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Danville man charged with 6th DUI in crash in Urbana

URBANA — A Danville man with a history of drunken driving convictions has been charged again with driving under the influence stemming from his arrest last week in northeast Urbana. William E. Grimes, 55, who listed an address on Eastview in Danville, was charged Tuesday with aggravated driving under the influence, a Class X felony, following an April 15 crash on Brownfield Road that injured him and three others. Read More »

Video of Rep. Tom Taylor’s DUI arrest released

Police dashcam video released Monday shows what happened at the time of state Rep. Tom Taylor’s DUI arrest. Taylor, a Dunwoody Republican, was clocked driving 72 mph in a 45 mph zone in Rabun County the afternoon of April 7. According to a city of Clayton police report, his blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit and he had a pistol on his hip.Exchange students were in the car with Taylor at the time of his arrest. They ... Read More »

Illinois state trooper pleads guilty to DUI while on duty, prosecutors say

An Illinois State Police trooper who authorities said was intoxicated when he responded to a crash on Interstate 88 last year pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence, according to Kane County prosecutors. Trooper Paul Zurn, 34, agreed to a sentence of one year of court supervision in exchange for a guilty plea to misdemeanor DUI, according to a news release from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Judge Robert Morrow accepted the plea. According to prosecutors, Zurn responded to ... Read More »

Navy SEAL Who Claimed to Kill Bin Laden Arrested for DUI

A former Navy SEAL who claimed to fire the shots that killed Osama bin Laden appeared “very confused at the scene” when he was arrested for DUI after being found asleep in his car, an official said today. When authorities in Montana responded to a complaint of a man passed out in a car in a parking lot early Friday, they found former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill. They woke him up and noted that O’Neill seemed “impaired,” Butte-Silver Bow County ... Read More »

Former Soccer Star Abby Wambach Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charge

Retired soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a DUI charge she received over the weekend. Wambach’s lawyer, Ben Eder, entered the plea on her behalf in a Portland, Oregon, courtroom and confirmed the judge’s order allowing Wambach to travel out of the state for work. He did not offer additional comment outside the courtroom. Wambach was not required to appear in court on the charge. Wambach was arrested Saturday night after she was pulled over for allegedly ... Read More »

SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER KILLS GIRL AND GRANDMOTHER IN TULARE CO CRASH

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — A 10-year-old girl and her grandmother died when an alleged drunk driver crashed into them south of Tulare. It happened Saturday night near Avenue 200 and Spacer Drive. George and Charlotte Espinosa survived the crash, but their ten-year-old daughter and her grandmother did not. The California Highway Patrol says the family from Las Vegas was on their way from Yosemite to Porterville when their Honda Pilot was t-boned by an SUV driven by 25-year-old Cheyenne ... Read More »

Woman Arrested for DUI After Driving to ‘Coffee With a Cop’

A Montana woman who police said was stumbling and smelled of alcohol was arrested after driving to a cafe hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event. Great Falls Lt. Doug Mahlum says 66-year-old Charlene Kranitz walked by more than a dozen uniformed officers in Schulte’s Coffeehouse on Wednesday to get to a frozen yogurt machine. The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/1UHCshn) Mahlum followed the woman to the parking lot, where he saw her vehicle resting against a light pole. He ... Read More »

ROSELLE COPS STOP ALLEGED DUI DRIVER WITH 15-FOOT TREE WEDGED IN GRILLE

ROSELLE, Ill. (WLS) — Police in the northwest suburbs stopped a woman they say was driving down the road with a 15-foot tree wedged into the grille of her car. Police say a few weeks ago the car was headed southbound on Roselle Road with the tree wedged into the front. After stopping the driver near Irving Park Road, the officer also noticed the airbags had been deployed, apparently from hitting the tree. Video of the January traffic stop was ... Read More »

Uber Driver Suspected of DUI After Slamming Into Party Bus in San Diego

An Uber driver was facing DUI and resisting arrest charges Thursday after driving through a red light and slamming into a party bus in downtown San Diego, police said.   The crash took place just before midnight Wednesday near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and F Street, said Lt. Dan Smyth with the San Diego Police Department. The Uber driver was traveling south on Sixth Avenue when he ran a red light at F Street and rear ended the back of a ... Read More »