As I have mentioned before Utah will be the first in the nation to enact a 0.05% BAC DUI law. This new law will be the toughest in the nation and will go into effect on December 30th this year. The Utah Highway Patrol is preparing to enforce this new law.
Utah legislative representatives, prosecuting attorneys, and state officials are pushing for probation and parole reform. The goal is to get people that have been cited for crimes in proper treatment programs. Like Drug Court for those arrested for Drug Crimes.
There's two things that Utah Police Officers can do after arresting and citing someone for DUI. 1. They can put the person in handcuffs and take them to jail. 2. They can call someone to come and pick up the DUI driver and take them home.
Like they do every year, the Utah Highway Patrol is planning on ramping up its efforts to patrol for DUI during this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.
The UHP has added 250 extra shifts starting tonight (Friday) and into late Monday night. These additional shifts will have extra officers patrolling for DUIs during the evening and late night shifts.
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