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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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    There are a number of ridiculous laws in Utah that are considered Class B Misdemeanors and could possibly cost you six months in Jail. A Utah lawmaker is currently reviewing these laws and working on lowering the penalties for breaking these laws. The lawmaker leading this charge is Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City. “Something like holding a raccoon, up to six months in jail,” [...]

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    According to Wikipedia: "Auto-brewery syndrome, also known as gut fermentation syndrome, is a rare medical condition in which intoxicating quantities of ethanol are produced through endogenous fermentation within the digestive system. The effects of the disease can have profound effects on everyday life. As well, the recurring side effects of excessive belching, dizziness, dry mouth, [...]

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    Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox approved the initiative to start a campaign to gain signatures for a petition to legalize medical marijuana in Utah. The petition is being led by the Utah Patients Coalition and the initiative gained approval from from state officials after support of the ten meetings held throughout the state. The Utah Legalize Medical Marijuana Petition needs to collect 113,143 signatures [...]

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    Utah Representative Karen Kwan is working on a bill aimed at changing or repealing the new 0.05% DUI Law that will go into affect at the beginning of next year. Rep. Kwan is also a part of the legislatures transportation committee and is part of a group of law makers that are reviewing the new 0.05% DUI Law.   She and her group are looking at the new law and assessing what changes [...]

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    DUI arrests are by far the most common arrest in the United States. Surprisingly a lot of these DUI arrests are from repeat offenders. The way the court and criminal justice system works is that they focus on penalizing most DUI offenders driving privileges. These penalties range from taking away driving privileges all together for a certain amount of time. Having the driver install an [...]

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    A study shows that many of the drivers who are convicted of DUI in Utah and are required to use an ignition interlock device. A system that basically acts as a breathalyzer device in your car and will not start if the driver has any alcohol on their breath. Drivers are avoiding using the device all together. These ignition interlock devices are required for many of the drivers convicted of DUIs [...]

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    Recently the founder of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Candace Lightner took to the Salt Lake Tribune to write an op-ed piece about why she is against Utah's upcoming DUI law to lower the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to 0.05%. In her article she brings up new concerns such as distracted driving and driving while high on prescription drugs and legal marijuana in Tooele, Salt Lake City, [...]

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    A retired police officer was recently arrested with over 200 pounds of marijuana in his truck in Tooele, Utah. Edward Jasper Hansen, 67 was charged two months ago with over 100 pounds of marijuana possession, a Third-Degree Felony and delivering drug paraphernalia which is A Class Misdemeanor. Edward Jasper Hansen is a former Atlanta, Georgia police officer. He used to work with in the [...]

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