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  • Marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in nine states and thirty states have made medical marijuana legal. Utah will be voting this November on Proposition 2, which could legalize medical marijuana in Utah. With marijuana being used more widely and "legally" the increase in marijuana DUI drivers has grown. With Utah being sandwiched in between two states that have legalized [...]

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    You may think that your marijuana DUI charge will be easy to overcome, especially if you did marijuana legally in another state and were not impaired when you were pulled over. Think again. Marijuana use is still illegal in Utah. In fact, you can be charged with DUI and drug possession even if your arresting officer did not detect impairment. That is why it is important to work with experienced [...]

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    A corrections officer for the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison was arrested last month after she swerved her truck into the path of a motorcyclist, killing him. The motorcyclist was Tyrel Prior, a 26-year-old man from Salem, Utah. The corrections officer Brittney J. Bryan was driving after having consumed 12 beers the night before. She also had an open beer, marijuana edibles, a[...]

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    A man was arrested recently in Orem, Utah after signing for a package that contained $100,000 worth of drugs. Last Friday, 29-year-old Manteo Soto of Price was arrested for suspicion of distributing, offering, or arranging the distribution of a controlled substance. Recently Utah County Police received information from a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent that a package containing [...]

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    A woman in South Carolina was pulled over early August, 9th for driving 64 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. When the officer pulled her over they could tell that she had been drinking and suspected her for DUI. The police officer conducted three sobriety tests. The woman, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw blew a 0.18 BAC three times over the 0.08 legal limit in South Carolina. The police [...]

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    As I had mentioned in a previous post earlier this month the Utah Highway Patrol conducted a DUI Blitz for the 4th July Holiday that resulted in 22 DUI arrests, 2025 drivers pulled over, 1313 speeding tickets, 296 seat-belt tickets, and 95 vehicle crashes. With July 24th's Pioneer Day celebrations beginning last Friday, Utah Law Enforcement Agencies are again ramping up their efforts to catch [...]

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    Utah legislative representatives, prosecuting attorneys, and state officials are pushing for probation and parole reform. The main goal is to cut down on the number of adults in Utah who are on probation and parole and to lower state spending.   According to the Deseret News: "We have a problem of mass incarceration," said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, a Democrat. [...]

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    Marijuana has been legal in the State of Nevada for almost a year and half now. Since the legalization there has been an uptick in drug related DUI charges. However, two medical students discovered that the way law enforcement were testing drivers was giving out false sportive results. Traditionally enforcement agencies tested suspected drivers with urine tests, which were giving positive [...]

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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 women who was arrested during a traffic stop on I-15 in Utah County was found to have 35 pounds of meth in her car. The women, Josie Ricks, was pulled over while driving on the Utah Highway for going 81 miles per hour in 75 mile per hour zone despite slick road conditions. After initially being stopped Utah Highway Patrol Officers suspected Ricks of transporting drugs so they took her to a[...]

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