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Fewer States Uphold Commercial Host Liability Laws

Fewer States Uphold Commercial Host Liability Laws

  A new legal review study from the Alcohol Policy Consultations and Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that fewer states are adhering to commercial host liability policies. Their study suggests that this declining number of states presents a public health concern because these are areas that underage or intoxicated individuals get served alcohol, and oftentimes proceed to engage in reckless and dangerous behaviors. Commercial host liability is … Read entire article »

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Will Lower Legal Alcohol Limit Reduce Drunk Driving?

Will Lower Legal Alcohol Limit Reduce Drunk Driving?

  In a move that may catch some drivers off guard in the near future, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended this week that all 50 states should lower their legal driving under the influence (DUI) limits to 0.05 percent blood-alcohol content (BAC). This recommendation was among several made by the NTSB in effort to reduce alcohol-related crashes and the casualties associated with them. The lower limit would mean than less drinks containing alcohol could potentially … Read entire article »

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Reese Witherspoon Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Husband’s DUI Case

  Last Friday, on April 19th, 2013, Reese Witherspoon, 37, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the wee hours of the morning after a state trooper said she wouldn’t stay in the car while her husband and well-known Hollywood agent, Jim Toth, 42, was given a field sobriety test. After observing Toth’s car wasn’t staying in its lane, State Trooper, First Class J. Pyland, initiated a traffic stop. He reported that Toth explained to him that he only had one drink that night but contradictorily had droopy eyelids, watery and bloodshot eyes, and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol. Before the field sobriety test began, Witherspoon got out of the car and was told to get back, an order that she obeyed, the report said. After the actress got out a second time, … Read entire article »

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Funny Man Kevin Hart Isn’t Laughing Now After Arrested For DUI

  Last Sunday, funny man Kevin Hart put himself in a not-so-funny predicament when he was pulled over after officers spotted the comedian/actor driving in a black Mercedes, weaving back and forth between lanes on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles at around 4:30 AM.  When officers pursued him, he took an off-ramp and pulled over. According to California Highway Patrol officers, Hart was “driving erratic,” “going 90 MPH” and “almost collided with a gas tanker truck.” The CHP also said when they pulled him over, he showed “objective signs of intoxication” and was “unable to perform field sobriety tests.” After the arrest, Hart was booked into a local jail for misdemeanor DUI just before 6:00 AM and posted a $5,000 bond. Subsequent to being freed from jail, the always hilarious comedian posted a couple … Read entire article »

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Prom Season – DUI Season for Teenage Drivers

Prom Season – DUI Season for Teenage Drivers

  When prom season approaches, teens and parents alike picture limousines, prom parties, and extravagantly dressed young people, giggling and excited. It’s a time for high school seniors to enjoy themselves, and go out with a bang. Unfortunately, there are too many teens during this time that go out, and never make it back home, often due to drinking and driving. These accidents are fatal all too often, and the consequences for driving under the influence … Read entire article »

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Bobby Brown Set Free After Less Than a Day in Jail

  In recent news that could be taken from the headlines of any year from the past two decades, Bobby Brown has been released from jail after serving less than a day of a 55-day sentence handed down recently. Last year, Brown was convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and driving with a suspended license. It was Brown’s second DUI, so getting jail time was not unexpected. However, since he only ended up spending a mere nine house in the slammer, it seems he may be getting off easy. The release, which may seem premature to some, comes as the result of overcrowded jail conditions. Placing an inmate of house arrest essentially serves as a means to save money in operating costs and jail space. House arrest is not … Read entire article »

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Nix the Diet Mixers

Nix the Diet Mixers

  People are constantly saying things along the lines of, “Oh, I need to cut a few calories out of my diet” before going to the bar or out for a party. Ask any young body conscious girl, and she’ll be quick to inform you that she’s aware that alcohol has tons of calories…but no worries – that’s why she’s mixing it with a diet drink. I’m 100 percent guilty of having used this logic in the … Read entire article »

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My Car Wants to Breathalyze Me

My Car Wants to Breathalyze Me

  No one disputes that drunk driving is an important and potentially deadly issue.  After all, it’s the largest cause of motor deaths in the U.S.A., causing nearly 13,000 deaths annually. We’ve all heard the horrific stories: the mother who drove the wrong way on the highway with her nieces in the car; Nikki Catsouras, the infamous “Porsche Girl”; and the list goes on.  In trying to solve this problem, authorities have tried creating limits to public … Read entire article »

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DUI Testing Should Test For Drugs

  In the ongoing quest to make the world’s roads safer, law enforcement authorities have tried numerous approaches to deter people from getting behind the wheels of their cars after consuming alcohol.  On television we see ads that show drunken motorists getting pulled over and tested for driving under the influence (DUI).  Other television ads describe the consequences of DUI arrests.  Police checkpoints act as another major deterrence to drunk drivers.  Now we have Canadian police using oral swabs to test the saliva of motorists for illicit drugs as well as alcohol. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Canada is asking Canadian law enforcement to step up their efforts to catch drivers who are operating their cars or motorcycles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  There are several ways to detect … Read entire article »

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Cowboy’s Players and Alcohol = Fatal Car Crash

Cowboy’s Players and Alcohol = Fatal Car Crash

  Josh Brent of the Dallas Cowboys was released from jail last week after being arrested and charged with “intoxication manslaughter.”  The defensive lineman was driving his 2007 Mercedes when he crashed it, killing his best friend and fellow Cowboy Jerry Brown, who was in the passenger’s seat. The accident happened just hours before the two were meant to be on a flight to their next game in Cincinnati against the Bengals. Brent was released from jail after … Read entire article »

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