Latest Driving under the influence News

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

May. 26, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

Johnson City Press. May 25, 2022. Editorial: Buckle up and drive safely this long weekend Friday marks the start of the travel period for this long Memorial Day weekend. Law enforcement officials want to remind you to buckle up before leaving your driveway. ...

Former state AG sent to treatment after probation violation

May. 23, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s former top law enforcement officer, who served jail time for leaking secret investigative files and lying about it, admitted Monday that she violated her probation when she was arrested for drunken driving in March. Kathleen Kane, the first...

Police charge North Carolina school bus driver with DWI

May. 21, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus driver is charged with driving while impaired after an accident in which a construction worker was hit, authorities said. News outlets report Raleigh police responded around 10:40 a.m. on Friday to a report of an accident west of...

Ex-'American Idol' star charged in crash granted bond

May. 20, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge granted bond on Friday to the former “American Idol” contestant accused of barreling into a man with his pickup truck and killing him. Caleb Kennedy, 17, received a $50,000 bond and was ordered to receive mental...

Police: Flagger fatally hit, driver charged with DWI

May. 18, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — A flagger helping control traffic in a Maryland construction zone was hit by an SUV driven by a suspected drunken driver, police said. Anne Arundel County police officers were called to a crash involving a pedestrian in Davidsonville around 10 p.m....

Judge: State can get medical files in ex-Raider Ruggs’ case

May. 13, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has ruled that prosecutors can obtain medical records about injuries that former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs’ girlfriend received in a high-speed crash that killed a woman last November. Attorney Peter Christiansen did not...

WA high court: Drivers can get DUIs for driving while high

May. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court ruled Thursday people can be cited for driving under the influence for driving while high, a decision that upholds the state’s decade-old law regulating marijuana use behind the wheel of a car. The Seattle Times reports all...

Cops: Vermont man hit teen with truck, dumped him in ravine

May. 12, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, Vt. (AP) — A 20-year-old Craftsbury man is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and drunken driving after police say he hit a teenager with his pickup truck and then dumped him over a ravine and into a creek, Vermont State Police said Thursday. The...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 11, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 10, 2022. Editorial: Cameras Would Help Law Officers A Mississippi Court of Appeals ruling in a misdemeanor drug case is a good example of how adding body cameras to standard law enforcement equipment could help prosecutors, judges and...

Amazon driver gets 10 years for fatal crash while on meth

May. 10, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man delivering packages as a contractor for Amazon has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to causing a fatal crash in South Carolina while high on methamphetamine, prosecutors said. Semahj N. Rittenburg, 30, of Charlotte,...