Nation Feb 07

Fewer drunk, but more drug-impaired drivers on the road

The number of drivers on the road with alcohol in their systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but there has been a large increase in drivers using marijuana and other illegal drugs, a government report released Friday found.

Nation Mar 17

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SXSW car crash claims fourth life

A suspected drunk driver killed at least two people and injured 23 others early Thursday morning when he evaded a traffic stop and plowed through barricades set up for the South by Southwest festival, the Austin Police Department said.

Jan 05

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Vancouver law cuts drunken-driving deaths in half

New drunken-driving laws in British Columbia have led to a dramatic decrease (roughly 50%). Officials ramped up penalties on drivers who tested at a lower blood alcohol level (.05, as opposed to the current .08 legal standard) and authorized police…

"I've seen the worst tragedies." --Dr. Roy Purssell From inside the emergency room at Vancouver General Hospital, Dr. Roy Purssell has seen the damage caused by drunken driving firsthand. As heartbreaking as those tragedies were, Purssell was equally alarmed…

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