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Not Supposed to be Illegal to Drive Under the Influence in Utah!

This article came out today wherein there is going to be a crack down on impaired drivers in the Zion’s Utah area.  Notice the quote from  Zion Superintendent Jock Whitworth on the last line.  “Our message is simple and unwavering –

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DUI Checkpoint Under Scrutiny

 A controversial DUI checkpoint for drivers in Escondido, CA is now the subject of a court case. According to driver Angel Navarrette and passenger Daniel Alfaro, a heated exchange took place at that checkpoint, resulting in their arrest for resisting

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Fourth of July Utah DUI Round Up

 Fourth of July, Independence Day, is a DUI Defense Attorney’s busy time of the years.  Statewide law enforcement will be out looking to accuse citizens of DUI.  So as a reminder, first and foremost, do not drink then drive.  As

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Memorial Day 2009 Utah DUI Round-Up

 Law enforcement saturated the state campaigning with threats of checkpoints and pullovers for minor offenses to search citizens for alcohol.  I wonder what prohibition was like.  See here is the big lie.  The campaign slogan is "click it or ticket."

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What do you think about Utah Field Sobriety Checkpoints?

I saw this site on the internet that asked the question, "What do you think about DUI Check Points?"  The comments were interesting and people were pretty evenly split among for and against. The interesting response that was common among

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The Utah Highway Patrol made their Quota in Making DUI Arrests

The Utah Highway Patrol had 22 officers out on the weekend and made 24 DUI arrests.  They made and exceeded their quota.  The DUI Blitz is the modern DUI check point.  Check points are generally unconstitutional unless rigorous guidelines are

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Utah Highway Patrol Has Quotas to Make DUI Arrests

Its Memorial Day weekend for 2008.  Troopers have often claimed in the newspapers and in open court that there are no quotas to make arrests.  In this story below, Trooper Cameron Roden tells the news reports that the troopers are

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UHP Seem Disappointed in only 6 Utah DUI Arrests

Here is a follow up to the New Years Eve post where the there were car dealerships paying cops to arrest Salt Lake City and Provo City DUI suspects.  Many police worked overtime and many resources were pulled in for

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New Years Utah DUI Blitz

Fox 13 reported on December 31, 2007, about the DUI Blitz and checkpoints that were going to happen around the state for New Years Eve parties.  The UHP was on the "hunt" as they have called it in the past. 

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New Year’s brings New Utah DUI Checkpoint in Logan

The Logan Law Enforcement is going to be doing a DUI check point this weekend according to the Herald Journal.  The interesting thing is this.  The article says the officers are checking for drunk drivers not be their ability to

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