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Vince Vaughn Grins in Mugshot Released After DUI Arrest in California

Vince Vaughn‘s mugshot has been released after the actor was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning for a DUI and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. The 48-year-old Wedding Crashers star — whose male passenger was also reportedly booked for obstruction and public intoxication — is seen grinning in the photo. A rep for Vaughn did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment. Vaughn was pulled over between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach after midnight at a DUI checkpoint, police previously confirmed to PEOPLE. ... Read More »

Police: Santa Rosa DUI suspect hits two cars

A suspected drunken driver crashed into two parked vehicles early Monday and then walked away from the wreck, Santa Rosa police said. Officers called to the 3:10 a.m. crash on Leo Drive in Roseland found an unoccupied Honda Civic on a sidewalk and two damaged vehicles parked along the road. They spotted a man with a bloody hand walking a few blocks from the crash and determined he was the Honda’s driver, police said in a statement. Severiano Gabriel Alcantra, ... Read More »

Several Drivers Arrested for DUI as Bay Area Officers Step Up Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

Several people across the Bay Area have been arrested for driving under the influence this Memorial Day weekend as law enforcement personnel step up patrols during a maximum enforcement period. An 18-year-old driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs after the SUV he was driving overturned along southbound Highway 101 just south of the Robin Williams Tunnel in Marin County Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, who has ... Read More »

Pike County teacher arrested on DUI charges

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – One Pike County teacher was arrested Friday morning on DUI charges. An officer with Kentucky State Police Post 9 said he noticed Joshua Preece was not wearing a seatbelt and pulled him over. It happened on US 119 in the Zebulon community of Pike County around 10 A.M. Officials with KSP say after stopping the vehicle and talking to Preece, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Preece is a ... Read More »

2 Harley riders are dead — and 2 separate drivers are charged with DUI, police say

Two Harley-Davidson riders are dead, their passengers have been hospitalized and two other drivers are facing multiple charges, including DUI, after a multi-vehicle collision in South Carolina. John Wilson Ruley Jr., 45, and Thomas Edward Burdette, 57, were the motorcycle drivers who were killed in the crash Saturday, according to Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox, indexjournal.com reported. Both Ruley, who was riding a 2015 Harley-Davidson, and Burdette, who was driving a 2005 Harley, had female passenger, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol ... Read More »

Driver accused of killing 3 teenagers in DUI crash pleads not guilty to murder

A woman charged with murder and driving under the influence in a March 29 crash that killed three Las Vegas teenagers in Huntington Beach pleaded not guilty Monday in Orange County Superior Court. Bani Duarte, 27, of San Clemente was charged Friday with three counts of murder and one count of driving under the influence causing injury. She also faces a possible sentencing enhancement on allegations of inflicting great bodily injury, according to Orange County Superior Court records. If convicted, ... Read More »

Young mother killed ‘after drunk driver speeds down Texas interstate in wrong direction

A man faces intoxicated manslaughter charges after he allegedly drove the wrong way on an interstate before crashing into several vehicles, leaving a young mother dead. Dramatic cell phone footage of the moments leading up to and after the crash show a dark SUV driving the wrong way on Interstate near Duncanville, Texas, Sunday. The footage, captured by a separate driver, shows the moment of the crash, then the desperate efforts to get someone out of a mangled car. Read More »

New DUI policy: Refuse breath test, cop will seek instant warrant for blood test

Police in McHenry County will be out for blood with drivers who refuse to take breath tests for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And the practice of officers immediately seeking blood draws from those who won’t submit to a breath screen appears to be spreading, with Lake County also planning to adopt a similar policy. Read More »

Deputies: Collier County teacher arrested for DUI

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Collier County Deputies arrested a teacher with Collier County schools for DUI on Friday night. Deputies said they found April Jones drunk behind the wheel on Immokalee Road near Wildwood Boulevard. According to the arrest report, deputies name Jones as a teacher in the Collier County School District. Jones was going 68 in a 50 mile per hour zone, deputies said. After pulling her over, deputies smelled a stench of alcohol in the car. In the ... Read More »

Florida officer charged with DUI, fired after she’s spotted driving backward

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s lieutenant is charged with driving under the influence after she was spotted driving backward and honking her horn in the middle of the night. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Lt. Christi Ruhtz also was fired from the department where she had worked for 19 years. A deputy reported finding Ruhtz driving in reverse and honking her horn just before 2 a.m. Sunday in Largo. The sheriff’s office said Ruhtz performed poorly on a field sobriety test ... Read More »