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The dark emotional rainbow that follows DUII arrest

1. Remorse. This is your first DUII emotion. It happens the moment you see the police cruiser's flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. Remorse may not be the right word. If you could kick yourself at this moment, you would.

Oregon woman charged with DUII following fatal accident

Accidents can happen to anyone driving a car. In these cases, one small error can cause a lot of damage. When people's mistake was that they were driving drunk, criminal charges will likely follow an accident. The severity of the charges will depend on the amount of damage that occurred in the accident and whether someone else was hurt. The most serious charges follow a fatal car accident.

Oregon man arrested for fourth DUII in 3 months

With the holiday season right around the corner, a drunk driving arrest could happen to anyone in Oregon. People go out to have a good time with family and friends and lose track of how much they have had to drink. Unfortunately, it's a simple mistake with serious consequences. Those found guilty of DUI or DUII will face jail or prison time, large fines, driver's license suspension or revocation, alcohol education classes, probation and more. These punishments can make everyday tasks difficult all because of one mistake.

Woman arrested for drunk driving with children in car

Since children are some of the most vulnerable members of society, police and prosecutors take crimes involving children very seriously. Many people may not think about children and drunk driving, but the two can be related. In fact, if children are in a car with a drunk driver, that driver can face increase penalties.

Oregon mayor faces third DUII charges since 2004

The more frequently someone is arrested and charged with drunk driving, the more severe the penalties can become if that person is found guilty. Generally, for people's first DUI or DUII offense, they will face $1,000 in fines, court fees, jail time or community service and probation. Probation will likely limit people's ability to drink alcohol and have other limitations. People may also lose their drivers' licenses.

Oregon man injured in accident -- charged with DUII

Recently, an Oregon driver was pulled from his burning vehicle before being charged with drunk driving. According to police, the 43-year-old man was driving late one evening when he came to a T-intersection. Instead of turning left or right, police say the man drove straight through the intersection where he eventually hit an ODOT sign and continued down an embankment. The man's car eventually came to a stop nearly 50 feet from the roadway near a local creek. At this point, police allege that the man's car started on fire.

Oregon woman arrested twice for DUII in one day

An arrest for driving under the influence can have a serious effect on a person's life. If not handled correctly, the long term consequences -- including a driver's license suspension -- of a DUI can make a big impact on a person for years to come. With each DUI arrest, these consequences increase.

Oregon police charge man with DUII following accident

While most people understand that drinking and driving is dangerous, people still make mistakes and underestimate the amount they have had to drink. Especially in the summer months -- where parties and get-togethers often involve alcohol -- it is easy for people to lose track of how much they have had to drink and whether they should be driving. When people make this mistake with their children in the car, the consequences can be severe.

Oregon Supreme Court rules on DUI sleep driving defense

People may think that they have few defense options following a DUI arrest. However, this is simply not the case. In Oregon, those arrested for DUI have several options in order to eliminate charges or to reduce penalties. Recently, the Oregon Supreme Court has allowed a new defense -- sleep driving.

Oregon man pleads no contest to DUII charges following accident

The punishments for drunk driving are always harsh. However, under certain circumstances, penalties can increase exponentially. One of these situations occurs when other people get hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver. In that case, more serious charges can be filed against a person in addition to DUI or DUII charges.

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