Latest Driving under the influence News

Oglala man pleads not guilty in 2019 fatal crash

Sep. 22, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An Oglala man has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter for a 2019 crash that killed a 74-year-old woman. Clifford Running Hawk, 44, entered his plea earlier this month at the federal courthouse in Rapid City, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota....

Woman ordered to face DUI trial in crash that killed 2 teens

Sep. 21, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local judge on Monday ordered a Las Vegas woman to face trial on felony charges alleging she drove under the influence of alcohol and drugs when her car struck and killed two 16-year-old girls in a crosswalk. Ebone Laneice Whitaker, 38, waived a preliminary hearing of evidence in the...

Las Cruces police officer arrested for DWI after speeding

Sep. 21, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces police officer has been arrested or allegedly driving while under the influence. The Las Cruces News-Sun reported Monday that 25-year-old Lourdes Hernandez has been released on her own recognizance. New Mexico State Police say Hernandez was stopped by troopers on...

Suspected drunken driver causes crash that kills two

Sep. 21, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

TOWN OF MILTON, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a driver is expected to face homicide charges in a Rock County crash that killed two people. The 68-year-old Muskego man driving an SUV was intoxicated when he drifted into the opposite lane on a county highway in the Town of Milton and collided head-on...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, Amy Locane enters the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. The former

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

Sep. 17, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge...

Driver faces DUI charge in fatal Vegas-area wrong-way crash

Sep. 16, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was arrested after a deadly wrong-way crash on a Las Vegas-area freeway had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. Benjamin Joseph Ames appeared Tuesday before a judge in Henderson, where a prosecutor said the Hummer that Ames was driving...

Florida man gets 20 years in deadly drunken driving crash

Sep. 15, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a drunken driving crash that killed a 73-year-old Virginia woman. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Anthony Spence, 37, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty last year to aggravated involuntary manslaughter, the top...

Nevada court blocks 2nd-degree murder charges in DUI cases

Sep. 15, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a change in the handling of DUI cases involving fatal crashes by prohibiting prosecutors from charging defendants with second-degree murder. The decision issued Monday stemmed from a case in which authorities said a man caused a fatal crash after driving...

Driver involved in fatal Sun Prairie crash facing charges

Sep. 15, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of fleeing from a traffic stop in Sun Prairie and crashing his car, killing two passengers and critically injuring a third, has been charged homicide by drunken driving and other felonies. A criminal complaint against 27-year-old Lonzo Simmons, of Cambridge, says his...

State Police: Man charged with DUI after hitting patrol car

Sep. 14, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man was charged with driving under the influence after he side swiped a State Police vehicle, authorities said. Gregory Brown, 70, was also charged with failure to yield Saturday morning, a State Police news release said. A State Police trooper was performing a traffic...