Latest Driving under the influence News

Erratic driving of front-end loader leads to DUI arrest

Jun. 20, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 35-year-old Alaska man suspected of weaving through traffic while driving a front-end loader has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Daniel Hughett also is charged with consuming alcohol in violation of a previous release from custody. A caller told...

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist held in 2013 Tennessee DUI death

Jun. 19, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The original bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down is accused of violating probation from a deadly crash in Tennessee because of his arrest in Mississippi on weapons and drug charges. A judge in Jackson County, Mississippi, set bond Monday for Todd Harrell at $22,500 on three...

Child killed in crash near Molalla; driver arrested

Jun. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man was charged with manslaughter, drunken driving and other crimes after a single-vehicle crash that killed a young passenger near Molalla, Oregon. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 34-year-old Shane Bremer of Hubbard was driving a Chevrolet...

Body found in brush hours after Oregon rollover crash

Jun. 15, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say a body was found in heavy brush hours after a rollover crash in which the suspected drunken driver said he was not carrying any passengers. Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says the Kia sedan driven by a 22-year-old man rolled off the road at 2:30 a.m. Friday. The...

Deputy: Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop

Jun. 15, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

BIG COPPITT KEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff's deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving. Daryl Royal Riedel told Monroe County Sheriff's investigators he was scared when he fled in his pickup truck as Deputy Anthony Lopez...

PGA president arrested on DUI charge

Jun. 13, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — PGA of America President Paul Levy is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge after veering off a road in California and hitting a sign last week. The PGA of America says it will support Levy as he seeks counseling and deals with the consequences of his arrest. Palm Desert police says Levy was...

Indiana man charged in crash that killed 2 on buggy

Jun. 12, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

LAGRANGE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man has been charged with drunken driving after his car struck a horse-drawn buggy, killing a woman and her 15-year-old daughter. The LaGrange County Prosecutor's Office filed charges Monday against 21-year-old Jazieel DeLeon-Galvan of Ligonier. He was being held...

Man gets 3 years for crash that killed 68-year-old woman

Jun. 12, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting and killing a 68-year-old woman while driving drunk. The Statesman Journal reported Monday that Jonathan Combs, of Salem, was arrested on charges of manslaughter and drunken driving on the night of Feb. 13, 2016, when he...

USA Today foreign affairs reporter killed in DUI hit-and-run

Jun. 10, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a foreign affairs reporter for USA Today was killed in a DUI hit-and-run crash in Washington. News outlets cite a Metropolitan Police Department release that says 53-year-old Oren Dorell was driving a motorcycle when he was struck by a car Friday night. He was pronounced...

Vince Vaughn DUI bust caught on officers' body cameras

Jun. 10, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Vince Vaughn was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in a Southern California beach town, police said. Vaughn, 48, was busted early in the morning in Manhattan Beach after failing a field sobriety test that was captured with...