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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

UT's alcohol driving limit lowered .05 percent -- is CO next?

Two months ago, Utah became the first state in the nation to lower the legal blood-alcohol-content (BAC) level for driving from .08 percent to .05 percent -- a controversial move to many.

Even when not impaired, marijuana users may face DUID charges

Even though the recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, that doesn't mean the state's driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID) laws are any more lenient. In fact, these laws continue to be very strict when it comes to marijuana use, despite it now being legal.

Colorado's DUI and DUID process in 8 steps

Let's face it, Colorado's drunk driving laws can be extremely confusing, especially when you consider all of the possible offenses, including driving while ability impaired (DWAI), driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), just to name a few. And, now that the recreational use of marijuana is no longer against the law, it is even more complicated.

Which is penalized worse: failing a breath test or refusing one?

Like many other states, Colorado has an expressed consent law that states that drivers are “deemed to have expressed [their] consent” to chemical testing simply by driving anywhere within Colorado.

Colorado DWAI charge nothing to lightly shrug off for a motorist

If you are a Colorado motorist who just happens to have a fixation on acronyms in the criminal law realm (there are stranger preoccupations), this one might interest you: DWAI.

Blood or breath: What's the best sobriety test option?

You were pulled over by police in Colorado, and they suspect you've been drinking and driving. Then, the moment of truth comes. They gave you the option of taking a Breathalyzer test or submitting to a blood test. Both sobriety test options have their own unique advantages and disadvantages when you are facing the threat of a criminal charge of driving under the influence.

A DUI arrest doesn't always mean a conviction

Maybe you had a couple of drinks with family or friends. Maybe you got behind the wheel afterward. A police officer stopped you and after conducting some tests, he or she suspected you of driving under the influence. Does an arrest equal a conviction?

Sheriff's deputy allegedly intoxicated at work, gets arrested

If you've been enjoying the benefits of a good, strong drink for a number years, it' easy to underestimate just how intoxicated you are. The human body builds up a remarkable tolerance to alcohol, leaving many individuals who are legally impaired believing that they are perfectly fine to operate a vehicle or engage in other activities. In fact, it can happen to just about anyone.

Luck of the leprechaun this Friday? Police say don't bet on it

For those who like to occasionally meet and socialize outside their homes with friends (and, candidly, who doesn't fit that description?), is it really propitious that St. Patrick's Day -- certainly on the short list of any calendar entry vying for top-party day of the year -- falls on a Friday this year?