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  • Drug related car crash deaths are rising sharply upwards in the past couple years in Utah. Most of the drug related fatal car crash deaths are a result of prescription drugs. According to the Deseret News: Deadly collisions in which a driver tested positive for illicit, prescribed or over-the-counter drugs rose from 67 in 2015 to 72 last year, a 7 percent increase. It's the highest number [...]

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    A man was arrested in Cottonwood Heights, Utah after he hit two cars while in the drive-thru line at the McDonald's located on 7024 South Highland Drive. After the man hit the two cars he accelerated at high rate in reverse and his truck went backwards on to Highland Drive. The man, Stanley Shane Gurule then drove over a concrete barrier where his truck became stuck. According to Fox 13:[...]

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    With St. Patrick's Day coming up tomorrow, Saturday March 17th Utah law enforcement agencies particularly the Utah High Way Patrol and local police forces in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah are ramping up their patrols for DUI checks.   According to KSL: Ahead of this weekend's activities, local safety officials are encouraging people to find a safe ride home and not test [...]

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    Utah might be the first state to allow self driving cars. The House Transportation Committee approved a bill that would make these cars legal throughout Utah. Some Utah lawmakers think this will help ease the amount of DUIs people are charged with when the new 0.05% DUI Law goes into effect. The new bill, HB371 is being sponsored by Representative Robert Spendlove, R-Sandy, and it is aimed [...]

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    On Thursday, February 22nd Senator Jim Dabakis presented Senate Bill 210 to Utah Lawmakers while legally drunk 0.05% BAC. The senator had two mimosas before having an aide drive him up to Capitol Hill. He had the drinks and did the presentation to prove how ridiculous the new 0.05% DUI Law really is.   According to Fox 13: "My entire presentation has been at .05 and you may say [...]

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    There is a new bill that has been introduced to congress that is trying to delay the new 0.05% BAC Utah DUI Law that goes into effect on New Year's Eve this year. According to Fox 13:   Rep. Karen Kwan, D-Taylorsville, introduced House Bill 345 last week, which delays Utah's new .05 DUI law until at least 2022. It also includes some changes making it so immigrant drivers are not [...]

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    A U.S. commissioned report by the National Academies of Sciences has suggested that the entire country needs to lower the DUI BAC limit for driving from 0.08% to 0.05% just like how Utah has done. The new Utah law won't go in effect until Dec. 30th of this year, but the National Academies of Sciences has suggested the other 49 states follow suit. This would mean that most women could only [...]

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    Scott D. Freitag the director of the Salt Lake City 911 Bureau and who alos serves on the Layton City Council was arrested for DUI on January 3rd. According to the Centerville, UT Police Department a sergeant stopped Freitag while he was trying to get on I-15 Southbound in Kaysville around 1:25 pm. The police officer noticed that Freitag was driving a Salt Lake City Corporation Car and was [...]

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    A drunk driver in a Maserati sports car caused a head-on crash on I-15 in Weber County early Saturday morning. The DUI collision occurred around 1 a.m. in the northbound side of I-15 near Riverdale Road, in Ogden.   The vehicle was driving over 80 mph and dodged several cars before causing a head-on collision with a woman driving a SUV. Upon collision the SUV flipped over the barrier [...]

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    The Utah Highway Patrol and various Utah law enforcement agencies are increasing enforcement of DUI patrols this holiday season. The Utah Highway Patrol has added 300 shifts that consist of troopers specifically looking for DUI drivers. “If you choose to drive while drinking, the officers standing behind me will make sure you don't have the opportunity to cause tragedy to someone else,” [...]

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