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Marijuana DUI rates rise while drunk driving declines

A new study indicates that there may be an increase of drivers influenced by marijuana on the Arizona roadways. While marijuana-impaired driving is on the rise, alcohol-impaired driving is on the decline, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers.

Former Knicks coach facing DUI charges

DUI charges can impact people in Arizona regardless of fame or status. These charges can hit hard, even when there were no injuries. Former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher had a one-car crash in early June in California. His car collided with a guardrail and flipped upside down. Fisher, who also played with the Los Angeles Lakers, was driving with a passenger at the time, but neither were injured. The flipped car blocked two lanes of traffic on U.S. Route 101 in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.

How may a DUI arrest affect your future?

Whether it is your first or third arrest for a DUI, a conviction often means a criminal record that directly affects your future. Many go out for a night of partying without truly understanding the consequences of driving under the influence. Currently, more than 65 million people in the United States deal with the reality of having a criminal record, and you do not want to be one of them.

Driving under the influence of drugs

Arizona drivers as well as those throughout the country might be increasingly getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs. Law enforcement and various organizations dedicated to driving safety report an increase in the number of people testing positive for drug use and overdosing while behind the wheel.

5 reasons you should hire an attorney when facing DUI

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence and it is your first time, it can be a terrifying experience, and you may feel isolated and alone. When facing the possibility that you may end up with a criminal record, you need to take advantage of every resource available under the law to protect your rights. While you have the option to represent yourself, here are a few reasons hiring an attorney may help your case.

Football player taken into custody on multiple charges

At 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, police received a report about an alleged assault that took place in Arizona. The report indicated that a man had been struck over the head and that his golf cart had been stolen. A few minutes later, police received word of a hit-and-run, and police made contact with a 24-year-old man who played football for the Indianapolis Colts after the cart had crashed into a gate.

Police have few options when marijuana impairment is suspected

Arizona residents voted narrowly in November 2016 to defeat a ballot measure that would have legalized recreational marijuana use in the state. When the final votes were counted, law enforcement officers across the state may have let out a sigh of relief. Some fear that legal recreational marijuana would lead to a surge in the number of impaired drivers on Arizona roads, and law enforcement has little in the way of effective tools to counter this perceived threat.

Auto-brewery syndrome could be responsible for your DUI

For many people, avoiding drunk driving means being careful about how much alcohol they consume. However, those with auto-brewery syndrome have found that they can become drunk simply from the foods they eat. What sounds like science fiction is being proved an actual condition and is slowly gaining more publicity. Since most people do not realize that they have it until they are cited for drunk driving, the exact number of sufferers is still unknown. If you have been charged with a DUI, take a look at what happens with this condition to determine whether it may be to blame.

Drunk driving rate hits 13-year low

Arizona readers may be interested to learn that the U.S. drunk driving rate fell to a 13-year low in 2014, according to federal statistics. While the national rate of those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has not dropped significantly in recent years, it has dipped slightly since 2008.

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