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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: We are trying to do a breathalyzer test on this driver but he keeps burping. Our protocol requires a 20-minute wait after a burp because it can skew readings by drawing alcohol into the mouth. But this guy has now burped 78 times in 75 minutes (he blames the escargot he ate). What can we do?

Answer: Is the driver an ex-judge? Sometimes they try to beat the system by burping because they know the protocols. If so, they can be convicted for refusing to submit to the breathalyzer. (New Jersey Law Journal, Ex-Judge's Belching After DWI Arrest Held Conscious Avoidance of Alcotest)

2) Question: My Mazda6's fuel tank ventilation system seems to be all clogged up. Any ideas?

Answer: I was going to refer you to Automotive Repair Blog Watch, but if you have a Mazda6 you should check your car for yellow sac spiders. Mazda has recalled 65,000 Mazda6 cars after finding that yellow sac spiders like to weave webs in a vent connected to the fuel tank system that can clog up the tank's ventilation. (AP, Potential spider problem leads to Mazda recall)

3) Question: I would like to delay the trial in which I'll be prosecuted for murder just a bit so that I can get my hair cut and colored first. Yes?

Answer: No. (Chicago Tribune, Judge: Murder defendant can't have her hair done before trial)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 4, 2011 at 07:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)


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