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Oldham County principal on paid leave after being charged with DUI

The principal of Oldham County High School is on paid leave after being arrested early Sunday in La Grange on charges of driving under the influence. Angela Newcomb, 40, was also charged with reckless driving, according to court documents. She was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday after a police officer noticed she was driving over the line several times on South First Avenue in La Grange, an arrest citation states. Read More »

Man dead, man arrested in alleged Reno DUI crash

RENO, Nev. (KOLO)– One man died early Sunday following a crash in Reno near Sun Valley and the driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving cause death, the Reno Police Department said. 19-year-old Kenneth Lee Homer III was also booked for speeding and driving without a license. Police say the crash happened at Scottsdale Road and Bullwinkle Drive at about 2:30 a.m. September 9, 2018. The vehicle left the road and rolled. One man not wearing a seat belt was ... Read More »

Pro Skateboarder Cory Kennedy Gets 4 Years for DUI Crash That Killed His Friend, a Dad of 2

A popular pro skateboarder has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a fatal DUI crash that killed his friend, according to multiple reports. The incident happened at 10:05 p.m. on August 30, 2017, when Cory Kennedy was driving his mother’s Audi Quattro wagon around Vashon Island in Washington state, about 17 miles south of downtown Seattle. Kennedy, 27, lost control of the vehicle, which smashed into two trees, killing one of his passengers and injuring another. When police ... Read More »

Double fatal crash in Salem leads to DUI, manslaughter arrest

A Hubbard man driving a pickup truck and pulling an occupied horse trailer struck a motorcycle, killing both of its riders early Sunday morning. Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, was driving westbound on Mission Street SE after midnight when he ran a red light and crashed into a motorcyclist turning eastbound onto Highway 22 from the Interstate 5 off-ramp, Salem police said. The force of the collision threw both riders from the motorcycle and lodged it under the truck, causing both vehicles to ... Read More »

DUI driver who left man stuck in windshield gets prison after courtroom breakdown

SAN DIEGO — A drunk driver who hit a man in Oceanside and continued driving for more than a mile, even though the victim’s body had gone through her windshield and ended up on the front seat, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in state prison. Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez, 31, was convicted in April of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run in the death of 69- year-old Jack Tenhulzen. Before sentencing, the victim’s family addressed the court and ... Read More »

NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested for DWI and drug possession

NASCAR CEO Brian France was reportedly arrested for DWI and possession of oxycodone approximately two hours after Chase Elliott’s win on Sunday. According to Sag Harbor (New York) Police, France was pulled over after driving through a stop sign in the Hamptons at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET. Police found the oxycodone after a search when he was pulled over. “Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign,” a ... Read More »

Roseville man killed in head-on, DUI crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon after getting hit head-on by a drunken driver in Sutter County, the California Highway Patrol said. Officers arrested 33-year-old Zachary Becker, of Rio Linda. CHP said he was booked into Sutter County Jail on charges of DUI, vehicular manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment. The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. on Riego Road, west of Highway 99. Becker was going west when the vehicle drifted into Ayala’s path and crashed head-on, CHP said. ... Read More »

Razorback Freshman Wide Receiver Charged With DUI

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police arrest Arkansas Razorbacks freshman wide receiver Michael Woods Saturday.  Washington County court records shows him  charged with driving under the influence, minor in possession of alcohol, and improper U-turn. Court records show he was released shortly after posting an $1,100 bond. Woods is scheduled to appear at a hearing on Monday. Woods enrolled early at Arkansas after committing to the Razorbacks over multiple other schools including Washington State, Texas Tech and Virginia. ESPN and 247Sports ranked him as ... Read More »

Man arrested for DUI says he wasn’t drinking while driving, just at ‘stop signs’

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida had an ineffective defense. During the June 27 arrest, 69-year-old Earle Stevens told officers he hadn’t been drinking and driving – he’d only been drinking at “stop signs,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Treasure Coast News. Police received a 911 call after a McDonald’s drive-thru customer in Vero Beach complained of a driver behind her repeatedly bumping her car. Indian River County sheriff’s deputies found Stevens ... Read More »