Latest Driving under the influence News

Police commander resigns after drunk driving accusations

May. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A longtime Portland police commander who was accused of driving drunk off duty and crashing a police SUV into a light pole has resigned. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 47-year-old Steven James Jones was head of the bureau's Professional Standards Division at the time of the June...

Unser Jr. accused of operating vehicle while intoxicated

May. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

AVON, Ind. (AP) — Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County on a charge of operating...

The Latest: Unser Jr. speeding before arrest in Indiana

May. 20, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

AVON, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on Al Unser Jr.'s arrest in Indiana on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Court documents say retired race driver Al Unser Jr. staggered, fell to the ground and rolled down an embankment after police stopped him along a central...

Man gets 12 years for fatal DUI crash

May. 16, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison for hitting and killing a Salem, Oregon, couple while driving drunk. The Statesman Journal reports that about two dozen of the victims' friends and family members filled the courtroom Wednesday during the sentencing of Eduardo...

Minnesota minister gets prison for drunken driving fatality

May. 15, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A minister has been sentenced to four years in prison for driving drunk and killing a woman who was on her way to work as a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher. Seventy-three-year-old Richard Shaka, a former college professor, was sentenced in Hennepin County District Court for a February 2018...

Doctor charged with driving drunk, striking pedestrians

May. 15, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities have charged a prominent Massachusetts doctor with driving drunk, striking three pedestrians in a crosswalk and then leaving the scene. Dr. Michael Watkins, a vascular surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, was released on $1,500 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to...

Washington state man sentenced to 11 years for fatal crash

May. 15, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for causing a car accident that killed a 16-year-old Oregon girl. The Olympian reported Tuesday that 40-year-old David W. Willis Jr. of Poulsbo pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and felony DUI last month. A superior...

Immigration officials arrest man charged with killing 3

May. 7, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal immigration agents on Tuesday arrested a suspected drunken driver who was free on bail after being charged with plowing into a Northern California trailer home and killing three sleeping family members. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Paul Prince said Ismael...

The Latest: 3 killed after pickup flattens trailer ID'd

May. 6, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on three family members killed after a suspected drunk driver plowed truck into trailer home (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities have identified the three members of a family who were killed as they slept after a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck...

Pickup flattens California trailer home: 3 killed, 1 hurt

May. 6, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — Three family members sleeping in their trailer home were killed and a girl was seriously injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck into the home, police said Monday. The California Highway Patrol said Ismael Huazo-Jardinez was driving "at a high rate of...