Restricted Drivers License Option May Be Beneficial for Some Drivers Accused of DUI

A provision within California law allows drivers accused of DUI to receive a restricted drivers license which may offer these drivers the key to maintaining some normalcy in their lives and, perhaps more importantly, save their jobs. A DUI arrest can create massive upheaval in … [Read more...]

DUI Arrest Blood Draw Ruling by Supreme Court

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the issue of DUI arrest blood draw. They ruled that the loss of evidence accompanying the natural metabolization of alcohol in the bloodstream does not automatically create an emergency which justifies an exception to … [Read more...]

Even First-time DUI Convictions Can Exact a Severe Price Warns AAA

The total cost of a DUI conviction is substantial and wide-ranging, often exacting a toll on the driver personally, sometimes professionally and almost always financially. It's that last category where the price is going up in California, according to the Automobile Club of … [Read more...]

Santa Rosa DUI Checkpoints Saturday March 16th

There will be a Santa Rosa DUI Checkpoint this Saturday. St. Patrick's Day With St Patrick's day rapidly approaching, the Santa Rosa Police Department is gearing up to help insure for as safe a weekend as possible. According to this press release, the Santa Rosa Police … [Read more...]

Drunken joyride ends in wreck, guilty plea for teen DUI

A teenage boy from Novato pled guilty last week to a DUI-related charge as a result of an ill-fated ride that ended when he drove his mother’s SUV, carrying himself and five friends, into a ditch. The teen may qualify for a diversion program, pending a report by the probation … [Read more...]

New California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit

Technology advances are not limited to smaller cell phones or larger television screens.  Improvements on various fronts have also lead to major changes in all facets of life, including law enforcement.  The obvious truth is that the new California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit is … [Read more...]

Defenses to Fight a Sonoma County DUI

Back in May of this year, The Sonoma Patch reported on four Sonoma County DUI arrests for driving under the influence on the 11th 12th and 13th of the previous week.  Several of the DUI arrests involved repeat DUI offenders. With the 2012 holiday season almost upon us we thought … [Read more...]

Legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over fatal crash

A legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over her crashing her car into and killing the driver of a convertible. Heather Howell of Santa Rosa will face a second-degree murder charge as a result of the incident. A Sonoma County Superior Court judge ruled earlier … [Read more...]

Tourism and drunk driving in wine country – expert provides sobering news

As states continue to explore and pursue new and creative ways to increase tourism revenue, and increasingly look to wineries as tourism resource, a spokesman for the State of California provided some sobering news about tourism and drunk driving in wine country: namely, that a … [Read more...]

Supreme Court is to hear an involuntary DUI blood test case

The United States Supreme Court is to hear an involuntary DUI blood test case originating out of a Missouri DUI case. The DUI case demonstrates the conflict between law enforcement’s efforts to identify and prosecute drunk drivers and civil libertarians’ efforts to preserve … [Read more...]

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