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NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2015

The October 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2015 >>

TSRP Traffic Tuesday Webinar: Turning the Sword into a Shield: Using the NHTSA Manual to Cross Examine the Defense Expert

If you’ve been prosecuting DWI cases for any length of time you have undoubtedly seen a defense attorney attack a police officer’s administration of the standardized field sobriety tests. Sometimes defendants even hire former police officers or other self-appointed “experts” to analyze police reports and dash cam videos looking for any mistake in the SFSTs, [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 2015

The September 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update | September 2015 >>

NLELP August Webinar: Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Colorado: A View from the Highway Safety Office

The ending of marijuana prohibition in Colorado has created challenges and opportunities for the state of Colorado's Highway Safety Office and their traffic safety partners and stakeholders. This important webinar provided the background and the changes that the Colorado safety program has undertaken to develop traffic safety countermeasure and education programs to keep the highways [...]

Maryland TSRP August Blog: Search of Vehicle Incident to DUI Arrest

By David Daggett In a reported opinion originating in Dorchester County, Taylor v. State, No. 494, September Term, 2014 (Filed: July 30, 2015), opinion by Judge Zarnoch, the Court of Special Appeals recently addressed an Arizona v Gant, 556 U.S. 332 (2009) argument related to a vehicle search incident to a DUI arrest. The original [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2015

The August 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2015 >>

NLELP July Webinar: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over HVE Campaign

Raising public awareness and recruiting law enforcement agency support are critical elements of an effective high visibility drunk driving enforcement campaign. This webinar provided information about the materials and resources available for the upcoming Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown including new messaging directed toward law enforcement participation.  The session also included some interesting [...]

TSRP Traffic Tuesday Webinar: Oral Fluid Testing in Impaired Driving Investigations

This webinar discusses the use of oral fluid testing in impaired driving investigations. Oral fluid can be collected quickly and with minimal intrusion to the impaired driving suspect. It has the potential to be a viable sample for chemical testing in impaired driving cases. View the recorded webinar >> (registration is required)

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 2015

The June 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 2015 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 2015

The May 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 2015 >>

Podcast: Officer Jermaine Galloway on Drug Prevention Education

Officer Jermaine Galloway is an Alcohol Compliance Officer with the Boise (Idaho) Police Department and the creator of the Tall Cop Says Stop website and presentations. He took some time out of his busy schedule at this year’s Lifesavers Conference to sit down with us to discuss how he got started with alcohol and drug [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April

The April 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 2015 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2015

The March 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2015 >

TNDAGC DUI News: January 2015

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference has posted the January 2015 issue of the TNDAGC DUI News online newsletter. Articles include a look back at 2014, recent court decisions, an interview with former ADA and DUI Prosecutor Matt Gilbert and training news. Download the January 2015 issue of TNDAGC DUI News >

TSRP Webinar: The Myth of the DUI Defense: Rising BAC

The TSRP January Traffic Tuesday webinar discussed the rising BAC defense commonly used in DWI/DUI cases.  It covered issues related to retrograde extrapolation calculations and Widmark's Formula for calculating a person's likely BAC at the time of driving based on a variety of factors including the person's gender and weight and the amount of alcohol [...]

National Park Service Launches Impaired Driving Program

The National Park Service (NPS) Division of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services, has established a new impaired driving enforcement program in coordination with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). John Hughes has been selected as NHTSA’s federal law enforcement liaison for this program. Utilizing a grant from the Department of Transportation, Hughes will [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2015

The January 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2015 >

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2014

The November 2014 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2014 >

TSRP Webinar: Unmasking CDL Convictions

When a person is convicted of a criminal offense, they may face fines, probation, or time in jail or prison. Some criminal convictions, particularly those for DUI or other traffic offenses, can also affect a person's driver's license. When a defendant holds a commercial driver's license, the issues become even more complicated. The December 2014 [...]

Maryland TSRP November Blog: Charging the Passenger with Impaired Driving

By David Daggett On December 2, 2014, in Kent County Circuit Court, the front seat (and only) passenger in a motor vehicle being operated by an impaired driver, was convicted of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol. While I am unaware if a passenger in a vehicle has ever previously been convicted of impaired driving in [...]