Law Enforcement

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

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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...

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Report: New NFL drug policy would suspend first-time DUI offenders but reduce fines

According to recent news reports, as the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) continue to discuss changes...

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Attorney General Holder Recommends New Sentencing Approach for Drug Offenses

In a speech to the American Bar Association on August 12, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder contrasted what...