Using Cannabis in Utah Can be Convicted as Stoned Driving – Legislator is trying to authorize felony prosecutions of the drivers with THC in their blood

By |2020-01-06T23:00:20-07:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Utah Laws|

A legislator in Utah is working on plans to introduce a bill that makes drivers presumptively impaired when they exceed certain THC blood levels. State Rep Steve Waldrip states they are “treating marijuana intoxication as a lesser offense then alcohol intoxication” because it is stated that THC blood levels unlike alcohol blood levels, are not a [...]

Drive Sober During the Holidays or Face Getting Pulled Over – Utah Troopers Made 14 Arrests on Halloween.

By |2019-11-28T08:49:33-07:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: DUI Utah, Ignition Interlock Devices, Seasonal / Holiday DUI / Interlock Devices, Voluntary Ignition Interlock|

For 2019 Salt Lake City Utah troopers made 14 DUI arrests on Halloween. Troopers worked more than 230 extra shifts on Halloween to deter impaired driving. From 8 P.M. to 5 A.M. troopers made 14 arrests sais UHP Sgt. Nick Street. They also investigated six crashes. No injuries from these crashes were considered life-threatening. Many major [...]

Several Utah Teens Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash – Recovering in California Hospital

By |2019-10-05T14:58:55-06:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: California DUI, DUI Utah, Nationwide DUI|Tags: |

In Anaheim California, several Utah teens were injured in a crash involving an alleged drunk driver in July. “It is a waiting game but we have gotten through the first 24 hours which were critical,” stated the GoFundMe post.  Anaheim Police said that the teens were hit by a 24-year-old from Anaheim who ran a red [...]

Sharp drop in alcohol-related crashes since .05 became law. Majority of DUI arrests above .08 alcohol limits.

By |2019-07-30T13:29:45-06:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: DUI Utah, Ignition Interlock Devices|

Salt Lake City, UT state department is reporting a high decline in alcohol-related crashes since a new law that sets the legal alcohol limit to .05 took effect. Numbers provided to Fox 13 news state that between January and March of this year 236 alcohol-related crashes and of those 3 were alcohol-related fatalities. The year prior [...]

Drunk Driver Hits Firefighter, Files False Solen Car Report

By |2019-07-01T12:12:16-06:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: DUI Utah, Ignition Interlock Devices|

Salt Lake City firefighter was hit by a drunk driver and is recovering after fire crews were dispatched to a fire alarm in Salt Lake City. The firefighter tried to stop the man trying to drive between the fire trucks and parked cars but officials say the suspect ignored the warning and continued to drive. The [...]

DUI Checkpoints in May 2019 for Utah

By |2019-05-30T10:39:34-06:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: DUI Utah, Ignition Interlock Devices, Utah Laws|

Legal notices are put out from time to time from the State of Utah and from specific cities including Taylorsville from the Unified Police Department. The checkpoints are setup in hopes to reduce drunk driving. As the notice stated “UPD hopes Utah drivers will make safe, alternative plans to prevent impaired driving.” State law requires DUI [...]

Drunk Driving and States in the U.S. with the most DUIs

By |2019-02-17T22:50:05-07:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Nationwide DUI|

A study was done by insurify that looked at the United States with the most DUIs based on 1.6 million auto insurance applications. Northern states made a high level of top ranking states with no states South of Colorado breaking the top 10. These states are contiguous making the mid northern region the country’s DUI territory [...]

DUI Law Changes in Idaho, Utah and California

By |2019-01-10T21:49:56-07:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Beathalyzers, DUI Utah, Ignition Interlock Devices, Utah Laws|

Interlock devices require that drivers blow into a breathalyzer to make sure they are sober before driving. A bill was passed in 2019 in Idaho that requires ignition interlock devices to be equipped with cameras to make sure it is the driver’s breath being tested rather then a passenger in the vehicle. This new law takes [...]

Some States make New Law for Ignition Interlock Devices Mandatory for DUI Offenders

By |2018-12-18T08:00:14-07:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Ignition Interlock Devices|

A new law has passed in Nevada that requires DUI offenders to obtain an ignition interlock device. Before the law was passed in Nevada in 2017 the ignition interlock device was up to the judge to decide if it was required or not. The Office of Safety says the mandatory interlock device was proposed because it [...]

Ask a Trooper What Should I know about Interlock Device

By |2018-11-10T08:04:55-07:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Ignition Interlock Devices, Utah Laws|

In certain states the local law gives DUI and DWI offenders a second chance for driving privileges. This is done through the use of interlock devices which allow the user to regain full driving privileges immediately. This requires a valid driver's license and helps keep those that might have received a DUI able to drive and [...]

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