Losing a loved one is among the deepest pains we can experience as humans. Losing someone we love because another driver was drunk can feel especially hard because the accident was preventable. There are a number of groups actively working through several initiatives to try and bring down the numbers of Americans who know what[.....]
Summer equals freedom for teenagers, freedom from the regularity of school and from scheduled life in general. Unfortunately, summer can also be a dangerous time for teens as well. At least for teens who are in automobiles during the summer months. In fact, traffic fatality is the leading cause of death for US young people,[.....]
Drugs and alcohol impair many functions of the brain, making it very difficult to perform everyday tasks like driving a car. The substances can cause problems with perception and coordination, as well as balance and other brain functions necessary for the safe operation of a vehicle.
In 2008, the largely rural, Midwestern state of Kansas showed the second-highest rate of roadway deaths related to drunk driving – and earned the rank of number two in number of fatalities related to drunk driving across the country.
Guam authorities are fed up with drunken driving in their jurisdiction and new policies are now in place to fight against individuals who choose to drink and then get behind the wheel of a vehicle. The new policies dictate that those arrested for drinking and driving will be immediately put behind bars and will appear[.....]
It was recently revealed that a crime lab in Alaska made numerous errors when measuring the blood alcohol content (BAC) of DUI defendants. The simulator used to check the accuracy BAC machines may have been inaccurate itself. As a result, public defenders and private criminal attorneys in Alaska have started filing requests for delays in[.....]
There is good reason for highway patrols to increase their presence on the road over the holidays: people continue to mix their festivities with alcohol and then get behind the wheel. As a result, state and local law enforcement throughout the country allocate additional resources for patrolling streets and highways as they attempt to reduce[.....]
Robert F. Kennedy Jr,’s wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, was arrested Saturday for drunk driving after a police officer saw her run over a curb outside a school in Westchester County. According to law enforcement officials, Kennedy’s blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent, over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Police said she told them she was[.....]
For the Minnesota State Patrol, there’s nothing more disappointing than watching a potential drunk driving prosecution fall apart. "We like to see these people get charged and ultimately convicted for their behavior," State Patrol Capt. Matt Langer said.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a deadly activity; driving under the influence of too much medication can have the same result. An Arizona Republic article noted the state has seen a surge in DUIs tied to medicine as of late.