In 2015, 10,265 people died in drunk driving crashes
Once again Amherst had only one driver taken off the road over the weekend by APD for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
Considering how completely overwhelmed AFD (and other area departments who came to assist) was with drunk runs from UMass to Cooley Dickinson Hospital late Saturday night I'm pleasantly surprised.
After all, there's a big difference between drinking too much in the privacy of your dorm room or at a party within walking distance and drinking too much and getting behind the wheel of a deadly weapon.
Cassandra Lacoy stands before Judge Thomas Estes
Since Ms. Lacoy's Breathalyzer is not all that far over the limit and since she seemed pretty determined before Judge Estes that she will fight this charge she is probably a candidate for the class action suit in the Supreme Judicial Court questioning the accuracy of the BT.
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Well over 500 DUI cases have been "consolidated" and await the decision of our highest Court. Of course if they find the Breathalyzer flawed and no longer usable by police departments for drunk driving enforcement, I'm giving up driving.