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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 »

Balloon Pilot in Deadly Crash Had 4 DWI Convictions

Skip Nichols wouldn't have been allowed to fly a plane

(Newser) - If Alfred "Skip" Nichols had been a commercial airplane pilot, he probably would have been grounded long ago. Nichols, the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed over the weekend in Texas , killing 16, was able to keep flying despite having at least four convictions for drunk driving... More »

Disney World Surprise Ends in DUI Disaster: Cops

Suspected drunk driver plows into Colorado family on way to airport for dream vacation

(Newser) - A Colorado dad who'd planned to surprise his family with a trip to Disney World was headed to the airport with them early Thursday when an alleged drunk driver crashed into their minivan, dashing the Disney plans and putting all four family members in the hospital, CBS Denver reports.... More »

Couple's Vacation Golf Cart Ride Turns Tragic

Man killed, wife charged in his death

(Newser) - Timothy and Lori Doyle of Illinois were visiting family in Gallatin, Tenn., when a night out at a golf community along a lake turned tragic Saturday. Timothy, 60, was standing up riding on the back of a golf cart while his wife, 55, drove them and another couple to the... More »

After 9th DWI, Houston Guy Gets Life in the Slammer

Donald Middleton's Texas driver's license was still valid when he was busted the 9th time

(Newser) - Donald Middleton of Texas has been gathering DWI convictions since Ronald Reagan was first elected president, and with nine to his name, he's now been sent to prison for life, per the Houston Chronicle . Montgomery County Judge Kathleen Hamilton issued the sentence to the 56-year-old Houston man on Tuesday... More »

Hillary's Bro-in-Law Busted on DUI Charge in California

Roger Clinton's 2nd DUI arrest comes 2 days ahead of state's primary

(Newser) - In what TMZ calls "impeccable timing," Bill Clinton's baby brother, Roger, was arrested Sunday in California on DUI charges—just two days before Hillary Clinton goes up against Bernie Sanders in the state primary there. Roger Clinton, 59, was busted around 8pm in Redondo Beach and is... More »

Guy Busted With DUI in Stolen Ambulance

That's not the only odd DUI charge this week

(Newser) - If you're bored on the University of Rochester campus after the bars let out, don't do as this student did: Police say 22-year-old Robert Cordaro Jr. hopped into a Rural Metro ambulance around 2:20am Thursday and drove a quarter of a mile until he crashed into a... More »

Cops: Man Drives Drunk to Interview for Driving Job

He didn't get the gig

(Newser) - It's probably a good thing Ryan Dickson didn't get that job he was hoping for. The Des Moines Register reports the 39-year-old showed up drunk—very drunk—to an interview at the Trans Iowa taxicab company at 9:25am Monday. "A little white car comes pulling in... More »

Philly Nun Guilty of Less-Than-Holy Crime

Judge rejects Ambien defense in DUI case

(Newser) - How God will judge her remains to be seen. A New Jersey judge, on the other hand, has convicted a nun of DUI after she crashed into an auto repair shop on Nov. 7. Washington Township Judge Martin Whitcraft on Wednesday rejected Sister Kimberly Miller's argument that she was... More »

Cops: Drunk Driver Missed Her Dog's Sudden Exit

Animal flew out an open window but is fine

(Newser) - Drinking and driving is one evil, but it's another when your dog flies out the window of your moving car and not only do you not notice, you don't even recognize the animal. That's what allegedly happened Saturday in Orem, Utah, reports Fox 13 . Lt. Craig Martinez... More »

Abby Wambach Charged With DUI

Retired soccer great arrested near Portland, Ore.

(Newser) - Soccer star Abby Wambach was charged with driving under the influence early Sunday near Portland, Ore., reports KATU . Details are scant, but the scoring powerhouse was booked shortly after 2am on a misdemeanor charge, adds ESPN . She recently returned to her permanent home in the area. The 35-year-old retired from... More »

This Might Be Daytona Speedway's First DUI

Woman crashes through infield

(Newser) - Daytona International Speedway has seen plenty of crashes over the years, but perhaps none like this one. A woman has been charged with DUI after crashing into the infield and causing injuries, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal . It happened early Saturday, as fans were camping out on an area of... More »

Cops: Nurse Was Drunk During Emergency Surgery

Richard Pieri, 59, charged with DUI, reckless endangerment

(Newser) - Shortly before midnight on Feb. 4, Richard Pieri was called to the VA Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to assist with an emergency appendectomy. The problem: The 59-year-old nurse had forgotten he was on call and spent the night drinking four or five beers at a local casino, WNEP reports... More »

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