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Macklemore involved in head-on crash with drunk driver

macklemore.pngAny time you use the roads, you place your safety in the hands of other drivers. No matter how careful you are, you can't control the actions of everyone else on the road. Drunk drivers create a hazard for all of us. Not even celebrities are immune from the dangers of drunk drivers.

Another life lost to a drunk driver

Gorst3.jpgA 4-car crash this morning in Gorst, Washington in Kitsap County resulted in at least one death. The crash took place around 5:30 am, and the road was not clear until after 10 am. According to the State Patrol, the crash involved 2 cars headed eastbound and 2 headed westbound.

Guilty plea in drunk driving fatal motor vehicle accident

According to the American Automobile Association, nearly 42 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more over the Independence Day holiday weekend. As people across Seattle and the nation celebrate Independence Day, the likelihood of impaired drivers on the roads also increases. In fact, in 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that more than 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents. In general, every driver has an on-going duty to obey traffic laws, be attentive and exercise caution on the roadways. Despite all the precautions a driver may take, accidents resulting from the negligence of another driver still happen.

Study: drugs, alcohol may play unexpected role in fatal crashes

It is common sense that many of the terrible car accidents that we read about in the news involved alcohol or drugs, but an interesting statistic was recently revealed that sheds a little more light on this trend. More than half of the drivers who have been killed in car accidents in the U.S. reportedly had consumed drugs or alcohol during or before the accident.

Will mandatory alcohol ignition interlocks stop drunk drivers?

In Washington state, when someone's license is suspended or revoked for a drug or alcohol-related driving offense, he or she is sometimes given an Ignition Interlock License. These licenses allow such drivers to drive vehicles that have been equipped with ignition interlock devices, which do not allow the vehicle to start if it detects alcohol on the driver's breath.

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