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‘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 »

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 »

Outdated Breathalyzer Keeps Police Work Cheap in St. Louis

DWI enforcement in St. Louis, Missouri, has come to rely increasingly on the estimated Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) number produced by an aging technology. The Alco-Sensor IV (ASIV), manufactured by Intoximeters, is a portable breathalyzer device used by police officers to test driver’s the police suspect are intoxicated. At 1/3 the price of other evidentiary devices, police departments love the ASIV. The other advantage St. Louis area police find in the ASIV is that it is portable. All other evidentiary ... 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 »

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REGARDING BREATH TEST ADMISSIBILITY IN MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts defense attorneys and prosecutors have reached a tentative agreement, pending approval and modification by the court, regarding sanctions imposed against the government for refusing to disclose court-ordered evidence during state-wide litigation challenging the reliability of the Dräger 9510 breath test machines. Under a previous court order, breath tests results were presumptively excluded from evidence at trial if the machine had last been calibrated between June 1, 2011 and September 14, 2014. As a result of government misconduct, however, where ... Read More »

Thousands Of Breath Tests Are Ruled Inadmissible

According to an August 16, 2018 Salem News article, prosecutors across Massachusetts have agreed to stop using the results of the breath test from 2011 through 2017 over concerns of calibration issues. What is more disturbing is that officials attempted to hide these issues from both defense lawyers and prosecutors. Apparently a laboratory employee had not calibrated the devices, Draeger models 9510, to the proper range for margin of error. This ultimately resulted in the dismissal of more then 34,000 ... Read More »