Spivey Law Firm http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/ Recent Posts en-us Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:46:12 -0500 Safety Tips for Keeping Thanksgiving Festive in 2019 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/safety-tips-for-keeping-thanksgiving-festive-in-2019/ 2019-11-22 02:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/safety-tips-for-keeping-thanksgiving-festive-in-2019/ Drunk Driving Accidents Increase During Football Season http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/drunk-driving-accidents-increase-during-football-season/ 2019-10-23 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/drunk-driving-accidents-increase-during-football-season/ Arizona Cardinals' 2nd DUI Arrest This Year Causes MADD Reaction http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/arizona-cardinals-2nd-dui-arrest-this-year-causes-madd-reaction/ The second Arizona Cardinals’ executive this year was recently arrested for drunk driving. The Cardinal organization suspended its executive vice president and chief operating officer for at least six weeks without compensation and fined him $200,000.  

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2019-10-09 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/arizona-cardinals-2nd-dui-arrest-this-year-causes-madd-reaction/
Jury Finds Two Florida Bars Liable for Woman's Brain Damage http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/jury-finds-two-florida-bars-liable-for-woman-s-brain-damage/ On August 23, 2019, a jury imposed a $30.8 million verdict on two Florida bars for the devastating brain damage a woman suffered in a hit-and-run accident, following a night of underage drinking.

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2019-10-07 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/jury-finds-two-florida-bars-liable-for-woman-s-brain-damage/
2019 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2019-national-alcohol-and-drug-addiction-recovery-month/ 2019-09-18 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2019-national-alcohol-and-drug-addiction-recovery-month/ MADD Announces Partnership to Educate Public on Safety Benefits of Autonomous Vehicle Technology http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-announces-partnership-to-educate-public-on-safety-benefits-of-autonomous-vehicle-technology/ 2019-09-16 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-announces-partnership-to-educate-public-on-safety-benefits-of-autonomous-vehicle-technology/ Boating and Marijuana Can Be a Deadly Combination http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-and-marijuana-can-be-a-deadly-combination/ 2019-09-13 08:44:40 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-and-marijuana-can-be-a-deadly-combination/ Only 61 Percent of Drunk Drivers Are Convicted http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/only-61-percent-of-drunk-drivers-are-convicted/ 2019-07-29 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/only-61-percent-of-drunk-drivers-are-convicted/ Boating Under the Influence Causes July 4th Jet Ski Accident http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-under-the-influence-causes-july-4th-jet-ski-accident/ 2019-07-24 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-under-the-influence-causes-july-4th-jet-ski-accident/ MADD Reports on Ignition Interlock Effectiveness http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-reports-on-ignition-interlock-effectiveness/ 2019-07-08 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-reports-on-ignition-interlock-effectiveness/ July 4th Travel Forecast - Dangerous http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/july-4th-travel-forecast-dangerous/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has been tracking car crash statistics for years, says the 4th of July almost always tops the list as one of the most dangerous holidays. Here are 10 tips for staying safe over the holiday.  

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2019-07-03 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/july-4th-travel-forecast-dangerous/
Boating Under the Influence - It's Illegal and Dangerous http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-under-the-influence-it-s-illegal-and-dangerous/ 2019-07-01 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-under-the-influence-it-s-illegal-and-dangerous/ DUIs Play Major Role in Wrong-Way Collisions http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/duis-play-major-role-in-wrong-way-collisions/ 2019-06-05 02:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/duis-play-major-role-in-wrong-way-collisions/ 2019 Memorial Day Remembrances http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2019-memorial-day-remembrances/ As Americans, we honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day by attending parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, and long weekend get-togethers with friends and family. NSC estimates that 380 people may die on our nation’s roads over the 2019 Memorial Day weekend because many celebrations involve alcohol consumption and driving.   

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2019-05-23 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2019-memorial-day-remembrances/
MADD Warns of the Dangers of Impaired Driving http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-warns-of-the-dangers-of-impaired-driving/ 2019-05-13 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-warns-of-the-dangers-of-impaired-driving/ Is the DUI System Broken? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/is-the-dui-system-broken/ 2019-04-24 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/is-the-dui-system-broken/ How to Address Underage Drinking with Your Teen http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-address-underage-drinking-with-your-teen/ 2019-04-17 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-address-underage-drinking-with-your-teen/ Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations – A Recipe for DUIs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/saint-patrick-s-day-celebrations-a-recipe-for-duis/ When one thinks of Saint Patrick’s Day, one often thinks about wearing green, parades and get-togethers at bars, pubs and private parties. These get-togethers often contribute to making Saint Patrick’s Day one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roads.

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2019-03-15 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/saint-patrick-s-day-celebrations-a-recipe-for-duis/
7 Recommendations to Combat Drug-Impaired Driving in Florida http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/7-recommendations-to-combat-drug-impaired-driving-in-florida/ Driving under the influence of drugs is a major issue for Southwest Florida, and we join in applauding our law enforcement officials in their efforts to make our roads safer for everyone.  

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2019-03-13 06:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/7-recommendations-to-combat-drug-impaired-driving-in-florida/
Spring Break Binge Drinking - The Importance of Influence http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/spring-break-binge-drinking-the-importance-of-influence/ 2019-02-25 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/spring-break-binge-drinking-the-importance-of-influence/ DUIs Still a Major Factor in Traffic Accidents http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/duis-still-a-major-factor-in-traffic-accidents/ 2019-02-15 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/duis-still-a-major-factor-in-traffic-accidents/ Super Bowl Sunday Game Plan - No DUIs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/super-bowl-sunday-game-plan-no-duis/ 2019-02-01 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/super-bowl-sunday-game-plan-no-duis/ How Marijuana Affects Drivers and Motorcyclists http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-marijuana-affects-drivers-and-motorcyclists/ 2019-01-23 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-marijuana-affects-drivers-and-motorcyclists/ Boating While Impaired Is Dangerous http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-while-impaired-is-dangerous/ 2019-01-04 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-while-impaired-is-dangerous/ 2019 New Year's Resolutions - Make Safety a Priority http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2019-new-year-s-resolutions-make-safety-a-priority/ 2019-01-01 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2019-new-year-s-resolutions-make-safety-a-priority/ A Safe New Year's Eve Means No DUIs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/a-safe-new-year-s-eve-means-no-duis/ 2018-12-31 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/a-safe-new-year-s-eve-means-no-duis/ How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-long-does-alcohol-stay-in-your-system/ Many will be celebrating over the holiday season, and these celebrations often include alcoholic beverages. Knowing how long alcohol stays in the system can be complicated.  

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2018-12-19 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-long-does-alcohol-stay-in-your-system/
National Impaired Driving Month 2018 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/national-impaired-driving-month-2018/ 2018-12-12 02:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/national-impaired-driving-month-2018/ Keep Thanksgiving Happy and Safe http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/keep-thanksgiving-happy-and-safe/ 2018-11-20 07:56:59 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/keep-thanksgiving-happy-and-safe/ Make Halloween Safety a Priority - Do Not Drink and Drive http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-halloween-safety-a-priority-do-not-drink-and-drive/ 2018-10-29 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-halloween-safety-a-priority-do-not-drink-and-drive/ Why Victim Impact Panels Are Important http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/why-victim-impact-panels-are-important/ 2018-10-17 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/why-victim-impact-panels-are-important/ What to Do if You Spot an Impaired Driver http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-to-do-if-you-spot-an-impaired-driver/ What to do if you spot an impaired driver - Alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers are a danger to our community and need to be stopped. If you encounter an impaired driver, there are things you can do to protect yourself and others on our roads.

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2018-10-03 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-to-do-if-you-spot-an-impaired-driver/
Doctor’s Order Not a Defense in Drugged Driving Charge http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/doctor-s-order-not-a-defense-in-drugged-driving-charge/ 2018-09-24 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/doctor-s-order-not-a-defense-in-drugged-driving-charge/ Make a Designated Driver Part of the Plan http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-a-designated-driver-part-of-the-plan/ 2018-09-14 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-a-designated-driver-part-of-the-plan/ How to Eliminate College Binge Drinking? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-eliminate-college-binge-drinking/ 2018-09-04 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-eliminate-college-binge-drinking/ Labor Day Festivities - The Importance of Planning http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/labor-day-festivities-the-importance-of-planning/ 2018-08-31 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/labor-day-festivities-the-importance-of-planning/ Lead by Example - Arizona Cardinals DUI Action http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/lead-by-example-arizona-cardinals-dui-action/ 2018-08-24 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/lead-by-example-arizona-cardinals-dui-action/ Reduce Speed and Alcohol Impairment – Prevent Pedestrian Deaths http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/reduce-speed-and-alcohol-impairment-prevent-pedestrian-deaths/ 2018-08-02 05:09:20 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/reduce-speed-and-alcohol-impairment-prevent-pedestrian-deaths/ 6 Common Myths of BUIs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/6-common-myths-of-buis/ 2018-07-11 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/6-common-myths-of-buis/ July 4th - Safe and Sober http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/july-4th-safe-and-sober/ 2018-06-29 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/july-4th-safe-and-sober/ What Are the Victim's Rights in Florida Drunk Driving Accidents? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-are-the-victim-s-rights-in-florida-drunk-driving-accidents/ 2018-05-29 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-are-the-victim-s-rights-in-florida-drunk-driving-accidents/ What is the Campaign to Help Prevent Drunk Driving? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-is-the-campaign-to-help-prevent-drunk-driving/ 2018-05-21 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-is-the-campaign-to-help-prevent-drunk-driving/ April Alcohol Awareness Month – “Changing Attitudes- It’s not a rite of passage” http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/april-alcohol-awareness-month-changing-attitudes-it-s-not-a-rite-of-passage/ Even though alcohol-related driving deaths have decreased since the inception of the 2000 law making it illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol level) of 0.08 percent or higher, alcohol is still involved in 37 percent of all traffic deaths, according to the National Institutes of Health.  

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2018-04-23 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/april-alcohol-awareness-month-changing-attitudes-it-s-not-a-rite-of-passage/
2018 AAA Prom Pact May Save Lives http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2018-aaa-prom-pact-may-save-lives/ With the last quarter of the school year comes an exciting time for many teens. They feel more grown-up and often plan festivities prior to and after prom. These gatherings which are often held at hotels or homes may include alcoholic beverages.    

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2018-04-13 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2018-aaa-prom-pact-may-save-lives/
Teens, Alcohol & Driving Are a Toxic Combination http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/teens-alcohol-driving-are-a-toxic-combination/ 2018-03-30 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/teens-alcohol-driving-are-a-toxic-combination/ St. Patrick's Day - Celebrate Responsibly http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/st-patrick-s-day-celebrate-responsibly/ 2018-03-16 02:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/st-patrick-s-day-celebrate-responsibly/ MADD’s 2018 Report on Drunken Driving Released http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-s-2018-report-on-drunken-driving-released/ 2018-02-26 09:26:26 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-s-2018-report-on-drunken-driving-released/ BAC Levels May Be Lowered to 0.05 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bac-levels-may-be-lowered-to-0-05/ On January 17, 2018 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) issued a press release which says, “Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the U.S.”  

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2018-01-24 04:29:19 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bac-levels-may-be-lowered-to-0-05/
DUI-Convicted Private Bus Drivers Allowed to Drive http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dui-convicted-private-bus-drivers-allowed-to-drive/ 2018-01-05 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dui-convicted-private-bus-drivers-allowed-to-drive/ How to Have a Safe New Year's Eve http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-have-a-safe-new-year-s-eve/ 2017-12-29 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-have-a-safe-new-year-s-eve/ 6 Tips For Hosting A Safe Holiday Party http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/6-tips-for-hosting-a-safe-holiday-party/ November through the first week of January, millions will gather with family, friends and co-workers to eat, drink and be merry. If the host serves alcohol at these holiday parties, he or she may be liable for guests who have too much to drink.  

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2017-12-08 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/6-tips-for-hosting-a-safe-holiday-party/
Thanksgiving Eve - Biggest Night for Drunk Driving http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/thanksgiving-eve-biggest-night-for-drunk-driving/ 2017-11-20 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/thanksgiving-eve-biggest-night-for-drunk-driving/ New England Patriots Rookie and Wife Victims of Drug-Related DUI http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/new-england-patriots-rookie-and-wife-victims-of-drugrelated-dui/ 2017-11-17 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/new-england-patriots-rookie-and-wife-victims-of-drugrelated-dui/ Florida Dram Shop Laws http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/florida-dram-shop-laws/ Florida, like many other states, has implemented a system of dram shop liability for third parties (i.e., alcohol vendors) who sell or otherwise furnish alcohol commercially.  Dram shop laws generally impose liability on alcohol vendors for the injuries caused by the intoxicated person to whom they furnished alcohol.  Florida’s dram shop laws are more specific, however, in that liability is not imposed in all circumstances.   

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2017-11-03 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/florida-dram-shop-laws/
MADD Petitions to Stop DUI Social Media Promotion http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-petitions-to-stop-dui-social-media-promotion/ 2017-10-02 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-petitions-to-stop-dui-social-media-promotion/ MADD Commends U.S. Department of Transportation http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-commends-u-s-department-of-transportation/ 2017-09-26 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-commends-u-s-department-of-transportation/ 2017 College Freshmen at High Risk for Binge Drinking http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2017-college-freshmen-at-high-risk-for-binge-drinking/ 2017-08-16 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/2017-college-freshmen-at-high-risk-for-binge-drinking/ Florida Bars Can Be Held Liable for DUI Accidents http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/florida-bars-can-be-held-liable-for-dui-accidents/ 2017-07-11 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/florida-bars-can-be-held-liable-for-dui-accidents/ July 4th Holiday – A Deadly Time on Florida’s Roads http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/july-4th-holiday-a-deadly-time-on-florida-s-roads/ 2017-06-30 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/july-4th-holiday-a-deadly-time-on-florida-s-roads/ Teen Alcohol Warning - Home Delivery Services Providing Alcohol to Minors http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/teen-alcohol-warning-home-delivery-services-providing-alcohol-to-minors/ 2017-06-09 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/teen-alcohol-warning-home-delivery-services-providing-alcohol-to-minors/ Innovations to Stop Drunk Driving http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/innovations-to-stop-drunk-driving/ 2017-05-17 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/innovations-to-stop-drunk-driving/ Myths & Facts About Drinking Alcoholic Beverages http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/myths-facts-about-drinking-alcoholic-beverages/ Being under the influence of alcoholic beverages is a recipe for disaster. During this Alcohol Awareness Month 2017, we feel it is time to review the myths and facts about alcoholic beverages.  

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2017-04-26 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/myths-facts-about-drinking-alcoholic-beverages/
Questions Frequently Asked About DUI Cases http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/questions-frequently-asked-about-dui-cases/ 2017-04-24 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/questions-frequently-asked-about-dui-cases/ April Is Alcohol Awareness Month http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/april-is-alcohol-awareness-month/ The NABCA has designated April as Alcohol Awareness month to bring alcohol issues to the forefront.   

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2017-04-21 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/april-is-alcohol-awareness-month/
Bars and Restaurants Can Be Held Liable for Drunk Spring-Breakers http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bars-and-restaurants-can-be-held-liable-for-drunk-spring-breakers/ Florida is party central for many college spring-breakers, and our hotels, restaurants and bars are making sure their properties are ready to receive the 26.3 million students who will be descending upon our beaches.  

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2017-03-20 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bars-and-restaurants-can-be-held-liable-for-drunk-spring-breakers/
Tips for Driving Sober - Do Not Trust Luck on St. Patrick's Day http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/tips-for-driving-sober-do-not-trust-luck-on-st-patrick-s-day/ 2017-03-17 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/tips-for-driving-sober-do-not-trust-luck-on-st-patrick-s-day/ MADD Recommends Ignition Interlocks for All DUI Offenders http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-recommends-ignition-interlocks-for-all-dui-offenders/ 2017-02-24 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/madd-recommends-ignition-interlocks-for-all-dui-offenders/ Party Safe on Super Bowl Sunday http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/party-safe-on-super-bowl-sunday/ American football enthusiasts mark the end of the season by watching the Super Bowl with friends and families. Fort Myers DUI Accident Attorneys want to remind everyone to have a plan and to not drink and drive.

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2017-02-03 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/party-safe-on-super-bowl-sunday/
Think You Can Judge How Drunk You Are? Think Again http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/think-you-can-judge-how-drunk-you-are-think-again/ There are many people who think they can judge how drunk they, or their friends, are. This is not the case.  

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2017-01-20 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/think-you-can-judge-how-drunk-you-are-think-again/
BAC Testing of DUI Suspects – A U.S. Supreme Court Opinion http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bac-testing-of-dui-suspects-a-u-s-supreme-court-opinion/ Every year DUIs cause unnecessary injury and death to non-drinking drivers and passengers. In order to protect the public, states have enacted sobriety tests to get DUI suspects off our roads. However, these tests have become a major problem for the criminal justice system.  

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2017-01-06 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bac-testing-of-dui-suspects-a-u-s-supreme-court-opinion/
Drunk Drivers Return to SW Florida Roads http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/drunk-drivers-return-to-sw-florida-roads/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested that the states supply data to them reflecting how many drunk-driving offenders had prior DUI convictions on their records. Twelve of the fifty states submitted data.  

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2016-12-19 06:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/drunk-drivers-return-to-sw-florida-roads/
What Is A Host's Responsibility When Having a Holiday Party? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-is-a-host-s-responsibility-when-having-a-holiday-party/ This is the season of shopping and celebrating. Many friends and families gather for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s get-togethers. It is a time of joy and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become a tradition of the season.  

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2016-12-02 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-is-a-host-s-responsibility-when-having-a-holiday-party/
Thanksgiving Weekend – More Drunk Drivers than Other Holidays http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/thanksgiving-weekend-more-drunk-drivers-than-other-holidays/ We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday and want to take this time to remind everyone of the dangers of drinking and driving.

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2016-11-17 03:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/thanksgiving-weekend-more-drunk-drivers-than-other-holidays/
Binge Drinking On College Campuses Is On The Rise http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/binge-drinking-on-college-campuses-is-on-the-rise/ 2016-10-28 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/binge-drinking-on-college-campuses-is-on-the-rise/ Red Ribbon Week Emphasizes Importance of Talking About Drugs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/red-ribbon-week-emphasizes-importance-of-talking-about-drugs/ 2016-10-21 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/red-ribbon-week-emphasizes-importance-of-talking-about-drugs/ Should BUIs Be Treated the Same as DUIs in Florida? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/should-buis-be-treated-the-same-as-duis-in-florida/ An 18 year-old, Alex Otte, believes the answer to the question of equal treatment of BUIs and DUIs is yes, and she is working hard to make Boating Under the Influence (BUI) have the same fines and punishments as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the state of Kentucky.  

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2016-09-06 06:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/should-buis-be-treated-the-same-as-duis-in-florida/
College Drinking and Driving - There Are Consequences http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/college-drinking-and-driving-there-are-consequences/ 2016-08-15 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/college-drinking-and-driving-there-are-consequences/ Can Kombucha Impair Driving Abilities? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/can-kombucha-impair-driving-abilities/ 2016-08-08 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/can-kombucha-impair-driving-abilities/ NHTSA Taking Steps to Reduce the Number of Alcohol-Impaired Motorists http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/nhtsa-taking-steps-to-reduce-the-number-of-alcoholimpaired-motorists/ 2016-07-22 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/nhtsa-taking-steps-to-reduce-the-number-of-alcoholimpaired-motorists/ Dealing With Intoxicated Drivers: MADD, Uber Fight Back http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dealing-with-intoxicated-drivers-madd-uber-fight-back/ Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and Uber have paired up as part of an initiative to bring technology and shared-riding services into the battle against drunk driving. Shared-ride services, such as Uber, can play an important role in reducing the number of intoxicated drivers on Florida’s roadways.    

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2016-07-05 06:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dealing-with-intoxicated-drivers-madd-uber-fight-back/
Avoid DUIs This Fourth of July - Make Smart Choices http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/avoid-duis-this-fourth-of-july-make-smart-choices/ Independence Day is a day to celebrate the birth of our great nation with family and friends enjoying cookouts, pool parties and fireworks. Drinking alcohol is sometimes a part of those celebrations. Using good judgment over the long holiday weekend is important so that the celebration does not turn into a tragedy.  

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2016-06-27 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/avoid-duis-this-fourth-of-july-make-smart-choices/
Summer Barbecues and Alcohol Can Be a Recipe for DUIs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/summer-barbecues-and-alcohol-can-be-a-recipe-for-duis/ Even though the barbecue season is almost year-round in Florida, summer with vacations and long holiday weekends is the time when more Floridians and visitors spend relaxing and socializing with family and friends. Many of these occasions involve alcoholic beverages. All too often, though, these get-togethers can end in tragedy.  

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2016-06-06 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/summer-barbecues-and-alcohol-can-be-a-recipe-for-duis/
How to Talk to Your Teens About Alcohol http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/How-to-Talk-to-YOur-Teens-About-Alcohol/ Alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug, according to NIAAA. It not only affects the mind and body in unpredictable ways, but teens lack the judgment and coping skills to handle alcohol wisely. It does not have to be difficult to talk with teens about alcohol abuse.   

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2016-05-06 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/How-to-Talk-to-YOur-Teens-About-Alcohol/
Tips for Avoiding Dangerous DUI Drivers http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/tips-for-avoiding-dangerous-dui-drivers/ Every day, says the FBI, almost 300,000 people drive drunk, yet only 4,000 are caught by police. The FBI further reports that in 45 cases across Florida from Miami to the Panhandle, DUI manslaughter suspects have evaded capture for years.  

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2016-04-01 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/tips-for-avoiding-dangerous-dui-drivers/
On St. Patrick’s Day Count on a Designated Driver, Not Luck http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/on-st-patrick-s-day-count-on-a-designated-driver-not-luck/ When one thinks about St. Patrick’s Day, shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck may come to mind. However, there is no amount of luck that can save a driver from a drunk-driving crash. Statistics show every year there is a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities resulting from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17.  

 

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2016-03-16 04:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/on-st-patrick-s-day-count-on-a-designated-driver-not-luck/
Marijuana Legalization Linked to More Drugged Driving DUIs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/marijuana-legalization-linked-to-more-drugged-driving-duis/ The Washington Post reported in the fall of 2015 that the Governors’ Highway Safety Association research showed drivers on drugs are becoming more of a problem than drunk drivers. There are two primary reasons that drugged drivers are a problem. These reasons are the quadrupling in prescription drug use since 1999, and the legalization of marijuana in some form in 23 states in the U.S.  

 

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2016-02-23 14:13:57 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/marijuana-legalization-linked-to-more-drugged-driving-duis/
Report Shows Ride-Sharing Is a Powerful Tool in Reducing DUIs http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/report-shows-ride-sharing-is-a-powerful-tool-in-reducing-duis/ MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) and Uber Technologies, Inc. conducted a study, the results of which were impressive. It showed that because ride-sharing was a convenient transportation option, it has proved to be a powerful tool in reducing DUI crashes.

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2016-02-01 05:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/report-shows-ride-sharing-is-a-powerful-tool-in-reducing-duis/
Are Ignition Interlock Devices Effective in Curbing DUIs in Florida? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/are-ignition-interlock-devices-effective-in-curbing-duis-in-florida/ One out of every three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Do ignition interlock devices work?  

 

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2016-01-18 18:37:27 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/are-ignition-interlock-devices-effective-in-curbing-duis-in-florida/
Christmas and New Year’s Bring Increased DUI Risks http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/christmas-and-new-year-s-bring-increased-dui-risks/ The holiday season should be a time for festive celebrations and spending time with loved ones. Unfortunately, lives can change in an instant and holiday cheer can be destroyed when a motor vehicle accident happens.  The holiday season brings with it an increased risk of collisions caused by impaired drivers, and victims need to be aware of the laws that protect them when an injury or death occurs due to a drunk motorist.   

 

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2015-12-21 16:59:18 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/christmas-and-new-year-s-bring-increased-dui-risks/
How To Be A Responsible Holiday Party Host http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-be-a-responsible-holiday-party-host/ Thousands of Americans die or are injured each year by drunk drivers. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. frequently see the results of these accidents. They are devastating. In an effort to reduce drunk driving accidents this holiday season, we are sharing some tips from MADD.   

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2015-12-09 05:00:22 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/how-to-be-a-responsible-holiday-party-host/
Bars & Restaurants Have Some Liability for Drunk-Driving Holiday Accidents http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bars-restaurants-have-some-liability-for-drunk-driving-holiday-accidents/ Dining out is a part of most holiday festivities. It is a time to socialize with friends and family.  Many people in the United States are injured or killed following accidents with drunk drivers who were over-served in restaurants and bars.

    

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2015-12-02 00:00:00 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/bars-restaurants-have-some-liability-for-drunk-driving-holiday-accidents/
Make Thanksgiving Happy and Safe http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-thanksgiving-happy-and-safe/ Nearly 40 million motorists will be travelling over the long Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with family and friends. In fact, the Thanksgiving weekend is the most travelled holiday period of the year. According to the National Safety Council, it is estimated that 418 people will lose their lives in crashes in the United States this Thanksgiving weekend.  

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2015-11-30 05:00:54 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-thanksgiving-happy-and-safe/
Can Restaurants and Bars Be Sued for Injuries Related to Alcohol? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/can-restaurants-and-bars-be-sued-for-injuries-related-to-alcohol/ On January 1, 2014, a 22-year-old young man drove his vehicle into a canal after a night of drinking at a downtown bar. The young man drove over a deteriorating bulkhead at a ferry landing and plunged into the water at approximately 3:30 in the morning. He sustained severe and critical injuries and ultimately drowned. Now, NJ.com reports that the parents of the young man have filed a lawsuit against the bar, the owner of the parking lot, Jersey City and two of its agencies. 

  

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2015-11-18 05:48:05 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/can-restaurants-and-bars-be-sued-for-injuries-related-to-alcohol/
Teen DUI's - A Sobering Reality http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/teen-dui-s-a-sobering-reality/ Even though it is against the law in most states in the U.S., teens and young people under 21 years of age still admit to consuming alcohol, and many of these drive. A 2014 survey in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, found that among students in grades 9 through 12, the highest use rates the previous month were for alcohol, followed by marijuana and cigarettes.  

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2015-11-16 05:00:24 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/teen-dui-s-a-sobering-reality/
New Details Surface of Driver Who Smashed Truck into Cape Coral Pool Hall http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/new-details-surface-of-driver-who-smashed-truck-into-cape-coral-pool-hall/ On September 18, 2015 Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys P.A.  filed a wrongful death civil action on behalf of the widow of Ronald Gravel, the victim of the July 20, 2015 DUI pool hall traffic crash. DUI  Driver  NBC2 reported November 5, 2015 that there were new details regarding the driver who smashed his truck into a Cape Coral Pool Hall.

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2015-11-10 13:36:28 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/new-details-surface-of-driver-who-smashed-truck-into-cape-coral-pool-hall/
Police Using Social Media to Catch Drunk Drivers http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/police-using-social-media-to-catch-drunk-drivers/ Police Using Social Media to Catch Drunk Drivers - A local woman is lucky to be alive, according to Lakeland, Florida police, after going on a drunk driving trip she recorded and broadcast live on her own phone with the Periscope app on October 13, 2015. Callers to 911 reported the woman to police. The police then logged onto the Periscope app and identified, found and arrested the woman for DUI.  

 

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2015-11-02 05:00:32 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/police-using-social-media-to-catch-drunk-drivers/
Football Season and DUI Risks http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/football-season-and-dui-risks/ Football season is underway, which means that there are added risks of car accidents for motorists who are out on game days. ABC News reported on a troubling study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota.

 

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2015-10-30 05:10:40 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/football-season-and-dui-risks/
Make Halloween Safety A Priority http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-halloween-safety-a-priority/ Halloween is an exciting time when most children and teens are thinking about costumes, parties, and how much candy they will get. Adults may also be excited about the parties they will attend; parties where alcohol will be served and consumed. However, the most important thing to think about this Halloween is pedestrian safety.  

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2015-10-28 05:05:45 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/make-halloween-safety-a-priority/
Do Not Let Labor Day Festivities End In Tragedy http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/do-not-let-labor-day-festivities-end-in-tragedy/ With friends and family coming together to relax and celebrate, the number of travelers on our nation's and state's roads and highways peaks. Because of holiday parties and gatherings, more drivers are impaired by alcohol.

 

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2015-09-02 05:32:08 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/do-not-let-labor-day-festivities-end-in-tragedy/
What Are The Consequences of Driving While Intoxicated? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-of-driving-while-intoxicated/ Those who decide to get behind the wheel after drinking face a high probability of being pulled over and arrested or, worse yet, being involved in a deadly vehicle crash. Already in 2015, there have been several Florida accidents which were attributed to drunk driving. In addition, verdicts and sentences have been determined in DUI manslaughter cases from accidents occurring in 2011 and 2014.

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2015-07-20 05:00:31 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-of-driving-while-intoxicated/
Dram Shop Case in Florida Allowed to Proceed: Evans v. McCabe http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dram-shop-case-in-florida-allowed-to-proceed-evans-v-mccabe/ Whenever someone is hurt or killed due to an incident involving alcohol and/or drugs, people want answers. Who can be held responsible for the injuries or death? How can we stop this from happening to someone else in the future? How can the law help us? All of these are common questions to which injured parties and/or their loved ones seek responses.

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2015-06-22 05:43:45 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dram-shop-case-in-florida-allowed-to-proceed-evans-v-mccabe/
Uber, Breathometer Join Forces to Combat Drunk Driving http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/uber-breathometer-join-forces-to-combat-drunk-driving/ Some things happen in life that are out of one's control; however, driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is not one of those things. Individuals who drink and get behind the wheel of an automobile consciously make that choice for any number of reasons. 

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2015-06-17 05:30:22 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/uber-breathometer-join-forces-to-combat-drunk-driving/
Keep Memorial Day Weekend A Safe Weekend - Don't Combine Drinking with Driving of Boating http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/keep-memorial-day-weekend-a-safe-weekend-don-t-combine-drinking-with-driving-of-boating/ Memorial Day is a time when we remember those who have given their lives to protect our freedom. It is also the time when Americans take the weekend off to enjoy one another's company, celebrate the beginning of the summer season and generally relax. This relaxation often involves getting into vehicles and driving, as well as enjoying time on Florida's waterways, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

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2015-05-21 05:00:38 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/keep-memorial-day-weekend-a-safe-weekend-don-t-combine-drinking-with-driving-of-boating/
Hosting Graduation Parties? http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/hosting-graduation-parties/ The 2015 high school graduation season is here. Thousands of Florida's high school seniors will be celebrating graduation with parties. Memories of these parties stay with us for a lifetime. Graduation parties can be safe and still enjoyable for attendees, especially if safety is a large part of the planning process.

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2015-05-08 05:00:20 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/hosting-graduation-parties/
DUI Prevention - MADD Gives Florida 4 out of 5 Stars http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dui-prevention-madd-gives-florida-4-out-of-5-stars/ In the recent Mothers Against Drunk Driving 2015 Report to the Nation that looked at each state’s drunk driving prevention efforts, Florida was given four out of five stars. MADD notes that while the state has been given a high rating, it still wants lawmakers to do even more to put an end to drunk driving. Specifically, the organization wants ignition interlocks to be required for all convicted drunk drivers.

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2015-05-07 05:10:33 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/dui-prevention-madd-gives-florida-4-out-of-5-stars/
Naples Bar Must Pay $60 Million in Personal Injury Case http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/naples-bar-msut-pay-60-million-in-personal-injury-case/ The Naples Daily News reported on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 that a Collier County jury awarded a plaintiff $60 million in a DUI suit against a North Naples pub. The pub was found negligent when its bartenders served an under-aged person too much alcohol resulting in permanent disabilities when the vehicle in which she was riding crashed into a tree in 2003.

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2015-05-06 05:00:06 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/naples-bar-msut-pay-60-million-in-personal-injury-case/
Boating in Southwest Florida - Keep It Safe - Don't Drink and Drive Boats http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-in-southwest-florida-keep-it-safe-don-t-drink-and-drive-boats/ Every year the media reports of boating accidents in Florida, many of which are caused by BUI. As a personal injury attorney and a boater/fisherman, I am concerned about this issue.

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2015-05-05 05:00:30 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/boating-in-southwest-florida-keep-it-safe-don-t-drink-and-drive-boats/
Prom - A Night To Remember http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/prom-a-night-to-remember/ Going to prom is an event in young peoples' lives which is thought about and planned for years in advance. Children who grow up with stories such as Cinderella, think hopefully of prom as a fun-filled fantasy "night to remember." However, the "night to remember" can quickly and easily turn into a "night of tragedy."

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2015-05-04 05:00:51 http://www.hurtbydrunkdriver.com/blog/prom-a-night-to-remember/