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American Agenda (Health: Drunk Driving) #127060

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Supreme Court noted hearing arguments about use of "sobriety checkpoints" in Michigan.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) State laws and national problem of drunk driving featured; scenes shown from sobriety checkpoint in Binghamton, New York, where police systematically stop motorists to look for drunk drivers. [DRIVER - comments.] [At tavern, three PEOPLE - comment on checkpoints.] [Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Brian O'NEILL, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Mickey SADOFF, Binghamton Mayor Juanita CRABB - comment.] Approaches to handle drunk driving problem detailed: experimentation with breathalyzer flashlight, lifting driving licenses of those refusing to take test, car starter linked to breath tester etc. [Illinois secretary of state Jim EDGAR - comments on why there has been drop in alcohol-related fatalities.] [Hamilton County municipal court judge Deidra HAIR - cites success of "interlock."] [Cincinnati driver Edward JONES - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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