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Drunk driving News

Missouri hit-and-run drunk driver gets 120 days for killing man

Kansas City - The family of Leroy "Buddy" Bronson, who was killed by a drunk driver who then fled the scene, were outraged by the sentence. It was less than the 15 years another man got for similarly killing Bronson's wife and daughter.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 7 comments

Man arrested for operating snowmobile in June while intoxicated

Lansing - A Michigan man faces charges for crashing his snowmobile while under the influence. The lack of winter weather conditions and the temperatures in the mid-80s didn't deter the man from trying to pull off this snow job.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Two Iowa TV reporters arrested for drunk driving one day apart

Des Moines - An Emmy winning news anchor with WHO-TV in Des Moines was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Her arrest came one day after her colleague, Erik Wheater, was arrested for the same crime.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Oregon man arrested for DUI while wearing 'Drunk As Shit' t-shirt

It's likely that if most of us decided for one reason or another to wear a t-shirt that reads 'Drunk As Shit' we would not then decide to get drunk as shit and drive our car. But a 21-year-old Oregon man is apparently different than most of us.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Intelligent transportation & the future of stopping drunk driving

Intelligent transportation is the future to prevent drunk driving incidents in the future. Google as well as many other car companies are creating self-driving cars these days to save lives.
In the Media by Drew Hendricks

Suspected drunk driver in crash that killed 6 had previous DUI

Diamond Bar - A 21-year-old woman who faces charges of driving the wrong way on a California freeway while drunk, had a previous conviction for DUI and restrictions on her licence were only removed last week.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Teen uses 'Affluenza' defense to avoid prison

Many people, including members of the bar, are calling the verdict handed down by a Texas Juvenile Court judge a travesty of justice, after a teen was given probation for driving drunk and killing four people. Was it simply because he was wealthy?
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Defence of necessity: Nova Scotia drunk driver found not guilty

Amherst - Although Roger Pleau admitted he drove while drunk, he was found not guilty after a judge found he believed his friend would die if he did not drive him to a hospital.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

German woman hides in trunk of car to sober up after crash

Bad Kreuznach - In another of those "you just can't make them up" stories, a German woman, who got drunk and caused a minor accident, decided to avoid the police by hiding in the trunk of her car, for one-and-a-half days.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Montana woman too drunk to get out of car, calls 911

Billings - What to do? After spending four hours in a car she could not get out of, the 55-year-old woman called 911 for help. The nice police officer who showed up helped her out of the vehicle and then charged her with DUI.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

German driver caught on underground train track after drink binge

Bochum - A 27-year-old German driver was caught driving up an underground train track in Bochum after a night out. He was three times over the legal alcohol limit and followed tram lines which led to an underground tube station where his car got stuck on rails.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Taking sick cat to vet no excuse for drunk driving

Tampa - Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has ruled that while the defence of necessity can apply to driving under the influence, it does not apply when the driver is attempting to save the life of a cat.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Memorial Day weekend may be the most dangerous time of year

Despite being a day for remembrance, Memorial Day is often one filled with BBQs, beers, and often times DUIs. This article the dark side of Memorial Day and the new tendency toward drink and driving.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus

Edmonton MP found not guilty of failing to provide breath sample

Edmonton - Edmonton East MP Peter Goldring will rejoin the Conservative caucus after a judge found him not guilty of failing to provide a breath sample after being stopped in December, 2011.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Driving 10 MPH results in DUI arrest

Sonora - Some people learn slower than others, one local man is even slower than that, when it comes to driving under the influence.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 3 comments

Dad accused of killing suspected drunk driver who killed his kids

Alvin - After a vehicle rammed his truck, David Barajas Sr., of Alvin, Texas, is alleged to have walked to his house, got his gun, and killed the other driver police say was intoxicated.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 11 comments

County Kerry, Ireland to issue drunk driving permits

Kilgarvan - A county council in southwestern Ireland has approved a motion that will allow people living in isolated rural areas to drink and drive.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Alberta driver gets 6 1/2 years for killing four foreign workers

Red Deer - After previously pleading guilty to five charges, a crying Tyler James Stevens was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for causing a fatal crash that took the lives of four Filipino workers and seriously injuring a fifth.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Drinking and driving on New Year’s Eve could be a fatal mistake

Each year thousands of lives are lost in the United States and Canada to incidents of drunk driving. New Year’s Eve is a special event where there is a huge influx in the number of drunk drivers on the roads. Learn how you can prevent drunk driving.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

State police agencies nationwide declare war on drunk drivers

State police and highway patrol troopers throughout the nation will be on heightened alert and out in force on the highways tonight as part of a massive national effort to combat drunk drivers this New Year’s Eve.
In the Media by Shawn Kay

Paralyzed 9-year-old tells drunk driver, 'don't drink'

Fort Worth - In July of 2011, a man who had been drinking and driving a stolen car struck a vehicle head on, leaving an 8-year-old passenger paralyzed from the waist down.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Man gets two DUI's on the same night at the same time

Urbana - A 22-year-old man received a couple of DUI's on early Sunday Nov. 4 after police in Ohio stopped him twice. Due to the end of Daylight Saving Time, records show that he managed to get both DUI's at essentially the same time.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

Supreme Court of Canada makes it easier to fight breathalyzer

Ottawa - While the changes are not expected to affect many cases, the court found portions of the 2008 law infringed the presumption of innocence. But the Supreme Court upheld an important change that eliminated the "two-beer" defence.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Former U.S. ambassador faces charges of DUI, hit-and-run

Spokane - Ryan Crocker, a long serving diplomat who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested on Aug. 14 and pleaded not guilty the next day.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

Naked Randy Travis arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Country singer Randy Travis could be in big trouble after being caught stark naked behind the wheel after crashing his car and then refusing to give a breathalyser sample to police.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 3 comments

NYPD cop busted on DWI charges; second to be arrested this week

An NYPD officer was arrested on charges of drunk driving after she plowed into a parked car early yesterday morning in Queens.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 8 comments

Ontario bar owners face manslaughter charges after fatal crash

Belleville - After a four-month investigation, two Belleville, Ontario bar owners face manslaughter charges after a horrific crash on Highway 401 claimed the lives of two women.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

Massachusetts school bus driver blows three times legal limit

Tyngsboro - The 37-year-old driver was arrested after his bus crashed into a minivan. Both vehicles were carrying special needs students at the time of the accident.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Two DUI's in 24 hours

Sonora - Anyone who has had a drink too many can get pulled over for driving under the influence, but twice in twenty-four hours?
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 2 comments

Police: Pregnant drunk mom leaves baby alone in car

Houston - At least the Houston woman had a good reason to leave the 10-month-old in the car alone—she just had to get a piercing at a tattoo parlour in the middle of the night. And even that did not work out well.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments
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