The weekend is almost here, which means it’s nearly time to say adios to work and go out and grab a few drinks with friends. Now that you’ve figured out when and where you’re going, the next question is, “How are we getting there?” Cabs can be pricy and the bus is a hassle. Nobody […]
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Drunk driving has taken yet another life, this time that of 46-year-old David B. Rogers. Rogers, of Puyallup, was killed after he drove his pickup truck into the back of a tanker truck late last night. It is also believed that speeding played a role in the collision. It has been reported that the tanker […]
13 years ago, states were encouraged to set their legal blood-alcohol limits to .08, or they would risk losing a substantial amount of their federal highway funds. Now, with drunk driving making up one-third of all traffic-related deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking that the legal blood-alcohol limit be lowered to .05. […]
For a large number of teenagers, drinking and partying are normal occurrences on weekends during the high school years. The Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office knows this and is not standing for it. With the drinking age set at 21, anybody under that is breaking the law when consuming alcohol, no matter how harmless the activity […]
Aggressive is definitely an adjective you could use to describe Senate Bill 289. The bill would call for a “zero tolerance” policy for driving while under the influence of drugs, including, but not limited to marijuana, heroin and painkillers. Of course, lawfully prescribed drugs would not be included under the policy. Senate Bill 289 was […]
Every 32 minutes. That’s how often someone in the US dies at the hand of impaired driving. This number is engrained in the minds of students at Hoquiam High School. A program called “Every 32-Minute) came to a close yesterday, but the haunting memory of it should stick with students for awhile. In the program, […]
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is taking a new approach in trying to keep drunk drivers off the road tonight. That approach is called Twitter-shaming. Now some of you may have heard about the trendy LA restaurant that Twitter-shamed some of their would-be guests. People who had made reservations, but […]
Angel Alberto Cruz Perez, now 24, knew that he had hit something on that fateful November night. He had just been drinking at a restaurant when he got behind the wheel of his SUV and drove off into the night. He sped his Toyota through an intersection in Santa Ana, California, and hit three people: […]
Any drunk driving incident is sickening to hear or read about, but those involving cops doing the drinking and driving are especially unsettling. 39-year-old David M. Bisard was a police officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department when he was arrested after a fatal accident that he had caused. He had been driving his patrol […]
Let’s face it. When we were teenagers, we all thought we were invincible. We did some pretty stupid stuff that we can look back on and laugh about now. But 23% of teens do something really stupid that isn’t very laughable – they drive while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs (used […]