DUI

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Country Star Busted for Alleged Drunk Driving

Sam Hunt charged with DUI in East Nashville

(Newser) - Last month, Sam Hunt was performing a Reba McEntire hit at CMT's Artists of the Year awards show. This month, the country music star known for such songs as "Body Like a Back Road" is charged with a DUI, People reports. Hunt, 34, was allegedly driving his truck... More »

Trick-or-Treat Stroll Turns Deadly for Family of 3

Southern California community mourns tragic deaths of mom, dad, and 3-year-old in alleged DUI

(Newser) - A Halloween accident has left a family of three dead and a 20-year-old California man accused of driving drunk and killing them. CBS Los Angeles reports that Joseph Awaida, 30, his 32-year-old wife, Raihan Dakhil, and their 3-year-old son, Omar, were walking home from an aunt's house while trick-or-treating... More »

'Elliott' of ET Fame Is Arrested in Oregon

Police say Henry Thomas has been charged with DUI

(Newser) - Cue the "ET, make your one phone call home" jokes. TMZ reports Henry Thomas, the actor best know for playing Elliott in ET, was arrested for alleged DUI Monday night in Oregon. The site reports officers responded to an 8:30pm 911 call about a driver stopped in the... More »

Driver Who Livestreamed Crash Arrested While on Parole

Obdulia Sanchez ran her car off the road during police chase

(Newser) - The California woman who livestreamed a DUI crash that killed her sister in 2017 has been arrested again, police said, after driving her car off the road during a high-speed chase. Stockton police said officers were trying to stop Obdulia Sanchez for a vehicle code violation early Thursday when she... More »

Woman Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash Is Out on Parole

Obdulia Sanchez served 26 months in prison

(Newser) - A California woman convicted of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister has been released on parole after serving 26 months in prison, reports the AP . Obdulia Sanchez was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and child endangerment. She was sentenced to six years and four... More »

'Thoroughbred White Girl' Gets Sweet Deal in Court

Lauren Cutshaw, 34, avoids jail in DUI charge

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman who called herself a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl" during a DUI arrest has gotten what she asked for—no jail time, Metro reports. Turns out Lauren Cutshaw, 34, pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor DUI in what Inside Edition calls "a sweet deal.... More »

Cops: Girl Filmed Mom Driving Drunk. Mom Calls Girl 'Heroic'

Stephanie Davis, 31, was arrested Saturday in Glendale, Arizona

(Newser) - An Arizona mom who allegedly drove home from the movies drunk with three kids in the car didn't just have the police to contend with. The Arizona Republic reports Stephanie Davis, 31, was arrested shortly after 4pm on Saturday after cops who arrived on the scene in Glendale say... More »

Tourists Run Over, Killed at Washington Swimming Hole

Police say suspect was driving drunk

(Newser) - Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said Wednesday. Police arrested David E. Croswell, 71, of Washougal, Washington, and held him on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving... More »

Man Who Killed 2 in '03 Easter DUI Is Finally Behind Bars

Florida man fled before he could be sentenced in crash that killed retired couple 16 years ago

(Newser) - Justice has been a long time coming for Florida man Henry de la Hoz, who killed a retired couple while driving drunk on Easter Sunday 16 years ago. Victor and Olga Lisabet had been on their way to a sunrise service in South Miami-Dade when they were hit by de... More »

Cops: After Mom's Funeral, His 6th DUI Proved Fatal

David Strowhouer denied driving, admitted to wanting cocaine: cops

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison under a new state law if convicted of what police say was his sixth DUI since 2010. But it's a situation where you think "seven years isn’t even enough, not by any stretch of... More »

Cops: Driver Crashed Car While Trying to Avoid 'Octopus'

Not a great defense when you're 3 miles inland

(Newser) - A UK driver whose vehicle landed upside down in a ditch swerved "to avoid an octopus" on the road—or so police say he claimed. The 49-year-old, who escaped major injury, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs on Tuesday after police found no sign... More »

This Is Easily the Weirdest DUI of the Week

Police say Connecticut woman had consumed a lot of vanilla extract

(Newser) - Police say a Connecticut woman charged with driving under the influence was drunk on vanilla extract, which contains a significant amount of alcohol. Hearst Connecticut Media reports that New Canaan police found 50-year-old Stefanie Warner-Grise sitting in a car at an intersection with her eyes closed about 4:45pm Wednesday.... More »

He Almost Killed Her. Now They're Teaming Up

Tina Adams, impaired driver to speak together at Canadian schools

(Newser) - Tina Adams will never realize her dream of becoming a police officer, and she might never be able to have children. Such are the consequences of the moment a drunk driver swerved off a road and struck the Quebec jogger in June 2015. Adams, now 24, suffered a traumatic brain... More »

'I Drank Too Much Because the Jets Suck'

Says man arrested for a drunk driving crash

(Newser) - Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn't any good, the AP reports. Wayne police say 57-year-old Christopher Greyshock, of West Milford, was charged after he rear-ended another vehicle about 5:15pm Sunday.... 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 »

City Bans Woman for Life

Catherine Corkren is locked in a legal battle with Georgia city

(Newser) - Catherine Corkren isn't exactly welcome in Statham, Georgia. The 47-year-old Atlanta resident has battled the city so intensely that in September officials banned her entirely—from council meetings and all public property in Statham's 3.5 square miles, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I did ask for a... More »

Pooch Hall Allegedly Got Drunk, Let His Toddler 'Drive'

Pooch Hall was arrested, charged with DUI and child endangerment

(Newser) - Ray Donovan actor Marion "Pooch" Hall allegedly let his 2-year-old son steer his car in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday night, and ended up getting arrested. Witnesses who say they saw the toddler in Hall's lap as the car weaved called 911; the car eventually ran into another car that... More »

Driver Arrested in Death of Boy Fatally Struck on First Birthday

Ronald Rebernik, 62, was allegedly drunk when he struck a family of four

(Newser) - A suspected New Jersey drunk driver has been arrested and charged in the death of a boy who was killed while on his way to celebrate his first birthday. Per News 12 , 62-year-old Ronald Rebernik was arrested Saturday following the tragedy, which left 1-year-old Matias Ortega dead and his 5-year-old... 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 »

Driver Walks Away After Airborne Car Crashes Into Gas Station

'She had an angel riding with her'

(Newser) - Shelby Lynne May, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman, was charged with DUI after a high-speed crash—and she's incredibly lucky she wasn't being declared DOA instead. Video of the crash shows her sedan, which was traveling at more than 100mph, skidding into an embankment, becoming airborne, flipping in the... More »

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