Driving Under the Influence

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “Drunk Driving Accidents are 100% Preventable”

“Drunk driving accidents are 100% preventable” wrote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his Facebook page on August 10th. His statement was a result of a personal incident that occurred on August 2, 2014 when Johnson’s mother and cousin suffered injuries after they were hit head on by a drunk driver […]

August 14th, 2014|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “Drunk Driving Accidents are 100% Preventable”

Teenage Drunk Driving: Staying Safe During Prom Season

The warmer weather is here and high school students will soon begin winding down their academic year. Prom night is right around the corner and with it, an increased risk of teenage drunk driving. Alcohol Awareness Month is held in April in large part because of the prom and graduation […]

April 24th, 2014|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Teenage Drunk Driving: Staying Safe During Prom Season

Drunken Driver Hits State Trooper on Mass. Pike

A drunken driver slammed into a Massachusetts State Trooper on the Mass. Pike in Boston late Monday night. Trooper Mark Lomardi was preparing to close down a lane for a police detail when Ann Lyn King, 45, of Worcester crashed into the back of his cruiser around 10:30pm. The impact […]

February 13th, 2014|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Drunken Driver Hits State Trooper on Mass. Pike

Boston Marathon Runner Killed by Drunk Driver

Meg Menzies was out for her Boston Marathon training run last Monday morning when she was struck and killed by a drunk driver.

Menzies, 34, was running in Ashland, VA when she was struck at 8:15am by Dr. Michael J. Carlson, 47. Carlson was arraigned on driving under the influence and […]

January 21st, 2014|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Boston Marathon Runner Killed by Drunk Driver

Drunk Driver Kills Newlywed Bride while on her Honeymoon in New England

A drunk driver is charged and held on $250,000 bail after killing a newlywed bride and seriously injuring the groom in a car crash. Leah Fonda and Brian Preiss, both 30, were from Minnesota and on their honeymoon while driving down Route 4 in Rollingsford, NH, on their way to […]

July 30th, 2013|Driving Under the Influence, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases|Comments Off on Drunk Driver Kills Newlywed Bride while on her Honeymoon in New England

Victims of DUI Accidents Deserve Justice

Victims of DUI accidents deserve justice and to see that the poor decisions of the irresponsible driver are addressed. When an intoxicated individual makes the decision to operate a motor vehicle, he not only puts his own life in jeopardy, he also puts the lives of fellow passengers and other […]

July 16th, 2013|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Victims of DUI Accidents Deserve Justice

Drunk Driving Fatalities on the Decline

In 2010, 32,885 people died in traffic accidents with10,228 of them attributed to drunk driving. Out of the total deaths, 66% were those driving, 27% were motor vehicle passengers, and 7% were non-occupants. Although these numbers seem high, they are actually on the lower end of the spectrum since the […]

April 9th, 2013|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Drunk Driving Fatalities on the Decline

Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk driving is a serious issue, however and a common problem, the number of incidents has dropped significantly over the years. In 2010, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population was 3.3, representing a 64% decrease since 1982, when record keeping began, and 48% since the inception of The […]

January 31st, 2013|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunken Driver Injures Two

Two people were hurt in a head-on collision on the southbound side of the Boston-Providence Highway in Norwood on Saturday.

At 3:35 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, police officers Timothy McDonagh, Shawn Wilman, Angela Gulla and Patrick Bishop and ambulances from Norwood, Walpole and Westwood responded to the accident.

Rescue workers found […]

November 13th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Driving Under the Influence, Public Drunkenness|Comments Off on Drunken Driver Injures Two

Civilian Stops Drunk Driver

As reported on WCVB.com:

A Connecticut man was driving drunk on Route 3A with his two children in the car Sunday evening when another driver demanded he pull over, according the Patriot Ledger.

Officer arrested Bradford Belding, 44, of Avon, Conn., on charges of drunken driving, negligent driving, driving with a suspended […]

October 2nd, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Driving Safety, Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Civilian Stops Drunk Driver

Two Bicyclists Killed on Boston Roads

Two more bicyclists were killed this past week on Boston roads. One rider collided with an 18-wheeler in South Boston, and another rider was struck and killed by a drunk driver.

CBS Boston reports that the accidents have the local bike community “on edge” and they quoted Bostonbiker.org, a group that advocates […]

September 19th, 2012|Bicylce Accidents, Driving Under the Influence, Fatal Accidents, Negligence|Comments Off on Two Bicyclists Killed on Boston Roads

School Bus Driver Charged with Drunken Driving

A school bus driver was charged with drunken driving after a crash involving another school bus Monday in Tyngsborough.

Officers responded to the crash at the intersection of Middlesex and Westford roads at 2:47 p.m., where they saw that a small yellow school bus had struck a minivan school bus from […]

June 20th, 2012|Auto Accident, Bus Accident, Car Accident, Driving Under the Influence, Negligence, Public Drunkenness, Public Safety|Comments Off on School Bus Driver Charged with Drunken Driving

Distracted Driving: The Numbers Don’t Lie

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month may have passed, but in exploring what is behind the Department of Transportation (DOT) putting a spotlight on this issue, there are some statistics that we would like to share. They are quite sobering and further enforce the need to educate drivers on the dangers […]

Texting and Alcohol Responsible for Cape Cod Car Accident

According to reports by Harwich Police, alcohol and texting while driving are to blame for a weekend crash that injured a Cape Cod teen.  During the accident, the teen’s vehicle landed on its roof, but she was able to get out on her own.

The teen required hospitalization but her injuries […]

January 20th, 2012|Car Accident, Driving Under the Influence, Texting While Driving|Comments Off on Texting and Alcohol Responsible for Cape Cod Car Accident