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Super Bowl Means 77% Increase in California Alcohol-Related Crashes

Super Bowl Sunday is among the most dangerous days to venture onto California roads as gatherings for the game at parties or restaurants prompt drivers to consume alcohol. More drinking-related crashes happen in California on the day of the National …

Wisconsin Drunken Driving Deaths Down 47% Since 2003

Fewer Wisconsinites are being hurt or killed in drunken driving accidents. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says 185 people died in alcohol-related crashes last year – down 47 percent since 2003. Injuries from those crashes have dropped 59 percent in …

Tennessee Cracks Down on Drunken Driving

The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office is kicking off its campaign to crack down on drunken driving. The director of the Safety Office and other law enforcement will kick off the campaign at an event in Murfreesboro on Thursday. Law …

Drunken Driving Deaths, Injuries Drop in Wisconsin

Wisconsin transportation officials say drunken driving deaths and injuries in the state have dramatically declined over the last decade. The Department of Transportation released data Friday showing the number of fatalities in alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin dropped 47 percent, from …

Fewer Auto Accidents in Vermont Than in 2012

Vermont State Police say the number of motor vehicle crashes was down this past Memorial Day weekend compared to two years ago. There were 41 crashes compared to 56 in 2012, and no fatal crashes in either year. The number …

Alcohol-Related Crashes Down in New Mexico County

Santa Fe County has seen the number of crashes involving alcohol drop sharply over the past year, and experts say that’s evidence New Mexico’s drunken-driving laws, police enforcement and education are making the state safer. “It’s not noise. It’s not …

Georgia State Officials Warn of Holiday DUI Danger

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is reminding travelers to find a designated driver to curb alcohol-related crashes during the holiday season. Officials say between Nov. 20 and Dec. 31 of 2012, Georgia saw 1,119 alcohol-related crashes, which resulted in …

Texas Woman Gets Life in Prison for 6th DWI

A 44-year-old Central Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison for her sixth driving while intoxicated conviction. A Hays County jury on Wednesday sentenced Rose Ann Davidson of San Marcos. Investigators say Davidson was arrested in July 2012 …

Mississippi Authorities Increase Patrols for DUI Initiative

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it will increase patrols as part of a national initiative called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz says 30 percent of all fatal automobile crashes in Mississippi are …

Mixed Reaction in Georgia to Calls for Lower DUI Limit

There’s mixed reaction in Georgia to a proposal from a federal agency’s call for states to lower their blood-alcohol limits from drivers. The National Transportation and Safety Board made waves with its call for a 0.05 limit, down from the …