Saturday, May 18, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 114 DUI fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Michael Johnson, 19, was sent to the Middleton House of Correction.
The man police say was behind the wheel during a serious Humphrey Street crash earlier this month is now in jail. According to YourTown Marblehead, Michael Johnson, 19 of Mattapan, was arraigned Thursday in Lynn District Court. Johnson was sent to the Middleton House of Correction and his bail was set at $5,000, the Boston Globe local Web site reported. Two other teens were hurt in the crash. Cameron Sylvester of Marblehead had the most serious injuries. He was discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital on April 15, YourTown Marblehead reported. The town has rallied around Sylvester, including starting a fund to help with his recovery. The other two person in the car was Maxwell Hill of Lynn. Here are the charges Johnson faces: The …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Michael Johnson, 19, of Mattapan, was charged with three counts of drunken driving resulting in serious injury in a crash that took place early Friday morning.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Kevin Meagher of Saugus was the interim business manager for Marblehead Public Schools. Police say he was drunk, behind the wheel and armed with a loaded .38.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Kevin Meagher, the interim business manager for Marblehead Schools, has resigned, according to an email sent to school staff.
A highly-placed administrator with Marblehead's public schools has resigned in the wake of allegations he was driving drunk with a loaded .38 on his hip. Kevin Meagher, 47, of Saugus was the interim business manager for the district. Superintendent Greg Maass announced Meagher's resignation Wednesday in an email to staffers. Meagher was released on $2,500 cash bail Tuesday after his arraignment on charges including operating under the influence (second offense) and being a licensee carrying a loaded weapon while intoxicated. He also faces charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lane violations and speeding. On Monday night at 8:14 Meagher was stopped by police after his Ford Expedition almost hit a cruiser on the outbound…