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"Oh Crap" App Aims to Help People Pulled Over for Suspected DUI


(WVVA)- The "Oh Crap" App was designed by an Iowa law firm.

The smart phone application was created to help people suspected of drunk driving, but law enforcement officials are skeptical of the creator's intent. "DUI and DUI deaths are really a problem for the United States and I think that instead of thinking of ways to get by with it we need to remedy the problem," says Bluefield, VA Police Chief Harry Cundiff.

The app lists basic legal rights, has a blood alcohol content calculator and an emergency "Oh Crap" button." The user simply touches the screen when getting pulled over. Then a list of advice options pull up. The list includes options such as, be polite, the less you say the better, and lawyer up.

Chief Cundiff says he has a better idea. "I think it's five ways to avoid getting a DUI. I could tell you one that works extremely well. Don't drink and drive."

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