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Refusal charges unconstitutional during drunk driving arrests

When North Dakota police officers suspect that a diver is intoxicated and initiate a traffic stop, they usually request a series of tests. In addition to the well-known Breathalyzer, drivers may be asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests or to have their blood or urine tested for the presence of alcohol. In the past, refusing these tests could result in a drunk driving related charge, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling changed everything.

1 of every 5 arrests in state for drunk driving

There are many lists published frequently that rank each state in the country on a variety of different subject matters. Some lists may proclaim which states have the lowest cost of living or the best states in which to retire, while others tout the states with the best high schools or highest paid teachers. Unfortunately, there are lists where being at number one does not bode well for an area. For example, ranking high on a list of states with the most pollution would likely not bring many new residents wishing to move there. North Dakota recently landed near the top of the list of states that had the most fatalities related to drunk driving.

Man faces drunk driving charge after traffic accident

Safety organizations and police departments throughout North Dakota and all around the nation frequently urge motorists to never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking alcoholic beverages. Driving under the influence can result in property damage or injuries to those involved. Drunk driving charges are also a likelihood that can seriously affect someone's life, particularly if multiple offenses are alleged. A man recently received his fourth DUI charge after being accused of operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

70-year-old facing drunk driving charges following chase

It is never a good idea for anyone to get behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks. When someone is impaired, there is a greater likelihood of having an accident or causing damage to property. A North Dakota man is facing drunk driving charges, among others, after he allegedly hit a squad car and led law enforcement officers on a low-speed chase.

Man faces drunk driving charges following pursuit

Police officers in North Dakota often make welfare checks in response to requests from family members or neighbors. In some cases, a concerned person has been unable to make contact with a resident and asks law enforcement officials to intervene. In other scenarios, police may conduct a check if an emergency situation is suspected at a certain location. A search is underway for a Burleigh County man following a recent welfare check of his home. He now faces drunk driving charges, among others, in another county.

ND Supreme Court involved in Bismarck drunk driving case

Many North Dakota residents enjoy alcoholic beverages at holiday parties. Unfortunately, some may then decide to get in their cars and drive home. Law enforcement agencies are typically on high alert throughout the holidays and are actively watching for seemingly erratic driving. If someone is stopped by police, they may face drunk driving charges. However, one former Bismarck resident now finds her DUI charge at the center of a Fourth Amendment debate before the state's Supreme Court.

North Dakota school official arrested for drunk driving

With summer winding down, many are making back-to-school preparations. Families are taking advantage of sales on notebooks and backpacks, and teachers are readying their classrooms and preparing their lessons. However, one North Dakota school official may have something else to prepare for after his recent arrest for drunk driving.

Is it possible to outwit the ignition interlock device?

If law enforcement arrested you for drunk driving in the state of Minnesota, you could face jail time and a fine of up to $3,000 just for a first offense. You could also lose your driving privileges for a year or agree to the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.

Drunk driving on St. Patrick's Day

For many people, the arrival of March brings to mind St. Patrick's Day. It is the fourth most popular drinking holiday, behind New Year's Eve, Christmas and Independence Day. More than 33 million Americans each year take part in festivities that include pints of Guinness - or green beer if that's more your thing.

How trustworthy are designated drivers?

Naming a designated driver (DD) to see you and your friends home safely after a spirited night out sounds like an excellent idea. Obviously, your appointee should be someone who agrees not to drink alcohol at the party, game, wedding reception or other event where beer, wine or liquor is going to be served. However, research conducted by college professors revealed that some study participants who identified themselves as designated drivers did, in fact, imbibe while other participants were found to be legally drunk.

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