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Sarah Hyland Tweet-Blasts Cousin's 'Murderer'

Trevor Canaday, 14, killed by alleged drunk driver in Nebraska

(Newser) - Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is taking a break from Twitter as she mourns her teenage cousin, killed by an alleged drunk driver in Nebraska over the weekend. Trevor Canaday, 14, was traveling with his father to a show choir event in Omaha on Saturday when a driver ran a... More »

NJ Ruling Means 20K DWI Cases Could Be Tossed

Officer allegedly failed to calibrate blood-testing machines

(Newser) - A lot of drunk drivers in New Jersey could end up getting away with it because one police officer allegedly failed to do his job properly. The state's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that some 20,667 people accused of drunk driving could have their cases tossed because of Sgt.... More »

Cops: Driver in Girl Scouts Crash Was 'Huffing'

Colton Treu told police he was inhaling chemical vapors before crash that killed 4

(Newser) - Police think they know why the driver of a pickup veered off the road Saturday morning and struck a group of Girl Scouts with fatal consequences : Authorities in Wisconsin's Chippewa County say Colton Treu, 21, admitted that he was huffing—or inhaling chemical vapors—shortly before the crash that... More »

Man Shares Photos of Wife, Unborn Child Killed in Crash

Zach Kincaid wants people to see his 'nightmare'

(Newser) - "A drunk driver speeding down a two-lane highway at 85+ mph in the wrong lane around a blind corner destroyed my family," writes Zach Kincaid. If you want to know what that destruction looks like, Kincaid makes it plain to see. The father of four posted a series... More »

ESPN Star's Wife Was 3 Times Over Legal Limit When She Died

Suit alleges Katherine Berman was intoxicated before she was served

(Newser) - Connecticut's Dram Shop Act makes liable an establishment that serves alcohol to an intoxicated person if that person subsequently kills or injures someone, and it's what a somewhat high-profile suit was filed under. The suit alleges Katherine Berman, the 67-year-old wife of ESPN personality Chris Berman, was... More »

Woman Tells Police She's a White 'Thoroughbred'

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw allegedly blew through a stop sign at 60mph

(Newser) - A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60mph told officers they shouldn't arrest her because she's a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl," police said. Her eyes glassy and bloodshot, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was slurring her words and a Breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol concentration registered... More »

Girl, 7, Killed Trying to Get Help After Dad Crashes Car

Father is suspected of driving drunk

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl was in the car with her father when, while allegedly driving drunk, he lost control and crashed into an abandoned vehicle in Romulus, Mich. After the crash around 3:30 am Sunday, the girl tried to get help when tragedy struck. DeSandra Thomas, believing her father had... More »

Suspected DUI Takes Weird Turn After Car Catches Fire

Robert Quigley allegedly tried to light a cigarette with his burning car

(Newser) - A suspected drunk driver in California attempted to light his cigarette with flames that erupted from his crashed car, according to the California Highway Patrol. Per Fox News , authorities say Robert Quigley, 25, rear-ended an SUV while traveling as fast as 80mph near the town of Citrus Heights on Sunday.... More »

Cops: Man Mowed Someone Else's Grass While Drunk

Barry Ridge of Franklin, Ind., was arrested on Saturday

(Newser) - Roughly a month ago, an Indiana man's Huskee lawn tractor was impounded. The reason? Barry Ridge of Franklin was arrested April 8 in a Kroger parking lot while allegedly driving it drunk. Police say it wasn't a one-time occurrence. The Indianapolis Star reports the 46-year-old was pulled over... More »

Police Say She's 'One of Worst DUI Offenders' Ever Arrested

Tasha Lynn Schleicher was reportedly seen passed out at an Illinois gas station on Monday

(Newser) - "She is literally one of the worst DUI offenders we have ever dealt with." Such is the pronouncement of an Illinois police chief after Monday's arrest of Tasha Lynn Schleicher. Someone called 911 after allegedly seeing the 41-year-old Minnesota woman passed out in her car at a... More »

Bride Arrested for DUI on Way to Wedding

Arizona cops say she caused 3-vehicle collision

(Newser) - Police say a bride in southern Arizona was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after she was involved in a car crash on the way to her wedding. Amber Young was in her wedding dress when she was handcuffed and put into a police cruiser Monday in Marana, 30 miles... More »

Cops Let Driver Go. 90 Minutes Later, a Fatal Crash: Legal Docs

Tort claim says police were negligent in letting driver go

(Newser) - A witness called 911 on Oct. 6 after seeing Tron Gorbonosenko allegedly crash his Ford Mustang into a parked car and utility pole, confronting him after he left the vehicle, and smelling alcohol on his breath. Three police officers came to the Indiana scene, and the witness told them it... More »

Teen Who Livestreamed DUI Crash Gets 6 Years

Obdulia Sanchez kept filming after her sister was killed

(Newser) - "I f------ killed my sister ... I know I'm going to jail for life," California teen Obdulia Sanchez said in livestreamed video of the DUI crash that killed her little sister last year . "I don't f------ care at all." The 18-year-old was sentenced Thursday not... More »

Suspected Drunken Driver Kills NFL Player

Edwin Jackson, 26, played for the Indianapolis Colts

(Newser) - Some awful NFL news on Super Bowl Sunday: A suspected drunken driver struck and killed Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson and another man about 4am, police say. Edwin Jackson, 26, is dead, along with Jeffrey Monroe, 54. Police say both men were standing by a car on the side of... More »

Norway Hands Out $30K DUI Fine

To world's second-youngest billionaire

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a $30,400 fine for drunken driving—but can still count herself lucky, reports the AP . Katharina G. Andresen is reportedly Norway's richest woman, with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $1.23 billion. Fines for drunken driving in Norway are based... 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 »

Lou Diamond Phillips Asks for Directions, Gets Arrested

He reportedly had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system

(Newser) - Lou Diamond Phillips spent a night behind bars after asking a cop for directions while allegedly drunk behind the wheel. Phillips was driving in Portland, Texas, around 1:35am Friday when he pulled up behind a police vehicle at a traffic stop, reports KRIS 6 . Phillips reportedly told the officer... More »

'Completely Innocent' Kids Die in Oregon's Worst Crash Since 2012

Man with DUI record accused of killing woman, 4 kids

(Newser) - A man arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run in July killed a woman and four children in a horrific head-on crash on Sunday, Oregon State Police say. Lizette Medrano-Perez, 25, and an 8-year-old boy, a 6-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old girl were killed when a Land Rover... 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 »

Ex-Cop on Suicide Watch After Deadly DUI Crash

Police say he hit 5 kids, killed 1

(Newser) - An ex-cop in Florida is on suicide watch in jail after allegedly hitting five children at a school bus stop , killing a 13-year-old boy, while driving drunk. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says John Camfield, who is being held on $600,000 bond on charges including DUI manslaughter and vehicular... More »

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