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  • Last Friday morning in Draper, Utah a 19-year-old DUI driver Steven Ray Becky purposely swerved to hit an 11-year-old girl who was riding around a residential neighborhood on an electric scooter. After hitting the girl his car hit a rock and overturned into someone's front yard. After getting out of the vehicle Becky charged the girl and told her "we all have to die sometime". Becky then tried[...]

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    Mexican Hat is a small town in southeastern Utah near the Navajo reservation. This Wednesday, April 24th a Utah police officer was arrested by the Navajo police department on the suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.   Mexican Hat Rock Utah, United States of America According to Fox News: Several people called to report an impaired driver on US 163 around 8:40 p.m. that night.[...]

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    Saratoga Springs Police arrested a man after a high speed chase down Redwood Road. Police received reports of a man driving recklessly, running red lights, and going into opposite lanes of on coming traffic.   According to the Daily Herald: Police stopped the driver, Michael Hardy, who had a warrant from the U.S. Marshal’s Office for probation violation, reports state. Hardy, [...]

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    Utah's new DUI Law dropped the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) level from 0.08% to 0.05% in January of this year. I have posted about the new law several times. The Utah Highway Patrol recently released some statistics from January of this year regarding the 0.05% DUI Arrests.   According to the Deseret News: A total of 844 people were arrested for investigation of DUI in January,[...]

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    Like they do every year, the Utah Highway Patrol conducted a DUI blitz over the St. Patrick's Day Weekend. The UHP made the announcement of the DUI blitz leading up to the weekend yet many drivers still chose to drink and drive. The St. Patrick's Day DUI blitz began at 9:00 pm on Saturday March 16th at the UHP headquarters in Murray with 75 additional troopers on the roads last weekend. [...]

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    A new study has been published by the American Public Health Association stating that Utah's new 0.05% BAC DUI Law is ethically acceptable. Here is an excerpt from the study: “Ultimately, our analysis suggests that BAC [blood alcohol content] 0.05 laws are ethically desirable because they are likely to prevent substantial harm with minimal restrictions,” wrote Stephanie Morain, [...]

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    On Tuesday, February 13th police stopped 36 year old Crosby Camp for a routine traffic stop in Ivins, Utah. Once Camp was pulled over the Utah Police discovered that his Arizona drivers license had been revoked. He also had a warrant out for his arrest in Arizona as well. The officers asked Camp to get out of his vehicle. When he refused and put the keys back in the ignition and started the [...]

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    Amending Criminal Convictions To A Lesser Offense In Salt Lake City   Under Utah's Criminal Code (Title 76, Chapter 3, Section 402), it is possible to lower convictions by one degree if the prosecutor and the judge agree. This statutory provision, commonly known as a 402 reduction, can make a world of difference in the penalties and the long-term ramifications. Lessening the severity[...]

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    Earlier today a woman crashed into a Utah Highway Patrol Officer's vehicle in Sandy. The crash occurred at 9000 South on I-15 heading northbound at 9:30 in the morning. According to Fox 13:   A woman has been arrested for DUI after troopers say she crashed into a patrol vehicle performing a slow-down maneuver on I-15 in Sandy Friday morning. Sgt. Nick Street of the Utah Highway [...]

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    Early on Tuesday January 1st, New Year's Day a Wyoming man was stopped in Coalville. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath and administered a breathalyzer test. The man blew a 0.089% BAC. He was brought back to the station and had the official breathalyzer test administered 90 minutes later. The man blew a 0.059% BAC, which is over Utah's new legal limit of 0.05%.   According [...]

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