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5th-Grader Called 911 on Her. This Video Offers a Hint Why

Catherine Maccarone has resigned, is charged with driving under the influence, endangerment

(Newser) - A school bus driver in Washington state has left her job after an alleged DUI incident earlier this month, and now video has also been released. NBC News reports that 48-year-old Catherine Maccarone resigned last week after a fifth grader who'd ridden on her bus called 911 on Sept.... 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 »

Bus Driver Charged After 911 Call From 5th-Grader

'There's still kids on there,' student tells dispatcher

(Newser) - It's one thing when a child calls 911 to report this of an adult: "She's like wobbling, and then her eyes—you can tell she was drunk." It's another when that child is a fifth-grader and the adult in question is driving his school bus.... 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 »

Big Name in Racing Charged With Drunk Driving

Al Unser Jr. won Indy 500 twice, but he has long battled alcohol problems

(Newser) - A big name in auto racing is making headlines for the wrong reasons. Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was charged with drunk driving early Monday, reports the Indianapolis Star . Unser, 57, is now retired from racing, but he won the Indy 500 in 1992 and 1994 and competed... More »

Tiger Woods, Girlfriend Sued After Bartender's Death

Man was allegedly over-served at Woods' bar

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is being sued by the parents of an alcoholic bartender who died after crashing his car on his way home from a shift at the golfer's bar. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 24-year-old Nicolas Immesberger says his blood-alcohol limit was more than three... More »

Pickup Flattens Trailer Home, Killing Parents and Young Son

A daughter was seriously injured in the California incident

(Newser) - Three family members sleeping in their trailer home were killed and a girl was seriously injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck into the home, police said Monday. The California Highway Patrol said Ismael Huazo-Jardinez was driving "at a high rate of speed" when his truck... More »

'Trivago Guy' Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

Cops say he was passed out behind wheel

(Newser) - Travel website Trivago might be looking for a new pitchman: Actor Tim Williams, who appeared as the rumpled "Trivago Guy" in numerous ads for the company, was arrested in Houston this week and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police say the 52-year-old failed a field sobriety test after officers... More »

She Kept Hubby From Driving Drunk. Then, a Barrage of Bullets

Marlee Barnhill, 2 friends killed at 27th birthday party

(Newser) - "Tonight I'm going to one of my really good friend's houses," Marlee Barnhill said in a Facebook Live video ahead of her 27th birthday party. "We're going to karaoke, and sit on her back porch and just hang out." The operator of the... 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 »

Truck Plows Into Honolulu Intersection, Killing Cyclist, Pedestrians

4 others injured in suspected drunk driving crash

(Newser) - Police say a suspected drunken driver in a pickup truck veered into a crowded Honolulu intersection, killing two pedestrians and a bicyclist and injuring four others. Authorities say alcohol and speed may have played a role in the crash Monday evening, the AP reports. Lt. James Slayter tells the Honolulu ... 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 »

One State Is About to Get Nation's Toughest DUI Limit

Utah is set to lower BAC limit to .05% from national standard of .08%

(Newser) - In good news for ride-sharing services, cabs, and maybe your better judgment, Utah will be ringing in the New Year with the nation's stingiest limit for blood-alcohol content. The law, which goes into effect on Dec. 30 to thwart all those who thought they might get in one last... More »

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 »

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