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New York Case Tests Limits of Criminal Blame

A New York man is about to go on trial in vehicular homicide case that tests the limits of criminal consequences. He wasn’t behind the wheel when a police officer was struck and killed – he was leaning against the …

Holidays Bring Big Risks of Buzzed, Drunk Driving

The holiday season is in full gear and so too are state and federal highway safety programs focused on reducing the incidence of drunken driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) holiday traffic safety campaign, Driver Sober or Get …

Forensic Estimates Questioned in Drunken Driving Cases

The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island, N.Y., highway at nearly 100 mph this summer and slammed into a car carrying a family home from a church gathering, causing a …

Colorado Man Arrested on 12th DUI Charge

Longmont, Colo., police have arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving for the 12th time since 1986. Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett says the arrest serves as an example why the state needs a felony DUI law. According …

Tennessee Reports Decline in Traffic Deaths

A law enforcement official says focused enforcement efforts on drunken driving and seatbelt usage has helped decrease the number of traffic fatalities. Preliminary numbers from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation show there were …

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 …

Massachusetts School Bus Operator Charged With Drunken Driving

A Massachusetts school bus operator has been charged with driving drunk while transporting high school cross-country runners home from a meet. Robert Murphy, of Ashland, appeared in court Monday and was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing to …

Kids’ DUI Deaths Most Often Linked to Their Own Drivers

The number of children killed by drunken motorists has declined substantially in recent years but the biggest threat remains their own drivers, not strangers in other vehicles, a study found. The data show most impaired drivers survived these crashes, suggesting …

California Congresswoman, Aide Sued in Fatal DUI Case

Parents of a Santa Barbara woman killed by a drunk-driving congressional aide have filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps, and the U.S. government. Santa Barbara news station KEYT reports that the wrongful death suit was …

‘Affluenza’ Teen Rehab Costs Family Only $1,200 a Month

The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for only a fraction of his court-ordered treatment. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports a juvenile court official testified Friday that Ethan …