September 17, 2013

Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Woman Who Ran Over Boyfriend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Vehicular Manslaughter on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. A St. Louis County woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after running over her boyfriend in Overland. Rachel Collier and her boyfriend had been drinking and fighting in a car on August 23rd. When her boyfriend got out of the car, she moved over to the driver’s seat and began driving, at which point she hit him. The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Blood draws of Ms. Collier’s blood alcohol content several hours after the […]
September 13, 2013

Study Explores Why More Women are Being Arrested for DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 13, 2013. The most recent drunk driving statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation reveal that men comprised 75 percent of all DUI arrests in 2011 and that roughly 40 percent of all males killed in motor vehicle accidents during this timeframe were under the influence of alcohol. While this would seem to point to a growing problem of impaired driving among men, researchers say it’s actually the exact opposite. The number of women arrested for DWI has increased significantly, […]
September 6, 2013

NFL Players Union to Try New Tool in Fight Against Drunk Driving

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, September 6, 2013. Football fans here in St. Louis and across the state of Missouri are busy gearing up for the Rams home opener this coming Sunday. In fact, even though kickoff is still many hours away at this point, it hasn’t stopped local sports broadcasters and beat writers from providing every last detail about the team’s preparations and about the league in general. Interestingly enough, as meticulous as the media coverage of the National Football League typically is, many outlets […]
August 30, 2013

Missouri DWI Patrols Will Be Out in Full Force Over Labor Day

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 30, 2013. People across the state of Missouri will be leaving their places of employment in just a few hours, ready to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend. For some this will mean packing up the car and heading out to see family, while for others it will mean calling up friends to have an impromptu picnic at a local park. Whatever their plans, people need to be aware that law enforcement officials will be out on the roads and […]
August 28, 2013

Missouri Now Allows Proof of Insurance by Mobile Device

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. A recent law change by the Missouri legislature will now allow people to show police officers proof of insurance on a mobile device when pulled over for a traffic stop. Prior to this new law, Missouri motorists would have to carry a phsyical card issued to them by their insurance company. If the motorist could not find the card then he would receive a citation for No Proof of Insurance which upon conviction carries four points on […]
December 7, 2013

Why Refuse the Breath Test if Not Drunk?

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Breath Test Refusal on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The question often comes up during DWI cases that include a breath test refusal, “Why would he refuse the breath test if he was not drunk?” There are many different answers to this question. “I was always told not to blow, no matter what” is a common answer. Another common, and justified, answer is “I did not trust the breath test machine.” Occasionally this is even followed up with by the person requesting a blood test instead because he […]
December 4, 2013

Young Missourians More Likely to Drink Underage During Holiday

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, over-indulgence in delicious food and last-minute grocery shopping. Would you believe that this innocuous holiday is also the most common time for underage drinking to occur? That’s right: The night before Thanksgiving is widely known as the biggest night for underage drinking. Many of those drinkers may be prone to driving even after illegally consuming booze. Young people who consume alcohol and get behind the wheel during the holidays could face big penalties, even […]
November 27, 2013

Missouri Man Convicted of 7th DWI

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. A Missouri man may face serious ramifications after he was found guilty of drunk driving for the seventh time in his life. The man, age 43, was accused of driving drunk even though he was subject to a license suspension at the time of his arrest, according to reports from state authorities. In addition, the man is accused of failing to maintain his driving lane. Since the man was already convicted of six other DWIs, he could face […]
November 23, 2013

Significant DWI Risk Over Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest DWI nights of the year for police departments. A combination of the holiday spirit, a long weekend, and people going out to see old friends leads to many impaired drivers on the roads. Law enforcement is well aware of this pattern so there is heightened DWI enforcement on the streets. Starting the Wednesday before, but lasting throughout Thanksgiving Weekend, law enforcement will utilize sobriety checkpoints and DWI […]
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