Latest Driving under the influence News

Driving under influence charge dropped against lawmaker

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have dropped a charge of driving under the influence against a state lawmaker whose blood-alcohol level was below Pennsylvania’s legal limit for driving. Court records indicated the allegation against 26-year-old Democratic Rep. Brandon Markosek was withdrawn on Monday,...

Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of driving under influence

Nov. 13, 2019 2:47 PM EST

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker faces a charge of driving under the influence after being stopped two months ago in suburban Harrisburg. Police say 26-year-old Democratic Rep. Brandon Markosek of Allegheny County was going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone when he was pulled over around 8 p.m. on...

Police dog killed during pursuit in Indianapolis-area woods

Nov. 13, 2019 1:52 PM EST

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — Suburban Indianapolis police say a police dog was killed while tracking a suspected drunken driver in a wooded area. Fishers police Sgt. Tom Weger tells The Indianapolis Star that officers were pursuing the motorist early Wednesday when the man stopped his vehicle and ran into a...

Driver in fatal California crash arrested in June burglary

Nov. 6, 2019 1:36 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say the man accused of driving while intoxicated and fatally running over a Southern California couple and their 3-year-old son on Halloween night has been charged in an unrelated burglary case. Long Beach police say Carlo Navarro was arrested in connection with a June...

Sheriff: Louisiana man rode electric cart from bar to bar

Nov. 5, 2019 12:42 PM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has avoided a driving while intoxicated charge by operating an electric-powered shopping cart to get from one bar to another. A news release from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Brice Kendell Williams is accused of taking the cart Sunday from a...

Iowa fire chief accused of drunk driving in ambulance

Nov. 5, 2019 11:50 AM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa fire chief has been accused of being drunk while driving an ambulance and taking a patient to a hospital. Greene County court records say 39-year-old Thomas Launderville is charged with operating while intoxicated, second offense. The records don't list the name...

California couple, son run over on Halloween die of injuries

Nov. 4, 2019 2:38 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple and their 3-year-old son have died of their injuries after they were run over by an SUV on Halloween night, police said Monday. The boy's mother, 32-year-old Raihan Awaida, died Sunday evening, Long Beach police said. The father, 30-year-old Joseph...

Vikings S Kearse faces gun, drunken driving charges

Oct. 29, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was charged Tuesday with multiple gun and alcohol counts after authorities say he was driving impaired while a loaded handgun containing more than two dozen rounds was on the floor of his car. The 25-year-old Kearse was arrested early Sunday after...

Vikings backup S Jayron Kearse arrested on suspicion of DWI

Oct. 27, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings backup safety Jayron Kearse has been arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of driving while impaired and with a loaded gun. The Minnesota State Patrol says a trooper stopped Kearse just before 4 a.m. Sunday after seeing a Mercedes drive around a barricade onto a closed...

New Jersey seeks to revoke Trump golf club's liquor license

Oct. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week formally sought to revoke the liquor license of one of President Donald Trump's golf clubs as a result of charges the club served too much alcohol to a man who pleaded guilty in a fatal drunken driving accident. The Washington Post first reported details of the...