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Police Detective Charged with DUI

January 11, 2011

On Saturday January 8th, 2011, 31 year Alexandria police veteran, Eric Ratliff, was arrested and charged with drunk driving, after his unmarked police car crashed into a concrete pole.

No matter what your walk of life or career, no one is immune from being arrested for a DUI. The steps you take to defend yourself against these charges are the only thing that may protect your livelihood and possibly keep you out of jail.

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December Holidays Welcome DUI Crackdown

December 5, 2009

Thousands of law enforcement agencies nationwide are gearing up for a crackdown on DUI and DWI offenses during the December holidays. As the national law enforcement and public awareness effort gets set to run through New Year's Day, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") reports that the campaign involves thousands of law enforcement agencies nationwide, and is supported by more than $7 million in national television and radio advertising.

The holiday season can be one of the deadliest and most dangerous times of the year due to an increase in impaired driving. Since 1998, impaired drivers have claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people in the state of Maryland.

In an effort to raise awareness to prevent impaired driving, the state has seen an increase in partnerships over the past years.

Please enjoy the holiday season, and remain aware of your alcohol consumption. As needed, ask your local bartender about the Tipsy Taxi or other sober ride programs. Military personnel should contact the duty officer or barrack staff if a sober ride is needed.