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S.C. State Sen. Campbell Disputes DUI, Lawyer Calls for Resignation

Troopers say a South Carolina state senator charged with driving under the influence had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, but Sen. Paul Campbell said that doesn’t matter because he wasn’t driving. Campbell’s blood-alcohol level was 0.09 percent on …

Mardi Gras Crash Suspect’s Blood Alcohol Level Nearly Triple the Limit

The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, La., had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the …

No Second Chances for First Offender Drunk Drivers in Connecticut

On March 9, 2012 Benjamin DeMond, a Norwich firefighter, died at 33 from an accident caused by a drunken driver. Authorities said 50-year-old Willis Goodale of Groton was trying to cut across Interstate 395 in Montville to use an emergency …

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’ …