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Morning Roundup: June 27, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Austin considering medical marijuana, FL man caught cooking meth on the beach, and drunk German princess arrested after hurling racist comments. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Michael Jordan's caddy killed by drunk driver, man on LSD walks down street with machetes, 2012 relay team lose medals for doping, and drunk driver hands cop a beer. MORE  

Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Two, Injures 23 at SXSW Festival

By McCarton Ackerman

Rashad Charjuan Owens evaded a police checkpoint and sped down a street crowded with festival revelers. MORE  

Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Had 0.00 BAC

By Bryan Le

Despite his blood alcohol level being the same as Bluto's grade point average in Animal House, Larry Davis spent a night in jail and waited over a year for his trial. 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  

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Mike Tyson claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull drunk man from burning car, and zombie woman arrested twice for DUI.

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

10/29/14 7:30pm
Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

10/29/14 5:30pm
Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick

Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage.

10/29/14 3:30pm

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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