Drunk Driving News

Missing Tire Leads to DWI Charge for New York Woman

State police say a 56-year-old western New York woman was nearly three times over the legal limit for drunk driving when troopers spotted her traveling with one of her front tires missing. Authorities say troopers stopped Roxanne Tallman’s vehicle Saturday …

Actress Who Starred in ‘Bad News Bears’ Killed

Sammi Kane Kraft, whose baseball skills earned her the role of a youth league pitcher in the 2005 remake of “The Bad News Bears,” has died in a Los Angeles car crash. She was 20. The Los Angeles Times says …

DUI Tragedy Forces Russian Road Safety Rethink

It took a weekend road tragedy to jolt Russia into action over one of its most deadly threats: a chronic culture of drunken driving. Five orphaned teens were waiting for a bus with their guardians in Moscow on Saturday when …

Minnesota Sees Continued Drop in DWI Arrests

Minnesota public safety officials are reporting encouraging numbers in their campaign against drunk driving. An annual late-summer enforcement campaign has resulted in fewer drunk driving arrests. The number of fatal crashes involving alcohol has also continued a five-year decline, the …

Michigan Kicks Off Campaign to Curb Drunken Driving

Michigan is kicking off a campaign aimed at curbing drunken driving. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says some young men referred to themselves as “professional” drunken drivers during focus groups this year, claiming they were better drivers when …

Worker Charged With Driving Drunk at Minnesota Airport

A ground worker at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was arrested for allegedly driving drunk on the tarmac, according to a police report made public Monday. John Joseph Korab, 54, of Inver Grove Heights, was charged with four counts including drunken …

Many Reasons for Drunk Driving Crash Drop in Michigan

Experts say there’s no single reason for the big drop in alcohol-related crashes and deaths in Michigan over the past decade. Michigan had 4,007 crashes linked to alcohol in 2010, down 38 percent from 6,485 in 2001, according to police …

Illinois Gets Highest Rating from MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has given Illinois its highest rating for the state’s efforts to combat impaired driving. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says he’s glad the organization has recognized Illinois “as a national leader in the fight against …

NRSF: Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

With daylight savings time ending yesterday comes the increased likelihood of driving drowsy while driving in early morning darkness, according to the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF). “Drowsy driving is a significant cause of traffic crashes,” says David Reich …

More DWI Arrests Under La.’s New Police Chief

Thibodaux Police have already made 100 drunk-driving arrests this year, four times the number posted in all of 2010. Thibodaux’s new Police Chief Scott Silverii tells The Daily Comet of Thibodaux that the increase results from finding problem areas and …