Kansas’ Breath Testing Machine: The Intoxilyzer 8000

October 9, 2013

After you have been arrested for DUI, the arresting officer will request that you submit to a test of your blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of measuring your blood alcohol concentration. The officer has the discretion to choose which of these tests you must take, and he may have you take more than […]

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DUI Checkpoints

October 4, 2013

Law enforcement officers all over Kansas are using traffic check lanes more often than ever before.  At these checkpoints, officers may verify that vehicle occupants are wearing seat belts, ask whether drugs or guns are located in the vehicle, or, most often, investigate drivers for driving under the influence aka DUI. At checkpoints, all traffic […]

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Kansas at crossroads of marijuana trafficking

July 28, 2013

As more states decriminalize marijuana, a burgeoning domestic pot industry has transformed the quality and potency of the weed now hitting the streets – not only in western states that have made it legal to smoke it, but in neighboring states like Kansas that have become reluctant way stations for the high-grade marijuana flowing across […]

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Driving while under the .08 BAC limit

July 26, 2013

Recently, several people have asked me how a person can be charged with DUI when his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is under the legal limit of .08. The answer is that the Kansas DUI statute contemplates multiple bases for a DUI charge. Most DUI charges are based on a driver’s BAC. When one […]

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Sober Man DUI Charge Leads to 0.00 Blood-Alcohol Test, No Drugs

June 18, 2013

The mere discussion of reducing the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit from .08 to .05 has caused a flurry of criticism and outrage from many. But reading this story about a man who was arrested when he was completely sober might leave some wondering whether the BAC limit even matters: Sometimes, it seems […]

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NTSB Recommends Lowering Blood Alcohol Content Limit for DUI

June 5, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended that all 50 states lower the legal limit for drivers’ blood alcohol content (BAC) to .05.  The NTSB also called for states to pass legislation that will make it easier for law enforcement officers to confiscate licenses from drivers with BAC measurements in excess of this limit. […]

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