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Driving under the influence is a serious offense, and as a responsible citizen, you should refrain from taking control of any vehicle after drinking or using drugs. However, we all make mistakes, and if you ever get charged with a DUI, it is vital to know how to handle the entire situation. Here, we look at six crucial tips when dealing with a DUI charge.

1.   Remain composed

Never start arguing with a police officer or let your emotions get the better of you after being pulled over. Remain composed and cooperative without becoming too friendly as anything you say could be used against you. Remember, a police stop and DUI charge do not necessarily make you guilty, and you retain a constitutional right to an attorney. Utilize this right and hire a Connecticut DUI lawyer as fast as possible to avoid self-incrimination or other legal mistakes.

2.   Don’t take the breathalyzer test

In most states, police officers always have a portable breathalyzer, and they will request a test after stopping you. Politely declining this request will save you a lot of trouble as a positive breathalyzer test could make the police officer testify against you in a court of law. If you took this test before contacting a lawyer, always make this known to avoid last-minute surprises that could compromise your case.

3.   Don’t take the field sobriety tests

Another voluntary test that you should not be forced to take is the field sobriety test. These tests depend on how a police officer analyzes them and cannot be trusted to depict your condition. Tell the officers that you prefer not to take these tests and save yourself from more evidence against you if the charges are brought up.

4.   Accept the implied consent test

There is a thin line between abiding by the implied consent law that allows a police officer to ask for tests to determine your impairment and becoming uncooperative. Since drunk driving is one of the major causes of road accidents, different states have statutory consequences for refusing to take these tests. As such, it is vital to consult with a DUI attorney over the phone before accepting either a blood test, urine test, or breath test to avoid losing your license.

5.   Only accept an independent blood test

If your state requires a blood test, always insist on having an independent blood test. This is a chance to prove your innocence as you get to have your blood extracted and tested in a medical facility or laboratory of your choice. On the other hand, if the officer forgets to make this request, it can be used to your advantage by your attorney.

6.   Do not resist arrest

The severe legal consequences of driving drunk and you now want your offense to become a criminal charge by resisting arrest. Act decently and allow the officer to arrest you before requesting to speak to your attorney.


The best prevention against a DUI charge is to avoid one, but if you ever have to handle such a case, use these tips to prevent more trouble.

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: 6 Crucial Tips When Dealing With a DUI Charge
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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
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