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Wrong Way Driver Charged With DUI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Officers used spike strips to stop a wrong way driver and arrest her on DUI charges overnight. Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, officers spotted Jacqueline Connor driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Briley Parkway near County Hospital Road. She was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed and refused to stop when officers tried to pull her over. Read More »

Bartender on trial for fatal DUI wreck

Helena, MT – Independent Record A jury deliberated for more than two hours without coming to a verdict Tuesday in the trial of a Helena bartender accused of over-serving alcohol to a woman who later killed two people in a drunk driving crash. William Gleed was on trial Tuesday for the charges of obstructing a police officer and two counts of serving alcohol to an intoxicated person. Read More »

Serial DUI Offender Pleads Guilty In Death Of Chester County Man, Victim’s Family Speaks Out

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A Chester County man pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI crash that took the life of a 24-year-old man. He’ll face 8-17 years when he is sentenced in May. Now, the victim’s family is working with the District Attorney’s office to get stiffer penalties for repeat-DUI offenders. 50-year-old Robert Landis pleaded guilty to three charges, including Homicide by Vehicle DUI for his part in a crash that killed 24-year-old Liam Crowley in Westtown Township in ... Read More »

18 years after deadly DUI crash, man arrested again

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) –Almost two decades after a Richmond man was sentenced for killing a 68-year-old woman while driving under the influence, he was arrested again on DUI charges. Police arrested Lawrence Brew, 54, of Richmond for driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit a chemical test last Tuesday. According to officials, an officer stopped Lawrence’s car on Route 138 for following too closely and leaving the travel lane. Read More »

Kodak man killed, 2 injured in DUI crash

KODAK (WATE) – Drugs and alcohol are to blame for a deadly crash that claimed the life of a Kodak man and injured two others in Sevier County on Sunday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the accident happened just after 5 p.m. on the 3600 block of Hickman Road in Kodak. Troopers say 29-year-old Thomas Oitting, of Kodak, was driving southbound when he crossed the center line and hit a Mitsubishi Eclipse head-on. Read More »

Lightning’s Ryan Malone arrested on DUI, cocaine charges

Tampa Bay, FL – Tampa Bay Times Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday in Tampa and charged with driving under the influence and cocaine possession. Malone was released from Hillsborough County jail on $2,500 bond but did not travel with the team to Washington for today’s regular-season finale with the Capitals. Malone submitted to a breath test at booking. His results were 0.112 and 0.116, police said. A blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent is the threshold at ... Read More »

Man crashed into deputies, charged with DUI

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — A Fernandina Beach man is facing careless driving DUI charges after being involved in a crash that injured two deputies Thursday night. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Stephen Lee Coleman rear-ended a Nassau County Sheriff’s Office cruiser as the officers approached the intersection of Miner Road, near Yulee Elementary School around 7:30 p.m. The deputies were taken to St. Vincents Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Read More »

DUI, vehicular homicide doesn’t always lead to prison

DENVER – Eight times between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, someone in Colorado convicted of vehicular homicide/DUI found themselves on the fortunate end of a judge’s decision. A recent study by Colorado Legislative Council Staff found on eight occasions judges sentenced eight defendants to probation instead of jail or prison. Colorado law does not require judges to sentence those convicted of driving drunk and killing someone to time behind bars. Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton) had hoped to bring ... Read More »