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Probation Sentence in Texas Teen’s Fatal DWI Wreck Stirs Ire

A North Texas teen from an affluent family was sentenced to probation this week after he killed four pedestrians when he lost control of his speeding pickup truck while driving drunk, a punishment that outraged the victims’ families and left …

Tough New DWI Laws Take Effect in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Nov. 1 that individuals who drive drunk with a conditional license will now face a felony, which is the same penalty for those who drive drunk with a revoked license. Previously, driving drunk …

Indiana Motorcycle, Alcohol-Related Deaths Up

Researchers say Indiana roads were more deadly last year for motorcyclists and for people driving after drinking. The report by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute’s Center for Criminal Justice Research found a 28 percent increase in motorcycle fatalities in …

New York Troopers Issue 33,000 Tickets Through Holidays

New York State Police say they issued more than 33,000 traffic tickets and arrested 538 people for driving while intoxicated statewide in a campaign that began Dec. 14 and continued through the holidays until Jan. 1.Part of a national campaign, …

Dallas Cowboys Player Death Raises Question of Safety Net

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Demarcus Dobbs walked away from a one-vehicle accident on his 25th birthday last month and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Less than two weeks later, with the NFL rocked by the car crash …

Dallas Cowboy Charged After Player Dies in Auto Accident

Police charged Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 8 …

Texas Deputy Police Chief Wants Permanent DWI Checkpoints

A deputy police chief in South Texas has asked legislators to consider setting up permanent DWI checkpoints to save lives. San Antonio police Deputy Chief Anthony Trevino appeared in Austin before the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. The San Antonio …

Wisconsin Woman Cited for Three DWI Crashes in Three Hours

A Verona, Wis., woman has been cited for drunken driving after the 21-year-old allegedly caused three crashes in less than three hours. Authorities say the woman acknowledged being responsible for all three collisions in Dane and Green Counties. She was …

North Dakota Man with 14 DUIs Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

A West Fargo, N.D., man has pleaded guilty to his 14th drunken driving charge and been sent to prison. Sixty-year-old Kevin Tegtmeier was sentenced to four years behind bars, a year less than the maximum possible term requested by prosecutors. …

‘DUI Hotel’ in Allegheny County, Penn., Offers Offenders 2nd Choice

Nearly 30 years after state legislators imposed stricter punishments for drunken drivers, an Allegheny County program allows them to serve mandatory jail terms in a hotel. The county’s DUI Alternative Jail Program, known to some as “DUI Hotel,” is a …