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Blaming The Beer-Battered Fish You Ate Before Driving Will Not Make A Failed Sobriety Test Disappear

The thing about eating food that’s been cooked in booze, is that it’s been cooked. And because you usually cook with heat, any alcohol that started out in that liquid is that still remains by the time you eat it is not enough to make you drunk. But basic science didn’t keep one Wisconsin driver from brewing up a boozy food excuse for failing a field sobriety. [More]

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Woman Pulled Over For Drunk Driving Admits She Was Trying To Find Pizza Online

We as a society are trying so hard to fight distracted driving by warning about the dangers of using your phone while you’re behind the wheel — but it seems we have to expand the message from “Don’t text/use social media/email” while driving to also include, “Don’t try to order pizza online while you maneuver a huge hunk of metal through the world.” And don’t drink and drive on top of that (or at all). [More]

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Feds Pushing States To Lower The Drunk Driving Threshold To 0.05 BAC

Having a glass of wine with dinner and thinking about driving? That might be a bit more of a gamble in the future, as the National Transportation Safety Board is lobbying states to reduce their thresholds for drunk driving from the national standard of 0.08 blood alcohol concentration to 0.05. [More]

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Man Finds Out You Can Be Arrested For Driving A Beer Cooler While Drunk

Despite the fact that most people will think of cars when hearing the phrase “drunk driving,” the term is really filled with infinite possibilities. For example, you can’t drive a motorized beer scooter while under the influence, at least not in Australia. [More]

Drunk Driver Must Really Hate Taco Bell, Rams Truck Into Building 3 Times

Drunk Driver Must Really Hate Taco Bell, Rams Truck Into Building 3 Times

An intoxicated 19-year-old in Georgia didn’t learn his lesson when his pickup truck collided with the side of a Taco Bell restaurant. No, it took two additional bumps against the building (and a police officer with a drawn weapon) to get him to stop acting like a drunk buffoon. [More]

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That’s Great That You’re The Designated Driver — Now Why Are You Taking Shots?

Listen, we think it’s fantastic, like totally selfless and wonderful of you, to volunteer to be the designated driver. But the thing is, now that you’ve been, well, designated, as it were, there’s something you should know: You aren’t supposed to be drunk while shouldering that responsibility. It kinda defeats the whole purpose. [More]

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NTSB Pushing To Lower Drunken Driving Blood-Alcohol Content Threshold To 0.05

Right now around the country, if you’re in any of the 50 states and have a legal blood-alcohol content level of 0.08% or above, and you’re driving, you’re considered drunk and can be arrested and perhaps prosecuted for doing so. The National Transportation Safety Board thinks that threshold is too high, and has voted to recommend to states that they lower the BAC level to 0.05. [More]

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Perhaps The Only Good Thing About Expensive Gas Is The Decrease In Teens Driving Drunk

Trying to think of any reason paying more at the pump is a good thing would stump the average consumer (thinner wallets after paying with cash?), but one and possibly the only good side effect of pricey gas is that it could be keeping drunk teens from driving. After all, high school jobs and allowances can only stretch so far. [More]

That Voice Telling You Not To Drink & Drive Is Coming From Inside The Urinal

That Voice Telling You Not To Drink & Drive Is Coming From Inside The Urinal

No, you’re not hearing things in the men’s bathroom. Something is speaking to you, reminding you that if you’re sauced in the state of Michigan, you should definitely call a cab or a friend instead of taking to the road. Some counties in the state are trying use talking urinal-deodorizer cakes to keep drunk drivers off the road. [More]

Michigan Bars Using Coasters With QR Codes To Help Drunk People FInd A Ride Home

Michigan Bars Using Coasters With QR Codes To Help Drunk People FInd A Ride Home

There will be lots of green beer going down (and unfortunately coming back up) the throats of drinkers around the country this weekend. But a new initiative in Michigan is hoping to keep drunk bar-goers from getting behind the wheel by giving them a way to find the number for a nearby taxi service. [More]

Would You Want A Valet To Tell You You're Too Drunk To Drive?

Consumers pay valets for a certain service: Taking charge of a vehicle, parking it until it’s needed, and returning it to the owner undamaged. But one Boston politician says valets should be responsible for another valuable service — preventing drunk drivers from hitting the road. [More]

Study: Driving While Stoned Is Very Dangerous, But Not As Risky As Drunk Driving

You might have a friend — or you might even be that person — who swears that they actually drive better after smoking a bit of marijuana (I believe the kids call it “reefer”); that it clears their head and helps them focus. But a new study confirms what many people had probably already guessed: that smoking pot and driving isn’t exactly a good idea. [More]

Lessons Learned From A DUI

Lessons Learned From A DUI

Although those who are pulled over for driving drunk seldom realize it at the time, they’re incredibly lucky. A fine along with a possible license suspension and jail time are preferable to suffering a car wreck or being charged with aggravated assault or worse for crashing into an innocent victim. [More]

Could Bad Economy Be Responsible For Drop In Drunk Driving?

Could Bad Economy Be Responsible For Drop In Drunk Driving?

To be able to terrorize the roads as a drunk driver, you need to be able to afford both a vehicle and booze, and those things aren’t so easy to come by when jobs are so scarce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a survey finds that impaired driving is down 30 percent since the boom times of 2006. [More]

US Airways Denied New Mexico Liquor License

US Airways Denied New Mexico Liquor License

Sorry alcoholics, US Airways is now banned from serving alcohol on all flights to and from New Mexico. The state Regulation and Licensing Department had already denied the airline a temporary liquor license in June after US Airways served alcohol to a passenger who later crashed his car, killing a family of five. The Licensing Department yesterday rejected the airline’s permanent application, claiming that it:

…cannot reasonably find that approval of application will protect the public health and safety or that it is in the public interest.