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  • What it Means to “Operate” a Motor Vehicle in Drunk Driving Cases
    What it Means to “Operate” a Motor Vehicle in Drunk Driving Cases

    Drunk driving is illegal. This we all know. In Michigan though, the terminology is known as “Operating While Intoxicated” (OWI) rather than Driving Under the Influence (DUI). However, “operating” is ...

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  • Can Fire Department Paramedics Draw Blood for DUI Investigations?
    Can Fire Department Paramedics Draw Blood for DUI Investigations?

    Barton Morris says NO. Here is why. There are two main chemical tests to determine the amount of alcohol in a driver for evidence in drunk driving cases. They are a breath alcohol test or a blood ...

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  • What You Need to Know About The New Michigan State Police Roadside Impaired Test
    What You Need to Know About The New Michigan State Police Roadside Impaired Test

    A few months ago, the Michigan State Police (“MSP”) announced the newest roadside impairment test implemented by various Michigan counties. While this program has been fairly shrouded in secrecy, our ...

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  • This Information May Save Your Driver's License: OWI Chemical Tests
    This Information May Save Your Driver's License: OWI Chemical Tests

    In recent months, I have noticed an increasing amount of Operating While Intoxicated (“OWI”) cases coming to our firm dealing with blood draws. To many people who have never been stopped for OWI, the ...

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  • What You Should Know About an OWI/OUID Investigation?
    What You Should Know About an OWI/OUID Investigation?

    For most prosecutors, no case is more open and shut than the infamous “Operating While Intoxicated” (OWI). I mean, let’s face it. You have all heard about the .08 BAC level for intoxication in ...

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  • How accurate are blood alcohol tests and can they be challenged or beaten in court?
    How accurate are blood alcohol tests and can they be challenged or beaten in court?

    There are two primary methods used to measure a suspected drunk driver’s bodily alcohol content for criminal prosecutions: breath and blood tests. Breath tests are more frequent because of the ease of ...

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