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  • Strange things always seem to happen in the Florida and this latest DUI arrest seems to follow along with that trend. On Saturday November 4th, a 53 year-old woman was arrested by Florida Police for allegedly riding her horse while drunk on a very busy highway.   She had ridden the horse for close to 15 miles before she was pulled over. She was arrested in Polk City which is about 35[...]

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    Alex Wubbel, the University of Utah Nurse who was arrested after she refused to cooperate on the illegal blood draw without a warrant has reached a settlement with the Salt Lake City Police Department. The agreement will pay Wubbels $500,000 and settle all possibilities of legal action concerning the arrest.   I posted a couple weeks ago that the cop, Jeff Payne who requested the illegal[...]

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    The Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council is investigating a tiered system of penalties for Utah drivers that are arrested for drunk driving under the upcoming 0.05% BAC Law, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The group has spent months studying to see if lighter penalties for those convicted of DUI between the 0.05% and 0.08% BAC would be effective. The study found that giving these [...]

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    The American Council on Addiction and Alcohol Problems gave praise to Utah governor Gary Herbert recently for his signing of the new bill to lower the legal BAC level from 0.08% to 0.05%. "The standard in most if not all states is .08," says ACAAP president Rob Chambers. "What's interesting is that for those with a commercial driver's license the blood alcohol level is .04, but [this] will lower [...]

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    The Utah detective who violently detained a nurse after refusing  to take a blood sample has been fired. A Salt Lake City police spokesman said that Jeff Payne had been fired in connection with incident on July 26th. Payne's supervisor Lt. James Tracy has also been fired over the incident as well. The Salt Police Department called Payne's conduct "inappropriate, unreasonable, and [...]

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    Next time you see a deer along side the rode in Utah don't be so sure that it is real... The Utah Division of Wildlife have begun using robotic deer decoys to catch hunters in Utah and surrounding states on poaching violations.   In Southern Utah officials began using the deer decoy during the Utah's recent archery deer buck hunt. Officials have been placing the deer in areas in which [...]

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    This past week on Wednesday September 20th, police responded to a roll over crash in Centerville on Legacy Parkway. The Utah Highway Patrol arrived on the scene to discover a car that had rolled end over end and had ejected the drive from his vehicle because the driver was not wearing his seat-belt. According to the Utah Highway Patrol the car was traveling at very high rate of speed and [...]

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    Four University of Utah Students were caught vandalizing the cougar statue at Brigham Young University the morning of September 9th the same day as the Ute - Cougar rivalry Football game also known as the "Holy War". The students had spray painted two red "U" logos on the cougar along with a white smiley face. The suspects were two males ages 18, and 20 and two females ages 18 and 19. The [...]

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    According to the Desert News the chairman of the Cedar City Planning Commission and candidate for City Council was arrested for investigation of DUI over the weekend. The iron County sheriff's department booked Richard Gillette (52) for driving under the influence and having an open container on Saturday September, 9th around 6:30 pm. According to the Utah Highway Patrol's test Gillette had a [...]

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    The long three day Labor Day Weekend ranks third in DUI crashes in Utah for Holiday weekends. So to counteract this Utah law enforcement are ramping up their DUI patrols and DUI officers in Tooele, Salt Lake City, Davis County, and throughout the entire state of Utah. In the past three years there have been an average of 28 DUI related crashes in Utah during the Labor Day Weekend.   [...]

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