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Father of victim in DUI crash killing 3 wants international fugitive caught

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Ten months after a crash that killed three of five friends from Weston, justice is on hold for the victims’ families because the 22-year-old man who was behind the wheel has fled the country. Miami Dade prosecutors now consider Luis Grateron a fugitive, and they have an arrest warrant prepared to charge him with three counts each of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter for the deaths of Shelley Rapp, 20, Daniela Hernandez, 21, and Diego Ortiz, 21. Read More »

Woman arrested on DUI manslaughter charge after Pinellas Park crash

PINELLAS PARK — A 27-year-old Tampa woman already on probation for driving under the influence faces a DUI manslaughter charge after crashing into another car early Tuesday, killing the driver and seriously injuring a passenger, police said. Kaylyn Louise Coston was driving west on Park Boulevard at a high rate of speed about 12:45 a.m. when another driver stopped at a stop sign on 64th Way tried to cross Park, pulling out in front of Coston’s 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, according ... Read More »

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline gets no jail time after DUI guilty plea

Another Biden walks free. Joe Biden’s niece Caroline Biden pleaded guilty to DUI on Dec. 3 — and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records said. But the small print shows Biden, 33, won’t see a day behind bars after she negotiated a plea deal with the Montgomery County district attorney. Instead of jail, she got five-plus months of probation, with 20 days of rehab in January counted toward her sentence. The walk-free plea continues ... Read More »

Man Charged in DUI Crash That Killed 12-Year-Old Boy Riding Bike With His Father

A convicted bank robber was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for a DUI collision in Costa Mesa that killed a 12-year-old autistic boy who was riding his bike alongside his father. Richard David Lavalle of Long Beach was scheduled to be arraigned sometime Tuesday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana. He’s being held without bail. The collision happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday at Junipero Drive and Arlington Drive, according to police. Read More »

Berkeley teenager sentenced to prison after deadly DUI crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County judge sentenced a 19-year-old Inwood resident to 3 to 15 years incarceration and a $3,000 fine Friday in the 2019 New Year’s Eve death of an 18-year-old Musselman High School student. Nicholas James Shackleford, 19, had previously entered a guilty plea October 19th to the charge of driving under the influence resulting in death. Berkeley County Circuit Judge R. Steven Redding said Friday he had weighed the victim impact statements from family members and friends ... Read More »

Woman arrested for DUI in Park City after hitting a child with her car

PARK CITY, Utah — A woman is facing a felony DUI charge after hitting a young girl while driving in Park City Friday. Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the call after witnesses say they saw a car driving on the Pinebrook Boulevard sidewalk where it hit the child. The driver, Elizabeth Grambau, told deputies the girl ran out in front of her on the roadway. In a police report, deputies claim Grambau had erratic behavior,and frequently contradicted her ... Read More »

WATCH: Trucker charged with DUI after fiery crash on I-285

A truck driver was arrested on a DUI charge following a fiery crash that snarled traffic on the Perimeter for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon, Dunwoody police said. The wreck occurred in the westbound lanes of I-285 at Chamblee Dunwoody Road about 2:15 p.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. It involved a tractor-trailer and a car-carrier that collided in the left lanes of the outer loop before both trucks slammed into the median wall and caught fire. Read More »

Baltimore police officer found passed out, charged with DUI

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Baltimore Police Officer Adrian Ortiz was arrested for drunk driving after he was found passed out, lying in a street. The incident occurred October 7. Baltimore Police have not provided information on what street the officer was located on. Officials did confirm this is his second arrest in less than three years. It was also reported that the officer lost a personal handgun. Read More »

Baby born to woman killed in DUI accident honors mother’s memory in viral photos

Grab the tissues — you’re going to need them. Photos of an infant born via emergency C-section to a woman who was killed by an allegedly impaired driver recently went viral on Facebook, in a heartbreaking cry against driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Yesenia Aguilar died after being hit by a driver suspected to be under the influence on Aug. 11 in Anaheim, Calif. The 23-year-old, who was 35 weeks pregnant, was walking on a sidewalk and holding hands ... Read More »

19-year-old charged with felony DUI in deadly SC crash

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged with three counts of felony DUI after a deadly crash in Pickens County that happened on Friday afternoon. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened on SC 183 at about 12:22 p.m. The driver of a 2016 Ford Pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a 2014 Toyota head- on. The driver of the Toyota died at the scene. Their identity has not yet been released. Two children ... Read More »