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March 2014 Archives

Utah teacher charged with raping student pleads not guilty

Earlier this month, a 34-year-old high school teacher pleaded not guilty to charges of statutory rape connected to an alleged sexual relationship she carried on with a 16-year-old student. Prosecutors say the teacher had at least three sexual encounters with the student in 2013. The specific charges filed against the teacher are three counts of first-degree felony rape.

Proposal to change Utah DUI law kicked to the curb

On Tuesday, a bill that would have changed the standard for DUI in Utah was rejected even before the proposal was formally heard. The current standard for DUI is that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol enough that he or she could not safely operate the vehicle. The proposed standard would change that to illegalize any degree of impairment while driving.