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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 »

Robbie Valentine charged with DUI in Floyd County

The well-known community leader and former UofL basketball star has been charged with DUI after an incident Saturday night. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Well known community leader and former Clark County School Board member Robbie Valentine is facing DUI charges in New Albany, Indiana. Valentine is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .15 or more. The legal limit in Indiana is .08. Read More »

DUI arrest for driver who crashes on washed out road near Lesterville

LESTERVILLE, S.D. (KELO) — It’s another reminder to not drive past barricades. The South Dakota Highway Patrol sent photos of a SUV that crashed in a washed out gravel road. The crash happened near 430th Avenue, north of Lesterville. Authorities say the driver and passenger were both sent to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver was also arrested for a DUI. Read More »

Hangover Free Alcohol on the Horizon

Alcohol that makes you feel drunk without a hangover may be available within five years. Today’s generation has become more health conscious than generations before, causing a decline in alcohol sales in many countries. Therefore, the market for a healthier alcohol alternative is on the rise. This market interest in a healthier alcohol alternative has caught the attention of Scientist David Nutt. Nutt is a professor from England, famous for his research on how psychedelics affect the brain.  His latest ... Read More »

“Drive high, get a DUI”: Missouri launches first 420 drugged-driving enforcement campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Mo — The number of people driving under the influence of drugs has increased over the years, so much that law enforcement is directing its attention to the specific threat this weekend. Saturday is April 20th or 4/20. MoDOT says it is a day known for cannabis enthusiasts to smoke marijuana. But law enforcement is trying to make sure that drivers who have been doing drugs, don’t drive. Sgt. Jason Pace with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is ... Read More »

Man accused of DUI with 3 children in passenger seat crashes into patrol car, flees scene

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) — A Gainesville man accused of Driving Under the Influence with 3 children in the passenger seat was arrested Sunday after he hit an Alachua County Sheriff’s patrol car and fled the scene, an arrest report says. ACSO deputies charged 50-year-old Tony Johnson with 3 counts of DUI, leaving the scene of a crash resulting in damage, driving without a registered license plate or vehicle and driving without a valid driver’s license. Johnson was approaching a red light ... Read More »