DUI

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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 »

Vince Vaughn Faces DUI, Other Charges After Checkpoint Stop

The 'Wedding Crashers' star was arrested outside Los Angeles

(Newser) - Vince Vaughn was arrested early Sunday and charged with a DUI, according to TMZ . The "Wedding Crashers" star and an unnamed male passenger were stopped at a checkpoint in Hermosa beach around 1 a.m. when authorities claim they were asked to step out of the vehicle and... More »

DUI Suspect Has No More Smile After New Manslaughter Charge

Angenette Welk's first booking photo made headlines but she's no longer smiling

(Newser) - A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died, the AP reports. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette Marie Welk didn't smile when a new mugshot was taken... 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 »

Arrested 'Bride': That Isn't a Wedding Dress

But Marana, Ariz., police say Amber Young told them otherwise

(Newser) - A woman photographed by police wearing what appeared to be a wedding dress during her arrest on a charge of impaired driving in southern Arizona is disputing police claims that she was taken into custody as she was headed to her wedding. The image of Amber Young being put into... 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 »

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 »

Rodman Charged With DUI; Rep Cites His Long Battle

'Alcoholism has been a struggle on and off for Dennis the past 15 years'

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman was pulled over late Saturday in Southern California, where police allege he was driving under the influence. USA Today reports the five-time NBA championship winner was first stopped by cops in Newport Beach around 11pm for vehicle code violations before officers began a DUI investigation. According to reports,... More »

Cops: Driver Was Drunk, Naked, Having Sex When He Crashed

He also had a 3-month-old baby in the backseat

(Newser) - A man was drunk, naked, having sex, and driving with a baby in the backseat when he crashed into a tree Wednesday night, according to the Washington State Patrol. The News Tribune reports the man missed a curve while driving on Mountain Highway and left the road around 6pm. He... More »

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