Latest Driving under the influence News

Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims appears on DWI charges

Jul. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims is due back in court in September on drunken driving charges. Sims made her first court appearance Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor DWI charges. A pre-trial hearing was set for Sept. 10. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled...

2 killed, 4 hurt in suspected Oklahoma road rage attack

Jul. 14, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driver who was on probation for a previous DUI conviction deliberately forced another vehicle into oncoming traffic on an Oklahoma highway, causing a head-on collision that killed two people and injured four others. The suspected road rage attack happened at...

Woman accused of DUI, assaulting officers; 1 bitten on leg

Jul. 14, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman faces charges of speeding and driving under the influence in New Jersey and assaulting several arresting officers, biting one on the leg. The Ocean County prosecutor's office alleges that 30-year-old Jessica Hayes of Bensalem drove more than...

Jets TE Herndon suspended 4 games by NFL for 2018 DWI arrest

Jul. 13, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets second-year tight end Chris Herndon was suspended without pay by the NFL on Friday for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Herndon pleaded guilty in January to driving while intoxicated in New Jersey in June 2018. The incident occurred...

In Denmark, police book scooter users for drunk driving

Jul. 10, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least 30 people in the Danish capital face preliminary charges for operating electric scooters under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as part of a wider move to highlight that traffic laws also apply to scooters, police said Wednesday. Copenhagen traffic department head...

'Are you serious?' Video shows senator's DWI arrest response

Jul. 1, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state senator expressed surprise when he learned he was being arrested on a drunken driving charge, slurring his speech as he lay in an emergency room and saying to an officer, "Are you serious? Jesus Christ." The comments from Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola,...

Ex-Cowboys player Brent arrested on assault, other charges

Jul. 1, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas Cowboys player previously convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a teammate has been charged with assaulting a police officer trying to handcuff him for public intoxication. Josh Brent was arrested Sunday in the Dallas suburb of Coppell following the incident....

Report: Massachusetts failing to suspend drivers licenses

Jul. 1, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts motor vehicle department wasn't properly processing out-of-state notifications about driving offenses, instead putting them into storage bins where they were left untouched, an investigation found. The interim report released Monday by the Massachusetts Department of...

New Mexico state senator arrested on suspicion of DWI

Jun. 30, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police say New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and is facing charges following a car crash. Espanola police say the 66-year-old was arrested Friday night after a collision at an intersection on the city's north side. The Santa Fe...

Lynx's Sims apologizes for drunken driving arrest

Jun. 27, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims apologized Thursday for getting arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drunken driving. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled over for speeding and an improper lane change upon exiting a stretch of highway a few miles west of downtown Minneapolis...