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Connecticut man receives 18-month sentence for drunk driving

A 32-year old Connecticut man will spend 18 months in prison after entering Alford pleas to charges of assault with a motor vehicle and driving under the influence. Alford pleas are entered by defendants who maintain innocence but admit that the prosecutor has sufficient evidence to convince a jury. The man's sentence, which also calls for three years of probation, was handed down on Jan. 17.

Reducing alcohol-related crashes in Connecticut

A study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research indicates that breathalyzer lock laws have prevented approximately 1,250 fatal accidents involving a drunk driver. Breathalyzer locks, sometimes referred to as ignition interlock devices, require that people perform a blood alcohol concentration test before a vehicle will start. If someone is over the legal limit, the ignition will not turn over.

Man charged with DUI after fatal Connecticut crash

A 64-year-old Connecticut truck driver was killed on Sept. 28 after his tanker truck was hit by a 35-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence on I-95 near Westport. The accident happened shortly before 7 p.m. The 35-year-old, who was driving a Mercedes, sideswiped the truck on the driver's side.

Negligent behaviors during the holidays can be tragic

In our last post we discussed holiday traveling across the nation. There will no doubt be a lot of people out on the roads as they rush to finish up their holiday shopping and prepare for holiday parties. Some may even be traveling long distances in order to see their family members.

Drunk driving accidents claim many lives in Connecticut each year

The Thanksgiving weekend often brings together family and friends who do not routinely spend time together. At many of these gatherings, people consume alcoholic beverages. If someone does not plan ahead and drinks too much before getting behind the wheel of a car, they could hurt themselves and others if they get in a car accident. In the most tragic situations people could die.