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    Report: Suspected drunk driver in fatal crash posts photo of car on Facebook
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    Social media sites need to come with a set of instructions teaching people the ethics of using them​ so that we can avoid having to hear about terrible stories like this one. A man in Minnesota is accused of causing a crash that allegedly took the life of a 16-year-old boy. To make this sad tale ...

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    Read This: Drunk driver who confessed on YouTube has had far-reaching effects [w/video]
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    "I killed a man." We can't think of a statement at the moment that is more direct and forceful than that. But perhaps, "Because I said I would" could be seen as a close second (not related to the first statement, of course), as you see by the example outlined here. The story of Matthew Cordle ...

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    Report: 2 dead, 23 injured after car crashes into SXSW crowd [w/video]
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    Two people are dead and 23 injured after a suspected drunk driver, attempting to evade police, barreled through a barricade and into a crowd at Austin's South by Southwest festival. The incident happened around 12:30AM last night on Red River Street, just a few blocks from the Texas Capitol ...

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    Video: Driver smashes police car after 109-mph chase
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    A high-speed chase involving an allegedly drunk driver ended in a rather scary crash on Highway 41 in Milwaukee, WI in the wee hours of Monday morning. The driver of the Ford Taurus, 40-year-old Kevin Hutchins, hit speeds of up to 109 miles per hour, with three police cars in pursuit. It looks ...

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    Video: Drunk driver causes Boston Globe truck to fly off highway
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    Just last week, we wondered how lucky a driver could get after we watched a tractor trailer get airborne and burst into flames after being run off the road, but one newspaper delivery driver in Boston had luck on his side, too. Early Monday morning, 25-year-old Vevencia Bellgarde was allegedly ...

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    Video: This is what a drunk driver on the road looks like
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    Is the driver of this Ford Ranger driving under the influence? From the looks of this four-minute-long video where he or she pinballs repeatedly between ditch and center line and narrowly misses oncoming traffic, it certainly looks like the wheelman is soggy drunk. This four-minute+ video ...

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    Official: Traffic fatalities fall to lowest levels since 1949
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released the findings of its 2010 national fatality and injury rate study. Last year, traffic fatalities fell to 32,885, marking the lowest level since 1949. The decline came despite the fact that American drivers covered 1.6 percent more ...

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    Pickup truck becomes third vehicle to land in AZ family's pool [w/video]
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    Ford F-150 crashes into James Feely's pool – Click above to watch the video after the break
    A 32-year-old drunk driver missed a turn in Phoenix, Arizona in the wee hours of the morning and ended up crashing his Ford F-150 through a cinder block wall into James Feely's back yard, landing ...

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    NHTSA: Eight percent of Americans admit to driving drunk in past year
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    Despite plenty of data that shows that drinking and driving leads to the deaths of thousands of motorists each year, consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel is still a big problem in America. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that eight percent of ...

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    Report: Serial drunk driver hits judge who let him off 11 years earlier
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    Back in 1998, Rene Fernandez received two DUIs in a span of three months. The first judge sentenced him to probation, the second judge, Edwin Collier, sentenced him to 60 days in jail but suspended the sentence. Last August, the now 45-year-old Fernandez was inebriated at more than twice the legal ...

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    Drowsy driving is equal to drunk driving
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    Around Memorial Day, the chances are good that either you or somebody that you are sharing the road with today has been out and about, spending the day with family or just enjoying their time off. There have surely been many hours spent behind the wheel for drivers across the country. Hopefully, ...

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    Diet driving: Low-calorie diet produces false positives for alcohol
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    Swedish researchers have discovered that a low-calorie diet can register a false positive on certain in-car ignition interlock devices that disable a vehicle if alcohol is detected on one's breath. The anomaly was discovered when a non-drinking airplane pilot reported the incident. Turns out the ...

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    Man loses dream cars when out of control SUV lands on them
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    var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Man_loses_dream_cars_when_out_of_control_SUV_lands_on_them'; Ouch. A 21-year-old woman who was allegedly driving too fast apparently lost control of her Mercury SUV and skidded through a yard before going airborne and landing in the garage of ...

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    Drunk German motorist offers police aid, promptly arrested
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    Imagine you're motoring along and you see a fellow motorist stuck by the side of the road. You think about just driving on, but something about the scene grabs you and you decide to pull over to lend some assistance. You jump out and rush over to see if you can help, and you promptly find yourself ...

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