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November 2009 Archives

Do Energy Drinks Help DUI Suspects?

Philadelphia drivers may think that drinking an energy drink will mask the affects of alcohol. They may also believe that it will be safe to drive once they have combined the upper with the downer. That means they cancel each other out right?

Any  or pyshician would tell you that in this case two negatives equal two more negatives. DUI research shows that by combining energy drinks with alcohol, you are imparing your driving and may even raise your BAC.

DUI Implied Consent Law Under Fire

A  is bringing the Implied Consent Law under scrutiny.

His client was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence. The man agreed to take the Alco-Sensor breath test and registered at 0.11% BAC. Since that is over the legal limit of 0.08% and any tests done after January 3, 2009 with an Alco-Sensor have been deemed admissable in court, it would seem that the case is closed; however, the plot thickened at the police station.

Irish Lowering DUI Limit

PA DUI lawyers may have to learn new laws thanks to studies done in Ireland. The country is pushing for a lower legal limit of 0.05% BAC as opposed to the current 0.08% limit.

They claim that "a driver is 5 to 10 times more likely to be in an accident at the .08% level."