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Lander soccer player charged with felony DUI in deadly crash, troopers say

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. —A 22-year-old woman has been charged with felony DUI after a passenger in her car died in a crash, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Troopers said Courtney Hagedorn was eastbound on Interstate 26 at 6:54 p.m. Sunday when she drove into the back of a tractor-trailer. Lander University officials say Hagedorn is a junior at the school and a member of the women’s soccer team. Read More »

Alleged DUI Driver Arrested After Car Goes Airborne, Crashes, Sparks Fire at Rolling Hills Estates Construction Site

A 21-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a Ford Mustang went airborne and crashed into an under-construction building in Rolling Hills Estates early Sunday, igniting a blaze that severely damaged the structure, authorities said. Three people were injured in the fiery collision, which occurred around 3:25 a.m. near the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Indian Peak Road. The newer-version Mustang was headed down Hawthorne when it went airborne over a block wall, through a construction site parking ... Read More »

‘Affluenza’ DUI Case: Never-Before-Seen Deposition Tapes Reveal New Details of Fatal Crash, Teen’s Upbringing

Never-before-seen deposition tapes reveal new details of how Texas teen Ethan Couch and his parents viewed his privileged upbringing that became the core of his defense in the so-called “Affluenza” DUI case. The deposition tapes, which were obtained by ABC News, are from a 2013 civil suit brought against Couch, his parents Tonya and Fred Couch, and the family’s multimillion-dollar sheet metal company Cleburne Sheet Metal after the teenager killed four people and paralyzed another in a fatal DUI car ... Read More »

Khloé Kardashian’s Friend Malika Haqq Makes a Public Apology After Being Arrested for DUI

Malika Haqq, best friend of Khloé Kardashian and current star ofKeeping Up with the Kardashiansspinoff Dash Dolls, tweeted a public apology Saturday following her DUI arrest earlier this week. “My bruises don’t meet my shame. Learn from the error in my ways,” Haqq, 32, wrote in a note attached to a blank Tweet. “Save others, save yourself.” Read More »

Woman facing DUI manslaughter charges re-arrested

A Tallahassee woman schedule to go on trial next month for DUI manslaughter was arrested on charges she violated her terms of pretrial release. Sarah Walker, 25, was involved in an April 2014 fatal crash that killed school bus driver William “Rusty” Fowler and was ordered by a judge to wear a SCRAM ankle monitoring bracelet and abstain from using alcohol. Read More »

Chicago police DUI checkpoints still concentrated in minority neighborhoods

Months after revealing the Chicago Police Department set up sobriety checkpoints almost exclusively in African-American and Latino communities, the Tribune has found that the pattern continues. Between March and August, Chicago police scheduled 14 roadside checks, pulling over drivers randomly to check for drunken driving and other violations. Nine of the checks were in majority black police districts. Four checkpoints occurred in a predominantly Latino districts. There was one in a majority white area. That’s despite the fact that the ... Read More »

KCOY News Anchor Paula Lopez Arrested on Charges of DUI, Assaulting Officers

A well-known local television news anchor was arrested in Goleta on Sunday night on charges of DUI and assaulting an officer after a wrong-way driving incident on Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol. Paula Lopez Ochoa, 50, of Santa Barbara, was taken into custody at about 9 p.m. Lopez, who has worked for local station KEYT News for decades and currently anchors the news for sister station KCOY, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, CHP Officer Jonathan ... Read More »