DUI

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Anti-DUI Campaign About 'Marginally' Hot Girls Flops

It was a swing and a miss for Tennessee

(Newser) - How would you react if you spotted a coaster at a bar bearing these words: "Buy a drink for a marginally good-looking girl only to find out she's chatty, clingy, and your boss's daughter." If your response is "man, I shouldn't drink and drive"... More »

Teen Driver Who Killed Bicyclist Was Very High

John Marshall was 7 times over the legal limit in 2 states that let people smoke it

(Newser) - A car crash in Hinesburg, Vt., in April left the teen driver of the car, as well as the 47-year-old bicyclist he hit, dead. Now, a police report indicates that 17-year-old Joseph Marshall had marijuana in his system, and apparently a lot of it, reports the Burlington Free Press . The... More »

Guy Drives Himself to Cop Shop, Asks for DUI

Officers are happy enough to oblige

(Newser) - Authorities say a man drove under the influence of alcohol to a small-town Kentucky police station, where he requested that officers arrest him. The Kentucky New Era reports that 26-year-old Christopher L. Stewart drove Tuesday night to the station in Hopkinsville, near the Tennessee border, entered the "do not... More »

John Stamos Busted on DUI Charges

Cops took him to the hospital, not the police station

(Newser) - John Stamos has been booked on charges of driving under the influence in Beverly Hills, reports AP . Police say they received calls about 7:45pm yesterday of an erratic driver and later stopped Stamos in his Mercedes. Authorities took the 51-year-old straight to the hospital because he seemed so "... More »

Stoned? Booze Dramatically Increases Your High

New research finds that any amount of alcohol dramatically ups THC levels

(Newser) - Marijuana and alcohol are one of the most common drug combinations implicated in car accidents, so researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse recently set out to better understand how the two interact. Reporting this week in the journal Clinical Chemistry , they found that alcohol dramatically increases TCH levels... More »

Sam Shepard Charged With 2nd Suspected DWI

Actor was busted outside a Santa Fe restaurant

(Newser) - Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home, Santa Fe police... More »

'2 Drunk 2 Care' Driver Gets 24 Years

Kayla Mendoza caused crash that killed 2

(Newser) - The 22-year-old woman who tweeted "2 Drunk 2 Care" shortly before causing a fatal crash in Florida in 2013 was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison, NBC Miami reports. "I don't remember deciding to drive that night, so I can't even tell you what was... More »

Driver's Text Minutes Before Fatal Crash: 'Driving Drunk'

Mila Dago is accused of causing crash that killed friend

(Newser) - Mila Dago, then 22, was enmeshed in a bitter breakup on Aug. 14, 2013. As she and her friends were out drinking in Miami, she sent her boyfriend more than 60 angry text messages, police say. The last of those messages read "Driving drunk woo," "I'll... More »

Woman Channels Inner 5-Year-Old for Mugshot

Linda MacDonald shows how she feels after being arrested for DUI in Vermont

(Newser) - Linda MacDonald was sent to adult timeout (the Vermont State Police's Brattleboro barracks) after she crashed her car into a fence Monday night and was subsequently arrested for drunk driving, CBS Boston reports. And, like a sullen toddler receiving a consequence, the 55-year-old Massachusetts woman posed for her mugshot... More »

Stoners Are 'Safer' Drivers Than Lushes

Report finds those with THC in systems crash far less often than drunk drivers

(Newser) - As more states push to legalize marijuana , scientists have started to turn their attention toward the effects of driving after toking up. Stoners will likely rejoice at two recent studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that appears to put them on the safer side of things: According to... More »

Zamboni Driver Busted for DUI

Cops say ND guy was drunk at high school hockey game

(Newser) - A girls high school hockey game in Fargo, ND, got an extra little dose of excitement Friday in the form of Zamboni driver Steven Anderson, who apparently decided a little booze was in order out on the ice. "Some of the parents noticed the driver appeared to be impaired,... More »

Kentucky State Senator: 1891 Rule Voids My DUI Bust

Brandon Smith says he's 'privileged from arrest' during travel to legislature

(Newser) - A Kentucky state senator accused of driving drunk on the legislature's opening day this month has invoked a law brought in by predecessors who traveled in horse-drawn carriages. Brandon Smith's lawyer filed a request this week to dismiss his DUI charge based on an 1891 provision in the... More »

Woman Caught Driving Drunk on Vanilla Extract

Carolyn Kessel says she drank two bottles of the stuff

(Newser) - Driving drunk is one thing. Doing it on two bottles of vanilla extract is at least sweeter, if just as dangerous. Carolyn Kesel, 46, was pulled over for driving erratically around a Walmart parking lot in Macedon, NY, last week, and told police she had downed two bottles of extract,... More »

11 Years After Fatal DUI, Man Busted in New Crash

James Stitt killed a teenager weeks before her high school graduation

(Newser) - Back in 2003, James Stitt swerved into 17-year-old Caitlin Weese's car, hitting her head-on and killing her near the Chicago suburb of Gilberts, Ill. She'd been on her way home from the mall after buying clothes for her approaching high school graduation. He'd already had two DUIs—... More »

Tennis Star: George W. Bush Beer Bender Led to DUI

John Newcombe breaks silence on 1976 ticket

(Newser) - Mere days before the US presidential election in 2000, George W. Bush admitted to an old DUI arrest. Now the details of that beer-guzzling night are leaking out, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. "George was a bit of a party boy in those days," former tennis champion John... More »

USA Swimming Punishes Michael Phelps

The swimmer is forced to withdraw from world championships

(Newser) - USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships, and taken away his funding from the sport's national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest. The sanctions announced today won't keep Phelps... More »

Michael Phelps Heads to Rehab

Swimmer taking 'some time away to attend a program'

(Newser) - Tweeting that " the past few days have been extremely difficult ," Michael Phelps says it's time " to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself." The move comes in the wake of Phelps' arrest on... More »

What Michael Phelps Did Before His DUI Bust

Went on an 8-hour 'gambling binge,' apparently

(Newser) - What was Michael Phelps doing before he was arrested on DUI charges early yesterday? According to TMZ and its "casino sources," he was on an eight-hour "gambling binge." The sources say Phelps was playing blackjack and drinking beer in a private VIP room at Baltimore's... More »

Michael Phelps Charged With DUI

It's his second charge in 10 years

(Newser) - Michael Phelps was charged early today with driving under the influence, reports TMZ —the second such charge the swimmer has faced in 10 years. Sources tell the site he was pulled over in his native Maryland, reportedly going 84mph in a 45mph zone, and that he "bombed" his... More »

Amanda Bynes Busted for DUI

Authorities believe she was driving while on drugs

(Newser) - Amanda Bynes hasn't made headlines in a while, so perhaps you thought she'd finally gotten her life together—but apparently not. The troubled actress allegedly ran a red light and then stopped in the middle of a Los Angeles intersection around 3:30am Sunday; a CHP officer pulled... More »

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