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Drunk Driving

Stopping Drunk Drivers

Jay Winsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Winsten

Our courts can lock someone up for a long time after a fatal crash. But courts alone can't prevent that crash. Alcoholics, whether acknowledged or in denial, need personal interventions to keep them off the road.

New York Takes Strict Stand On Drunk Driving | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York State would make it a felony to drive while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle and would require first-time convicted drunken drivers to...

Drunken Mass. State Senator Anthony Galluccio Blames Toothpaste (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Massachusetts state senator who injured two people in a hit-and-run accident has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to six months of home confinement...

'Drunk' Off-Duty Cop Crashes Into Midtown Tunnel Tollbooth | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A veteran NYPD detective was busted early this morning for drunken driving after he smashed into a tollbooth at the Midtown Tunnel in Queens the third...

Problem Drinking

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Problem drinking is all too common. Solutions are clear and proven. But their use is rare. The safety, health and economic costs of problem drinking are legion.

R-U-Buzzed?: iPhone App Tells When You're Too Drunk To Drive | By STEPHANIE SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

DENVER -- Heather Poli wasn't quite sure how to react when her friend's cellphone informed her she was drunk. The 27-year-old ad-agency worker had bee...

The Year of the Man-Child

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Catie Lazarus

What Did You Learn in 2009? Test your knowledge by answering these objectively scientific questions about the celebrities, politicians and fifteen minute famers who made headlines.

Superfreakonomics On Drunk Driving vs. Drunk Walking: Relevant or Ridiculous? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A couple of weeks ago, before the publication of Superfreakonomics, the follow up to the bestselling Freakonomics by New York Times "Freakonomics" col...

Motorist Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver Going Over 120 MPH

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A woman was killed on the San Bernardino Freeway today after her car was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver believed to have been traveling at mor...

Drunk Driving iPhone App: Colorado Launches App To Determine Whether You're Over The Legal Alcohol Limit

The Denver Post | Andy Vuong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Have you had too much to drink? There's an app for that. The Colorado Department of Transportation has created a free iPhone program that lets users...

Can You Beat the Breathalyzer on New Year's Eve?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

There are New Year's Eve risks besides making a fool out of oneself -- getting into a drunk-driving accident or getting pulled over by breathalyzer-wielding law enforcement officers.

The Coolest Apps For And By Coloradans (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Lost on a hike through Rocky Mountain National Park? There's an App for that. Check out the best iPhone apps invented by, or created for, Colorada...

Carmen Huertas: Mom Was Legally Drunk In Car Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old Girl, Injured 6, Say Cops | By Sarah Armaghan and Jonathan Lemire | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A car packed with young girls bound for a slumber party lost control and flipped over several times on the Henry Hudson Pkwy. early Sunday - and the m...

Andrew Kelly: Drunk Cop Hit Vioniqe Valnord, Pals Fled | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A boozed-up NYPD officer fatally mowed down a Brooklyn woman yesterday, and his passengers -- including a fellow off-duty cop -- fled the scene as the...

Let Us Drive in Peace

Peter Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

First, drinking. Then talking on the phone. Then text messaging. You'd think the government would cut back on its probes into highway accident-causing activities, but ... no dice.

Raymond Cook: Doctor Kills Ballerina Elena Shapiro In DUI Crash: Police (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Elena Bright Shapiro was a 20-year-old ballerina with a promising career ahead of her. She died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, when the car she was driving w...

Toyota Developing Anti-Drunk Driving Gadget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota Motor said Monday it was developing anti-drunk driving equipment that would lock the ignition of a vehicle if high levels of alcohol are detect...

Cops Crack Down On Women Driving Drunk

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over the past decade, DUI arrests of female drivers have shot up in Chicago, as well as across Illinois and the nation, new government figures show. ...

Drunk-Driving Arrests Among Women Up 28.8 Percent Since 1998 | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of women arrested for drunken driving has jumped nearly 30% in the past decade, the Transportation Department said Wednesday....

Diane Schuler: Secret Alcoholic?

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deborah King

Alcoholism: I know it all -- the secret stashes, the coffee cup that no one questions, the pride when men would say, "Wow, you can drink me under the table." The only solution is abstinence.

Learning from the Death of Eight: the Tradgedy of a "Perfect Mother"

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Any of us can be pushed over the edge. For life is neither easy nor fair. But one way to hang on, and beat any demons, despite it all, is communication with those you love.

A Sobering Development in Crash of Mother and Kids

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Juli Charkes

Rates of mothers driving while drunk with their offspring in the car have risen steadily in suburban areas like Westchester -- to the point where police say they made it a priority focus.

Bastardi Family To Sue In Taconic Car Crash [UPDATE]

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE 8/5, 4:33pm: The lawyer for the family of Michael and Guy Bastardi, two of the three victims in the car struck by Diane Schuler on the Taconic ...

Queens Drunk Driver Tries To Drive Burning Car

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Footage of a drunk driver unsuccessfully trying to put out a car fire only to then climb back behind the wheel will be included in a new show on truTV...

'Outlaw Mother's Milk' Says Drug Czar

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

After declaring on Wednesday in Fresno that "marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit," Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office...