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Field sobriety tests are voluntary

If law enforcement officers in Massachusetts ever suspect you of drunk or drugged driving, they will ask you to perform certain physical tests so that they can check you for impairment. These tests are called field sobriety tests. While the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration claims that these provide accurate measurements of impairment, the truth is, the results are often somewhat questionable due to their subjective nature.

Tiger Woods blames prescriptions for DUI

Massachusetts residents may have read reports about an incident involving Tiger Woods. Woods was taken into custody by police in Florida on DUI charges on May 29, but the former world number one says that his disoriented demeanor was caused by an unexpected reaction to medication that he had been prescribed by his doctor. Police reports revealed that the four-time Masters winner had no alcohol in his system at the time of the incident.

Hayley Hasselhoff charged with drunk driving

Massachusetts residents may know Hayley Hasselhoff for her starring role in the ABC family show 'Huge", but they may not know that she is also David Hasselhoff's daughter. The former 'Baywatch" star has provided tabloid writers with several memorable headlines during his tumultuous career, and media reports indicate that his daughter may now be struggling with substance abuse problems of her own. The 24-year-old was taken into custody by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office during the early morning hours of May 13 after an alleged drunk driving incident.

The hard lesson of an OUI arrest

Many people say that college was the best time of their lives. The freedom, the friends, the social activities and the academics are experiences that often mold your decisions for the rest of your life. The atmosphere of college can make you feel like you know everything. You may have recently discovered that there is still a lot to learn.

Impaired driving includes more than just alcohol

Massachusetts drivers may have seen a viral video of a motorist who was found slumped over behind the wheel of his van in the middle of a busy street. According to police, he had apparently overdosed on heroin and was treated with the overdose antidote Narcan. According to news reports, the police went to the hospital to talk to the man, but he was released before they arrived. A police lieutenant said that this was just one of a rising number of similar incidents.

Getting a hardship license after a drunk driving conviction

Massachusetts has some of the harshest drunk driving penalties in the country, and these types of charges or a conviction can have a long-reaching impact on various aspects of your life. If you are currently dealing with the repercussions of a DUI or OUI conviction or loss of driving privileges, you may be eligible for a hardship license.

Michael Floyd pleads guilty, faces multiple penalties for DUI

Massachusetts pro football fans may have heard that Michael Floyd, who was an Arizona Cardinals player at the time of his arrest, has entered a plea of guilty to his DUI charge. After being released from the Cardinals in December, Floyd played for the New England Patriots and earned his first Super Bowl ring.

No reliable test for marijuana intoxication

When Massachusetts police officers suspect that a driver is intoxicated by alcohol, they often ask the motorist to perform a standard field sobriety test. If the driver has trouble walking in a straight line or reciting the alphabet, the police officer may have a reasonable suspicion that the driver is drunk. A breath test or a blood test can also be used to measure the driver's blood-alcohol content.

Does OUI mean an end to your college career?

Have you ever heard people answer, "partying" when asked what their major is in college? While you likely didn't come all the way to Massachusetts to hit the night clubs for four years, there might be a little truth to the statement in that many college students like yourself enjoy kicking back and relaxing with their schoolmates. Unfortunately, sometimes this leads to a little too much kicking back or, more specifically, tossing back alcohol, which can open up several different cans of trouble.

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