Monthly Archives: July 2013

So You Think Blood Tests Are Reliable?

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But, you thought, blood tests are reliable, right? Not so much.

The people who do the tests see themselves on the same team as the police and prosecutors. And they see us (regular people and defense lawyers) as enemies.

Read this Denver Post article about the crime lab supervisor outed for her bias.

And read this detailed report from the Colorado Attorney General PDF).

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MADD Diverges From Focus

Another instance of MADD abusing its contributors by doing things that have nothing to do with driving.

In Patch.

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Improper DUI Checkpoint in Delaware

Judge throws out checkpoint, throwing other checkpoints into question. Read more in Delaware Online.

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Albuquerque DWI Hypocrisy

Here’s another one – Former cop and current anti crime advocate caught driving drunk.

ABQ Journal

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Tampa Update – DUI corruption cases dropped

Sgt. Ray Lloyd

Sgt. Ray Lloyd

We previously mentioned the Lakeland police scandal. Well now we have an update courtesy of ABC Action News.

Nearly 40 DUI cases have been dropped so far, because officers were caught putting false information in their arrest paperwork. Of course, no charges have been filed against the corrupt police officers.

For more from June, see The Lakeland Ledger.

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DUI Hypocrisy in Vermont

Deputy Chief Higbee

Deputy Chief Higbee

A high-ranking officer of the Burlington Police Department was arrested for a DUI recently. The story is reported in more detail in the Burlington Free Press.

Not only was he arrested, but this is his second time, with a previous incident in 1999.

At Fair DUI, we don’t have it in for police arrested for DUI. We have it in for a system that fails to recognize its own flaws. Good people have bad moments, and people accused of crimes are often innocent.

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How To Handle a Stop

From an Arizona DUI lawyer, here’s a great video saying much the same as we say in the Fair DUI book:

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DUI Hypocrisy in Missouri

The Joplin Globe reports on a classic case of DUI hypocrisy.

MADD leader Kerry Freeman watches Governor sign DWI law.

MADD leader Kerry Freeman watches Governor sign DWI law.

Short story: A DWI task force member is pulled over at a sobriety checkpoint and registers a 0.132 blood alcohol content. His passenger? The local police chief. If that’s not bad enough, the Mayor also had a DWI arrest this year.

The local MADD chapter is throwing one heck of a hissy fit, which is what the story is really mostly about. And yet it hasn’t dawned on any of them that maybe this is a sign that their punitive approach is unworkable.

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