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Greyhound bus driver arrested for DUI after crash on Highway 99

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A group of Greyhound passengers had their trip cut short Sunday morning after their bus crashed on the freeway. California Highway Patrol says the driver, 28-year-old Ashton Castillo, was on drugs when he attempted to merge onto the 180 eastbound from the 99 south. “As the bus was taking the transition road, the transition road curves to the left. The bus veered off the right side went up the embankment and veered to the left across ... Read More »

Drunk Without Drinking?

A man in Maine was arrested and charged in August of 2016 with operating under the influence after police found him with a blood alcohol level nearly four times over the legal limit. There was just one catch: he said that he hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol in months. While this seems far-fetched, there is a medical explanation for being intoxicated without actually drinking alcohol. This medical explanation, called auto brewery syndrome, actually does affect a rare, small group ... Read More »

GOP marks St. Patrick’s Day by doctoring ‘noted Irishman’ Beto O’Rourke’s old DUI mug shot

Presumably, this tweet from the Republican Party’s official Twitter account is trying to make the point that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is Irish-American and was arrested two decades ago for driving under the influence of alcohol, for anyone who paid no attention to O’Rourke’s high-profile, ultimately unsuccessful run for Senate last year. And maybe the people who wrote and approved this tweet aren’t aware that Irish-American’s aren’t typically thrilled with the stereotype that the Irish are drunks or … ... Read More »

Longmont middle school teacher arrested, accused of hit-and-run, DUI during school hours

LONGMONT, Colo. — An Altona Middle School teacher was arrested by Longmont police on Thursday following a suspected hit-and-run crash. The police report alleges that Jessica Lynn Brady, 32, was possibly under the influence of alcohol when she fled the scene of a crash while going from her home to Altona Middle School. The alleged incident occurred at about 11:36 a.m. on Thursday. Brady was arrested in the school’s parking lot. According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, Brady admitted she ... Read More »

False Advertising?

A motorist was stopped on I-80 in Berkley, California for weaving on the highway on February 24, 2019, according to USA Today.  While the driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (DUI/DWI), California Highway Patrol Officer Baza couldn’t help but notice the irony of the large sign on top of the vehicle.  It stated, “I should probably get a ride home” (with the word “probably” crossed out) and “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.” Interestingly, the National ... Read More »

Jussie Smollett once lied to cops during DUI arrest

Jussie Smollett — who is suspected of faking a hate crime against himself — pleaded no contest in 2007 to providing false information to police during a DUI stop in LA, according to a report. The misdemeanor complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in September that year says that Smollett gave the name of his brother, Jake, when he was asked by an officer. He also signed a false name on the promise to appear in court. Smollett also was ... Read More »

Google’s DUI Checkpoint Alerts Threatened

Law enforcement officers in California have long relied on the 4-3 California Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll v. Palmer, 43 Cal.3d 1321, to stop motorists in DUI checkpoints without a warrant or any vehicle code violation.  However, the decision came with certain limitations for constitutional compliance, and one factor is whether motorists are given advance publicity of these checkpoint stops.  Nothing in the subsequent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Michigan Dep’t of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (another DUI ... Read More »

Fullerton DUI crash: Family says suspect was fleeing gang assault

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) — Family members of the driver in a suspected DUI crash that left 10 people injured in Fullerton are expressing sympathy for the victims and saying the suspect was fleeing from gang members when the collision happened. Police say the suspect, 22-year-old Christopher Solis of Anaheim, was under the influence of drugs when he allegedly plowed his Toyota Tacoma into a group of people on the sidewalk in downtown Fullerton early Sunday morning. The crash left nine pedestrians plus ... Read More »

Aretha Franklin’s Son Kecalf Jailed for DUI Arrest Following the Queen of Soul’s Death: Report

Aretha Franklin‘s youngest son has reportedly been imprisoned since October after being arrested for driving under the influence. The Blast reports that Kecalf Franklin was pulled over by law enforcement in Michigan on Oct. 27, 2018 — two months after his famous mother died of advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type at age 76. RELATED: Inside the Amazing, Private Life of Aretha Franklin At a court date held on Dec. 19, the 48-year-old reportedly pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the ... Read More »