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Don’t Do “Dewshine”

A tragically dangerous new concoction is being consumed by Tennesseans (and likely others) that can potentially lead to death. According to a recent USA Today article, there only four current cases (all originating out of Robertson County, Tennessee) involving teens consuming a newly created “death cocktail” as described by Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. The name given to this new poisonous cocktail is “Dewshine.” As the article details, “Dewshine” is a mixture of the well-known soft ... Read More »

Former Longhorn Vince Young apologizes after DWI arrest

9 p.m. update: In a statement published Monday evening in his Facebook account, former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young apologized to the people who look up to him and his employers for his driving while intoxicated arrest Sunday night. “Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I would like my friends, family and fans to know that I do not condone drinking and driving in any way whatsoever,” Young said in the statement. “I am very disappointed in ... Read More »

Teen charged with DUI in crash that killed passenger in his car

A Northwest Side man has been charged with DUI in a Norwood Park crash that killed a passenger in his car, according to Chicago police. Mishel Lame, 19, was driving a BMW coupe around 7:30 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended another car in the 5100 block of North Nagle Avenue, police said in a statement. The car was pushed into other cars, and the BMW also hit a tree, police said.  A passenger in the BMW, Marion Mario Tahiraj, 20, was taken ... Read More »

Federal Officials Name Impaired Driving Among Top 10 Safety Concerns for 2016

Federal officials at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have recently released the annual Most Wanted List, which details some of the most pressing safety concerns across all forms of transportation. Among the Top 10 safety issues ranked by officials, impaired driving was listed as a prominent concern. According to the NTSB, the risks of impaired driving are well-known. Many high visibility campaigns over the past decade have also helped convey how serious the problem is in America. According to ... Read More »

Man crashes truck into 2 vehicles, faces DUI charges

BELLEVUE, Neb. —Bellevue police arrested a 34-year-old Bellevue man on suspicion of DUI Monday morning. Police say he could face other charges as well. According to police, the man was driving a Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Police believe he was under the influence. Police say the man failed to make a curve onto 35th Street from Leawood Drive and lost control. The man then hit a trash can, a recycling container and a mailbox before crossing over a lawn, police ... Read More »

Miss Washington USA Stormy Keffeler Resigns Over DUI Conviction

Stormy Keffeler, 23, pleaded guilty to DUI in September and spent two days in jail last month, according to court documents. The Seattle Times reported police stopped Keffeler in April as she drove a car with two flat tires. Keffeler broke pageant rules by not disclosing the incident on her paperwork before entering Miss Washington USA nor after she won the 2016 crown in October, co-executive producer Maureen Francisco told NBC News. Read More »

Do I have to do Field Sobriety tests in Hawaii?

In Hawaii do I have to do the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests? This article will focus on Hawaii law as it stands now with regard to Roadside Field Sobriety Tests. In order to answer this question, you must understand what the tests are, what they are not and how they are used in Hawaii. Field Sobriety Tests or “FSTs” are a series of roadside coordination tests. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, they were tested for efficacy and three ... Read More »

Remember the Naples DUI bikini grandma? Busted again.

The North Naples grandmother who was arrested on a DUI charge wearing a bikini in April has been arrested again. Deputies arrested the 50-year-old Patricia Ebel on a charge of violating the probation for that DUI, according to a Collier County sheriff’s arrest report. Ebel had a blood-alcohol level of .177, more than double the legal limit of .08, when her probation officer tested her 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. A jail breath test registered her level at .122 and .120. Read More »