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How Police Spot Drunk Drivers, Broken Tax Promises and Dogs Eating Poop: Top Maryland Blogs

Find out from an expert what the dead giveaway is when police are scouring the roads for drunk drivers.

Read the Annapolis DUI and Criminal Defense Blog for "8 Reasons Police Might Pull You Over for Suspected DUI in Maryland." Photo credit: Getty
Read the Annapolis DUI and Criminal Defense Blog for "8 Reasons Police Might Pull You Over for Suspected DUI in Maryland." Photo credit: Getty
By Susan Jenkins 

Ever wonder how police spot drunk drivers? “It is important to note that any driving behavior that smacks of impaired ability (and could be used as probable cause later) could increase the chances of a DUI stop,” writes blogger andcriminal attorney Drew Cochran. Perhaps two of the most obvious signs are when you see a vehicle swerve or weave. See more tip-offs in the blog post: 8 Reasons Police Might Pull You Over for Suspected DUI in Maryland.

"Every election year, Gov. O’Malley promises not to raise taxes, but he has broken this promise every year he has been governor,” according to Larry Hogan, founder and chairman of Change Maryland. “Under this administration, Marylanders have been slammed with 40 consecutive tax, toll and fee hikes.” Read what else Hogan had to say in the blog post Hogan to O'Malley: No Cuts, No Guts and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

The blog post How to Stop Your Dog From Eating His Poop tackles an issue that many pet owners experience, aren't sure how to handle and don't know why it's happening. "As unpleasant as it may be to witness this behavior, it is actually very common in dogs," writes blogger Jacob D'Aniello. Read more on how to cope with a behavior that might be less than acceptable in the neighborhood on The Real Scoop on Dog Poop blog.

A blogger questions what affects our overall well-being in the blog post: Spirituality Key to Health Literacy. “Given that we know our thinking and our spirituality influence our health, would it not make sense to spend some time exploring and better understanding what kinds of thoughts and what spiritual practices improve our health?” Tell us what you think!

Help a Patch blogger out! Jason Humm wants opinions onCommunity Newsletters: Love ‘em or Leave ‘em? “As part of an assignment for a graduate course, I want to get more opinions and feedback on homeowners association newsletters,” he writes. “Do you get one? Do you read it? Is it print or online?” Click here to read and link to a survey.

Above are highlights from the best of this week's Local Voices posts from our Patch sites across Maryland. Want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or entertainment? Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Start a Blog" under "Post Something" on your Patch homepage. If you need help getting started, email community editor Susan Jenkins at susan@patch.com.

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