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All Aboard With the Drunk Boating Cops

By Jeff Winkler

Summer is party season on America's waterways. It's also when the nation's boat cops practice a very different style of policing. The Fix rides along with the Austin Lake Patrol unit. MORE  

How Cops Learn to Catch Drunks

By Jeff Winkler

Say the alphabet backwards. Hop on one foot. How do officers assess whether a driver is over the limit? The Fix visits the Austin Police Training Academy to find out. MORE  

A DWI Offer You Can't Refuse

By Jeff Winkler

Cops will be out in force today, rounding up over-the-limit Memorial Day revelers. As The Fix discovered during a ride-along with the Austin PD, in some states a DWI stop can even lead to an involuntary blood sample. MORE  

The Prohibition Party's Low Bottom

By Jeff Winkler

Concerned about intoxicant issues, and heading to the polls today? You’re out of luck. The presidential candidate for the Prohibition Party is a gay-baiting preacher who doesn’t put a great face on the latter-day temperance movement. MORE  

Tales of a Breathalyzer Tech

By Jeff Winkler

Drunk-driving arrests surge over Halloween. Those caught can be required to get a breathalyzer installed in their car—by a technician like Tony. He tells The Fix about the culprits he meets, the bribes he refuses and the wrecks he sees. MORE  

Drying Out With Jesus

By Jeff Winkler

How different are evangelical Christian drug-and-alcohol rehabs from their secular cousins? The Fix investigates. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014

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Colorado Officials Now Want to Ban Edibles

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United Nations Says Illegal Meth Manufacturing Is Spreading

Meth manufacturing has spread in developing countries thanks to lax government regulation and minimal police intervention.

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Brain Abnormalities In Gamblers Different From Drug Addicts

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Sober since 2008, the hip hop artist returned to speak at a graduation ceremony.

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