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Vehicles Most Likely to be Driven by Drunk Drivers

Most people are aware that the type of vehicle they drive, together with a number of other factors, including even the color of their vehicle, affect the cost of their automobile insurance. That is because insurance companies have studied which vehicles are more likely to be involved in an accident and adjust the rates accordingly. For instance, statistics have shown that red cars receive more speeding tickets than cars of a different color, and therefore the insurance rates for red ... Read More »

More U.S. Teens Driving While High

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News, U.S. News and World Report, Copyright © 2021 HealthDay) — America’s roads are notoriously unsafe on New Year’s Eve, and a new study shows that marijuana legalization could be making the situation even worse. Almost half of teenagers who regularly use pot admit they’ve gotten behind the wheel while stoned, a new study in JAMA Network Open reveals.  Read More. A DUI offense is not limited to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the ... Read More »

Father of victim in DUI crash killing 3 wants international fugitive caught

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Ten months after a crash that killed three of five friends from Weston, justice is on hold for the victims’ families because the 22-year-old man who was behind the wheel has fled the country. Miami Dade prosecutors now consider Luis Grateron a fugitive, and they have an arrest warrant prepared to charge him with three counts each of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter for the deaths of Shelley Rapp, 20, Daniela Hernandez, 21, and Diego Ortiz, 21. Read More »

Woman arrested on DUI manslaughter charge after Pinellas Park crash

PINELLAS PARK — A 27-year-old Tampa woman already on probation for driving under the influence faces a DUI manslaughter charge after crashing into another car early Tuesday, killing the driver and seriously injuring a passenger, police said. Kaylyn Louise Coston was driving west on Park Boulevard at a high rate of speed about 12:45 a.m. when another driver stopped at a stop sign on 64th Way tried to cross Park, pulling out in front of Coston’s 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, according ... Read More »

New Online License Reinstatement in Tennessee

There is good news for those attempting to have their Tennessee drivers license reinstated. Many Tennessee driver’s license holders attempting to reinstate their driver’s license after a suspension or revocation,  find the reinstatement not only expensive, but also time consuming and inconvenient.  The Tennessee Department of Safety has now come to the rescue. On December 2, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) announced new online services available for those with suspended or revoked driver licenses.  Although not available for all drivers, ... Read More »

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline gets no jail time after DUI guilty plea

Another Biden walks free. Joe Biden’s niece Caroline Biden pleaded guilty to DUI on Dec. 3 — and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records said. But the small print shows Biden, 33, won’t see a day behind bars after she negotiated a plea deal with the Montgomery County district attorney. Instead of jail, she got five-plus months of probation, with 20 days of rehab in January counted toward her sentence. The walk-free plea continues ... Read More »

Man Charged in DUI Crash That Killed 12-Year-Old Boy Riding Bike With His Father

A convicted bank robber was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for a DUI collision in Costa Mesa that killed a 12-year-old autistic boy who was riding his bike alongside his father. Richard David Lavalle of Long Beach was scheduled to be arraigned sometime Tuesday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana. He’s being held without bail. The collision happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday at Junipero Drive and Arlington Drive, according to police. Read More »

Which States Drink the Most? Surprise!!

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism released a report in April 2020 discussing the findings of a 2018 survey of per capita alcohol (ethanol) consumption in the United States. The proportion of ethanol used for each beverage type were 0.045 for beer, 0.129 for wine, and 0.411 for spirits.  (citation omitted) The report reveals consumption trends through 2018, including: Per capita consumption of ethanol from all alcoholic beverages combined in 2018 was 2.35 gallons, representing no change from ... Read More »

Berkeley teenager sentenced to prison after deadly DUI crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County judge sentenced a 19-year-old Inwood resident to 3 to 15 years incarceration and a $3,000 fine Friday in the 2019 New Year’s Eve death of an 18-year-old Musselman High School student. Nicholas James Shackleford, 19, had previously entered a guilty plea October 19th to the charge of driving under the influence resulting in death. Berkeley County Circuit Judge R. Steven Redding said Friday he had weighed the victim impact statements from family members and friends ... Read More »

Extreme DUIs

The question that should arise when dealing with “extreme DUIs” is, what is an extreme DUI?  Generally speaking, the term extreme DUI is a colloquialism referring to a case where the defendant charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant faces increased punishment due to a blood or breath alcohol level in excess of a certain amount; a blood alcohol level in combination with a controlled substance; or violating this law with multiple controlled substances in their bloodstream. The ... Read More »