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Jaywalking man killed Thursday in DUI crash

A man died after he was struck outside a crosswalk by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver on Thursday night, authorities said.... Read more»

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Lax laws make Arizona roads among nation's most dangerous

Arizona continues to fall short in its adoption of key traffic and vehicle safety laws, according to a national report that ranked states Thursday. Although a texting-while-driving bill has garnered bipartisan support in past years, it has not passed — and a Tucson Democrat backing the measure says it's too important to let go.... Read more»1

Man arrested in fatal South Side crash Friday

One man died and another man arrested following a fatal collision involving a truck and a motorcycle on the South Side on Friday night, authorities said.... Read more»

As legal marijuana expands, states struggle with drugged driving

As more states make medical and recreational marijuana use legal, they increasingly are grappling with what constitutes DUID, or driving under the influence of drugs, and how to detect and prosecute it. And they’re finding it is more difficult than identifying and convicting drunken drivers.... Read more»

County attorney backs Uber promo to deter DUIs

The Pima County Attorney's Office is backing a promo by ride-booking service Uber that offers first-time riders $20 off their trip. Barbara LaWall said that she hopes “people will enjoy their holiday celebrations and also be responsible and take a free ride.”... Read more»

Free rides home for tipsy drivers - and cars

If you are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve and have a few too many, AAA will give you and your car a free ride home. ... Read more»

Arizona again ranked among lowest states for traffic safety laws

Arizona continues to fall “dangerously behind” in its adoption of key traffic and vehicle safety laws, according to a national report that ranked states Wednesday. Although a texting-while-driving bill has garnered bipartisan support in past years, it has not passed — and a Tucson Democrat backing the measure says this year will be another tough fight.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Republican CD2 candidate Ed Martin interviewed

Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, DUI defense attorney Jim Nesci, Republican CD2 candidate Ed Martin, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: The future of Ronstadt Transit Center

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Founder of the Bus Riders Union Brian Flagg, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Marquez-Peterson, Financial Adviser Shelly Fishman, DUI Defense Attorney Jim Nesci... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Remembering newsman Jeff Smith

Remembering oft-fired and always admired reporter and columnist Jeff Smith, who wrote at various times for the Tucson Citizen (twice), Tucson Weekly, Daily Star and New Times. The legendary newsman died this week at 67.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Pima Animal Care Center needs your help

Tucson DUI attorney Jim Nesci, Democratic state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (LD2), Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel, and Barbara Brown, chairwoman of the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Medicaid expansion expected on gov's desk Thursday

DUI defense attorney Jim Nesci, Inside Tucson Business Writer Keith Rosenblum, Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Budget expected to pass Az Senate on Thursday

Interviews with activist Miguel Ortega, TucsonsSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, DUI defense attorney Jim Nesci, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: DUI laws and MMJ

Interviews with defense attorney Jim Nesci on how DUI laws and medical marijuana intersect, plus the president of the Arizona Parent Education Network, Ann-Eve Pederson, along with Jim Nintzel from the Tucson Weekly and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

New Year's DUIs dampen spirits of 65 drivers

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force arrested 65 drivers who were charged with drunk driving over New Year's. Officers handed out 441 other tickets, and found 21 suspected underage drinkers on Sunday and Monday.... Read more»

Free rides home for tipsy drivers - and cars

If you are planning to celebrate New Year's Eve and have a few too many, AAA will give you and your car a free ride home.... Read more»

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