Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 114 OUI fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Auricelli Braga pled guilty Wednesday in Norfolk Superior Court to charges stemming from a June 2012 car crash which killed a 64-year-old Stoughton woman, according to the Norfolk County DA's office. Braga is not a legal resident of this country.
The unlicensed illegal immigrant drunk driver from Stoughton who crossed the center line of Rte. 138 in Canton on June 24, 2012, striking and killing Sara Escudero, a 64-year-old Stoughton woman, was sent to jail Wednesday, according to a press release from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. Auricelli Braga, 32, from Stoughton, pled guilty in Norfolk Superior Court to both charges against her: Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation while Operating Under the Influence and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, according to the DA's office. “The judge imposed 2.5 years in the house of correction with two years incarcerated and the balance suspended during 5 years of supervised probation," Morrissey …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
Two-Alarm Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Stoughton Home on Christmas Eve A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a home on Kenmore Road in Stoughton on Christmas Eve, according to Stoughton Fire Department officials, but there were no reported injuries to any of the home's occupants or to the first responders who were on scene. A fire on the first floor of the single-story wood-framed structure extended to the attic space shortly after 9 p.m. on Dec. 24. Click here to read more. *** Walpole Man Arrested After Causing Accident in Easton A Walpole man was arrested for drunk driving last Sunday after allegedly driving recklessly down one of Easton's busiest roads. According to Easton Police, Keith Eisele, 30, of Walpole, was driving …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
ABCC kicks off Operation Safe Holidays to coincide with national impaired driving crackdown.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The following was submitted by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). State Treasurer Steven Grossman and the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC), in conjunction with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Impaired Driving Crackdown, will focus enforcement efforts at bars throughout the commonwealth during the 2012 holiday season. The operation started the night before Thanksgiving, and will continue through New Year’s Eve. “This type of enforcement effort can save lives and prevent tragedies before they happen,” said Grossman. “Operation Safe Holidays takes immediate and effective steps that result in the direct prevention of drunk driving and serving …