As More States Get Legal Pot, Americans Hazy On Drugged Driving

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We’re in the midst of holiday season, and most Americans understand the tremendous danger—and potentially devastating consequences—that drinking and driving subjects motorists and the public to. But what about the dangers of the widely available recreational marijuana that’s already

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1096081_as-more-states-get-legal-pot-americans-hazy-on-drugged-driving

As More States Get Legal Pot, Americans Hazy On Drugged Driving

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We’re in the midst of holiday season, and most Americans understand the tremendous danger—and potentially devastating consequences—that drinking and driving subjects motorists and the public to. But what about the dangers of the widely available recreational marijuana that’s already

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1096081_as-more-states-get-legal-pot-americans-hazy-on-drugged-driving

Man killed when Amtrak train hits SUV in Vancouver

A man died Sunday morning when an Amtrak passenger train struck his SUV at a private-driveway crossing in Vancouver’s Old Evergreen Highway neighborhood.

Emergency crews were dispatched at 11 a.m. to the crash, which occurred on a private driveway just across from the Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center in the 12200 block of Southeast Evergreen Highway. The man was dead when officials arrived on the scene, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.

The man’s name was not released Sunday. He was driving a Cadillac Escalade and was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, said Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway.

No Amtrak passengers or crew members were injured in the collision, Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz said. Train 27, the Empire Builder, was on its way from Spokane to Portland at the time of the crash. It continued on to Portland after remaining at the scene for

... read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/07/car-driver-killed-crash-train-vancouver/

Supercars, SUVs to Excite 2016 New York Auto Show

At the Geneva Auto Show earlier this month, big luxury had its day.

Maserati showed its $72,000 Levante SUV; Bentley debuted a stretch-limo version of its $304,000 Mulsanne; Rolls-Royce gave us a blacked-out version of its $296,000 Ghost. And that’s not to mention the unveiling of the $2.6 million Bugatti Chiron.

Next week in New York, luxury automakers are catching their breath. Which means many of them—McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Tesla, Fisker, and Cadillac—are skipping it altogether. (Tesla, for its part, will unveil the Model 3 on March 31.)

“I think most of the auto manufacturers are entering the show with a feeling of what I would call ‘hopeful trepidation,’” said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “Sales results in the U.S. so far this year

... read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-18/new-york-auto-show-luxury-preview

Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

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Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a massive $360 million fine, following a two-year-long investigation of the Korean automakers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Added to the $395 million that Hyundai and Kia have paid to vehicle owners, the companies will have

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1096437_hyundai-kia-fined-360-million-for-faulty-mpg-claims-none-of-which-will-fund-electric-cars

Horsham Man, 20, Charged With Murdering Elderly Man

A Horsham man has
been charged with first degree murder in connection with a stabbing that
happened Wednesday in the Hatboro section of Upper Moreland Township.

Authorities say
Jeffrey William Anderson, 20, killed 72-year-old William Neill Wednesday afternoon.

Montgomery County
District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Upper Moreland Township Police Chief
Michael Murphy announced the charges Friday.

According to police,
officers were called Wednesday at 3 p.m. for a report of a stabbing at 210
Newington Drive in the Hatboro section of Upper Moreland Township.

The responding
officers detained Anderson, who was attempting to flee the scene in the
victim’s Cadillac Escalade, police said.

When police went
inside the residence, they found Neill dead from apparent stab wounds,
according to authorities.

Anderson’s mother told
authorities her son said he stabbed Neill because he tried to sexually assault
him
, according to The Intelligencer.

Anderson was
arraigned before District Judge Paul Leo and remanded without

... read more at: http://patch.com/pennsylvania/uppermoreland/horsham-man-20-charged-murdering-elderly-man

Nick Fairley not guilty of DUI

Feb 13, 2015

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was found not guilty of driving under the influence in 2012 by a jury in Mobile County, Alabama, television station WKRG reported Friday.

The case had taken more than two years to reach trial but lasted less than three days between jury selection, both arguments and the jury’s deliberations. Initially, according to WKRG, the jury came back at an impasse, but Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Sarah Stewart sent them back for more deliberations.

For a Super Bowl winner, just pick six

Jan 27, 2015

There’s data, there’s big data, and then there is slam-dunk data. In the latter category: Teams that return an interception for a touchdown are 12-0 in the Super Bowl. Get a pick-six, win the Super Bowl. It’s pretty much that simple.

Of course, any football team from midget league on wants a return touchdown. But at the Super Bowl level, the interception return touchdown has far more impact than other kinds of return plays. Teams that run back a fumble for a touchdown in the Super Bowl are 2-2. Teams that run a kick back for a touchdown are 4-6, that winning total diluted by two Super

... read more at: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/TMQSuperBowlPreview150127/teams-score-pick-six-take-super-bowl-tuesday-morning-quarterback

Police: Woman Drove Drunk With 2 Kids in Car

A 34-year-old Port Washington woman faces felony DWI charges after police say she was intoxicated while driving her 2015 Cadillac Escalade with two children in the vehicle Friday evening.

According to police, Second Precinct officers responded to a call for a disturbance at Northern Boulevard and Oyster Bay Road in East Norwich at about 6:47 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found Whitney K. Gold outside her Cadillac engaged in a verbal argument with a female friend, police said.

Two children-a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy-were in the car and officers determined that Gold had been driving the vehicle while intoxicated, police said.

Gold was arrested and the children were released to a family member at the scene.

Gold is charged with two counts of aggravated DWI with a child passenger-a felony under Leandra’s Law-DWI, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a motor vehicle

... read more at: http://patch.com/new-york/syosset/police-woman-drove-drunk-2-kids-car-0