Latest Driving under the influence News

Man suspected of drunken driving in pedestrian fatal

Feb. 25, 2020 1:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are holding a South Dakota man suspected of driving drunk when he allegedly struck and killed a woman walking her dog in Hartford. Officers were called around 9 p.m. Monday after the woman was struck. She is identified as 41-year-old Nichole Gail Anderson. Authorities say...

Woman pleads guilty to lesser drunk driving charge

Feb. 25, 2020 11:31 AM EST

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who was accused of driving while intoxicated during a fatal crash pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in an agreement with the state. Danielle Larochelle, 32, of Kingfield, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 after pleading guilty to aggravated...

Alabama deputy charged with driving patrol car while drunk

Feb. 24, 2020 4:23 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff's deputy has been charged with drunken driving after a fellow officer spotted his patrol car moving erratically on a highway. Robert Wayne Latta, 53, was jailed on charges of DUI and reckless driving in Jefferson County, where he works as a sheriff's deputy,...

Truck driver pleads no contest in elderly woman's death

Feb. 24, 2020 10:48 AM EST

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A truck driver who struck and killed an 85-year-old pedestrian in Bay City has pleaded no contest in a plea deal with prosecutors. Authorities said Kevin Chevalier was under the influence of marijuana when his big rig hit Patricia Menne in a crosswalk in January 2018. Her daughter...

Wyoming patrol: Texas man dies after jumping from vehicle

Feb. 23, 2020 1:35 PM EST

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A Texas man suspected of drunken driving died after jumping out of his speeding vehicle while being chased by a Wyoming state trooper on Friday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol said. Marshall R. Acker, 43, of Tyler, Texas climbed out of his vehicle through his sunroof and jumped onto...

Illinois police officer charged with head-butting suspect

Feb. 21, 2020 11:35 AM EST

RIVERTON, Ill. (AP) — A police officer in the central Illinois community of Riverton has been charged with felony aggravated battery and official misconduct after he allegedly head-butted a drunken driving suspect, officials said. In a news release, the Sangamon County State's Attorney Dan Wright said...

Police: Intoxicated babysitter sped with 6 unrestrained kids

Feb. 21, 2020 2:00 AM EST

HARTFORD, Ky. (AP) — Sixchildren not wearing seat belts were reportedly riding in an SUV driven by their babysitter, who police in Kentucky said was speeding and driving under the influence. Krislon Talbott, 18, was pulled over Wednesday on I-165 in Ohio County after Kentucky State Police clocked her...

Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed white supremacist

Feb. 20, 2020 9:53 PM EST

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in a car crash that killed a white supremacist leader. Emily Sherry, 24, entered her plea in the April 2018 death of Robert Ransdell, 37. Sherry was driving under the influence on Interstate 275 when she veered into oncoming...

FILE - In this July 31, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden watches during NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. The former Cowboys running back has been sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated after he was arrested last year when he'd fallen asleep in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

Former NFL player Darren McFadden pleads guilty in DWI case

Feb. 20, 2020 2:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was sentenced to four days in jail after he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated early last year. McFadden was arrested in January 2019 after he fell asleep in the drive-through lane of a Dallas-area fast-food restaurant. He pleaded...

Police: Man charged with 6th DUI after crash into yard

Feb. 20, 2020 9:33 AM EST

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they've charged a man with his sixth DUI. Delaware State Police said in a statement Wednesday that they charged David L. Brower of Hockessin after he crashed his car. Police said he struck an embankment in the yard of a residence. Brower was taken to a...