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You Drink, You Drive, You Pay … A Whole Lot

Being charged with a DUI means you will be acquiring a new, expensive, undesirable sideline, and getting released into the cold air of freedom after a long night in jail is only the beginning of that pricey, unpleasant journey. Read More »

Hard Core Drinking Drivers

Hard core drinking drivers have drawn extra attention in recent years as policymakers try to renew progress against alcohol-impaired driving and the deaths and injuries it causes. Read More »

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Despite recent reductions in fatalities, impaired driving remains one of America's deadliest social problems. In 2004, nearly 13,000 drivers or motorcycle operators died in crashes with a BAC level of .08 or above- the illegal limit in all states. Read More »

DUI/DWI Laws As Of November 2005

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have per se laws defining it as a crime to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above a proscribed level, 0.08 percent. Read More »

States Cracking Down on Drunken Drivers as Deadly Holidays Approach

While it is the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be one of the deadliest times on our nation's roadways. To combat this, a new, informal survey from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that at least 40 states, two territories and the District of Columbia are planning special, stepped-up enforcement efforts to protect the public from drunken drivers during the upcoming holiday season. In the remaining states, drunken-driving enforcement will be a part of the everyday work of state and local troopers. Read More »

Sobriety Checkpoints

In some communities patrols of officers with special training do a good job of apprehending drivers who are impaired by alcohol. Read More »

Senator Maziarz, Assemblymember Hoyt Champion Legislation to Hold Adults Accountable for Providing Alcohol to Minors

ALBANY, N.Y., — Senator George Maziarz (R-C, North Tonawanda), and Assemblymember Sam Hoyt (D-Buffalo, Grand Island) announced new legislation today (S 3211/A 6200) that will help fight the battle to stop underage drinking by holding adults responsible for illegally supplying alcohol to minors. The legislation creates additional penalties for providing alcohol to persons under the legal drinking age by suspending ... Read More »

Auto Club August is the Most Dangerous Month for Drinking And Driving; Costs of DUI Arrest at an All-Time High

More people are killed and injured in alcohol-related collisions in California during August than in any other month, according to an analysis by the Automobile Club of Southern California. The analysis looks at a five-year period from 1999-2003. During that time, 618 persons were killed and 13,853 were injured statewide in alcohol-related collisions in August, for a total of 14,471. ... Read More »