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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 »

Tennessee Increases Jail Time for DUI Offenders with Six or More Convictions

Tennessee is again increasing penalties for multiple DUI offenders.[1] The 2016 Tennessee General Assembly amended Tennessee Code Annotated §55-10-402 to penalize more severely those who are convicted with six or more DUI convictions. This change applies to anyone committing an offense on or after July 1, 2016. As the law currently stands, a conviction for a 4th or subsequent DUI offense is a Class E Felony, which has a punishment range of 1-6 years. Accordingly, the law does not change ... 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 »

Alabama Governor Signs Law Impacting Alabama DUI Law for CDL Drivers

Yesterday afternoon Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law Alabama Act 2016-152 (Senate Bill 259), which alters the affect a DUI acquittal, dismissal or nolle prose has on commercial driver license holders.  The vast majority if DUI criminal prosecutions in Alabama have a companion, civil driver license suspension case, in which the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency attempts to administratively suspend the accused’s driver license for blowing over the legal limit or refusing to take a breath alcohol test.    People ... 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 »

DUI Arrests May Increase During Upcoming Summer Months

With summer approaching, many families and groups of friends have already begun planning their vacations. Because Southern California offers some of the best warm weather and sunny sky conditions, it is fair to say that many individuals will be spending time near the beaches, lakes, and pools. Of course, many groups of friends and family will do so while enjoying some tasty, alcoholic beverages. While summer vacation can be enjoyable and worry-free, this time of year can also be one ... 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 »