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Morning Roundup: December 4, 2012

By The Fix staff

Binge-eating and hoarding get official status in DSM-5, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter slam drug war in new doc, and Mike Tyson was high on cocaine in The Hangover. MORE  

Can You Be Sentenced to Church for Drunk Driving?

By Hunter R. Slaton

The case of an Oklahoma teen who was sentenced to a decade's worth of sermons brings up constitutional questions. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 30, 2012

By Bryan Le

White supremacists work with Mexican drug cartels, smoke-free workplaces save lives, and drunk YouTube sensation wears viking helmet to court. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 29, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Jailed Mexican kingpin admits to bribing officials, young adults drive stoned more than drunk, and plans for a booze-free St. Paddy's Day divide Ireland. MORE  

Drunk Drug Counselor Drags Man to Death

By Adam K. Raymond

A long-sober Californian counselor's deadly DUI is a tragic example of the lingering specter of relapse. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 27, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

College launches first marijuana research institute, one in four US minors drinks underage, and a drunk driver's truck dangles over an Oregon highway. MORE  

Survey: 1 in 7 Cali Drivers are High

By Valerie Tejeda

A statewide survey finds driving on drugs is twice as common as driving while drunk. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 20, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Iowa mulls medical marijuana, an anti-doping proposal would bar drug cheats from the Olympics, and Nikki Sixx's "The Heroin Diaries" is headed to Broadway. MORE  

Drunk Driver Claims Ties to Pablo Escobar

By Chrisanne Grise

A Miami driver tries to evade DUI charges by saying he once worked as a hit man for the notorious cartel leader. 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  

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