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 |2019-02-17T22:50:05-06:00February 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 |2019-01-10T21:49:56-06:00January 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 |2018-12-18T08:00:14-06:00December 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 |2018-11-10T08:04:55-06:00November 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 [...]

Ex Guns N Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba Arrested for DUI – July 2018

By |2018-08-31T06:28:22-06:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba was arrested in his hometown of Fairbury, Illinois while visiting to perform the national anthem for the 29th running of the Prairie Dirt Classic, but reportedly had ran into trouble with the police while in town. TMZ reports that Ashba from Guns N Roses was initially pulled over [...]

Utah’s Alcohol Law Changes in 2018 and New about Ignition Interlock Devices in Utah

By |2018-08-10T12:00:33-06:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Beathalyzers, Ignition Interlock Devices, Utah Laws|

The rate of Utah’s alcohol consumption has been increasing since 1996 which has been attributed to the draw to live in the state of Utah because of its strong economy and booming tourism industry. There is a higher demand for alcohol and tax revenue but as Daily Utah Chronicle states it comes as a considerable cost [...]