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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 »

Flagstaff police get $40K for DUI enforcement

The Flagstaff Police Department has received a $40,000 DUI enforcement grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant will help FPD staff DUI task forces on days when DUI activity is highest in Flagstaff, such as holidays, NAU back-to-school weeks, homecoming, prom and graduation weekends. The grant will also help FPD pay for community education programs to inform Flagstaff residents about DUI laws and the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Police ... Read More »

Man Helps Others On Anniversary Of Fatal Columbus DUI Crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 22nd, 2013, a 3 am collision on I-670. Vincent Canzani was killed by Matthew Cordle who left the bar drunk and drove the wrong way. Cordle confessed to the accident with a video posted on YouTube through the non-profit “Because I Said I Would,” an organization about keeping promises. On the one year anniversary of Canzani’s death, “Because I Said I Would” founder Alex Sheen stood on a corner by his neighborhood bar and held a ... Read More »

A double standard for TV on DUI cases?

The question of how a local media outlet should best handle the arrest of one of its on-air employees on DUI [driving under the influence] charges was recently posed to me. It occurred on the “Miller and Brinson” show on KXNO radio. The show’s co-host, Ken Miller, asked me about the arrest of two local television news reporter/anchors from the same station in unrelated incidents on the same weekend. Read More »