School Bus Driver Charged with DWI

A school bus driver in Syosset, NY was charged with drinking and driving after crashing his mini-bus into a house. The 66 year-old Frederick Flowers was charged by Nassau County Police with aggravated driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Drinking and Driving among Teens down 54% since 1991

The amount of teenagers who drink and drive has dropped 54% since 1991 a new study by the CDC shows. Parental involvement, better education, social awareness and safety laws implemented in the past 20 years are believed to be most responsible for the plummet.

“The good news is that nine out of ten kids are not drinking and driving,” Dr. Ann Dellinger of the CDC told the Daily News. “But that leaves nearly a million young drivers engaging in 2.4 million episodes per month of drinking and driving.<

Source: The Daily News

NJ man sentenced for fatal drunk driving crash

PATERSON, N.J. — A man from northern New Jersey has been sentenced to 4 years in prison when he killed one woman and injured two others from a car accident caused by his drinking and driving.

Roger Gallego of Paterson is resquired to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed Friday before becoming considered for parole. He will also serve five years of supervised release once he’s freed, but he will not have a driver’s license for the first 10 years he is released from prison.

Woman killed, 2 others hurt by drunk driver in Gloucester

Monte Brown of Williamstown, NJ was driving drunk when he crashed his car on Route 42, killing one passenger and injuring himself as well as another passenger. Itay Massoquoi, a 29-year-old Williamstown resident was ejected from the vehicle when it spun out of control, hitting some trees and then overturning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brown will most likely face more charges for the accident which happened Saturday around 5:30 in the afternoon.

‘My mother’s drunk, don’t let her drive me home’

Detroit — In a desperate attempt to stop her drunken mother from driving, a 9-year old girl passed a note to a bank teller that said, “My mother’s drunk, don’t let her drive me home.” Latanya Evans is the 49-year old mother who went into Bank of America when her daughter slipped the piece of paper to the bank employee.

After the young girl refused to get into the car with her intoxicated mother, Evans sped off, leaving the little girl at the bank by herself. Evans was then stopped not far away by police and charged with drinking and driving.

Source: Main Online