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President Declares December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holiday season has become notorious for being one of the most dangerous times of the year on public roads and highways. In addition to the increase in traffic and congestion, this time of year also sees a significant spike in alcohol-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. In an effort to raise awareness and put an end to the cycle, lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level – and the President of the United States himself – have banded together ... Read More »

Dash cam video shows DUI suspect fire at Pa. officer at point blank range

MANCHESTER TWP., Pa. (WPVI) — The Northern York County Regional Police Department has released dash cam footage of a suspect firing at an officer at point blank range. Authorities identify the suspect as Trev Bowies Jackson. They say Jackson has a wounded left hand and the hand may still be bandaged. The incident occurred on Sunday, November 22 in the parking lot of the Crossroads Shopping Center in Manchester Township. Police say Officer Lynn Anderson pulled over Jackson for suspected ... Read More »

The Problem with Young Prosecutors

Certainly not true for all, but true for many is the issue of hiring young graduates fresh out of law school to be prosecutors. In the old days, one had to apprentice under a lawyer for a few years to learn the ropes before a full bar license was given. Not anymore. Anyone that has a law degree from an accredited law school and that can pass the bar exam becomes a licensed attorney. Sure, everyone needs to start somewhere, ... Read More »

Two States Considering Lowering the National Drinking Age

In a recent Inquisitr article, Scott Falkner discusses two states that are considering lowering the legal drinking age from 21years of age to 18 years of age. Minnesota and California are considering the change because of the litigation of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) in the United States Supreme Court. Before jumping into the reasons Minnesota and California may lower the legal drinking age, a brief recap of why the legal drinking age was raised from 18 to to ... Read More »

‘NCIS’ Star Michael Weatherly — Busted For DUI

“NCIS” star Michael Weatherly ended up on the other side of the law when LAPD busted him for DUI. Law enforcement sources tell us Weatherly was stopped for speeding earlier this month around 1 AM in Hollywood. We’re told officers suspected he’d been drinking and after running tests, determined his BAC was well above the legal limit. Weatherly spent nearly 15 hours behind bars. Read More »

DUI charges filed in fiery wrong-way crash on I-295 in West Deptford, N.J.

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (WPVI) — Authorities have filed DUI charges against a Delaware County woman they say caused a fiery head-on crash early Monday on I-295 in West Deptford. Police say 26-year-old Eileen Dougherty of Boothwyn, Pa. was driving her Toyota Prius northbound on I-295 South when she slammed head-on into the Ford pickup truck driven by Mark Rohrbach of New Jersey. It happened at 4:30 a.m. Monday near exit 20 for Thorofare. Read More »

J.T. BARRETT ARREST VIDEO ‘I’M THE QB OF OHIO STATE’ ‘There’s Nothing You Can Do?’

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett tried to go the Reese Witherspoon route during his drunk driving arrest — asking the officer for special treatment because, “I’m the quarterback of Ohio State!” TMZ Sports obtained the dash cam footage from the October 31 incident — in which you can clearly see Barrett’s SUV pull out of a line for an upcoming DUI checkpoint … catching the attention of an officer who pulled him over. During the stop, the officer says he could ... Read More »

Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after deadly crash in Bear, Delaware

Sunday, November 08, 2015 12:25PM BEAR, Del. (WPVI) — A Wilmington, Delaware man has been charged with DUI and vehicular homicide after a crash that killed a 69-year-old woman and left a 76-year-old man critically injured. It happened at 10:22 p.m. Saturday on westbound Route 40 at the on-ramp to Route 1 in Bear. Delaware State Police say a 2005 Ford Expedition, driven by 30-year-old Cristobal Guzman-Martinez of Wilmington, ran a red light and hit a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Alhambra DUI Crash That Injured More Than a Dozen People

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in state prison for a drunken collision that injured multiple people looking at holiday lights in Alhambra. Ismael Soto had previously entered a no contest plea in connection with Dec. 14, 2014, crash. He was speeding and had a blood-alcohol content at least 2 1/2 times the legal limit, he admitted. Soto was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck into multiple parked cars, which in turn struck bystanders ... Read More »