What Does the Supreme Court’s Ruling Mean for DWI in Texas?

Last month, after reviewing a series of drunk driving-related cases, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a 5-3 decision that could change local DUI and DWI laws throughout the country. The court ruled that while police officers must obtain a search warrant to collect a blood draw from a suspected intoxicated driver, they can… Read more »

Safety Experts Debate DUI Testing Standards for Marijuana

As of October, 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Of these, four states and D.C. have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well. This year, at least three more states are scheduled to vote on measures to legalize marijuana in one form or another. After watching Colorado generate millions… Read more »

Sailor’s DWI Arrest Prompts Navy to Ban Drinking in Okinawa

A U.S. sailor was arrested in Okinawa, Japan this past weekend for DWI. The sailor, Aimee Mejia, was driving on a major highway when she crossed over the center line and crashed into two cars head-on. No one was reported killed in the crash, but two Japanese citizens were injured. A blood alcohol test reported… Read more »

Officials in Texas Debate the Merits of Sobriety Checkpoints

This weekend, millions of Americans will get together to light up the grill, crack open a few beers and celebrate the first long weekend of cookout season. While the vast majority of these people will drink responsibly, others will inevitably make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel after having one too many. Throughout… Read more »

How has Uber Affected DWI Arrests in Texas?

In a recent article, the Austin American Statesman reported that services like Uber and Lyft may not be lowering DWI arrest rates. The article compared DWI arrest rates and DWI related crash rates between 2014, before Uber and Lyft were operating in Austin, and the 2015 stats after the services were accepting business. The numbers… Read more »

Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Charged With DUI in Montana

On April 8, 2016 the former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden was arrested for DUI. This former SEAL, Rob O’Neill, was found asleep behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle. Officers reported that O’Neill failed a number of field sobriety tests and refused to submit… Read more »