New Lake County Program Takes High-Tech Approach to Fight Repeat Drunk Driving

April 16, 2018 0

Alcohol-sensing anklets address DUIs and alcohol-fueled crime With nearly 1,800 DUI arrests in 2016 Lake County has the fourth highest rate of drunk driving in Illinois, and high-risk DUI offenders—those who repeatedly drive drunk or are most likely to cause a serious crash—account for up to a third of those arrests. Now, to improve public safety and reduce repeat offenses, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office has launched a new program that will monitor these […]

U.S. fatal drunk driving accidents in 2016 by Day of Week and Time

January 2, 2018 0

Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes—that’s one person every 50 minutes in 2016. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44B per year. For more information go here. By the way the […]

Rate of Alcohol-Induced Deaths Increased 37% Since 2002

January 11, 2016 0

The rate of alcohol-induced deaths has increased 37 percent since 2002, reaching 30,700 U.S. deaths in 2014, The Washington Post reports. The alcohol death rate is the highest in 35 years, the newspaper notes. Alcohol-induced deaths included those from alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis. There were 9.6 deaths from alcohol-induced causes per 100,000 people in 2014. These deaths do not include those from drunk driving, other accidents and homicides committed under the influence of alcohol. If […]

Study Finds the Prevalence of Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults Doubled Over Past Decade

October 26, 2015 0

The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorder during that time was nearly as large. Past year marijuana use rose from 4.1 percent to 9.5 percent of the U.S. adult population, while the prevalence of marijuana use disorder rose from 1.5 percent to 2.9 percent, according to national surveys conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse […]

Second Donation of Naloxone Made to Help Save Lives in Lake County

September 23, 2015 0

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center and Lake County officials on Tuesday honored a pharmaceutical company for a second donation of a drug administered by law enforcement that has already assisted in saving 33 lives throughout Lake County. Virginia-based kaléo is matching last year’s donation of 3,000 kits of EVZIO (naloxone HCI injection), to the Health Department. Each kit contains two single-dose EVZIO auto-injectors containing the drug naloxone and a trainer for practice. In […]

More Than 4 Million Americans Admit to Driving While Intoxicated in Past Month

August 12, 2015 0

More than 4 million Americans admit they have driven while intoxicated at least once in the past month, a new government study finds. The typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking. About 4.2 million people—close to 2 percent of American adults—admitted to driving drunk in the prior month, HealthDay reports. Alcohol-impaired driving crashes account for about one-third of all U.S. crash deaths in the past two decades, according to […]

New Law goes into effect with help from the Task Force

January 5, 2015 0

From the December 20th Lake County News Sun. Parents and guardians considering allowing their teens to host parties will be responsible for more than just the alcohol consumed in the house when the new year rolls in. Beginning Jan. 1, parents and guardians can be fined up to $2,000 if they allow those under 21 to drink in vehicles, trailers, campers or boats under their ownership or control. And if a death occurs as a […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

June 30, 2014 0

This Fourth of July Family, friends, food and fireworks are all words that are synonymous with an iconic American holiday- the Fourth of July. However, many Americans celebrate Independence Day with alcohol, making the Fourth of July one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads. Many communities are stepping up police presence in accordance with the ongoing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ enforcement crackdown. Thanks to startling statistics published […]

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