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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 »

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 »

Cops: Man Mowed Someone Else's Grass While Drunk

Barry Ridge of Franklin, Ind., was arrested on Saturday

(Newser) - Roughly a month ago, an Indiana man's Huskee lawn tractor was impounded. The reason? Barry Ridge of Franklin was arrested April 8 in a Kroger parking lot while allegedly driving it drunk. Police say it wasn't a one-time occurrence. The Indianapolis Star reports the 46-year-old was pulled over... 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 »

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 »

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