Latest Driving under the influence News

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon, left, scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos' Gordon sorry for DUI, focuses on game vs. Chargers

Oct. 28, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Running back Melvin Gordon III apologized Wednesday for an Oct. 13 drunken driving arrest in his first public comments since getting pulled over for speeding after a night out in downtown Denver. “I am sorry I was even in that situation,” Gordon said in a video call...

Man with 28 DWIs dies weeks after leaving prison

Oct. 28, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man with 28 arrests for drunken driving has died weeks after leaving prison for his latest offense. An online obituary says 67-year-old Danny Lee Bettcher, of New York Mills, died last week from what his family said was natural causes. Bettcher was released from the Moose...

Wisconsin Dells man arrested on 12th drunken driving charge

Oct. 27, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Dells man arrested on suspicion of drunken driving is facing his 12th charge for drunken driving. Walter Decorah, 51, made his initial appearance Tuesday in Sauk County Circuit Court. Judge Patricia Barrett set bail at $15,000 cash, the Baraboo News Republic reported....

Pedestrian crossing suburban St. Louis street hit, killed

Oct. 27, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman died after being hit by a car as she crossed a suburban St. Louis street, and the driver of the car was arrested, authorities said. The crash happened Monday night in Lemay, just south of St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Latrishia Kent, 35, of Fenton, was crossing...

Woman pleads no contest crash that killed sleeping mother

Oct. 21, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman whose car smashed into a South Los Angeles apartment building, killing a woman as she slept next to her young daughter, has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and drunken driving charges. Connie Jo Howard, 60, entered pleas Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

Oct. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The rule, which takes effect Nov. 20, is the latest in a slew of measures to make asylum more difficult to...

Is spike in some areas' drunk driving arrests virus related?

Oct. 19, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A spike in drunk driving cases in an Alabama county has led to speculation that the stresses associated with the coronavirus pandemic may be behind the increase. Morgan County sheriff’s spokesman Mike Swafford said his department made 43 DUI arrests in the first nine months of...

School bus driver charged with driving bus while drunk

Oct. 17, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

GATES, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester-area school bus driver faces criminal charges after allegedly driving a bus with students aboard while drunk. The Gates Chili School District wrote on its website that the driver, identified by police as Lashonda Griffin, was arrested Friday. School officials wrote on the...

Woman pleads guilty to driving drunk wrong way on highway

Oct. 16, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Butte woman has said she drove drunk the wrong way on a highway last November and almost struck a construction worker, authorities said. Sharma Marie Fode, 46, entered a guilty plea Thursday to a felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor DUI. She now faces up to 10 years in prison,...

Louisiana man sentenced in crash that killed pregnant woman

Oct. 14, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man convicted of killing a 22-year-old pregnant woman and her 1-year-old child in a car crash has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Dylan Leblanc, of Youngsville, received his prison sentence Tuesday in New Iberia, according to a statement from the District...