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CHICAGO (WLS) — Bond was set at $100,000 for a Chicago police officer charged with a felony DUI in a crash that critically injured a pedestrian in Belmont Heights. Officer Erin Mowry, 40, was off-duty when he crashed his 1997 Mercedes near Belmont and Olcott avenues around 1:20 a.m. on July 18, prosecutors said. His vehicle struck a woman, identified by relatives as Courtney Still, who was crossing the street. Read More »

Fourth Person Dies After Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 75

TULSA, Oklahoma – A fourth person has died following a wrong-way crash on Highway 75 last weekend. Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Zachary Cole Fuller of Bartlesville died during the night Sunday at St. John Hospital. Christian Loiler, the driver of the car that was going the wrong way, is in Tulsa County Jail charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More »

Beck case falls in gray area of DUI law

A video that runs more than 90 minutes captures state Rep. Carson “Bill” Beck’s DUI arrest, but a judge has ruled the crucial piece happens in the first seconds. That’s the time when, according to police and the video, Beck’s pickup crosses partly into the center turn lane of Woodland Street in the early hours of April 17. On Tuesday, Cheatham County Judge Phillip Maxey dismissed the case, finding that the single line-crossing was not enough for Metro Officer Bradley ... Read More »

Nuggets’ Ty Lawson to enter private alcohol treatment after DUI

DENVER — Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson won’t face DUI charges in California and Colorado until completing a 30-day residential treatment program, a Denver judge ruled Friday. The troubled point guard attended a pretrial hearing Friday in Denver, in which his lawyer said Lawson enters treatment Saturday at Cliffside Malibu, a celebrity rehabilitation center in California that treats patients with addiction and psychiatric issues. Read More »

Ty Lawson arrested on suspicion of DUI for second time this year

Ty Lawson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning, the Denver Nuggets point guard’s second DUI arrest in less than six months. California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy says Lawson was driving at a high rate of speed before being pulled over around 2 a.m. local time Tuesday on state Route 101 in Hollywood. Read More »

Police: Burlington officer suspected of DUI

Burlington Police Officer Leanne Werner was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following a serious two-car crash Sunday evening, St. Albans Police Department said in a news release. Acting Burlington Police Chief Jannine Wright said Werner was placed on administrative leave following the crash. Werner’s blood-alcohol content according to a roadside test was 0.081 percent, St. Albans Chief Gary Taylor said Monday morning. Legally, a driver is considered impaired at 0.08 percent. Read More »

John Stamos Enters Rehab After DUI Arrest

Actor John Stamos has entered rehab for substance abuse. According to People, the actor checked himself into a residential program for substance abuse treatment, following Stamos’ arrest and hospitalization for a DUI in June. Production on Stamos’ next project, “Grandfathered,” is not expected to be affected. The Fox laffer is slated to premiere Sept. 29, with production scheduled to begin in mid-August. Read More »

Cops: DUI driver who caused triple fatal wreck attempted to flee

The alleged drunk driver accused of causing a triple fatal crash Sunday morning attempted to leave the scene in a Good Samaritan’s vehicle, DeKalb police said. DeKalb County police spokesman Capt. S.R. Fore said Monday that 27-year-old Marvin Lynch had been arrested in connection with the wreck at the intersection of Marbut Road and Lithonia Industrial Boulevard. Lynch, a Marietta resident, is being held at the DeKalb County jail on three counts of vehicular homicide and individual charges of DUI, ... Read More »

Cops: DUI suspect ran red light, caused fatal SE Atlanta crash

A suspected drunk driver triggered the three-car crash that left one person dead Saturday afternoon in southeast Atlanta, police said. Atlanta police spokesman Officer Ralph Woolfolk said investigators believe the alleged drunk driver, identified as Brandon Thomas, was driving his Honda Civic north on Moreland Avenue when he ran the red light at Memorial Drive. The Civic collided with a Nissan Maxima driving west on Memorial Drive. Read More »