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Drunk driving is real and dangerous

EDITOR: On April 23, 2012, an article was published in Village Life about a drunk driving accident that occurred on Francisco Drive. Though this article was informative, there should have been a follow-up piece on drunk driving prevention or a program that’s mission is to stop these accidents. I think the article was left too […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Rollover causes injuries to alleged drunk driver

A vehicle rolled over Monday morning in El Dorado Hills, causing an allegedly drunk driver to sustain major injuries. Christina Fifer was driving her 1990 Dodge Durango westbound on Highway 50 just west of Bass Lake Road at 7:15 a.m., according to CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. She was allegedly under the influence and allowed her […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

DUI checkpoint helps CHP nab three

Courtesy photo

Placerville California Highway Patrol organized a sobriety checkpoint in El Dorado County Wednesday night and surprised some drivers; three people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The checkpoint was set up at 7 p.m. and continued through the evening at El Dorado Hills Boulevard at Crown Drive in El Dorado Hills. CHP officers were on […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Private Practice: Don’t drink and drive

Driving While Intoxicated (known as DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (known as DUI) involves operating a vehicle with alcohol in your blood stream. This is a serious offense that can result in a suspension of your driver’s license, hefty fines, increased insurance rates and even jail time. The state of California does its best to […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CASA El Dorado wants to help more kids

Each year approximately 500 children in El Dorado county are court-ordered an adult advocate after being removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Because there are 100 kids still waiting for a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA El Dorado is making a plea for more involvement. They need more volunteers to be advocates and […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grim lessons taught at ‘Every 15’

The Grim Reaper watches as firefighters tend to a body during the Every 15 Minutes program at Oak Ridge High School last week. The realistic program teaches teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One Oak Ridge student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also an Oak Ridge student, got out of […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »



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