsin tradition for his latest legal troubles. A criminal complaint filed in Adams County says 75-year-old John Przybyla told the deputy that stopped him that …