Latest Driving under the influence News

Former reality TV star gets 16 years after fatal DUI crash

Oct. 10, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former reality TV star will serve 16 years in prison for killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. News outlets reported that Melissa Hancock was sentenced Wednesday after earlier pleading guilty to manslaughter, driving the...

Broncos' Johnson pleads to 2 counts; DUI charge dropped

Oct. 9, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson has pleaded guilty to simple possession and failure to exercise due care while driving and had a DUI charge against him dismissed. Johnson agreed to a judicial diversion program enabling the charges to be dropped if he pays court costs and...

US Marines leader in Australia replaced over alcohol charge

Oct. 8, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — The commander of more than 1,500 U.S. Marines in northern Australia was relieved of his duties after police caught him driving under the influence of alcohol, the Marine Corps said Monday. Col. James Schnelle, 48, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court on Monday to driving with a...

Drunken driver chase ends in Greek parliament courtyard

Oct. 8, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police says they have arrested a drunken driver who led officers on a pre-dawn high-speed car chase through Athens before smashing through a barrier into the courtyard of parliament. Police said Monday that the 59-year-old Greek man was hospitalized with minor injuries after the...

Alabama baseball player, ex-linebacker Holcombe arrested

Oct. 4, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama outfielder Keith Holcombe, a former linebacker for the football team, has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Holcombe was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail at about 4 a.m. Thursday on $1,000 bond. Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson says...

On-duty Baltimore police officer found drunk, slumped in car

Oct. 4, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has been fired after he was found intoxicated and slumped over at the wheel of his patrol vehicle. News outlets report Officer Aaron Heilman was in uniform and on duty when he was found Tuesday afternoon, three hours into his overtime shift on a crime suppression...

Ex-officer involved in Rodney King beating sentenced for DUI

Oct. 4, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for beating black motorist Rodney King has been sentenced after pleading no contest to driving under the influence. City News Service says a judge on Wednesday sentenced Stacy Koon to three years of probation. He also...

Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Cleveland officer

Oct. 3, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A motorist arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland police patrolman has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Forty-six-year-old Israel Alvarez also pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence and drug possession in David...

Police: Boy Scout hit by car on hike dies

Oct. 1, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Boy Scouts on Long Island are mourning a 12-year-old who was allegedly run over and killed by a drunken driver as he enjoyed a weekend hike with his troupe. Suffolk County police said Monday that Andrew McMorris of Wading River died at a hospital. Four other scouts were injured, one...

Los Angeles has its 1st electric scooter DUI prosecution

Sep. 28, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been fined $550 and ordered to pay restitution for riding an electric scooter while intoxicated and knocking over a 64-year-old pedestrian on a sidewalk. The City Attorney's Office said Thursday the prosecution of 28-year-old Nicholas Kauffroath was the first...