Could this happen in Indiana? One state drops BAC threshold

It's not as though most men and women in Indiana or anywhere else can imbibe more than an alcoholic beverage or two and safely assume that they are firmly under the drunk-driving threshold posited by the 0.08 blood-alcohol content standard operative across the United States. Put another way: For...

Indiana police crackdown on DUIs this fall

Indiana law enforcement officers are cracking down on drunk driving. Agencies throughout the state are taking part in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. What is the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative? This initiative is a national mobilization effort that goes into effect A...

DUI: It’s not just the law – it’s your life

Laws aren't put into place to disrupt your daily life; they're enacted to protect you. Just like helmet and seat belt laws, limits on drinking before you get behind the wheel have one goal: Your safety as a driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,210 people di...

Hand-held DUI breath test devices: far from infallible

Behold the breathalyzer. On the one hand, law enforcers in Indiana and everywhere else across the country routinely laud its utility -- ease of use, quickly displayed results and so forth -- in drunk driving stops where on-the-spot testing is deemed an imperative. On the other hand, high numbe...

First DUI in Indiana? You may need an ignition interlock.

There's no such thing as a mulligan when it comes to ignition interlock devices and DUI convictions in Indiana anymore. Indiana Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that requires the installation of ignition interlock devices into the vehicles of those convicted of a first driving under the influence (DU...