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Jim Irsay (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Jailed, Could Face Felonies

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was released from jail Monday after being held overnight following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.

03/17/2014

New Jersey officials discuss crackdown on drunk driving during Super Bowl week (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

NJ Plans Drunk Driving Crackdown During Super Bowl Week

Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said Monday that “The Sobriety Blitz” combines the efforts of state police and the divisions of Highway Traffic Safety and Alcoholic Beverage Control.

01/27/2014

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

NJ DWI Offenders Could Avoid License Suspension Under New Bill

The measure could allow drivers convicted of a first DWI to avoid a license suspension by agreeing to install an ignition interlock device in their car. The device requires the driver to take and pass a Breathalyzer-like test before starting the car.

01/02/2014

A field sobriety test on a driver during a DWI checkpoint. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NY State Police Targeting Drunk Driving During Holidays

The goal of the initiative “Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest” is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to prevent motorists from being injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug-impaired driver.

12/24/2013

A field sobriety test on a driver during a DWI checkpoint. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Drunk Driving Checkpoints To Be Set Up Across New York State Over Holiday Weekend

Bar and restaurant owners, along with local officials, urge people to choose a designated driver before heading out for the night or take a taxi home.

11/27/2013

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

Nassau Police To Beef Up DWI Patrols For Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Starting Wednesday, there will be an additional 100 officers patrolling the roadways, authorities announced.

11/25/2013

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

Woman Who Suffered Severe Injuries In Drunk-Driving Crash Sues Bar For Negligence

The lawsuit filed in Middlesex County against Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach says they should have known 26-year old Ashley Chieco of Wood-Ridge was drunk when they kept serving her in mid-August.

11/08/2013

Suffolk County Police Cruiser (file / credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Long Island Cops Step Up Patrols, Use Checkpoints To Bust Drunk Drivers

Holiday travelers weren’t the only ones hitting the road for Labor Day Weekend. Extra cops were out in force looking for speeders and drunk drivers.

08/31/2013

Police lights (credit: ClipArt.com)

Fair Lawn Police: Driver, Passenger Arrested For DWI After Men Switch Places

“They had switched because the original passenger thought that the original driver was too drunk to drive,” Det. Sgt. Brian Metzler said

08/21/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov Cuomo Signs Law Making Drunk Driving Felony On Conditional Licenses

Motorists who lose their license for drunken driving may be issued a conditional license, limited to essential trips like work, school and medical appointments.

07/28/2013

Jose Escobar, inside courtroom at Riverhead Criminal Court where he was sentenced to 4 to 12 years by Judge John Toomey on July 23, 2013 for the crash that killed his 10-month-old daughter in a DWI crash in Brentwood on July. 19, 2012. An interpreter stands next to him. (credit: James Carbone/Newsday Pool)

L.I. Drunk Driver Sentenced For Crash That Killed His Daughter

Jose Escobar, 30, was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for crashing into a Brentwood 7-Eleven store last year. His 10-month-old daughter’s car seat was thrown from the car in the collision. Helen was on life support for less than a week before succumbing to her injuries.

07/23/2013

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

Connecticut Troopers Make 57 Drunken Driving Arrests Memorial Day Weekend

Authorities said Tuesday that troopers also investigated 281 accidents including fatal crashes in West Hartford and North Stonington over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

05/28/2013

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

NTSB Recommends Lowering Legal Limit To Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.

05/14/2013

Yankee Stadium (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

DWI Checkpoints Appear Near Yankee Stadium

Some Yankees fans were surprised to find four police DWI checkpoints set up in the vicinity of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Friday night, snarling traffic as fans tried to make their way home.

04/28/2013

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Seeking To Close Loophole In Leandra’s Law Progresses In State Legislature

The New York state law requires convicted drunk drivers to blow into a device that measures the driver’s blood alcohol level before the car can be started.

04/20/2013

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