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Cops: Driver Was Drunk, Naked, Having Sex When He Crashed

He also had a 3-month-old baby in the backseat

(Newser) - A man was drunk, naked, having sex, and driving with a baby in the backseat when he crashed into a tree Wednesday night, according to the Washington State Patrol. The News Tribune reports the man missed a curve while driving on Mountain Highway and left the road around 6pm. He... More »

Florida Woman Gets DUI While Riding Horse

Police say Donna Byrne had a BAC of .161

(Newser) - A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk, the AP reports. Polk County Sheriff's officials said someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her... More »

Tiger Woods' Drug Report Released

It shows he had Xanax, Vicodin, THC in his system during arrest

(Newser) - A toxicology report shows Tiger Woods had multiple drugs in his system—including painkillers and sleep medications—when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Memorial Day in Florida. The report released Monday shows Woods had apparently taken painkillers with brand names Vicodin and Dilaudid and anxiety and sleep... More »

'Tin Man' Busted for Being Rusty on Driving Laws

Specifically, the Oz-Stravaganza actor allegedly had a BAC of 0.19%

(Newser) - A man hired to portray the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum's upstate New York hometown was still in his character's makeup when his mugshot was taken after a drunk driving arrest, the AP reports. State police say troopers responded Sunday to a report... More »

Tiger Woods Staggers, Stumbles in Dashcam Video

Police release footage of golfer failing sobriety tests

(Newser) - Police say they didn't find alcohol in Tiger Woods' system after his DUI arrest early Monday—but dashcam video released Wednesday makes it easy to see why they thought there might have been. In video released by the police department in Jupiter, Fla., the golfer stumbles, slurs his words,... More »

First Tiger's Mugshot; Next, a Dashcam Video

Golfer filmed by dashcam while trying to perform sobriety tests

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' DUI arrest and mugshot have topped headlines over the past few days, and now the Smoking Gun reports there soon may be more visual evidence. A police report out of Jupiter, Fla., notes the sobriety field tests Woods was asked to perform after cops found him asleep at... More »

Tiger Woods on DUI Arrest: 'Alcohol Was Not Involved'

'I expect more from myself too,' the golfer says

(Newser) - Details were scarce after Tiger Woods' Monday morning arrest on a DUI charge , and now the golfer himself fills in some of the blanks. In a statement reported by NBC News , Woods apologizes, writing, "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my... More »

Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

Golfer charged Monday morning in Jupiter

(Newser) - It's not the first time Tiger Woods has made headlines for dubious reasons over a holiday: The golfer was arrested on suspicion of DUI around 3am Monday in Jupiter, Florida, reports WPTV , which notes that's where Woods resides. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office records indicate the 41-year-old... More »

California DUI Suspect Was Deported 15 Times

Crash injured boy, 6, on way home from Disneyland

(Newser) - A Mexican citizen accused of severely injuring a 6-year-old boy in a DUI crash in California Saturday night had already been deported from the US no fewer than 15 times, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The boy, Lennox Lake, was hospitalized with a major head injury after the... More »

Arrest After Trucker Drove From Coast to Coast—Non-Stop

Gary Robbins admitted using LSD, cocaine, crystal meth to fuel him

(Newser) - That a trucker drove cross-country while high on illegal drugs is worrisome enough—but police say Gary Robbins did that without any rest. The Alaska man was arrested in Deerfield, Mass., on Tuesday, and reportedly admitted to driving straight there from Seattle. His ride ended at a Circle K gas... More »

One State Close to Adopting Toughest DUI Limit in Nation

Utah's BAC limit to be lowered to 0.05% from 0.08% if governor signs off

(Newser) - Rolling out what the AP calls "the toughest DUI limit" in the country, Utah lawmakers have brought a new measure to the governor's desk that would limit a driver's legal blood-alcohol content to 0.05%. House Bill 155 —which would go into effect right before New... More »

Cops Say Mardi Gras Driver Blew .232; Legal Limit Is .08

Neilson Rizzuto injured more than 20 people in crowd

(Newser) - The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, say police. The New Orleans Police Department identified the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held at the city's jail on... More »

DUI Charge Dropped Against Caffeinated California Driver

DA's office still insists it's 'highly likely' Joseph Schwab was on another drug, despite tests indicating otherwise

(Newser) - He was busted for driving while intoxicated , and now, 16 months later, Joseph Schwab has had his DUI charge dropped. The California man had been pulled over in Solano County in August 2015 after it was reported he was driving erratically, and he was arrested for DUI, although later tests... More »

Woman Stopped for DUI Gave Sippy Cup of Wine to Son: Cops

She's been charged with child endangering

(Newser) - Police say an Ohio woman stopped for driving erratically handed her 5-year-old son a sippy cup with wine in it when officers approached her car. The AP reports 27-year-old Elizabeth Floyd is now charged with DUI and child endangering. Police say they stopped Floyd after getting a call Friday about... More »

Man Charged With DUI Has Only Caffeine in System

Joseph Schwab's lawyer says it's 'absurd'

(Newser) - “I’ve never seen this before,” California attorney Stacey Barrett tells the Guardian . “I’ve never even heard of it.” Barrett's client, 36-year-old Joseph Schwab, is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge—apparently over caffeine. Schwab was pulled over in August 2015 in Solano County while... More »

Man at Jail to Pick Up Family Member Gets Himself Arrested

Rex Crooks was charged with aggravated DWI

(Newser) - A 52-year-old New York man was arrested Sunday after allegedly driving drunk to pick up a family member at jail, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports. Police say Rex Crooks showed up at jail to pick up the family member at 6pm Sunday—the family member wasn't being released... More »

Drunk Driver Gets 99 Years So 'We Can All Sleep at Night'

Jose Marin has been convicted of DWI eight times

(Newser) - A Texas prosecutor urged jurors to put a 64-year-old serial drunk driver away for a long time so "we can all sleep at night," the Houston Chronicle reports. So after nearly six hours of deliberation Thursday, a jury sentenced Jose Marin to 99 years in prison for his... More »

Couple Passes Out in Florida McDonald's Drive-Thru Line

The driver, a sex offender, was arrested and charged with DUI

(Newser) - A couple was found passed out in the middle of the drive-thru at a Florida McDonald's Tuesday night, the Miami Herald reports. They ordered food at the drive-thru speaker around 10:30pm but never made it to the window to pick up their order. An employee went to check... More »

Drunk Drivers in Md. Will Have Slain Cop's Image in Cars

He was killed by a drunk driver last year

(Newser) - The face of a police officer killed by a drunken driver will appear on ignition interlock devices installed in the vehicles of Maryland motorists convicted of a DUI. A postage stamp-sized sticker bearing Officer Noah Leotta's picture will be attached to the devices to remind drivers of the 24-year-old... More »

MMA Fighter's Baby Dies After Being Plowed Down by SUV

72-year-old arrested on DUI, hit-and-run charges in crash that killed Marcus Kowal's toddler

(Newser) - A Saturday walk turned tragic in Hawthorne, Calif., when a 15-year-old girl and a 15-month-old boy in a stroller were plowed into by an SUV, PIX11 reports. Toddler Liam Mikael Kowal, the son of MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and his partner, Mishel Eder, died Sunday from his injuries, and a... More »

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