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What are some drunk driving tipoffs?

Not surprisingly, law enforcement officers constantly remain vigilant for drivers whose driving patterns indicate that they are operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Given that, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone becomes injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes in the United States and someone dies in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes, such vigilance unfortunately remains necessary.

Why do people drive drunk?

Despite decades of warnings, Public Service Announcements, Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaigns and ever stiffer OUI/DWI/DUI penalties, many people still choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or get into a car with a driver they know is drunk. Do you? Why?

Does ridesharing reduce the number of OUI incidents?

It used to be the case that if you wanted to travel in Boston, and you didn't want to ride the bus or hail a cab, the popular option was to simply drive to your destination yourself. However, when your destination was a bar or party, this led to incidents of drunk driving and the possibility of incurring an OUI.

Evidence of cannabis intoxication

Recreational cannabis has been legal in Massachusetts for several years, and, with new dispensaries opening up soon, it seems to be more commonplace. What once was an illegal, clandestine activity is now done out in the open. However, it's important to remember that the law still prohibits operating a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis or other drugs.

Legal marijuana and OUI charges

Next month will mark the first anniversary of legalized recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, and the commonwealth is still adjusting to the changes the new law brought. One area where the authorities are still trying to figure out how to work with the new law is in its approach to marijuana-impaired driving.

Defending against breath test results

When you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, police officers have a variety of ways to gather evidence that you are too intoxicated to driver. They may have you go through a field sobriety test, asking you to walk a straight line and performing other simple tasks. If you fail, they will take notes and the prosecution will use those notes as evidence against you. The police will probably take note if they smell alcohol on your breath or appear to be slurring your speech, as well. But perhaps the most important evidence they will collect is the results of a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, test.

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