Latest Driving under the influence News

Iowa forward arrested for suspected drunken driving

Sep. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and suspended from the team. The Hawkeyes say in news release that the team suspended Pemsl indefinitely following his arrest early Friday on a driving under the influence charge. Iowa City authorities say in...

Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 3 in Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A woman with four previous drunken driving convictions now faces three counts of murder for a wrong-way crash during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 75. News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez also was charged Thursday with assault and wanton endangerment....

Family of woman killed dashing across road settles for $305K

Sep. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a 31-year-old woman who died after she tried to run across U.S. 26 at night has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit in exchange for $305,000 from the two drivers who struck her. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the family of Savannah Munden was scheduled to go to...

Guatemalan gets 3½ more years after crash killed Colts LB

Sep. 17, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been sentenced to an additional 42 months in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday...

Former Arkansas, NFL QB Mallett arrested on suspicion of DWI

Sep. 11, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Former University of Arkansas, University of Michigan and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett has been arrested in northwest Arkansas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Springdale police Lt. Jeff Taylor says 31-year-old Ryan Mallett was arrested Tuesday following a two-vehicle...

Girlfriend of Browns DE Smith killed in roadside accident

Sep. 11, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The girlfriend of Browns defensive end Chris Smith was killed in a roadside accident that happened after his car spun out on the highway. The team said Petara Cordero, died when she was struck by an oncoming car on I-90 West at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Cordero was a passenger in Smith's...

Oregon man imprisoned for Washington woman's DUI death

Sep. 11, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 12 years in Oregon state prison for killing a Washington state woman at a construction site while he was drunk driving. The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that 77-year-old Leman Bledsoe was convicted of eight crimes, including manslaughter, DUI,...

Intoxicated Utah woman called police to report drunk driver

Sep. 6, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman has been sentenced to jail time after calling 911 to report a possible drunk driver while she was intoxicated. Court documents show 32-year-old Breanna Dawn Hernandez called police on August 16 to report a possible drunk driver in Woods Cross. When police pressed her...

Teen who lost leg in DUI accident sues driver, brewery

Sep. 4, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A teen who lost his leg in a car wreck is suing the driver who crashed into him — along with the Salem brewery accused of over-serving the driver— for $3.5 million. The Statesman Journal reports James Holland Jr., along with his parents, filed the negligence complaint...

Cardinals executive suspended 6 weeks for DUI arrest

Aug. 27, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have suspended executive Ron Minegar for six weeks and fined him $200,000 as punishment for his DUI arrest on Aug. 10. The team announced the punishment on Tuesday and said Minegar has been away from the team since the incident . The Cardinals' executive vice...