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  • There Goes The Bride: Woman arrested for DUI on way to wedding

    03/13/2018 6:51:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | 3/12/2018 | Staff
    MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Most brides dream of the perfect wedding, complete with beautiful bouquets and limousine arrivals. Things went a little differently for one bride-to-be in Marana, Arizona. The Marana Police Department said Amber Young, 32, is facing a DUI charge after causing a three-vehicle crash on her way to her wedding. Chriswell Scott, a spokesman for the MPD, said Young was arrested in the field and released after submitting to a blood test. One person suffered minor injures in the crash, according to Scott. It is not known if Young made it to her wedding in...
  • Remembering When London’s Pubs Were Full at 7 am Drinking 8 pints of beer a day was once routine

    03/06/2018 6:08:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Atlasobscura ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2018 | JESSICA FURSETH
    <p>IT’S 7 A.M. at The Market Porter in South London, and I’m eyeing the choices behind the bar. “You alright there?” the barman asks. This is the first time I’ve stopped by the pub on my way to work in the morning, and I have no idea what to get. Honestly, what I want is another coffee. But eventually I settle on a cider: the “Traditional Scrumpy,” which is a feisty six percent alcohol. As the morning sun pokes through the patterned glass windows, it goes down a lot better than I expect.</p>
  • Molson Coors 13F: Legalized Marijuana May Hurt Our Beer Sales

    02/25/2018 11:46:22 AM PST · by NobleFree · 35 replies
    Investopedia ^ | February 25, 2018 | Nathan Reiff
    Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) voiced concerns about the potential impact that cannabis legalization could have on its beer sales, in its latest 13F filing. Although it has been a slow process, the legalization of cannabis across various parts of the United States has ushered in new business opportunities and provided legitimate alternatives to once-clandestine industries. (See also: The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed.)Supporters of the marijuana legalization movement contend that this has a beneficial impact on everything from individual growers and distributors to secondary markets and governments, which could benefit from taxes on sales. However, there are also detractors...
  • Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay (truncated)

    02/22/2018 10:21:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 19 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/20/18 | Scott Daugherty
    Title: Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison. With his boat dead in the water, Justin Stahmer took to his radio in 2016 to broadcast a distress signal. But he didn’t say he was drunk and out of gas in the Chesapeake Bay. He didn’t say much of anything. Just “man overboard,” according to court documents. In response, the Coast Guard sent a 45-foot rescue boat, an 87-foot cutter and a Sikorsky HH-60 helicopter into the dark of night to search for an endangered boater who never...
  • We are evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene that may stop us from becoming addicted to alcohol

    02/23/2018 5:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cecile Borkhararia
    Humans may be evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene to protect against alcoholism. That's according to a new study that looked at a variant of a gene that makes booze intolerable to the body. Scientists claim this gene variant is being favoured by evolution - and, in time, could stop us from drinking alcohol in the future.
  • Drugs, alcohol, suicide killing more Americans than ever

    02/22/2018 9:23:36 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/18 | Maggie Fox
    “Despair deaths” from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday. More than 142,000 Americans died from drug or alcohol overdoses and from suicide in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015, the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust finds. “These 142,000 ‘despair deaths’ in 2016 add to the more than one million Americans who died from drugs, alcohol or suicide in the previous decade,” the report reads.
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • 4 Reasons Why People Drink Alcohol and Their Motivations

    02/19/2018 6:28:29 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 80 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    Scientists examined some of the reasons as to why people drink alcohol. Of course, some of these reasons can be personal - a special occasion, habit, outing with a loved one, or Friday evening. However, these are all specific occasions. It is important to consider what a person’s motivation is when they drink during these times. What is it that they want to achieve? This study is not simply about those who are alcoholics. Scientists in this study were interested in the behavior of all drinkers without exception, even if a person drinks only once a year and solely for...
  • Hope Hicks' new boyfriend Rob Porter RESIGNS from White House after BOTH ex-wives accuse him...

    02/07/2018 5:02:06 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (London, U.K.) ^ | 7 February 2018 | LOUISE BOYLE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
    'These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described,' Porter said in a statement Wednesday. 'I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign.
  • Fetal Alcohol Disorder as Prevalent as Autism, JAMA Study Shows

    02/07/2018 6:20:51 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 11 replies ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Philip A. May
    The warnings have been ubiquitous for decades: drinking alcohol while pregnant could have severe impacts on the unborn child. Now, a new study of thousands of first graders in four different regions of the United States contends the rates are much higher than previously believed – perhaps five times the most recent estimates. The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, has already indicated that the effects of alcohol on fetuses are statistically comparable to other development disabilities. “Our results suggest that the rate of FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) in children in the Untied States is as...
  • NFL player killed by drunk driver on ICE detainer

    02/04/2018 6:49:54 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 69 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2018
    Early this morning, Indiana Colts player Edwin Jackson was struck & killed by a suspected drunk driver who was unlicensed & ran from scene. Inmate booking records show the driver, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is from Mexico w/an ICE detainer on him. h/t @JTTriguero
  • Woman Arrested After Driving Drunk With Car Full of Kids, Promptly Released

    01/27/2018 11:07:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 27, 2018
    Police say a woman they pulled over was not only driving drunk on a suspended license, but she also had five kids in her car. Laura Salgado was arrested Friday on charges of child abuse after refusing to undergo field sobriety tests. But due to her minimal history of failing to appear in court, Salgado has already been released from custody.
  • Science Group Calls for a National Crackdown on Booze to Achieve 'Zero' DUI Deaths

    01/27/2018 7:20:45 AM PST · by JP1201 · 68 replies
    A new report issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem, urges a host of draconian measures in an effort to eliminate every alcohol-related driving death in the United States. The NAS report suggests that policy approaches expand dramatically from their present focus, preventing drunk driving, "to also encompass reducing drinking to the point of impairment"—the latter, in other words, targeting all drunkenness. Getting to zero, in the report's estimation, means a host of nefarious, neo-Prohibitionist approaches to alcohol regulation, including "lowering state per se laws...
  • Clayton man charged with DWI after interrupting state troopers’ meeting to apply for job

    01/23/2018 2:22:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    WNCN ^ | January 23, 2018,
    A Clayton man made two big mistakes last week when he interrupted a meeting of 21 North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers who were meeting at a Johnston County fire station. The first mistake – driving drunk. The second? Driving drunk to a meeting of state troopers in order to turn in a job application at the Cleveland Fire Department. That’s exactly what Chad William Johnson, 40, did, according to authorities. news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50 Troopers didn’t even have to pull over Johnson in order to charge him with driving while impaired. Johnson walked in to the fire station while 21 state troopers,...
  • Trump Envisions an A.T.F. Without the A or T

    01/19/2018 2:11:22 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/19/2018 | ALI WATKINS and MATT APUZZO
    The Trump administration has drafted plans to strip key authorities from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, senior administration officials said on Friday, an acknowledgment that the agency has all but abandoned its legacy of fighting liquor and tobacco smugglers. The A.T.F. traces its roots to Eliot Ness and the Prohibition-era federal agents made famous in the movie “The Untouchables.” But the modern A.T.F. has focused its stagnant budget on violent crime and bombings, while tobacco smuggling — a little-known crime that costs the government billions in lost taxes each year — goes largely unenforced.
  • Alcohol banned at UCLA fraternity parties after a former chapter president was arrested [tr]

    01/19/2018 6:02:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Fraternities at the University of California, Los Angeles are banned indefinitely from serving alcohol at in-house parties and events days after a former president was arrested on sexual assault allegations. The UCLA Interfraternity Council announced the booze-free rule on Wednesday citing safety concerns. 'Safety will always be the main priority when evaluating the IFC community and we are working towards enacting measures to promote security and prioritize safety,' a statement from the council read.
  • Randy Travis DWI Naked Arrest Vid Released

    01/08/2018 11:27:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 64 replies ^ | 12/4/2017 | Staff
    Randy Travis' DWI arrest video has finally been released by Texas officials, and it's apparent the singer is out of it. The video is 3 hours long ... we've posted a portion where Randy is clearly agitated and praying to God. The 2012 footage of Randy's arrest was released Monday after a federal judge denied the country singer's request to keep it private. As we reported ... Travis filed a lawsuit in September to keep his arrest vid under wraps, claiming it would be a violation of his privacy rights because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated. Travis crashed his...
  • US bars are mixing peas, carrots, artichokes, beets, and even KALE into vegetable-flavored cocktails

    01/02/2018 11:02:44 AM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2018 | Carly Stern
    Adults are advised to get in four to five servings of vegetables every day — but no one ever never they can't be in liquid form. Or mixed with tequila. Some might wonder why anyone would ruin a perfectly good shot of vodka or rum with something green and healthy. But skilled bartenders all over the world have the answer, and are finding creative ways to sneak in those vitamins and minerals all the while getting their customers tipsy. This isn't just about adding a splash of tomato juice in a Bloody Mary or garnishing a Gibson with an onion....
  • Spirit Airlines suit over viral boozy brawl goes down in flames (Gloria Allred - Lol)

    12/23/2017 6:59:30 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/19/2017 | Nancy Dillon
    A negligence lawsuit claiming Spirit Airlines fed alcohol to rowdy female passengers and then failed to defuse a subsequent cabin brawl has crashed and burned. After a 12-day trial that ended Thursday in Los Angeles, a jury decided the carrier was not responsible for the violent March 2016 clash that was caught on video and quickly went viral. The lawsuit, announced in New York last year by three Delaware women and their plaintiff's lawyer Gloria Allred, claimed Spirit's flight attendants had an obligation to act when the problem passengers exhibited aggressive behavior such as blasting music and waving a boom...
  • Mad Friday mayhem as drinkers collapse in the street, Santas party and cops attacked

    12/23/2017 12:09:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 23, 2017 | Aletha Adu
    A POLICE officer has been left covered in blood with a sickening wound on his head after being attacked during the Mad Friday mayhem that descended upon the UK. Partygoers across the country hit bars, pubs and nightclubs celebrating the end of the final working Friday before Christmas but for some officers there was nothing to smile about.