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Drunk driving arrests can be costly

Tonight, people all over the country will be ringing in the new year. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends and look back on the past year. Alcohol is a prominent part of most New Year's Eve parties. As people are celebrating, though, they should do what they can to avoid a drunk driving arrest.

Woman charged with DUI after falling asleep at intersection

Earlier this month, Birmingham police were called to the intersection of 41st Street and Messer Airport Highway around 8:15 a.m. after receiving a report that a woman had been shot in her vehicle. However, when they arrived, they discovered a very different situation.

DUI Arrests In Huntsville Highest In The State

It's a weekend night in Huntsville, which means there is likely to be a roadblock set up by Huntsville's finest. This past year Huntsville led the state with 989 DUI arrests, that's over twice the DUI arrests of any other municipality in the state. The city of Auburn came in a distant second with 473 DUI arrests followed by Mobile (453), Decatur (421), and Birmingham (327). The Huntsville officers responsible for many of these arrests are a part of a special unit called the Driving under the influence unit, and its not the first year that Huntsville has had such high numbers. They have had the most DUI arrests in the state for the past 15years running.

DUI Crackdown Expected On Fourth Of July Holiday

The Alabama Department of Public Safety has announced that there will be a four-day safety crackdown by state troopers surrounding the Fourth of July holiday. Beginning at 12:01 AM on Wednesday and lasting through midnight Sunday, state troopers will be out in full force patrolling Alabama highways in an attempt to make roads safer for the high number of expected holiday travelers.

Alabama Native and NFL Star Charged with DUI

Alabama native Nick Fairley, the Detroit Lines defensive tackle, was arrested in Mobile County, AL, for driving under the influence and attempting to elude state troopers. This is his second arrest within two months in Alabama.

DUI Manslaughter Conviction Lands Ex-Police Officer 12 Years

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of James Kendrick, a former Birmingham Police Officer, for reckless manslaughter. In November 2009 James Kendrick was estimated to have been travelling at over 120 miles per hour on Interstate 20/59 when he collided with Derric Rush. Kendrick's blood alcohol content

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