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    Video: Former AU politician Kennett advocates mints as drunk driving cure
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    Former Australian politician Jeff Kennett going crazy for Kool Mints – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Jeff Kennett is the former premiere of the Australian state of Victoria. During a recent radio show appearance, the conversation came to an Aussie candy called Choo-Choo bars, ...

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    Top 20 metropolitan cities for alcohol-related driving violations
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    Insurance.com just put its pencils to paper for some serious number crunching. The topic is alcohol-related driving violations and the data compiled paints a sobering picture, especially if you live in Texas or California. The land of fruits and nuts (and sobriety checkpoints) manages to claim ...

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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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    In Russia, drunk driving means bottle drinks you!
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    In an attempt to convince drivers of the pitfalls of drunk driving, Russian authorities have commissioned a giant metal vodka bottle filled with the broken remains of crashed vehicles. The 40-foot tall structure will be located just off of a highway outside of Odintsovo in order to scare the ...

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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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    Report: Brewery-heavy Wisconsin not exactly eager to punish drunk drivers
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    We all know by now that no matter what the law dictates, those with an interest not in-line with the law will do what they can to work, shall we say, around the law. Wisconsin is said to have one of the highest rates of DUIs and binge drinking, and that probably has something to do with the ...

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    Ruh-Roh: Nick Hogan announces return to drifting
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    Hulk Hogan's son, Nick Hogan, has announced that he'll be returning to competitive drifting. That's right, at one point in time Nick Hogan was a competitive professional drifter, licensed by Formula D and finishing as high as third place at a 2007 NOPI Drift event. Then he went and crashed his ...

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    Video: Wedding gone wrong? Instead of dangling cans behind car, drunk drags vending machine
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We don't know about you, but we're a bit tired of the dangling cans trailing the wedding limo – however, even we know this isn't the answer. Judging by this video, one (apparently intoxicated) gentleman thinks the tradition needs to go a step ...

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    VIDEO: Self-policing Wisconsin woman calls 911, turns herself in for drunk driving
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Here at Autoblog, we definitely don't condone drunk driving. But we have to admit it is a bit of a tricky thing. How are you supposed to tell if you're drunk if your judgment is already impaired? Well, one woman clearly could tell that at least ...

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    REPORT: Police auctioning off motorized La-Z-Boy used in DWI
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    If you've ever had the urge to cruise your neighborhood in a self-propelled La-Z-Boy, your opportunity has arrived. Minnesota resident Dennis Anderson (no relation to the Gravedigger monster truck franchise – we think) has forfeited his notorious motorized, and over-the-top modified, recliner ...

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    NHTSA: Drunk driving is down, but 16.3% of nighttime drivers are on drugs
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    Recently, the U.K. began to consider a law that would address drivers under the influence of drugs, and was looking at using a device that would act like a breathalyzer for narcotics instead of alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration might want to make the same recommendation ...

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    10-year-old crashes van while driving drunk parents home
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    Reality shows and the Internet have not created a more ridiculous world, they have only promoted the outrageous things that are already going on. You're a dad in Tennessee who's had 15 brewskies and an unknown quantity of other liquor, your female company is under the influence of something and has ...

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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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    Nissan shows off concept with integrated anti-DUI tech
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    Click image for photo galleryYou might remember reading about Nissan piloting an in-car breathalyzer system as well as adding a drunk driving message to its cars' nav welcome screens. It turns out, the company is looking at a more comprehensive approach to anti-drunk driving technology integration. ...

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    11-year-old charged with DUI
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    Last week in Orange Beach, Ala., a police officer spotted a speeding Monte Carlo, threw on the blue lights and started an 8-mile, 100-mph chase that ended with the Monte upside down.With his gun drawn, the officer says he approached the car to find an 11-year-old girl behind the wheel. Sorry, an ...

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    JDM Nissan Navi tells drivers to behave
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    It's very a very HAL 9000 move, having your vehicle admonish you to not drive after drinking, but that's just what the latest version of Nissan's Carwings navigation system for the Japanese market will do. Between the hours of 5:30 PM and 5:00 AM, the navigation system displays "Do not drive after ...

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    UK considers lowering its drink-drive limit
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    According to recent statistics in the UK, there has been an increase in alcohol-related automotive fatalities, causing British legislators to rethink the legally accepted level of alcohol found in the bloodstream. Currently, drivers are cited for drunk drink driving if they have 80 mg of alcohol in ...

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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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    Talking urinal cake's anti-DWI message: "Hey there, big guy. Having a few drinks?"
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    Of course, just like any sane person would be, we at Autoblog are totally against drunk driving. There have been a few technological nannies cropping up of late lately to help combat the problem, including breathalyzers mounted in vehicles that are wired to the ignition circuit. Thise devices won't ...

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    Cops black flag Little Al! Unser Jr. arrested for DUI
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    Uh-oh. Little Al is in trouble again. AP is reporting that Al Unser Jr. is under arrest and facing DUI charges after leaving the scene of an accident on the Las Vegas Beltway. He was ID'd as the driver of a car that sideswiped another car around 11 Thursday morning. Unser's car didn't have much ...

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