How many American drunk drivers are there? It’s a tricky question to answer, since we usually hear only about the ones who are arrested. There are many more who don’t make it into the news, even though they are guilty of the same crime. The Centers for Disease Control did a survey to find out how … [Read more...] about What If American Drunk Drivers Had Their Own Country?
Ignition interlock providers in every state get calls regularly asking, "Can I put an interlock device on my motorcycle?" In most states the answer is no, but North Carolina bikers can install ignition interlocks on motorcycles and keep moving on two wheels. Here's what you need to know Yes, You … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlocks on Motorcycles in North Carolina
A recent arrest in Arizona highlights one of the problems that states have with their DUI laws: creating ones that keep repeat offenders off the road. In El Mirage a man was arrested for his fourth DUI, just five days after pleading guilty to his third. Repeat drunk driving is a complex problem, … [Read more...] about 4 DUIs in 3 Months. What’s the Problem Here?
For most people, getting an ignition interlock is a new experience. Chances are, if you’re required to install an interlock in North Carolina, you’ve got some questions. You’ll find a lot of answers at the Monitech website. But sometimes some pretty specific questions come up, and it's worth … [Read more...] about Questions About Your North Carolina Ignition Interlock?
It’s no surprise that Arizona's Governor signed the wrong-way driving bill. No one likes wrong-way driving, which is dangerous and usually the result of alcohol. Thanks to the law, Arizona wrong-way driving is now an automatic felony, garnering between four and 30 months in prison. The question … [Read more...] about Arizona Wrong-Way Driving Law is Signed. What Now?
We know that drunk drivers cause deaths all the time – some 30,000 each year in this country. But is that murder? According to the law books in many states, it is – of a sort. A recent case in Winston-Salem shows that a murder charge is a definite possibility if you kill someone while driving drunk … [Read more...] about Why Would a Drunk Driver be Charged with Murder?
Let’s ditch the suspense: the answer is no. Prom night might be a few weeks off, and perhaps you were thinking of having a heart-to-heart with your teen right before he or she heads off to the prom. You were going to issue a warning about prom night drinking, and especially, drinking and … [Read more...] about Is It Too Soon to Talk To Your Teen About Prom Night Drinking?
It started when Vicki Susan Poitinger hit a car with her Camaro and kept driving. That was bad decision number 2 in a string of bad decisions. What was number 1? It will be obvious. She threw a can of Mikes Harder Lemonade (8 percent alcohol by volume) into a neighbor’s yard and asked the … [Read more...] about How Bad Decisions Multiply Due to Alcohol