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Nashville assistant DA suspended for DUI arrest

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – An assistant district attorney in Davidson County has been suspended for one month without pay after being arrested on DUI charges on last weekend. Amy Hunter has been suspended after her arrest in Williamson County. “This past weekend General Hunter was charged in Williamson County for driving while intoxicated,” said District Attorney General Glenn Funk in a statement. “She immediately reported this violation to me and has already pled guilty as charged in Williamson County court. Read More »

Update: Bond set for driver charged with DUI after fatal I-77 crash in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL One woman was killed and another charged with DUI after a crash on Interstate 77 in Rock Hill on Thursday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Jeannine Valdes, 35, was charged with felony DUI resulting death, according to jail records. She was placed in the Moss Justice Center, and a judge set her bond at $75,000 Friday afternoon. York County Coroner Sabrina Gast on Friday identified the person killed in the crash as 23-year-old Lacee Sullivan of Monroe, ... Read More »

OHP: I-44 Wrong Way Driver Arrested For DUI After Tulsa Crash

TULSA, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a pickup driver involved in a wrong way head-on crash on Interstate 44 in west Tulsa early Monday. Troopers said the DUI crash happened just before 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes near West 55 Place. The OHP says Ronald McDonald III, 24, of Broken Arrow, was headed east in the westbound lanes when his white Dodge pickup hit a black pickup headed west.  Troopers said a family of three, including a baby ... Read More »

PREGNANT WOMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DEADLY DUI CRASH

Ooley wasn’t at her arraignment in person, instead, her charges were read to her via video conference. Madera County District Attorney, David Linn, said, “It appeared that she was very confused.” Ooley is between six to eight months pregnant and the gravity of the situation is starting to sink in. She’s accused of killing a man in a DUI crash on Highway 41, Friday night. Linn said her blood alcohol level was 0.32, which is four times the legal limit. ... Read More »

Former Colts QB Jack Trudeau apologizes at DUI sentencing

Nearly a year ago, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau was pulled over for drunken driving, let expletives fly at police officers and threatened an officer that he was “going to light (him) up.” On Thursday, his attorney said, Trudeau stood in court a healthier man and apologized to the officer. “He’s very regretful of his behavior,” said Trudeau’s attorney, Dan Coffey. “He has really turned it around from a year ago.” Trudeau was arrested in Zionsville in July after ... Read More »

SUSPECT DIES AFTER CHASE IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A suspect died after a short chase ended in a crash in North Hollywood, police said. The chase began around 1:35 p.m. and ended less than three minutes later when the vehicle crashed into a big rig near Magnolia Boulevard and Satsuma Avenue, police said. The pursuit started after police attempted to pull over a driver on Magnolia Boulevard for reckless driving and driving without plates on the vehicle, police said. Los Angeles Police ... Read More »

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 »