The picture from this article, which shows the Connecticut chapter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) at a Crime Victims Awareness event says a lot about how influential this lobbying group has become. MADD is pictured with Connecticut’s Attorney General,… Read More
In the news recently are proposed Connecticut laws encouraging voluntary use of breathalysers in restaurants and bars, and new uses for breathalysers in schools. The bars proposal would be voluntary for patrons to test themselves, under the condition that the… Read More
According to this editorial, new drunk driving law proposals include: Mandatory 1 year license suspensions and substance abuse training programs for anyone 16 or 17 years old who is arrested (not even convicted?) of drunk driving. Additional unspecified tightening of… Read More
Article suggests stronger DWI enforcement over the holidays, and greater cooperation on DUI arrests between Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
There is a feature on SCRAM bracelets in today’s Hartford Courant. Scram stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor. These bracelets detect alcohol levels in a person’s body. They are becoming popular in many states as a substitute for jail… Read More