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July 2015 Archives

The facts about Xanax, driving and DUID

Our world is an agitating place, with nonstop streams of detailed information coming at us from all directions. It is no surprise then that anti-anxiety drug Xanax is one of the most prescribed medications on the market.

After most recent DUI, Ty Lawson traded by Denver Nuggets

Just as point guard Ty Lawson lit up opponents with his passing and scoring skills, so too did the Denver Nuggets light up sports media with their trade sending the troubled star to the Houston Rockets. In return for Lawson, the Nuggets are to receive four players and a first-round pick in next year's NBA draft.

Denver DUI attorneys can help clients get drug counseling

There is an infinite number of ways to become dependent on drugs, but one route has become increasingly popular in recent years: dependency that begins innocently with legitimate prescriptions for painkilling medications. In many of these situations, a person sustains an injury and then gets a prescription from a doctor to help with the pain. Before the patient realizes it, they can become dependent on the drugs.

Denver Xanax users: Anti-anxiety drug can result in DUID arrests

There's little doubt that the irony will not be lost on Denver residents who are prescribed the anti-anxiety drug, Xanax: using the medication while driving can sometimes end with an arrest for DUID (driving under the influence of drugs). We do not in any way intend for that information to cause anxiety, of course.

Prescription drugs, older adults and DUI

Regular readers of our Denver DUI blog know we have repeatedly addressed concerns people have with finding themselves in jail for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Today, we're going to look at a particular group of people -- older drivers -- who are more likely to be taking prescriptions than the rest of the population and are therefore at perhaps greater risk of driving while impaired by prescribed medications.

Colorado's weekend DUI numbers roll in

It was a three-day weekend of fireworks, hot dogs, friends, picnics, family and fun. Last weekend's Fourth of July celebration was also a time in which the Denver Police Department and other Colorado law enforcement agencies stepped up efforts to identify and arrest people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Colorado steps up efforts to get accurate alcohol blood tests

On the first day of this month, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Forensic Services began toxicology testing for DUI cases involving alcohol or drugs. The testing service will spread to Denver later this year, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

Denver police to blow up holiday weekends with DUI arrests

It's the nation's birthday and celebrations are invariably loud and colorful. They smell good, too, with delicious scents wafting through the Denver air from grills ready to feed hungry masses of family and friends.