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Utah woman charged after crash kills Michigan trooper

Aug. 3, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Utah woman was charged with second-degree murder Monday after a state trooper died three weeks after a crash in western Michigan. Caleb Starr's death was announced Friday night. He was driving in Ionia County's Boston Township on July 10 when a vehicle crossed the center line from the...

2 boat operators arrested after lake collision injures 3

Aug. 2, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two boat operators on suspicion of operating while intoxicated after their boats collided on Lake Butte des Morts in Oshkosh, injuring three people. The crash happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office said a 26-foot Glastron...

Police say 2 ATV riders die after collision with vehicle

Aug. 1, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

STARKSBORO, Vt. (AP) — Two people are dead after the ATV they were riding was hit by a truck on Route 116 in Starksboro, state police said. The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police say an ATV driven by Tracy Bedell, 21, was headed west on Freedom Acres when it entered the northbound...

Drunk driver who killed 3 children gets 30-year sentence

Jul. 31, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — A drunk driver who killed three children when he crashed into the back of a vehicle in which they were passengers has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Matthew Richard Park, 47, of Fairfield received the sentence Wednesday in 5th District Court. He will have to serve at least 17...

Tigard police say man with COVID-19 coughed, spit on police

Jul. 28, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Tigard, Oregon, police say a DUI suspect purposefully coughed on and spit at police officers after they found him passed out in a car. Police in the Portland suburb were called to a McDonalds restaurant at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday about a man who had fallen asleep in the drive-thru and...

Suspected drunken driver lands inside Grand Forks apartment

Jul. 27, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

GRAND FORK, N.D. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver crashed into a Grand Forks apartment building, punching a hole in the wall of a first-floor apartment bedroom and landing in the kitchen. The tenants fortunately were not home at the time of the crash Saturday about 9:30 p.m. Officials say the 2005 Kia...

Longtime Texas Appeals Court justice killed in car wreck

Jul. 26, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Texas Appeals Court justice was killed in a car crash Saturday night after his vehicle and another were struck by an intoxicated driver, authorities said. Justice David L. Bridges died at the scene of the crash on Interstate 30 in Royse City after his vehicle and another were...

Construction worker fatally struck on Indianapolis highway

Jul. 25, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A construction worker was killed early Saturday on an Indianapolis highway when he was hit by a suspected intoxicated driver, police said. The crash happened after the driver apparently didn’t merge to the left while approaching the closed right lane in a construction zone on...

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows Amy Locane Bovenizer entering the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. On Friday, July 24, 2020, the former

Court orders 4th sentencing for actress in 2010 fatal crash

Jul. 24, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a sentence for a fatal drunken driving crash could go back to prison. The complicated legal history of the case against Amy Locane includes three sentences imposed by two judges, as well as numerous appeals. It stems from a crash in March 2010...

Police: Driver who killed man in wheelchair was drunk

Jul. 21, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with driving drunk when he struck and killed a man in a wheelchair last weekend had been accused of operating under the influence of alcohol four previous times, prosecutors said. David Bowering, 78, of Quincy was held without bail pending a dangerousness...