Alison Betts

Alison Betts

Alison Betts has over 15 years of experience as a communications professional and researcher in corporate, nonprofit, and high education settings. Betts joined AMS in 2013 and is currently a Senior Manager of Marketing & Public Relations. Prior to coming to AMS, she held research and teaching positions at universities in Arizona and Colorado. Betts has also served as a public relations professional and grant writer in the nonprofit sector, where she saw first-hand the devastating impact of alcohol and substance abuse on families and communities. Betts holds an MA in English from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Applied Communications from the University of Denver.

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Will An Alcohol Tax Break Hurt Drunk Driving Efforts?

As Congress works to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the proposed tax changes, policy analysts predict...

Probable cause for alcohol breath testing
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Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed for DUI Breath Tests

Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have...

Missouri cuts funds for DWI enforcement
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Missouri lawmakers eliminate funding for DWI checkpoints

Last week Missouri’s legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk that could make sobriety checkpoints in Missouri...

UK alcohol crime
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UK Sees Shift in Alcohol Crimes with Around-the-Clock Drinking

In 2005, the U.K. started allowing pubs to extend how late they can serve alcohol—including the possibility to...

using a ridesharing app
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Uber faces steep fine for drunk driving complaints

For the past couple of years, Uber has touted data that suggests its ridesharing service reduces DUIs and...

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#CincodeDrinko, #DrinkodeMayo Trend on Social Media

Along with New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo has become one of the days...

Drunk driver being arrested
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WI Supreme Court Rules Against Drunk Drivers in Two Cases

Wisconsin has a reputation for leniency when it comes to drunk driving, but two recent decisions by the...

Place of last drink data helps stop drunk driving
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“Place of Last Drink” Helps Identify DUI Hot Spots

An increasing number of counties and states have launched databases to track where DUI offenders downed their last...

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Three States May Reduce BAC Limit for Drunk Driving

The current BAC limit for drivers in all 50 states is 0.08, but if some lawmakers get their...

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NHTSA Data: Progress on Drunk Driving Deaths Slipped in 2015

Last summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its initial findings on U.S. traffic deaths during...