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Personal breathalyzers may help users avoid repeat DUI offenses

By William White | February 9, 2012

In the state of Alabama, a first DUI conviction carries a maximum possible sentence of up to a year in prison, fines of up to $2,100, and a 90-day driver’s license suspension. Jail time is not mandatory; however, the fines and suspension are. But even without jail time, these penalties can compromise an ordinary person’s…

Police chief sentenced in DUI case

By William White | February 6, 2012

On Tuesday, Lauderdale Circuit Court Judge Gil Self sentenced Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan to two years’ supervision by a court referral officer, 90 days’ suspension of his driver’s license, and a $761 fine for a 2009 DUI arrest. Logan will also serve on the county’s victim’s’ impact panel. In addition, Logan was sentenced to…

DUI charge in school bus collision

By William White | January 24, 2012

The Birmingham News reports that William Churchill McCarty, 50, has been charged by Hoover police with driving under the influence in the wake of a collision with a school bus last Tuesday. Several witnesses noticed McCarty driving erratically in his pickup truck. McCarty’s truck swerved into the oncoming lane and hit the front corner of…

New DUI penalties

By William White | January 10, 2012

Cracking down on DUI above .15 I thought it would be a good idea to talk about some of the new DUI penalties drivers face.  The new DUI law takes the penalties under the old law and doubles them for individuals who have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .15.  This means higher fines and…

Holiday DUI Dos and Don’ts

By William White | December 29, 2011

      Avoiding a DUI The number one thing I recommend to avoid getting DUI is to not drink and drive. Barring that, there are several important things to remember in order to avoid getting DUI. The first thing to think about is why you were stopped in the first place. Were you driving erratically (e.g.,…

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