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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.

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.

Mouthwash and false drunk driving accusations

Police are not perfect, and it's not uncommon for Colorado Springs residents to get pulled over and be accused of drunk driving when they've never had a drink of alcohol. In some cases, police have even been known to accuse a driver of being intoxicated after he or she did something as innocuous as swishing mouthwash.

Is it ever legally appropriate to drive drunk?

It is never safe to drive while inebriated by alcohol. Our reaction times and judgment abilities are severely diminished. People can't drive in a straight line when they're drunk and they might drive into oncoming traffic, or they might not react in time to avoid hitting another car. That said, there might be some times when a court will decide that someone had a good reason to drive drunk.

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