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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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    Early this year I posted about an ad that the American Beverage Institute ran that compared Utah's new 0.05% DUI Law to driving while elderly. The ad featured many of the Utah government officials who voted to pass Utah's new 0.05% BAC limit. The American Beverage Institute isn't stopping there and has once again returned to Utah's Capitol Hill to make a case for the new law's repeal. [...]

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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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