Law Enforcement

Blog articles on Sobering Up that address the burden alcohol and drunk driving have on law enforcement agencies across the country.

DUI Checkpoint Sign
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DUI Checkpoints: Advertise or Surprise?

The goal of DUI checkpoints is primarily deterrence: to raise the perceived risk of arrest, and secondarily to...

Links between drugged driving and drunk driving
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In Best Known “Pot” State, Most Impaired Driving Still Linked to Alcohol

When Colorado became the first U.S. state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, some expressed...

DUI and Sobriety Checkpoint Sign
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Flexible Sobriety Checkpoints Are A Low-Cost Tactic For Deterring DUIs

On a Saturday night last month, a sobriety checkpoint in Harrisburg, PA stopped 475 vehicles. But for all...

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When It Comes To Boating, Alcohol and Water Don’t Mix

With summertime boating season underway, it’s important to remember that impaired driving isn’t limited to the roadways. Boating under...

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Texas Using Technology to Speed Up DUI Warrants

When suspected drunk drivers in Galveston, Texas, refuse a breath or sobriety test, police officers don’t have to...

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NHTSA Studies Show Drugged Driving Increasing, But Drunk Driving More Dangerous

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released two new studies that highlight the changing landscape of...

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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Revisit Warrantless Blood Draws for DUIs

The Supreme Court has turned down a request from prosecutors in Colorado to reconsider the use of warrantless...

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Minnesota High Court Reviews Implied Consent in Drunk Driving Cases

All 50 states have implied consent laws, which state that by having a license drivers agree to alcohol testing...

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Should Passengers be Held Responsible for Drunk Drivers?

Thomas Gallagher has a long history of alcohol-related offenses and, sadly, it is not surprising that he was...

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New Study: Roadside Lasers Can Detect Alcohol Vapors in Cars?

Studies show that first-time DUI offenders drive drunk an average of 80 times before getting caught. While many...