Topics: Driving & Motor Vehicles - 81 results


Posted 10 months ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Sylvia Hsieh  
Can You Be Arrested for DUI on a Motorized Shopping Cart?

The next time you’re tempted to do some shopping after knocking a few back at the local bar, consider this: An Alaska man was charged with driving under the influence while pushing a shopping cart into traffic in a grocery store parking lot. Merrill Keith Moses, 63, was arrested and charged with DUI after an employee of the grocery store in Fairbanks called police around 9:45 p.m. in the evening, worried that the drunken Moses would be hit by a …

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Drunk Golfer Must Pay $1.5M for Killing Couple

A drunk driver who slammed his pick up truck into a couple’s motorcycle in Easton, Penn., must pay the families of the victims $1.5 million. Patrick Petti and Barbara A. Warren were engaged when they were struck and killed by James M. Black. Before the crash, Black had been drinking at the Riverview Country Club in Forks Township, Penn., and tested with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit after the 2008 accident. The families of the couple sued …

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Can Undocumented Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses?

The ability to drive a car can be essential to many of the tasks of daily life — taking the kids to school, picking up groceries, going to the doctor and, perhaps most importantly, getting to work. Most states do not issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. This leaves immigrants with a difficult choice: meeting their daily needs or risking arrest for driving without a license. A driver’s license also serves as an ID to obtain many essential services and …

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Posted 11 months ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles Marijuana by Janet Raasch  
How High Is Too High To Drive?

Washington and Colorado both passed laws in 2013 allowing the recreational use of marijuana. Nineteen states plus the District of Columbia allow medicinal use of marijuana. Do these changes mean that you can now drive with marijuana in your system?  Yes and no, depending on where you are and how much you use. Just as you are not allowed to drive after drinking too much, you are not allowed to drive after using too much marijuana. Just how much is …

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Blood Alcohol Content Limit for DUI Could Drop to .05%

The legal limit for drivers’ blood alcohol content should drop to .05% from its current level of .08%, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended this week. Lowering the limit at which a driver is subject to arrest “could reasonably be expected to have a broad deterrent effect, thereby reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities from crashes associated with impaired driving,” the NTSB asserts in its report. About 1.4 million people are arrested for driving under the influence each year. …

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