Tuesday , October 15 2019
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    Recent DUI Posts

    O.C. Woman Convicted in DUI Crash That Killed 3 Teens on Spring Break in Huntington Beach

    A woman was found guilty Tuesday of murder in a drunken driving crash that left three Las Vegas teens dead last spring in Huntington Beach, officials said. A jury convicted 29-year-old Bani Duarte on three counts of murder and one count of driving under the influence with a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury in the March 29, 2018, incident, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The crash killed 17-year-olds Brooke Hawley and Albert Rossi and 18-year-old ... Read More »

    Video shows school bus driver accused of DUI rambling, screaming at students

    A video of a Washington school bus driver accused of driving “drunk” showed the woman screaming at students and telling them that she is “totally crazy.” The driver, Catherine Maccarone, 48, resigned from her job last week after being charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment in the Sept. 12 incident, authorities said. The video, which was obtained by NBC affiliate KGW, showed Maccarone completing routes in the Longview School District with elementary and high school students. The video begins with Maccarone talking ... Read More »

    ‘She was drunk:’ Bus driver facing DUI charges after child calls 911 to report her

    A bus driver in Washington is facing charges of driving under the influence and reckless endangerment after a young passenger called 911 to report that she was intoxicated. Catherine Maccarone, 48, was arrested after a child who had just gotten off the bus told police her breath smelled of alcohol, according to audio from the 911 call obtained by several media outlets. The caller told dispatchers he’d tried to get his friends to get off the bus with him but Maccarone wouldn’t let them. “The bus driver, ... Read More »

    Bryan teen accused of hitting woman with car after drinking and doing cocaine: “I don’t deal with the laws”

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A Bryan teen is in jail after police said he was driving drunk, hit a woman with his vehicle and drove away without stopping to help. Pedro Puga, 17, is charged with intoxication assault, evading arrest and accident involving serious bodily injury. It happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of University Drive and South Texas Avenue.  Puga was driving northbound when he hit the woman and continued driving, according to court documents.  A ... Read More »

    10-year-old girl films mom driving drunk, police say

    PHOENIX – A 10-year-old girl recorded video of her mother driving while intoxicated Saturday before calling the police, according to Maricopa County court documents. Stephanie Davis, 31, was arrested Sept. 7 at around 4:15 p.m. in Glendale on suspicion of aggravated DUI, records say. The 10-year-old showed Glendale police the video in which three children under the age of 15 yell at Davis to stop before she gets into an accident, court documents show. Officers said Davis was staggering around outside the car ... Read More »

    • Avoiding a BWI/BUI Arrest on Memorial Day

      Memorial Day weekend begins the boating season throughout the United States.  Enjoying warmer weather with friends and family on beautiful waterways combined with drinking alcohol is an American pastime.  It is not illegal in most states to consume alcohol while driving a boat.  Boaters need to be responsible to ensure that their Memorial Day cheer does not put a dent in their career.  Law enforcement announced increased BWI and BUI enforcement nationwide.  Law enforcement stop boaters for water safety checks without ... Read More »