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Arizona traffic accidents: by the numbers

Posted On December 5, 2014 Motorcycle Accidents By John Allen Phebus

There is something dehumanizing about statistics. Real-life tragedies can be turned into tiny numbers on a spreadsheet. Numbers don’t go through painful operations after a motor vehicle accident, and they don’t break bones or lose loved ones.

However, statistics are nonetheless useful tools to help us assess the magnitude of societal problems.

Police: drowsy trucker caused fatal I-17 truck accident

Posted On December 4, 2014 Wrongful Death By John Allen Phebus

As anyone who has driven on Interstate 10 or Interstate 17 can tell you, the experience can be harrowing. Fast-moving cars populate those main arteries, often piloted by aggressive or distracted drivers.

When the fast-moving vehicles are tractor-trailers, the dangers to other motorists are magnified.

What are field sobriety tests?

Posted On November 6, 2014 Field Sobriety Tests By John Allen Phebus

In Arizona, if you are pulled over by a police officer who suspects that you may have been driving under the influence of alcohol that officer has different ways to determine in his or her judgment whether you have in fact been engaged in drunk driving.

What is a felony DUI under Arizona law?

Posted On October 28, 2014 Felonies By John Allen Phebus

Arizona law with regard to drunk driving implements an escalating scale of severity for repeat offenses. While a single DUI can result in significant penalties, including mandatory jail time, fines, community service and suspension of driving privileges, being convicted of repeat violations or drunk driving under certain special circumstances enhances the severity of the punishments.

DUI arrest leads to confiscated car for Arizona student

Posted On October 21, 2014 Drunk Driving Charges By John Allen Phebus

Last November, as she was driving through a tribal community, an Arizona State University student was pulled over by the tribal police. When asked whether she was carrying drugs or weapons in her car, she admitted to having marijuana. The authorities arrested the girl and charged her with drug possession and DUI.

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