An ignition interlock is required to obtain a restricted driver’s license if you have been convicted of a DUI charge in Tennessee. In the initial implementation of the ignition interlock device, I was in favor of it’s use. It allowed those with multiple DUI convictions to get a restricted license rather than drive under the radar.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has just issued an important ruling on drunk driving cases (DUI). The court held that the police must advise the defendant of the ramifications of the breath test in their native language.  So, if the police arrest a Hispanic defendant, they must give the instructions in Spanish.  Under Tennessee’s implied consent

What does Twitter and DUI checkpoints have in common ? Apparently , Twitter is being is being used to warn DUI drivers of the location of DUI checkpoints around the country. USA Today"s Chris Woodyard  reported that police around the country will be setting up DUI sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks in an effort to arrest DUI drivers.The police are complaining that Twitters are posting tweets of the location of the DUI checkpoints.

I have to confess that I thought Twitter was just a novelty even when I signed up.Now , Fresno , Ca. police reports it is a commonplace occurrence that drivers are tweeting so fellow drivers can avoid a DUI roadblock.One police officer admitted that his daughter send him texts of the locations of the checkpoints.


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