Tuesday, January 1, 2013
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism debunks a few common myths about "sobering up." According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, New Year's Day is among the deadliest days to be on road.
New Year's Day consistently ranks among the deadliest days to be on the road due to alcohol-related traffic incidents, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) offers more data to support AAA's claim. The NIAAA debunks a few common myths about "sobering up". Myth: You can drive as long as you are not slurring your words or acting erratically. Fact: The coordination needed for driving is compromised long before the signs of intoxication are visible. Plus, the sedative effects of alcohol increase the risk of nodding off or losing attention behind the wheel. Myth: Drink coffee. …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Maryland State Police will target areas where crashes, impaired driving arrests are the highest.
More state troopers will be on the roads now through New Year’s Day, part of an effort to reduce traffic deaths this time of year. Maryland State Police said in a statement Friday they would be targeting areas where crashes and impaired driving arrests are the highest. According to state police, there were six deaths on Maryland roads between Dec. 30, 2011 and Jan. 3, 2012. Police said two of those deaths involved impaired drivers. The additional patrols coincide with the Maryland Highway Safety Office initiative “Towards Zero Deaths” and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiative “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Overtime costs for additional patrols was funded by grants from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, state …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Police: One motorist nearly drove into the community pool; another struck a transformer box at Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard.
GAITHERSBURG — Two drunk driving incidents a mere six minutes apart caused significant damage to Kentlands property Saturday morning, according to Gaithersburg Police. At 5:13 a.m. at the Kentlands Civic Center, Jarrad Mathew O’Brien, 19, of Germantown, reportedly drove his 1992 BMW across the grassy field and through the iron fence of the pool, finally coming to rest after striking numerous stone pillars, Gaithersburg Police officer Dan Lane told Patch. Minutes earlier, 19-year-old Jonathan Juhan Aquino, also of Germantown, lost control of his 1998 Acura and struck a transformer box at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard, ending up against a brick wall, Lane said. The incident caused a power outage in sections…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Anthony L. Randolph was reportedly driving drunk when he struck and killed a man on Key Bridge last year, The Washington Post reports.