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4 Connecticut cops in Las Vegas crash; 1 dead, 1 facing DUI charge: reports

Source: foxnews.com A Connecticut police officer was being held on $100,000 bail Saturday, accused of being an impaired driver following a Las Vegas crash that left a fellow officer dead, according to reports. New Haven police Officer Robert Ferraro, 34, a six-year member of the force, was at the wheel of a 2020 Rolls Royce with three other police officers and two women as passengers when the crash occurred around 4 a.m. Friday, FOX 5 of Las Vegas reported. The vehicle went out ... Read More »

Couple arrested for DUI and possessing prohibited paraphernalia

Source: wboy.com CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Salem couple was arrested after the driver was found to be under the influence and the passenger was in the possession of illegal materials. Their vehicle was pulled over in the early morning of Aug. 14 after Maryland State Troopers from the McHenry Barrack pursued them for a possible DUI. The vehicle was stopped on Pig’s Ear Road on Interstate 68. After the driver, Lisa Bonnell, 31, failed to pass the field sobriety test, ... Read More »

Raleigh police arrest, charge 24-year-old in fatal hit and run that left one dead

Source: newsobserver.com Raleigh police have arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning that left one dead. Juan Alejandro Sandoval has been charged with felony death by vehicle, felony hit and run and driving while impaired, the Raleigh Police Department said in a news release Tuesday. Rony Kevin Velasquez, 22, was struck and killed by a pick-up truck just before 2:45 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Sego Court, The News & Observer previously ... Read More »

Woman pleads not guilty to DUI crash that killed 5-year-old daughter

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune Prosecutors allege Kapri Raven Coleman’s blood-alcohol content measured .16 percent — twice the legal driving limit in California A 27-year-old woman who allegedly drove while intoxicated and crashed her car off Interstate 15 near Bonsall, killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her two toddlers, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that include murder. Kapri Raven Coleman is accused in last Wednesday’s crash, in which the California Highway Patrol said her 2009 Hyundai Genesis veered off northbound ... Read More »

Police Discover 2-Year-Old Underneath Truck’s Litter After Grandmother Arrested for DUI

Source: Newsweek.com Police in Memphis, Tennessee, arrested a 51-year-old grandmother on Sunday night for driving under the influence with her 2-year-old grandson unbuckled inside her truck. The arresting officer initially did not notice the presence of the young boy. After the officer placed the woman, identified as Claudia Patterson, in his squad car, he then discovered the 2-year-old in the backseat of the truck. The young boy was undetected at first because Patterson’s truck was reportedly in a state of disarray with items ... Read More »

Driver charged in deadly DUI crash was engaged in sex act, authorities claim

Source: nydailynews.com A man charged with plowing his pickup into a group outside a California bar Friday night, killing one woman and injuring two men, allegedly was receiving oral sex at the time, authorities claim. Alex Corpus Moreno, 32, was charged Wednesday with gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing injury for the fatal collision outside the Agave Sports Bar and Grill in San Jose, court documents obtained by the Daily News confirm. Read More »

Suspect in deadly Lake County DUI crash vanishes, family pleads for help

Source: Clickorlando.com LEESBURG, Fla. – Five years after their mother was killed in a Leesburg drunk driving crash, a family is demanding answers after the suspect vanished. Leesburg police investigators said Lori Ann Dudley, 54, was riding her motorcycle along Highway 441 the night of Aug. 20, 2016, when a vehicle hit her from behind at a stop light. Read More »

New York State Assembly Passes Recreational Marijuana Law

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — They estimate this could being in 375 million dollars a year in revenue. Lawmakers tell CBS 6 they have made an agreement, But critics of legal marijuana are concerned about what this could mean for public safety, specifically about impaired driving. “We have passed the point of legalized cannabis. It’s in New Jersey it’s in Massachusetts,” Governor Cuomo said in a briefing. The text of the bill hasn’t been finalized yet, but Assembly members say the ... Read More »

UPDATE: Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after Nipomo car crash leaves one dead, three injured

Source: ksby.com UPDATE (March 28, 10:42 a.m.) — One person is dead and three others are injured following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Nipomo Saturday night. According to California Highway Patrol officials, CHP officers received a report of a collision involving two cars on Highway 101 northbound, north of West Tefft Street in Nipomo, at approximately 11:12 p.m. Saturday. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Pleads Guilty to Alcohol Consumption in Closed Area; DUI and Other Charge Dropped

Source: https://variety.com/ In a court hearing Wednesday regarding his much-reported November DUI arrest, Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a restricted area but the driving under the influence and reckless driving charges were dropped for lack of evidence. The singer was fined $500 plus fees. “Mr. Springsteen is pleased with the outcome of today’s court appearance,” a statement from his rep reads. “The prosecutor was unable to provide the necessary evidence and facts as it related to the charge of Driving ... Read More »