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If you get pulled over for drunk driving, which should you do: breath test or blood test?

You’ve had 3 beers with friends and decide to drive home since you only live a mile from the bar. Just your luck, a cop stops you. You’re asked to blow into the Breathalyzer machine, what now?! Submitting to a Breathalyzer test before you have been arrested is voluntary, so you have every right to refuse this, and chances are you should to avoid incriminating yourself to drunk driving. If …Read More

Another Grant Issued to Help Combat Santa Barbara Drunk Driving

Santa Barbara County has received another grant to combat the number one killer on Santa Barbara Roadways, drunk driving. The $130,000 grant from The California Office of Traffic Safety will fund the task force ‘AVOD the 12’. The ‘AVOID the 12′ DUI Task Force is named to send the message that if you don’t drink or use drugs and drive, you will avoid getting arrested by any of the 12 …Read More

DUI Checkpoint Grant Funding

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $63,500 traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on Goleta roadways associated with DUI reckless driving. The grant will allow The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to launch a campaign that consists of education about drunk driving as well as setting up DUI checkpoints on Goleta streets. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants …Read More

Do Field Sobriety Tests really indicate a Santa Barbara Drunk Driver?

Are field sobriety tests actually useful in catching drunk drivers? Or have they become a tool to incarcerate clumsy and uncoordinated automobile operators? First we must take a look at the 3 standard tests to determine the answer to these questions. Field sobriety tests have been developed to test divided attention, requiring a person to focus on two things at once. Driving is a complex divided attention task. The 3 …Read More

A new device that checks a driver’s blood-alcohol level through the skin.

In a report by Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, a pair of companies are working on a device that checks a driver’s blood-alcohol level through the skin. Takata, a Japanese company unit with its U.S. base in Auburn Hills, Mich., and its partner, TruTouch in Albuquerque, have received a $2.25-million grant from the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), an industry group, to make the device commercially viable. The device, described …Read More