September 12, 2013 |
Women make up a bigger share of arrests for driving under the influence than they did decades ago, but little attention has been paid to how to halt or handle the trend, according to a report released Thursday. Federal statistics showed that women constituted nearly a quarter of DUI arrests across the United States in recent years. In 1980, the number was just 9.3%, but the percentage has risen almost every year for three decades, according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
September 9, 2013 |
First came the confession, now come the charges: Matthew Cordle, who confessed to a fatal drunk-driving crash in a YouTube video uploaded last week that went viral, was indicted by an Ohio jury Monday. Cordle, 22, said he had crashed into a car driven by Vincent Canzani, 61, while driving the wrong way down a highway in Columbus on June 22. A Franklin County jury indicted Cordle on charges of driving under the influence and aggravated vehicular homicide. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
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September 4, 2013 |
An 18-day crackdown on drunk driving across Los Angeles County resulted in 2,313 arrests, authorities said. That total was up compared with the same period last year, when 2,098 DUI-related arrests were made, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The latest crackdown saw increased DUI patrols and a ramped-up schedule of checkpoints in cities across the county starting Aug. 16 and ending on Labor Day, officials said. Beefed up anti-DUI efforts are also planned for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays, officials said.
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August 30, 2013 |
Law enforcement agencies across Los Angeles County will be out in force this Labor Day weekend as part of an 18-day crack down on drunk driving. Already, the number of arrests made in the first 13 days of the operation has outpaced last year. From Aug. 16 through Wednesday, peace officers arrested 1,546 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, up from 1,418 during the same period last year, according to the...
August 21, 2013 |
David Cassidy, onetime teen dream and "The Partridge Family" star, was arrested Wednesday morning just after midnight in upstate New York on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Cassidy, 63, was initially pulled over for driving with his high beams on, TMZ reported , and officers administered a field sobriety test after smelling alcohol. The actor-singer did poorly on the sobriety test and showed a blood alcohol level of 0.10 on a breath test, Schodack, N.Y., police told the website.
June 7, 2013
Re "Democrat was the last WWII vet in U.S. Senate," Obituary, June 4 The late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg was not only a passionate Democrat, a defender of the Social Security and Medicare programs and a champion of common-sense solutions on gun control and drunk driving, he also made it possible for many Jewish Russians to immigrate to America. I will always be grateful to Lautenberg for helping me to become an American citizen. Natalina Rudaya Santa Monica ALSO: Letters: Fill the D.C. Circuit court Letters: Yosemite isn't Disneyland Letters: Speaking up for the shark