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6 Southeast States Participating in DUI Campaign

Law enforcement officials in six Southeast states launched their 23rd annual “Hands Across the Border” campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence. Sunday, August 24, was the official start of the six-day campaign, which includes law enforcement agencies …

Oregon Family of DUI Victim Settles with Driver, Restaurants

A settlement agreement in a Lane County, Ore. drunk driving lawsuit appears to award slightly more than $180,000 to the victim’s heirs. The Register-Guard reported the mother and two children of a Cottage Grove woman killed by a drunken driver …

Delaware Launching Annual Sobriety Checkpoint Campaign This Weekend

Delaware authorities are holding the state’s first sobriety checkpoint for drivers this weekend. The first checkpoint for the 14th annual checkpoint campaign is scheduled for Friday, the Fourth of July, in Newport. Last year, police say alcohol was involved in …

New Hampshire Weighs Limited License for First-Time Drunk Drivers

New Hampshire House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative deal this week on legislation allowing a limited driver’s license for first-time drunken drivers to go to work, medical treatment, school or other locations approved by a New Hampshire judge. The …

Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Stadium Beer Vendor Revived

The family of a girl fatally struck by a drunken driver will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the vendor at Indianapolis Colts games that sold beer to the driver, an Indiana appeals court ruled. The court ruled …

New South Carolina Law Requires Ignition Locks in More DUI Cases

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as signed into law a bill requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won’t let their vehicles start if the drivers have been drinking. The governor enacted what …

Family of Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen to Pay Only Fraction of Rehab Fee

The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified. Ethan Couch’s parents will be charged $1,170 a month …

Judge Rules Again: No Jail for Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen in Fatal Car Wreck

A judge has ordered a Texas teenager who was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents. Judge Jean Boyd on Feb. 5 again …

Family Sues Alaska Bar After Woman’s Death

The family of an Anchorage, Alaska woman who was killed in a traffic collision has filed a lawsuit against the bar where authorities say the driver charged in the death acknowledged drinking heavily before the crash. The lawsuit accuses Chilkoot …

Arizona DUIs Dropped In 2013

For the first time in a decade, the total number of DUIs in Arizona has dropped. That’s according to statistics from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, which coordinates a statewide task force targeting drunk drivers. Officers participating in the …