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December 2016 Archives

California woman dies in suspected drunk driving crash

The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when that loss is sudden and unexpected. A California woman passed away recently after her vehicle was hit by a wrong-way driver. Now that driver is being accused of driving under the influence.

Drunk driving: what is the effect of alcohol on your body?

Many holiday celebrations in California include alcohol. Whether it is eggnog at Christmas or Champagne at New Years, most people in California drink responsibly. However, there are always those risk-takers who underestimate just how serious the effect of alcohol can be on their mind and body.

Motorcyclist lucky to be alive after being hit by a dump truck

While those up north are dealing with snow and single-digit temperatures, Californians are lucky that the seasonable year-round climate allows them to enjoy outdoor activities just about any time of the year. For some, this means hitting the road on their motorcycle. However, as one incident shows, riding a motorcycle is not without its dangers.

Identifying drugged drivers in California remains difficult

Driving while impaired is illegal in California, just as it is in every other state in the nation. There are many ways to identify a drunk driver. For example, an officer could administer a field sobriety test to determine if a person is impaired, and a breath or blood test can measure the driver's blood-alcohol concentration to determine if it is above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. However, what about drivers who have used drugs such as marijuana, and then driven and caused an accident?

Ways to keep your teen safe behind the wheel

Your teenager is just about to receive his California driver's license and is already planning a road trip up Highway 1. Your first instinct is to sell the family car and only use public transportation in the future. However, logic kicks in and you come to terms with the fact that at some point he is going to be driving. It's time to take steps to ensure that your child is safe behind the wheel.

Two pedestrians killed and one injured in Echo Park crash

When most people in California leave their homes to take a walk, they may not anticipate that they will encounter a dangerous situation. However, even something as simple as a daily walk is not without dangers, and sometimes catastrophe.

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