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January 2014 Archives

Even one drink may be unsafe for drivers, study finds

At this point, pretty much everyone acknowledges that drunk driving is dangerous and can cause serious injuries. However, many of us assume that since the legal limit for blood alcohol content is set at .08 for drivers, that consuming a small amount of alcohol and getting behind the wheel does not pose a serious risk.

Virginia court looks at workers compensation case

A Virginia court affirmed the decision of the Workers Compensation Commission in the case of a woman who suffered from a foot injury while climbing the stairs at work. The woman worked as a server at a restaurant where she was on her feet constantly when she began to experience some significant pain in her foot. While she was walking up a flight of stairs one day holding between 30 and 40 pounds of food and dishes, her foot rolled in. Although she managed to prevent herself from falling backwards down the stairs and therefore escaping more severe injuries, she did suffer from a partial tear in her tendon and a partial ligament tear.

Parrot alerts police to possible drunk driver

A parrot riding in a car with its owner alerted police at a DUI checkpoint that the man in the car may have been drunk, repeatedly yelling “he’s drunk” when the man rolled down the window. At first police were confused and thought that there was a passenger in the car, but soon discovered that it was a parrot speaking. It is not clear how the parrot got that phrase to repeat, but upon further investigation police found that the man could not pass a field sobriety test and was likely intoxicated. He was arrested and taken to a local jail, along with his pet parrot, to sober up before being released.

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