I would like to congratulate Meredith Haberle of Franklin University in Ohio. She’s a Computer Science major and is set to graduate in 2018. She’s an amazing story, having now been in recovery for over 9 years. She’s also set to be the first person in her family to have a college degree. Way to go, Meredith!

If you didn’t win this time around, feel free to reapply when we re-up the scholarship. There will be changes this time around, so please check before reapplying. On that note, please fully read the requirements before applying. This scholarship was for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, not anything else. Thanks for everyone who applied, there were some great essays!

Andy

04Oct 2014

Samuel Lee Sanders, 37, was arrested in early April on a laundry list of charges. Police in Washington County booked Sanders on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), reckless endangering, reckless driving, refusal of a breath test and driving with a suspended license. Significantly, Sanders had two young children with him in […]

04Oct 2014

Most drivers are aware that a DUI conviction can lead to the installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. An ignition interlock, of course, will not allow a vehicle to start unless the driver breathes into the device and passes a test for alcohol consumption; the driver may also be required to periodically […]

04Oct 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a federal agency dedicated to improving motor vehicle and traffic safety. The NHTSA promotes its mission by setting safety performance standards for motor vehicles, distributing grants to state and local governments, and making recommendations to lawmaking bodies based on the agency’s research. In December, 2012, the NHTSA made […]

04Oct 2014

The United States Supreme court recently heard oral arguments in a case that will affect drivers’ Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful searches and seizures. Specifically, the issue in the case, Missouri v. McNeely is whether law enforcement must obtain a warrant before ordering a blood test for alcohol. Background of Case The facts of the […]

04Oct 2014

In a recent case, the Oregon Supreme Court threw out the DUI conviction of a Portland man who was “sleep driving.” Man did not voluntarily get behind the wheel According to The Oregonian, the Court stated that the man should have been allowed to argue to the jury that he did not voluntarily get behind […]

04Oct 2014

A motorist is typically busted for drunk driving on the streets. In many cases, a routine traffic stop can evolve into an investigation. However, what if a person was under the influence of alcohol while driving, made it home, and was subsequently busted after alerting friends of the illegal whereabouts? This can happen. It is […]

 
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