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Should Passengers be Held Responsible for Drunk Drivers?

  Thomas Gallagher has a long history of alcohol-related offenses and, sadly, it is not surprising that he was drunk when he caused the car crash that killed Meredith Demko earlier this month in West Lampeter, PA. What is noteworthy is that the people in his car knew he was in no shape to drive. In […]

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Ridesharing Apps: The Cure for Drunk Driving?

Reporters with the Washington Post recently took a look at DUI stats in a handful of cities where ridesharing apps, such Uber and Lyft, are in place. What they discovered has some prominent groups taking notice. The analysis, published on the Post’s WonkBlog, took a look at DUI arrest rates in a handful of cities where ridesharing […]

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Sobering Up looks at 2013's best anti-drunk driving tactics

The 6 Most Innovative Anti-Drunk Driving Tactics of 2013

As 2013 winds to a close, we’re looking back at some of the year’s most unique approaches to addressing impaired driving. Running the spectrum from serious to off-the-wall creative, these campaigns and tactics made us take notice: 1. YouTube DUI confession. In September, Matthew Cordle posted an online video to confess to causing a drunk driving […]

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Happy Birthday! Montana’s 24/7 Sobriety Program Turns 1

Drinking and driving has been a chronic—and deadly—problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Forbes magazine reported that Montana was ranked as the deadliest state in the nation when it came to per capita DUI-related traffic fatalities. Law and policy makers responded with a list of changes to the Montana legal code, all aimed […]

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Veterans Treatment Courts Get New Advocate

Last week the National Association of Drug Court Professionals announced the addition of former U.S. Marine Officer Kenneth Gardner to the Justice for Vets team. Gardner will work as part of the Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative (VTCPI) and the Veterans Mentor Court Project. Gardner, who deployed multiple times in his military career in support […]

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NHTSA Report: 70% of drunk drivers in fatal accidents are twice the legal limit

According to 2010 alcohol-related traffic fatality data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 70% of deaths in crashes involving drunk drivers involved a driver with a BAC of 0.15 or higher. The legal limit in all 50 U.S. states is 0.08 BAC. In an article in Business Week, NHTSA head David […]

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Making a Difference: York, PA Closing the Supervision Gap for Repeat Drunk Drivers

According to officials in York County, Pennsylvania, in any given year, 125 drunk drivers are responsible for 600 DUI arrests. That statistic does a good job of illustrating what we know about the Hardcore Drunk Driver: That they’re dangerous, and that they are struggling with alcohol dependence and addiction. Both the York Daily Record and […]

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Dealing With Drunk Drivers: Balancing Cost and Safety

The National Association of Counties County News published an article this week that looks at the issue of balancing cost and safety when it comes to managing drunk drivers. This was a prominent topic at this week’s NACO conference in Pittsburgh. Drunk drivers are often centerstage in the jail overcrowding debate. Most jurisdictions define them […]

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In Kansas, Refuse a DUI Test and You Could End Up in Jail

Despite the fact that all 50 states have implied consent laws, which dole out punishment for refusal to take a sobriety test, refusals are still common practice in many states, and it’s letting repeat drunk drivers who are well versed in their state laws walk away from DUI convictions. Implied consent laws apply penalties to […]

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