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Why Are Train Engineers Fighting NJ Transit Over DUI Law?

A 2016 NJ Transit DUI law has become the basis for legal claims being brought against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Attorney General Christopher Porrino. The lawsuit was filed by unions working on behalf NJ Transit train engineers who oppose the DUI law and feel it should not apply to NJ Transit employees. What Is the NJ Transit DUI Law? The rule at the center of the controversy is a state law that does not allow people whose driver’s license has been suspended because of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction to operate a NJ Transit train. The NJ Transit DUI law took effect last August following a report that surfaced a few months earlier that an engineer was operating trains despite having his driver’s license suspended for 10 years after committing several drunk driving offenses. Why Is the Train Engineers’ Union Pushing Back Against the DUI Law? The…
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A Woman Broadcasted Herself Driving Under the Influence Live on Periscope

A Florida woman announced to the masses over the live streaming app, Periscope, last week that she was very, very drunk. Seems harmless enough right? However, it is far less humorous when you learn that she was broadcasting herself live while driving under the influence. The woman admitted to being extremely intoxicated while she was recording herself driving, which rightfully had more than one viewer concerned. Multiple 911 calls reporting the woman to authorities were made by online witnesses. Viewers watched as the 23-year-old drove around saying that she was lost and asking “Where am I right now, people?” She continued saying “I have to go home” and added that she believed she was driving with at least one flat tire. When the police finally caught up with her she ran up on a curb as she was pulling over. Police quickly saw that the car did in fact have…
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