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Former Colts QB Jack Trudeau apologizes at DUI sentencing

Nearly a year ago, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau was pulled over for drunken driving, let expletives fly at police officers and threatened an officer that he was “going to light (him) up.” On Thursday, his attorney said, Trudeau stood in court a healthier man and apologized to the officer. “He’s very regretful of his behavior,” said Trudeau’s attorney, Dan Coffey. “He has really turned it around from a year ago.” Trudeau was arrested in Zionsville in July after ... Read More »

DUI Arrests May Increase During Upcoming Summer Months

With summer approaching, many families and groups of friends have already begun planning their vacations. Because Southern California offers some of the best warm weather and sunny sky conditions, it is fair to say that many individuals will be spending time near the beaches, lakes, and pools. Of course, many groups of friends and family will do so while enjoying some tasty, alcoholic beverages. While summer vacation can be enjoyable and worry-free, this time of year can also be one ... Read More »


NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A suspect died after a short chase ended in a crash in North Hollywood, police said. The chase began around 1:35 p.m. and ended less than three minutes later when the vehicle crashed into a big rig near Magnolia Boulevard and Satsuma Avenue, police said. The pursuit started after police attempted to pull over a driver on Magnolia Boulevard for reckless driving and driving without plates on the vehicle, police said. Los Angeles Police ... Read More »

Danville man charged with 6th DUI in crash in Urbana

URBANA — A Danville man with a history of drunken driving convictions has been charged again with driving under the influence stemming from his arrest last week in northeast Urbana. William E. Grimes, 55, who listed an address on Eastview in Danville, was charged Tuesday with aggravated driving under the influence, a Class X felony, following an April 15 crash on Brownfield Road that injured him and three others. Read More »

Video of Rep. Tom Taylor’s DUI arrest released

Police dashcam video released Monday shows what happened at the time of state Rep. Tom Taylor’s DUI arrest. Taylor, a Dunwoody Republican, was clocked driving 72 mph in a 45 mph zone in Rabun County the afternoon of April 7. According to a city of Clayton police report, his blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit and he had a pistol on his hip.Exchange students were in the car with Taylor at the time of his arrest. They ... Read More »

Illinois state trooper pleads guilty to DUI while on duty, prosecutors say

An Illinois State Police trooper who authorities said was intoxicated when he responded to a crash on Interstate 88 last year pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence, according to Kane County prosecutors. Trooper Paul Zurn, 34, agreed to a sentence of one year of court supervision in exchange for a guilty plea to misdemeanor DUI, according to a news release from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Judge Robert Morrow accepted the plea. According to prosecutors, Zurn responded to ... Read More »

Navy SEAL Who Claimed to Kill Bin Laden Arrested for DUI

A former Navy SEAL who claimed to fire the shots that killed Osama bin Laden appeared “very confused at the scene” when he was arrested for DUI after being found asleep in his car, an official said today. When authorities in Montana responded to a complaint of a man passed out in a car in a parking lot early Friday, they found former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill. They woke him up and noted that O’Neill seemed “impaired,” Butte-Silver Bow County ... Read More »

Can a Person Be Arrested for DUI if Caught Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana?

According to California Vehicle Code 23152(e) VC, it is against the law for any person to drive while under the influence of marijuana. However, because it is much more difficult to determine impairment by the amount of THC in a person’s bloodstream than it is to determine impairment by the amount of alcohol in a person’s body, it can be difficult for law enforcement officers to prove a person was actually impaired by marijuana while driving. Before a person is ... Read More »

Former Soccer Star Abby Wambach Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charge

Retired soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a DUI charge she received over the weekend. Wambach’s lawyer, Ben Eder, entered the plea on her behalf in a Portland, Oregon, courtroom and confirmed the judge’s order allowing Wambach to travel out of the state for work. He did not offer additional comment outside the courtroom. Wambach was not required to appear in court on the charge. Wambach was arrested Saturday night after she was pulled over for allegedly ... Read More »

Cross the Fog Line 1 Time, Expect to be Stopped

Issued on the same day (February 11, 2016) as State v. Davis, (See, Cross the Center Line 1 Time, Expect to be Stopped), the Tennessee Supreme Court decided whether crossing the fog line is sufficient reason for an officer to stop the driver and investigate further.  The facts of State v. Linzey Danielle Smith were that the Trooper observed the Defendant crossing over the fog line with the two right wheels of her car and then twice touching it with ... Read More »