The highest court in the nation recently cast doubt on the constitutionality of North Dakota's tough DUI laws. Last Wednesday, the justices of the Supreme Court spent more than an hour debating the legality of warrantless breath tests. What can we learn from their deliberations, and what could it mean for you if you are pulled over?
A North Dakota man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after allegedly steering a Zamboni erratically during a high school hockey game in Fargo on Jan. 30. The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. at South Sports Arena.
Someone who is accused of drunk driving in North Dakota may have several different defenses upon which to rely. There are defense approaches that are more common than others, and what is chosen will necessarily depend on the individual situation.
There are a lot of discussions about the best ways to encourage repeat DUI offenders to avoid further offenses in North Dakota and around the United States. Some states utilize ignition interlock devices, which require drivers to blow an alcohol-free test result before allowing them to start their cars. Judges in some states have moved to have these devices installed in the cars of repeat DUI offenders.