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Naples FL girl charged with DUI manslaughter - 8/13/2009
Chris Robideaux
In a case reflecting the worsening incidences of female DUIs and DUI fatalities, a 15-year-old Naples girl has been charged in the death of a friend killed during drunken-driving traffic accident in Estero, FL ...

Police in Petaluma CA Screen More Than 1,100 Drivers At DUI Checkpoints - 8/10/2009
Chris Robideaux
Police in Petaluma CA arrested 15 people at two drunken driving checkpoints Friday night and early Saturday morning. ...

Hollywood, FL officer likely lied in another DUI case - 8/10/2009
Chris Robideaux
A Hollywood, FL police officer accused of doctoring an arrest report last February is now accused of lying under oath in another DUI case. The officer under investigation was recorded discussing how to doctor a woman's arrest report last February, and is now accused of lying about the existence of a video in a separate arrest. ...

Drinking and DUIs an increasing trend among American women - 8/7/2009
Chris Robideaux
American women are drinking more, and drunk driving arrests among women are rising rapidly, while men’s DUI rates are in decline. The trend may be indicative of worsening societal and family pressures such as unemployment, bankruptcy, divorce and foreclosure. ...

Mom, Drunk and Stoned, Kills 8 on NY Expressway - 8/7/2009
Chris Robideaux
Perhaps reflecting the mounting pressures on women in society today, a Long Island mother who drove her minivan the wrong way down a suburban NYC parkway before crashing in a horrifying wreck that killed eight people (including 4 children) was drunk and high on marijuana at the time of the accident. ...

Donte Stallworth says he is ‘truly sorry' for death of pedestrian - 8/6/2009
Chris Robideaux
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth says he respects Roger Goodell's authority and judgment and will accept whatever ruling the NFL commissioner makes on his future. ...

After Riding Lawnmower to Buy Beer, Illinois Man Gets DUI - 8/5/2009
Chris Robideaux
A DUI charge has been issued to an Illinois man Friday after mounting his yellow riding lawnmower and driving drunk to the nearest gas station for more beer. ...

CA Councilman charged with DUI, had blood alcohol level of 0.26% - 8/5/2009
Chris Robideaux
In DUI news out of Westminster, CA -- The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has charged Councilman Andy Quach with drunken driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.26 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent ...

Spike in instances of repeat DUI offenses elevates debate in Tennessee - 8/4/2009
Chris Robideaux
The already hot topic of DUI laws nationwide has heated up significantly, with the debate on drunken driving laws in Tennessee increasing, due to significant instances of repeat offenders. ...

DWI Cases Charged as Murder Likely To Go Up - 8/3/2009
Chris Robideaux
Once every 39 minutes drunk driving kills. That's more than 13,000 Americans a year. It is being called an epidemic. Authorities say that despite all the publicity, all the education campaigns, and all the advertising over the past decade, the number of drunk-driving fatalities has not gone down. ...

Boise man gets felony DUI charge after Friday morning crash - 8/3/2009
Chris Robideaux
Tragedy was avoided last week, in an alcohol-related accident in which all involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts. Tyler Langenfeld, 23, of Boise, was charged with aggravated DUI in connection with a crash that occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Friday. ...

Man And Dog Killed By Man On Parole For DUI - 7/31/2009
Chris Robideaux
A man walking his dog Wednesday morning in west suburban Batavia, Ill was struck and killed by a recidivist offender on parole for a prior DUI conviction, and who was allegedly driving drunk once again. ...

Tampa, Florida newspaper publisher arrested for DUI - 7/30/2009
Chris Robideaux
An incident report out of Tampa, Fla. shows that a publisher with The St. Petersburg Times has been arrested and charged with DUI. ...

Alexandria, VA police chief charged with DUI - 7/28/2009
Chris Robideaux
The police chief of Alexandria, Virginia has been accused of driving drunk at more than twice the legal blood-alcohol limit. ...

DUI Charges for Former Wrestler in Los Angeles - 7/27/2009
Chris Robideaux
A Los Angeles city attorney has decided to file charges against former wrestler and actor "Rowdy" Roddy Piper for a DUI incident that occurred earlier this month. ...

NJ Man Pleads Guilty to 15th DUI in 22 Years - 7/27/2009
Chris Robideaux
A recidivist drunk driver and New Jersey resident will be heading to prison after pleading guilty to his 15th DUI in 22 years, the Associated Press reports. ...

Mississippi State Football Star Anthony Dixon arrested for DUI - 7/22/2009
Chris Robideaux
MSU Bulldog Anthony Dixon's hard work during the offseason and spring practice indicated that he was ready to be a dependable team leader. He was arrested Saturday night for DUI, however. ...

Phoenix Mercury suspends WNBA star Taurasi after DUI arrest - 7/21/2009
Chris Robideaux
WNBA star Diana Taurasi has been suspended by the Phoenix Mercury. The guard and three-time All-Star will sit out two games without pay for "conduct detrimental to the team", it was announced last Thursday ...

Miami Beach Cops Bust "Burn Notice" star Jeffrey Donovan for DUI - 7/21/2009
Chris Robideaux
When interviewed by Miami Beach police, “Burn Notice” star Jeffrey Donovan claimed he was “only borderline and not too drunk” when he was busted for DUI the other night. ...

DUI charge for Calif. prisons official - 7/17/2009
Chris Robideaux
A top California prisons official is in trouble for drinking and driving. The undersecretary who oversees California parolees and adult and juvenile prisons has pleaded guilty to DUI. ...

Deadly DUI crash garners Merced County D.A.'s son 12-year sentence - 7/16/2009
Chris Robideaux
Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Gnoss, rejecting a defense attorney's plea for probation, sentenced Dylan Morse, the son of Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse, to 12 years and four months in prison Wednesday. ...

New Illinois DUI law and device allows first time offenders freedom of choice - 7/15/2009
Chris Robideaux
A new law in Illinois gives first time DUI offenders the choice to prove sobriety every time they drive or get a suspended license in Illinois, rather than jail time. ...

Howard Stern Sidekick Artie Lange Arrested for DUI in NJ - 7/14/2009
Chris Robideaux
Article tells how Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange has been arrested for DUI in NJ. ...

Former "Three's Company" star busted for DUI - 7/13/2009
Chris Robideaux
Article details former "Three's Company" star Joyce DeWitt's recent run-in with the law. ...

New Drunk Driving Laws for Maryland - 7/9/2009
Chris Robideaux
Article illustrates how, in an attempt to stem the tide of drunk drivers and DUIs on their roadways, Maryland's legislature has passed a series of bills toughening the state's drunk driving laws. ...

Drunk Drivers Causing Accidents At Much Lower Rates Than Official Figures Show - 7/8/2009
Chris Robideaux
This article shows the disparity between "official" government figures on drunk drivers and the actual numbers of drunk drivers causing accidents. ...

Woman's Golf Cart Death Elicits Nebraska DUI Law Change - 7/7/2009
Chris Robideaux
Many people think that they can drink and drive a golf cart because most golf courses are private property, or that they stand little chance of injuring or killing anybody. In Omaha, Nebraska, that's not the case. Under Nebraska DUI Law, it does not matter if you are on a state highway or a golf course. ...

New Twist In Tennessee DUI Law as of July 1 - 7/6/2009
Chris Robideaux
Tennesseeans have had to adjust themselves to a new twist in their DUI laws. As of July 1, law enforcement officers in Tennessee will be required to conduct blood alcohol level tests while responding to suspected drunk driving accidents, if someone other than the suspected impaired driver is left seriously hurt or killed. ...

Five Philadelphia Police Officers Seriously Hurt in DUI Crashes - 7/5/2009
Chris Robideaux
A total of five Philadelphia police officers were hurt over the weekend in two separate drunk driving accidents. One is in critical condition. ...

Double Fatal Drunk Driving Accident that Killed Teens Combined Deadly Factors - 7/3/2009
Chris Robideaux
In a case that combines all the fatal factors common in teen driving fatalities, the California Highway Patrol is investigating a double fatal accident that claimed the lives of two teenagers and injured two more Saturday night near Fresno. ...

Man Foils DUI Fatality in Orlando, Florida - 7/2/2009
Chris Robideaux
In a case of extremely odd and heroic circumstances involving DUI and a sharp-eyed eyewitness, an Orlando man is being hailed as a Good Samaritan. Police say that Charles Dalton was riding in a taxi cab when he saw another vehicle plunge into Lake Eola in the early hours of Saturday May 9, 2009. ...

Car and Driver Study Shows Texting More Dangerous Than DUI - 7/1/2009
Chris Robideaux
A study conducted by ‘Car and Driver’ shows that texting while driving is significantly more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Drivers texting messages are 3-4 times slower than drunk drivers to apply brakes to avoid a collision. ...

Woman Charged With DUI in Florida Had Infant in Car - 6/29/2009
Chris Robideaux
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a story sure to raise the ire of those already becoming, unfortunately, used to stories of reckless and drunk drivers endangering children, a St. Petersburg, Florida woman was allegedly driving drunk with her infant son in her vehicle when she crashed into a house. ...

Chicago Woman Injures Daughter in Chicago DUI Crash - 6/26/2009
Chris Robideaux
A Chicago woman has been charged with reckless driving and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, among other offenses. She crashed her SUV when she was allegedly reaching for a whiskey bottle on the city’s South Side. ...

Bridesmaid Killed By Groomsman in DUI Crash, He Goes to Prison - 6/25/2009
Chris Robideaux
A Delaware man was drunk when he crashed his car after a wedding rehearsal dinner last April, killing a bridesmaid in his own wedding party. He has received a four year prison sentence. ...

Virginia Beach DUI enforcement officer arrested for DUI - 6/23/2009
Chris Robideaux
A police officer with a special DUI enforcement team from Virginia Beach has been charged with driving under the influence after he was involved in a crash Saturday, June 20. ...

'Warrant' Lead Singer Charged with DUI in Los Angeles - 6/23/2009
Chris Robideaux
Jani Lane, the (now former) lead singer and songwriter for the band Warrant, was arrested June 17 for DUI in Los Angeles. Lane reportedly struck a parked car in the San Fernando valley around 9:30 pm Wednesday. ...

Donte Stallworth to serve 30 days in jail for killing a man while driving drunk - 6/19/2009
Chris Robideaux
In a case full of controversy and debate, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth begins his second day of a 30-day jail sentence today for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Florida. ...

Recent Statistics on Underage Drinking Paint Sobering Picture - 6/17/2009
Chris Robideaux
Underage drinking is still very much a problem - so statistics are showing. In 2005, about 10.8 million persons ages 12-20 (28.2% of this age group) reported drinking alcohol in the past month. Nearly 7.2 million (18.8%) were binge drinkers, and 2.3 million (6.0%) were heavy drinkers. ...

Youth Drinking and Alcohol Abuse: Risk Factors and Consequences - 6/16/2009
Chris Robideaux
This article briefly outlines the current state of youth drinking and alcohol abuse in the United States. ...

U.S. Mexico Border Area is Particular DUI "Hot Zone" - 6/15/2009
Chris Robideaux
Be warned -- if you plan on driving drunk near the U.S./Mexico border, think twice as hard. Even if you are a United States citizen, if you are within 75 miles or so of the Mexican border, you are in an area which a 1976 ruling has made a "hot zone" when it comes to police search and seizure. ...

Pennsylvania man picked up for DUI in police parking lot - 6/10/2009
Chris Robideaux
Police in Enola, PA, in south-central Pennsylvania, say a drunken driver who was speeding in a police station parking lot and stopped his car between two marked cruisers so he could take a nap has been arrested. ...

Watch Out -- DUI Arrests can Happen Even When You're Not Driving - 6/10/2009
Chris Robideaux
The Connecticut Supreme ruled recently in the case of a man who started his car in a parking lot, sat in the driver’s seat while drunk, but did not drive anywhere. ...

DUI continues racking up child fatalities, though overall drunk driving fatalities are down - 6/8/2009
Chris Robideaux
DUI continues racking up child fatalities, though overall drunk driving fatalities are down. Although drunk driving laws are especially harsh when children are involved, children are still dying due to ignorance of the lives of others. ...

Don't Make a Bad DUI Arrest Situation Worse - 6/5/2009
Chris Robideaux
There are many situations/factors attendant to DUI arrest which can make your already unsavory situation far worse. For instance, having children with you in your car will compound your punishment immediately. While this may seem unthinkable, it happens - and the consequences aren't pretty. ...

Reduction in Fatalities Likely Due To Tougher DUI, Driving Laws - 6/2/2009
Chris Robideaux
Alcohol-related driving fatalities have actually dropped in recent years. Between 1982 and 2004, they fell by nearly one third. As a percentage of total driving fatalities, alcohol-related deaths fell from 60% to 39% in those same years. ...

Indiana Case Tests Admissability of Breathalyzer Results - 6/1/2009
Chris Robideaux
An Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that the results of an alcohol breath test given to a woman wearing a stainless steel stud in her pierced tongue is inadmissible in court. ...

DON'T GET CAUGHT AT DUI CHECKPOINTS - 5/26/2009
Brian J. Murphy
How DUI checkpoints work and what to do if you are stopped. ...

DUI Suspect Caught by Police After Evading Them - 5/26/2009
Nalini Singh
DUI Suspect Caught by Police After Evading Them ...

Cop Busted For Drunk Driving in South Carolina With Daughter In the Car - 5/26/2009
Chris Robideaux
A 39-year old South Carolina police officer was busted and charged with felony drunk driving May 2 while driving with his daughter in the car. ...

Celebrities and DUI - There is Such a Thing As Bad Publicity After All - 5/20/2009
Chris Robideaux
Celebrities continue to have terrible luck spinning the DUI roulette wheel in recent years. Lindsay Lohan, Scott Weiland and Keifer Sutherland are all struggling to remain sober while behind the wheel. ...

Palm Beach County Man Faces DUI Manslaughter Charges - 5/15/2009
Nalini Singh
Palm Beach County Man Faces DUI Manslaughter Charges ...

Summertime DUI's - 5/15/2009
Brian J. Murphy
How and why DUI's are increased during the summer months. ...

DUI Attorney Charged with DUI - 5/15/2009
Nalini Singh
DUI Attorney Charged with DUI ...

Chicago Superintendent resigns after DUI charge - 5/15/2009
Nalini Singh
Chicago Superintendent resigns after DUI charge ...

Minnesota Commissioner Sentenced with DWI - 5/14/2009
Nalini Singh
Minnesota Commissioner Sentenced with DWI ...

Man Fined $109,000 After Drunk Driving Arrest - 5/14/2009
Chris Robideaux
A Norwegian millionaire has been fined £71,000 (700,000 kroner, $109,000) and banned from the road after he was caught drink-driving. The 49-year-old man admitted the charge after he was stopped near an airport in southern Kristiansand, Norway, last October. Tests showed he had a blood alcohol content of .188, far over the country's maximum of .02%. ...

UNDER 21 DUI'S - 5/6/2009
Brian J. Murphy
Penalties for under age drinking while intoxicated. ...

DUI Patrols for the 5th of May - 5/6/2009
Nalini Singh
DUI checkpoints to help reduce drunk driver related accidents. ...

Driving the Wrong Way Leads to Wrong Results - 5/6/2009
Nalini Singh
Drunk driver hits car on the opposite lane of traffic, injuring two. ...

Driving under the influence - 5/6/2009

Driving under the influence, drink-driving, or drunken (often called drunk) driving, is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (ethanol) or other drugs. ...

Jury awards woman $5.5 million in DUI lawsuit against Whatcom County, Washington State Patrol - 5/3/2009
Chris Robideaux
In a story vis-a-vis The Bellingham Herald illustrating what can happen in DUI cases with punitive damages for plaintiffs, a Skagit County, Washington jury ruled in favor of a woman who sued multiple parties - including Whatcom County, Washington - after being grievously injured in an alcohol-related crash in 2007. ...

Recent DUI and Drunk Driving Statistics: A Reminder that It's Never a Good Time to Drink and Drive - 5/3/2009
Chris Robideaux
Recent statistics from 2006 illustrate again why drinking and driving are never a good mix. ...

Driving Drunk and Breath-monitoring Devices - 1/2/2009

Motorists convicted of driving drunk will have to install breath-monitoring gadgets in their cars under new laws taking effect in six states in Jan 2009. The ignition interlocks prevent engines from starting until drivers blow into the alcohol detectors to prove they're sober. ...

DUI DEFENDERS IN LOS ANGELES REJECTS IDENTICAL OFFER MADE TO PARIS HILTON - 6/4/2007
DUI Defenders
The Los Angeles District Attorney offered a wet reckless, the same offer made to Paris Hilton and accepted by Hilton. But the client on advice of Koszdin rejected the offer and the trial will start on June 5, 2007 at Metro division. ...

Roadblocks to Drunk Driving - 12/18/2006
Sheri Roan
Traffic-safety advocates say they have stepped up efforts to stop drunk driving, but have not made much progress, says Susan Ferguson, senior vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing crashes on the nation's highways. ...

Noninvasice Interlock Device - 12/18/2006
Shari Roan
The device also allows for an analysis of individual tissue chemistry that ensures that the person being monitored is actually the person designated to drive the car, McNally adds. One problem with Breathalyzers is that a passenger or someone else can blow into the device to start a car. ...

How to deal with DWI Austin arrest? - 12/18/2006
DWI Austin Guide
If you are facing DWI Austin charges, first of all understand what have you got yourself into. And only then can you decide how best can you get out it it.  Find out how important it is to hire a DWI Austin Attorney. ...

Early Mexico - 6/22/2006
Jenni Reker
The Aztecs were a very developed and cultured people, advanced in art, intellect and agriculture, growing corn and depending on it extensively. ...

Philosophical perspectives - 1/14/2006

Gould's central point is that drink-driving offers an ethical case that, for most people, is clear-cut in the fundamentals, familiar from everyday life, and extraordinarily complicated in the details. In other words, it's ideal for philosophical analysis at the introductory level. ...

The punishments for impaired driving or driving over 80 are - 1/9/2006

There three punishments impared and they are mentioned in here. ...

DUID - 1/9/2006

DUID is the acronym that stands for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. ...

Legal drinking age in the United States - 1/9/2006

The most common justification given for the high U.S. minimum drinking age is that it reduces the number of car accidents. The drinking age is not a federal law; every state individually has set an age limit of 21. ...

Legal drinking age - 1/9/2006

Legal drinking age is the minimum age one must be to drink alcohol. In most countries this is 16 or 18, but there are notable exceptions such as China, which has no minimum drinking age and the United States, where the minimum drinking age is 21. ...

Alcohol advertising - 1/9/2006

Alcohol advertising is the promotion of alcoholic beverages by the alcohol industry through a variety of media. Along with tobacco advertising, ...


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