Hospitality Groups In Utah Critical Of The New Strictest Dui Threshold

July 17, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Hospitality groups in Utah are opposing the new strict 0.05 percent DUI threshold limit, saying that it will hurt the state’s hospitality industry. Tourism and restaurant officials met with state lawmakers Wednesday afternoon. They criticized them for passing the law to drop the DUI threshold from 0.08 percent to 0.05 next year. According to critics, the law aims to target responsible people who may want to have a drink or two at dinner. According to Gov. Gary Herbert,...Read more

Salt Lake City Utah Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Husband In House Fire

July 04, 2017

According to news reports, 48-year-old Craig Crawford accepted in court on Tuesday that he set the house on fire back in 2016 which left his estranged husband dead. The individual who died in the fire incident was a reputed restaurant owner and an advocate for LGBT rights. Crawford told that he set a four storey home on fire when he started a fire on the 2nd floor due to which the stairs collapsed, blocking the way out. On 22nd of May, the home was set on fire at about 1 a.m. 72-year...Read more

More Than 10,000 People Sign Online Petition Opposing Utah’s New DUI Law

June 21, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The new law that lowered the legal BAC limit from 0.08% to 0.05% has been opposed by a large number of individuals as shown by the online petition that has been signed by more than 10,000 people. Almost a month ago, the petition was launched by the American Beverage Institute as it wanted the state to revoke the law. The organization got a full-page ad in the newspaper printed which showed that tourists will now have to think more than once about visiting Utah because t...Read more

Popular TV News Anchor Arrested For DUI

June 06, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - On Wednesday, longtime TV news anchor, Shauna Lake Marshall, was taken into custody for investigation of a driving under the influence case. She was locked up in the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of DUI as she was travelling with an open container on a highway. The number plate of the vehicle was registered to another vehicle, so the investigation included driving with an expired registration. It was shown by a Salt Lake County Jail report that a white Land Rover...Read more

Utah Anchor Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

May 23, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Shauna Lake Marshall, a local news anchor, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Wednesday morning. Marshall, who is known to the public as Shauna Lake, is a longtime TV news anchor for KUTV who joined in 1994. The arrest documents show that she was driving a white Land Rover which was pulled over on I-215 after a trooper noticed it was traveling slowly in the left fast lane. When the trooper approached the window of the Land Rover, he c...Read more

Judge To Decide Whether The Criminal Case For Utah Teen Shot By Police Should Remain In Juvenile Court

May 15, 2017

There is a possibility that the judge will give his decision on Friday whether the criminal case for 17-year-old Abdullahi "Abdi" Mohamed, a teen shot by cops in 2016, will remain in juvenile court. He was shot in the month of February 2016 for beating a man with a hollow metal rod as they got involved in a quarrel on a drug purchase case. Salt Lake District Attorney, Sim Gill, ruled in the month of August and charged Mohamed with first-degree felony aggravated robbery and second-degree fe...Read more

Study Shows That Distracted Driving Is As Risky As Drunk Driving

April 27, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - A study conducted by the Cambridge Mobile Telematics, the world's leader in Smartphone-centric telematics, revealed that distracted driving is not something less dangerous that drunk driving. The study conducted to see the dangers of distracting driving showed that most of the trips involving distracted driving resulted in accidents. UDOT Public Information Officer, John Gleason, was not shocked to see the result of the study and said, "There's really no surprises in this ...Read more

Utah Governor Gary Herbert Signs Controversial Bill Making Utah’s DUI Level Lowest In The Nation

April 12, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - A bill reducing Utah's DUI level from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent has been signed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert. This reduction in the BAC level will make the State first one to lower the level to 0.05 percent. The governor said, "My responsibility is to evaluate and decide whether in fact going to 0.05 is in fact good policy. That's my charge, is it good policy? And I'm here to announce that after a thorough analysis, I believe it is good policy and that this new policy wil...Read more

Utah Getting Toughest Drunken Driving Limit In The US: 0.05

April 03, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's governor has signed a law that will reduce the legal BAC level to 0.0.5 percent from 0.08 percent. Groups that are not in favor of the bill said that it will affect tourism and will discourage tourists to visit the place. However, according to Utah's Tourism Office, the law is not connected to discouraging tourists to visit the state because there are many countries with similar laws implemented and tourists still go there. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert shared his vi...Read more

How To Divorce While In Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

March 16, 2017

Going through a divorce is stressful enough as it is, but having to do so as you are going through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy makes both situations even more challenging. Unfortunately, if you are currently going through Chapter 13 bankruptcy, there may be a few complications as a result of your divorce. For example, if you filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy with your spouse before divorce proceedings began, your attorney may need to withdraw since he or she cannot represent two parties that have a co...Read more

31-Year-Old Salt Lake City Man Sentenced To Prison For Driving Drunk

March 15, 2017

31-year-old Carter Tyler, who was driving under the influence of alcohol and caused an accident while attempting to capture a picture of the sunset, has been sentenced to prison. The accident left an individual dead as the SUV rear-ended another vehicle. The accident happened last year on 30th of May at 9:21 p.m. on 6800 S. Wasatch Blvd. (3550 East). 59-year-old Janet Etheredge died in the accident. She was riding in the back seat of the vehicle. The individual behind the wheel of the vehi...Read more

Bill To Lower Utah’s Legal Blood Alcohol Limit Passes Utah House

March 03, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - On Thursday, bill HB155, which was waiting approval, passed the Utah House of Representatives, which makes the BAC level limit in Utah lowest in the nation. Before the passing of the bill, the BAC level limit was 0.08 percent, which will be reduced to 0.05 under the recently passed law. Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, who introduced the bill said about it that lowering the BAC level limit doesn't mean that individuals can't drink. It is a struggle to reduce the number of DUI ...Read more

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