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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...

On Yet Another Drunk-Driving Charge for Him, a Fatality

Robert Lee Ellis' wife is killed in accident

(Newser) - Robert Lee Ellis already had 36 driving suspensions and at least a dozen operating under the influence charges when, while still under an active driving suspension, he allegedly crashed his car while drunk—killing his wife. Dawn Ellis, 51, was a passenger in the 53-year-old's Ohio man's car...

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...

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....

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....

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...

Driver Charged in Wreck That Killed 3 Amish Children

Mich. police say Tyler Frye was intoxicated when he plowed into back of buggy in Michigan

(Newser) - A man is now charged in the deaths of three Amish children after Michigan police say he drove his truck into the back of their buggy , reports CNN . The driver, identified as Tyler Frye, has been charged on three counts of operating under the influence causing death, two counts of...

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...

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...

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...

Guy in 'Hold My Beer' Shirt Arrested for, Yep, Alleged DUI

He was arrested after crashing into a graveyard, police say

(Newser) - Connecticut police say a man wearing a T-shirt that said "Hold My Beer And Watch This" has been arrested for driving under the influence after he crashed into a graveyard, the AP reports. The Hartford Courant reports state police say 25-year-old Woodstock resident Harrison Wootton crashed his car into...

Guy in 'Drunk Lives Matter' Shirt Arrested for Alleged DUI

Not exactly shocking

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania say they arrested a man wearing a "Drunk Lives Matter" shirt and charged him with, well, drunken driving, the AP reports. Police say 44-year-old Elwood Gutshall III's blood-alcohol content was about two and a half times the state's legal limit for drivers when he...

It Just Got Harder to Legally Drink and Drive in Utah
One State Close to Adopting
Toughest DUI Limit in Nation
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One State Close to Adopting Toughest DUI Limit in Nation

Utah's BAC limit to be lowered to 0.05% from 0.08% if governor signs off

(Newser) - Rolling out what the AP calls "the toughest DUI limit" in the country, Utah lawmakers have brought a new measure to the governor's desk that would limit a driver's legal blood-alcohol content to 0.05%. House Bill 155 —which would go into effect right before New...

Father and His Unborn Child Killed in Suspected DUI Crash

Wife was 7 months pregnant when couple's car was hit

(Newser) - A driver with two prior DUI convictions was involved in a crash in Victorville, Calif., early Saturday that caused a woman to lose both her husband and her unborn daughter. Angel Barranco, 35, was driving with his 7-months-pregnant wife and his mother-in-law around 1:45am when their Honda Accord was...

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