Mothers Against Drunk Driving

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MADD Petition: Send 'Affluenza' Kid to Adult Court

Ethan Couch's case is currently still in juvenile court

(Newser) - Mad that "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch avoided jail time after killing four people in a drunk driving crash, and now faces a grand total of just 120 days in jail even after allegedly violating his probation and then fleeing the country? So is MADD. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has... More »

Detective 'Too Drunk' to Receive MADD Award

Michael Szeliga apparently had a few

(Newser) - A Florida sheriff's deputy—who's now a full-fledged detective—apparently got so drunk at a Mothers Against Drunk Driving conference that he couldn't receive an award for making 100 DUI arrests, WFTV reports. According to lengthy report, Pinellas County deputy Michael Szeliga arrived at a Fort Lauderdale... More »

Now It's Time for Gun Control Debate

Pundits opine in wake of the Newtown rampage

(Newser) - In the wake of the Newtown school shooting, there's one topic on every opinion writer's keyboard: guns. Is America finally ready to have a conversation about gun control? Here's what people are saying:
  • Joe Scarborough gave an impassioned speech on Morning Joe this morning. "From this
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Ex-MADD Honcho Arrested for Drunk Driving

Debra Oberlin, head of Gainesville chapter in the '90s, blew .239

(Newser) - Pro tip: If you’re going to crusade against drunk driving, you should probably avoid doing it yourself. Actually, you should probably avoid doing it regardless. But these lessons were lost on Debra Oberlin, the former head of the Gainesville, Fla., chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The 48-year-old was... More »

Too Tipsy to Drive? Check Your App

Two iPhone tools estimate blood alcohol level, help find a cab

(Newser) - Going out tomorrow night to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Consider downloading two new iPhone apps first if you think you might overindulge. R-U-Buzzed and Last Call calculate the number of drinks you’ve had, your weight, and how long you’ve been drinking to determine how safe it is... More »

Drunk Drivers Must Install Breathalyzer Ignition Locks

Six states institute laws requiring gadgets

(Newser) - Motorists convicted of driving drunk will have to install breath-monitoring gadgets in their cars under new laws taking effect in six states this week, the AP reports. The ignition interlocks prevent engines from starting until drivers blow into the alcohol detectors to prove they're sober. Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska, and... More »

In Time for Holidays, an iPod Breathalyzer

iBreath taps into growing industry around excessive boozing

(Newser) - A new accessory for the iPod aims to cut down on drunk driving, the Los Angeles Times reports. No, not an app that lists lawyers, or one that calls a cab—a breathalyzer. The iBreath plugs into the iPod and, in 5 seconds, gives a blood-alcohol reading. The creator said... More »

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