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Hangover Free Alcohol on the Horizon

Alcohol that makes you feel drunk without a hangover may be available within five years. Today’s generation has become more health conscious than generations before, causing a decline in alcohol sales in many countries. Therefore, the market for a healthier alcohol alternative is on the rise. This market interest in a healthier alcohol alternative has caught the attention of Scientist David Nutt. Nutt is a professor from England, famous for his research on how psychedelics affect the brain.  His latest ... Read More »

“Drive high, get a DUI”: Missouri launches first 420 drugged-driving enforcement campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Mo — The number of people driving under the influence of drugs has increased over the years, so much that law enforcement is directing its attention to the specific threat this weekend. Saturday is April 20th or 4/20. MoDOT says it is a day known for cannabis enthusiasts to smoke marijuana. But law enforcement is trying to make sure that drivers who have been doing drugs, don’t drive. Sgt. Jason Pace with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is ... Read More »

Man accused of DUI with 3 children in passenger seat crashes into patrol car, flees scene

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) — A Gainesville man accused of Driving Under the Influence with 3 children in the passenger seat was arrested Sunday after he hit an Alachua County Sheriff’s patrol car and fled the scene, an arrest report says. ACSO deputies charged 50-year-old Tony Johnson with 3 counts of DUI, leaving the scene of a crash resulting in damage, driving without a registered license plate or vehicle and driving without a valid driver’s license. Johnson was approaching a red light ... Read More »

‘Trivago’ actor arrested, charged with DWI, Houston police say

HOUSTON — A Houston actor has been arrested after he was allegedly found asleep at the wheel, police say. On Tuesday, around 3:15 p.m., Tim Williams, 52, was found stopped in a moving lane of traffic with his foot on the brake. He has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Court documents also showed a mental health assessment has been requested. Read More »

Shawnee Heights superintendent arrested on suspicion of DUI

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) – The Shawnee Heights USD 450 superintendent was arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of driving under influence of alcohol or drugs. Martin Stessman was booked into the Jefferson County Jail around 10:30 pm and was released by 11:45 pm after posting $1,000 bond. The Kansas Highway Patrol made the arrest. According to KHP, someone called 911 reporting a reckless driver on I-70 and Rice Road. The caller followed the vehicle north on K-4 to Highway 24 ... Read More »

Greyhound bus driver arrested for DUI after crash on Highway 99

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A group of Greyhound passengers had their trip cut short Sunday morning after their bus crashed on the freeway. California Highway Patrol says the driver, 28-year-old Ashton Castillo, was on drugs when he attempted to merge onto the 180 eastbound from the 99 south. “As the bus was taking the transition road, the transition road curves to the left. The bus veered off the right side went up the embankment and veered to the left across ... Read More »

Drunk Without Drinking?

A man in Maine was arrested and charged in August of 2016 with operating under the influence after police found him with a blood alcohol level nearly four times over the legal limit. There was just one catch: he said that he hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol in months. While this seems far-fetched, there is a medical explanation for being intoxicated without actually drinking alcohol. This medical explanation, called auto brewery syndrome, actually does affect a rare, small group ... Read More »

GOP marks St. Patrick’s Day by doctoring ‘noted Irishman’ Beto O’Rourke’s old DUI mug shot

Presumably, this tweet from the Republican Party’s official Twitter account is trying to make the point that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is Irish-American and was arrested two decades ago for driving under the influence of alcohol, for anyone who paid no attention to O’Rourke’s high-profile, ultimately unsuccessful run for Senate last year. And maybe the people who wrote and approved this tweet aren’t aware that Irish-American’s aren’t typically thrilled with the stereotype that the Irish are drunks or … ... Read More »

Longmont middle school teacher arrested, accused of hit-and-run, DUI during school hours

LONGMONT, Colo. — An Altona Middle School teacher was arrested by Longmont police on Thursday following a suspected hit-and-run crash. The police report alleges that Jessica Lynn Brady, 32, was possibly under the influence of alcohol when she fled the scene of a crash while going from her home to Altona Middle School. The alleged incident occurred at about 11:36 a.m. on Thursday. Brady was arrested in the school’s parking lot. According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, Brady admitted she ... Read More »