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Ambien and Sleepwalking/Sleep Driving Risk

Image by stirwise via FlickrTuesday, March 14, 2006 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/13/AR2006031301315.html)· Sleep researchers have reported an unusual number of incidents of sleepwalking in people taking Ambien, the top-selling sleep aid in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has received similar reports. Some incidents involve eating or driving while asleep; some have led to criminal charges. No conclusive link between the drug and the incidents has been established.· Ambien maker Sanofi-Aventis says the side effect is rare and the medication is safe and effective when used as directed. The label strongly cautions patients not to use alcohol while taking the drug.· Sleep...

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TOO FAR: Forced Catheterization in DUI!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Image by vvanhee via Flickr"][/caption]ABC 25, WPBF is reporting that a man is suing after a police officer went over the line in a DUI arrest.  According to reports on WLWT the man, Jamie Lockard, 53, was arrested in Lawrenceberg, Indiana (home to Hollywood Casino) on suspicion of drunk driving.  He blew under the legal limit, but that was not enough for officer Brian Miller who obtained a search warrant and went to the hospital where Lockard was strapped to a gurney and forcibly catheterized.  His blood was also ...

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Ohio Speed Traps Amongst Worst

The National Motorists Association (NMA) released its list of the top seven locations to avoid over the Labor Day holiday.  This year, the drivers' rights group highlighted areas where heightened use of automated ticketing machines threaten those who are just passing through.Chicago, Illinois The Windy City's network of red light cameras operated by a for-profit Australian company, combined with short yellow warning times at intersections, has already generated $110 million worth of tickets. The city plans to double the installations and push the total impact of all taxes and fines on ...

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DUI Science Upheld in Alaska

Image by drurydrama (Len Radin) via FlickrAlaska Supreme Court overturns law designed to stop presentation of medical evidence regarding alcohol absorption in DUI cases.The Supreme Court of Alaska on Friday upheld the right of defendants to present scientific evidence at trial in cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). In 2004, the state legislature sought to muzzle defense attorneys who cited medical evidence on alcohol absorption rates in a way that would have undermined conviction rates.Douglas Valentine had challenged his own June 18, 2005 DUI arrest. Fairbanks Police Sergeant Dan...

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DUID: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Image via WikipediaSenate Bill 8 criminally penalizes motorists who drive with levels of THC above 2 ng/ml in their blood and/or levels of the inactive marijuana metabolite THC-COOH in their urine above 35 ng/ml. Ohio is only the third state to pass per se DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) legislation for motorists with trace levels of THC in their blood, and it is the sixth to criminalize motorists who drive with levels of non-psychoactive marijuana metabolites in their bodily fluid.NORML Senior Policy Analyst Paul Armentano called SB 8 an "all out assault on Ohio's marijuana smoking community." He said: "THC...

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DUI Science: New Study on Impulsivity and Alcoholism

Image by Rick Eh? via FlickrA new study involving mice has found that genetic predisposition to impulsivity is a trait predictive of alcoholism. The study by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers appears on the July print issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, available online on April 22.  The researchers, led by Nicholas Grahame, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the IUPUI School of Science, used selective breeding for 30 generations to produce mice who were high volume alcohol drinkers and others who avoided consuming alcohol.The genetically different mice were presented with a choice between a small, immediate reward...

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Supreme Court Ruling Bad for Red-Light Cameras

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Red light camera and speed camera manufacturers fear that last month's US Supreme Court ruling in the case Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts could create legal turmoil for the industry. The National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running issued a statement yesterday warning that the ruling has armed motorists with a greater ability to challenge the basis of automated traffic citations. Speed cameras, for example, depend heavily on legal faith in a certificate that claims to confirm the total reliability of a machine's speed reading. In the Melendez-Diaz case, the high court ruled that merely producing...

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R.C. 4511.22 Slow Speed

Image via Wikipedia(A) No person shall stop or operate a vehicle, trackless trolley, or street car at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when stopping or reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or to comply with law.(B) Whenever the director of transportation or local authorities determine on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that slow speeds on any part of a controlled-access highway, expressway, or freeway consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, the director or...

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