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    Drinking And Driving: Open-container laws in the U.S.
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    We're going to make this very, very simple for you. No one has any business operating a vehicle under the influence or driving with an open container in the cabin regardless of local law. That said, the good people at Car and Driver have taken the time to work up a quick infographic touching on ...

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    Report: Autoliv developing automatic in-car breathalyzer
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    According to stats compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about a third of all traffic fatalities involved someone officially classified as driving under the influence – and that percentage goes back at least a decade. No surprise then that various inventions, from ...

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    Report: Michigan to fight drunk driving with... talking urinal cakes?! [w/video]
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    "Don't drive drunk." That's the message every government, charity and local organization wants to get out during the Fourth of July holiday. It's sound advice, too, even from a potty mouth. According to The Detroit News, the state of Michigan has bought 400 talking urinal cakes that will remind ...

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    Report: Alleged drunk driver so intoxicated he didn't realize his car was on fire
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    "Are you that drunk," the officer asks, "that you did not realize that your car was on fire and you were sitting in a burning car?" With smoke pouring from under the hood of the Pontiac Bonneville, Officer Eric Hornbacher of the Grand Rapids, MI, police force had just helped the driver from his ...

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    Report: JJ Lehto sentenced to jail for speedboat crash
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    You'd think that a professional driver's skills would be universal. You'd also think that the rules regarding drinking and driving would apply the same to the water as they would to the road. But as it turns out neither is necessarily the case. The point is driven home by the conviction in ...

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    Report: Federal court upholds forced entry stemming from DUI
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    The Supreme Court has long maintained that police can not forcibly enter someone's home without a warrant on the suspicion of driving under the influence, but a federal appeals court recently upheld a case in which a Virginia officer did just that. On October 3, 2004, Alan J. Cilman had dinner ...

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    Video: Ohio woman leads police on triple-digit topless car chase
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    God willing, you will never party this hard. Police in Bainbridge, Ohio were recently led on a high-speed chase that saw a renegade driver clocked at 110 mph. According to Cleveland's Fox 8 News, after officers deployed spike strips to bring the fleeing sedan to a halt, they were met with a ...

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    Report: Al Unser Jr. arrested for reckless driving, DUI
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    Al Unser, Jr. is in the news again, and not in a good way. AP reports that the two-time Indy 500 winner was arrested last week for drag racing on public roads while under the influence of alcohol. Bernalillo County, New Mexico sheriffs reportedly stopped Unser on Thursday for driving over 100 ...

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    Report: Deportations due to drunk driving and traffic violations escalate dramatically
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    There are a few key ways for an illegal immigrant to get deported. Anything to do with making or selling drugs is the number one way to get kicked out of the country, with 45,003 cases in the last fiscal year alone. That's up nearly one third from 2008, but drug offenses may not be number one for ...

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    Official: Apple to reject apps that include DUI checkpoints
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    In conjunction with this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, and part of the new approval process includes a section that prohibits the inclusion of DUI checkpoints in iOS apps. Section 22.8 states: Apps which contain DUI checkpoints ...

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    Elena Ford pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation
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    Bloomberg reports that Ford Global Marketing Director Elena Ford (great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford) has plead guilty to Driving Under the Influence of alcohol, saying the incident has been a "complete embarrassment" to her family. The Ford family heiress was arrested on April 4 after failing ...

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    Report: Elena Ford arrested for drunk driving, child endangerment
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    Click on Detroit reports that Ford Global Marketing Director and Blue Oval heiress Elena Ford has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and child endangerment. The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday night on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan. The police report say Ford left the road in ...

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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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    Study: Teens don't think texting while driving is as dangerous as DUI
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    Despite plenty of academic research demonstrating that texting while driving can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving, a new poll shows that most teens simply don't think that's the case. State Farm recently sponsored a poll conducted by Harris Interactive in which 14-to-17 year-olds were ...

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    Video: Donald Duck gets pinched for DUI
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    Donald Duck is used to getting caught with his pants down. Probably because he doesn't wear any pants. But getting busted for driving under the influence is another matter entirely. Fortunately for our childhood memories (to say nothing of our ...

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    Report: Congress mulling in-car alcohol detectors [w/poll]
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    The New York Times reports that the U.S. Congress is considering a six-fold increase in the annual funding of in-car devices to detect drunk drivers. The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program's budget would increase from $2 million per year to $12 million for the next five years, ...

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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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    Video: Wedding gone wrong? Instead of dangling cans behind car, drunk drags vending machine
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    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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