Day 1 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is off to a great start. We want to give special thanks to Claire Matthews and Shoreline Village property management team for allowing us to participate for our 4th year in a row! Every year we get more and more popular, and we owe this opportunity directly to them.
The skies are clear, the sun is bright, and the temperature is nearing 80 degrees before 11 AM. If you come down to the Grand Prix make sure to stop by and test your BAC!
A new device designed in Sweden can detect 12 different types of drunk, including marijuana, morphine, heroin, cocaine, and meth.
Even though driving under the influence of drugs is outlawed, police have no convenient way of testing a driver. The study, published in the Journal of Breath Research Thursday, Olof Beck, of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, was about to detect drugs on the breath of 47 patients at a drug addiction clinic.
Beck said even though the test was administered 24 hours after the patients took drugs, there was still a high detectability. In 87% of tests the breathalyzer was able to correctly identify which drug was taken. Beck said future studies could be used to show a correlation between breath concentrations and blood/urine concentrations. One suggested use would be to give the driver a breath test on the scene, then use blood test later to confirm the results.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, drugs other than alcohol are involved in about 18 percent of fatal car crashes. Drunken driving accounts for about a third of all traffic related deaths, and about 1.4 million drivers are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol each year.
“There is a possibility that exhaled breath will develop into a new matrix for routine drug testing and present an alternative to already used matrices like urine, blood, oral fluid, sweat and hair,” the study says. “Since exhaled breath may be as easy to collect as in alcohol breath testing it may present a new more accessible matrix than blood at the roadside.”
Read the article ” New Breathalyzer Can Detect Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin” from USNews
The bosses at Maker’s Mark have had to make a hard decision, whether to maintain the 45% ABV (Alcohol by volume) and not have enough supply to meet demand, or lower the ABV to 42% to fulfill that demand. The company, whose slogan is “It tastes expensive…and is”, are finding it hard to keep up with their orders.
Their distillery, In Loretto, Kentucky, is in the process of being expanded, hopefully to a point that can keep up with demand. The surge in popularity combined with the fact that each bottle has to be aged for six and a half years, is forcing them to lower the ABV from 45% to 42%. An email from executive Rob Samuels and Bill Samuels Jr. was recently leaked with the news.
The executives made the tough decision after looking at all possible solutions. They said that, “we have both tasted it extensively, and it’s completely consistent with the taste profile our founder/dad/grandfather, Bill Samuels Sr., created nearly 60 years ago.
“We’ve also done extensive testing with Maker’s Mark drinkers, and they couldn’t tell a difference.”
“Nothing about how we handcraft Maker’s Mark has changed, from the use of locally sourced soft red winter wheat as the flavor grain, to ageing the whisky to taste in air-dried American white oak barrels, to rotating our barrels during maturation, to hand-dipping every bottle in our signature red wax.”
Read the article ” Maker’s Mark cuts alcohol content by 3%” from The NY Daily
After police arrested a 27 year old man for driving under the influence Friday night in Thurston County, the police officer was kind enough to offer the man a ride home after he was booked and released.
The officer pulled the man over around 11:30 near Black Lake Blvd and Park Drive, accodring to Thurston County Sherriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin. The deputy had a civilian ride along with him, so his ticket book and gear was in the back seat of the police car.
After being released, the deputy gave the suspect a ride home to the 3800 block of Biscay Street. Shortly after leaving, the deputy realized his ticket book was missing. After driving back to the suspects house, he found him sitting on the front porch drinking a bottle of wine.
The suspect claimed he had no idea where the ticket book was, but the deputy knocked on the door and asked the suspects uncle to search for the ticket book, which he found on the floor of the suspect. Now, instead of a misdemeanor DUI, the suspect was arrested on second degree felony theft.
Read the article “DUI suspect arrested for allegedly stealing Thurston deputy’s ticket book”
Bryan Wendler, of Wisconsin, learned the hard way that a shirt with a funny slogan isnt always funny. Wendler was arrested for his 6th DWI / DUI this last Saturday. Police found him passed out behind the wheel of his car, which just happened to be parked in the middle of a road! Brian Wendler just happened to be wearing a shirt that said, ” Been Drinking? Free Breathalyzer Test: Blow Here,” with an arrow pointing down.
Read the article “Supergenuis in FREE BREATHALYZER tshirt arrested for sixth DUI”
WHEN: Saturday, February 9th / 8pm – Midnight
WHERE: The beautiful Inner-City Arts campus at 720 Kohler Street in downtown Los Angeles (not normally open to the public). The campus, made up of several award-winning buildings and outdoor space, is where Inner-City Arts provides elementary, middle and high school students, many living in Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods, with arts education and the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally.
WHAT: A giant party just like the famous high school tradition… But totally FAKE! We’re taking over the entire award-winning Inner-City Arts campus to raise money for the great work they do.
- Get a commemorative Fake Prom portrait folder (it’s soooo rad) and take an ‘Awkward Prom Portrait’ with Oh Snap Studios!
- Dance your ass off or partake in the wallflower tradition: We’re creating a ‘high school gym’ in the performing arts building!
- Drink Up! We’re transforming the theater building into a Bar with free cocktails, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and more!
- Enjoy sweet treats from Tender Greens
- Relax and chill with friends (or a date!) in one of our outdoor seating areas underneath the stars!
- Get crafty at our DIY Table, sit down and make a fab corsage or boutonnière!
Dont Die Drunk is proud to be offering free Breathalyzer tests to everyone in attendance. We hope to make sure everyone makes a safe, informed decision, and gets home safely!
According to reports from RadarOnline, Hayley Hasselhoff, 20 years old, has been charged with DUI after being arrested in late December.
Los Angeles prosecutors formally filed the charges against David Hasselhoff’s youngest daughter on Jan 3rd. If convicted, she faces up to six months in jail. Hayley appeared briefly on the reality series “The Hasselhoffs”, as well as on a short lived family series on ABC called HUGE. Sources say she is planning on fighting the charges
Pacific Beach, CA- A priest was arrested Friday night, suspected of driving drunk, after slamming into a garage in Pacific Beach, San Diego County. Police report the crash around 7:30 p.m. in the 4200 of Block Jewell Street.
The man was identified by neighbors as a local priest who works at Our Lady of Refuge Parish near the accident. They claim the man lost control of his car and crashed into the back wall of a home’s garage.
No one was injured in the accident, but a batallion chief at the scene says the collision caused structural damage to the garage.
Read the article “Priest Arrested for DUI after slamming into garage“
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested a man with six prior drinking and driving related offenses on Thursday.
Micheal Janas, 47, was stopped for driving erratically around 1 a.m. on February 7 and after failing sobriety tests and a portable breathalyzer, he was arrested and taken to the Macomb County Jail on his 7th DUI-related offense, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Fraser man has since been released on bond, according to the sheriff’s office.
Read the article “Deputies arrest man with 6 prior DUI convictions“