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Chris Kattan Avoids Jail Time in DUI Crash Sentencing

Six months after Chris Kattan was arrested on suspicion of a DUI, the former Saturday Night Live funnyman received his sentence. The 43-year-old comedian is required to pay a $500 fine, attend a three-month alcohol program, 104 Narcotics Anonymous classes, and will be on probation for the next three years, CBS Los Angeles confirmed. Additionally, he’s forbidden from driving with any drugs in his system, unless he has a valid prescription, and has to participate in the Hospital and Morgue Program, where the idea is to ... Read More »

Auburn man suspected of DUI dies in holding cell

OPELIKA — Authorities in Lee County say an Auburn man who was arrested for a suspected DUI died in a cell hours after being taken to the Lee County jail. Officials say 23-year-old James Hubbard was arrested Friday and was put in a holding cell for observation that evening. Sheriff Jay Jones tells the Opelika-Auburn News that corrections staff said Hubbard didn’t show any signs of severe medical issues when he was brought in. Corrections staff later found the man ... Read More »

Sober or Slammer campaign aimed at ending SC DUI deaths

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – They say nearly half of all deadly crashes here in the Palmetto State involve a driver that’s impaired. As the summer winds down, you may start to see more troopers on the roadway. The 100 deadly days of summer may be coming to an end, but state Highway Patrol troopers aren’t letting up on efforts to catch drunk drivers. The Sober or Slammer campaign is underway, and it’s aimed at ending DUI deaths. Law enforcement and ... Read More »

NEW LAW: First-time DUI offenders must have ignition interlock devices on vehicles

Shelton, Conn — A bill-signing ceremony took place Aug. 11 to commemorate the ratification of a new law that will require ignition interlocking devices be installed on vehicles of first-time DUI offenders beginning in mid- 2015. The new law, which takes effect July 1, 2015, makes a number of changes intended to deter driving under the influence (DUI). This includes strengthening the state’s ignition interlock requirements by authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administratively require the devices be ... Read More »

Justin Bieber to take anger-management course as part of Miami careless-driving plea deal

Seven months after international pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in South Beach for driving under the influence, his case is expected to conclude Wednesday in a plea deal that includes an anger-management class. But Beliebers, don’t bother showing up to Miami criminal court — the Canadian paparazzi-magnet is not expected to appear at the Wednesday afternoon hearing. The state is expected to drop the DUI charge, and his lawyers will accept a guilty plea for careless driving and resisting ... Read More »