For the ninth year in a row, the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) have teamed up to spread the message that it's illegal and unsafe to drink and drive -- whether you're behind the steering wheel of a car or the steering wheel of a watercraft.
There's no shame in enjoying a night out on the town -- or a drink with dinner while you're out with friends. If you're a responsible adult, you know you don't want to get behind the wheel if you're too inebriated to be driving. However, given the fact that a .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) isn't very high, you know you could be over the legal limit even if you don't feel drunk.
North Carolina's drunk driving laws are fierce -- and you don't want to find yourself facing a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI) under any circumstances. Punishment if you're convicted usually involves mandatory jail time, even at the lowest-level offense.
Did you wake up on the wrong side of a jail cell on New Year's Day thanks to a drunk driving charge?
Social drinking tends to increase during all holidays -- and Thanksgiving is no exception. Unfortunately, social drinkers (unlike regular drinkers) are at a disadvantage when it comes to knowing their limits. Not every social drinker who gets intoxicated sets out to end up that way, which is why not everyone has a designated driver ready to take them home.
The implied consent laws in Illinois essentially say that the ability to own a driver's license is a privilege, not a right. By implication, anyone with a license has given the police consent to test for chemical impairments.
A lot of people look forward to summer, whether they plan to go on vacation to the beach or indulge in a "staycation" at home with friends.
A 27-year old North Carolina resident entered a guilty plea to a felony DUI. After hearing all the evidence and pleas from the woman, her family members and the family members of her victim, the judge issued a sentence of 15 years.
If you flunked a Breathalyzer test during a traffic stop, should you just give up and accept your fate?
What's the difference between a jail and a prison?