Hickenlooper Calls For Felony DUI Law

CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper wants tougher penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Hickenlooper told lawmakers in his annual State of the State speech that his office supports efforts to make some DUI charges felonies for repeat offenders.

Colorado is one of only four states that does not have a felony DUI law.

Republicans in the Legislature have tried and failed to get a felony DUI measure to Hickenlooper’s desk.

The governor is laying out priorities to 100 lawmakers who started work last week.


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Attorney Discipline For Drunk Driving. Agree or Disagree?

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A Not-So-Golden Oldie, by Mike Frisch, Legal Profession Prof, Legal Profession Blog


The most overdue District of Columbia hearing committee report (perhaps ever) has finally been filed.

Attorney Wayne R. Rohde was convicted of felony hit and run in Virginia way back in 2005.

After a night of heavy drinking at a D.C. bar called Rumors, he drove home to Virginia. En route, he caused a head on collision that seriously injured a woman, backed his car away from the collision and drove home.

His effort to avoid detection failed in part because he had left his car bumper (with license plate affixed) at the scene.

He managed to convince the Court of Appeals to not suspend him pending the disciplinary proceedings, a departure from the court’s usual (indeed, nearly invariable) practice for felony convictions.

The hearing was competed on January 15, 2008.

The report was filed…

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Legalize Drunk Driving | Beautiful Anarchy


Legalize Drunk Driving | Beautiful Anarchy.

I am very much opposed to drunk driving. If you are going to drive, don’t drink. If you have had more than one alcoholic beverage, don’t drive! Simple rule that I’ve never had any problem following. I do not agree with Jeffery Tucker that some drivers drive better after a few drinks. They self-report driving better. I’m certain sober drivers around them wouldn’t agree.

http://d268xzw51cyeyg.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/01/lawyer-you-should-always-take-a-breathalyzer-even-if-youve-been-drinking.jpgBut, to the subject … a couple of years ago, a friend had too much to drink at a bar in Goldstream Valley. The Valley is several miles from Fairbanks, where his home is. It would have worked out to $110 cab fare and he didn’t have that kind of cash on him. It was -30 degrees (that’s below zero), so walking wasn’t an option. He didn’t feel safe riding with any of the people who were leaving Ivory…

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Tractor-Trailer Driver Injured After Crashing Into Wash. Co. Toll Booth

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CBS Pittsburgh

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (KDKA) – A tractor-trailer driver was injured after crashing into a Washington County toll booth Wednesday morning.

According to emergency dispatchers, the accident happened on the Mon-Fayette Expressway at the Interstate 70 toll plaza.

The truck apparently slid on ice and crashed into the toll booth.

The driver was transported to a local hospital, but there is no word about the extent of the injuries.

The truck’s gas tank ruptured, but the resulting spill has been cleaned up.

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