May 14, 2013
There are many people who believe that driving under the influence (DUI) occur only because someone was drunk on alcohol. Of course, “under the influence” can mean any drug, including alcohol.
One area that has seen the percentage of drivers under the influence of drugs other than alcohol is Phoenix, Arizona. As reported in www.ahwatukee.com.
DUI is the act of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs including illegal drugs, medical marijuana and prescr... [More]
April 5, 2013
Nicholas Perry had one very bad day. Would it surprise you to know that alcohol played a prominent role in his bad day? Of course it doesn’t – alcohol and bad days seem to go hand-in-hand.
Perry was arrested on several charges after he was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol after a fight with his girlfriend and a police chase. As reported in www.theindychannel.com.
He was pulled over after a police saw him throw a plastic cup from the window.
When the 25-year-old ... [More]
March 11, 2013
Drinking alcohol is a major staple for most Super Bowl parties. How many people have you known who drove home from a Super Bowl party after they probably had too much to drink?
There is no doubt that we love our football and a lot of times that involves drinking alcohol along with it. As reported in www.10news.com.
Unfortunately, that mix is leading to car crashes. A recent AAA study found that on Super Bowl Sunday, DUI fatal and injury crashes jump 75 percent in California compared to other S... [More]
November 20, 2012
I recently blogged about a friend of mine named John. This was a man I, and many others, thought had it all. He was a professional with a family and very active with his kids, his church, and his community.
Then drugs took control of his life. He realizes the first bad decision was to start drinking. Once he rationalized his drinking he tried smoking marijuana. Bad decision number three was thinking he could experiment with cocaine, crystal meth and prescription medications.
His use of drugs a... [More]
September 12, 2012
It takes a small kid or a true coward to always find someone else to blame for poor decisions. One of these, I am not sure which of the two categories he qualifies for is George Boedecker, founder of Crocs shoes. He was was arrested for a DUI after he was found passed out in his Porsche.
When confronted by Colorado police, Boedecker said that he wasn't the one driving the car. When asked who was driving, the allegedly intoxicated entrepreneur said his "girlfriend," whom he identified as pop sin... [More]
July 25, 2012
Are porn stars celebrities? Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I have long held the belief that celebrities should not be used as role models. This holds especially true for porn stars.
Jenna Jameson was officially charged with a DUI for slamming into a pole on May 25th. The former adult film actress crashed her car in a Los Angeles suburb and was discovered at the scene. This as reported in christianpost.com.
The 38-year-old Jameson was charged with three separate misdemeanors ... [More]
July 23, 2012
I am a firm believer that we all should lead by example. That holds especially true for those who have an influence on our children. High school principals should know better than to drink and drive.
The controversial principal of Paul Revere Elementary School near San Francisco was sentenced to community service hours instead of jail time in connection with a DUI arrest last month in which she sideswiped two vehicles just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. This according to the sfexaminer.com
July 21, 2012
Do you model your life after your favorite celebrity? I hope not. However, there are some celebrities who truly are role models. Judging from the headline to this blog, the following celebrities are not good role models.
This is part of a series of blogs illuminating celebrity drug behavior.
Big Boi – I thought this was a misspelling of the fat dude outside a chain of restaurants most popular in the 1970s. This Big Boi is part of the hip-hop group OutKast. Other than his hip-hopping, Big... [More]
July 16, 2012
There is no good reason for driving under the influence of alcohol. As a counselor for both in-class and online alcohol classes my students often try to come up with reasons to justify drinking and driving. Of course it always comes back to your wife is pregnant and she needs to get to the hospital.
That is no excuse. Nor is the reason Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Clark Haggans had.
In kind of a bizarre story, Haggans, a member of Pittsburgh's Super Bowl XL team - is serving a 48-hour... [More]
July 15, 2012
One of the most dangerous things facing human beings in our every-day lives in transportation. Don’t laugh, it’s true. When you think about how many drivers are out there who are legally intoxicated it can be mind-numbing.
There is one thing about being a statistic and it is another to completely destroy your life. Alcohol certainly is capable of that.
In Helena, Montana police arrested David Vincent Strachan for his 6th driving under the influence (DUI) violation. He also was robb... [More]