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Cops: Volusia fire lieutenant ‘was just playing around’ before DUI arrest

Daytona, FL – The Orlando Sentinel South Daytona Police struggled to catch up with a speeding Volusia County Fire Services lieutenant before they pulled him over for drunk driving late Monday, authorities said. Lt. Thomas McDonough, 50, was driving 70 mph on Beville Road — a 45 mph zone — after having a few drinks “a short while ago” at the Roadside Tavern in Port Orange, an arrest report said. “I was just playing around,” McDonough said to officers when asked ... Read More »

Suspected DUI driver charged with murder in Aurora teen’s death

Denver, CO – The Denver Post Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, 40, who has been living in the U.S. illegally, is accused of running a red light and slamming his Ford Expedition into the Chevrolet Camaro driven by Dominguez-Palomino a week ago. At a court hearing on Monday, Olivos-Gutierrez was formally charged with first-degree murder (extreme indifference), vehicular homicide (DUI), vehicular homicide (reckless), and driving under the influence for a third or subsequent offense, among other charges. Read More »

Woman Charged With DUI in Conn. Storefront Crash

FAIRFIELD, Conn. April 1, 2014 (AP) A Connecticut woman accused of plowing her car into a convenience store at a speed of up to 70 mph and injuring four people has been charged with drunken driving and other crimes. Thirty-one-year-old Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina of Bridgeport was charged Monday with driving under the influence and reckless driving, among other things. Read More »

‘Affluenza’ drunk driving victim refuses to settle civil lawsuit

KENS5 – BURLESON, TX The McConnell family made one thing clear Wednesday: they want a jury trial to reach a verdict in their civil lawsuit against Ethan Couch and his parents. Attorneys for the McConnells say they expect depositions to begin next month. They will seek a trail date soon after, although it’s likely that process could drag out for months. Read More »

Jury takes minutes to convict woman of ninth DWI

Brownwood Bulletin – Brownwood, TX A 35th District Court jury deliberated for just minutes Wednesday morning before convicting Brenda Kay Holland, 61, of DWI — her ninth conviction for drunken driving since the 1980s. Jurors heard punishment phase testimony for the rest of the day Wednesday but had not started to deliberate punishment as of late Wednesday afternoon. Holland testified during the punishment phase and asked jurors to show her mercy. Read More »

Can DUI Blood Draw Decision Impact Past Cases?

KELOLAND TV VERMILLION, SD – The highest court in South Dakota is being asked if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling can impact past drunk driving arrests. Donovan Siers was arrested for his third DUI in 2008 and his blood alcohol level was nearly three times the limit. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case called Missouri v. McNeely that officers need the suspect’s consent or a warrant to draw blood. Read More »