Monthly Archives: September 2014

Feds Once Again Push for 0.05 BAC Limit

In May of 2013, I wrote about the National Transportation Safety Board’s proposal to lower the blood alcohol content limit while driving from 0.08 percent to 0.05. It seems that the National Transportation Safety Board is once again pushing states to lower their BAC limits. Continue reading

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The DUI Turns 117 Years Old

117 years ago on September 10, the first drunk ever drunk driving arrest was made. For those of you who are bad at math like me, that makes the year 1897. George Smith, a London taxi driver, drunkenly crashed his taxi into a building. He was arrested fined a whopping 25 shillings making it the first DUI arrest in history. His fines, by today’s standards, would be about 40 British pounds, which is about 67 US dollars. Continue reading

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13-Year-Old Caught Driving Under the Influence

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl is facing charges after she was caught driving her mother’s car while under the influence. Continue reading

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Dad Accused of Shooting Drunk Driver Who Killed Sons is Acquitted

In December of 2012, David Barajas of Alvin, Texas and his two sons, twelve-year-old David Jr. and eleven-year-old Caleb, were pushing Barajas’s Ford F-250 on the side of the road because it had run out of gas when drunk driver, twenty-year-old Jose Banda, lost control of his vehicle and plowed into Barajas and his sons. Both of Barajas’s sons were killed as a result of the collision. Continue reading

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