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  • Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed for DUI Breath Tests June 7, 2017
    Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have a “reasonable suspicion” that they are driving under the influence of alcohol. Currently, during a DUI checkpoint or DUI stops, Canadian police ask questions and engage drivers in a conversation to look for signs of impairment. If those signs exist, […]
    Alison Betts
  • Missouri lawmakers eliminate funding for DWI checkpoints May 31, 2017
    Last week Missouri’s legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk that could make sobriety checkpoints in Missouri a thing of the past. House Bill 4 reduces annual state funding for DWI checkpoints from $20 million down to $1. The bill’s supporters say the reduction is in response to both a tight state budget and […]
    Alison Betts
  • UK Sees Shift in Alcohol Crimes with Around-the-Clock Drinking May 17, 2017
    In 2005, the U.K. started allowing pubs to extend how late they can serve alcohol—including the possibility to serve 24 hours a day—and the country’s Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) says the change has led to an increase in alcohol-related crime during early morning hours. Calls to modernize alcohol service Prior to Britain’s updated licensing laws, […]
    Alison Betts
  • Uber faces steep fine for drunk driving complaints May 11, 2017
    For the past couple of years, Uber has touted data that suggests its ridesharing service reduces DUIs and drunk driving crashes in areas where Uber usage is high. In particular Uber has tapped into this claim by partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and marketing free rides on days known for heavy drinking, like […]
    Alison Betts
  • #CincodeDrinko, #DrinkodeMayo Trend on Social Media May 3, 2017
    Along with New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo has become one of the days of the year Americans most associate with drinking. A quick look at social media shows thousands of posts tagged with two of the holiday’s nicknames: Cinco de Drinko and Drinko de Mayo. But while many people are […]
    Alison Betts
  • WI Supreme Court Rules Against Drunk Drivers in Two Cases April 28, 2017
    Wisconsin has a reputation for leniency when it comes to drunk driving, but two recent decisions by the state’s highest court could make it easier to obtain evidence in drunk driving cases and prosecute impaired drivers. Warrantless blood draws OKed in some cases David Howes was unconscious and seriously injured after hitting a deer with his motorcycle in […]
    Alison Betts
  • “Place of Last Drink” Helps Identify DUI Hot Spots April 25, 2017
    An increasing number of counties and states have launched databases to track where DUI offenders downed their last drink before getting behind the wheel, and supporters say the information is helping communities reduce drunk driving. During an arrest or crash investigation, officers try to identify where a suspected drunk driver was served or bought their […]
    Alison Betts
  • Infographic: St. Patty’s Day Drinking and DUIs March 9, 2017
    St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and if you are planning to honor the day by wearing a bit o’ green or hoisting a pint you’re not alone. Surveys show that more than half of Americans over 18 plan to actively celebrate the holiday, and for many that includes downing an alcoholic beverage (green or otherwise). The trend […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Three States May Reduce BAC Limit for Drunk Driving March 7, 2017
    The current BAC limit for drivers in all 50 states is 0.08, but if some lawmakers get their way, that could soon change. Since 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called on states to reduce the legal BAC for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05. The agency notes that research shows the risk of […]
    Alison Betts
  • NHTSA Data: Progress on Drunk Driving Deaths Slipped in 2015 February 28, 2017
    Last summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its initial findings on U.S. traffic deaths during 2015, announcing that 10,265 people were killed in drunk driving crashes that year. Now, NHTSA’s latest fact sheet provides a more complete picture of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in 2015 (the most recent year for which data is […]
    Alison Betts

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