School Administrative Assistant Accused of DUI While Driving School Van

While I have heard of some unusual DUI charges this one might be one of the most unique. In Knoxville, Tennessee an administrative assistant was cited for a DUI but not because of drunk driving. Toni Gioioso was pulled over after authorities received a call of “erractic” driving on a local highway. She was driving a King’s Academy van. Deputies witnessed Gioioso cross the double yellow line multiple times almost striking other vehicles head on. After the police turned their emergency lights on Gioioso passed several places in which she could safely pull over.

After being pulled over, Gioioso did not smell of alcohol but her eyes were bloodshot. Here eyes were also dilated and show very slow movement. Gioioso agreed to field sobriety tests and failed them. She was then taken into custody. Here work records show no past concerns related to drug or alcohol abuse. She is currently restricted from operating school vehicles.

Luckily, there were no children in the school van when she was driving recklessly. Here in Los Angeles we have thousands of school bus drivers and parents are constantly worried about the safety of their children. When it comes to drunk driving or driving under the influence remember that alcohol is not the only intoxicant that can impair driver. Portland DUI Lawyer Andy Green explains in Oregon the citation is a DUII which stands for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

In Los Angeles, most people think a DUI can only be issued if an individual blows a 0.08% or higher in terms of alcohol. Remember that drugs and other stimulants can severely impair driving. Heck, even after taking Benadryl or other types of medicine I feel groggy. Before heading out on the road remember to make certain you are capable to drive. If you are any bit concerned that you are not there are plenty of Uber drivers all over California that can help you get from point A to point B. Have you heard of someone in California getting a DUI for an intoxicant besides alcohol? I would love to hear about that situation in the comments below.


Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Caught on GoPro

While many people out there are using a GoPro for fun activities like skiing, mountain climbing and stand up paddleboarding there are other uses for this type of technology. Recently, in Los Angeles, a motorcycle accident was caught on tape with a GoPro. The video was captured by the motorcycle driver that was knocked off the road by another rider.

Sherwin Ramos was driving his motorcycle along the Los Angeles Crest Highway when another rider, who was driving on the wrong side of the road, was headed right at him. The two riders did not collide as Ramos swerved to get out of the way on the rider on the wrong side of the road. After getting thrown from his motorcycle Ramos sustained a foot and ankle injury that caused him to need a cast for the next several weeks.

This type of accident can be very scary and many Los Angeles drivers have been put in this situation. We are often left wondering what to do. Should we swerve and injury ourselves and our passengers or should we just hope the other vehicle gets back on their side of the road.

Motorcycle and sport bike accidents are a little bit different than major car and truck accidents. Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer David Azizi says that motorcycle accidents are some of the worst because the drivers of these motorized vehicles do not have the protection that drivers of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs have. When driving in a car you are protected by metal and glass. You are not protected by this metal and glass when you are on a motorcycle. You can learn more from Mr. David Azizi in this YouTube video:

If you have been in a motorcycle accident in the past please comment below and let me know about your experience. Did you sustain major injuries? Did it discourage you from riding again? Did you get more protection for the next time you hopped on a bike?