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Drugged Driving Increases While Drunk Driving Decreases

The nation’s decades-long campaign to combat drunk driving continues to make our roads safer, but use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent on the highways, creating new safety questions, according to two studies released by the Department of …

Colorado Legislators Weigh Harsher Punishment For Repeat DUIs

Repeat DUI offenders in Colorado will face tougher penalties under a bill lawmakers are considering this year. Colorado is among five states where DUI offenders face only misdemeanor charges even after repeated convictions. Lawmakers want to change that so people …

Report: Tennessee DUI Arrests up in 2014

A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report says there were more Tennessee residents charged with driving under the influence in 2014 than 2013. The report, which must be submitted to lawmakers, says law enforcement agencies arrested 29,544 around the state for …

Super Bowl Spells 77% Rise in Alcohol-Related Vehicle Crashes in California

Super Bowl Sunday is among the most dangerous days to venture onto California roads as gatherings for the game at parties or restaurants prompt drivers to consume alcohol. More drinking-related crashes happen in California on the day of the National …

Safety Urged During Holiday Season in Virginia

Several groups, businesses and state leaders in Virginia are kicking off efforts to prevent drunken driving this holiday season. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Nationwide Insurance and AAA Mid-Atlantic were joined by Attorney General Mark Herring and Virginia State Police Superintendent …

Report: Wisconsin Judges Lenient in Sentencing Drunk Drivers

A Gannett Wisconsin Media review has found some chronic drunken drivers in Wisconsin spend little time behind bars on felony charges due to lenient sentencing. News-Herald Media reports there have been at least a dozen cases across the state where …

Wyoming Offers Drive Sober App

A new smartphone app gives people who have had too much to drink in Wyoming another way to find a ride home. The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving announced the launch of the Drive Sober Wyoming app this past week. …

Mississippi District Attorneys Create Coastal DUI Task Force

Mississippi Gulf Coast law enforcement officials and prosecutors say they’re increasing efforts to get drunken drivers off the roads to improve public safety. District Attorneys Tony Lawrence and Joel Smith announced the creation of a DUI task force last week …

Drunk Driving Cases at a 20-Year Low in Minnesota Last Year

The number of arrests and criminal convictions for drunken driving in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 20 years. Authorities credit changing attitudes about driving drunk and improved enforcement for the decline. About 25,700 people were arrested for …

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 …