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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 »

Driver in Jersey Was 'Looking for Jersey,' Gets Busted

Police say her BAC was 3 times the legal limit

(Newser) - When in New Jersey, don't tell the cops you're "looking for New Jersey." That was apparently Karol Andino's big mistake after getting out of her car near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel and telling police officers just that. Sensing perhaps that alcohol might be... More »

Trooper Allegedly Tried to Bribe Woman After Crash

Kimberly Wilson didn't take Sgt. Michael Roadside up on the alleged offer

(Newser) - "His shirt was inside-out, his hair was disheveled, his belly and back were exposed." This is Kimberly Wilson's written description of the man she alleges rear-ended her at a rest stop on Oct. 26—a New Jersey state trooper. If that sounds weird, well, it gets weirder.... 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 »

Boy Dies 6 Years After DWI Crash

Abdallah Khader was just 2 when drunk driver hit family car

(Newser) - Abdallah Khader was just 2 years old in 2009 when his family's car was hit by a drunk driver. Yesterday morning, at age 8, he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in that crash. Abdallah's parents tell WFAA he died at a Fort Worth, Texas, medical center; he... More »

Does Marijuana Boost Deaths on the Road?

There's a lot of confusion about how dangerous high drivers are

(Newser) - When it comes to the dangers of driving while high on marijuana, the data isn't entirely clear—and that's becoming more of a worry as states legalize pot, the AP reports. "Anytime a driver has their ability impaired, it is a problem," notes a boss at... More »

Guy on Lawnmower Charged With DUI

Colorado police say Kenneth Welton was barhopping on his Craftsman ride-on

(Newser) - A Craftsman lawnmower got a Colorado man in hot water last week. Concerned citizens in Garden City called the cops on 53-year-old Kenneth Welton on Tuesday after he was spotted motoring the wrong way down a busy street at around 10pm on a riding mower, reportedly after visiting at least... More »

Woman Hit, Killed by Friend She Didn't Want to Drive Her

Long Island woman was afraid he was too drunk

(Newser) - After a night out together, in the wee hours of Saturday on Long Island, Krystal Berkowitz, 21, got out of her friend Lawrence Pagano's Jeep Liberty in a parking lot and started walking home, afraid Pagano was too drunk to drive, police say. She had walked about a half-mile... More »

Drunk Driver Who Killed Man to Serve 120 Days in Jail

Family lost 2 other members to another drunk driver 2 years earlier

(Newser) - In 2011, Leroy "Buddy" Bronson's wife and 11-year-old daughter were killed by a drunk driver. Last year, Bronson himself was killed by a different drunk driver. And on Friday, that second driver—25-year-old Ronald O'Kelly—received a suspended sentence that could see him spend just 120 days... More »

Guy Gets 2 DWIs ... in One Day, at One McDonald's

At the same McDonald's

(Newser) - Let's just say Zachary J. Boynton may have really, really wanted some McDonald's. The 31-year-old New York man was arrested on DWI charges twice in the same morning, at the same Oneonta McDonald's, WKTV reports. Police first arrested him at 12:56am last Sunday after he allegedly... 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 Indicted After DUI Video Confession

Matthew Cordle charged with aggravated vehicular homicide

(Newser) - A grand jury has indicted a man who admitted his drunken driving killed another man . Matthew Cordle’s YouTube confession has gotten well more than a million views since it was posted last week. And today, a grand jury indicted him on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide. Newsy reports: More »

Drunk Driver Makes Powerful Confession

'I killed a man,' says Matthew Cordle

(Newser) - The video is affecting: It starts with a man, face blurred and voice obscured, stating, "I killed a man." He tells his story, about "drinking heavily" with friends and losing control. "I really don't like the person I become when I drink," he says.... More »

Travis Nude in DWI Arrest, Threatened to Shoot Cops

Country singer busted for allegedly driving drunk in Texas

(Newser) - Country crooner Randy Travis is having a bad year: He was arrested last night on suspicion of drunk driving, and it's his second arrest since February (when he was busted for allegedly getting drunk in front of a Baptist church after a fight with his girlfriend). This time around,... More »

Police Arrest Zamboni Driver for Possible DUI

Man allegedly had a few before resurfacing the ice

(Newser) - A Minnesota man with three drunk-driving convictions on his record was busted yet again Monday night ... but this time, instead of a car, he was driving a Zamboni. A PeeWee hockey coach called 911 after players, parents, and spectators at the Hayes Arena noticed the driver weaving and running into... More »

Drunk Driving Down Due to... the Economy?

More people may be drinking at home: CDC

(Newser) - The good news: According to self-reported data, Americans are driving drunk less often. The bad news: It may not be because we're more responsible, but because ... we're broke. The CDC data shows that self-reported drunk driving among adults was down 30% from 161 million instances in 2006 to... More »

Man Brings Beer to DWI Hearing

New Yorker Keith Gruber jailed after showing up with open can

(Newser) - Late, drunk, and carrying an open can of Busch beer is no way to show up to a DWI hearing. Upstate New Yorker Keith Gruber—who has prior DWI convictions—was more than an hour late for the 10:30am hearing and had four more unopened cans of beer in... More »

And the State With the Booziest Drivers Is...

...Wisconsin, followed closely by North Dakota

(Newser) - America's drivers are a boozy bunch: Some 30 million admitted to driving drunk within the last year and more than 10 million drove while high on drugs, according to a new report. But those numbers actually show progress, notes MSNBC . The survey of the years 2006 through 2009 found an... More »

Man Who Drank After Accident Acquitted of DWI

His defense: He needed alcohol to keep warm while stranded

(Newser) - A Missouri man was acquitted of drunk driving charges … because, he argued, he got drunk after, not before, his accident. Thomas Drummond claims he was out with friends on the February night in question when bad weather forced him to take a different route home. He missed a turn... More »

Feds: 17M Drive Drunk

Poll shows 8% admit they drive when they shouldn't

(Newser) - There are an uncomfortable number of drunk drivers out there, according to a new survey from the Department of Transportation. In the poll, 8% of respondents admitted to driving drunk—a number that, if representational, would equate to roughly 17 million Americans. And that’s just those willing to admit... More »

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