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Underage Drinker Allegedly Passes Out on Stranger’s Couch

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, September 20, 2013. A Missouri youth was claimed to have been driving while drunk and crashing his car onto the property of a church.  It is further alleged that he fled the scene, entered a stranger's home and fell asleep on a couch. The owners of the home called county law enforcement officers to report that they had found this youth in their home.  He was arrested after officers arrived at the home and then released into the custody of his parents.  The young...

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DA Attempting to Use Prior DWI in Vehicular Manslaughter Trial

By Jason Korner of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. A York, Pennsylvannia District Attorney is planning to introduce evidence of a prior DWI and alcohol classes during the trial of man now charged with several charges including vehicular manslaughter. The DA disclosed his intention to use this evidence during a pretrial conference with the judge and defense attorney. Prior DWI's Generally Inadmissible as Evidence The general rule in criminal trials is that evidence of prior criminal acts is not admissible as evidence. Such evidence would...

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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...

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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,...

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