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Indiana Man Must Pay $427K to Victims in 2017 Carriage Crash

A northeastern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash involving a horse-drawn carriage has been ordered to pay $427,000 in restitution to the crash victims. A Steuben County judge also sentenced 24-year-old Brady Duvendack of Fremont to 18 …

Police: 5 Hurt in Indiana Church Bus Crash; Driver Arrested, Charged with DWI

Authorities say an 82-year-old church bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated after five people were injured when a bus returning from a Chicago Bulls game went off the road in northwestern Indiana. Indiana State Police say the bus …

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 …