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‘Affluenza’ DUI Case: Never-Before-Seen Deposition Tapes Reveal New Details of Fatal Crash, Teen’s Upbringing

Never-before-seen deposition tapes reveal new details of how Texas teen Ethan Couch and his parents viewed his privileged upbringing that became the core of his defense in the so-called “Affluenza” DUI case. The deposition tapes, which were obtained by ABC News, are from a 2013 civil suit brought against Couch, his parents Tonya and Fred Couch, and the family’s multimillion-dollar sheet metal company Cleburne Sheet Metal after the teenager killed four people and paralyzed another in a fatal DUI car ... Read More »

Khloé Kardashian’s Friend Malika Haqq Makes a Public Apology After Being Arrested for DUI

Malika Haqq, best friend of Khloé Kardashian and current star ofKeeping Up with the Kardashiansspinoff Dash Dolls, tweeted a public apology Saturday following her DUI arrest earlier this week. “My bruises don’t meet my shame. Learn from the error in my ways,” Haqq, 32, wrote in a note attached to a blank Tweet. “Save others, save yourself.” Read More »

College Students and Substance Abuse

Survey Suggests College Students have a High Risk of Substance Abuse A recent survey suggests that college students are less likely than those not attending college to be warned by healthcare professionals of the risks and dangers of abusing drugs or alcohol. This survey is extremely troubling because current college enrollees are “binge drinking” or drinking to an extreme in a short period of time. The results of the survey raise the question- why are these young students in college ... Read More »

Woman facing DUI manslaughter charges re-arrested

A Tallahassee woman schedule to go on trial next month for DUI manslaughter was arrested on charges she violated her terms of pretrial release. Sarah Walker, 25, was involved in an April 2014 fatal crash that killed school bus driver William “Rusty” Fowler and was ordered by a judge to wear a SCRAM ankle monitoring bracelet and abstain from using alcohol. Read More »

Chicago police DUI checkpoints still concentrated in minority neighborhoods

Months after revealing the Chicago Police Department set up sobriety checkpoints almost exclusively in African-American and Latino communities, the Tribune has found that the pattern continues. Between March and August, Chicago police scheduled 14 roadside checks, pulling over drivers randomly to check for drunken driving and other violations. Nine of the checks were in majority black police districts. Four checkpoints occurred in a predominantly Latino districts. There was one in a majority white area. That’s despite the fact that the ... Read More »

Citizen’s Arrest or Vigilante Justice?

A recent decision by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed that a private citizen may conduct a traffic stop on another private citizen. State v. Wilburn, (Tenn. Crim. App. 2015), was brought to the court’s attention on a certified question of law regarding the denial of the Defendant’s motion to suppress (make inadmissible) all evidence collected against him due to an unconstitutional traffic stop. The Wilburn case involved a driver being pulled over and eventually arrested by a ... Read More »

KCOY News Anchor Paula Lopez Arrested on Charges of DUI, Assaulting Officers

A well-known local television news anchor was arrested in Goleta on Sunday night on charges of DUI and assaulting an officer after a wrong-way driving incident on Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol. Paula Lopez Ochoa, 50, of Santa Barbara, was taken into custody at about 9 p.m. Lopez, who has worked for local station KEYT News for decades and currently anchors the news for sister station KCOY, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, CHP Officer Jonathan ... Read More »

SUSPECT CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, DUI AFTER OFF-DUTY OFFICER KILLED IN NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Vehicular homicide and DUI charges have been filed against a 59-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene. Louis Vogwill, 59, of the 6100 block of Loretto Street, is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Homicide by Vehicle, Homicide by Vehicle-DUI, DUI- Alcohol or Drugs, and related offenses. Read More »