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December 2012 Archives

New Year still ahead, Tennessee police up to old DWI tricks

The gifts have all been opened, the sweets over-consumed and perhaps some eggnog enjoyed. The holiday season isn't over yet. And Tennessee law enforcement is all too aware of that.

Random alcohol testing in the Marine Corps

In an effort to reduce on-duty drunkenness, the Marine Corps established a twice annual random breath test for blood alcohol levels. All ranks will participate in this screening. The Corps concluded that alcohol abuse factors into many societal problems among Marines, on- or off-duty. Some marines consider two or three six-packs to be social drinking.

Will Tennessee adopt strict DUI ignition interlock rule?

The NTSB recently studied what are some of the nation's most dangerous accidents: wrong-way crashes. Research shows that sort of accident is the most likely to be fatal. Also, wrong-way accidents are often the result of drunk drivers. Specifically, the NTSB reports that almost 70 percent of such accidents are DUI-related.

New program is another reason to fear DUI arrest this season

Whether you love it or hate it, President Obama is still in office. And one thing he has done during his continued presidency is addressed drunk driving. MADD reports that Obama has officially declared December national Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

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