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Roseville man killed in head-on, DUI crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon after getting hit head-on by a drunken driver in Sutter County, the California Highway Patrol said. Officers arrested 33-year-old Zachary Becker, of Rio Linda. CHP said he was booked into Sutter County Jail on charges of DUI, vehicular manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment. The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. on Riego Road, west of Highway 99. Becker was going west when the vehicle drifted into Ayala’s path and crashed head-on, CHP said. ... Read More »

Razorback Freshman Wide Receiver Charged With DUI

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police arrest Arkansas Razorbacks freshman wide receiver Michael Woods Saturday.  Washington County court records shows him  charged with driving under the influence, minor in possession of alcohol, and improper U-turn. Court records show he was released shortly after posting an $1,100 bond. Woods is scheduled to appear at a hearing on Monday. Woods enrolled early at Arkansas after committing to the Razorbacks over multiple other schools including Washington State, Texas Tech and Virginia. ESPN and 247Sports ranked him as ... Read More »

Man arrested for DUI says he wasn’t drinking while driving, just at ‘stop signs’

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida had an ineffective defense. During the June 27 arrest, 69-year-old Earle Stevens told officers he hadn’t been drinking and driving – he’d only been drinking at “stop signs,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Treasure Coast News. Police received a 911 call after a McDonald’s drive-thru customer in Vero Beach complained of a driver behind her repeatedly bumping her car. Indian River County sheriff’s deputies found Stevens ... Read More »

Former LAPD sergeant imprisoned for Rodney King beating charged with DUI

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for his role in the Rodney King beating has been charged with driving under the influence. Stacey Koon, 67, faces two misdemeanor counts for a car crash in May near Castaic. Police said Koon hit a parked car but was not hurt. Koon and three other Los Angeles Police Department officers were charged with excessive force for the 1991 beating of King. The acquittal of the officers ... Read More »

UPDATE | Driver involved in DUI crash arrested and charged for DUI drugs and other violations

UPDATE | Georgia State Patrol tells News 12 NBC 26 the driver who hit three children on an off-road vehicle was driving too fast for conditions and was arrested and charged for several charges including a DUI of Drugs. GSP said 29-year-old Amanda Holsomback was traveling north on Boll Weevil Road approaching a left curve. State Patrol said Holsomback rounded the curve just as a group of three children in a Polaris off-road vehicle were turning around in a driveway. ... Read More »

Man Convicted in Placentia DUI Crash That Killed Mother, 2 Young Daughters Walking Home From Party

A man was convicted Friday in a drunken driving crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her two young daughters who were crossing a street in Placentia, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced. Nicholas Stephen Muñoz, 28, of Placentia, pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated, with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury, according to a news release. Read More »

Vince Vaughn Grins in Mugshot Released After DUI Arrest in California

Vince Vaughn‘s mugshot has been released after the actor was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning for a DUI and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. The 48-year-old Wedding Crashers star — whose male passenger was also reportedly booked for obstruction and public intoxication — is seen grinning in the photo. A rep for Vaughn did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment. Vaughn was pulled over between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach after midnight at a DUI checkpoint, police previously confirmed to PEOPLE. ... Read More »

Police: Santa Rosa DUI suspect hits two cars

A suspected drunken driver crashed into two parked vehicles early Monday and then walked away from the wreck, Santa Rosa police said. Officers called to the 3:10 a.m. crash on Leo Drive in Roseland found an unoccupied Honda Civic on a sidewalk and two damaged vehicles parked along the road. They spotted a man with a bloody hand walking a few blocks from the crash and determined he was the Honda’s driver, police said in a statement. Severiano Gabriel Alcantra, ... Read More »

Several Drivers Arrested for DUI as Bay Area Officers Step Up Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

Several people across the Bay Area have been arrested for driving under the influence this Memorial Day weekend as law enforcement personnel step up patrols during a maximum enforcement period. An 18-year-old driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs after the SUV he was driving overturned along southbound Highway 101 just south of the Robin Williams Tunnel in Marin County Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, who has ... Read More »