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2012-10-26 11:26:15

DENVER, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly released data on individuals monitored every 30 minutes for alcohol consumption shows drinking increases 20.4% on a weekday Halloween, and nearly 25% the weekend prior, compared to drinking the rest of the year. The data was compiled by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, which monitors heavy drinkers 24/7 to ensure compliance with court- or treatment-mandated sobriety. For these individuals, drinking is a violation, and the consequence is often jail time,...

2012-10-25 07:23:37

SEATTLE, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the Halloween Impaired Driving Prevention campaign[i] running October 25 - November 4, Avvo, Inc., the web's largest expert-only legal and health Q&A forum and directory (http://www.avvo.com), today released an Avvo Legal Advisory (ALA) to support the need for continued consumer education around laws related to DUI. While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws stating it is a crime to drive with a BAC at or...

2012-10-22 11:21:23

-- Power of You(th) initiative aims to prevent underage drinking, which kills about 6,000 people annually, more than all illegal drugs combined -- DALLAS, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of Red Ribbon Week (October 21-27, 2012), Mothers Against Drunk Driving(®) (MADD) and National Presenting Sponsor State Farm(®) are introducing the newest tool to prevent underage drinking, a booklet called The 411 on Teen Drinking. This booklet is part of MADD's Power of You(th)...

Underage Drinking Leads To Heavier Drinking Later
2012-10-19 14:54:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Drinking alcohol at a younger age can lead to drinking more and stronger alcohol, as well as a risk of developing an addiction. Researchers published a study in The Spanish Journal of Psychology that looked at the behaviors of young people who drink. The scientists gathered data from 6,009 young people between the ages of 14 and 25, from 2007 to 2009, and in three Spanish cities. "The general tendency is to think that...

2012-10-19 04:01:35

The veteran attorney at the Law Offices of Whitney Buchanan says he is encouraged that fewer young people are endangering themselves and others, but that more work needs to be done to drive down the numbers. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 Albuquerque car accident lawyer Whitney Buchanan today said a new report showing that fewer teenagers are drinking and driving underscores the importance of taking measures to protect young people. According to a Reuters report published Oct. 2...

2012-10-11 04:01:14

Atlanta Falcons superstar Michael Turner was pulled for drunk driving. But DUI lawyer Steven Kellis says the evidence may not support a conviction. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Leading DUI attorney Steven Kellis says that Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is likely to walk away from his drunk driving arrest with no conviction — which could affect his ability to keep playing. Turner, who scored his record-setting 51st touchdown in Monday's win against...

2012-10-09 04:01:06

Fighting A Drunk Driving Charge Starts With An Aggressive Criminal Defense Strategy Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 North Carolina law enforcement officers are authorized by law to set up motor vehicle checkpoints to determine whether drivers are driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But, just because law enforcement can legally conduct DWI checkpoints doesn't mean that the procedures followed are always legal. At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in...

2012-10-07 23:02:11

Seattle attorney Chris Davis congratulates the volunteers and staff at MADD Washington for being acknowledged as the Chapter of the Year during the National President's Awards Ceremony at the 2012 MADD National Conference Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 The Washington State chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was honored at the 2012 MADD National Conference in Washington, D.C. last week when they were recognized as the organization´s Chapter of the Year. The award was...

2012-10-04 14:20:13

-- With recent traffic deaths increase, MADD's plan to eliminate drunk driving more important than ever -- WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is responding to recent news that highway fatalities have increased an estimated 9 percent in the first half of 2012, with a call to action. "It's time for the nation to double-down and fully implement the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving," said MADD National President Jan Withers. "MADD...

2012-10-03 23:00:25

Washington State law enforcement officials arrested 1,603 drivers statewide for DUI during the “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” campaign. Chris Davis, principal attorney at the Davis Law Group, praises law enforcement for removing dangerous drunk drivers from Washington State roadways. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) has announced that law enforcement officials arrested a total of 1,603 impaired drivers throughout the State of...