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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

11 DUIs: man held after yet another DUI

It wasn't even three weeks ago that we brought you the story of a man who was arrested for the 10th time on the charge of driving under the influence. That's an astonishing number of DUI arrests, but one of the other main points from that story is that the media likes to cover these outlandish stories and make light of the person's unfortunate circumstances.

Financial toll of a DUI: consider these important factors

When you are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, there are a number of consequences that accompany the accusation. For example, your personal reputation will be damaged. Your friends and family may view you differently or treat you differently. There could also be professional consequences. You could lose your job or have penalties imposed upon you at your job -- or you could find it difficult to find new work if you don't have a job currently.

Colorado DUI patrol catches 276 people during Super Bowl weekend

Last week, we wrote a post that served as a warning to Colorado residents about drinking during the Super Bowl and then getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Many people heeded that warning -- and unfortunately, many people didn't. According to a task force of 76 law enforcement agencies that had a goal of finding drunk drivers during Super Bowl Weekend, there were 276 drunk driving arrests from Feb. 5 to Feb.8 under this heightened DUI patrol.

Cars aren't the only vehicle that can trigger a DUI

When you hear about a drunk driving case, chances are you aren't thinking about it occurring on a body of water. However, boating under the influence is a very real charge, and it carries many of the same penalties that a DUI has. The penalties are largely influenced by the circumstances of your case and the laws that apply in your state. For example, here in Colorado, the blood alcohol limit for a boater is 0.10.

There is a lot to consider after being charged with a DUI offense

Last week, we wrote about how Super Bowl Sunday is statistically a heightened day when it comes to drunk driving offenses. Now that Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone -- and the hometown Denver Broncos have raised the Lombardi Trophy -- there will be plenty of stories that come out in the days ahead that highlight all of the DUI offenses that occurred during Super Bowl Weekend. It's all part of the cycle.

This Sunday, be careful for the Super Bowl

This Sunday is the Super Bowl, a day that is, at least symbolically, a national holiday. Many people will gather with friends and family to watch the big game. Here in Colorado, this takes on a very special feel because the Denver Broncos are in the Super Bowl for the second time in three years. Bronco fans don't like to think about the last Super Bowl, and there could be a reason other than the final score.

After 10 DUIs, man gets 3 years in prison

A man crashed in Colorado Springs last year while he was under the influence of alcohol. Recently, he was sentenced to three years in prison, though he faced the possibility of six years in jail. What is noteworthy about this story is that the convicted individual had nine previous DUIs in his life. Though most of his prior offenses occurred in the 1980s and 1990s, this still marks the 10th drunk driving offense of his life.

On background checks and DUI expungement

When someone is accused of drunk driving, the damage to their personal life and professional reputation can be permanent. There are so many penalties and consequences, both direct and indirect, that involve a DUI charge that the accused person could feel the sting of this punishment for a long time. They may not be able to find a new job or even maintain the one that they have. DUIs are especially punishing for people who have a commercial driver's license.

On DUI stories, and how they are treated by the media

One of the interesting aspects to drunk driving cases is the way they are treated by the media. It has become standard for new organizations to immediately patronize drunk driving suspects when a DUI story breaks out. Whether that occurs or not, the story could also be accompanied by smarmy takes that point out the behavior or actions of a person accused of driving drunk, forgetting that person's humanity for a moment just to take a shot at some humor.

Study says ride-sharing services have huge impact on DUIs

A new study performed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving makes a very interesting claim: that ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are having a dramatic impact on the world of drunk driving. More specifically, these ride-sharing services are greatly decreasing the number of people who drive drunk out on the road.