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Tag: drunk driving

Roadway Deaths Increased in 2015, Reports DOT

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A recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not bode well for American motorists. According to agency estimates, a staggering 26,000 people died in traffic accidents in the first nine months of 2015. To put this in perspective, there were 23,796 roadway deaths in the first nine… Read more »

Anheuser-Busch Super Bowl Ad Targets Drunk Drivers

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When it comes to television advertising, Super Bowl Sunday is like, well, the Super Bowl. Companies spend as much as $5 million for a 30-second spot with hopes that the more than 110 million viewers who tune in will take notice. Considering nearly 18% of Super Bowl viewers say the ads are the most important… Read more »

Accident Victim Warns About Drunk Driving Hours Before Death

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The last Facebook post of a young woman struck and killed by an intoxicated man warned of the dangers of drunk driving. Taylor Gaboury, 21, of Farmington, ME died on New Year’s Day at about 1:40 am when she was struck and killed by a car in the vicinity of Franklin Memorial Hospital. On the previous… Read more »

Mother Causes Two DUI Accidents With Child In Car

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A Brunswick woman, Heather Bowman, caused not one but two collisions in a single trip in Freeport last month. The 39-year-old was driving drunk with a child in the car. Bowman’s actions are an illustration of how one person’s poor decision can endanger the lives of countless other people, from other motorists to her own family. Drunk… Read more »

Portland Police Use Facebook to Post DUI Arrests

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Driving while under the influence of alcohol comes with the risk of life-changing consequences ranging from penalties and jail time to severe personal injury and even death.  In the United States, Maine is one of only five states without felony DUI laws for convictions, but a recent initiative by the South Portland police aims to… Read more »

Maine’s OUI and DUI Laws: A Brief Review

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Drunk driving causes more deaths and injuries than any other violent crime. So the State of Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is enforcing some very harsh laws to punish those drivers who choose to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OUI). If you’re caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%… Read more »

Route 3 Accident Highlights Dangers of Impaired Driving in Maine

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An accident on Route 3 involving an Illinois motorist this week has highlighted the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and the potential such behavior has to cause life-altering harm to everyone on the open road. A 44-year-old resident of Wheeling, Illinois was driving his 2011 Hyundai when he entered into a dispute… Read more »

Alcohol Suspected in Fatal Head on Collision

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Excessive speed and drunk driving may be in the mix as possible causes in a fatal head on crash in Lincolnville, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s office. The driver, Adam Knight, 31 years old, lost his life when he was ejected from his Volkswagen Jetta after it was split in half by the impact… Read more »