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Blood Alcohol Tests Archives

In Colorado, you've already given consent to a DUI test

The familiar flashers light up as you’re driving west on Denver’s Interstate 70. A police officer asks if you to take a chemical test that will help determine if you are driving under the influence. Here’s the situation, though: the officer knows before he or she asks that you have already consented to take the test.

Is 'seamless' DUI prevention on horizon?

Every breath you take. Every move you make. Your car will be watching you. At least that’s the hope of some federal safety regulators at work on technology to detect alcohol in a driver’s breath or touch.

The worst DUI days of the year

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Colorado Breathalyzer tests questioned after faulty calibration

Imagine that you're driving an hour north of Denver in Weld County. A police officer pulls you over and asks you to take a breath test. You're informed that the test shows that your blood alcohol content is unacceptably high. You are then placed under arrest for driving under the influence.

Denver radio station examines DUID confusion

Colorado Public Radio in Denver recently broadcast an interesting report that included the story of a medical marijuana user. As the man drove on Interstate 70, he talked about his worry that he will one day be charged with DUID, or driving under the influence on drugs.

A glimpse into the future of Colorado DUI enforcement?

We have more than once written about the efforts of politicians to toughen Colorado DUI laws. Politicians are busy crafting ever-harsher penalties elsewhere, too. One example is Florida, where lawmakers are considering a law that would require repeat DUI offenders to submit to two breath tests per day.