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.
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.
Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but mistakes happen. If you were pulled over by police for driving while intoxicated, hopefully you contacted an attorney and have resolved the matter, ready to move on.
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.
Did you know that you can get charged with DWI in Minnesota without taking a sip of alcohol or an illegal drug? That's right, DWI charges can stem from the use of legal prescription drugs.
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.
When police arrest drivers for DWI, they often make it seem like they have an airtight case before charges have even been filed. Citizens must remember: DWI suspects are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law.
Being pulled over on suspicion of DUI is a scary experience. Many people don't know what to do and they feel as if they don't have time to stop and think. It may seem easiest to comply with everything the police officer asks you to do. But that isn't always the right choice.
You may not have heard of it, but operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol or drugs (SWI), is a criminal charge in Minnesota. And just like DUI, it is a serious matter.