Ohio: 5 On Your Side maps N. E. Ohio’s deadliest DUI crash zones; Cuyahoga leads the state in booze crash deaths

CLEVELAND – An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation analyzed thousands of DUI accidents over ten counties and reveals Northeast Ohio’s deadliest DUI crash zones.

Relying on crash data obtained from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, our investigation mapped every alcohol related crash from 2009 through 2013.

We found 17,454 alcohol related crashes that included 449 deaths and 7,665 injuries throughout Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas counties.

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Maryland: State Police report DUI driver attempted to hang himself in holding cell after arrest in beltway booze cruise

(College Park, MD) – Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division are investigating an attempted suicide after a drunk driver, involved in a car crash, was taken into police custody.

The drunk driver is not being identified at this time due to pending charges. He attempted suicide after being arrested for DUI on the scene of a car crash in Prince George’s County. He is currently being treated at University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Charges are pending for the crash, the DUI and for drug possession.

Shortly before midnight Nov. 14, 2014, a state trooper from the College Park Barrack was dispatched to a crash on the inner loop of I-495 at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The preliminary crash investigation indicates the arrestee was driving a 2006 Lexus passenger vehicle when he struck the rear of a vehicle traveling in front of him. The crash injured two of the three occupants in that vehicle.

A great way to get a free ride on this new Maryland State Police medevac helicopter is to operate a motorcycle while impaired and go too fast around a curve. DWI HIT PARADE photo

Colorado: Don’t be a Turkey; Drink and Don’t Drive This Thanksgiving; DUI Enforcement Begins Today.

STATEWIDE — Later this week Coloradans will be giving thanks while enjoying the company of friends and family over a home-cooked meal –- often accompanied by beer, wine or cocktails. While many are enjoying their meals, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will be working hard to heighten DUI enforcement as part of their continued efforts to protect users of Colorado roadways from dangerous impaired drivers. Increased enforcement begins today and continue through Monday, Dec. 1 as part of CDOT’s ongoing The Heat Is On campaign.

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