In the state of Connecticut, you are considered legally intoxicated when your blood alcohol level reaches .08 or above. Although it seems drivers have been repeatedly warned about the serious, even deadly consequences of drunk driving , there are those that still choose to drink and drive.
Distractions are everywhere for drivers on the road today. These distractions can take many forms, including passengers in the vehicle, texting, talking on the phone, eating, fiddling with the radio and much more. These things can interfere with the driver's ability to concentrate on the road which can result in a car accident.
Dogs are pretty notorious for not particularly liking the mail delivery guy, so much so that the United States Postal Service keeps track of the number of dog attacks on postal employees each year. Nearly 6,000 postmen and women were the victims of dog attacks during 2011.
Owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibilities. Not only do you have to worry about the basics like making sure it has plenty of food, water and exercise, you also need to be aware of the legal responsibilities you take on when you own a dog. In the state of Connecticut, when a dog causes damage to another person's body or property, the owner of that dog is usually held accountable for those damages, with a few exceptions.
Two women from Oxford, Connecticut were hospitalized after being attacked by a German Sheppard. The dog, owned by a neighbor, crossed the street from its home and chased down the women. It jumped on the women, aged 49 and 37. Both women suffered wounds to their arms and legs as a result of the attack. An ambulance took the women to a nearby hospital for treatment. No information is available about the severity of the bites caused by the dog.
A Connecticut woman who initially told police she was distracted by her cellphone has been charged with driving while intoxicated after her involvement in a three-car crash in Port Chester recently.
Whether you are the owner of a dog or you have children that are naturally curious and drawn to animals, it is vital to know that even the tamest of family pets can attack without warning. Children like to play with these pets, but sometimes they can play too rough. This may be the reason why some dogs bite back, but it does not explain dogs walking on the street and attacking passersby.
Law enforcement officers often face dangerous situations in the course of performing their job duties; however, typically those hazards are not caused by fellow officers. When a police officer sustains injuries caused by a co-worker, he or she is not without legal remedies.