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Home Improvement Star Busted for Alleged DUI

Zachery Ty Bryan was arrested, briefly jailed in California

(Newser) - One of the former child stars of 1990s sitcom Home Improvement was arrested Saturday for alleged drunk driving. Zachery Ty Bryan, 42, who played the eldest of Tim Allen's three sons on the show, was arrested in La Quinta, California, after deputies carried out a traffic stop on a...

When It Comes to Pot, a 'Big Concern' About Driving

Figuring out when it's safe to drive after marijuana consumption remains a challenge

(Newser) - Amid increasing marijuana legalization over the past two decades or so, both medicinal and recreational, has come a spike in accompanying car accidents. According to a 2021 study in the American Journal of Public Health , the percentage of car-crash fatalities tied to cannabis was just 9% in 2000; in 2018,...

State Bill Would Have You Buy Your Beer Warm

Tennessee measure would ban sales of cold beer to cut down on drinking and driving

(Newser) - Grabbing a cold one from the local gas station or convenience store on the way home from work may soon be a thing of the past for the quaffers of Tennessee. New legislation has been introduced in the Volunteer State that would prohibit the sale of chilled beer, in an...

2nd Member of Mahomes Family Lands in Legal Trouble

Patrick Mahomes Sr. gets DWI before son's Super Bowl game; QB's brother recently faced charges

(Newser) - The father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was arrested in East Texas on at least his third charge of driving while intoxicated, according to jail records. The legal issue comes as the younger Mahomes prepares to lead his team into the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers...

3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate Price' for Mom's Addiction

Leticia Gonzales of Michigan to serve up to 5 years for DUI crash that killed her young sons

(Newser) - A western Michigan woman was sentenced to up to five years in prison Monday for a crash in which her three young sons drowned after her SUV plunged into an ice-covered pond, per the AP . Leticia Gonzales, 31, had pleaded no contest in August to operating while intoxicated causing serious...

Ex-Raiders Player Will Admit to Causing Fiery, Fatal Crash

Tina Tintor died after Henry Ruggs crashed into her RAV4 in 2021

(Newser) - Henry Ruggs, the former NFL player who was released by the Las Vegas Raiders shortly after the 2021 fatal crash in which he was involved, told a judge Tuesday he will take a plea deal that is expected to put him behind bars for three to 10 years. Ruggs will...

In 'Hilarious' Move, Passenger Calls 911 on the Cops
In 'Hilarious' Move,
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In 'Hilarious' Move, Passenger Calls 911 on the Cops

Person in suspected DUI case misinterpreted law on police pursuits in Washington state, cops say

(Newser) - A passenger being driven by a suspected drunk driver who allegedly reached speeds over 100mph called 911 on Sunday—but not to report the driver. Instead, in what Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Senger calls a "hilarious" move, the passenger called police on the police, claiming the pursuit of...

DUIs on Golf Carts and Scooters? Welcome to Florida

Recent arrests occurred along state's busiest interstate, at Walmart

(Newser) - A woman with an open bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey in a bag was arrested for driving a golf cart on Florida's busiest interstate while drunk, according to an arrest report. The 58-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night on the shoulder of Interstate 95. She's now facing...

Nancy Pelosi's Husband Paul Arrested for Suspected DUI

The Speaker of the House was in Rhode Island at the time

(Newser) - Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff's office online booking report cited by the...

Actor David Koechner Charged Over NYE Arrest

'Anchorman' actor allegedly committed a hit-and-run while driving under influence

(Newser) - David Koechner of The Office and Anchorman fame is facing charges of hit and run and driving under the influence following an arrest on New Year's Eve. The actor, also known for roles in The Goldbergs, American Dad, and F Is for Family, faces up to a year in...

Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report
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Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report

Driver suspected of DUI struck and killed 2 Pennsylvania troopers and a pedestrian, police say

(Newser) - Two Pennsylvania troopers were helping a man on the side of a highway early Monday when a driver plowed into them, killing all three. In a shocking twist, Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden Sisca, 29, had initially pulled over the female driver on suspicion of driving under the...

Unusual DUI Case Involves Several Cans of Right Guard

Authorities in Stuart, Fla., say Katherine Theodore huffed deodorant spray before driving

(Newser) - Authorities pulled over a vehicle in Florida's Martin County over the weekend being driven by an apparently intoxicated woman, but she wasn't hit with typical DUI charges. CBS12 reports that sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop in Stuart on Sunday after witnessing erratic driving, and when they...

There's a 'Grand Misconception' About Drinking and Driving

Why is it legal to drink anything before driving, wonders Danny Cevallos

(Newser) - Henry Ruggs was allegedly driving 127mph , with at least twice the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration, before rear-ending a vehicle carrying a 23-year-old woman and her dog in Las Vegas on Tuesday, killing both . The former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver is charged with felony DUI resulting in death,...

Charges Filed in Horrific Nevada Crash

Driver who allegedly killed 5 cyclists charged with DUI

(Newser) - Charges have been filed in the devastating Nevada crash that left five cyclists dead last week. Jordan Barson was charged Tuesday with five counts of DUI resulting in death, six counts of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm, and one count of DUI resulting in substantial bodily...

Video Allegedly Shows Driver Drinking Before Fatal Crash

Texas' Camilo Morejon charged in crash that killed his 3 passengers

(Newser) - A fatal crash in Houston is making headlines because of video from one of the vehicles taken just before the collision. It appears to show the driver drinking a beer and telling his three passengers that he drives better when he drinks, reports NBC News . The Facebook Live video of...

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,...

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...

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...

The 'Happiest Day of Her Life' Might Also Be the Worst

Mississippi woman loses unborn child in crash following baby shower

(Newser) - The day had been about celebrating Mashayla Harper and the unborn child she was expected to deliver within weeks. But that expectation was dashed by the day's end. Harper was driving home from her Mississippi baby shower around 6pm Saturday when she was struck head-on by a hit-and-run driver,...

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...

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