Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown has 20+ years of experience as a public relations and marketing communications professional, including 16 years working with media, lawmakers, special interests, and government agencies on the issues of drunk driving and other alcohol-related crime. Brown first joined AMS in 2001 as an independent consultant, working with the board of directors to build private equity for final R&D and product launch of the first generation of SCRAM. She joined the staff full-time in 2004. She has worked extensively with the news media as a topic expert for industry data and research studies, community corrections, monitoring technologies, drunk driving, alcohol misuse, and the judicial system. She is currently director of Marketing & Public Relations for AMS.
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Calif. Ignition Interlock Study Shows Mixed Results

Last week the California Department of Motor Vehicles released study results evaluating the specific deterrent effects of California Assembly...

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SCOTUS Upholds Penalties for Warrantless Breath Tests, but Not Blood Tests, in DUI Arrests

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued the long-awaited ruling in a case that brings into question penalties for refusal to...

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Sobriety “Tags” Stir Debate in UK

Last summer the United Kingdom launched its first compulsory “alcohol tag” trial, and earlier this week Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced...

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Two Progressive TN Laws Expand Monitoring to Non-DUI Offenders, Mandate Treatment

On July 1, two new laws go in to effect in Tennessee that keep the state at the...

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A Profound Loss for AMS

It was the 1980s when SCRAM inventor and AMS Co-Founder Jeff Hawthorne began working on his vision to...

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RAND Study Looks at Military Contractors and Alcohol Misuse

For a significant number of veterans, alcohol misuse is one legacy of their military service. In 2006, 1.8...

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Minnesota Supreme Court to Look at “Necessary Drunk Driving” Defense

A Minnesota woman is appealing her 2011 careless driving charge to that state’s Supreme Court on the basis...

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Blackout Wednesday lives up to its name: Binge drinking and drunk driving spike on Thanksgiving Eve

Looking forward to scoring mega deals on Black Friday? You have to make it through Blackout Wednesday first....

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Infographic: Change the Trend on Holiday Drinking & DUIs

A fatal collision following a Thanksgiving party. A teen starts the new year in a wheelchair because of...

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Drunk Driver Who Made YouTube Confession Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years

An Ohio court has sentenced 22-year-old Matthew Cordle, famous for confessing to killing a 61-year-old-man in a drunk...