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Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is defined as the operating of a motor vehicle and having consumed sufficient alcohol or drugs that would impair ones motor skills and mental ability to operate such vehicle safely.  This is sometimes also known as "drinking and driving" which involves the consumption of alcoholic beverages while operating a motor vehicle.

The legal term for drunk driving is driving under the influence or DUIA lesser related criminal offense is driving while impaired (DWI) which involves having a lesser amount of alcohol in ones system while operating a motor vehicle on public right of ways.  The term "motor vehicle" not only applies to automobiles but can include boats, aircraft, snowmobiles, ATV's and other such motorized conveyances.  By 2005 all states had passed legislation making it a crime to drive with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08 g/dL or higher.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an estimated 1.4 million drivers were arrested for a drunk driving DUI or DWI in 2004.  One out of every 139 licensed drivers faced arrest.  It should be noted that some arrests occur when the vehicle is stopped but the driver is behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition.

In 2005, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 16,885 alcohol related traffic deaths.  This was a 0.2% decrease from the 2004 statistics and a 5% reduction from the 1995 figures.  The NHTSA estimates that approximately 39% of all 2005 fatal accidents involved alcohol.  Of the children under 15 years of age killed in fatal accidents, 21% where killed in accidents involving alcohol.  Of the pedestrians killed in traffic accidents, in 44% of those accidents either the driver or the pedestrian had a BAC of 0.08 g/dL or higher.  And, in 52% of the alcohol related accidents resulting death, the driver had a BAC of at least double the legal limit.

 

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Suspect In House Crash Killed Two Elderly Women In 2003 Drunk Driving Acciden...
WTMJ TV press release blog Suspect in house crash killed two elderly women in 2003 drunk driving accident WTMJ TV press release blog quotHe probably shouldn39t have been out there drinking and driving.quot Fonk makes note of Hinks39 prior OWI offense just 13 days before his mother was killed. It was Hinks39 first offense. He was sentenced to ten years for the two women he killed. He thinks On supervision for fatal drunk driving crash, Paddock Lake man arrested for another DUIKenosha News 3rd OWI: Driver who killed 2 in 2003 injured after crashing vehicle fox6now.com Driver in 2003 crash that killed Union Grove women arrested again in weekend OWI crashJournal Times all 13 news articles raquo

Woman Killed, Husband Injured After Being Tboned By Drunk Driver WFAA
WFAA Woman killed, husband injured after being T boned by drunk driver WFAA DALLAS A wife was killed and her husband was injured after a suspected drunk driver slammed into their car in East Dallas. Police say at about 11 p.m. Monday, Damondrae Garner, 25, was driving a Volvo north at a high rate of speed on Buckner Suspected Drunk Diver Causes Deadly Wreck In East DallasCBS DFW all 4 news articles raquo

Family Speaks After Father Of 2 Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver Along I10 K...
KTRK TV Family speaks after father of 2 killed by suspected drunk driver along I 10 KTRK TV HOUSTON, Texas KTRK . Sir Reginald Hunter, 26, leaves behind a fiance and two children, ages 7 and 2, after he was hit by a suspect drunk driver along the Katy Freeway near Barker Cypress. Hunter39s mother, Juanita Cooper, has seen many accidents

Breathalyzer Issues Could Affect Hundreds Of Massachusetts Drunk Driving Case...
WHDH TV Breathalyzer issues could affect hundreds of Massachusetts drunk driving cases WHDH TV BOSTON WHDH Hundreds of cases in Massachusetts could be affected after a new report pointed out some breathalyzer issues. According to the report, the Office of Alcohol Testing withheld important documents from defense attorneys in drunk driving and more raquo

Three Hitandrun Crashes Lead To Fourth Drunkdriving Charge For Local Driver ...
Three hit and run crashes lead to fourth drunk driving charge for local driver Kenosha News The driver of another vehicle followed Powell39s vehicle, calling police and relaying information about his location. Powell was stopped by Kenosha Police in the 6700 block of 39th Avenue. The rear bumper of the vehicle he was driving was damaged and

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