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New Haven man gets 4 years in hit-and-run death

NEW HAVEN — One year after the car he was driving struck and killed a motorcyclist, a city man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison. Luis Lala, 28, of Ellsworth Avenue, had pleaded guilty to evading responsibility involving the death of a person: Bobby Sunshine Pinkston, 37, of West Haven. After Lala entered into the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped the other charges of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating under ... Read More »

“End Drunk Driving Act” And Others Introduced In Congress

As reported by Patch.com, on May 30, 2019, Long Island, NY Congresswoman Kathleen Rice introduced a package of three bills that would combat impaired and distracted driving.  The End Drunk Driving Act will require that within 10 years, all new cars sold in the U.S. come equipped with advanced DWI-prevention technology.  According to the Garden City Democrat, “… nearly 15,000 were killed in 2018 because of an impaired or distracted driver – these are deadly and tragic epidemics that have ... Read More »

L.A. County Coroner’s van caught nearly getting into wreck before DUI arrest

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) – Shocking video caught on a cell phone shows a Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office supervisor drunk driving and nearly causing multiple head-on collisions while behind the wheel of her county-owned Coroner’s van. One family says her arrest resulted in a gap in leadership and played a part in the wrongful cremation of their son. That family is now suing Los Angeles County for negligence. CONTINUE READING BELOW It happened on June 1, 2016 in the 14 ... Read More »

Intoxication manslaughter, illegal entry among charges for man who crashed into family

SAN ANTONIO — We have confirmed the driver from Sunday morning’s deadly crash in South Bexar County is facing multiple charges as he recovers in the hospital. According to Bexar County officials, Jesus Abraham Gonzalez-Moreno, 26, faces four charges of intoxication assault, one DWI and one illegal entry charge. The District Attorney’s office said it will change one of the intoxication assaults to an intoxication manslaughter charge after one victim, 58-year-old Keith Kephart, passed away Monday night. Read More »

Off-Duty Officer Charged With DUI After Car Crashes Into Restaurant, Killing Mother Of 2

CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty police officer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after his car crashed into a restaurant, killing one person in Gresham. Marquita Reed, a nurse and mother of two, died after she was pinned underneath the car that crashed into Tony’s Philly Steak, in the 1700 block of west 87th Street. Read More »

DUI Suspect Arrested in Deadly Chain-Reaction Crash on Temecula Freeway

A man accused of driving while under the influence was arrested after a chain-reaction crash left one person dead, others hurt, and sent a car off the freeway Tuesday. Javier Caldera of Auburn, Washington, 25, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in connection with the crash, authorities said. The crash occurred on Interstate 15 a little before 7:30 a.m. near Rancho California Road, the Riverside County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol said. At least five vehicles in all ... Read More »

News Alert for Tennessee Motor Vehicle Habitual Offenders

Tennessee Governor Lee has signed into law an amendment repealing the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Habitual Offender Law (Tennessee Code Annotated 55-10-601, et seq.), more commonly known as the Tennessee Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Law (HMVO).  Previously, those who qualified as habitual offenders were required to have their driver’s license revoked without any opportunity to drive on a restricted license. This meant that those who were declared habitual offenders were not allowed to drive at all for at least 3 years.  ... Read More »

Ignition Interlocks Reportedly Causing Injuries and Death

The Portsmouth, Virginia CBS affiliate television station, WAVY, has reported that ignition interlock devices may be the cause of injures and death on the roadways.  Not only are false positives a problem for those using the devices, but distractions from the alerts and blowing into the devices while driving have caused crashes. According to the news report posted May 16, 2019, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that the number of crashes due to the device has gone up ... Read More »

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 »