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Colorado to expand its 320 Movement to prevent stoned driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the marijuana industry and Lyft have teamed up to provide discounted rides to individuals who are high on marijuana. The effort was initiated to help decrease instances of "stoned driving."

What to do if you fail a field sobriety test

-Being pulled over is nerve-wracking enough. Being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence can be even more stressful. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you've been pulled over and the officer is preparing to initiate a field sobriety test, you will want to be prepared in the event that you fail the test.

Driver arrested after rollover crash in Colorado Springs

A rollover crash resulted in the temporary closure of Highway 24 on a recent Sunday evening in Colorado Springs. Police claim that a man was speeding westbound along Highway 24 when he struck the back of another vehicle being driven by a woman who suffered serious injuries in the collision.

Defenses to underage drunk driving

One of the worst decisions you can make in life is to drive under the influence of alcohol. You can make the situation worse by driving under the influence when underage. Underage drinking is, and always will be, a big problem in Colorado and across the country. Here are some possible defenses to underage drunk driving in Colorado.

Legal prescription drug use can lead to DUI charges

When you think of driving under the influence (DUI), you might automatically think of driving while impaired by alcohol or marijuana. However, impaired driving encompasses a lot more than these two instances. One aspect you might overlook is driving while you are impaired by prescription medications. Even if you are legally prescribed a certain type of medicine, you may not be able to drive when you take it if it is a controlled substance. 

Are smartphone Breathalyzer devices accurate?

Tiny blood alcohol concentration (BAC) testers have become popular attachments to modern day smartphones. These devices claim to function like mini Breathalyzer machines, which can evaluate a driver's state of alcoholic intoxication to determine if it's safe and legal for him or her to drive. However, are these devices accurate and could the use of one help prevent drivers from drinking and driving or getting into trouble with the law?

Remember to avoid drinking and driving over Labor Day weekend

The Labor Day holiday weekend is right around the corner. If you are planning on going to cookouts or other festivities, you should make your plans for getting home safely if you are going to consume alcohol. This could help you avoid having to face a drunk driving charge.

If you're convicted of felony DUI, you'll serve time

With the passage of HB-17-1288, everyone convicted of felony DUI in Colorado will now have to go to jail. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill on June 6, 2017, and the law goes into effect on August 9, 2017. From that date forward, anyone who is convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI will have to serve between 90 to 180 days in county jail with no time off for good behavior.

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