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Randy Appleton

Florida Wants to Reduce DUIs With Ignition Lock Bill

The number of drunk driving crashes in Florida continues to climb, so the state legislature is trying to stop this alarming trend by passing a bill that would require an ignition interlock device for those convicted of driving under the […]

Randy Appleton

Drugged Driving Worse Than Drunk Driving: Report

Identifying when a driver is under the influence of drugs rather than alcohol can be difficult for police and the number of drugged drivers on American roads is increasing, a new report states from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. There […]

Randy Appleton

Woman Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Connecticut Crash

A woman from Colchester, Connecticut has been charged with DUI manslaughter stemming from a deadly December 2016 accident in Waterford, Connecticut.  The police stated in late March that the woman had turned herself in. She was involved in a deadly […]

Randy Appleton

4 Killed in Fiery West Virginia Tractor Trailer Crash

Two adults and two children died in a fiery head on crash with a tractor trailer on I-77 in Camp Creek, West Virginia. The deadly wreck occurred on the evening of April 13. Mercer County, West Virginia Emergency Services Director […]

Randy Appleton

Virginia Beach Woman Killed in 3 Car Accident in Wythe County

Two people died, including a 21 year old woman from Virginia Beach, in a three vehicle crash on I-81 in Wythe County, Virginia on March 30.  The Virginia State Police stated that a Honda Insight was going south on I-81 […]

Rick Shapiro

Drunk Driving Deaths Fall In DC Region, But 15k Arrests Still Made Annually

The number of drunk driving deaths in the Washington DC metro area fell by double digits in the region in 2015, as there were smaller numbers of DUI crashes and arrests, according to a recent report released in February 2017. […]

Rick Shapiro

Virginia Governor Signs New Drunk Driving Law

A new DUI law signed this month by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will establish new procedures for drunk driving cases in the Commonwealth.  The new law was passed after the US Supreme Court issued a new ruling last year that […]

Randy Appleton

Virginia Police Arrest DUI Driver Who Killed 1

Police in Loudoun County, Virginia have arrested a 26 year old man in an alleged drunk driving crash that killed a women and injured one other on Feb. 21.  The Virginia State Police reported that the drunk driver crashed his […]

Rick Shapiro

Driver Charged in Bland County, Virginia Pedestrian Deaths

Two women died and a third was seriously injured after a car hit three pedestrians in Bland County, Virginia on Feb. 19.  Virginia State Police have charged a 27 year old male driver with three felony counts of hit-and-run, one count […]

Randy Appleton

6,000 Americans Die Due to Drowsy Driving Annually

A recent study suggests that as many as 6,000 Americans die annually in drowsy driving-related wrecks.  Researchers in the journal Sleep noted that millions of American drivers fall asleep at the wheel every month, and 15% of deadly crashes involve […]