August 7, 2013

NFL Player DWI Arrest Breakdown from the 2013 Offseason

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Nine NFL players were arrested for DWI or DUI related charges between the Superbowl in February and the start of training camps at the end of July. To put this into prospective, at the beginning of training camp NFL rosters are allowed to carry 90 players, which means there are a total of 2,880 players on NFL rosters through most of the offseason. Even though it seems like the news is filled with NFL players under arrest […]
August 2, 2013

Highway Patrol Announces DWI Efforts for August

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, August 2, 2013. The Missouri State Highway Patrol recently announced that it is planning saturation efforts in multiple counties designed to stop and prevent driving while intoxicated. Specifically, Highway Patrol officers will be conducting sobriety checkpoints at different times throughout August in Jefferson, St. Charles and Lincoln counties. The checkpoints will be administered by MSHP officers in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. According to the MSHP, these specific counties were chosen for focus efforts due to the particularly high number […]
July 31, 2013

Judge Gives Former St. Louis Cop Probation for Off-Duty Crash

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Earlier this week, a sentence was handed down in a drunk driving case involving a former officer with the St. Louis Police Department who was involved in a serious accident during the holiday season two years ago. According to the court documents, the then 27-year-old police officer drove his vehicle the wrong way down a one-way street in South City during the early morning hours of December 24, 2011 before colliding with a patrol car being driven by […]
July 29, 2013

Top DWI Defenses – Drinking After Driving

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Monday, July 29, 2013. Every now and then a DWI case will come into my office where my client actually had an opportunity to drink alcohol between the time he was driving and when the police show up to investigate. Many times this will happen when there was some kind of minor accident involved. The scenario can play out like this: person driving the car gets in a small accident right in front of a bar. After exchanging information with the […]
July 24, 2013

Missouri Officer’s Blood Alcohol Test May Be Unconstitutional

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. On November 27, 2012, a Winnona, Missouri police officer drove to the Winona City Hall to sign papers. The deputy chief detected alcohol on his breath and subsequently ordered a blood alcohol test administered. The officer’s BAC was 0.22 percent, over 2.5 times the legal limit to drive. He faces two gross misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated. However, the officer has recently questioned the constitutionality of the blood test. He is arguing that on the facts of […]
October 25, 2013

Study Examines How Fake IDs Affect Alcohol Consumption Patterns

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, October 25, 2013. At this time of the year, college campuses here in Missouri and across the nation are buzzing with activity as students prepare for mid-terms, work part-time jobs and manage a busy extracurricular calendar. Not surprisingly, many of these students somehow manage to also make time for alcohol consumption. However, a new study shows that many of them doing so are not necessarily of the legal drinking age. A group of researchers at the University of Maryland set out to examine just […]
October 23, 2013

Jefferson County Checkpoints to Continue

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI Checkpoints on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Jefferson County’s Council recently voted to reject a $22,000 grant from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to fund Safety Checkpoints. The Council rejected the funding due to concerns over the intrusiveness of these “safety” checkpoints. It is the first time funds of this nature have been rejected by the Jefferson County Council. Although council members seem to support more traditional sobriety checkpoints, they expressed that safety checkpoints were in the best interest of Jefferson County residents. A safety checkpoint […]
October 18, 2013

Report Warns Restaurant Patrons of Higher Alcohol Levels

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Friday, October 18, 2013. After a long week at work, many people like to head out to a local restaurant to chat with friends and family over a good meal, and either a glass of wine or a beer. According to a recently released report, however, these restaurant goers who purposely restrict their alcohol consumption at dinner may need to start becoming even more conscientious about the number of drinks they consume. According to a report released earlier this week by the National Alcohol Beverage […]
October 11, 2013

Study Shows Just How Much Alcohol Can Affect a Person’s Judgment

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Friday, October 11, 2013. One of the unfortunate realities of alcohol consumption is that it can surreptitiously affect a person’s ability to make sound judgments. For instance, many people who have consumed only a few drinks mistakenly believe that they are okay to drive home, only to find themselves in the back of a squad car a short time later after a police officer measures their breath alcohol concentration as being well over the legal limit. Interestingly, researchers at the University of […]
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