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Man Convicted in Placentia DUI Crash That Killed Mother, 2 Young Daughters Walking Home From Party

A man was convicted Friday in a drunken driving crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her two young daughters who were crossing a street in Placentia, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced. Nicholas Stephen Muñoz, 28, of Placentia, pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated, with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury, according to a news release. Read More »

Drugged Driving Now More Dangerous than Alcohol

The crime of Driving Under the Influence (DUI, DWI, OWI, etc.) may be committed by driving while impaired due to any intoxicant or combination of intoxicants.  These include, among other intoxicants, alcohol, prescribed medication or illegal drugs.   A 2016 study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (“GHSA”) shows a trend in fatal drug related crashes surpassing deadly accidents involving alcohol. Experts say this trend derives from states legalizing marijuana combined with the current opioid epidemic in America. According to ... Read More »

Vince Vaughn Grins in Mugshot Released After DUI Arrest in California

Vince Vaughn‘s mugshot has been released after the actor was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning for a DUI and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. The 48-year-old Wedding Crashers star — whose male passenger was also reportedly booked for obstruction and public intoxication — is seen grinning in the photo. A rep for Vaughn did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment. Vaughn was pulled over between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach after midnight at a DUI checkpoint, police previously confirmed to PEOPLE. ... Read More »

MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT CLARIFIES PENALTIES FOR DRIVING ON LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR BREATH TEST FAILURE OR REFUSAL

In Commonwealth v. Nascimento, SJC-12442 (June 5, 2018) the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently corrected a long-standing practice of the lower courts sentencing drivers operating on a license suspended for administrative reasons related to OUI (such as breath test failure or refusal) to the same mandatory jail time required for someone operating on a license suspended for an OUI conviction. The statute mandates a minimum sixty-day sentence for anyone convicted of operating on a license that has been suspended on ... Read More »

Police: Santa Rosa DUI suspect hits two cars

A suspected drunken driver crashed into two parked vehicles early Monday and then walked away from the wreck, Santa Rosa police said. Officers called to the 3:10 a.m. crash on Leo Drive in Roseland found an unoccupied Honda Civic on a sidewalk and two damaged vehicles parked along the road. They spotted a man with a bloody hand walking a few blocks from the crash and determined he was the Honda’s driver, police said in a statement. Severiano Gabriel Alcantra, ... Read More »

How Tim Saved Romeo and Almost Went to Prison!

  How Tim Rescued his Dog, and Almost Went to Prison.  The Story of the Case Tim is a Wisconsin guy. He loves to hunt, fish, and to tip a few beers. His best friend is Romeo, his black lab. About twenty years ago, Tim had four drunk driving convictions, and a couple of other misdemeanors. After that he stayed out of trouble – until one day when he went ice fishing. Tim is a dump truck driver. He lives ... Read More »

Several Drivers Arrested for DUI as Bay Area Officers Step Up Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

Several people across the Bay Area have been arrested for driving under the influence this Memorial Day weekend as law enforcement personnel step up patrols during a maximum enforcement period. An 18-year-old driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs after the SUV he was driving overturned along southbound Highway 101 just south of the Robin Williams Tunnel in Marin County Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, who has ... Read More »

Pike County teacher arrested on DUI charges

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – One Pike County teacher was arrested Friday morning on DUI charges. An officer with Kentucky State Police Post 9 said he noticed Joshua Preece was not wearing a seatbelt and pulled him over. It happened on US 119 in the Zebulon community of Pike County around 10 A.M. Officials with KSP say after stopping the vehicle and talking to Preece, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Preece is a ... Read More »

Am I Stoned? A New Phone App

According to Inverse.com, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has now created a mobile phone app that can determine if you are impaired due to marijuana consumption. The app, presented by Elisa Pabon, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago, is called, “Am I Stoned?” The app, while not yet ready for distribution, tracks performance on certain digital tasks performed on one’s smart phone. Surprisingly, the most accurate assessments of impairment came from the study participants.  “With regard to ... Read More »

2 Harley riders are dead — and 2 separate drivers are charged with DUI, police say

Two Harley-Davidson riders are dead, their passengers have been hospitalized and two other drivers are facing multiple charges, including DUI, after a multi-vehicle collision in South Carolina. John Wilson Ruley Jr., 45, and Thomas Edward Burdette, 57, were the motorcycle drivers who were killed in the crash Saturday, according to Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox, indexjournal.com reported. Both Ruley, who was riding a 2015 Harley-Davidson, and Burdette, who was driving a 2005 Harley, had female passenger, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol ... Read More »