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L.A. County Coroner’s van caught nearly getting into wreck before DUI arrest

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) – Shocking video caught on a cell phone shows a Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office supervisor drunk driving and nearly causing multiple head-on collisions while behind the wheel of her county-owned Coroner’s van. One family says her arrest resulted in a gap in leadership and played a part in the wrongful cremation of their son. That family is now suing Los Angeles County for negligence. CONTINUE READING BELOW It happened on June 1, 2016 in the 14 ... Read More »

Intoxication manslaughter, illegal entry among charges for man who crashed into family

SAN ANTONIO — We have confirmed the driver from Sunday morning’s deadly crash in South Bexar County is facing multiple charges as he recovers in the hospital. According to Bexar County officials, Jesus Abraham Gonzalez-Moreno, 26, faces four charges of intoxication assault, one DWI and one illegal entry charge. The District Attorney’s office said it will change one of the intoxication assaults to an intoxication manslaughter charge after one victim, 58-year-old Keith Kephart, passed away Monday night. Read More »

Off-Duty Officer Charged With DUI After Car Crashes Into Restaurant, Killing Mother Of 2

CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty police officer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after his car crashed into a restaurant, killing one person in Gresham. Marquita Reed, a nurse and mother of two, died after she was pinned underneath the car that crashed into Tony’s Philly Steak, in the 1700 block of west 87th Street. Read More »

DUI Suspect Arrested in Deadly Chain-Reaction Crash on Temecula Freeway

A man accused of driving while under the influence was arrested after a chain-reaction crash left one person dead, others hurt, and sent a car off the freeway Tuesday. Javier Caldera of Auburn, Washington, 25, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in connection with the crash, authorities said. The crash occurred on Interstate 15 a little before 7:30 a.m. near Rancho California Road, the Riverside County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol said. At least five vehicles in all ... Read More »

Driver accused of striking bicyclist arrested on DUI charge

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston Police arrested a Mount Pleasant woman they say was the driver of a vehicle that struck a bicyclist in downtown Charleston Sunday night. Gabriela Bennett, 23, was arrested on a charge of felony driving under the influence, Charleston Police Lt. Matthew Wojslawowicz said. Police say the accident happened on King Street between Sheppard and Engel Streets at approximately 9:03 p.m. The crash involved a 2012 Subaru Impreza sedan traveling north on King Street that struck ... Read More »

Robbie Valentine charged with DUI in Floyd County

The well-known community leader and former UofL basketball star has been charged with DUI after an incident Saturday night. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Well known community leader and former Clark County School Board member Robbie Valentine is facing DUI charges in New Albany, Indiana. Valentine is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .15 or more. The legal limit in Indiana is .08. Read More »

DUI arrest for driver who crashes on washed out road near Lesterville

LESTERVILLE, S.D. (KELO) — It’s another reminder to not drive past barricades. The South Dakota Highway Patrol sent photos of a SUV that crashed in a washed out gravel road. The crash happened near 430th Avenue, north of Lesterville. Authorities say the driver and passenger were both sent to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver was also arrested for a DUI. Read More »

“Drive high, get a DUI”: Missouri launches first 420 drugged-driving enforcement campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Mo — The number of people driving under the influence of drugs has increased over the years, so much that law enforcement is directing its attention to the specific threat this weekend. Saturday is April 20th or 4/20. MoDOT says it is a day known for cannabis enthusiasts to smoke marijuana. But law enforcement is trying to make sure that drivers who have been doing drugs, don’t drive. Sgt. Jason Pace with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is ... Read More »

Man accused of DUI with 3 children in passenger seat crashes into patrol car, flees scene

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) — A Gainesville man accused of Driving Under the Influence with 3 children in the passenger seat was arrested Sunday after he hit an Alachua County Sheriff’s patrol car and fled the scene, an arrest report says. ACSO deputies charged 50-year-old Tony Johnson with 3 counts of DUI, leaving the scene of a crash resulting in damage, driving without a registered license plate or vehicle and driving without a valid driver’s license. Johnson was approaching a red light ... Read More »