YouTube users around the world can see what it means to be stopped at a Tennessee DUI checkpoint thanks to the actions of one young driver. A 21-year-old was stopped over the holiday weekend by a law enforcement officer and asked to pull over to the side of the road. Was he showing signs of impairment? Was he driving erratically? No.
"Assign a designated driver." That is how many drinkers would answer the question about how they go out and party but still get safely home. A recent study suggests, however, that the safety of a designated driver might be a myth to some extent.
When it is boating season, a driver needs to worry about more than his actions on the roads. Law enforcement holds boat operators responsible for alleged wrongdoing just as they would a driver.
Some people will go to great lengths to avoid a drunk driving arrest. In the case of a Tennessee pair, they apparently saw relying on a sober driver as a wise way to get around a possible DUI problem. However, when that sober driver is 11 years old, that isn't a good -- or legal -- idea.