Drinking and driving is illegal so that fewer people die every year, which is a social good. Are DWI laws discriminatory towards alcoholics, who have a higher tolerance for high levels of alcohol consumption? The answer’s no, but that didn’t stop one Texas man from making the argument in court recently.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a New Mexico woman who failed to appear in court for two charges of felony child abuse, after running from police while driving drunk with her two young kids in the car and shouting at the cops “I don’t give a shit,” and “fuck you bald head.”
The National Transportation Safety Board just released its Most Wanted list for 2016. In hopes to end the boozing and the cruising once and for all, the agency wants states to drop their drunk driving blood alcohol content limit from .08 to .05 or lower.
“Don’t drink and drive!” It’s a mantra you hear everywhere, from driver’s ed to billboards and your friends and family. Well, it looks like the numbers are headed in the right direction, as drunk driving arrests and convictions are down compared to previous years. But we still need to be reminded: Don’t.
Brian J. Byers was driving his 2001 BMW while a little loaded, ran a stop sign, and slammed into a guard rail. Luckily, no one was hurt, so he limped the damaged BMW back home. Still drunk. Which may be why he did what he did next: returned to the accident scene to pour water on the road to make it look like the wreck…
You've been there. Drunk, cold, and also, very, very drunk. All you want is a ride home, doesn't matter where it comes from, as long as you don't have to pay for it. A local denizen of New Jersey had that exact same process, so he stole a bulldozer and proceeded to tear up a local park.
In my day job as a police reporter, I once met a man who was complaining to the state that his criminal record showed three DWI arrests in the same day. Obviously it was an error, he told me, and after investigating a little bit I found he was correct. No one could get more than one drunken driving arrests in the same…
We at Jalopnik are huge fans of driving, but we think it should be only done when you're not under the influence of booze. You put your own life at risk when you do that, along with that of anyone else who might be on the road. In addition, the legal penalties suck massively when you get caught.
Brian Ahlert, a 41-year-old worker at Chrysler's Belvidere assembly plant, faces drunk-driving charges after he was pulled over on the way home from what he claimed was a very liquid day on the job.
A judge slapped the 73-year-old Gliddon Williams Davis with a 55-year sentence after driving drunk, meaning he'll be 100 before he's eligible for parole. Given it's his tenth conviction (eight DWIs/two attempted rapes) we're taking the over.
Pennsylvania police said today that "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn was drunk before crashing his Porsche 911 GT3 at 130 mph on Monday, killing himself and a friend. Tests show he had a blood alcohol of 0.196 percent, twice the legal limit.
America's roadgoing drunks still account for a third of all traffic deaths despite years of public outcry and shame. Now researchers say vehicles have enough technology to sense an impaired driver at the wheel — with the right software.
Rapper Flo Rida opened himself up for a litany of puns about being "low" when he failed a sobriety test while driving his $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron in Miami. He blew a .185, which is twice the legal limit.
Caught driving his Ferrari 360 Modena under enough influences to spark a Grateful Dead album, New York resident James Ferrari nevertheless fought the government's attempt to seize his ride. Now a federal judge has ruled Ferrari's Ferrari belongs to Ferrari.
Crystal Leija likes her drinks like she likes her bad decisions: doubled. After drunkenly driving through John Rauchbauer's home she was ballsy/intoxicated enough to ask John Rauchbauer for $1,000 to help him find the kids she just mowed down with her Honda Accord. Only in Florida.
Nick Ayers is the campaign manager for Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bid to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. Five years ago, while running a campaign for Georgia's governor, he was stopped for drunk driving. His attempt to talk his way out through politics just came to light.
America's statehouses are the petri dishes of democracy, where new ideas are born and tested. Like these from Montana Rep. Alan Hale, who's tired of big government telling people they can't drink and drive.
After police attempted to pull over a Pontiac Sunfire Saturday, its driver, Christine Stroh, decided to resolve the situation by fleeing on icy roads, then hurling herself from the car at 30mph into a tree, leaving her two passengers inside.
After a Frankfort, Ky., police officer pulled over a black Chevy pickup on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Friday, the driver decided to flee the interview — briefly dragging the officer through a gas station. Russell Wheat, 49, was arrested after ditching his truck and hiding in a culvert. He plead not guilty…