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Video: How Far Should We Go In Making Life Hard For Multiple DUI Offenders?

Video: How Far Should We Go In Making Life Hard For Multiple DUI Offenders?

Today saw an interesting bill related to repeat DUI offenders from out of state. The bill is SB2157, and it would require the Department of Transportation to issue a work permit to any DUI offender who has lost his or her license in another state provided that person has lived in North Dakota for five

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North Dakota Supreme Court Criminalizes The 4th Amendment

The North Dakota Supreme Court today dealt a major blow to privacy rights in ruling that it’s ok to criminalize the exercise of your 4th amendment rights. Here’s what happened. [mks_pullquote align=”right” width=”300″ size=”24″ bg_color=”#000000″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]”It’s well-established law that driving on public roads is a privilege, not a right, but that’s not what is at

North Dakota's Tougher DUI Laws Are Creating Jail Space Problems

During the 2013 session, the North Dakota Legislature made some sweeping changes to the state’s DUI laws. Here’s a summary: The minimum fine for first-time offenders goes from $250 to $500. First-timers with a BAC twice the legal limit – 0.16 percent or greater – will now be guilty of a new aggravated DUI category

Mother Who Pushed For Tougher DUI Laws In North Dakota Gets Picked Up For Alcohol-Related Offense

Back during the legislative session proponents of tougher DUI laws went to lengthy theatrics to get their point across. The twisted wreckage of a high-profile DUI crash was installed on the capitol steps. Tombstones were put outside the legislative chambers. The family of DUI victims were put on display as absolute moral authorities on the

House Passes Tougher DUI Bill

The House today concurred with the Senate’s version of the DUI bill, sending it to Governor Jack Dalrymple for signature. Here’s what it does: For a first offense the fine goes from $250 to $500 along with mandatory addiction treatment. Unless you have over a 0.16 blood alcohol level, in which case the fine goes

Guest Post: ND Legislators Used Phony Statistics To Support Bottle Rockets Ban

It is unfortunate that HB1257, which would have lifted the ban on bottle rocket sales in North Dakota, failed on the Senate floor yesterday despite all of the available data that proves bottle rockets aren’t as dangerous as opponents would like you to think. Instead, the Senate voted to punish a product rather than people

Laws Named After Children Should Require A Super Majority To Pass

Just as the North Dakota legislature is considering tougher DUI laws for the state, the North Dakota Department of Transportation has launched a new ad campaign featuring the victims of high-profile drunk driving incident from last year. Because that’s not at all political, right? And the state’s media, most notably Forum Communications, has hyped a

Three ND Legislators Convicted Of Alcohol-Related Traffic Offenses

Over the weekend the Fargo Forum ran a story about “lead foot legislators,” correlating speeding offenses with the legislator’s positions on speeding fines. That was an interesting story, but an even bigger story went overlooked by the Forum, and I wonder if it had to do with the involvement of Rep. Josh Boschee who has,

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