Latest Driving under the influence News

Kentucky bourbon industry touts ignition interlock bill

Feb. 20, 2019 9:35 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon industry teamed with leaders of Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Wednesday to promote legislation aimed at reducing drunken driving by increasing the use of a device that block vehicles from starting if the driver isn't sober. The bill advancing through the General...

The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

Feb. 20, 2019 5:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of...

Not guilty plea in crash that killed 3 Honolulu pedestrians

Feb. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A suspected drunken driver police say plowed into a crowded Honolulu intersection and killed three pedestrians is pleading not guilty to manslaughter. Alins Sumang was arraigned in court Tuesday via video from jail, where he's being held on $1 million bail. Trial is scheduled for April....

White woman threatens black deputy with KKK during arrest

Feb. 15, 2019 10:28 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A white woman stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida told a black deputy she would have the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses on his yard. Now 53-year-old Julie Edwards faces additional charges of resisting and threatening an officer. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says the...

Navy officer guilty of manslaughter in bridge plunge deaths

Feb. 13, 2019 9:35 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy petty officer whose car plunged off a soaring bridge in San Diego and killed four people below was convicted Wednesday of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. A jury also found Richard Sepolio, 27, guilty of driving under the influence causing injury but acquitted him of the...

Michigan governor on way out pardoned 'career drunk driver'

Feb. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TROY, Mich. (AP) — In his final days in office, Gov. Rick Snyder wiped out the felony drunken-driving conviction of a man who pleaded for a pardon so he could seek a promotion as the next president of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Jim Jagger's application for a pardon sailed...

Police: Man charged with DUI in funeral procession crash

Feb. 12, 2019 10:51 AM EST

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — A hearse was struck and flipped several times during a funeral procession in metro Atlanta and police say the man who hit it is charged with DUI, drug and traffic offenses. News outlets cite a Lilburn police report as saying Troy Hickey is accused of ignoring officers stopping traffic...

9 hurt when DUI suspect drives onto sidewalk in California

Feb. 10, 2019 6:46 PM EST

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Witnesses and emergency responders lifted a pickup truck off people trapped when a driver plowed into a crowd on a sidewalk in Southern California early Sunday, injuring at least nine, authorities said. Police arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence...

NYPD 'demands' Waze remove police-spotting feature from app

Feb. 7, 2019 2:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department wants the navigation app Waze to stop warning drivers about sobriety checkpoints. But Waze says the app shows "general police presence" and not DWI checkpoints specifically. The dispute centers on a feature that shows drivers a mustachioed cartoon officer at...

Man charged with reckless homicide in crash that killed boy

Feb. 6, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky student accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy now faces a reckless homicide charge. News outlets report a grand jury included a misdemeanor DUI count in a new reckless homicide indictment of 18-year-old Jacob Heil that was filed this...