Latest Driving under the influence News

State announces extra police patrols to catch drunk drivers

Dec. 14, 2019 9:35 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal funding will be used to pay for extra police patrols to catch drunk drivers through the end of the year, according to state transportation officials. The state Department of Transportation said Friday it's using $60,000 in funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Driver in deadly chase give more than 10 years in prison

Dec. 13, 2019 10:04 AM EST

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A drunken driver who led police on a chase that ended with a deadly crash in Sherburne County has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Jason Rothmeyer, 39, had a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit when he led police on a chase through Becker in...

Florida man sentenced in DUI crash that killed woman, girl

Dec. 13, 2019 4:29 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a drunken driving crash that left a woman and an 8-year-old girl dead. Brian Keith Hooker, 49, was sentenced earlier this week in Duval County, the Florida Times-Union reported. He pleaded guilty in July to DUI...

Colorado man gets prison after 13th DUI

Dec. 11, 2019 1:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to his 13th DUI. Denver prosecutors say Maynard Rome compiled the DUIs in four Colorado counties and in South Dakota's Lawrence County since 1986. His latest case involves a traffic accident in Denver in June....

Man sentenced to 15 years for fatal motorcycle crash

Dec. 11, 2019 12:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving drunk in a motorcycle crash that killed his passenger. Forty-year-old Aaron Monroe was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the April 2018 crash that...

New trial date set for driver in collision that killed 3

Dec. 11, 2019 7:03 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A trial has been delayed again for a woman who survived a central Nebraska collision that killed three passengers in the car she was driving. Dawson County District Court records say 21-year-old Angelique Kampmann has pleaded not guilty to the amended charges of manslaughter,...

Louisiana man gets 21 years for roadside crash that killed 3

Dec. 10, 2019 4:31 AM EST

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday for the drunk driving deaths of three people who were trying to help a stranded motorist. Todd Williams, 40, was sentenced on Monday, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office said. He had pleaded guilty to three felony...

Suspected DUI driver hits Washington state deputy's car

Dec. 9, 2019 1:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state sheriff’s deputy escaped serious injury when a driver believed to be operating under the influence plowed into his patrol car on a highway ramp. The Seattle Times reports the driver crashed head-on into a Clark County deputy's vehicle in southern...

Las Cruces detective facing DWI charges fired

Dec. 8, 2019 11:09 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces police detective arrested in October on drunken driving charges has been fired. Las Cruces police spokesman Dan Trujillo said Stephanie Carabajal was terminated from the department on Thursday. Her firing comes a day after the charges against the 26-year-old Carabajal...

Woman faces drunken driving charges in fatal crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:30 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 51-year-old man Saturday night, police said. Tiffany Allen, 43, of Buffalo, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. A Nissan Pathfinder was being driven in Buffalo...