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Driving Under the Influence

Putting Marijuana DUI in Perspective

Sam Tracy | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

We must consider the risk involved and make sure the punishment fits the crime. While weak DUI laws clearly jeopardize public safety, overly strict rules or harsh penalties can ruin the lives of innocent drivers who aren't truly impaired.

Drunken Transient Stole 1930 Ford Model A, Crashed It Into River, Police Say (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

Authorities say an intoxicated homeless man stole a fully restored antique automobile over the weekend and crashed it into an Oregon river. Accordi...

Say What?

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a new survey, teens seem to have different definitions of what it actually means to engage in these potentially deadly behaviors.

11 States That Don't Have Typical 'Open Container' Laws For Vehicles

Gregory Fink | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

With drunken driving responsible for 10,322 deaths in 2012, we'd never encourage the act of drinking and getting behind the wheel. But when it comes t...

Jungle Beat: Kava Safety

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Everyone knows that drinking alcoholic beverages before driving a vehicle is a dangerous combination. It leads to many accidents and deaths that could easily be avoided if the driver chose an alternate ride home. But what about driving after enjoying a cup or two of our popular Polynesian beverage, 'awa?

Stopping Distracted Driving: What Will It Take?

Jay Winsten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

Despite a sharp increase in awareness of the distracted driving problem, we're not seeing a significant change in drivers' behavior. Why not? And, what will it take to turn this problem around? Why did another campaign -- the designated-driver campaign against drunk driving -- succeed? And what's different about the distracted-driving problem?

GOP Senator Arrested For Drunk Driving

Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was arrested on Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia for driving under the influence. According to Del Ray, VA Patch, C...

DUI Cop Arrested For Suspected DUI

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 02.06.2013 | Denver

The off-duty police officer arrested in Thornton this week on suspicion of driving drunk was the Boulder Police Department's DUI enforcement officer -...

Police: Man Ate Pot Brownie In Car, Passed Out Near Police Station

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 01.26.2013 | Denver

University of Colorado police ticketed a Florida man who they allege ate a pot brownie and then passed out behind the wheel of his car near the CU pol...

David Lohr

Georgia News Anchor Arrested For DUI After Head-On Collision

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.13.2012 | Crime

Amanda Davis, an award winning co-anchor for Fox 5 News in Atlanta, was arrested over the weekend suspected of driving under the influence after she w...

Brilliant Bottom-Line Basics for October

Susie Spain | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Susie Spain

In September, kids are mostly on their best behavior, or sort of. By October, they start finding their way into challenging and dangerous situations like drinking and driving.

Angels at Risk: Brilliant Bottom Line Basics for October

Susie Spain | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

The drinkers and the designated drivers almost always have secrets because they are trying to find their way. Remember that they are still kids, remember how quickly they can get lost.

Car Crashes Into Staten Island Home Injuring Mother And Daughter; DWI Suspect

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Authorities say a vehicle crashed into a house in New York City, injuring a woman and her 5-year-old daughter sleeping inside the house. ...

Under the Influence

Dinah Lenney | Posted 05.28.2012 | Crime
Dinah Lenney

"Have you had anything to drink, Madam?" asked the patrolman. I wasn't drunk and I wasn't worried. I was a middle-aged woman in possession of a driver's license, conservatively dressed, honest to a fault and I assumed all that worked in my favor.

Do Teens Think Driving While High Is No Big Deal?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

According to a new study, marijuana use among teens is currently at its highest level in 30 years and 19 percent of teen drivers reported driving unde...

Drunk Driver Speeds 18 Miles On Wrong Side Of Highway

Posted 01.12.2012 | Weird News

That is one bad trip. A 60-year-old woman allegedly drove nearly 18 miles at dangerously high speeds while heading north on the southbound side of ...

The Top Ten "Stupid Stoner Stories" of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 03.04.2012 | Weird News
Russ Belville

In many of these stories, the stupid is someone simply wanting police help and wouldn't even merit a ticket if pot weren't illegal... so don't forget that the biggest stupid is prohibiting adult use of marijuana in the first place.

Russian Diplomat Caught Driving 15 Times Over Legal Limit

Posted 11.22.2011 | World

This Russian diplomat may have had more than a few too many. The Moscow Times reports that an unidentified diplomat was pulled over near Gdansk, Po...

Fewer People Driving Drunk, Report Finds

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Drunken driving incidents have fallen 30 percent in the last five years, and last year were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades...

School Bus Driver Faces DUI Charge After Drunk Driving Students

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

WINDHAM, N.H. — A New Hampshire school bus driver is facing drunken driving charges after police say she struck a mailbox with her bus while tra...

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...

'Drugged Driving' Target Of New Campaign (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.22.2011 | Denver

Move over, DUI, there's a new menace in town: the DUI. Despite sharing the same acronym, 'drugged driving,' is the focus of a Colorado Department of ...

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...

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...

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...