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You Do Not Want to Drive Into This Kind of Pond

Cops: Drunken driver spent 2 hours in manure pond

(Newser) - A Facebook post by the California Highway Patrol in South Sacramento uses no fewer than four poop emojis in telling this story, for good reason. It seems that in the wee hours of Monday morning, a driver called police to say he'd crashed into a pond on a dairy... More »

Driver Rams 4 Teens in Horrible Case of Mistaken Identity: Cops

Police say 18-year-old thought group put poop in his car, ran them down

(Newser) - Two teenagers were seriously injured when a driver enraged by damage done to his car during a "prank" struck an innocent group of pedestrians he wrongly believed were responsible, police in Northern California said. Two other teenagers had moderate injuries after the attack Saturday, the AP reports. The 18-year-old... More »

Cops After UPS Worker Nabbed: 'We Avoided a Tragedy'

Thomas Andrews had allegedly threatened a mass shooting in Sunnyvale, Calif.

(Newser) - A California UPS worker said he planned to shoot up a company facility before he was arrested and found to have numerous guns and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition, authorities say. "I definitely think we avoided a tragedy," says Dan Pistor, the police captain in Sunnyvale,... More »

Cops: It Wasn't Smell of Booze That Gave Drunk Driver Away

Police in Germany say they found man suspected of DUI thanks to 'cloud of perfume'

(Newser) - He just didn't smell right. German police say they nabbed a drunk driver who tried to flee a traffic stop after finding him hiding behind a hedge "in a cloud of perfume," per the AP . Police in the southwestern town of Speyer said Saturday that officers saw... More »

Cop Found Drunk Behind the Wheel Can't Be Prosecuted

Colorado District Attorney George Brauchler is displeased

(Newser) - "He's a little intoxicated," said a lieutenant of a Colorado man found passed out behind the wheel. Except that man was a police officer—and Colorado District Attorney George Brauchler is pretty peeved that he can't prosecute him. That's because an investigation was never opened... More »

Tom Sizemore's Traffic Stop Took a Turn

Actor busted for DUI, drug possession in California

(Newser) - The past few years have been headline makers for Tom Sizemore, but not in a good way. That streak continued this week, when the 58-year-old actor was arrested for DUI and drug possession, law enforcement sources tell TMZ . Sizemore was reportedly cruising around Glendale, Calif., at about 2:30am Thursday... More »

Pol's Alleged Words After Arrest: 'You Know How Women Drive'

Tow truck driver says lawmaker Brian Kolb tried to blame crash on wife

(Newser) - A New York state lawmaker arrested after a New Year's Eve car accident and accused of driving while intoxicated tried to pin the blame on his wife, according to the tow truck driver who came to assist. The AAA driver, who the New York Post notes didn't ID... More »

Lawmaker Tweets About DUI, Is Arrested Days Later

Brian Kolb allegedly drove while intoxicated on his way home New Year's Eve

(Newser) - On Dec. 24, New York Assemblyman Brian Kolb published an op-ed about the dangers of driving drunk. On Dec. 26, he tweeted, "There is no excuse for driving impaired this holiday season." That tweet has since been deleted, perhaps not surprisingly, because on Dec. 31, Kolb was arrested... More »

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 »

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