Drunk Driving

Suspect in Fatal DUI Crash Behind Bars Again

Sandra Jacobson is back in jail again after being arrested for driving with a suspended license. Her license was suspended in early January 2009, over two weeks before the she caused the crash that killed Kathy Krasniewicz 54, and Kate McClelland, 71. Jacobson is accused of losing control of her truck and sideswiping a taxi…

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DUI Fatality Rate Continues to Drop

Recent statistics on fatalities involving drunk drivers show that the number of people killed in alcohol related crashes since 2002 are declining. But, what we need to remember is that these statistics are not just numbers on a graph. These statistics represent a person – someone’s loved one, whether they are family, friend, neighbor, co-worker…

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Illegal Drivers Cause One Quarter of Traffic Deaths in Colorado

Most of us have at least one parking or speeding ticket in our driving careers. We get assessed points against our licenses, pay our fines and promise not to do it again. But, according to a Denver Post article, there may be about 225,000 illegal drivers in Colorado. These illegal drivers caused nearly one-fourth of…

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Bachus & Schanker Supports Brandon and Paul Foundation

Another successful Wall-Bop Golf Tournament is behind us, and once again we are in awe of the generosity and support of our friends, family, and sponsors. As in prior years, we were sold out, with people from all over the country traveling to Colorado to join us in a celebration of our boys, Paul and…

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Colorado Funding for DUI Enforcement Safe for Now

Fortunately for the state of Colorado, Governor Ritter decided to scrap his recent plan to stop funding for drunk driving crackdowns. As part of his original budget cutting plan, Ritter proposed to take more than 1.3 million dollars away from the program that funds the overtime pay for police officers that man the Driving Under…

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WALK LIKE MADD AUGUST 1, 2009 EVENT

On Saturday, August 1, 2009 the employees of Bachus and Schanker and partners, Darin Schanker and Kyle Bachus had the opportunity to participate in the Fourth Annual Walk Like Madd event at Sloans Lake Park in Denver, Colorado. A handful of participated with our dogs and loved ones in tow. It was an early when…

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Bachus & Schanker Joins MADD Colorado to Eliminate Drunk Driving

Every year, nearly 13,000 people are killed by drunk drivers with an illegal alcohol level of .08 BAC or above. That means that every month more than 1,000 families must live with the tragic consequences of drunk driving. Since MADD was founded in 1980, alcohol-related fatalities have declined by more than 40 percent, but there’s…

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Colorado Drunk Driving Multiple Offender Finally Kills Someone

The Denver Post recently wrote a story about Colorado drunk driving multiple offenders who finally kill someone before they are held accountable for their crimes. One multiple offender was actually picked up for a DUI the day after he was booked and released after he ran a red light and killed a woman. One of…

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A License to Kill? Drunk Drivers Keep On Drinking and Driving.

Sometimes statistics are interesting…how many hours the average person sleeps in their lifetime, how much peanut butter the average American eats, or how many people drink and drive. Some statistics are horrifying, like the number of times some people have been arrested for driving while intoxicated before they kill someone. That statistic for Richard Strock…

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Hang Up and Drive! The Dangers of Driving While Talking on a Cell Phone.

Drinking and driving…most of us wouldn’t consider driving while drunk. But, most of us have talked on our cell phones while driving. But, do we really appreciate the ramifications of driving and talking on our phones. A recent study by the AAA Foundation, using driving simulators, suggests that drivers talking on their cell phones exhibit…

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