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Va. toughens underage drinking and driving penalties

Harsher penalties for underage drinking and driving start in Virginia on July 1.

Tags: DUI , underage drinking , drinking and driving , Kurt Ericksoni , WRAP , National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Sunday - 06/19/2011, 09:02am EDT

967 take free cab rides after drinking too much

Kurt Erickson, president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, says the free New Year's Eve cab rides translate to one potential drunk driver off the road every 30 seconds.

Tags: SoberRide , New Year's Eve

Saturday - 01/01/2011, 04:48pm EST

AAA: One in 10 admits to driving drunk

When it comes to accidents involving drunk drivers, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are more than two and a half times more dangerous than the average day.

Tags: drunk driving , AAA Mid-Atlantic , John Townsend , New Year's Eve , New Year's Day , SoberRide , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 01:17am EST

SoberRide providing free cab rides home from holiday parties

Heading to a holiday party any time soon? You can now get a free cab ride home.

Tags: SoberRide , drunk , cab rides , taxi rides

Monday - 03/15/2010, 01:29pm EDT

Memorial Day starts a deadly season for teen drivers

For many of us, Memorial Day weekend means cookouts, the beach and the kickoff to summer, but this weekend also starts the most deadly time of the year for teenage drivers.

Tags: Kurt Erickson , drunk driving , Teenagers , DUI , DWI

Saturday - 05/29/2010, 10:54am EDT

Va. toughens DUI laws against underage drinkers

The General Assembly approved four bills aimed at underage drinkers this week.

Tags: Virginia , General Assembly , Bob McDonnell , Kurt Erickson

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 05:45pm EST