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2013-10-30 23:22:28

Dane Johnson comments on the special enforcement period that resulted in almost 1,700 DUI arrests. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 A special enforcement effort by Texas state troopers resulted in nearly 1,700 arrests for drunk driving last month. But Houston criminal defense attorney Dane Johnson says that the arrests made during the large-scale effort will have to hold up under scrutiny. The results of the operation were announced this month according to KBTX (10.08.2013). Officers targeted...

2013-10-29 23:02:45

DWI attorney Evan Levow of Levow & Associates, P.A., criticizes the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that allows police to continue using Alcotest devices on drunken-driving suspects despite its numerous known flaws. (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Despite software flaws that have gone uncorrected for five years, the state Supreme Court ruled that police officers can continue using Alcotest devices on drunken-driving suspects in New Jersey, reported Philly.com (9.19.13). The ruling angered...

2013-10-29 23:01:42

Actor Christopher McDonald was arrested for allegedly driving drunk. (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Best known for his roll in Happy Gilmore, actor Christopher McDonald was pulled over last week and charged with drunk driving. DUI attorney Dane Johnson says that the charges may not be as serious as they sound. The arrest came early Wednesday morning when McDonald was pulled over by state troopers according to KHOU News (10.16.2013). There was no crash and no one was hurt. McDonald played as...

2013-10-25 23:01:36

Attorney Knox comments on an allegedly drunk motorist who rammed the DMV office with his car. San Bernadino, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 A man who police say was allegedly drunk crashed his car into the doors of the local DMV office last month reported ABC News. The man knocked over signs in the parking lot and then crashed his car through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors of the entrance, according to ABC News(09.15.2013). California Highway Patrol said the man could face DUI...

2013-10-25 12:26:30

DENVER, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirits may be responsible for mayhem this All Hallows' Eve, but they are likely to be of the manmade kind. Data on individuals monitored every 30 minutes for alcohol consumption shows drinking increases in general during Halloween, and that increase accelerates as the holiday falls closer to the weekend. Drinking violations for criminal offenders sentenced to 24/7 alcohol monitoring rise nearly 30% when Halloween takes place on Friday or...

2013-10-25 12:21:00

New Alcohol Justice Study Shows Slow Progress on Alcohol Advertising Bans on Buses, Trains & Public Property LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's kids are still being lured to drink by seductive alcohol ads in larger metropolitan areas on public transit. This was a finding in a new survey released today by Alcohol Justice at a press conference in Los Angeles and available at www.AlcoholJustice.org. The report looks at the alcohol advertising policies...

2013-10-24 23:33:06

New guide aims to keep people safer. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 DMV.us.org has created a guide to help people avoid driving when they shouldn't be behind the wheel, the company said yesterday. “Everyone knows that they shouldn't drive drunk,” a DMV.us.org spokesman said. “But some people don't have any idea how much they can drink before they are over the limit. Beyond that, this is not just an alcohol issue. Many people take prescription drugs for anxiety,...

2013-10-24 12:20:11

Grant will fund community support services and prevention education DETROIT, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation is donating $150,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to expand prevention education initiatives and provide support services to victims of drunk driving crashes and their families. In 2011, drunk driving killed more than 9,800 people and injured approximately 315,000. To aid in recovery, MADD provides services to one victim every 8.6 minutes at no...

2013-10-22 23:28:43

Richard Michiel, the inventor of the Bottle Blocker, issues tips to parents to help prevent underage teen drinking as Halloween, homecoming activities, and other social activities come into play. Nesconset, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Richard Michiel, inventor of the Bottle Blocker, is an advocate against teen drinking and warns parents of the hazards of the season. As Halloween parties, homecoming festivities, and other social events come into play, teens will most likely find themselves...

2013-10-21 12:21:26

Organizations partner in effort to take the IKnowEverything teen driver safety program's message directly to teens ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To expand the reach of The Century Council's IKnowEverything teen driver safety program, The Century Council today announced a formal partnership with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Developed to prepare teens to be safe when they get behind the wheel, IKnowEverything is an integrated...