Drunk Navy Guy Didn't Really Use a Raccoon to Trick His Car's Breathalyzer

Idiots everywhere were taken in over the weekend by the irresistible story of a Navy petty officer who was too drunk to turn off the anti-DUI system on his car, so he grabbed a raccoon from a nearby park and squeezed some of its tiny, feral breath into the breathalyzer. The car started, according to the incident… »10/01/15 3:20pmThursday 3:20pm

Drunk Driving and The Pre-History of Breathalyzers

Drunk driving combines two of America's favorite pastimes: getting absolutely hammered and driving an automobile. But before the invention of the modern breathalyzer in the 1950s, determining if someone was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle was incredibly subjective. It took decades for law enforcement… »9/25/15 9:35pm9/25/15 9:35pm

Lindsay Lohan Poster Girl For Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks

You know you've made it as a hard partying celeb when yours face is chosen by paranoid delusional persons as that of drunk driving goddess incarnate. Lindsay Lohan is just so lucky. Her 2007 DUI mugshot is featured prominently as the example of those kinds of people who need an in-car breathalyzer ignition interlock,… »5/05/08 5:00pm5/05/08 5:00pm

Hold the Sake! Japanese Automakers Working On Booze Lockouts

Toyota and Nissan are both accelerating development of lockouts that would make it difficult or impossible for a tippler to travel. Nissan's contemplating a very long PIN code that would be hard for a drunk to operate, while Toyota's playing with breathalyzer technology. The effort follows a rash of media coverage in… »9/15/06 3:00pm9/15/06 3:00pm