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Texas Balloon Pilot Previously Had DWI Arrest in Missouri

The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas and killed all 16 people aboard was arrested in Missouri in 2000 for driving while intoxicated, and the Better Business Bureau warned consumers about doing business with the balloon …

New York Vehicular Homicide 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 …

Suburban Philadelphia County Shutting Down DUI Court Over Heavy Caseload

Court officials are shutting down a special court for drunken driving cases in the Philadelphia suburbs because it’s been too busy. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Sept. 23 that Montgomery County is ending the two-year pilot program because drunken-driving is …

N.Y. Sen. Schumer Pushes for High-Tech Solution to Drunk Driving

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says the nation should increase funds for the development of high-tech sensors that can disable a car’s ignition if its driver is drunk. The New York Democrat said on July 26 that he is supporting …

Rhode Island’s Attorney General Releases PSA on Dangers of Drunken Driving

Rhode Island’s attorney general has released a public service announcement on the dangers of drunken driving. Peter Kilmartin says the 30-second video focuses on young drivers, who are inexperienced and often don’t consider the consequences of driving while drunk. Kilmartin …

N.Y. Launches Statewide Multimedia Campaign Against Impaired Driving

New York is launching a statewide multimedia campaign to remind motorists of the deadly impacts of impaired driving. The campaign funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee will use billboards, radio, television and social media. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo …

Drunken Driving Crackdown Among New Maine Laws

A new Maine law that aims to crack down on people with multiple drunken driving violations is among several that kicked in last Friday, roughly three months after the Democratic-led Legislature wrapped up its short, combative session. The new law …

Family Of Woman Killed In 2012 Crash Sues Hawaii Bar

The family of a woman who died in a crash with a man suspected of driving while intoxicated is suing a Kaneohe bar, claiming the establishment improperly served him alcohol. The crash on June 30, 2012, killed Rene Nihipali of …

N.Y. Senate OKs Bill Mandating Alcohol Tests After Bad Car Crashes

New York State senators have voted to require blood-alcohol tests of all drivers following serious accidents. The Senate passed the legislation on Monday. It would mandate that police test the alcohol levels of all drivers following accidents in which someone …

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 …