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Police Say Intoxicated Driver Hit 41 Cars in Rhode Island

Rhode Island police have arrested a man they say was driving under the influence when he struck more than 40 other vehicles. Police say 45-year-old Christopher Paolissi, of Foster, was “zig-zagging” his pickup truck when he struck 41 vehicles in …

Mass. SJC Says Police Can Make Drugged Driving Arrest Based on Observations

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that a state police officer was justified in arresting a suspect for driving under the influence of marijuana based on the officer’s observations of the driver’s demeanor, physical appearance and behavior. The case – …

Marijuana Use Suspected in Fatal Colorado Crash

The Colorado State Patrol says a woman killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana at the time. KMGH-TV reported that the crash occurred Monday afternoon near Genesee, west of Denver, …

Father of Man Hurt in GOP Train Crash in Virginia Sues Over Crossing

The father of a man injured when a trash truck he was riding in was struck by a train full of Republican lawmakers is suing over the crossing where the collision happened. Charlottesville TV stations WCAV and WVIR report Dennis …

Lawsuit Against Connecticut Bar Seeks More Than $50K in Damages After Fatal Crash

Relatives of a Waterbury, Conn., man who died in a car crash that also killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has filed a lawsuit against a Connecticut restaurant. A lawyer for the restaurant declined comment on the …

Study Says Uber Had No Impact on Some Crash Rates in Virginia

A recent study finds no evidence that ride-hailing app Uber reduced the number of serious car wrecks in Virginia. The research also found no change in the likelihood that a fatal crash involved alcohol. The College of William & Mary …

With Pot Shops Opening Soon, Massachusetts Warns About Driving High

In anticipation of the first recreational marijuana stores opening within Massachusetts in the coming weeks, state officials Wednesday stepped up warnings to motorists about the risks of driving while stoned. A new public education and enforcement campaign announced by Republican …

Missouri Lawmakers Eliminate Funding for Sobriety Checkpoints

Missouri lawmakers effectively eliminated funding for sobriety checkpoints for the fiscal year that begins in July, a move by a core group of critical conservative Republicans that officials say could hinder or end the manpower-intensive practice in some areas of …

Delaware Woman to Pay $241K in Crash that Destroyed Restaurant

A woman who was driving a car that crashed into a popular Dewey Beach restaurant, igniting a fire that burned the eatery down, has been ordered to pay $241,000 and serve two years of probation. Media outlets report that 37-year-old …

Lawmakers in Nevada Pushing Blood-Only Detection Of Marijuana DUIs

Weighing in on how Nevada should test people for stoned driving, lawmakers advanced a measure to eliminate urine samples as a viable measure for police to show a driver to be impaired by marijuana. Under the bipartisan proposal, law enforcement …