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South Florida DUI Arrests Down, Ride-Sharing Might Be Reason

In South Florida, clubs are open late, booze flows freely and the public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired. But the number of drunk drivers on the road appears to be going down. At least the number of …

Utah Police Say Tougher DUI Law May Require Revised Training, Rules

Some in Utah law enforcement say a new law giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country could change how officers screen people for DUI and look for signs someone’s blood alcohol level is over the new 0.05 …

Six Southern States Partner to Combat Impaired Driving

Law enforcement officials in six states are launching their 24th annual “Hands Across the Border” campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence. On Monday, the five-day campaign kicks off involving law enforcement agencies in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, …

U-M Study Says Devices to Stop Drunk Drivers Could Save 59,000 Lives

Putting technology that prevents drunk drivers from starting a vehicle into every car and truck in the U.S. could save 59,000 lives and $343 million over 15 years, according to a University of Michigan study. In addition, researchers concluded the …

Georgia State Troopers Patrolling for Drunk Drivers

Georgia State Troopers have announced they’ll be keeping an eye out for drunk drivers through the end of the holiday season. Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety Col. Mark McDonough says authorities will be aggressively patrolling for impaired …

North Dakota Prosecutor Cuts Break for Drunken Drivers

A county prosecutor in southeastern North Dakota is routinely charging many first-time drunken driving offenders with the lesser offense of reckless driving, records show. Lyle Bopp, the Sargent County state’s attorney, said the practice gives first offenders a second chance …

Pennsylvania Police Prep for Labor Day Weekend Partiers

“A drunk driver killed someone I love,” reads a sign on the Interstate 80 East exit ramp onto Route 611 in Stroud Township, Pa. It’s the same area where Raymond Gelormini Jr., 49, of Hackettstown, N.J., was killed in March. …