Governor Rick Snyder Interesting turn of events in the DUI case of Alan Gocha Jr., an attorney who was convicted of DUI in December 2014. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has used his power to completely exonerate Mr. Gocha through an executive pardon. Coincidence? Maybe. But both Snyder and Gocha do not see why the case is such a big deal. After all, the Governor s office doled out only 11 pardons of the approximately 750 applications since the Governor took office. So it looks as if Gocha, a $250,000-a-year lawyer for the maker of 5-hour Energy drinks, is now completely in the clear. Snyder defended the pardon, citing a “very rigorous process” by the parole board and his staff. He knows the Oakland County man and even corrected a reporter’s pronunciation of Gocha’s name. Bloomfield Township officers stopped Gocha for straying from his lane after midnight on Dec. 21, 2007. He lied about drinking alcohol and refused a roadside breath test because of “sheer panic,” according
Police are trained professionals who can spot drunk drivers from a mile away. Well, maybe not that far, but if you are driving within sight of a police officer, here are 12 things they are trained to look for when spotting drunk drivers.
Police are trained professionals who can spot drunk drivers from a mile away. Well, maybe not that far, but if you are driving within sight of a police offer and you do any of the following while behind the wheel, you can be sure that you will be suspected of impaired or drunk driving. This list is compiled by the National Highway Traffic Administration (N.H.T.S.A.). Sober drivers tend to not engage in any of these antics while driving, while drunk drivers will most likely engage in many at the same time. 1. Making turns within a wide radius. (when turning a corner, driver does not stay in proper lane) 2. Straddling center of lane marker (left wheel is on or very close to center lane marker) 3. Gradually weaving from side to side in lane 4. Swerving (quickly to avoid mailbox, shoulder, etc.) 5. Driving excessively slow, with speed more than 10 mph below limit 6. Stopping in traffic without a reason 7. Following too closely behind vehicle in front 8. Drifting (slowly from side to
We all know the dangers of driving while texting. Some believe the practice is worth than being drunk behind the wheel. Most states have outlawed texting while driving, making it a crime to do so.
But what about texting while walking? Could it soon become illegal to send a text to a friend while taking a leisurely stroll?