DUI

Bar Uses Digital Mirrors To Remind Drivers They're Drunk: Video
Bar Uses Digital Mirrors To Remind Drivers They're Drunk: Video

Fixing the problem of drinking and driving isn't easy. Though alcohol-related traffic fatalities are on the decline in the U.S., there were still 10,228 such deaths on our roads in 2010, which is 10,228 too many. Efforts by law enforcement can go only so far in addressing the matter. To really...Read More»

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4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort of person who thinks ahead, you've already made plans to ditch your car or keep a designated driver on hand. 5. As a result...Read More»

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Holiday Crackdown On Drunk Driving In Force Dec. 16-Jan. 1

With the holidays so much on everyone’s mind for the next couple of weeks, it’s time for a reminder that having a bit too much cheer or too much beer before getting behind the wheel could land you in a much worse spot: jail. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, kicking off the...Read More»

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Alcohol Anklets To Help Stop Hard Core Drunk Drivers

While alcohol-related fatalities are a frighteningly real statistic, the fact is that ignition interlock devices used as a preventive measure to keep hard core drunk drivers (HCDDs) from killing or seriously injuring others isn’t failsafe. Now, a number of states are adding another safety...Read More»

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DARE-Truck-Pulling Cop Arrested, Charged With DUI

It almost seems like a case of “Can you believe this?” Unfortunately, this story is true. A cop pulling a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) truck sideswiped a legally parked car in the Southern Indiana town of Salem, in Washington County, and then hit a tree. The crash, which...Read More»

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Drunken Man Plays Human Speed Bump, Loses

Here’s a handy driving tip: if you have an argument with a drunken loved one, check to make sure they’re not reclined in front of your car before you drive off. An Orlando, Florida, woman learned this lesson the hard way following a recent fight with her boyfriend. As she attempted to...Read More»

Idaho state senator John McGee
Idaho State Senator John McGee Booked For DUI, Grand Theft

It's been said that booze and politics shouldn't mix. Over the weekend, one state senator from Idaho learned the wisdom of those words the hard way. Things began innocently enough with a round of drinks at a golf club just outside Boise on Saturday night. News reports don't indicate how many rounds...Read More»

Russian driver leaves Range Rover Sport on apartment steps
Suspected Drunk Driver Parks Range Rover Sport On Apartment Steps: Video

Ever considered just leaving your luxury SUV parked on the steps of an apartment building when you couldn’t find a regular parking spot? Probably not, but the driver of the Range Rover Sport in this next clip did exactly that. His antics were captured on a security video from the apartment...Read More»

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Four Senators Push Takedown Of Apps That Show DUI Checkpoints, One Provider Complies

Four U.S. Senators have come out swinging against smartphone apps that reveal DUI checkpoints, allowing potentially intoxicated motorists to find alternate ways to the next whiskey bar. The Senators sent letters to Apple, Google, and Research In Motion asking the companies to remove offending apps...Read More»

UFO over road. Image by Markusram.
Man Gets High On Fake Weed, Leads Cops On Chase To Save Girlfriend From Aliens

Richard Donald Blanscet's Wednesday night antics should vault him to Internet stardom. Why? He got high on Mr. Nice Guy "synthetic marijuana" then hopped into his burgundy Jaguar to save his girlfriend from an alien invasion--after hearing Dr. Phil's voice in his head. Along the way he sparked a...Read More»

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Federal Bill Could Make In-Car Alcohol Detectors More Common

Could ignition interlocks, which help prevent people from drunk driving, be installed on a much larger scale? Perhaps even so well-integrated in some vehicles that all you'd have to do is tough the steering wheel or ignition button? Those are aims of a bill introduced this past week by Senators...Read More»

Eric Perez. Photo via Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
Real Life Cougar Town: Drunk And Wrong Way Down The Freeway--In A Golf Cart

Cougar Town character Bobby Cobb has a real-life counterpart: Eric Perez. Busted late last month for driving a golf cart the wrong way down a divided highway just after midnight with a blood alcohol content of 0.242-0.251 percent, Perez is living the dream. Central Florida's Hernando County...Read More»

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Holiday Crackdown Targets Drunk Drivers—And Breathalyzer Refusers

As part of an annual "Drunk Driving: Over The Limit, Under Arrest" winter holiday crackdown, hundreds of law-enforcement agencies across the country will put in extra hours over the next several weeks. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has used the occasion to also highlight and advocate a "No...Read More»

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Decriminalized Pot: How California Cured Road Rage, Cut The Gas Tax And Changed A Nation

LOS ANGELES, California, October 8, 2016 -- It's been a whirlwind six years since California Senate Bill 1449 was signed into law by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, followed soon after by passage of Proposition 19. In that brief time, California has undergone radical change. Not plunging, as...Read More»

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Cities With The Most DUI Violations: San Diego, San Jose Lead

San Diego and San Jose, in California, have the most drunk-driving offenders among the top-20 largest cities in the U.S. Insurance.com, in a recent look at its own data, found that cities that rank near the top have one or all of several characteristics: more drinkers and partiers in general, less...Read More»

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Alleged DUI Driver On 3 Wheels Leads Cops On 11-Mile Chase

You'd never know it from images of Manhattan, but large parts of upstate New York are rural and not that well off. Nevertheless, Duane Bush isn't helping Genesee County with its public relations. The 61-year-old man was arrested at his home in Bethany, New York (southwest of Rochester) on charges...Read More»

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