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5 Ways to Avoid A DUI over the Thanksgiving Holiday
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5 Ways to Avoid A DUI over the Thanksgiving Holiday

When you think of holiday drinking, New Year’s Eve or Saint Patrick’s Day probably come to mind. Thanksgiving probably isn’t first the holiday that you would associate with drunk driving.

 

But the Thanksgiving Holidays have more than their fair share of drinking. In fact, a study conducted by Forbes found that the Thanksgiving Holidays have the highest number of traffic fatalities each year, many of which are due to drunk drivers.

 

For many, Thanksgiving celebrations begin the night … Read More

Drive Sober Campaign in Effect in Chicago until Labor Day
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Drive Sober Campaign in Effect in Chicago until Labor Day

 

This Labor Day season, Chicago cops are hosting a different sort of end-of-summer event—a widespread crackdown on DUI offenders. The department is partnering with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association and Illinois Department of Transportation for their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. It began on August 23 and continues through Labor Day on September 7, so currently we’re right in the middle of it.

 

How does it work?

 

Along with roughly 10,000 police departments … Read More

More DUI Checkpoints in Latino and African American Neighborhoods
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More DUI Checkpoints in Latino and African American Neighborhoods

DUI checkpoints—sometimes referred to as sobriety checkpoints—are roadblocks set up by officers to stop vehicles to check for drunk drivers. DUI checkpoints are designed to achieve surprise, and are often set up in areas not visible to approaching traffic. Typically, vehicles are stopped in a specific sequence, such as every other vehicle, or every fourth and fifth vehicle. If an officer’s initial encounter with a driver gives him or her reasonable suspicion that the driver is drunk, the officer may … Read More

You Can’t Run From DUIs, but You Can Fight Them
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You Can’t Run From DUIs, but You Can Fight Them

Hopefully, your New Year’s Eve celebrations went off without a hitch. There’s no better way to start a New Year than by having a nice celebration with friends and family so that you can jump into the New Year refreshed, recharged, and ready to go.

Unfortunately for some, the New Year is already off to a less than ideal start. For the 20 men and women arrested in Chicago’s DUI warrant sweep on New Year’s Eve, 2015 has begun on … Read More

What to Do When New Year’s Mistakes Lead to Charges
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What to Do When New Year’s Mistakes Lead to Charges

In the days leading up to New Year’s Eve, it seems that every media outlet from The New York Times to BuzzFeed is filled with articles on how to make the most out of your New Year’s celebrations—from which outfits to wear to which bars to visit in your area. In the days following New Year’s, however, the headlines get a lot bleaker—stories about arrests, drunk driving accidents, and domestic abuses scream out from every newspaper and website.

 

As … Read More