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Drunk Driver Ignition Locks Offer ‘Significant’ Benefits, Savings: Study

Putting technology that prevents drunk drivers from starting a vehicle into every car and truck in the U.S. could save 59,000 lives and $343 million over 15 years, according to a University of Michigan study. U-M’s Injury Center and Transportation …

Parents Awarded $1.5M in Oklahoma Teen Drunk Driving Case

Parents of a 17-year-old Oklahoman who was killed in a traffic accident in 2012 have been awarded $1.5 million in a civil case settlement. The Oklahoman reports that Donna and Duane Kerns have settled with Woodshed Liquor Store, which sold …

North Carolina Legislators Approve Tougher Drunken-Driving Bills

North Carolina lawmakers want a tougher no-alcohol policy imposed upon more motorists permitted to drive again following an impaired-driving conviction. The House voted this week for a measure saying drivers who get their licenses restored can’t drive with any alcohol …

Man With Four Times BAC in Montana Crash Admits to 10th DUI

A man who caused a wreck in Billings, Mont. in December while driving with a blood alcohol concentration four times the legal limit has pleaded guilty to his 10th DUI. David South also pleaded guilty to felony criminal endangerment for the crash …

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 …