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Kodak man killed, 2 injured in DUI crash

KODAK (WATE) – Drugs and alcohol are to blame for a deadly crash that claimed the life of a Kodak man and injured two others in Sevier County on Sunday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the accident happened just after 5 p.m. on the 3600 block of Hickman Road in Kodak. Troopers say 29-year-old Thomas Oitting, of Kodak, was driving southbound when he crossed the center line and hit a Mitsubishi Eclipse head-on. Read More »

Lightning’s Ryan Malone arrested on DUI, cocaine charges

Tampa Bay, FL – Tampa Bay Times Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday in Tampa and charged with driving under the influence and cocaine possession. Malone was released from Hillsborough County jail on $2,500 bond but did not travel with the team to Washington for today’s regular-season finale with the Capitals. Malone submitted to a breath test at booking. His results were 0.112 and 0.116, police said. A blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent is the threshold at ... Read More »

Man crashed into deputies, charged with DUI

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — A Fernandina Beach man is facing careless driving DUI charges after being involved in a crash that injured two deputies Thursday night. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Stephen Lee Coleman rear-ended a Nassau County Sheriff’s Office cruiser as the officers approached the intersection of Miner Road, near Yulee Elementary School around 7:30 p.m. The deputies were taken to St. Vincents Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Read More »

DUI, vehicular homicide doesn’t always lead to prison

DENVER – Eight times between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, someone in Colorado convicted of vehicular homicide/DUI found themselves on the fortunate end of a judge’s decision. A recent study by Colorado Legislative Council Staff found on eight occasions judges sentenced eight defendants to probation instead of jail or prison. Colorado law does not require judges to sentence those convicted of driving drunk and killing someone to time behind bars. Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton) had hoped to bring ... Read More »

Alleged DUI Driver in Collision With LAPD Motor Officer Pleads Not Guilty

Los Angeles (KTLA)- Qaneak Shaney Cobb was charged with two felonies — driving under the influence of a drug causing injury and possession of cocaine — the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. She appeared in Van Nuys Superior Court, entering a not guilty plea. Cobb allegedly failed to stop her Chevrolet Blazer and slammed into an unidentified 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who was stopped on his motorcycle at a red light. Read More »

DC firefighter with high profile assignment arrested for DUI

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Veteran DC Fire and EMS firefighter-technician Jason Siegel worked out of Engine 13 in Southwest Washington. One aspect of his job was driving the fire truck that waits on White House grounds when the president comes and goes via Marine One. if there’s an emergency, those firefighters can quickly respond. Now Siegel is on leave after a DUI arrest. According to police, the 40 year old lost control of his SUV early Sunday morning and crashed into ... Read More »

Butte man driving wrong way on I-90 arrested for DUI in Missoula County

Missoula, MT A Butte man was arrested by Missoula County sheriff’s deputies late Sunday after authorities said he drove drunk the wrong way on Interstate 90 for nearly 20 miles. John Braunreiter, 46, was stopped by deputies near the border of Missoula and Granite counties at mile marker 134, said sheriff’s department spokeswoman Paige Pavalone. He was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of travel. Braunreiter pulled over in the median of the interstate and told deputies he didn’t know ... Read More »

Police: Drunk man in Johns Creek court on probation violation flees authorities, faces DUI charge

Atlanta, GA A man facing more than a month in jail for violating his probation now faces more time behind bars because authorities say he was drunk when he ran out of a Johns Creek courtroom and led police on a chase Tuesday morning. James Earl Johnson, 44, was given probation after a conviction on DUI and driving without a license charges last year, according to Channel 2 Action News. But he owed more than $2,000 in fines and hadn’t ... Read More »