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Country Music Singer Michael Ray Arrested for DUI

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Dec 21, 2017 8:37:42 AM

Popular country music singer Michael Ray has been arrested on DUI and drug charges. Ray crashed into another car while at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Eustis. The arrest report notes that a bottle with brown liquid was found in Ray’s car (Ray told police that it was ‘weed oil.’).

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Topics: In the News, Drinking and Driving, Drunk Driving


A Horse (Of Course, Of Course)

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Nov 20, 2017 2:44:40 PM

We write about drunk driving a lot. That’s because we are strong proponents against drunk driving - and we work to help victims of drunk driving incidents get the compensation that they deserve. But it’s not often that we write about someone driving drunk while riding a horse.

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Topics: Drinking and Driving, Drunk Driving


The Psychology Behind Drinking and Driving

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Aug 21, 2017 12:38:11 PM

According to a recently released report by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 16,400 alcohol suspected crashes occurred in the state of Florida in 2015. That number is slightly down from the 16,873 alcohol suspected crashes in 2014. But a decrease of 2.8% is a start, but clearly not enough of a decrease to protect our citizens.

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Topics: Drinking and Driving


New England Patriots wide receiver, Michael Floyd, has been arrested for drunk driving

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Dec 22, 2016 3:19:43 PM

New England Patriots wide receiver, Michael Floyd, has been arrested for drunk driving. The media  is calling this a case of ‘extreme drunk driving.’ Floyd fell asleep with his foot on the brake pedal inside of his running car...at a stoplight. Police had a hard time waking him up in order to arrest him. His BAC level was .217.

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Topics: In the News, Drinking and Driving


Do Ignition Interlock Systems Work?

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Oct 14, 2016 10:21:17 AM

There has been a lot of debate lately in the state of Florida over the mandatory use of ignition interlock systems for all drivers. Supporters of ignition locking systems note that most convicted drunk drivers repeat the offense, and that suspending licenses does not always work (many drivers with suspended licenses often drive anyway).

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Topics: Drinking and Driving


Former NY Giant, Lawrence Taylor Charged With Drunk Driving

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Sep 26, 2016 8:29:56 AM

Former NY Giants linebacker, Lawrence Taylor, was recently charged with drunk driving when the car he was driving sideswiped a patrol car and nicked a mobile home. According to news sources, Taylor was driving a Bentley and attempted to switch lanes but ended up colliding into the patrol car and motor home.

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Topics: In the News, Drinking and Driving


4th of July Tragedy for One Florida Family

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Jul 6, 2016 2:31:51 PM

A family of three died this past July 4th after a drunk driver slammed into the family’s car and sent the car into Tampa Bay. 25-year old Joshua Burbank lost control of his vehicle after having a few drinks and getting behind the wheel.

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Topics: Drinking and Driving


Summertime Means an Increase in Drunk Driving Accidents

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Jun 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The summer months mean swimming, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors - not to mention that warm summer sun. But the warmer summer months also bring with them an increase in drunk driving.

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Topics: Drinking and Driving


How to Stop Your Teen from Driving After Drinking

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Jun 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21. But, that doesn’t mean that your teen won’t find alcohol before that age. In fact, most teens have tried a drink or two by the time they are 17. This means that your teen might drive after having a few drinks, or may get into a car with someone that has been drinking.

It’s a scary thought, but it’s one that doesn’t have to cross your mind if you make sure that your teens are educated about the risks of driving while intoxicated. Here are some ways to prevent your teen from driving after having any amount of alcohol.

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Topics: Drinking and Driving


Why Being a Designated Driver Can Be Fun

Posted by Carmen Dellutri

Jun 21, 2016 9:06:58 AM

Volunteering to be a designated driver doesn’t have to be a drag - in fact, there are so many advantages to being the designated driver that we’ve decided to list them all (or most of them!) here. The next time you go out with some friends, consider stepping up to drive your friends home safely!

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Topics: Drinking and Driving


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