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Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Posted on August 27, 2015 by admin

“What’s the harm? Everyone does it.  I got home safely and no one was hurt”. This may be a typical mind-set of many who drink and drive and do not consider the consequences. When you decide to drive after drinking, you are not just putting your life at risk but are also putting the lives of other people in danger. The Magnitude of the Problem Below are a few chilling DWI/DUI statistics: Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the US, and are responsible for one in three deaths among American teenagers. 2 out of every five Americans are involved in an alcohol-related traffic crash. Each year, in the U.S., about 600,000 – 10 percent – of all police-reported motor vehicle crashes are alcohol-related. In 2013, the total number of alcohol related crashes were 8,368 people out of which 7, 898 were drivers who were…
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New Jersey driver charged with vehicular homicide in teen’s 2014 death

Posted on August 17, 2015 by admin

A New Jersey driver was high on drugs when he caused a three-car crash that killed a 14-year-old girl, authorities said. Nicholas Garreffi, 40, was charged on Monday with vehicular homicide in the 2014 death of Aisling Cooke. Read more…

Police ID pedestrian struck, killed on Rte. 17K as 78-year-old Newburgh man

Posted on August 17, 2015 by admin

Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night on Route 17K near the Stewart Air National Guard base as Thomas Taylor, 78, a town resident. Town police said Taylor was walking across Route 17K about 9:55 p.m. when he was struck in the westbound lane by a car that was traveling westbound. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more..