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$275K bail set for motorist charged with reckless homicide, DUI

A judge Monday set bail at $275,000 for a Logan Square man charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI after he ran a light and struck a postal truck, killing a passenger in his Jeep, prosecutors said. Jimmy Payton, 27, was behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee in the 3800 block of West Congress Parkway around 3:20 a.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at a red light and collided with the truck being driven by a 55-year-old postal ... Read More »

DUI charges under review in fatal car-motorcycle crash in Champaign

URBANA — Prosecutors are reviewing criminal charges filed Tuesday against a Champaign man accused of drunk driving in the wake of the victim’s death. Chad Berry, 31, of the 600 block of West White Street, was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with a collision with a motorcyclist at the intersection of White and State streets in Champaign. Champaign police Lt. Robert Rea said Berry was driving west on White Street at 3:35 p.m. and either stopped for the stop sign ... Read More »

Airman arrested for possible DUI on Okinawa

OKINAWA CITY, Okinawa — A U.S. airman was taken into custody after being pulled over for driving erratically around 4:30 a.m. Monday and then failing a Breathalyzer test, according to a police spokesman in Okinawa City. Staff Sgt. Christopher Aaron Platte, 27, assigned to Kadena Air Base, was driving in the Chatan area near the Jagaru highway intersection when police spotted a car moving in a zigzag manner, the spokesman said. Read More »

Debby Ryan won’t go to jail for DUI

Disney darling Debby Ryan pled no contest in her DUI case and is on probation for the next three years, TMZ reports. Ryan was able to avoid jail time, but she must also complete three months in a DUI program and do community service. The “Jessie” star was arrested back in April for driving under the influence. After her arrest, she tweeted an apology to her young fan base. “Over the last few days I have had the chance to ... Read More »

Nashville assistant DA suspended for DUI arrest

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – An assistant district attorney in Davidson County has been suspended for one month without pay after being arrested on DUI charges on last weekend. Amy Hunter has been suspended after her arrest in Williamson County. “This past weekend General Hunter was charged in Williamson County for driving while intoxicated,” said District Attorney General Glenn Funk in a statement. “She immediately reported this violation to me and has already pled guilty as charged in Williamson County court. Read More »

Update: Bond set for driver charged with DUI after fatal I-77 crash in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL One woman was killed and another charged with DUI after a crash on Interstate 77 in Rock Hill on Thursday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Jeannine Valdes, 35, was charged with felony DUI resulting death, according to jail records. She was placed in the Moss Justice Center, and a judge set her bond at $75,000 Friday afternoon. York County Coroner Sabrina Gast on Friday identified the person killed in the crash as 23-year-old Lacee Sullivan of Monroe, ... Read More »

OHP: I-44 Wrong Way Driver Arrested For DUI After Tulsa Crash

TULSA, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a pickup driver involved in a wrong way head-on crash on Interstate 44 in west Tulsa early Monday. Troopers said the DUI crash happened just before 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes near West 55 Place. The OHP says Ronald McDonald III, 24, of Broken Arrow, was headed east in the westbound lanes when his white Dodge pickup hit a black pickup headed west.  Troopers said a family of three, including a baby ... Read More »

PREGNANT WOMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DEADLY DUI CRASH

Ooley wasn’t at her arraignment in person, instead, her charges were read to her via video conference. Madera County District Attorney, David Linn, said, “It appeared that she was very confused.” Ooley is between six to eight months pregnant and the gravity of the situation is starting to sink in. She’s accused of killing a man in a DUI crash on Highway 41, Friday night. Linn said her blood alcohol level was 0.32, which is four times the legal limit. ... Read More »

Former Colts QB Jack Trudeau apologizes at DUI sentencing

Nearly a year ago, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau was pulled over for drunken driving, let expletives fly at police officers and threatened an officer that he was “going to light (him) up.” On Thursday, his attorney said, Trudeau stood in court a healthier man and apologized to the officer. “He’s very regretful of his behavior,” said Trudeau’s attorney, Dan Coffey. “He has really turned it around from a year ago.” Trudeau was arrested in Zionsville in July after ... Read More »

SUSPECT DIES AFTER CHASE IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A suspect died after a short chase ended in a crash in North Hollywood, police said. The chase began around 1:35 p.m. and ended less than three minutes later when the vehicle crashed into a big rig near Magnolia Boulevard and Satsuma Avenue, police said. The pursuit started after police attempted to pull over a driver on Magnolia Boulevard for reckless driving and driving without plates on the vehicle, police said. Los Angeles Police ... Read More »