Latest Driving under the influence News

Lynx leading scorer Sims suspended 2 games for DWI charge

Oct. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx leading scorer Odyssey Sims has been suspended for two games to start the 2020 season, stemming from a drunken-driving charge last summer. The punishment was announced Friday. Sims was sentenced by a Hennepin County judge Tuesday to 10 days of house arrest. One of the two...

Woman who livestreamed fatal California crash arrested again

Oct. 17, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A California woman on parole after serving a sentence for driving drunk while livestreaming a crash that killed her younger sister was arrested Thursday after crashing a car during a police pursuit, officials said. Officers arrested Obdulia Sanchez, 20, on weapons and traffic...

Sims, Minnesota Lynx leading scorer, pleads guilty to DWI

Oct. 17, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims has been sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge. A Hennepin County judge issued a one-year sentence, including 10 days of house arrest to be served at her home in Irving, Texas. Judge Francis Rondoni said...

Woman gets 5 years for DUI crash that killed young daughter

Oct. 17, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A woman arrested on manslaughter charges following a 2018 DUI car crash that killed her toddler daughter has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison. The Statesman Journal reports that 34-year-old Janie Miller pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree assault for...

Boxer Errol Spence charged with drunken driving after crash

Oct. 16, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boxer Errol Spence Jr. has been discharged from a hospital and charged with drunken driving after crashing his speeding Ferrari. Dallas police charged Spence on Wednesday with driving while intoxicated. Police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Oct. 10 when Spence's Ferrari crossed the...

4 die after wrong-way crash on San Francisco highway

Oct. 3, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say an intoxicated woman driving the wrong way on a San Francisco highway crashed into a cab carrying two passengers, killing everyone. The California Highway Patrol says the collision happened about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, just minutes after people started calling authorities...

Man with 18 DUIs gets prison time for serious injury crash

Sep. 29, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A 60-year-old Minnesota man with 18 drunken-driving convictions will serve 20 months in prison for causing a crash that seriously injured two people in 2017. Marshall A. Knoll pleaded guilty to first-degree driving while impaired in exchange for the dismissal of two more-serious...

Deal linking Blue Cross NC, Cambia halts after CEO resigns

Sep. 28, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers on both U.S. coasts are scrapping plans for a long-term cooperation agreement after an executive central to the deal resigned in the wake of an alleged drunk-driving crash. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Portland, Oregon-based Cambia...

Man gets 22 years in prison for crash that killed 3 children

Sep. 26, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Alexis Mejia remembers waking up in a hospital, with his wife by his side, and immediately crying out for somebody to tell him where his three young children were. A nurse had to explain that their 5-year-old twins, Alexander and Rosalie, and 1-year-old son Isaac didn't survive...

Iowa forward arrested for suspected drunken driving

Sep. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and suspended from the team. The Hawkeyes say in news release that the team suspended Pemsl indefinitely following his arrest early Friday on a driving under the influence charge. Iowa City authorities say in...