drunk driving 

ER Visits by Teen Boys Skyrocket During July 4 Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday is upon us. Do you know where your teenage boys are? If you're thinking a little freedom is in order for your kids on Independence Day, a new study may have you rethinking things. ABC News reports visits by...During the 2009 July 4th weekend, two-thirds of ER visits were made by boys.

Teen Drunk Driving Program Shows Kids Harsh Reality

The program "Every 15 Minutes," aimed at preventing teens from drinking and driving, has been popping up at high schools nationwide -- and making a big impact on participants. The program simulates a drunk driving accident in high school...
"Every 15 Minutes" is a program aimed at ending drunk driving among teens.

Girl Calls 911 From Car as Her Mother Allegedly Drives Drunk

Credit: New York State Police
A 12-year-old girl called 911 from a car on Interstate 84 in New York earlier this week. The emergency? She reported her mother was not speaking properly and was weaving into other lanes while she was driving. ...

Will a Namesake Bring Back Bad Memories?

Should I use a family name that's tied to a tragic memory for everyone? My mom's sister Cora was killed by a drunk driver when they were little girls. The driver was my grandfather's best friend. I want to name my baby girl after the aunt I never...

Dad Lets 11-year-old Son Drive, Gets Arrested

Would you let your kid drive your car? Photo: SXC.hu
Las Vegas area father Eusebio Aguilar is in trouble with the law after he let his 11-year-old son drive home from the grocery store. Police say that Aguilar "may have just been too drunk to...

To Bail or Not to Bail

Tough love. Could you do it? Photo: Jason Clapp/Flickr
It's probably second on the list of phone calls a parent hopes to never receive: The police telling you that your child has been arrested. Whatever they've done, it must be pretty bad and...

DUI Not Enough - Mother Adds Grand Theft Auto

Teenagers often do, well, dumb things. I know I did my fair share. One thing I never did, however, was get behind the wheel of a car when I had been drinking. (Getting on a bicycle, now, that's another story.) One Sacramento, CA, teen, however, spent...

Drunken dad drives off with kids hanging out the door

Here's a tip for you -- if you have to call your wife to come pick you up from the bar, your best bet is to let her drive home too, especially if the kids are in the car. Or even halfway in the car. Dustin Purscell learned that (hopefully) the hard...

Pregnant woman called "hero" after chasing down drunk driver

When you're a parent, the instinct to protect your child is sometimes overwhelming. When my husband stumbled on our concrete porch steps with our older daughter, then just an infant, they both fell... hard. He ended up with scrapes and bruises. She...

PD*Poll: Did one school's DWI program goes too far?

Administrators and teachers at a California high school recently announced to their students that several teens had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend. It was devastating news that traumatized students, many of whom had lost good friends. ...

Kathy Hilton's dream world

Despite what some people may think, Paris Hilton did not drop onto this earth from Planet Rich Girl , drink in hand and ready to declare things 'hot'. No, she has a mother just like everyone else and that mother, Kathy Hilton, clearly loves her...

Dina Lohan scolds Leno for joking about her crazy, drug-taking, drunk-driving daughter

Hopefully you were lucky enough to catch Rob Schneider's last-minute guest appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier this week. The comedian came out dressed as Lindsay Lohan, and told the audience (as Lohan), that he'd heard "Rob...

Nicole Richie's dad sympathizes with her plight

Nicole Richie's life may seem like a bad soap opera to many of us, but dad Lionel thinks it is all par for the course. Speaking to reporters after his performance at the Essence Music Festival last Saturday, he admits that Nicole "keeps apologizing...

Questions of safety for partying teens

There comes a time in a teenager's life when attending a party means there will likely be more than just red cans of Coke and bags of Doritos available in the house. No parent wants to face this fact, many close their eyes or bury their heads rather...

7-year-old drives for drunk dad

A 7-year-old boy from Nevada caught the attention of police recently while driving his parents' car. The SUV was weaving, driving slowly and stopping for no reason. Inside, the police found the boy in the driver's seat and his drunk 37-year-old...

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