Posts Tagged: DUI

Judge Dismisses DUI – Woman Claims Her Body Brews Alcohol

A judge in Hamburg, New York dismissed a DUI case against a woman who claimed a unique medical condition – a condition that causes her body to brew alcohol.  The condition is called “gut fermentation syndrome” or “auto brewery syndrome.”  The syndrome causes the body to convert carbohydrates found in food into alcohol.  When the… Read more »

10x DUI Offender Sentenced

A judge in Weld County handed down the first felony DUI sentence in the county.  In August, a new law took effect, making a fourth DUI in a lifetime a class 4 felony.  The Weld County defendant had 9 prior alcohol or drug related driving offenses.  Cumulatively, he had spent 12 years on probation and… Read more »

DUI Law Struck Down by Hawaii Court

Hawaii’s Supreme Court struck down a law that may result in dismissal of over 3000 DUI cases.  The Court held that a law that criminalizes refusal of a blood or breath test violates a driver’s Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure. A 2011 law made it a crime, punishable by up to 30… Read more »

Rachael Ray Tries DUI Tests

Rachael Ray, a celebrity cook with her own television show, tried to perform roadside maneuvers on her show and was not able to do them very well.  Roadside tests are given to people suspected of DUI.  The officer had her do the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, which is an eye test, and part of the… Read more »

Ty Lawson Arrested for 2nd DUI

Denver Nuggets player, Ty Lawson, was arrested in Los Angeles for suspicion of DUI.  He was arrested in Denver for a DUI in January.  He posted a $1500 bond on his Denver case and he was out on bond when he picked up the new arrest.  Conditions of his bond are no alcohol consumption, monitored… Read more »

Most DUI Arrests in Denver

DUI patrols will be increased this weekend because of the Fourth of July holiday.   Project Know ran a study calculating DUI arrests in Colorado.  Colorado ranks third among the states for the number of annual DUI arrests, behind only North and South Dakota.  In particular, Denver has a large number of DUI arrests. Westword recently ran… Read more »