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These seasonal drinks can get you drunk fast

It's the end of summer, and that means that there will be plenty of parties and events taking place. New school years mean fraternity parties and sorority gatherings at universities, too. Drinking and driving is a particular hazard any time there is a party, event or holiday.

Here are a few that you should watch out for, so you don't make a poor decision that affects your future. These drinks only usually pop up during the late summer, fall and winter holidays, so prepare yourself with knowledge to know how much you can handle.

Officer has the right to refuse to talk to state agents: Report

A defense doesn't always have to be difficult. Sometimes, it's as easy as keeping quiet while you wait to see what the prosecution has to use against you.

It's for this reason that you may want to exercise your Fifth Amendment rights if you're arrested. You don't have to talk to anyone without an attorney present, because you have the right to remain silent and not to incriminate yourself.

Delivery vehicle strikes homes, causes injuries, property damage

When a commercial driver is on the roads, he or she needs to pay attention to what he or she is doing. The vehicle has to be in tip-top shape, too. Even a minor problem with the mechanics of a large vehicle can result in its brakes or other systems failing, which could lead to a serious accident.

That's what might have happened in this case, although the cause is not yet known. In the shocking piece of news, it was reported that a delivery truck went off the road and impacted two homes in Brooklyn Park. The vehicle collided with two residences before rupturing a gas line. The rupture forced the area to go without gas and for the roads to be closed for a short time while the line was repaired.

Commercial drivers and drunk driving do not mix in Minnesota

You may be well aware of the serious nature of drunk driving criminal charges, but you may not know that a DWI can have a serious impact on your career as well. As a Minnesota commercial driver, accusations of drunk driving are detrimental to your ability to retain the license you need to drive certain types of vehicles.

If you are facing charges of driving while intoxicated while you were behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle, the repercussions and penalties can be steep. At this point, you would be wise to secure defense help as you work to confront these charges and mitigate the potential penalties that may affect your right to drive and your ability to keep your job.

Child suffers severe injuries from toothy fish in Minnesota lake

If you take your family to the lake in Minnesota, you may want to be sure of what's swimming in the water. One family found out that there are extremely dangerous fish in Island Lake only after their daughter was badly hurt.

The little girl was dangling her legs from a stand up paddle board in the lake when she screamed that something had grabbed her leg. When she was able to pull her leg out of the water, she had been cut in 25 places. She said that she thought her foot had been in a fish's mouth, but the lacerations were severe.

Brain-eating amoebas: A wrongful death you can avoid

If you are planning to head out of state to go to a water park, you may want to know about the risk of brain-eating amoebas. The amoebas have been in the news several times before, but in June 2017, it cost a young woman her life after she visited a water park in North Carolina. She was only 18. Her family now plans to sue the water park for her wrongful and preventable death.

Situations like this are difficult for anyone to deal with. In this case, the young woman had been whitewater rafting when the boat overturned and she went into the water at the U.S. National Whitewater Center's attraction. Just a few days later, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with an infection from Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba. It took her life in 11 days.

Child run over during parade in Minnesota survives

There is little more terrifying than watching a child get run over. These kinds of pedestrian accidents take parents' breath away and have witnesses on edge as they wait to see if the child will survive.

This story is a perfect example of why it's vital to be cautious even when drivers know there will be people on or near the roads. Not paying attention for even a few seconds is enough time to hit a pedestrian.

What are the cues that a dog may bite?

There are many cues that can let you know that an animal is scared or frightened. There are cues that show one is friendly, excited or agitated. Knowing what to look for when you're approached by an animal can help you protect yourself and your family.

Any dog can bite depending on the circumstances. For instance, imagine being a dog that is harassed by children. At first, you might back away. Then, you might bark or growl to warn them to leave you alone. After that, you give a warning nip. When that doesn't work, it's time to bite.

A moment of distraction can lead to long-term or permanent damage

A motor vehicle accident could have a significant impact on numerous areas of your life, especially if serious injuries occur. Perhaps while you were travelling home from work, another car suddenly struck your vehicle, and instead of the comfort of your own couch or bed, you might be spending time in the hospital.

During your stay, you may be going over the collision in your mind, wondering exactly how it happened. There are countless circumstances in which a similar incident can occur, one of the more prevalent of which is distracted driving.

What kinds of infections can dog bites cause?

If you're attacked by a dog and don't seek medical treatment, you may develop an infection from the wound. While dogs are touted as having much cleaner mouths than humans, that's not entirely true. A dog bite has the potential to cause serious injuries and infections.

Infections occur in around 10 to 15 percent of bites by dogs. While that might seem like a relatively low number, the injuries an infection can cause can't be ignored.

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