Tuesday , November 20 2018
Home / U.S. DUI News (page 20)

U.S. DUI News

Uber Driver Suspected of DUI After Slamming Into Party Bus in San Diego

An Uber driver was facing DUI and resisting arrest charges Thursday after driving through a red light and slamming into a party bus in downtown San Diego, police said.   The crash took place just before midnight Wednesday near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and F Street, said Lt. Dan Smyth with the San Diego Police Department. The Uber driver was traveling south on Sixth Avenue when he ran a red light at F Street and rear ended the back of a ... Read More »

Don’t Count On The Minimum DUI Penalties

Richard Manley Floyd, a Knoxville Tennessee resident, learned the hard way that you don’t always get the minimum penalty.  With no aggravating factors such as an automobile wreck or injuries to anyone, Mr. Floyd received a jail sentence of 45 days instead of the minimum 48 hours for a first offense DUI conviction. The arresting Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper stopped Mr. Floyd for traveling 20 mph over the speed limit. Mr. Floyd refused all field sobriety tests and declined to ... Read More »

Suspect found guilty in Lodi DUI crash that killed family

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —A San Joaquin County jury found a Lodi man guilty Wednesday of six counts of second-degree murder in a 2013 DUI crash that killed five family members and an unborn baby in Lodi. Ryan Morales was also found guilty of driving under the influence and numerous other charges. Morales was arrested a few weeks after the October 2013 crash that killed Luis Miranda, his wife Vivian Rodriguez, who was seven months pregnant, as well as three of ... Read More »

Can I Get a DUI for Riding My Bike While Intoxicated?

In beach cities throughout Orange County, it is common to see people riding their bikes at all hours of the day, including early mornings, daytime, and even the late hours of the night. However, did you know, under certain conditions, it is illegal to ride a bicycle? According to California Vehicle Code 21200.5 VC, it is illegal for a person to ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. This type of ... Read More »

New York judge arrested for DUI on her way to court

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS) – Authorities say a Rochester judge has been arrested on a drunken driving charge after being pulled over on her way to court. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley says Judge Leticia Astacio was arrested Saturday morning after being stopped by New York State troopers on Interstate 490. New York State troopers say they were dispatched to I-490 westbound near Mount Read Boulevard around 8 a.m. Saturday for an accident involving one car, reports CBS affiliate WROC. Read More »

DUI and “The Scarlet Letter”

A “Scarlet Letter” bill designed to shame repeat DUI offenders into compliance with the law has recently been proposed in Mississippi. State Rep. Gary Chism drew attention for suggesting a “Scarlet Letter Tag bill” that would require individuals convicted of two or more DUI’s in the State of Mississippi to have a “Scarlet Letter” tag on their license plate.[1] The tag would be yellow with red writing on it and the idea behind the bill is to use social stigma ... Read More »

Man in clown costume arrested for DUI

Investigators said there was nothing funny about it. Officers in Alabama arrested a man wearing a clown costume for driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday. Another driver reported 51-year-old Joel Sloan’s red Ford SUV weaving in and out of traffic on a road in Jefferson County, according to Fox 6. After a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over, Sloan said he’d had only a few drinks at a nearby restaurant, according to investigators. Still, they booked him on the DUI ... Read More »

Jacksonville mayor arrested, charged with DUI, impersonating officer

Telfair County sheriff’s deputies arrested the appointed mayor of Jacksonville Monday on charges of driving under the influence of drugs. Sheriff Chris Steverson says John Dopson, who was driving a city police car when he was stopped on U.S. 441 near Ga. 117, is also charged with impersonating a police officer. Dopson was pulled over at about 4:30 p.m. and remains in Telfair County jail, Steverson said Tuesday morning. Dopson’s arrest is the result of an investigation which was initiated ... Read More »

Colorado Springs man gets prison time for 10th DUI

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado Springs man has been sentenced to three years in prison after his 10th DUI conviction. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that 54-year-old William Randall Nance was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to drunken driving. His most recent DUI charge comes from a Labor Day crash in Colorado Springs. Nance faced up to six years in prison under recently toughened DUI laws. The judge could also have imposed probation or a community-based incarceration program. Nance’s ... Read More »

Don’t Do “Dewshine”

A tragically dangerous new concoction is being consumed by Tennesseans (and likely others) that can potentially lead to death. According to a recent USA Today article, there only four current cases (all originating out of Robertson County, Tennessee) involving teens consuming a newly created “death cocktail” as described by Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. The name given to this new poisonous cocktail is “Dewshine.” As the article details, “Dewshine” is a mixture of the well-known soft ... Read More »