Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'alcohol'

Innu First Nation calls ban on alcohol a success

The Mushuau Innu First Nation of Newfoundland and Labrador says its alcohol ban has been a success. Band members in the Innu community of Natuashish voted for the ban a year ago. Residents say it has led to a drop...

Driver in death of Pueblo man failed alcohol test

A prominent attorney accused in the death of a Pueblo man had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit in New Mexico, authorities in Santa Fe said. A test following the November 26 accident showed Carlos Fierro's blood-alcohol...

Driver in Pueblo man's death had prior DWI arrest

A prominent New Mexico attorney accused in an accident that killed a Pueblo man had a prior drunken driving arrest that was never prosecuted, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports. Carlos Fierro's blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal...

More details in drunk driving death of Pueblo man

Court documents in the case of a politically connected lawyer who is accused of a drunken driving accident that killed a Pueblo man in New Mexico were released on Tuesday. Carlos William Fierro, who has served as an attorney for...

Attorney posts bond for DUI death of Pueblo man

A prominent attorney was released on $250,000 bond after being arraigned for a drunken driving incident that killed a man from San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico. Carlos William Fierro, 36, failed three field sobriety tests, a prosecutor said...

Wyoming tribes tighten drunken driving laws

The tribes on the Wind River Reservation have strengthened their traffic laws to crack down on drunken driving. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe lowered the blood-alcohol level for driving to 0.05. The state's limit is 0.08....

Paper highlights DUI death of Ho-Chunk man

As part of its Wasted in Wisconsin series, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is profiling victims of alcohol-related accidents. Bruce Mosher, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was killed on July 13, 2003, when a driver whose blood alcohol level was...

Substance abuse claiming young Seminole lives

Most members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida never get to see their 50th birthday, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. According to state records examined by the paper, the average age of a Seminole at death dropped from 59.7 in 1997...

Report finds high rate of alcohol deaths in Indian Country

Excessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of preventable death among American Indians and Alaska Natives, federal health officials reported last week. Based on data from 2001-2005, the Indian Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Yellow Bird: Committing to a lifetime of sobriety

"When I was a young mother and lived in Oregon, I met many leaders in the Washington and Oregon areas. I was surprised to find that some of the strongest leaders had been alcoholic at one time but now...

Alcohol ban at Blackfeet event called a success

Law enforcement on the Blackfeet Nation of Montana called a ban on alcohol sales during the North American Indian Days was a success. Police chief K. Webb Galbreath said there were no vehicle fatalities or domestic violence calls during the...

Effort targets bootlegging on Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation and the U.S. Attorney in Arizona are going after bootleggers on the reservation. Twelve people were arrested after a four-month investigation, tribal and federal officials announced. They said alcohol contributes to child abuse, domestic violence, homicide and...

Study cites high Native youth alcohol disorder rate

A forthcoming study says American Indian and Alaska Native youth are more likely to suffer from an alcohol use disorder than any other racial or ethnic group. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 14.9 percent of...

Opinion: Alcohol abuse affects Ho-Chunk Nation

"Just after 4 a.m. March 24, 19-year-old Darus E. Pettibone of Black River Falls lost control of his high performance Ford Mustang on Hwy. 12 after the speedometer topped 150 mph, authorities said. Pettibone, who had been drinking, did not...

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