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DUI News Staff Writer

UPDATE: Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after Nipomo car crash leaves one dead, three injured

Source: ksby.com UPDATE (March 28, 10:42 a.m.) — One person is dead and three others are injured following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Nipomo Saturday night. According to California Highway Patrol officials, CHP officers received a report of a collision involving two cars on Highway 101 northbound, north of West Tefft Street in Nipomo, at approximately 11:12 p.m. Saturday. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Pleads Guilty to Alcohol Consumption in Closed Area; DUI and Other Charge Dropped

Source: https://variety.com/ In a court hearing Wednesday regarding his much-reported November DUI arrest, Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a restricted area but the driving under the influence and reckless driving charges were dropped for lack of evidence. The singer was fined $500 plus fees. “Mr. Springsteen is pleased with the outcome of today’s court appearance,” a statement from his rep reads. “The prosecutor was unable to provide the necessary evidence and facts as it related to the charge of Driving ... Read More »

Charleston police arrest Citadel cadet in fatal DUI involving pedestrian

Source: postandcourier.com Charleston police have arrested a 22-year-old Citadel cadet in a fatal late-night DUI crash. Anthony Francis Troiani is charged with one count of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death, according to jail records. He was released Feb. 15, the day after the crash, on $75,000 bail, records show. Officers were called at 10:22 p.m. Feb. 14 to the area in front of 685 King St., the address for the Recovery Room Tavern. Troiani was driving ... Read More »

Utah law enforcement agencies to increase DUI patrols on Super Bowl Sunday

Source: FOX 13 – Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY — 25 Utah law enforcement agencies will add overtime shifts to crack down on impaired driving on Super Bowl Sunday. “Whether or not the game goes into overtime, Utah’s law enforcement officers will be working DUI overtime shifts to deter, detect and stop impaired drivers. Whatever your plans for watching the Super Bowl are if they include drinking, make sure they don’t include driving,” a news release from the Utah Department of ... Read More »

Both drivers arrested on DUI charges in crash that kills 90-year-old woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 90-year-old female passenger died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, and police arrested both drivers on DUI charges. The collision occurred just after 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of Karen Avenue and S. Lamb Boulevard in the east valley. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers report that the woman was a passenger in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra traveling eastbound on Karen at Lamb. Officers said the Hyundai failed to yield right of way and collided with ... Read More »

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 »