Group wants Utahns to keep safety, new DUI law in mind as they enjoy the holidays

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Akman Santaquin, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 9:37 a.m.

    When drinking remember two things and let your preplanning be your guide.
    1. People drink to feel different. If not your spending money for no reason.
    2. Feeling different is caused by a change in cognitive ability and judgement.

    If you have a drink that does these two things, you should not drive. Trust me the number of people who are arrested at the new lower level are still going to test in the neighborhood of .10 blood alcohol. A drink is not going to be landing people in jail. The point is 80% plus of drinkers question the amount they are drinking. The present culture of using any drug and driving is a problem. With the new wonder drug marijuana coming on board the number of significantly impaired by one drink , drivers is going to increase. The detection of these DUI s is going to see more blood draws and we will start measuring the actual polydrug users who combine the two. It is time that the self elective dumbing down and driving behavior is treated for what it is. A selfish crime.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 7:19 a.m.

    "Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Mark Zesiger assures Utahns that police will not be changing their enforcement tactics; they will continue to perform field sobriety tests as they were trained to."

    People at .06 aren't worried about the UHP. We're worried about the overzealous City cops entrapment. Cities like Sandy, Cottonwood Heights, Herriman, etc. Now, they suggest spending $20+ for a Lyft everytime you have a couple of glasses of wine at dinner? Right. It's said that any cop can follow most drivers for less than 1 minute and find a reason to pull you over, without having had a drop. Not signaling soon enough (or too early), turning too wide, drifting, etc. Now, local cops might as well give everyone a sobriety test. Utah is ridiculous. Want to eliminate drinking and driving? Walkable, neighborhood pubs and restaurants. In Utah? Not a chance.