Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Substituting Diet Coca-Cola for regular to pair with rum for that classic cocktail? It could make you drunker.
Wednesday, February 6
An NPR blog on eating and health highlights a study set to be published in the April issue of the journal "Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental." "Alcohol, consumed with a diet mixer, results in higher (BrAC) Breath Alcohol Concentrations as compared to the same amount of alcohol consumed with a sugar-sweetened mixer," the blog quotes Cecile Marczinski, a cognitive psychologist and the study's author, as saying. The main takeaway? Diet soda could factor into whether you blow above or below the legal limit on a breath test. A previous and similar study showed the average BrAC was .091 at its peak when subjects drank alcohol mixed with a diet drink. By comparison, BrAC was .077 when the same subjects consumed the same amount of alcohol but …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
We know from experience across the country that the consumption of alcohol in a place where nudity is allowed is an invitation to disaster. The Supreme Court has determined communities can set standards for these establishments.
It is easy to get a controversy started. All one needs do is express an opinion rooted in a traditional moral or ethical position and there are people who disagree. Many people are willing to let all the barriers down allowing for what they see as total freedom. There are people advocating for no age limits in regard to issues related to alcohol or consent laws regarding sexual activity. It seems any time a person or group of people point to traditional family values or morals rooted in the fabric of our country, there are others who complain that morals and old fashioned ideas are being forced on them. All laws are founded upon a set of moral standards agreed upon by the majority of the people in a culture. In every civilization we know…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Police called after school resource officer broke up fight and determined student had been drinking.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A fight at the Aug. 31 Mill Creek versus Dacula football game led to the arrest of a Buford teen on a charge of underage consumption of alcohol. Gwinnett County Police were called to the Mill Creek High School stadium after a school administrator broke up a fight between Shamiek Johnson, 17, and another high school student. The school resource officer also responded to the scene and, after noticing an odor of alcoholic beverage on Johnson’s breath, used an alco sensor to determine if the teen, who is listed in the police report as a MCHS student, had been drinking. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the alco sensor reading was .096. The GCPD officer placed Johnson under arrest for underage consumption of alcohol. While enroute…