The holidays are a time of celebration. Families and friends gather together for meals, gifts, and festive drinks. Champagne toasts to the New Year, warm rum toddies near the fireplace, and glasses of red wine on the table often go hand-in-hand with the holidays. At the end of the evening, when guests make their way[.....]
News on the street is that Americans are behaving more responsibly when it comes to drinking and then getting behind the wheel of a car. The result is fewer occasions of drunk driving and fewer instances of traffic injury and death. It is encouraging to see a decline in instances of alcohol-impaired driving and traffic[.....]
As drinking and driving rates seem to rise, law enforcement has been looking for ways to lower the rates and possibly prevent the fatal outcomes of driving while intoxicated. “No refusal” checkpoints might just be the solution they have been waiting for. “No refusal” checkpoints are for those who refuse to take the normal blood-alcohol[.....]
There appears to be a noted divide between those that prefer motorcycles and those that view them as a vehicle of heightened risk. When alcohol is combined with that heightened risk, the results can be devastating. Industry studies have shown that motorcycles are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether alcohol[.....]
Fatal accidents, injuries, heavy fines, and incarceration are some of the consequences associated with drunken boating – a behavior many boaters may not realize carries the same life-destructive dangers and similar legal penalties as drunk driving. Many states are enacting tougher penalties for drunken boating, and are working together with organizations like Boaters Against Drunk[.....]
State courts across the United States face increasing caseloads and decreasing budgets. Further, state prisons and jails are overcrowded and under funded.
A powerful letter was compiled by four senators recently with serious potential to impact the ways checkpoints apprehend people for driving under the influence, and hopefully save lives. Senators requested that technology giants like BlackBerry, Google and Apple disengage and stop offering their cell phone applications that tell people where a DUI sobriety checkpoint will[.....]
Drunken Art Courier Loses Million-Dollar Painting Kristyn Trudgeon, the majority owner of Jean Baptiste Camille Corot’s “Portrait of a Girl,” alleges that a drunken courier lost the $1.3 million painting. Courier James Carl Haggerty says he was so intoxicated after a night of drinking that he canâ€™t remember what happened to the painting.
The Jersey City police officer who killed a woman while driving under the influence of alcohol in Lower Manhattan has been sentenced to up to 10 ½ years in prison and his partner, who was with him at the time, has been disciplined by the department.