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Lake sheriff’s officer faces DUI charges after crash

SCHERERVILLE — A Lake County sheriff’s officer was arrested early Tuesday on a drunken driving charge after an off-duty crash that heavily damaged his vehicle and a parked car, Indiana State Police said. Sgt. Joseph Hardiman, 34, told Indiana State Police he attempted to avoid a deer that ran out in front of his 2009 Ford van before the crash, according to a news release. State police were dispatched to the crash about 3 a.m. in the 5400 block of ... Read More »

Cleveland woman charged with homicide after DUI crash kills motorcyclist

CLEVELAND – A motorcyclist died Monday evening when a car driven by a suspected drunk driver failed to yield while making a turn. John Stoudermire, Jr., 52, of Cleveland, was driving his motorcycle east on Kinsman Road at around 8 p.m. when a car turning left from East 73rd failed to yield to traffic. The motorcycle crashed into the side of the car, killing Stoudermire. Police say that the driver of the car, Shantina Reed, 25, was operating it under ... Read More »

Girl, 9, killed in suspected DUI crash in downtown Aurora

An Aurora man may have been intoxicated when he drove into oncoming traffic in downtown Aurora Friday night and struck a minivan, killing a 9-year-old girl and injuring two others, police said. The 25-year-old man was driving a 2003 Cadillac DeVille southbound on Broadway Avenue, just south of Pierce Avenue, at about 9:10 p.m. when he went into the northbound lane and into the path of a 2009 Toyota Sienna, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department. Read More »

Arrested for DUI, Browns’ Alvin Bailey told police he was drinking on the team plane

An NFL player getting nabbed for DUI is hardly newsworthy these days, and so normally we wouldn’t be writing about how Cleveland Browns starting right guard Alvin Bailey was arrested for that very charge early Monday morning. What’s so different about Bailey’s arrest is that he told the arresting officers in North Royalton, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, that he had been drinking on the team plane as the Browns flew back from Sunday’s game in Miami. In 2007, the NFL ... Read More »

Woman charged with DUI-manslaughter after motorcycle crash

A 25-year-old Key West woman was jailed Friday after state troopers said she drunkenly crashed into a pair of motorcycle riders Aug. 1 near Sugarloaf Key and kept driving for another half-mile before stopping. Mary Elizabeth Bailey turned herself in on an arrest warrant charging her with driving under the influence-manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, DUI causing serious injury and two counts of DUI causing property damage. Bailey’s bond was set at $310,000. At 8:43 p.m. ... Read More »

Ex-Modesto police officer accused of DUI

A former Modesto police sergeant was arrested Friday on charges of DUI. Rick Applegate, 40, was taken into custody as he pulled into the driveway of a home in Hughson, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. A witness called the sheriff’s department after seeing a man who appeared to be intoxicated leave a restaurant, get into a vehicle and drive away. The sheriff’s department said a deputy found the vehicle on 7th Street and caught up with the driver ... Read More »

An Alleged Drunk Driver Kills Deputy By Plowing Into the Back of His Patrol Car: Cops

A veteran deputy died Sunday in a fiery crash after a suspected drunken driver slammed into his stopped patrol car, authorities said. Master Deputy Brandon Collins, 45, was conducting a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. when a pickup truck barreled into his cruiser, engulfing both vehicles in flames, The Kansas City Star reported. Read More »

Trial begins for cop accused of DUI after squad car crashes into pole

A police officer accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his squad car told another officer that “those glasses of eggnog must have been bigger than I thought,” according to a prosecutor at the start of the man’s trial Wednesday. Oscar Baez, who resigned from the Prairie Grove Police Department the day after the Nov. 29 crash, is charged with felony official misconduct and misdemeanor DUI. He was also cited for allegedly running a stop sign ... Read More »

Cordova 19-year-old charged with DUI, manslaughter in crash that killed passenger

A driver faces manslaughter and DUI charges after a wreck Tuesday night in Cordova that fatally injured his passenger. Court records show John David Stimson, 19, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and DUI as well as misconduct involving weapons. Cordova Police Chief Mike Hicks said in an email that the victim in the crash, 18-year-old Enrique Zamudio, was a friend of Stimson’s who had attended Cordova Jr./Sr. High School with him. The two were headed from a boat moored at Cordova’s Small ... Read More »