Motorists who are arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol can find themselves facing a list of serious consequences, many of which carry long-lasting effects. High fines, jail time, license suspension or revocation, mandatory use of ignition interlock devices (an especially complicated law in North Carolina) and more — the penalties
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We are finishing up our discussion of an accident in Rhode Island. The driver of a public transit bus may face criminal charges after his bus struck and killed a young pedestrian. In our last post, we talked about the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s statement that the driver had not taken some training because
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We are looking at an accident in another state, this time Rhode Island. A public transit bus struck and killed a 9-year-old girl as she walked to school. There don’t appear to be any new developments in the case since our March 30 post, with the small exception of an op-ed piece (or letter to
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We are casting our net a little wide of North Carolina today to talk about an accident that occurred in Rhode Island. To date, there are no criminal charges (the accident happened on Thursday, March 26), but there may be. And we know of no civil action, though there may be. The issue for us
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Have you ever had a moment of hesitation before getting behind the wheel, wondering if your blood alcohol content would register above or below the 0.08 legal limit? The truth is the line between legal and illegal is not very hard to cross. Unfortunately, if you do land on the side of illegal, the penalties
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