A Colorado driver allegedly led law enforcement officers on a four county chase. Police claim the driver was traveling at speeds of 100 to 110 miles per hour, and several times swerved to avoid spike strips that authorities had placed upon the road.
The Colorado State Patrol has announced that it arrested 421 individuals for DUI over Super Bowl weekend. This is close to 150 arrests more than occurred during Super Bowl weekend in 2012.
When police responded to a call about a woman with a flat tire in Los Angeles recently, they claim to have noticed signs that the 33-year-old driver was intoxicated, and she was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence. The police say she had a blood-alcohol content of .19 -- more than twice the legal limit. Her 11-year-old daughter was also in the car, which added a count of child endangerment to the criminal charges the driver faces.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of whether police officers must obtain a search warrant before forcibly taking blood samples from a drunk driving suspect. Legal analysts believe that the case will shape privacy rights for drivers across America.
A Pueblo County case brings up a question: Why wasn't a Colorado Department of Corrections investigator treated the way the majority of the public would be treated following a DUI arrest? A recent report identifies a problem within the county, but exactly what the problem is is up for debate or interpretation. Either legal officials get preferential treatment within the system or the system has no clear standards regarding the handling of DUI arrests.