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DUI News Staff Writer

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 »

Seal Beach police arrest Long Beach DUI driver who allegedly killed pedestrian in crash

Police arrested a Long Beach DUI driver after she allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian with an SUV on Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Seal Beach Police Department. On Sunday just after midnight, the SBPD responded to the area of Pacific Coast Highway near Temescal Canyon Road regarding a crash, and upon arrival, officers found a male pedestrian unresponsive after he had been struck by a vehicle, police said. Officers immediately began lifesaving efforts, but the pedestrian had died ... Read More »

Tennessee Titans’ Isaiah Wilson arrested on DUI charge in Nashville after crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee Titans’ first-round pick Isaiah Wilson was arrested on a DUI charge Friday night following a crash, Metro Police said. Wilson, 21, registered a .107% on a breath alcohol test, police said. The legal limit is .08%. Witnesses told police Wilson lost control of his car while doing “donuts” in the intersection on 25th Avenue North and Charlotte Avenue. Wilson’s Dodge Charger ended up hitting a concrete wall. Interim Metro Police Chief John Drake said during a ... Read More »

California Highway Patrol PSA focuses on survivor of DUI crash that killed family, impact of drunken driving

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A new public service announcement produced by the California Highway Patrol focuses on the deaths of a Valley Center family in a 2017 DUI-related crash and its impact on an officer and his niece, the lone survivor of the tragedy. In November 2017, the Latulippe family were traveling in Austin, Texas, when a drunken driver crashed into their vehicle. Scott Latulippe, his wife Nancy, and their 14-year-old son Jackson died in the wreck. Ten-year-old Kiera Latulippe ... Read More »

Driver charged in fatal DUI crash

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Chesterfield County say a man is charged with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash that killed a 20-year-old man. News sources report Chesterfield police say 20-year-old Francisco J. Beltran Perez is also charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, disregarding a traffic light and driving without a Virginia operator’s license. According to police, Beltran Perez was driving west on Meadowdale Boulevard on Aug, 16 when he ran a red ... Read More »

Mich. public safety director on leave after DUI arrest following crash

Geoffrey Smith, public safety director for the City of Sturgis, has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after an early morning crash. Smith has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation from his job. Sturgis city officials said early Sunday Smith was off-duty when the vehicle he was in crashed into an SUV in the 600 block of North Lakeview Avenue. The force of the crash pushed the SUV into another car, which then struck a minivan, ... Read More »

Jupiter police: Driver in fatal DUI crash told officers she’d just killed someone

JUPITER — Moments after a crash Saturday night in Jupiter left a bicyclist dead, a motorist told police she’d just killed someone, she shouldn’t have been driving and she was going to jail, according to a police report. Janelle Nutting, 32, of Riviera Beach is charged with DUI manslaughter in the death of Tyler W. Thomas, 31, of Juno Beach. She is free on $50,000 bond. Steven Bell, Nutting’s attorney, said Monday she’d pleaded not guilty and, because of “the infancy of the case,” he did not ... Read More »

NHP finds 6 pounds of heroin during DUI stop in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Nevada Highway Patrol troopers made a major drug bust overnight, finding over six pounds of heroin. Law enforcement made the discovery late Thursday night during a DUI investigation in the Las Vegas valley. According to authorities, the driver in the vehicle was taken into custody and the six pounds of heroin were confiscated during a vehicle search. NHP’s Southern Command called the drugs found “poison” that won’t make it in to the Clark County community. Read More »