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Despite a divorce, parents will always be bound to each other

Once a Utah couple becomes parents, they will always be bound to each other despite the state of their personal relationship. The divorce is about ending the marriage, not about ending the parental connection. This means that the despite their feelings for each other, the parents need to find a way to continue to raise their children together.

Utah man is facing charges for DUI and other alleged crimes

A traffic stop initiated after what a police officer alleges was a short pursuit, ended with the driver in the back of the patrol car. The report of the incident characterizes the accused man as being combative and uncooperative. In fact, the events that took place during the traffic stop have left the Utah man facing charges for DUI, damage to a jail and obstruction of justice, among other things.

Driver facing charges for DUI after rollover accident on I-80

Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of a single-car accident in Interstate 80 on a recent Saturday that occurred at approximately 5:17 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered two seriously injured individuals, and one person who suffered only minor injuries. By the next morning, the driver found herself facing charges for DUI, among other accusations.

Utah man charged with DUI after police chase

A woman called police to say that her boyfriend had let her two children out on the side of the road because he was too drunk to drive. When police attempted to arrest him, a chase ensued. Now, he is not only charged with DUI, but also with other offenses connected to the pursuit.

Study says Utah ranks 7th for strict DUI laws

A recent study evaluated the DUI laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with number one being the most strict and number 51 being the most lenient. Factors such as jail time, fines and the length of time that a prior DUI will effect a driver's penalties should he or she face a subsequent charge were examined in order to determine the order. Utah's DUI laws came in at number seven based on the criteria used for the study.

Valuing your business in a Utah divorce

Many Utah residents own businesses during their marriages. After spending a significant amount of time growing your business, the last thing you want to do is "give it away" in a divorce. Obtaining an objective and realistic valuation of the business is crucial in ensuring that the business remains intact and profitable for you after a divorce.

Boaters can be charged with DUI on Utah's lakes

The days are getting warmer and longer, and many people have been looking forward to getting out on the state's lakes. The summer boating season began on Memorial Day weekend, and officials have begun patrolling the lakes. Safety violations, such as failure to wear life jackets, are a priority. Driving under the influence is also a major concern. Boaters can be charged with DUI on a lake just as motorists can be in their cars on Utah roadways.

Utah man sentenced in DUI-related crash that killed 3

Driving under the influence of alcohol can result in an individual making bad choices. When the alcohol is coupled with drugs, a driver's capacity to think clearly is even further degraded. A Utah man arguably made the wrong choices on the day that he caused a DUI-related crash that killed three people -- his girlfriend and two of his younger relatives.

Police suspect driving under the influence of alcohol in crash

Sometime after 7:21 p.m., police were called to the scene of an accident. When they arrived, it was discovered that a minivan and a passenger car were involved in a head-on collision. The Utah driver of the car is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Car wreck ends in arrest for driving under the influence of drugs

Police received a report that a Utah woman was passed out in a vehicle. When they arrived at the location reported, no car was present. A search of the area led them to discover a single-car accident. The woman behind the wheel was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

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