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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 »

California Office of Traffic Safety Launches Impaired Driving Campaign

The California Office of Traffic Safety is committed to making Golden State roadways safer places, and a large part of that commitment involves focusing on drug and alcohol-related auto accidents. Because drunk and drugged driving causes thousands of accidents, injuries, and deaths throughout the state each year, the OTS goes to great lengths to support law enforcement and their efforts to crack down on DUI. As part of their most recent campaign, the California Office of Traffic Safety has teamed ... Read More »

A Marijuana Breath Testing Device?

Breath testing devices are commonly used by police officers in their pursuit to enforce Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI/OUI, etc.) laws across the nation. These devices not only detect the presence of ethanol, but also attempt to quantify the amount of alcohol in one’s blood. Every state has adopted a per se limit of .08 percent of alcohol in the person’s blood. This means that if a person has a blood alcohol level (breath tests are also commonly used to ... Read More »

Lander soccer player charged with felony DUI in deadly crash, troopers say

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. —A 22-year-old woman has been charged with felony DUI after a passenger in her car died in a crash, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Troopers said Courtney Hagedorn was eastbound on Interstate 26 at 6:54 p.m. Sunday when she drove into the back of a tractor-trailer. Lander University officials say Hagedorn is a junior at the school and a member of the women’s soccer team. Read More »

Alleged DUI Driver Arrested After Car Goes Airborne, Crashes, Sparks Fire at Rolling Hills Estates Construction Site

A 21-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a Ford Mustang went airborne and crashed into an under-construction building in Rolling Hills Estates early Sunday, igniting a blaze that severely damaged the structure, authorities said. Three people were injured in the fiery collision, which occurred around 3:25 a.m. near the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Indian Peak Road. The newer-version Mustang was headed down Hawthorne when it went airborne over a block wall, through a construction site parking ... Read More »

‘Affluenza’ DUI Case: Never-Before-Seen Deposition Tapes Reveal New Details of Fatal Crash, Teen’s Upbringing

Never-before-seen deposition tapes reveal new details of how Texas teen Ethan Couch and his parents viewed his privileged upbringing that became the core of his defense in the so-called “Affluenza” DUI case. The deposition tapes, which were obtained by ABC News, are from a 2013 civil suit brought against Couch, his parents Tonya and Fred Couch, and the family’s multimillion-dollar sheet metal company Cleburne Sheet Metal after the teenager killed four people and paralyzed another in a fatal DUI car ... Read More »

Khloé Kardashian’s Friend Malika Haqq Makes a Public Apology After Being Arrested for DUI

Malika Haqq, best friend of Khloé Kardashian and current star ofKeeping Up with the Kardashiansspinoff Dash Dolls, tweeted a public apology Saturday following her DUI arrest earlier this week. “My bruises don’t meet my shame. Learn from the error in my ways,” Haqq, 32, wrote in a note attached to a blank Tweet. “Save others, save yourself.” Read More »

College Students and Substance Abuse

Survey Suggests College Students have a High Risk of Substance Abuse A recent survey suggests that college students are less likely than those not attending college to be warned by healthcare professionals of the risks and dangers of abusing drugs or alcohol. This survey is extremely troubling because current college enrollees are “binge drinking” or drinking to an extreme in a short period of time. The results of the survey raise the question- why are these young students in college ... Read More »