Drunk Driving Archives

Tougher DUI penalties could be coming

A study just released by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine is giving a push to efforts by drunk driving activists to lower the threshold for DUI penalties in the United States. The journal article states that lowering the blood alcohol content to .05, combined with other measures, would reduce the number of drunk driving-related deaths.

Understanding how a hardship license works in Rhode Island

One of the most inconvenient and frustrating challenges in life has recently happened to you - you lost your driver's license. Whether the state revoked your license because of a DUI or because you refused to submit to a chemical test during a traffic stop, losing the right to drive has seriously impacted your ability to get the most important things done in your life. You still have a job to get to, as well as errands to run and appointments to keep. Can a Rhode Island hardship license improve your situation?

How alcohol really affects safe driving

Impaired driving or driving under the influence of alcohol continues to be a serious problem in Rhode Island and across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day 28 people die in car crashes involving a drunk driver. CDC offers information on drunk driving and how it can be prevented. One key to prevention is educating drivers on just what being drunk does to their ability to drive.

Consequences for a first offense DUI in Rhode Island

A first offense for driving under the influence in Rhode Island comes with varying penalties depending on the facts of your case. If you are facing charges for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. You are likely wondering whether you will face jail time or how expensive your fines will be.

DUI And The Opioid Epidemic

Most of us have an idea in our head of when we hear about drunk drivers. For most of us, that idea does not include people overdosing on opioids while they are behind the wheel. But, with the current epidemic of opioid abuse, this is a reality that police are facing.

How a hardship license can help after a DUI

A common penalty that people face after a DUI is having their driver's license suspended. This can have a greater impact on your life than you may have realized before the conviction. You may find yourself struggling to get to work, take your children to school, grocery shop and more. However, you may be allowed to drive under certain circumstances with a hardship license.

How will a DUI charge affect my life?

A lot of people enjoy going out with their friends to have a few drinks. Choosing to get behind the wheel after drinking, though, can mean trouble. Not only is it dangerous to you and everyone else on the road, but you could also face harsh, long-lasting penalties if you are charged with a DUI.


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