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May 2015 Archives

Consuming Over-the-Counter Medication Impairs Driving Skills

yay-3489229.jpgYou are feeling flu-like symptoms at work. During your break, you decide to take some Nyquil to help you get through the remaining of the day. You consume more than the recommended dosage in hopes that it will have you feeling better in no time. Your condition worsens so you decide to leave work early and drive home to lay down. While driving home, you accidentally run a stop sign and a cop pulls you over. The cop observes your flushed face and notices that you begin sweating when he asks you a series of questions. Though you deny drinking any alcohol, he asks you to step out of the car to perform field sobriety tests. By this point in time, you feel dizzy and faint. You fail the field sobriety tests and the cop takes a breathalyzer test. Unbeknownst to you, the Nyquil that you consumed has certain ingredients in it that inhibits the accuracy of breathalyzer readings. Before you know it, you are being arrested and booked for drunk driving.

Washtenaw County Judge Under Investigation for DUI Case Interference

Law-Concept-2059203 (1).jpgThe Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission has issued a formal complaint against Washtenaw County Judge J. Cedric Simpson for making false claims regarding the relationship he had with his volunteer intern, Crystal Vargas, and for interfering with her drunk driving investigation and prosecution.