Latest Driving under the influence News

Henry Thomas, star of 'E.T.', arrested for DUI in Oregon

Oct. 22, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial," has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon. The 48-year-old Thomas was booked into the Washington County Jail and faces the misdemeanor charge after police said they found...

Woman gets 50-year sentence for crash that killed 3

Oct. 22, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge in Florida sentenced a 31-year-old woman to 50 years in prison for causing a drunk driving crash that killed a family of three. Amber Perera was convicted of DUI-manslaughter and leaving a death scene. She told her family in a call from jail that her life was ruined. Hillsborough...

Truck driver indicted on 23 counts in motorcyclist deaths

Oct. 21, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy , 23, of Springfield,...

Police: Man arrested on 10th DWI charge in Louisiana

Oct. 21, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

RACELAND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man has been arrested for driving while under the influence for the tenth time. The Houma Courier reports 34-year-old Jessie Joseph III was charged with DWI, driving with a suspended license, speeding and having an open alcohol container. Senior Trooper...

Man pleads not guilty to causing car crash that killed 4

Oct. 21, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

PULTENEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who police say caused a quadruple fatal crash in the Finger Lakes has pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. The Democrat and Chronicle reports 30-year-old Dustin W. Drake, of Prattsburgh, was arraigned Sunday. Police say Drake was...

DOJ says Delaware county needs a specialized DUI court

Oct. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Department of Justice thinks the state's southernmost county needs a specialized court to deal with drunken driving cases. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that while DUI cases in Kent and New Castle counties have dropped by more than half in the past 10 years, Sussex...

Police: Drunken driver hits road crew, killing 1, injuring 3

Oct. 20, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina woman driving under the influence of alcohol crashed into a road crew over the weekend, killing one man and injuring three others. Local media report the crew was doing construction outside a mall in Concord when the crash happened early Saturday morning....

Veteran Connecticut officer suspended for 5 days

Oct. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A veteran Connecticut police officer who authorities say fled the scene of a drunken driving crash has been suspended for five days. The Hour of Norwalk reports that Norwalk Officer Hector Delgado agreed to not appeal the suspension. Chief Thomas Kulhawik says the punishment was...

Police charge driver with DWI in fatal NH turnpike crash

Oct. 20, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a 53-year-old Nashua resident was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash involving a drunk driver on F.E. Everett Turnpike. Police say they responded to a report of the crash at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday in Nashua. They say 36-year-old Sarah Shaw of Nashua...

Delaware woman sentenced for crash that killed NC man

Oct. 19, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who was driving under the influence when she caused a head-on collision that killed a North Carolina man has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The Delaware Department of Justice announced 25-year-old Melanie Heath's sentence Friday. The department said in a...