Drunk Driving in the News

To catch a drunk: A Minnesota Patrol officer watches for telltale signs - Minneapolis Star Tribune

US Drunk Driving News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:56

Minneapolis Star Tribune

To catch a drunk: A Minnesota Patrol officer watches for telltale signs
Minneapolis Star Tribune
In Minnesota, increased education and enforcement has helped reduce drunk driving-related fatalities. Preliminary numbers show there were 74 drunk driving-related deaths last year compared with 95 in 2015, a 22 percent decrease. The number of motorists ...
Enhanced Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign BeginsKDAL

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High-Tech Ankle Bracelets Used To Deter Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders - TheFix.com

US Drunk Driving News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:32

TheFix.com

High-Tech Ankle Bracelets Used To Deter Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders
TheFix.com
A county in Kentucky is trying a new method to deter repeat drunk driving offenders. A high-tech ankle bracelet, part of the Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program (CAMP), tests for alcohol in the perspiration of the person wearing it at regular intervals.

Fundraiser set for Eliminate Drunk Driving foundation - hngnews.com

US Drunk Driving News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:13

hngnews.com

Fundraiser set for Eliminate Drunk Driving foundation
hngnews.com
Eliminate Drunk Driving –Education Foundation, spearheaded by Waterloo resident Marla Hall, will hold a fund raising garage sale during the city's Wiener and Kraut Day. Organizers attended Sun Prairie's National Night Out on Aug. 2 to spread their ...

Sheriff: Zero tolerance for drunk driving in Ingham County - WLNS

US Drunk Driving News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:35

WLNS

Sheriff: Zero tolerance for drunk driving in Ingham County
WLNS
The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is stepping up its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign enforcement starting today and running through September 4th. Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth says there will be zero tolerance for drunk driving during this time.

Police: Drugged and drunk driving crashes surge on Central Coast - KSBY San Luis Obispo News

US Drunk Driving News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:26

KSBY San Luis Obispo News

Police: Drugged and drunk driving crashes surge on Central Coast
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Drunk and drugged driving is surging across California and local police say they're seeing the same trend play out here on the Central Coast. "What we are seeing is a combination of alcohol as well as marijuana and other prescription drugs," said Sgt ...

Mich. crash deaths rise; cops cracking down on drunk driving - The Detroit News

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:42

The Detroit News

Mich. crash deaths rise; cops cracking down on drunk driving
The Detroit News
Detroit — Law enforcement and traffic safety agencies are asking motorists to make sure they arrive and return from their destinations safely as Labor Day — the deadliest for holiday traffic crashes in Michigan since 1972 — approaches. The “Do a 360 ...
Michigan crackdown on drunk driving includes more patrols, starting todayMLive.com
“Do a 360” Campaign Aims to Prevent Drunk Driving This Labor DayWSGW
Drunk driving crackdown readied by Arkansas law enforcementThe Mena Star
Galion Inquirer -The Chattanoogan
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Bengals team up with law enforcement to stop drunk driving - WLWT Cincinnati

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:05

WLWT Cincinnati

Bengals team up with law enforcement to stop drunk driving
WLWT Cincinnati
"Cincinnati has a rich tradition of tailgating and celebrating, and Bengals games are an event in themselves," said Paul Humphries of the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. Advertisement. As fans gather to celebrate the Bengals' 50th anniversary, the team and ...

Minnesota DWI Courts Aiming to Reduce Drunk Driving - Fox21Online - FOX 21 Online

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:29

Minnesota DWI Courts Aiming to Reduce Drunk Driving - Fox21Online
FOX 21 Online
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Extra DWI enforcement on Minnesota roads begins Friday, Aug. 18, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic ...

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California Police: Drunk Driver Crashes Into “Report Drunk Driving” Sign - WKRG

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:36

WKRG

California Police: Drunk Driver Crashes Into “Report Drunk Driving” Sign
WKRG
A California man has been arrested after police say he drunkenly crashed his Jeep into a 'report DUI' sign. According to California Highway Patrol on Facebook, Stephen DeWitt was intoxicated when his Jeep flipped in a bad accident. Before the vehicle ...
A Third of Traffic Fatalities in California Due to Drunk DriversLos Angeles DUI Attorney (blog)

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“Do a 360” Campaign Aims to Prevent Drunk Driving This Labor Day - WSGW

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:41

“Do a 360” Campaign Aims to Prevent Drunk Driving This Labor Day
WSGW
Law enforcement officials around the state will be on the lookout for drunk driving over the next week and a half starting Friday, Aug.18. As part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, state police, county sheriff's departments and local ...

Father sentenced to prison in drunk driving crash that left daughter in vegetative state - 1011now

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:43

1011now

Father sentenced to prison in drunk driving crash that left daughter in vegetative state
1011now
An Omaha dad convicted of drunken driving and other crimes related to collision that let his daughter in a persistent vegetative state was sentenced Wednesday. Benjamin Thompson will serve 22 to 25 years in prison for three counts of negligent child ...

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THSO Partners With CPD To Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement Labor Day Weekend - The Chattanoogan

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:17

Clarksville Now

THSO Partners With CPD To Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement Labor Day Weekend
The Chattanoogan
"Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation's roadways," officials said. "Statistics show a frightening ...
Clarksville police join Labor Day drunk driving enforcement campaignClarksville Now
Law enforcement prowling for drunk drivers before Labor Day ...Magnoliareporter
Drive Sober campaign begins this weekOntario Argus Observer
FOX 15 -Cannon Courier -Russellville Courier
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Gilroy police crackdown on drunk driving - Gilroy Dispatch

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:16

Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy police crackdown on drunk driving
Gilroy Dispatch
If you're planning to kick a few drinks back this weekend, you ought to keep the car at home. The Gilroy Police Department (GPD) will set up a DUI checkpoint in an undisclosed area for the weekend of August 18. According to a press release from the GPD ...

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Wide-eyed Florida woman busted for drunk driving with unbuckled toddler - News965

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:03

News965

Wide-eyed Florida woman busted for drunk driving with unbuckled toddler
News965
Brandy Lerma, a 31-year-old mother from Boynton Beach, is facing charges of child abuse and DUI. (PBSO). Wide-eyed Florida woman busted for drunk driving with unbuckled toddler. By: Joe Kelley. August 17 2017 7:02 AM. A woman from Boynton Beach, ...
Woman accused of driving drunk with unrestrained child in back seatmyfox8.com
Woman accused of driving drunk with toddlers in Boynton Beach ...WPEC
Florida woman accused of driving drunk with unbuckled toddler in back seatWPEC

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Drunk driving victim shares his story - Plainview Daily Herald

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:32

Plainview Daily Herald

Drunk driving victim shares his story
Plainview Daily Herald
AUSTIN – Sean Carter looks out onto a sea of high school students before beginning his speech. Most of these students likely share the same dreams Sean once had — to have a successful career and a family. The life Sean dreamed about abruptly ended in ...

Father who injured daughter in drunk-driving crash sentenced - Lincoln Journal Star

US Drunk Driving News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:31

Omaha World-Herald

Father who injured daughter in drunk-driving crash sentenced
Lincoln Journal Star
OMAHA — An Omaha man who was drunk when he caused a crash that left his young daughter severely injured has been sentenced to 22 to 25 years in prison. Benjamin Thompson, 36, was sentenced Wednesday in Douglas County District Court.
Omaha man sentenced to 22 to 25 years for drunk-driving crash that ...Omaha World-Herald
Father sentenced to jail in drunk driving crash that left daughter in ...WOWT

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Omaha man sentenced to 22 to 25 years for drunk-driving crash that left daughter, 8, nearly brain dead - Omaha World-Herald

US Drunk Driving News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:23

Omaha man sentenced to 22 to 25 years for drunk-driving crash that left daughter, 8, nearly brain dead
Omaha World-Herald
An Omaha man was sentenced Wednesday to the equivalent of 11 to 12½ years in prison for the drunken-driving crash that left his 8-year-old daughter nearly brain dead. Douglas County District Judge Greg Schatz sentenced Benjamin Thompson, 36, to 22 ...

Clarksville police join Labor Day drunk driving enforcement campaign - Clarksville Now

US Drunk Driving News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:03

Clarksville Now

Clarksville police join Labor Day drunk driving enforcement campaign
Clarksville Now
During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce ...
Law enforcement prowling for drunk drivers before Labor DayMagnoliareporter
AR, MO police gear up for annual Labor Day CrackdownKAIT

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Drunk Driving Victim Shares His Story to Warn Others about Dangers of Drinking and Driving - Business Wire (press release)

US Drunk Driving News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00

Drunk Driving Victim Shares His Story to Warn Others about Dangers of Drinking and Driving
Business Wire (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sean Carter looks out onto a sea of high school students before beginning his speech. Most of these students likely share the same dreams Sean once had — to have a successful career and a family. The life Sean ...

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Bloomfield Cops Prep For Annual Drunk Driving Crackdown - Patch.com

US Drunk Driving News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:53

Patch.com

Bloomfield Cops Prep For Annual Drunk Driving Crackdown
Patch.com
BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Police agencies from around New Jersey – including Bloomfield - are gearing up for the state's largest annual drunk driving crackdown beginning Friday, Aug. 18 and ending on Monday, Sept. 4. According to a release from the Bloomfield ...
Union Police Preparing for Impaired Driving Enforcement CrackdownTAPinto.net
Drive Sober Campaign Begins Aug. 16Big Island Now
PSP to Participate in National 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Impaired Driving CrackdownGant Daily
WTOL.com -PA home page -Williamson Source
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