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Driving under the influence

As this mock DUI crash shows, the effects of drunk driving can be tragic.

In today's Times: "New DUI case affects Summer Moll: her dad’s" -- Last fall, 5-year­ old Summer Moll suffered a frac­tured skull and lost her mother in a crash that police blamed on a drunken driver. Yesterday morning Jessica's father was arrested for DUI.

On "WTVT-Ch. 13 anchor Russell Rhodes makes brief apology on air for DUI arrest" -- Today, television anchor Russel Rhodes is back on the air after making a public apology for his DUI arrest on Jan. 16.

Did you know that in 2007, an estimated 12,998 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes? In 2007, 311 children under the age of 16 died in alcohol-related crashes, while 1,529 people between the ages of 16 and 20 died in alcohol-related crashes. The dangers of driving under the influence are well known and well documented, yet people continue to drink and drive on a daily basis. What do you think can be done to stop people from drinking and driving? What are your thoughts about the article in the Times and on today? Share your views with others here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:19pm]


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