Research Firm Ranks States by DUI Leniency

Earlier this month, personal finance website and research group WalletHub published a study that ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia according to how strict or lenient they are in pursuing DUI (or DWI, in states like Texas) convictions. The authors of the study ranked states based on a number of metrics… Read more »

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 »