Articles Tagged with Boston drunk driving

According to a recent news feature from Medical Daily, a new study published in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, alcohol consumption is reducing worldwide, and this may be a result of newer low alcoholic beers now popular on the market.

Our hope is that if people are drinking less, there will be less drunk driving incidents, which in turn will result in less drunk driving accidents and fewer alcohol-related fatalities.

beergardenThe data was derived from a Canadian organization that studies addiction and mental health. Their claim was that drinking beer with lower ethanol content would mean that people will have a lower blood alcohol content (BAC) in their respective blood streams, and this will result in less drunk driving accidents. Continue reading

Law enforcement in Massachusetts say driving under the influence is a growing problem in the state, particularly when it comes to the influence of illicit and prescription drugs. pillsbrownbottle

A recent analysis by FOX 25 WFXT reveals drugged driving violations have climbed 42 percent since 2011. That’s compared to a 26 percent hike in alcohol drunk driving arrests and citations issued during the same time frame.

Although thousands of residents in the Commonwealth are legally allowed to use marijuana, there is technically no legal limit for how much is too much. Part of that has to do with the fact that there is no form of accurate testing for the drug that will reveal impairment. Regular users may have higher levels of the drug in their system, even though they aren’t impaired. Just as easily, someone might be impaired despite having lower levels of THC (the active ingredient) in their system.  Continue reading