Her vehicle suffered massive damage, especially to the front end. She was arrested at about 8:45 p.m., police said. Laino said that Canuto managed to stay one step ahead of police throughout Tuesday night. Gibbons said at least three vehicles, plus Canuto's, were damaged during the incident. But there have been additional vehicles damaged that police don't yet know about. "We don't truly know how many victims we have," Laino said. Many of the victims haven't been able to be contacted by the police, and some who called in reporting the driver haven't been able to be reached again, Laino said.
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But there have been unintended benefits: In Sweden, the devices are very popular in fleet vehicles -- think taxicabs -- and people who have studied the devices suspect drivers who may have early runs and are faced with a breath test in the DWI morning may not stay out as late or drink as heavily the night before. They've seen absenteeism and work tardiness decrease, Mr. Kopstein said. A better way: Sure, we run the risk of cars shutting down after false readings. Heck, I'm betting that if I'm still writing about cars in 10 years, at some point I'll be growling in a column about a car that wouldn't start because it mistakenly said I was drunk. But I think it's time that problem became our problem. It seems minor compared with the potential mayhem inflicted by another drunken driver.
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Adan Gonzalez, 39, of Albuquerque, N.M., was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a father of eight, and Guillen said Gonzalez was one of his best friends. They were part of a group of four who'd driven to Portland to work three days earlier, and they were staying at a motel. Guillen works in construction. Guillen and the two other men in the car were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. Guillen pleaded guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence of intoxicants. On top of prison time, Judge Eric Bergstrom sentenced Guillen to a lifetime driver's license revocation.
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Yes. Studies show coordination, attention and visual acuity are affected below 0.08. A review by the National Institutes of Health found that most studies reported significant impairment at 0.05 percent BAC. NTSB?s data says drivers at 0.05 are 38 percent more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers who have not been drinking. Would lowering the level of presumed intoxication to 0.05 save lives here? Almost certainly. Would it save a lot of lives?
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