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Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI following crash on Highway 41 in Northeast Fresno

Source: ABC30 Digital Team KFSN FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A suspected DUI driver is in custody following a crash in Northeast Fresno. It happened on Highway 41 near Bullard Avenue just before midnight Saturday. California Highway Patrol officers say a woman was driving southbound on Highway 41 when she rear-ended another car. No one was injured. The woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI The far right lane of the highway was closed for nearly an hour but has since reopened. Read More »

Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas jailed on OWI, leaving scene charges after early morning crash

Source: Jake Allen and Kayla Dwyer, Indianapolis Star Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail early Wednesday morning, according to police. Lucas, who represents House District 69, is facing preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing endangerment, leaving the scene of a crash and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, booking records from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office show. Politics: Brown County GOP adds to history of ugly, offensive online posts ... Read More »

Man arrested pedaling bike while intoxicated

A man was arrested for DUI on a bicycle on April 14 on the small resort island of Sanibel, off the southwest coast of Florida. Police say he was riding without lights, which caused them to stop him. Read the rest of the news item here. A lot of folks wonder if DUI on a bicycle is even an arrestable offense in Florida. The short answer is YES. The Florida Third District Court of Appeals ruled in State v. Howard, ... Read More »

Half of Manhattan’s drunk-driving cases got dismissed in 2022 due to Albany reforms

Source: By Rich Calder and Matthew Sedacca Drunk drivers are getting a free ride in New York City. Nearly half of all drinking-and-driving offenses in Manhattan were tossed out of court last year – as dismissal rates soared over five times higher than they were before state lawmakers enacted a controversial evidence reform law in 2020, records show. Of the 262 drunk-driving cases handled by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office in 2022, 128 – or 49%—were dismissed on technicalities ... Read More »

APD lieutenant faces DUI charges, flees hospital after agreeing to a blood test, GSP says

Source: WSBTV – By Candace McCowan PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — An Atlanta Police Lieutenant is on “non-enforcement status” after he was charged with driving under the influence in Paulding County. According to Georgia State Patrol, Ayana’s SUV was found crashed off the roadway along Macland Road near Mount Tabor Church Road just after midnight, Sunday morning. A trooper who responded said “he could smell alcohol on Mr. Anaya’s breath,” and inside the vehicle the Trooper spotted an open Modelo beer ... Read More »

Man faces DUI charge following traffic stop in Spartanburg

Source: by: Bethany Fowler (WSPA) A man is facing a driving under the influence charge following a traffic stop Wednesday evening in Spartanburg. According to the Spartanburg Police Department, an officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:54 p.m. at E. Saint John Street and Oakland Avenue due to a vehicle with no tail lights. Once the vehicle came to a stop, in the middle of the roadway, the officer identified the driver as Ousvin Kenekham, 21, of Spartanburg. Police said once ... Read More »

Warwick School Committee member to be arraigned on assault, DUI charge

Source: NBC 10 NEWS A Warwick School Committee member is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges including assault and DUI. The Warwick Police Department told NBC 10 that it received a report of Karen Bachus’ car driving erratically in the area of City Hall last month. After performing standard field sobriety tests, the department says officers decided to take Bachus to police headquarters. The department says Bachus was asked to stay seated and as she tried to walk away, ... Read More »

Martin County man killed by drunk driver with 3 previous DUI convictions, investigators say

Source: MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — It wasn’t his first, second, or even third DUI. Investigators said Michael Holder, 57, was arrested for his fourth DUI after causing a deadly drunk driving crash. An arrest report from Florida Highway Patrol said Holder was driving with a blood alcohol content of .23, nearly triple the legal limit, when he drove into the wrong lanes on Dixie Highway and Grafton Avenue, sideswiped a Jeep, and hit a Cadillac head-on. Kyle Bradshaw, 31, ... Read More »

Wrong-way driver arrested near Mesa facing aggravated DUI charges; drove 11 miles, DPS says

Source: 3TV/CBS 5 A wrong-way driver is now in custody after being accused of driving under the influence near Mesa late Sunday night. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, multiple 911 calls were received of a driver going eastbound in the westbound lanes of SR-202 near Alma School just before midnight. With the assistance of the police helicopters and troopers in the area, they were able to locate the driver still heading the wrong way near Recker Road. ... Read More »

Hillsborough sheriff’s office employee arrested for DUI, wrong-way driving, officials say

Source: TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) A civilian employee with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has been suspended without pay after being arrested on a DUI charge, according to officials. An arrest report filed by the Treasure Island Police Department said Mona Rodriguez, 48, of Gibsonton was seen driving in the wrong direction on a one-way road Saturday evening. Treasure Island police said the woman had bloodshot eyes and had unsteady balance once she was pulled over. Read More »