This is Ruthie Alcaide. She was on MtV’s 8th season of The Real World (Hawaii). Ruthie was filmed driving drunk, back to the MTV house from a bar.

On A&E’s Intervention there are numerous shots of the focus of that weeks show behind the wheel under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.

Did you know there was a show called D.U.I on TLC?

Look I studied film in college and I understand the dilemma that producers face when making a reality show and not getting involved in documenting “reality” but where does one draw the line? What kind of messages are networks sending when they don’t do anything?

In the case of MTV and Ruthie they gave her the choice of leaving the show or going to rehab. On Intervention the main goal is to get the subject to agree to go to rehab and D.U.I. is a police show, think cops but only focusing on drunk/drugged driving arrests.

Drunk driving is a serious issue in our country. According to NHTSA, every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. In 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes – one every 52 minutes – and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.

Have you seen the recent PSA’s that say that buzzed driving is drunk driving. THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL AFTER DRINKING! There are no shortages of cab companies and there are even tow companies that will tow your vehicle home and give you a ride if you have been drinking.

Want to learn more about the consequences both you and your license will face if you are caught impaired driving (besides KILLING YOURSELF or SOMEONE ELSE!) take our online class.


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