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DUI arrests down as ride-sharing apps enter Philly market

What he found is that there’s a correlation between ride-sharing services coming on the market and a reduction in DUI arrests, particularly for the under-30 demographic that uses them the most: After all ride sharing services were in effect (April 2013 through the end of 2013), the average number of DUIs per month dropped across the board by 11%, with those under 30 being mostly responsible for the drop: Overall: 1121.9 (11.1% decrease) Under 30: 450.9 (18.5% decrease) Over 30: ... Read More »

State’s DUI laws can make convictions difficult

Charleston, SC – South Carolina has one of the worst records for DUI deaths, but it’s not always easy to convict drunk drivers in court. The issue resurfaced recently when Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said the difficulty of getting a DUI conviction in South Carolina was one of the reasons an officer charged an apparently intoxicated woman sitting behind the wheel of car outside a downtown hotel with disorderly conduct instead of drunk driving. Read More »

Law enforcement hold boating DUI awareness event

PROVO — Local law enforcement, Utah State Park Rangers and the Utah Highway Safety Office launched a new safety message at the start of one of the busiest boating seasons of the year — and one of the deadliest holidays. Boaters and other recreation enthusiasts will find a unique message wrapped across boat docks at various state parks — “If You Can Drive it, You Can Get a DUI.” Read More »

Disney’s Lab Rats Star Billy Unger Arrested for DUI

Disney star Billy Unger has been arrested after driving under the influence in Malibu, a law enforcement source tells PEOPLE. Unger, 18, was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway late Friday night when police pulled him over for speeding, taking him to jail after they discovered the underage actor had been drinking, according to TMZ. He has since been released, the site reports. Read More »