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    ETC: Man jailed 180 days for drunk driving with 100 chickens [w/video]
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    Some crimes just make you shake your head in disbelief in wonder of how a human being even gets in such a position. Take the bizarre example of Luis Motola-Palacio in Nebraska, who was recently sentenced to 180 days in the slammer for driving drunk with 100 chickens in the back of his SUV. He ...

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    Report: Colorado motorist fatalities near historic lows since marijuana legalization passed
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    The argument regarding the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has its fair share of both supporters and detractors. Some point to a drop in violent crimes and big bumps in tax revenue, while others will point to an increase the number of people driving under the influence. ...

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    Video: These ads are how Colorado and Washington are combating their pot DUI problem
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    Consider our buzz harshed. Legal pot use in Washington and Colorado has had a number of benefits – the Highest State has seen a 2.5-percent drop in violent crime and a big bump in tax revenues ($10 million during the first third of 2014). Washington, meanwhile, is expecting a $190-million ...

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    Report: OH man ticketed for holding sign warning of DUI checkpoint [w/videos]
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    An Ohio man is in trouble with police after attempting to warn drivers of an upcoming drunk-driving checkpoint with a sign that read "DUI checkpoint ahead! Turn now!" Douglas Odolecki took to a street corner in Parma, OH to warn drivers, although police quickly intervened, ticketing him for his ...

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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: Driver held in SXSW fatal accident could get death penalty
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    Rashad Charjuan Owens, the driver who crashed through police barricades and into a crowd of people celebrating the SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas, killing two people and injuring dozens more, has been charged with capital murder and may get the death penalty. Owens may also face multiple ...

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    Report: Feds to end roadside breath testing without permission
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    "I'm concerned that motorists who encounter these surveys are not properly informed the survey is voluntary." - Rep. Tom Petri Last year, the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving kicked off in 60 cities across the US. The survey, as the name suggests, attempts to gauge the ...

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    Video: Johnnie Walker smashes a virtual F1 car made of glass
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    Anyone who's ever watched a grand prix can tell you that an F1 car is a fragile piece of machinery. But they're made of carbon fiber and metal, not glass. That's where the car in this promo clip differs. Launched last month at the Brazilian Grand Prix as part of Johnnie Walker's campaign against ...

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    Report: NHTSA wants ignition lockouts for first-time DUI offenders [w/poll]
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    There could be additional crackdowns on first-time drunk drivers if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gets its way. The regulatory body wants all states to fit alcohol-detecting ignition interlocks the first time someone is charged with drunk driving in order to prevent them from ...

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    ETC: This driver injected 15 bags of heroin before crashing, because 'meth is for quitters'
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    This shouldn't come as a shock, but heroin is a very, very bad drug. Doing 15 bags of heroin in one day, therefore, is a catastrophically terrible idea, as one Massachusetts man found out by shooting up and then taking his Volkswagen Golf for a spin. According to The Berkshire Eagle, 23-year-old ...

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    Video: Epic prank aims to prevent DUI No. 6
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    What do you do about a friend whose drinking and driving problem has reached epic – five-DUI-infractions epic – proportions? Well, if you're a self-professed YouTube "prankster" you might do something to scare him straight. The subject of the video was allegedly completely passed out ...

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    Video: Redonkulous Dodge Charger is ridin' high
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    We're a bit hazy on the styling of this particular donk, which was recently spotted hashing about by HotCarsTV at the Southern Heritage Classic Car show in Memphis. Sporting a dope paint job and some wheels that make a blunt statement about what the driver enjoys, it's a unique take on the ...

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    Report: NFL giving players Uber credits to avoid drunk driving
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    Car service and taxi app Uber has inked a deal with the NFL Players' Association to provide players with a safe ride and prevent drunk driving. Players will be issued $200 in ride credits on a keychain card, and will also get promo cards for friends and family. Uber is in 17 of the NFL's 31 ...

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    Study: Americans who consider drunk driving 'a serious threat' declines 21% in 3 years
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    Alternate titles for this story could have been "American drivers growing stupider," "Number of boneheads on the road increases," "Natural selection having greater influence on American drivers." We don't mean to make light of the latest study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, but it's ...

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    Report: Would-be car thief foiled by drunk driver ignition interlock
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    A drunk driver prevented the theft of a TJ Maxx in Farmington, CT on Wednesday. Okay, not exactly. The drunk driver's car prevented the theft. According to The Hartford Courant, three men swiped $4,500 worth of ladies handbags from the department store, but didn't get very far. Store security ...

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    ETC: San Jose driver arrested for racing under the influence
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    Racing, by its very nature, is a dangerous activity. It requires a high degree of concentration and focus on what the car is doing, what the track is like, and 1.2 million other tiny, constantly changing variables. And while a little liquid courage might help you win with the ladies the night ...

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    Video: Mr. Checkpoint tweets sobriety check locations, raises hackles [w/poll]
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    There's a better-than-average chance that you or someone you care about had a cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine to celebrate Memorial Day and its attendant long weekend. Hopefully, if you were doing your celebrating outside of the walkable zone from your place of residence, you made ...

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    Report: Driving while using medical marijuana not necessarily illegal in Michigan
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    It's going to be a while before we've figured out our brave new marijuana-approved world. The next lesson comes courtesy of the Michigan Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled that it isn't necessarily against the law for a medical marijuana user to drive with the drug in their system. The ...

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    Official: NTSB proposes lowering blood alcohol limit on drunk driving laws
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    In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a set of recommendations, 19 in total, calling for more stringent laws and enforcement. "Most Americans think that we've solved the problem of impaired driving, but ...

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    Video: This is what driving totally stoned on marijuana looks like
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    With multiple states legalizing marijuana, government agencies are scrambling to research the effect of the drug on drivers. CNN recently took a look at operating a motor vehicle under the influence of pot by subjecting three users in Washington state to a little driving test with the help of ...

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