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Drinking calculator from the National Institute of Health.

How strong is that drink? Calculator helps figure

WASHINGTON (AP) — How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how it’s made, it could contain as much alcohol as two glasses of wine. The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the […]

07/03/2014

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LA DUI crackdown yields more arrests than last year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Since Dec. 13, law enforcement officers in 100 Los Angeles County jurisdictions have made 1,520 drunken or drugged driving arrests as of Christmas Day, up from 1,425 during the same time […]

12/26/2013

Professional test driver Dave McMillan demonstrates the dashboard warning signal in a Buick Lacrosse at an automobile test area in Oxon Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Government speeds research on car safety systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk or aren’t buckled properly. Officials also said Thursday that they expect […]

11/14/2013

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, center, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator (NHTSA) David Strickland, left. stand with students wearing crossing guard belts during a news conference outside the Transportation Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Drunk walking leads to pedestrian fatalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as drinking and driving can be deadly, so can drinking and walking. Over a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving, […]

08/05/2013

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Holiday enforcement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend, on the lookout for motorists driving while impaired or otherwise violating traffic laws, beginning tonight. The California […]

07/03/2013

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Drunk ASU student left at hospital with Post-it

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona State University student who passed out from drinking tequila was left in wheelchair in a hospital lobby with a Post-it note to tell doctors that he took part in […]

05/14/2013

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Tougher drunken driving threshold weighed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators were weighing a recommendation Tuesday that states reduce their threshold for drunken driving from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05, a standard that has been shown to […]

05/14/2013

Pilot in cockpit of jet

American Eagle pilot arrested at Minn. airport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Airport police arrested an American Eagle pilot Friday after he failed a blood-alcohol breath test as he prepared to fly from Minneapolis-St. Paul to New York City, authorities said.

01/04/2013

An ignition interlock device by Smart Start. (Photo credit: SmartStartInc.com)

NTSB: Use ignition locks for all drunken drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Every state should require convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for alcohol, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

12/11/2012

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