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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 »

Hangover Free Alcohol on the Horizon

Alcohol that makes you feel drunk without a hangover may be available within five years. Today’s generation has become more health conscious than generations before, causing a decline in alcohol sales in many countries. Therefore, the market for a healthier alcohol alternative is on the rise. This market interest in a healthier alcohol alternative has caught the attention of Scientist David Nutt. Nutt is a professor from England, famous for his research on how psychedelics affect the brain.  His latest ... 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 »

‘Trivago’ actor arrested, charged with DWI, Houston police say

HOUSTON — A Houston actor has been arrested after he was allegedly found asleep at the wheel, police say. On Tuesday, around 3:15 p.m., Tim Williams, 52, was found stopped in a moving lane of traffic with his foot on the brake. He has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Court documents also showed a mental health assessment has been requested. Read More »

Shawnee Heights superintendent arrested on suspicion of DUI

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) – The Shawnee Heights USD 450 superintendent was arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of driving under influence of alcohol or drugs. Martin Stessman was booked into the Jefferson County Jail around 10:30 pm and was released by 11:45 pm after posting $1,000 bond. The Kansas Highway Patrol made the arrest. According to KHP, someone called 911 reporting a reckless driver on I-70 and Rice Road. The caller followed the vehicle north on K-4 to Highway 24 ... Read More »