Drunk Driving News

Report: Indiana County Pleads Out Most Drunk Driving Cases

Less than 40 percent of the drunken driving cases filed in Lake County courts in the past five years have resulted in drunken driving convictions, according to a newspaper analysis published Sunday. The Times of Munster found that more than …

Massachusetts Woman Accused of Driving Van Drunk

A Dracut, Mass., woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she was drunk when she crashed a van transporting special needs adults in Billerica last week. Melissa Rich pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Lowell District Court to charges including …

Miss. Woman to Get Accident Expert Paid for by Public

A judge has set aside $2,000 in public money for a Jackson woman to hire an expert in her fight against a drunken driving charge. The Clarion-Ledger reported that 46-year-old Jeanette Sterling is charged with aggravated DUI from a 2009 …

Police: Car Crashes Into Indiana Home, Killing Man

Police say a western Indiana fire chief is being held on a preliminary drunken driving charge after his car crashed into a house, killing a man and critically injuring his wife. Parke County Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Todd tells the …

Even Low Blood Alcohol Level ‘Buzz’ Unsafe for Driving: Study

In the United States, the blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol seems to be safe for driving, according to a University of California, San Diego sociologist. A new study has found that blood-alcohol levels well …

In Future, Cars Might Decide if Driver is Drunk

An alcohol-detection prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver’s fitness to be on the road has the potential to save thousands of lives, but could be as long as a decade away from everyday use in cars, …

Study: Arkansas Ranks High in Road Safety Improvements

A national study indicates Arkansas ranks second nationally in advancing its road safety laws during the past two years. The national scorecard produced by the Emergency Nurses Association noted Arkansas has passed laws requiring a tougher graduated driver’s license for …

Feds Urge All States to Require Motorcycle Helmets

Federal safety officials are calling on states to require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, citing a surge in fatalities since the late 1990s. Motorcycle deaths have increased over the last decade even as other traffic fatalities have declined, the …

U.S. Auto Fatalities Down But Safety Efforts Lag

The United States is lagging behind nearly every other high-income country in reducing annual traffic fatalities, said a report released this week by a U.S. government research panel. There’s some good news: U.S. traffic fatalities fell 9.7 percent in 2009 …

Louisiana DWI Simulator Adds Texting while Driving

She took off the virtual reality headset, got out of the car and looked at her printed-out ticket for running a red light and killing a pedestrian while sending a cell phone text message. “I got a ticket for speeding, …