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Police encourage citizens to assist in finding drunk drivers

Drivers may have more than the police to worry about if they choose to take to the roads after drinking. Law enforcement is encouraging citizens to report suspected drunk drivers to the police to further aid in reducing the number of drunk drivers on the roads. 

People who observe a driver they suspect to be drunk can call their local police department to make an report. Individuals are asked to provide the location of the suspected drunk driver and the direction they were headed, as well as the make and model of the vehicle, the license plate number, and a description of the driver. Anonymous reports can be made directly to a local police department, or to a variety of organizations that will relay such reports to the appropriate authorities. 

Because citizen reports are often inaccurate or misleading, police departments often implement specific criteria that must be met before making a stop for a DWI. This includes matching the information of the report to the driver observed by the officers. The report must also state that harmful or dangerous behavior has been observed by the reporter, sufficient to suspect that the driver is intoxicated. 

If a driver finds that they have been stopped as a result of a citizen’s report, the specific conditions of their arrest or charges may be called into question. Such drivers should seek the counsel of a traffic lawyer to assist in their defense and better understand the nuance of the circumstances that led to their arrest. 
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More Crazy DUI Stories from Florida

A Florida woman was arrested after broadcasting herself on a rambling drunken drive through the town of Lakeland after a night of partying. Using the app Periscope, Whitney Beall live-streamed a public video of herself attempting to drive home while intoxicated. At one point, she goes so far as to state, “I’m driving home drunk, let’s see if I get a DUI.”

A few of Beall’s global viewers were horrified at what they were watching, and called the police in Lakeland, Florida to report her. The viewers told officers where Beall was, based on the reports she was giving online, and explained that they were watching a live-stream of her driving on the app. 

Officers were able to download the Periscope app, find Beall’s video, and locate her within minutes. Beall was found driving with a flat front tire, apparently from hitting a curb. The video of Beall that police viewed was sufficient evidence for officers to show that she was intoxicated. Beall was immediately arrested and taken into custody for a DUI. 
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This holiday season, be safe and smart while you celebrate with loved ones. Don't drink and drive. Call a cab. Designate a sober driver.

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Have a safe and spooky Halloween!
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Springfield Police Department is beefing up their forces with 11 new officers.

A federal grant issued to SPD is allowing the department to hire an additional 11 patrol officers. This will result in increased revenue for the city in the form of more traffic citations being issued.

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Grab some popcorn! We've compiled 8 of our favorite movie scenes that involve contact with law enforcement and questionable behavior behind the wheel.

Kick back and have a few laughs. But if you should find yourself in a situation like any of these, make sure to have DWI Springfield on speed dial.

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TRAFFIC LAW ATTORNEY IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

Fatalities due to a car accidents are tragic events. If alcohol is a contributing factor, the driver will face charges. If an individual is charged with a DWI-related accident, a DWI defense lawyer is a must. DWI Springfield is your go-to DWI law firm that specializes in DWI defense. If the DWI-related accident results in a fatality, the charges are quite severe. An attorney must ensure that you understand your situation and your legal options if you find yourself in this situation. Information on creating a criminal defense and how such a defense may be used in court will help the you feel more confident moving forward.

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TRAFFIC LAW ATTORNEY IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

A DWI charge and arrest should never be taken lightly. The following story is all too familiar and happens every day throughout the country:
Zachary T Mills, 21, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. Kyle Hutchens, 21, was in the passenger seat. Mills' car left the road at a high speed, flipping the car and ejecting both Mills and Hutchens. Mills suffered just minor injuries, but Hutchens was pronounced dead at St. Joseph East Health Center. Mills is facing involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated charges.
DWI Springfield is here to help you; we sincerely hope you will never need us.

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TRAFFIC LAW ATTORNEY IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

There are several important questions to ask an attorney if you are arrested on a DWI charge. Ask what their experience is in DWI cases, what their “track record” is with these cases and if they specialize in DWI representation. Also, it is important to ask how strong your case is, what the cost will be, what your options are and what the best and worst possible outcomes for your case could be. At DWI Springfield, these are the very first things we cover with your first (free) consultation. Everyone can make a bad decision, we are here to help you! 

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TRAFFIC LAW ATTORNEY IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice wants to introduce legislation that will require Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) to be installed on all new vehicles coming off the production line of American automakers. An IID requires the driver of a vehicle to provide a breath sample (to indicate blood alcohol content) every time he/she starts a car. The car will not start if the driver has been drinking. The costs of this legislation would be tremendous and imposed on everyone whether they drink or not. If you have a drink, don’t drive. If you have a DWI charge, call the experts at DWI Springfield.

http://blog.dwispringfield.com/?id=55b82b8a13d6c6.10394161&t=U.S.+Representative+to+Propose+Legislation+Requiring+IIDs+In+All+New+Vehicles
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