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Can prescriptions drugs lead to DUII charges?

In a recent blog post, this blog discussed the case of a woman that was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. In that case, the woman was facing drug changes and DUII charges for being found in a car with illegal drugs and prescription drugs. Police claim that the woman was under the influence of these drugs while behind the wheel.

Alcohol education classes and DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense. However, it is one that can easily happen to people that would otherwise never break the law. When people recreationally drink, they may not realize when they have had too much. In some cases, a person can reach the legal limit after only a small or moderate amount of alcohol. This mistake, however, can affect their lives for years to come.

Are there defenses to drunk driving in Oregon?

Many Oregon residents understand the seriousness of drunk driving charges. When people are accused of drunk driving, they can face large fines, the loss of a drivers' license, jail time, employment issues and more. Avoiding these penalties is often crucial for people who have been accused of driving under the influence.

When can an officer stop a driver for suspected DUI in Oregon?

In a recent blog post, this blog explained that police cannot use sobriety checkpoints in Oregon. Under the current state constitution such measures are illegal. This is the result of a 1987 constitutional amendment that outlawed the practice. However, as many Portland, Oregon residents know, you can still be stopped by police for suspicion of drunk driving. Unsuspecting motorists may wonder -- when can police officers stop drivers in Oregon for driving under the influence?

Protect your future after being charged with DUI

Drinking alcohol is a frequent activity for many people in Oregon. Even with frequent consumption, people often don't view alcohol consumption as very dangerous. Most people, likely see it as a fun and safe recreational activity. However, if alcohol is combined with driving it can have a major impact on a person's future. This is particularly true for young people, as explained in a recent post, that fall under Oregon's zero tolerance policy.

Protect your freedom to drive after DUI allegations

The ability to drive is a right that many people look forward to in their teen years and come to depend on as adults. Without the ability to drive a car, people may not have a way to get to work, to school or to other important activities. They might not be able to transport their children where they need to go. Or, undertake important business. When a drunk driving related arrest threatens a person's ability to drive, that person needs to act fast to protect this right. In Oregon, people only have 10 days to contest a drivers' license suspension.

Police charge man with DUII following accident

An Oregon driver is facing criminal charges following a car accident. According to police, the 40-year-old man was driving a Dodge Dakota truck when he lost control over the vehicle. Police claim that he then swerved out of his lane and into oncoming traffic. Apparently, the man hit another car -- a Ford Mustang -- that had been in the other lane.

Oregon police charge woman with DUI following erratic driving

An Oregon woman has been arrested following a car accident and fleeing from police. According to police, they received reports about a car driving erratically around 4:25 p.m. Witnesses claim that the car was driving from shoulder to shoulder and weaving in and out of traffic. People claim that at some point, the car hit the median and nearly hit several other cars.

Saint Patrick's Day leads to DUII charges across Oregon

Every March, people across the state of Oregon come out to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Like many holidays, the celebrations often include alcohol. In particular, this holiday is known for its rowdy parties and green beer. Ahead of the holiday Oregon State Police urged drivers from across the state to avoid drinking and driving during the Saint Patrick's Day celebrations.

Oregon police increase DUI patrols for the big game

There are certain times of the year when Oregon residents are more likely to be out drinking. During these times, police understand that there are likely to be more people on the roads who have been drinking and driving. Therefore, police increase patrols in order to try and make as many arrests as possible. These times of the year traditionally include New Years' Eve, Saint Patrick's Day and Super Bowl Sunday.

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