An 11-year veteran police officer with the Hartford Police Department was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) on Sunday, Aug. 27. The 44-year-old man was arrested in Plainville, Connecticut, early that same morning after one of the small town's police officers noticed the man driving erratically along state Route 72.
If you've just sent your child off to college, it's important to know that the first six weeks of a young person's freshman year are the ones where they are most vulnerable to getting into trouble — even serious danger — because of alcohol.
A former Connecticut Board of Education chairman and current member of the board will be behind bars for 120 days for drunk driving. The 62-year-old man was arrested four times for DUI within 12 weeks.
Police officers have a lot to watch on any given shift. This holiday weekend is no exception to this. In an effort to keep the roads safe, police officers will be out in full force. This means that there isn't going to be any tolerance for drunk drivers. Instead, anyone who is going to drink alcohol this weekend needs to make sure that they can get home without driving.
You get pulled over on the way to work, at six in the morning. The officer says you were swerving and he or she believes you are intoxicated. You assure the officer that you're fine and take the breath test -- which shows that you are, in fact, over the legal limit.
If you decide to drive drunk in Connecticut, it's important to note that you stand the potential of being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) whether you agree to your blood alcohol content (BAC) being taken or not. This is because the state views driving as a privilege and requires drivers to agree to the Implied Consent Law. As such, any police official can take your BAC without securing your consent.
When you're pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving and the breath test says that you are over the legal limit, you may be stunned. You may tell the police officer that it can't possibly be right. You know you didn't have enough to be over the limit. The officer, though, might tell you that the breath test is accurate and that he or she can arrest you for a DUI.
In our previous blog post, we discussed how you can face impaired driving charges for being under the influence of drugs. This is very important because these cases have different points to consider than cases that involve alcohol. It is imperative that you fully understand the nuances of each type of impaired driving case so that you have an idea of how to fight back against the charge levied against you.
Most people associate DUIs with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs. However, drivers can be charged with DUI if any kind of drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, are determined to have impaired their driving.
Law enforcement officers take all alleged drunk driving seriously. However, when someone is behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle and/or transporting multiple people, the stakes are even higher.