Latest Driving under the influence News

Motor vehicle head resigns over fatal crash that killed 7

Jun. 25, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned after her agency failed to terminate the commercial driving license of a man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire road left seven bikers dead. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, pleaded not...

Driver with record charged with 7 homicides in biker crash

Jun. 24, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

The Latest: Driver denies previous drunken driving charge

Jun. 24, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A lawyer for the driver of a pickup truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire says his client denies being intoxicated when he was charged with...

Dad pleads guilty in crash that killed 1 son, hurt another

Jun. 24, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey father who was driving drunk and speeding when he crashed his car, killing one of his 4-year-old twin sons and seriously injuring the other, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. Burlington County prosecutors say Ossie Thomas also pleaded guilty last week to child...

Legal feud still simmers in 'Melrose Place' fatal crash case

Jun. 24, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A bitter legal feud is showing no signs of abating in the case of a former "Melrose Place" actress who's already served prison time for a fatal drunken driving crash nine years ago but could wind up back behind bars. Through three sentences issued by two judges and numerous appeals, the...

Kentucky court security officer charged in fatal ATV crash

Jun. 23, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky court security officer has been arrested after a passenger on an ATV he was driving died in a crash. Kentucky State Trooper Steven Dykes says in a news release 43-year-old Mario Chavez-Canela of Monterey was arrested in Owen County on Friday on charges of...

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

Jun. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck. News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication. They say they spotted her cruising down...

3 children who died after Amish carriage crash identified

Jun. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A funeral home has identified three children who died in southern Michigan after the Amish horse-drawn carriage they were riding in was struck by a driver accused of being drunk. Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Indiana, identifies them as 6-year-old Lillian Graber,...

Trial set for ex-Kentucky student charged in boy's death

Jun. 10, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a former University of Kentucky student charged with driving under the influence and reckless homicide in the death of a 4-year-old boy. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the trial of 19-year-old Jacob Heil is set for April 6. Authorities say Marco Lee...

3rd child dies after horse-drawn carriage hit in Michigan

Jun. 9, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A third child who was in an Amish horse-drawn carriage that was struck by a drunken driver in southern Michigan has died, authorities said Sunday. Two children, ages 6 and 2, died at the scene of Friday evening's crash. A 4-year-old later died at a hospital, and another...