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Woman Arrested for DUI After Driving to ‘Coffee With a Cop’

A Montana woman who police said was stumbling and smelled of alcohol was arrested after driving to a cafe hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event. Great Falls Lt. Doug Mahlum says 66-year-old Charlene Kranitz walked by more than a dozen uniformed officers in Schulte’s Coffeehouse on Wednesday to get to a frozen yogurt machine. The Great Falls Tribune reports ( Mahlum followed the woman to the parking lot, where he saw her vehicle resting against a light pole. He ... Read More »


ROSELLE, Ill. (WLS) — Police in the northwest suburbs stopped a woman they say was driving down the road with a 15-foot tree wedged into the grille of her car. Police say a few weeks ago the car was headed southbound on Roselle Road with the tree wedged into the front. After stopping the driver near Irving Park Road, the officer also noticed the airbags had been deployed, apparently from hitting the tree. Video of the January traffic stop was ... Read More »

Uber Driver Suspected of DUI After Slamming Into Party Bus in San Diego

An Uber driver was facing DUI and resisting arrest charges Thursday after driving through a red light and slamming into a party bus in downtown San Diego, police said.   The crash took place just before midnight Wednesday near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and F Street, said Lt. Dan Smyth with the San Diego Police Department. The Uber driver was traveling south on Sixth Avenue when he ran a red light at F Street and rear ended the back of a ... Read More »

Suspect found guilty in Lodi DUI crash that killed family

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —A San Joaquin County jury found a Lodi man guilty Wednesday of six counts of second-degree murder in a 2013 DUI crash that killed five family members and an unborn baby in Lodi. Ryan Morales was also found guilty of driving under the influence and numerous other charges. Morales was arrested a few weeks after the October 2013 crash that killed Luis Miranda, his wife Vivian Rodriguez, who was seven months pregnant, as well as three of ... Read More »

New York judge arrested for DUI on her way to court

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS) – Authorities say a Rochester judge has been arrested on a drunken driving charge after being pulled over on her way to court. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley says Judge Leticia Astacio was arrested Saturday morning after being stopped by New York State troopers on Interstate 490. New York State troopers say they were dispatched to I-490 westbound near Mount Read Boulevard around 8 a.m. Saturday for an accident involving one car, reports CBS affiliate WROC. Read More »

Man in clown costume arrested for DUI

Investigators said there was nothing funny about it. Officers in Alabama arrested a man wearing a clown costume for driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday. Another driver reported 51-year-old Joel Sloan’s red Ford SUV weaving in and out of traffic on a road in Jefferson County, according to Fox 6. After a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over, Sloan said he’d had only a few drinks at a nearby restaurant, according to investigators. Still, they booked him on the DUI ... Read More »

Jacksonville mayor arrested, charged with DUI, impersonating officer

Telfair County sheriff’s deputies arrested the appointed mayor of Jacksonville Monday on charges of driving under the influence of drugs. Sheriff Chris Steverson says John Dopson, who was driving a city police car when he was stopped on U.S. 441 near Ga. 117, is also charged with impersonating a police officer. Dopson was pulled over at about 4:30 p.m. and remains in Telfair County jail, Steverson said Tuesday morning. Dopson’s arrest is the result of an investigation which was initiated ... Read More »

Colorado Springs man gets prison time for 10th DUI

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado Springs man has been sentenced to three years in prison after his 10th DUI conviction. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that 54-year-old William Randall Nance was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to drunken driving. His most recent DUI charge comes from a Labor Day crash in Colorado Springs. Nance faced up to six years in prison under recently toughened DUI laws. The judge could also have imposed probation or a community-based incarceration program. Nance’s ... Read More »

Former Longhorn Vince Young apologizes after DWI arrest

9 p.m. update: In a statement published Monday evening in his Facebook account, former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young apologized to the people who look up to him and his employers for his driving while intoxicated arrest Sunday night. “Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I would like my friends, family and fans to know that I do not condone drinking and driving in any way whatsoever,” Young said in the statement. “I am very disappointed in ... Read More »