City Council President Arrested for DUI in Birmingham

Posted by Steven Eversole | Sep 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whenever a politician gets arrested for drunk driving, it always makes headlines. In the case of local politician being arrested for drunk driving, it becomes the talk of the town. For this reason, many politicians try to keep their arrest quiet, though it doesn't usually work. However, accord...

Driving Under Influence of Marijuana in Alabama

Posted by Steven Eversole | Sep 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

With legalization of marijuana initiatives taking hold across the nation, lawmakers believe they are dealing with a new major challenge. The problem, they say, is if people are allowed to smoke marijuana for medical or even recreational purposes, they will also be free to drive when under the inf...

Looking at the Frequency of U.S. DUI Offenses

Posted by Steven Eversole | Sep 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

We see many campaigns designed to curb drunk driving. These are often associated with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The advocacy group has been lobbying across the country for tougher drunk driving penalties and a reduced legal limit for alcohol consumption for drivers. It was MADD tha...

Alabama Man Arrested for Fatal DUI Accident

Posted by Steven Eversole | Aug 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Drunk driving arrests that involve serious personal injury or death are punished more severely than DUI offenses in which there was no accident. While the conduct is the same – a person gets behind the wheel when intoxicated – the end result can have a serious effect on which criminal offenses ar...

Birmingham Officials Want Uber to Help Curb DUI Arrests

Posted by Steven Eversole | Aug 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Officials in Birmingham are hoping the ride-sharing company Uber – and others like it – could help reduce the number of DUI arrests, crashes and related injuries and deaths in the city. For those who have not been to a city where Uber is currently operating, a brief description of how the serv...

Alabama Football Player Discusses Recent DUI Arrest

Posted by Steven Eversole | Aug 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

To say college football is very popular in Alabama would be an understatement. Many residents live to watch and cheer for their beloved University of Alabama Crimson Tide. So when one of their star players gets arrested multiple times for driving under the influence (DUI), it's big news. Accor...

Buffalo Sabres Ryan O’Reilly Charged with DWI

Posted by Steven Eversole | Aug 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to a recent news article from Sports Illustrated, Ryan O'Reilly, a center for the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL), was recently charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). This DUI arrest occurred in Canada when O'Reilly was allegedly driving under the influence ...

Drunk Driving Suspect Found Naked on Barn Roof

Posted by Steven Eversole | Jul 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most drunk driving arrests do not even make local news in cities such as Birmingham, and they certainly do not make the national news. However, some drunk driving arrests involve a set of circumstances that are somewhat more interesting than others, and these are the kinds of DUI arrests that mak...

Jefferson County Man Charged in Wife’s Death in DUI

Posted by Steven Eversole | Jul 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A drunk driving arrest involving a fatal accent is a situation in which nobody would ever choose to be. While many people think they might get arrested for DUI if they have had one too many drinks at the bar before getting behind the wheel, most people aren't thinking about being involved in an a...

Controversial Campaign Against Drunk Driving Halted

Posted by Steven Eversole | Jul 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are tried and true anti-drunk driving campaigns and slogans we see year after year. For example, most of us have heard the slogans like “drive hammered, get nailed” or “sober or slammer” and other similar sounding messages the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has created ov...

Breathalyzer App Calls Uber For Impaired Users

Posted by Steven Eversole | Nov 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

When out drinking for a night, it can be difficult to track how much alcohol you have consumed. It may also be difficult to know when you shouldn't get behind the wheel. Certain breathalyzer apps have purported to help drivers in Alabama and nationwide better understand when they are over the le...

Women Over 60 and the Rise of Alcoholism

Posted by Steven Eversole | Nov 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Those who are habitually under the influence of alcohol or who suffer from alcoholism are more likely to get pulled over and charged with drinking and driving. Individuals who face second or third DUI offenses are more often than not victims of alcoholism. According to a recent report, a new dem...

Cannabix: Marijuana Breathalyzer Effectiveness Weighed

Posted by Steven Eversole | Nov 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence of marijuana can be a criminal offense, but it is often difficult for officers to know “how high is too high” or to test drivers for intoxication. In states where marijuana has been legalized, the threat of criminal prosecution for driving under the influence can be a ...

25-Year-Old Gets Two-Year Prison Sentence for DUI

Posted by Steven Eversole | Nov 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting behind the wheel after a couple of drinks is not against the law, so long as you are not impaired. However, as anyone who has been stopped and arrested for intoxicated driving knows, the consequences can be severe and lasting. In a recent Alabama case, a 29-year-old was arrested and char...

Montgomery Officer Arrested, Resigns After DUI

Posted by Steven Eversole | Nov 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

A drunk driving arrest and conviction can be damaging personally and professionally. This is especially true for individuals employed by law enforcement agencies. In a recent case, a Montgomery police officer resigned after getting pulled over and arrested for DUI. The 28-year-old officer was arr...

Two DUI Suspects Charged with Having Sex in Police Car

Posted by Steven Eversole | Oct 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Generally speaking, the police do not transport male and female arrestees or inmates in the same vehicle. There is a good reason. According to a recent article from the Green Bay Press Gazette, a male and female suspect who had been arrested separately for drunk driving were put in the back of th...

Olympic Icon Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

Posted by Steven Eversole | Oct 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is not uncommon for a first-time DUI offender to be arrested and charged for second and third offenses. It is uncommon for that second-time offender to be the most decorated Olympian in history. According to CNN recent reports, legendary swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested and charged with DUI...

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