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‘NCIS’ Star Michael Weatherly — Busted For DUI

“NCIS” star Michael Weatherly ended up on the other side of the law when LAPD busted him for DUI. Law enforcement sources tell us Weatherly was stopped for speeding earlier this month around 1 AM in Hollywood. We’re told officers suspected he’d been drinking and after running tests, determined his BAC was well above the legal limit. Weatherly spent nearly 15 hours behind bars. Read More »

DUI charges filed in fiery wrong-way crash on I-295 in West Deptford, N.J.

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (WPVI) — Authorities have filed DUI charges against a Delaware County woman they say caused a fiery head-on crash early Monday on I-295 in West Deptford. Police say 26-year-old Eileen Dougherty of Boothwyn, Pa. was driving her Toyota Prius northbound on I-295 South when she slammed head-on into the Ford pickup truck driven by Mark Rohrbach of New Jersey. It happened at 4:30 a.m. Monday near exit 20 for Thorofare. Read More »

J.T. BARRETT ARREST VIDEO ‘I’M THE QB OF OHIO STATE’ ‘There’s Nothing You Can Do?’

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett tried to go the Reese Witherspoon route during his drunk driving arrest — asking the officer for special treatment because, “I’m the quarterback of Ohio State!” TMZ Sports obtained the dash cam footage from the October 31 incident — in which you can clearly see Barrett’s SUV pull out of a line for an upcoming DUI checkpoint … catching the attention of an officer who pulled him over. During the stop, the officer says he could ... Read More »

Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after deadly crash in Bear, Delaware

Sunday, November 08, 2015 12:25PM BEAR, Del. (WPVI) — A Wilmington, Delaware man has been charged with DUI and vehicular homicide after a crash that killed a 69-year-old woman and left a 76-year-old man critically injured. It happened at 10:22 p.m. Saturday on westbound Route 40 at the on-ramp to Route 1 in Bear. Delaware State Police say a 2005 Ford Expedition, driven by 30-year-old Cristobal Guzman-Martinez of Wilmington, ran a red light and hit a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Alhambra DUI Crash That Injured More Than a Dozen People

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in state prison for a drunken collision that injured multiple people looking at holiday lights in Alhambra. Ismael Soto had previously entered a no contest plea in connection with Dec. 14, 2014, crash. He was speeding and had a blood-alcohol content at least 2 1/2 times the legal limit, he admitted. Soto was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck into multiple parked cars, which in turn struck bystanders ... Read More »

California Office of Traffic Safety Launches Impaired Driving Campaign

The California Office of Traffic Safety is committed to making Golden State roadways safer places, and a large part of that commitment involves focusing on drug and alcohol-related auto accidents. Because drunk and drugged driving causes thousands of accidents, injuries, and deaths throughout the state each year, the OTS goes to great lengths to support law enforcement and their efforts to crack down on DUI. As part of their most recent campaign, the California Office of Traffic Safety has teamed ... Read More »

A Marijuana Breath Testing Device?

Breath testing devices are commonly used by police officers in their pursuit to enforce Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI/OUI, etc.) laws across the nation. These devices not only detect the presence of ethanol, but also attempt to quantify the amount of alcohol in one’s blood. Every state has adopted a per se limit of .08 percent of alcohol in the person’s blood. This means that if a person has a blood alcohol level (breath tests are also commonly used to ... Read More »

Lander soccer player charged with felony DUI in deadly crash, troopers say

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. —A 22-year-old woman has been charged with felony DUI after a passenger in her car died in a crash, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Troopers said Courtney Hagedorn was eastbound on Interstate 26 at 6:54 p.m. Sunday when she drove into the back of a tractor-trailer. Lander University officials say Hagedorn is a junior at the school and a member of the women’s soccer team. Read More »

Alleged DUI Driver Arrested After Car Goes Airborne, Crashes, Sparks Fire at Rolling Hills Estates Construction Site

A 21-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a Ford Mustang went airborne and crashed into an under-construction building in Rolling Hills Estates early Sunday, igniting a blaze that severely damaged the structure, authorities said. Three people were injured in the fiery collision, which occurred around 3:25 a.m. near the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Indian Peak Road. The newer-version Mustang was headed down Hawthorne when it went airborne over a block wall, through a construction site parking ... Read More »