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Drunk Driving Arrests Down 10% in North Dakota in 2014

North Dakota authorities say drunken driving arrests in the state were down nearly 10 percent in 2014. Highway Patrol Sgt. Tom Iverson told KXMB-TV about 1,700 driving under the influence arrests were made statewide last year, about 200 fewer than …

Man Charged With Drunk Driving in Jennifer Lopez Crash

A Las Vegas man has been charged with crashing into Jennifer Lopez’s Rolls Royce in Malibu, California, while drunk. Los Angeles County prosecutors said in a statement Monday that 53-year-old Robert John Reitz was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving …

Parents Push for ‘Sober Bus’ Rules After Son’s Death

The parents of a Hayward, Wis., man who froze to death last winter after being dropped off by a “sober bus” are pushing for new regulations to prevent similar deaths. Matthew Raimer, a 24-year-old Marine, was on leave from Afghanistan …

Emma’s Law to Fight DUIs in Effect in South Carolina

A law requiring more people convicted of drunken driving in South Carolina to use a locking device that won’t let their car start if they have been drinking is going into effect. The state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon …

Lutzenkirchen, Driver Both Intoxicated in Deadly Georgia Crash

Documents from the Georgia State Patrol show that former Auburn football player Philip Lutzenkirchen and the driver involved in a fatal crash were both legally intoxicated. Authorities released the toxicology report Wednesday. Lutzenkirchen had a blood alcohol level of .377 …

For Older Drivers One Drink May Be One Too Many: Study

You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you’re 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard enough to make you a dangerous driver. So, baby boomers, what you suspected is true: you …

Police: Dallas Cowboys Ratliff’s BAC Twice Legal Limit

Police say Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident. Grapevine police on Monday said Ratliff’s blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.16 percent. Texas’ …

Olympic BMX Cyclist Alcohol Level High in Texas Crash Death

Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett’s blood had an alcohol level twice the legal level for drunken driving when he died in a car crash in Southeast Texas. Bennett was 33 when he died in a single-vehicle crash happened the morning …

Missouri Police Offer Breath Tests to Bar Patrons

Lines of drinkers wait on a weekend night to have their intoxication levels checked and it doesn’t have anything to do with a sobriety checkpoint. Kansas City, Mo., police allowed drinkers to measure their blood alcohol content at a Waldo …

North Dakota Man Arrested for 14th Drunken Driving Offense

A judge has set bond at $15,000 for a West Fargo, N.D., man accused of what prosecutors say is his 14th drunken driving offense. Sixty-year-old Kevin Tegtmeier was arrested Friday night. Authorities allege he had a fictitious license plate, and …