A recent story reported that Arizona Charter Schools Director Charles Tack resigned after being arrested for drunk driving. The case is still pending, but it points out another instance of how the DUI laws in Arizona (along with those of most other states) continue to get tougher on drunk driving and drugged driving. The police…

A woman was pulled over by a trooper in Phoenix last month. The trooper says he stopped the vehicle because the driver was drifting from lane to lane at a speed of about 80 mph. After being stopped, the first words out of the woman’s mouth were, according to the trooper, an admission that she’d…

When people envision a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), they usually picture a person driving a car or truck down the road while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Interestingly, the law in Arizona says a bit more about what a DUI charge might involve. A.R.S. 28-1381A states that it is against the law…

Last week, according to news reports, a man was allegedly driving the wrong way on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. There was a crash involving the vehicle. While there were no reported injuries, the driver was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI. Since there was no indication that the driver had no license, was traveling…

The good news is that fewer people were charged with driving under the influence in Arizona this Memorial Day weekend than in 2017. The reduction is particularly welcome since last year’s DUI arrests were higher by more than 10% over the prior year, 2016. Last year also saw increases in extreme DUI. But not all…

A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association says that drug impairment is becoming more and more of a problem on the nation’s highways. The primary fact used to reach this conclusion is that back in 2015, a higher percentage of drivers involved in fatal automobile crashes were allegedly under the influence of drugs…

There have been many studies on the question of which states are the toughest – or the most lenient – on drunk drivers. And while the methodology used is different from one study to the other, Arizona consistently ranks at or near the top in terms of which states have the toughest DUI penalties. The…

On December 12, 2016, Michael Floyd was charged with DUI after being found asleep or passed out in his car in Scottsdale. At the time, he was a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. We reported on the arrest in our blog back in March. At that point, Floyd had been placed on waivers by…

In Arizona, not all drunk driving charges are the same. Take the case of former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd. He was arrested in December for DUI after he fell asleep behind the wheel of his car. It wasn’t his first DUI charge. Back in 2011, while still a student at Notre Dame, Floyd…

Implied Consent The law in many states provides that under certain circumstances, a driver is deemed to have consented to have a blood, breath or urine test to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs in the driver’s system. It’s called “implied consent.” It is implied, because you don’t have to promise expressly that you’ll…

The numbers are in for drunk driving arrests in Arizona for this year’s fourth of July weekend. Since July 4 is typically one of the worst times of the year for driving under the influence, the weekend tally is often used as a kind of barometer for the issue nationwide. And if Arizona is any…

Leading up to the Labor Day weekend, there were numerous reports of the activities of the DUI task forces, including setting up checkpoints all over the Phoenix area. They included checkpoints not only in Phoenix, but also in Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and throughout the valley. When it was put into practice, this amounted to more…

If you have been charged with a DUI you need to contact a defense attorney immediately. There are many ways an experienced lawyer  can get your DUI case dismissed. In this blog post we illustrate some of the more common ways to get the case dropped.  5.0 01

A crash that took place last month in Phoenix has resulted in second degree murder and other charges against a man who police say was driving drunk. According to reports, the driver was heading the wrong way on State Route 51 when his Toyota struck an SUV. The driver of the SUV was seriously injured,…

A single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 last week has resulted in numerous charges against the driver of the vehicle, 34-year old Edwin Hurt. Police say Hurt was driving with two passengers when his Jaguar sedan overturned near 91st Avenue. Although no other vehicles were involved, the consequences of the crash were significant. One passenger, who…

If you drink and drive, you subject yourself to some harsh penalties, even if your actions do not result in a collision. Your chances of being charged in the area of the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe have increased as the result of recent actions of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, as well…

By all accounts, July was just an average month for crime in Phoenix, Arizona. Nothing spectacular if you simply look at the various headlines. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find some of the strangest behavior you can imagine among the residents of our fair city. While we understand that many crimes include aspects…

Alcohol loomed large in the arrest of well over 500 people in Arizona suspected of driving under the influence and other offenses over the Memorial Day weekend. The arrests were made by a task force on the lookout for drunk drivers between May 23 and the morning of Tuesday, May 28. The task force was…

The federal National Transportation Safety Board issued a report last week urging states to adopt new laws that would lower the permissible blood alcohol concentration for drunk driving cases to 0.05. In Arizona, the law currently provides that you are guilty of driving under the influence if your BAC is 0.08. You can still be…

Drunk and drugged driving is never far from the front page of the news, but this weekend saw a number of suspected DUI cases, each involving some alleged bizarre driving and other behavior. On Sunday, a man was driving his vehicle near Camelback in Phoenix, striking a mother and her two children at a crosswalk….

A bizarre set of circumstances has led to charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a collision that took place in Phoenix this past weekend. Police say that a naked woman was sitting in the middle of the street near the intersection of Thomas Road and…

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