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Conservative Hypocrisy. Big Government Is Fine if We're Afraid

David Ropeik | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Two recent events in Texas illustrate how another emotion, fear, has much more influence on our views about how much government is too much.

Family Of Pedestrian Killed On Ike To Sue State Police

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

The family of a woman killed early last Friday while walking on the Eisenhower Expressway has filed a discovery lawsuit seeking evidence, including vi...

Woman Allegedly Drank Six Vodkas Before Crashing Into Bicyclist

Posted 11.05.2011 | Chicago

A 30-year-old Joliet woman faces a charge of aggravated DUI after a Near West Side car crash that left a bicyclist in critical condition. As the Ch...

DuPage County Republican Chairman Sorry About DUI

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

DuPage County GOP Chairman and Illinois state Rep. Randy Ramey issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for a DUI citation he received early Sunday morn...

Victim Asks Judge To Show Mercy After Tragic DUI

Posted 10.30.2011 | Denver

How's this for forgive and forget? A Grand Junction man hit by a drunk driver and forced to endure 10 surgeries after his legs were destroyed has ask...

Secret Service Agent Arrested For DUI

AP | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

DECORAH, Iowa (Associated Press)-- A Secret Service agent on assignment in Iowa to help with presidential security has been arrested on suspicion of d...

Driver In Fatal Crash Has History Of Drunk Driving

Naperville, IL Patch | Dan Campana Email the Author | Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

In early November 2010, a Naperville police officer stopped the driver of a red 2006 Porsche for a seat belt violation. The officer issued a second...

Drunken Driver Arrested On Motorized Beer Cart: Cops

Posted 10.09.2011 | Weird News

Plenty of drunk drivers spend a night in the cooler after they get busted. Very few spend a night on the cooler before their arrest. Police in Aust...

Drunk Driver Guilty Of Unforgettable Mug Shot

Posted 09.26.2011 | Weird News

For the fifth time since 2004, Cory Smits of Two Rivers, Wis. was convicted of operating while intoxicated, according to The Herald Time Reporter. ...

Daniel Baldwin's Wife Gets 10 Days In Jail

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 09.20.2011 | Divorce

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) -- A contrite former model married to actor Daniel Baldwin promised a judge on Wednesday that she would begin Alcoholics Anonym...

WATCH: LA's Best DUI Defenders?

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 09.17.2011 | Comedy

Do you live in Los Angeles County? Are you currently in a heap of legal trouble due to a DUI? Mike and Larry totally want to help! Granted, they're...

Naughty But Nice Rob

Springfield: 'My Mugshot's Better Than Nick Nolte's' | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 09.13.2011 | Celebrity

Rick Springfield, who is battling an ugly DUI case in Los Angeles, couldn’t have been in a better mood when I spoke with him last week about his ver...

Rodney King Arrested For Suspected DUI

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Crime

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Rodney King has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California. The Moreno Valley Police Depar...

Florida High School Student Suing District After Drunk Crash

Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

A Florida high school student who, two years ago got drunk at his teacher's home and crashed the teacher's SUV into two vehicles, is now suing his dis...

3 Men And A Gator Go For A Ride

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

HOWELL, Mich. -- Authorities say three intoxicated men stole a 14-foot flattened and preserved alligator, strapped it to a pickup truck and took it of...

On Ryan Dunn: Drunk Driving Is Wrong? We'll Drink To That

John Shore | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

It's so easy to say that Ryan Dunn, or anyone who drinks and drives, is personally responsible for whatever damage they do. But every time a drunk driving accident occurs, aren't we all at least a little to blame?

WATCH: Florida Man Accused Of Smoking Bong While Driving Five Kids

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A Florida man was arrested after another motorist allegedly spotted him smoking a bong while behind the wheel of a van with five child passengers. ...

Drunk Driver Hit Boy, Picked Up Her Hubcap & Fled

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.23.2011 | Denver

Brittany M. Gonzales, 21, was charged with three felony counts for allegedly hitting an 11-year-old boy who was riding his bike and fleeing the scene ...

Drunken Driving Suspect Arrested -- Twice Within Six Hours

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Make that a double. Police in North Carolina arrested Eleanor Anderson Thompson for drunken driving on June 10 twice within a six hour period. A...

Motorcycle DUI Suspect Blames Wreck On 'Boogeyman'

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Motorcycle accidents are certainly scary -- but police in Florida say they're not the work of the boogeyman. After being found trapped underneath a...

Cops: Drunken Man Steals Steamroller, Gets Rolled Over

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

This is no way to roll a drunk. Canadian law enforcement officials say a drunk man took a steamroller for a joyride, only to see that heavy machine...

Cops: Man Beat Himself Up To Avoid Drunken Driving Charges

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

FARMINGTON, Conn. -- Connecticut police say a man punched himself in the face, tore his shirt and threw his wallet and keys in a river to convince pol...

Topless Woman Arrested For Drunken Driving

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

There's nothing wrong with driving with the top down -- but you don't want to get caught driving shirtless if you're drunk and carrying marijuana in y...

Woman Shows Up Drunk For Her DUI Hearing

Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

If Sandra Uher was hoping for leniency from the judge at her DUI hearing last week, she didn't do herself any favors by showing up to the courtroom dr...

Bottles Of Urine Found In Ice Cream Truck

AP | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home

LANGHORNE, Pa. -- Suburban Philadelphia police say a DUI stop involving an ice cream truck led to the discovery of water bottles filled with urine, in...