Monthly Archives: November 2015

Operating While Intoxicated Conviction Lands Man in Prison

Derick Debord Had 9 Prior Convictions Related to Operating While Intoxicated When 40-year-old Derick Levon Debord told the court that he is an alcoholic, it probably came as a surprise to no one at all. Especially given his criminal history,

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Michigan Rep Faces Super Drunk Charges

Allegedly Driving “Super Drunk” in Clinton County John Kivela, the 46-year-old Michigan State Representative who was arrested for drunk driving in early November, will be facing “super drunk” charges. At the time of his arrest, no information was released regarding

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No DUI Pardons in 2015… So Far

In Fact, No Pardons of Any Kind Granted… So Far Last year Governor Snyder pardoned eleven people, erasing their criminal records with a simple signature. But this year’s pardons have proven far more elusive to obtain.

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Refusal to Submit to BAC Test

An intoxicated driver who was arrested recently for drunk driving, apparently decided that he didn’t want to submit to a blood alcohol content test (BAC test). In a big way. In fact, he was so strenuously against the BAC test,

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Sheriff Deputy Gets Probation After DUI Arrest

Noemi Garza, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of drunkenly crashed her car, and then fleeing the scene and resisting arrest, has been sentenced to probation. In October, Garza pled guilty to single counts of operating a motor vehicle while

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State Rep Arrested in Clinton County

Michigan has certainly had it’s fair share of scandal in the political circles this year. Between the Courser-Gamrat sex and blackmail scandal, and the Congressman’s aide who attacked his lover with a knife, the Mitten State’s political climate has been

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False Positive BAC: What You Need to Know

There are all sorts of urban legends circulating about people who lost their jobs because of false positive drug and alcohol tests. Like the woman who happened to have a poppy seed muffin for breakfast on the day her job

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Suspected Drunk Driver Hits MSP Patrol Car

Police officers do not take kindly to people who break the law. But they have even less affection for those who assault them, steal their possessions, and damage their property. Which is why the suspected drunk driver who slammed into

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MSP Officer Faces Trial on OWI Charges

Jason T. Teddy, the Michigan State Police lieutenant charged with causing a drunk driving crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist, has been bound over for trial. He appeared in the Bay County District Court recently, and waived his right to

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Impaired Driving and Daylight Savings Time

Two new bills were introduced this year to the Michigan legislature to end daylight savings time. Michigan adopted daylight savings time (DST) just 42 years ago in 1973 to conserve energy.  By extending daylight hours during summertime, it was intended to

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