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October 2015 Archives

Police hazard lights may affect DUI testing

If a person is stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one of the tests commonly given by police is called the horizontal gaze nystagmus. The flashing hazard lights on the police car or police car headlights can cause optokinetic nystagmus that the arresting officer will misdiagnose as horizontal gaze nystagmus.

Can I get into trouble for calling an ambulance for someone who is drunk or has overdosed?

Under Pennsylvania's medical amnesty law, if a person in good faith calls and believes he or she is the first to call 911, the police, an ambulance, or campus security, and also gives their name and stays with the person to prevent that person's death or serious injury, the caller is immune from prosecution for consumption or possession of alcohol or drugs.

6000 federal prisoners to be released

Near the end of this month, nearly 6000 federal drug offenders will be released from prison. According to the Wall Street Journal, eventually nearly 40,000 prisoners will be released.

More criminal charges for fraternity hazing

At the University Of Alabama, five fraternity members were arrested on charges of hazing. The fraternity involved was Phi Gamma Delta and sanctions have been placed against the fraternity, prohibiting them from any social events or activities involving new members.

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