The day after I post about possible quotas in Austin DWI arrests, Lawrence Taylor notes that some officers get rewarded for making arrests, whether they result in convictions or not. Since Lawrence is the guru of DUI/DWI blogging out in California, I like to think great minds think alike, and that we are on the same wavelength. But, sticking to the theme, Skelly takes the cake by finding this example: the officer who makes the most DWI arrests wins a Pizza!
Allen Trapp at Georgia DUI Blog comments on a real life example of the low-carb diet producing false alcohol readings. [Low carb dieters generate increased levels of acetones, which the Intoxilyzer 5000 mistakes for alcohol.]
Allen and his blogging partner DUI Rob both comment on the FDA warning requirement for Ambien, Lunestra, etc in Sleep Driving post 1, and Sleep Driving post 2. And for those who thought my recent posts about Ambien DWI, and the Sleep Driving Defense were figments of a defense lawyer’s imagination…please read a well reasoned prosecutor’s perspective on the same issue. (Maybe DWI lawyers aren’t making it all up.)
Wretched of the Earth talks about voir dire in his first Felony DWI trial, specifically the number of folks on the panel who already had friends and family in the system. [And congrats on the win, as well!]
Austin criminal defense attorney Keith Lauerman is often in the news for his high profile cases. Give him credit… first he blogs on the new Austin Police Department policy of taking blood by force in DWI cases. And then he follows it up with a post about the age old question…but how would you feel if you were on the other side?
Penny Umstattd-Cope has been ‘blawging’ for some time now at the Missouri Business Lawyer, and the Missouri Divorce Lawyer. She’s added the Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyer to her repertoire, blogging about, among other things, a recent decision by an appeals court denying a drivers license suspension based on the trial court’s determination of insufficient evidence of DWI.
And finally, let’s welcome Lawrence Koplow of Arizona DUI Central to the blogosphere as he writes his first post about points on Arizona’s Drivers Licenses and suspensions. [And kudos to Kevin and the usual gang of suspects at LexBlog for another good looking and professionally designed ‘blawg’.]