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October 2013

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Law Enforcement Opposes Lowering the DUI Limit to .05 in Utah

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Law Enforcement Opposes Lowering the DUI Limit to .05 in Utah

Over the past few months, Utah lawmakers have been urged to institute law lowering the DUI limit to .05. Earlier this year the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all 50 states set the Blood Alcohol Limit for DUI at .05. The chairman of the board asserted that research showed that a driver with a BAC “above .05 are at a significantly greater risk of being involved in a crash where someone is killed or injured.” Read More

Molly Can’t Stop; Molly Won’t Stop: MDMA Pop Culture References and Ecstasy Possession

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Molly Can’t Stop; Molly Won’t Stop: Resurgence of MDMA Pop Culture References and Ecstasy Use.

Officials in Utah are concerned about the resurgence of MDMA, also know as ecstasy, in the state. Christina Zidow, the clinical director of Odyssey House, explained that originally when MDMA was referred to as Molly it was an indication that MDMA was in its purest form. However, the resurgence of Molly has not held true to that original connotation. Often times using Ecstasy can be dangerous because of the unknown potency of the drug. A user may take the same dose as previously taken, but experience a more severe effect because the potency is much greater. Officials in Utah are concerned that the many recent pop culture references are contributing the the recent increased use in Utah. Read More

Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

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Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

According to recent news reports, Lamar Odom pleaded not guilty to a DUI that he was charged with at the end of August. Police reported that his SUV was traveling too slow, 50 mph, on the 101 freeway. Officers say Odom was driving his vehicle in a “serpentine manner.” Based on his driving pattern police believe that he was under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol. Read More