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  • Ride-sharing services save lives by stopping drunken driving

    Ride-sharing services save lives by stopping drunken driving

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 1:13 PM EST2015-11-25 18:13:44 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 10:55 PM EST2015-11-26 03:55:19 GMT

    It used to be that calling a cab to get home after you'd had too much to drink was the only alternative to driving drunk. But in a city like Memphis, with so few cab drivers, calling a cab

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    It used to be that calling a cab to get home after you'd had too much to drink was the only alternative to driving drunk. But in a city like Memphis, with so few cab drivers, calling a cab often meant long wait times and high prices that’s not always the case.

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  • Family: 'Our lives will never be the same' after 13-year-old's death

    Family: 'Our lives will never be the same' after 13-year-old's death

    Friday, January 13 2017 11:53 AM EST2017-01-13 16:53:21 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Not only is a teenage boy's life gone after an accident caused by a suspected drunk driver, but a second family member is fighting for life at The MED. Thirteen-year-old Hezekiah Keyon Moss'sMore >>
    Not only is a teenage boy's life gone after an accident caused by a suspected drunk driver, but a second family member is fighting for life at The MED.More >>
  • Crash victim calls for change after DUI crash kills friends

    Crash victim calls for change after DUI crash kills friends

    Monday, June 8 2015 11:19 PM EDT2015-06-09 03:19:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 9 2015 2:12 PM EDT2015-06-09 18:12:18 GMT
    A week after her friends were killed in a car crash, Kara Holden had just one thing to say.

    "My friends were too special and important to me and the rest of the Briarcrest community for their lives to be forgotten." 
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    A week after her friends were killed in a car crash, Kara Holden had just one thing to say.

    "My friends were too special and important to me and the rest of the Briarcrest community for their lives to be forgotten." 

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  • 2 Briarcrest students killed in car crash, driver responsible charged with DUI

    2 Briarcrest students killed in car crash, driver responsible charged with DUI

    Sunday, May 31 2015 4:14 PM EDT2015-05-31 20:14:38 GMT
    Monday, June 1 2015 7:14 PM EDT2015-06-01 23:14:51 GMT
    Two high school girls at Briarcrest Christian School died Sunday morning in a car crash.More >>
    Two high school girls at Briarcrest Christian School died Sunday morning in a car crash.More >>
  • DUI prevention resources

    DUI prevention resources

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 4:54 PM EST2015-12-29 21:54:59 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 8:50 PM EST2015-12-30 01:50:28 GMT
    DRINKING MEASUREMENT/BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL RESOURCES: For an online blood alcohol level calculator, please click here. For the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism guide on the measurements of alcohol in standard drinks, please click here. For the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism cocktail calculator, please click here. SAFE OPTIONS TO GET YOU HOME: Learn more about Uber, how to use it, and get free fare estimates, click here. Learn... More >>

    DRINKING MEASUREMENT/BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL RESOURCES: For an online blood alcohol level calculator, please click here. For the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism guide on the measurements of alcohol in standard drinks, please click here. For the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism cocktail calculator, please click here. SAFE OPTIONS TO GET YOU HOME: Learn more about Uber, how to use it, and get free fare estimates, click here. Learn...

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  • One wrong decision: from athlete to inspiration

    One wrong decision: from athlete to inspiration

    Friday, December 25 2015 11:08 PM EST2015-12-26 04:08:37 GMT
    Saturday, December 26 2015 9:12 AM EST2015-12-26 14:12:28 GMT

    Blake McMeans was a standout tennis player at the University of Tennessee. He was even voted “best looking” by the student body. But all of his success ended when he made the decision to drive drunk.

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    Blake McMeans was a standout tennis player at the University of Tennessee. He was even voted “best looking” by the student body. But all of his success ended when he made the decision to drive drunk.

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  • DUI: No one is immune

    DUI: No one is immune

    Thursday, December 24 2015 10:04 PM EST2015-12-25 03:04:02 GMT
    Friday, December 25 2015 9:09 AM EST2015-12-25 14:09:26 GMT
    (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office are stepping up DUI enforcement through January 3. 

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    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office are stepping up DUI enforcement through January 3. 

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  • DUI lab reveals how little it takes to be legally drunk

    DUI lab reveals how little it takes to be legally drunk

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 12:00 PM EST2015-11-24 17:00:38 GMT
    Tuesday, December 1 2015 4:35 PM EST2015-12-01 21:35:27 GMT
    Andy Wise invites you to happy hour at the MPD's DUI lab, where police recruits and citizen volunteers discover a little bit of booze can get you a lot of time in jail--or worse.More >>

    Andy Wise invites you to happy hour at the MPD's DUI lab, where police recruits and citizen volunteers discover a little bit of booze can get you a lot of time in jail--or worse.

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  • TN legislators propose better communication, tougher bond conditions on DUIs

    TN legislators propose better communication, tougher bond conditions on DUIs

    TN legislators propose better communication, tougher bond conditions on DUIs

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 3:34 PM EST2015-11-17 20:34:17 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 5:09 AM EST2015-11-19 10:09:37 GMT
    Two state leaders -- first name: Mark -- are making their mark on Tennessee DUI law reform in memory of Maddie Kruse and Rachel Lynch.More >>

    Two state leaders -- first name: Mark -- are making their mark on Tennessee DUI law reform in memory of Maddie Kruse and Rachel Lynch.

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  • Dave Brown urges lawmakers to strengthen DUI laws

    Dave Brown urges lawmakers to strengthen DUI laws

    Thursday, November 12 2015 7:09 PM EST2015-11-13 00:09:32 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 7:45 PM EST2015-11-13 00:45:50 GMT
    In less than a year, every county in Mississippi will report their DUI cases to every patrol car in America.More >>
    In less than a year, every county in Mississippi will report their DUI cases to every patrol car in America.More >>
  • 18 TN counties do not report DUI data to state, NCIC

    18 TN counties fail to report DUI data to crime databases

    18 TN counties fail to report DUI data to crime databases

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-09-16 18:45:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 22 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-09-22 20:01:13 GMT
    Andy Wise investigates why nearly 20 percent of Tennessee counties don't report their DUI cases and convictions to state and national crime databases.More >>
    Andy Wise investigates why nearly 20 percent of Tennessee counties don't report their DUI cases and convictions to state and national crime databases.More >>
  • Policy-makers, parents seek DUI overhaul in emergency meeting

    Policy-makers, parents seek DUI overhaul in emergency meeting

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 2:16 PM EDT2015-06-09 18:16:53 GMT
    Tuesday, June 9 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-06-09 22:50:12 GMT
    Mandatory jail time on first offense. 2nd DUI = felony. Police, politicians, prosecutors and the family of one of the girls who survived Melandus Penson's 7th DUI incident brainstormed those fixes to Mississippi's DUI failures Monday in Holly Springs.More >>
    Mandatory jail time on first offense. 2nd DUI = felony. Police, politicians, prosecutors and the family of one of the girls who survived Melandus Penson's 7th DUI incident brainstormed those fixes to Mississippi's DUI failures Monday in Holly Springs.More >>
  • Failure to update database allowed repeat DUI offender to walk free

    Failure to update database allowed repeat DUI offender to walk free

    Thursday, June 4 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-06-04 19:03:43 GMT
    Friday, June 5 2015 8:18 PM EDT2015-06-06 00:18:59 GMT
    Andy Wise's investigation reveals how a mandatory reporting requirement to report city/county DUI records to the National Crime Information Center might have kept a habitual drunk driver off the road -- and saved Rachel Lynch and Maddie Kruse.More >>
    Andy Wise's investigation reveals how a mandatory reporting requirement to report city/county DUI records to the National Crime Information Center might have kept a habitual drunk driver off the road -- and saved Rachel Lynch and Maddie Kruse.More >>
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