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April 2016 Archives

Is it still distracted driving with hands-free devices?

Some California residents who are concerned about distracted driving may have wondered whether hands-free devices are a viable solution to the problem. Although they may indeed partially mitigate distraction, there could still be other issues involved that require further attention.

Truck driver shut down after multiple DUI violations

A truck driver with a California license was placed out of service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 21. The man had been stopped by police in Illinois and allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .308. He had a history of alcohol-related citations including one in Massachusetts in 2007 for DUI while operating a commercial vehicle and two in Connecticut from 2012 for refusing a breath alcohol test. Those incidents resulted in license suspensions of varying lengths.