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CHP makes 58 DUI arrests in San Diego County during Thanksgiving holiday

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol arrested 58 people for alleged intoxicated driving in San Diego County during its annual Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period this year. CHP officers made the arrests between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Sunday in the agency’s jurisdiction in the county, which includes all freeways, as well as roads in unincorporated areas. All available officers were to be deployed to catch drunk or drug- impaired drivers, speeders and other traffic violators during the ... Read More »

NYPD officer charged with driving while impaired after crashing car

An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested in Brooklyn early Sunday after he smashed into a parked car while driving the wrong way on a one-way street, police said. Officer Harry Sepulveda, 31, slammed into the unoccupied car at Wythe Avenue and North 12th Street, in Greenpoint, around 2 a.m., according to authorities. He was charged with driving while ability impaired and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, authorities said. The question of whether Sepulveda was drunk or high on drugs ... Read More »

2 young drivers killed, DUI suspected in wrong-way crash

RAINBOW, Calif. — A possibly inebriated driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 15 near Rainbow caused a crash that killed both him and the driver of the car he struck, a California Highway Patrol officer said Saturday. The wrong-way driver was identified as a 23-year-old Lake Elsinore man, and the victim in the other car was a 20-year-old woman from Murrieta, according to CHP Officer Mark Latulippe. Their names were not released. Dispatchers received a call just after 11 p.m. ... Read More »

Man Suspected of DUI Arrested Following Fiery Crash in Garden Grove

A man suspected of DUI was arrested following a fiery crash in Garden Grove early Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the collision near the intersection of Euclid Street and Main Street about 1:11 a.m., Garden Grove Police Department Sgt. J. Delgado said. The driver was apparently traveling southbound on Euclid Street when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a light pole, a street light and a bus stop bench. The vehicle was fully engulfed when police and firefighters ... Read More »

Kansas City councilman, mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas arrested for DUI in Douglas Count

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas City councilman and mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas was arrested overnight in Lawrence on suspicion of driving under the influence, but Lucas says there’s more to the story. Lucas, 34, was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at 1:58 a.m. according to Douglas County jail records, and released on a $750 bond. Police said it was around 11:30 p.m. Thursday when they got a call of an unconscious man at 8th and ... Read More »

Police: Truck driver fled fatal DUI crash on I-83, had suspended CDL

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Mississippi truck driver admitted he drank two or three beers and five double-shot margaritas at a New Jersey restaurant before he caused an 11-vehicle crash that killed three people on Interstate 83 near Harrisburg Friday night, state police said in charging documents. Jack E. Satterfield III also told police he saw slow-moving traffic ahead of him at the last minute and could not avoid crashing at the Union Deposit Road exit in Lower Paxton Township around 8:30 p.m. Satterfield, ... Read More »

Former ‘Little Women: Atlanta’ star sentenced to 16 years in prison for fatal DUI crash

A former reality TV star will serve 16 years in prison for killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. News outlets reported that Melissa Hancock was sentenced Wednesday after earlier pleading guilty to manslaughter, driving the wrong way and failing to obey a highway sign. Hancock appeared on Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta,” a reality show that focuses on women of short stature. EX ‘LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA’ STAR PLEADS GUILTY IN COAST GUARDSMAN’S ... Read More »

‘Look at the devastation.’ Man shares photos of wife, baby in casket after DUI crash

In a series of tragic photos posted to Facebook, Zach Kincaid closes a casket lid on his 29-year-old wife, Krystil, and unborn baby Avalynn Onix. Krystil and her baby died following a Sept. 9 collision in Hemet, California, with pro boxer Marcos Forestal-Coutin, 28, who faces drunken driving charges, McClatchy previously reported. Kincaid, who says Forestal-Coutin faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for the deaths, has launched a campaign to toughen drunken driving laws in California. “How do I explain to ... Read More »

Jayson Werth to police officer during DUI arrest: ‘I’m not sure I trust you’

Former Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was arrested for a DUI back in April, and a video of the arrest newly obtained by TMZ shows Werth airing out his opinions about the police — or at least the police officer who arrested him. Werth, who retired from baseball in June, was in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the start of the season, trying to catch on with the Seattle Mariners. He was pulled over on April 17 for having an expired registration, and the officer suspected Werth ... Read More »

90 Day Fiancé Star Angela Deem Arrested and Charged with DUI

Angela Deem, a star of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé, is facing legal trouble. According to a booking report obtained by PEOPLE, Deem, 52, was arrested on Sept. 2 in Montgomery County, Georgia. She was charged with driving under the influence (refusal), speeding and driving without a license on person. Her marriage status was listed as single. Read More »