August 23, 2013

NTSB Proposal for Lower BAC Limit Failing to Win Support

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 23, 2013. Earlier this spring the National Transportation Safety Board — the independent federal agency tasked with performing “special studies concerning transportation safety” — issued a rather interesting recommendation that would drastically alter the legal landscape as it relates to drunk driving charges. The NTSB recommended that all 50 states lower their legal blood alcohol content limits from .08 to .05. The primary justification for such a move, said the agency, was that it would help reduce the number of […]
August 22, 2013

Felony DWI Charges for St. Louis Man Arrested After Leaving Court

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, August 22, 2013. A St. Louis County man was pulled over and arrested for DWI shortly after leaving the Creve Coeur Municipal Court. The Creve Coeur Municipal Court holds court on Wednesday nights, and Eddie Spencer III was pulled over just after he appeared in court on unrelated charges. After the arrest it became clear that Mr. Spencer had two prior alcohol-related driving offenses, so he has been charged as a Persistent DWI Offender, a felony in Missouri. Due to the felony charge, […]
August 15, 2013

Court Rules DWI Checkpoint Invalid

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI Checkpoints on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Recently a judge ruled a sobriety checkpoint invalid in a DWI case because it did not comply with the law. Specifically, the judge held there was a lack of evidence to show the location of the checkpoint had a high rate of drunk driving. Due to the judge’s ruling, all evidence obtained after the stop of the defendant was deemed inadmissible, which essentially ends the prosecution of the defendant. The case will either be dismissed at the discretion of the […]
August 13, 2013

The New Weapon Against Underage Drinking is a Phone App?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The market for smartphone applications or “apps” has exploded over the last few years as web savvy entrepreneurs continue to think of new and increasingly remarkable uses for the average consumer’s smartphone. One demographic in particular that these entrepreneurs are continually trying to target is teenagers, who are uniquely positioned to provide a major marketing push thanks to their social media knowhow. Interestingly enough, one software company recently released an iPhone app that targets teens not from a marketing perspective, but […]
August 9, 2013

Ninth State Now Permits Saliva Tests at DWI Stops

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 9, 2013. Law enforcement officials have a variety of tools at their disposal when it comes to combating impaired driving. For example, as we discussed in a post just last week, the Missouri State Highway Patrol frequently deploys both sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in an attempt to make the roads as safe as possible or, in other words, make as many DWI arrests as possible. Interestingly, our neighbor to the south recently unveiled a new — and controversial — […]
November 22, 2013

Missouri Man Facing Trial for DUI Deaths

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, November 22, 2013. A 27-year-old Missouri man is facing a criminal trial after he was allegedly involved in a June car accident that killed two people. The man is facing vehicular assault charges in connection with the incident in addition to accusations of involuntary manslaughter. The defendant was reportedly driving drunk at the time of the accident. The charges had initially been classified as Class C felonies, but the severity of the allegations was increased in mid-November. The charges are now Class B felonies. […]
November 13, 2013

Tie Found Between Underage Drinking and Caffeine

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. It has been widely publicized that college-age drinkers who combine caffeinated beverages and alcohol experience poor health outcomes. Those individuals are far more likely to require care at a hospital because of their risky decision-making when it comes to alcohol. Now, new evidence suggests that younger Missouri residents involved in underage drinking may also be mixing highly caffeinated drinks with alcohol, leading to an increase in health problems among younger adolescents. The new information comes from a study conducted by an […]
November 8, 2013

Lawsuit Highlights Dangers of Underage Drinking and Tailgating

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, November 8, 2013. Tailgating is a time-honored tradition for countless sports fan and concertgoers, who see it as an opportunity to spend time with friends and meet new people before the start of the big event. While barbeques and coolers are a staple at most of these tailgating parties, so is alcohol. In fact, many safety advocates have long pointed to these parking lot parties as primary venues for underage drinking due to the relative lack of supervision and/or police presence. Interestingly, this issue […]
October 31, 2013

Is a Law Enforcement Agency Using Zombies as DUI Prevention Tool?

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Thursday, October 31, 2013. In a matter of hours, children here in St. Louis and across the state of Missouri will be donning their capes, masks and makeup, and heading out for a night of trick-or-treating. However, children won’t be the only ones out enjoying the evening, as countless adults will also be putting on costumes and heading to parties at the homes of friends or area hotspots. Of course, one of the predominant fixtures at many of these adult-themed Halloween celebrations […]
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