Tag Archives: Driving under the influence

• How Prisoners Make Moonshine

How Prisoners Make Moonshine

Although alcohol helps send millions of Americans to prison, their drinking days don’t end behind bars. Drinking problems drag many people to jails or other institutions—it’s a weary story of alcohol impairing self-control and morals, over and over again. Most of us can testify how much more prone we are to doing something reckless, out […]

• Driving drowsy is more dangerous than you think

Driving drowsy is more dangerous than you think

New research suggests that nearly a third of fatal accidents involve fatigued drivers. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is known to increase the chances of causing an accident. For instance, marijuana can impair drivers’ reaction time. But what about drowsiness? As many as a third of all fatal car crashes might involve fatigued […]

• Breaking News! Randy Travis I’ve Given Up Booze…FOR GOOD!

Breaking News! Randy Travis I’ve Given Up Booze…FOR GOOD!

Randy Travis is officially ON THE WAGON — this according to his lawyer who tells TMZ the singer has “eliminated alcohol from his daily life.” You know the history … the troubled 53-year-old wound up behind bars several times in the past year after multiple booze-related arrests (naked DWI, public intoxication, assault). Now, Randy’s lawyer, […]

• Urban Outfitters booze-themed tops slammed by MADD

Urban Outfitters booze-themed tops slammed by MADD

Tops with ‘I Drink You’re Cute,’ aren’t considered cute by Jan Withers, national president of MADD. But the Federal Trade Commission says there is no legal way to force the alcohol-related merchandise off retailers’ shelves. Urban Outfitters is catching heat once again over a line of trendy tops that some say glorify drinking for teenagers. […]

• Seven INSANE Ways To Get Drunk Without Drinking

Seven INSANE Ways To Get Drunk Without Drinking

Some people really enjoy the feeling of being drunk, but hate having to do all that pesky drinking. Maybe they don’t want the calories. Maybe they don’t like the taste. Maybe they’re in a hurry, and the normal metabolic process is a waste of time. Regardless, the lengths to which some will go to get […]

• Car interlock devices reduce repeat drunk driving offenses

Car interlock devices reduce repeat drunk driving offenses

Drunk drivers receiving their first conviction were less likely to repeat the crime if they were forced to have alcohol interlock devices on their vehicles, according to an insurance industry study. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied driver records for people with convictions related to alcohol-impaired driving in Washington. When the state expanded its […]

• Sad But True: Dad Booked For DUI En Route to Bailing Out Son for DUI

Sad But True: Dad Booked For DUI En Route to Bailing Out Son for DUI

Is this the greatest drunk driving episode ever to grace the pixels of this news blog, no mean holding pen for past booze and car related spectacles of epic stature? When the Society of Professional Journalists finally gets its act together and opens nominations for a Best DUI News Story category, this is a shoe […]

• One way to get a beer…conn man dials 911 to solve beer emergency

One way to get a beer…conn man dials 911 to solve beer emergency

Out of beer? Try calling 911! That’s what cops say one Bridgeport, Conn. man did Sunday to solve his beer crisis. Raymond Roberge, 65, allegedly called 911 three times and when authorities arrived at his home he offered them money to go buy him beer. Hey, it’s better than drinking and driving. Roberge was charged […]

• Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month, Highlights Commitment to Reduce Underage Drinking, Drunk Driving. In recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month, Joe McClain, president of the Beer Institute, emphasized the long-term commitment of brewers and importers to reduce underage drinking and drunk driving. As an industry, they have made significant investments in public safety, education […]

• Gift a Breathalyzer. Could be a livesaver.

Gift a Breathalyzer. Could be a livesaver.

Breathalyzers…hey, you should totally have one on hand to check your party guests before they jump into their potential death mobiles. Oh sorry, didn’t mean to be such an alarmist. But, really, it’s a nice gesture to have on hand to make sure everyone stays safe. And, you can keep one in your car for […]

• MADD lobbying for device to prevent drunk driver from starting car

MADD lobbying for device to prevent drunk driver from starting car

When Mothers Against Drunk Driving formed in 1980, it was legal to get behind the wheel and drink a beer in most states. Drunken drivers rarely received more than a fine. And more than 21,000 people a year died in drunken-driving accidents at that time. The Irving-based nonprofit is credited for helping cut drunken-driving deaths […]

• MADD celebrates 30th anniversary, wants alcohol detection locks in all cars

MADD celebrates 30th anniversary, wants alcohol detection locks in all cars

An anti-drunk driving group wants congress to fund legislation to develop a mandatory alcohol detection ignition lock for all vehicles. The group is MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is celebrating their 30th anniversary Thursday.

• NOT Good Booze News: Survey Finds 17 Million Drive While Drunk

NOT Good Booze News: Survey Finds 17 Million Drive While Drunk

As many as 17 million people — 8 percent of all U.S. drivers — drive drunk annually, according to new survey data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

• Penalties Toughen for DWI Cases: In-Car Breathalyzer Restricts Offenders

This past weekend, New York joined a growing number of states enacting get-tough laws designed to keep drunk drivers off the streets.