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May

Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • Could Google cars ensure no one is charged with DUI?

    A lot of drunk driving cases involve those borderline blood alcohol content results. Science can help individuals predict about how many drinks they can have before they cross that magic legal limit of 0.08 BAC. The truth is that these calculations are only an educated guess. Food consumption, hydration, genetics and even sleep can all affect how alcohol affects an individual, and legal problems ...
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  • Myth: ATV is allowable alternative when license revoked for DUI

    All terrain vehicles or ATVs by definition are equipped with features that can take a rider almost anywhere. This, of course, doesn’t mean that they are legally allowed anywhere in West Virginia. It is a common misconception, and it isn’t the only one where ATVs are concerned. Another misconception is that these vehicles are a legitimate alternative mode of transportation after a driver’s license ...
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  • DUI only on a highway? Police patrol West Virginia waterways too

    We’re a couple of weeks into May and finally the temperatures are starting to heat up, and as spring turns to summer there is no doubt that people will want to beat the heat by hitting the water. With summer just around the corner, the Division of Natural Resources has made safety on the waterways a priority. May has been designated the National Water Safety Month, and DNR officers in West ...
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  • Impairment a side effect of prescription drugs and basis for DUI

    Being sick certainly isn’t fun, and as soon as we start feeling that tickle in the back of our throat, sinus congestion, nausea or any other symptom we’ll seek a remedy. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can certainly provide relief, but these are still powerful substances that have side effects that could impair our ability to drive. This past weekend, officers with the Martinsburg ...
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