The Holidays and Drunk Driving

As New Year’s Eve approaches, it is important to plan ahead for your celebration.  The highest number of alcohol related car accidents take place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

MADD believes that over 1,000 people lose their lives during the holidays from late November to the end of the year. Last year alone, nearly 12,ooo people lost their lives due to drunk driving, deaths that all could have been avoided.

Read more at Federal Way News

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New Jersey Cracks Down On Drinking and Driving

The Vernon Township Police will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of their annual holiday season, “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign. Beginning Dec. 7 and running through Jan. 3, 2010, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times during the year.

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Tiger Woods Suspected of Drinking and Driving

According to The Star, a Florida Highway Patrol officer believes that Tiger Woods was drinking the day he crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and then a tree outside his house.

On November 30th, the trooper requested an investigative subpoena for Woods’ blood test results but was turned down by the State Attorney’s Office because there was not enough information provided. However, at the time, the document listed the possible cause of the crime as, “Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage”. The subpoena request went on to say, “The driver lost control of his vehicle, crashed and was transported to the hospital. A witness stated that the driver had consumed alcohol earlier in the day and the same witness removed the driver from the vehicle after the collision”.

It is also believed that the driver of the vehicle, “was prescribed medication (Ambien and Vicatin (sic)). Impairment of the driver is also suspected due to the careless driving that resulted in the traffic crash.”

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Over The Limit, Under Arrest

All over New Jersey, police officers are cracking down on drunk drivers with the, “Over The Limit, Under Arrest” campaign.

Between December 7th through January 3rd, high concentrations of police officers will conduct patrols and sobriety checkpoints trying to eliminate those people who decided to drink and drive.

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Drinking and Driving Crackdown in NJ

From North Jersey.com

The Cedar Grove Police Department announced that it will participate in the impaired driving enforcement campaign, “Over the Limit, Under Arrest,” the year-end statewide crackdown, between Dec. 7 and Jan. 3, 2010.

During the crackdown period, Cedar Grove officers will be out in full force to detect, arrest and prosecute any motorist found to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” program helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters and banners. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year.

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Florida Gators Suspend Carlos Dunlap Over DUI Charge

Just a few days before the SEC Championship game against #2 ranked Alabama, the Florida Gators suspended their star defensive end, Carlos Dunlap over his recent DUI arrest.

Police in Gainesville, Florida found Dunlap late Monday night, asleep at the wheel while stopped at a red light. He was arrested and taken into custody without any problems.

Carlos Dunlap is a sure top-ten pick in the NFL draft next year but may have cost himself a top five selection as well as the millions of dollars that go with that honor.

Read more at  The Palm Beach Post

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