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Colorado Springs police, media assume driver in crash was DUI

Car accidents happen for any number of reasons. When they are particularly spectacular, it can be easy to assume that intoxication was the cause, perhaps because many shocking DUI accidents have been reported on the news. The mere fact of an accident, however, does not imply the driver was drunk.

The number of drivers with cannabis, opioids in system is rising

A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that we are seeing a lot more drugged driving. That may not come as a surprise, as the use of both cannabis and opioids has been on the rise. What should law enforcement and policy groups do?

Review: Alcotest 9510 source code flawed, challenged in courts

The Alcotest 9510, a breath testing machine used by numerous police agencies, has been challenged in court in several states. Now, a report from two software engineering consultants who reviewed its source code has been distributed. That report is no longer available for intellectual property reasons, but the consultants expressed serious concerns about the reliability of the test results.

3 things to know about underage drinking and driving in Colorado

In Colorado, the legal driving limit for Driving Under the Influence is 0.08. This means that if your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher -- and you are pulled over by police -- you will most likely end up being arrested and ticketed for driving under the influence. If you are stopped and have a blood alcohol content of 0.05 to 0.079, you will likely be charged with Driving While Ability Impaired. However, if you are under the age of 21, even a much lower blood alcohol content will result in a criminal charge.

What Are The Penalties For A First-Time DUI In Colorado?

Many people in Colorado have faced charges related to driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol or both at some point in their lives. However, it would be a mistake to assume that because it is a common offense it does not need to be taken seriously. In fact, DUI and DUID charges carry serious penalties in Colorado - even for your first offense.

How To Challenge A DUI Charge

We have all heard stories of people being charged with DUI. She was out at a friend's house smoking pot or a bar having a couple glasses of wine. When it came time to drive home, she felt fine. Soon, however, there were flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror. A fun night with friends ended in a DUI charge.

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