Tag: Drunken and Reckless Driving

Mother Dies After Halloween Crash That Killed Husband and Toddler

Raihan Awaida, her husband, Joseph, and their 3-year-old son, Omar, went out Thursday night in Long Beach, Calif., to enjoy the Halloween festivities. When they were walking back home, a sport utility vehicle drove onto the sidewalk and struck the entire family. Her husband died shortly after the crash. Their son died Saturday. And on […]

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These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

A million Americans a year are arrested for drunken driving, and most stops begin the same way: flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror, then a battery of tests that might include standing on one foot or reciting the alphabet. What matters most, though, happens next. By the side of the road or at the […]

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Breath Tests Aim to Stop Drunk Driving. Can We Trust the Results?

Episode 18: ‘Guilty by Machine’ Producer/Director: Singeli Agnew More than 1 million people a year are arrested for drunk driving and most are asked to blow into a breath test machine to see how impaired they might be. The devices, among the most widely used forensic tools in law enforcement, generate numbers that can all […]

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Trump Golf Club May Lose Liquor License Over Fatal Car Crash

New Jersey officials are moving to revoke the liquor license at one of President Trump’s golf clubs, which they say continued to serve a man who was already intoxicated and got into a fatal car crash shortly after leaving the club in 2015. If successful, the move, first reported by The Washington Post, would be […]

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Cyclist Deaths in New York City: Accident or Crime?

When Umar Baig barreled through a red light at a terrifying speed and T-boned an S.U.V., sending it flying across the street into José Alzorriz, a cyclist, the moment was caught on dashboard cameras in Brooklyn. Mr. Alzorriz, 52, a bike-safety enthusiast from Spain, had just rolled up to the traffic light on the opposite […]

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Thailand’s Roads Are Deadly. Especially if You’re Poor.

ImageParamedics treat an injured man after a motorcycle accident in Bangkok in April.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times investigates to see if those promises were kept. BANGKOK — The Thai woman was riding […]

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