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3 Men Charged With Driving Drunk in Same Car

One after the other, in Australia

(Newser) - Police in New South Wales, Australia, stopped a car at a DUI checkpoint, gave the driver a breathalyzer, and promptly hauled him off to jail on drunk-driving charges, reports the Herald . Routine stuff, but this makes it a little more interesting: After the arrest, one of the two passengers slid... More »

Chris Pine Busted for Alleged DUI

Was leaving a wrap party in New Zealand at the time

(Newser) - The latest celebrity to make one wonder, "Why not just take a cab?" is Chris Pine. The Star Trek actor was arrested March 1 on suspicion of driving drunk in New Zealand, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . All authorities will say is that a 33-year-old American man was stopped.... More »

Dumbest Thing Ever Said to a Cop During DUI Stop

Michael Moore explained he was trying to 'drive it off'

(Newser) - He was pulled over with glassy eyes, slurred speech, a boozy smell, and he blew well over the legal limit on his BAC test, so 61-year-old Michael Moore probably couldn't say much to help his case. But this? He "told me that his wife told him that he... More »

Groom Charged in Bride's Wedding-Day Death

Ryan Quinton charged in Dec. 29 car crash

(Newser) - What should have been the happiest day of his life now has a Georgia man facing prison. Hours after her Dec. 29 wedding near Atlanta, Kali Dobson was killed in a car crash ; new husband Ryan Quinton was behind the wheel, and told police he swerved to avoid a dog.... More »

Cops: Girl on First Date Killed by Dad's Car

Shamera Harris got out of her dad's SUV when it began rolling backwards

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Pittsburgh girl died on her first date last night when her father's car dragged her about 50 feet and slammed into a tree, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The girl, Shamera Harris, got out of her father's SUV so her parents could snap a photo of her... More »

How Dangerous Is Driving Stoned?

Experts say fighting drunk driving should be priority

(Newser) - With marijuana now fully legal in two states and others set to follow , should authorities be cracking down on stoned driving? Experts say doing so could be tough, because standard field sobriety tests aren't very good at detecting tokers, and the outcome depends a lot on how used to... More »

Wrong-Way Driver Had Earlier DUI, Just-Cleared License

Olivia Culbreath's restrictions lifted last week after DUI at age 17

(Newser) - The driver in a wrong-way crash that killed six people early Sunday had restrictions on her driver's license from a previous drunk driving conviction and other traffic violations—restrictions that were lifted just last week, the Los Angeles Times reports. Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, is suspected of being drunk... More »

Chris Kattan Hits Parked Truck, Charged With DUI

'SNL' alum was allegedly under the influence of drugs

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan was arrested early today on suspicion of DUI after crashing his Mercedes into a parked maintenance truck on California's 101 freeway. A woman called 911 around 2am to report a Mercedes "weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds," officials tell... More »

'Affluenza' DUI Teen Dodges Jail Again

Ethan Couch gets rehab for badly injuring 2 teens

(Newser) - Too rich for jail? Prosecutors have failed in a second attempt to send a Texas teen who killed four people and severely injured two others in a drunk-driving accident to prison. Ethan Couch, who got 10 years probation for killing four pedestrians , was back before the same judge yesterday to... More »

Snow Plow Driver Faces DUI Charges

He was twice above the legal limit for commercial drivers in West Virginia

(Newser) - DUI charges are bad enough. DUI charges while driving a state snow plow are liable to make a few headlines. That's the predicament for 56-year-old Thomas Henderson of West Virginia, who got pulled over by a deputy atop a mountain late one night this week, reports WOWK-TV . The deputy... More »

Bieber Admits Boozing, Pot, Pills Before Arrest: Cops

Singer arrested on suspicion of DUI, drag racing in Miami Beach

(Newser) - Some of you have been waiting a long time for this news: Justin Bieber was arrested this morning. Bieber—who was driving a rented Lamborghini at the time, NBC Miami reports—was busted on suspicion of drag racing, driving under the influence, and resisting arrest in Miami Beach, according to... More »

Woman Drives to Jail Drunk to Bail Out Drunk Husband

It doesn't end well

(Newser) - Lots of idiots drove drunk on New Year's Eve. But not many of them were driving to a police station to pick up a husband who had been arrested for, you guessed it, drunk driving. But that's what police allege a Pennsylvania woman did, according to the Erie ... More »

Woman's DUI Leads to Ridiculous Chain of DUIs

She calls drunk friend from police HQ, and drunk friend calls drunk friend

(Newser) - It would be comical if it weren't so pathetic: Police in Readington Township, NJ, have reported the most bizarre chain of events, beginning with a 1:45am stop on Monday. A patrolman pulled over a car that was swerving, and smelled alcohol emanating from it, reports the Express-Times . The... More »

Prosecutors Try Again to Put 'Affluenza' DUI Teen in Jail

They say he still must be sentenced over 2 teens injured in the crash

(Newser) - It's a long shot, but the Texas teen who escaped jail time after a deadly DUI crash on a controversial "affluenza" defense might have to spend time in jail after all. Prosecutors are raising what amounts to a legal technicality: While Ethan Couch was sentenced to probation over... More »

'Pippi Longstocking' Busted in Triple Hit and Run

Seems Tami Erin is not having the greatest time lately

(Newser) - Things seem to have gone downhill for Tami Erin since she played Pippi Longstocking in the '80s: The actress was arrested yesterday for felony hit and run ... while allegedly driving drunk, TMZ reports. Erin is accused of hitting three cars in LA—in three separate incidents, not all at... More »

Teen Kills 4 in DUI, Escapes Jail Sentence

Because, as his lawyers argued, he's too spoiled to blame

(Newser) - Ethan Couch got drunk last June, drove with a blood alcohol level three times the legal adult limit, and killed four pedestrians. But instead of the 20 years the 16-year-old Texas teen could have served in prison, he got 10 years of probation, CBS Local reports. Why? Apparently Couch's... More »

Firefighter Accused of DUI—With Fire Truck

He resigned; 5 others in San Francisco face discipline after crash

(Newser) - A firefighter in San Francisco has resigned after he crashed the fire truck he was driving into a motorcyclist—and then was found to have had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . That's not only well above the legal limit, it violates the department'... More »

'2 Drunk 2 Care' Tweet Sent Hours Before Fatal Crash

Woman, 20, who posted tweet was also driver in head-on crash

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Florida woman involved in a car crash that claimed the lives of two other women might have been under the influence when the crash happened. Now, almost a week later, the case is gaining national attention. It all has to do with a shocking post driver Kaila Mendoza... More »

Man in Powerful DUI Confession Gets 6.5 Years

Matthew Cordle's license also suspended for life

(Newser) - Matthew Cordle, who confessed in a powerful video to killing a man while driving drunk in June, was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison today; he faced a maximum of 8.5 years. He was also ordered to pay a $1,075 fine plus court costs and lost his... More »

Woman Gets Life Sentence After 6th DUI

Jury convicts Texas' Rose Ann Davidson

(Newser) - The first five times Rose Ann Davidson got busted for drunken driving, she managed to avoid lengthy prison sentences. Not so on No. 6: The Austin American-Statesman reports that a jury gave the 44-year-old San Marcos woman a life sentence yesterday. Davidson's first conviction came in 1996, and the... More »

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