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Posts tagged "DUI"

How binge drinking leads to impaired young drivers

Binge drinking is very popular with teenagers, especially those who are experiencing life on a college campus, but alcohol doesn't mix well with the responsibility of driving a car. When teens who have been binge drinking get behind the wheel, they are a danger to themselves and everyone else on the road.

Diabetes may cause inaccurate breath test readings

A breath test, given to someone suspected of driving under the influence, is used to measure blood alcohol content, or BAC. The breath test is performed using a small, lightweight device called a breathalyzer. If you are stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, a police officer may ask you to blow into this device continuously for five seconds or longer to test deep lung air.

How to not get pulled over by the cops

We have all seen those drivers: those who text while driving, not paying attention to the road, those who tailgate or change lanes without signaling, those aggressive drivers speeding around slower cars. While nobody's perfect, it is definitely easier to get pulled over than you think. If you want to avoid being pulled over, as most of people do, it can help to know what to avoid doing while on the road. 

Ignition interlock devices could be required for repeat MN DWI offenders

If a bill that recently passed in the Public Safety Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives gets enacted, everyone convicted of repeat driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI) in Minnesota will face an additional punishment: installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device in every vehicle they own or have registered in their name.