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Four DUIs in 30 Hours? People Do Worse During Blackouts

You’d be surprised how many problem drinkers in a blackout have come out of it having flown to another country. To the untrained eye they may appear sober and rational while complete lack of reason and control have overtaken them, said Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith, a Washington, D.C., specialist and author of From Addiction to Recovery: …

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DUI Saturation Patrols, Checkpoints Set for Deadly Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is summer’s last hurrah, and authorities will be working all weekend at DUI checkpoints around the country to stop unsafe drivers. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the National Safety Council calculates that about 400 drivers in the U.S. will be killed in traffic collisions during the three-day weekend — …

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Drugged Drivers Using Multiple Substances

Drugged driving is the equivalent of drunk driving; instead of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a person who participates in this activity operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of a mind-altering drug or medication. In a study published in July/August 2014 in the journal Public Health Reports, researchers …

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BUI: Boating Under the Influence May Send You to Jail As Police Take DUI Patrols on the Water This July 4th

There were more brown pelicans than drunken boaters on the water as July 4th approached, and L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan White and his team hope to keep it that way. “The weekends are always the busiest,” he said as the Sheriff’s boat pulled away from its Marina Del Rey berth. The deputies on board scouted …

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Risk of Alcohol-Related Accidents Rises Substantially on Fourth of July Weekend

Family picnics, neighborhood barbecues, rousing patriotic concerts, colorful parades and spectacular fireworks displays will bring joy and excitement to the lives of millions of Americans this July 4th weekend. Men, women and children of all ages will gather with loved ones to observe the 238th anniversary of our country’s birth, in appreciation of our freedoms …

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New Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana Use

Breathalyzers are devices originally developed to detect the concentration of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. Law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. commonly use these devices as part of procedures designed to identify people driving while intoxicated. In a study published in December 2013 in the journal Clinical Chemistry and reported in May 2014 by study …

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Memorial Day Weekend Checkpoints for Drugged, Drunk Driving

An army of officers will fan out over Memorial Day weekend around the country with DUI checkpoints and patrols aimed at snagging not just drunk drivers, but the growing menace of drugged drivers. This intensified focus comes on the heels of a new study that finds an increase in fatal accidents involving marijuana since Colorado …

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April Fools: LIVR Reverse Breathalyzer Blacks Out Bad Behavior

There’s a new smartphone accessory that will measure your blood-alcohol content to let you know if you’ve had too much to drink. And if you have … congratulations! You’re in! A BAC above the legal limit for driving gains you entry into the LIVR app’s social network, like the doorman has waved you into the club.  You access the …

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