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Woman Admits to Deadly DUI in Wayne County

HONESDALE — The woman accused of hitting and killing a man while driving drunk in Wayne County pleaded guilty on Thursday. April Porreca of Greentown pleaded guilty to DUI and involuntary manslaughter. Investigators say Porreca was drunk when she hit Daniel Gregorsky on Spudeno Road in Salem Township, near Hamlin, in June of 2017. The woman initially told police she didn’t stop because she thought she hit a deer. Porreca is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Read More »

Man charged in fatal DUI crash was wearing headphones, had phone open to social media: prosecutors

A 23-year-old man was on drugs and had his phone open to a social media app when he caused a crash that killed two people in Lyons in October, prosecutors said Thursday. Jordan Michalak, 23, of Berwyn, was ordered held without bail Thursday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence causing death and reckless homicide. Read More »

CHP: Sacramento driver charged with DUI in deadly crash

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (KCRA) — A Sacramento man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed his vehicle, killing his passenger early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 2 a.m. near Sunrise and Fair Oaks boulevards when the Toyota Corolla slammed into a concrete wall, officers said. When first responders arrived at the crash scene, both the driver and the passenger were conscious and breathing, but both needed to ... Read More »

18-year-old facing murder charge after fatal DUI crash that led to death of 16-year-old

OKLAHOMA CITY – An 18-year-old girl who was allegedly driving under the influence is facing a murder charge after she reportedly crashed her vehicle, leading to the death of a 16-year-old girl. Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said 18-year-old Ashley Robison was driving northbound on Eastern with 16-year-old Courtney Snodgrass, 19-year-old Sabre Stoddard and a 17-year-old male. As the vehicle approached I-240, the car crashed into the highway embankment and rolled. Snodgrass and Stoddard were ejected from the vehicle as it ... Read More »

Illegal immigrant charged in DUI crash that killed teenage girl

An illegal immigrant is accused of drunken driving in the Thanksgiving car crash that killed a teenage girl in Texas. Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz, who is accused of running a red light and ramming another vehicle in the deadly Nov. 23 incident, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, FOX4 Dallas reported. Chaparro-Saenz was placed on an immigration detainer on Friday after he was arrested, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement ... Read More »

Petaluma police arrest suspected DUI driver after crash

A Petaluma woman remained in the Sonoma County Jail Tuesday, suspected of drunken driving after running a red light and hitting another vehicle, according to Petaluma police. Danielle Carter, 32, was arrested by Petaluma police Sunday night, suspected of felony DUI causing an injury and driving with a suspended license stemming from an earlier DUI arrest, Sgt. Andrew Urton said in a news release issued Tuesday. The crash occurred about 7:40 p.m. on Old Redwood Highway at North McDowell Boulevard. ... Read More »

Man charged with DUI for driving drunk on lawn tractor

AURORA, Ill. — A man was arrested and charged in Aurora for driving a John Deere lawn tractor in the street while he was drunk. Ruben Garza, 50, faces several charges including two counts of driving under the influence after driving the lawn tractor in the street near Fifth and Ashland around 3:40 p.m. on Friday, November 10. Police said a witness said the man appeared drunk, looked like he was falling asleep, and that he had stopped to urinate ... Read More »

Woman with 3 DUI arrests in 19 days hopes to avoid prison

A 34-year-old Lake in the Hills woman has been sober since being arrested three times in 19 days for DUI in July 2013, and she’s attending AA meetings, earning her bachelor’s degree, regaining custody of her daughter and getting remarried. But Tiara Norris still could be sentenced to prison Thursday if a Kane County judge determines she’s had five overall DUI arrests. “I take full responsibility for the atrocious mistake I made the night of July 29, 2013,” a tearful ... Read More »

Man warns of ‘alien invasion’ during DUI arrest

CASPER, WYOMING (WPVI) — Police in Wyoming heard an “out of this world” excuse coming from a driver facing arrest. Bryant Johnson was pulled over for suspected DUI in Casper, Wyoming. He told officers he time-traveled from the 2048 to warn of an impending alien invasion. He even asked to speak to the town president. Johnson said in order to transport him through time, aliens had to fill his body with booze, explaining his slurred speech, blood shot eyes and ... Read More »