Just to be clear: Drinking and driving puts your life -- and the lives of others -- at risk. It's always safer to take an Uber, call a friend or stay put until you're sober as an alternative.
According to government statistics, about 40% of all traffic fatalities during Christmas and New Year's are related to drunk driving. That's a big jump from the 28% of fatalities attributed to that cause during the rest of the year.
Parents who have kids going off to the University of Alabama this fall might not be thrilled to learn that it came in second behind Syracuse University in The Princeton Review's latest list of the top 20 party schools in the country.
As of July 1, Alabama law enforcement officers have new weapons at their disposal in the form of additional penalties for charges of driving under the influence (DUI). A DUI charge can be brought against anyone that an officer reasonably believes is driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.