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What counts as a drink, anyway?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has established guidelines for “low risk” drinking that can be helpful in understanding how much is too much.  This guide is intended to be [...]

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Washington Traffic Cops Want Blood – Legally, Of Course

Washington State is pretty serious about fighting drunk driving and has some good laws on the books, including a law which requires all DUI offenders to use ignition interlocks.  But some [...]

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Drunk Driver Stalls on Railroad Tracks

File this under “It Could Have Been Worse.” A Chicago man named Esteban Garcia-Ortiz got his Nissan sedan stuck on a railroad track in Riverside, Illinois.  Police gave him a roadside sobriety [...]

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Kansas Builds Memorial to DUI Victims. Help Them Do More.

The first Kansas memorial to DUI victims was unveiled recently in Ellsworth County. It’s a sign with the words “Lost to DUI” and the names of two high school sweethearts, Kyle Thornburg, and [...]

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When Asked What Day it Was, DUI Driver Missed by a Month

Driving a car involves some skill, some experience, some attention and also a bit of judgement. But it also requires some trust. You need to watch out for the other drivers on the road, but [...]

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Alleged Drunk Driver Enters 7-Eleven In Inconvenient Manner

Your Hump-day recess: Okay, you win, it’s a drive-through! Convenience stores see more than their share of drunks since they’re a ready source of alcohol at all hours. They also see [...]