Latest Driving under the influence News

Former officer pleads guilty to battery for punching suspect

May. 24, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A former northeastern Indiana police officer has pleaded guilty to battery and resigned after authorities say he punched a man who refused to have his blood drawn for a drunken driving investigation. State police say 28-year-old Charles Smith of Fort Wayne entered the plea this week...

Unser Jr. accused of operating vehicle while intoxicated

May. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

AVON, Ind. (AP) — Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County on a charge of operating...

The Latest: Unser Jr. speeding before arrest in Indiana

May. 20, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

AVON, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on Al Unser Jr.'s arrest in Indiana on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Court documents say retired race driver Al Unser Jr. staggered, fell to the ground and rolled down an embankment after police stopped him along a central...

Drivers arrested after 2 children hit by cars in Kansas City

May. 20, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after children were struck by vehicles in separate incidents. Police Capt. Tim Hernandez says a young girl was crossing the street Sunday afternoon in east Kansas City when someone drove around a...

Minnesota minister gets prison for drunken driving fatality

May. 15, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A minister has been sentenced to four years in prison for driving drunk and killing a woman who was on her way to work as a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher. Seventy-three-year-old Richard Shaka, a former college professor, was sentenced in Hennepin County District Court for a February 2018...

Doctor charged with driving drunk, striking pedestrians

May. 15, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities have charged a prominent Massachusetts doctor with driving drunk, striking three pedestrians in a crosswalk and then leaving the scene. Dr. Michael Watkins, a vascular surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, was released on $1,500 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to...

Immigration officials arrest man charged with killing 3

May. 7, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal immigration agents on Tuesday arrested a suspected drunken driver who was free on bail after being charged with plowing into a Northern California trailer home and killing three sleeping family members. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Paul Prince said Ismael...

The Latest: 3 killed after pickup flattens trailer ID'd

May. 6, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on three family members killed after a suspected drunk driver plowed truck into trailer home (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities have identified the three members of a family who were killed as they slept after a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck...

Pickup flattens California trailer home: 3 killed, 1 hurt

May. 6, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — Three family members sleeping in their trailer home were killed and a girl was seriously injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck into the home, police said Monday. The California Highway Patrol said Ismael Huazo-Jardinez was driving "at a high rate of...

Vince Vaughn convicted of reckless driving for DUI arrest

May. 3, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Vince Vaughn has been convicted of reckless driving after his arrest for failing a drunken driving test last year. An attorney for the 49-year-old "Wedding Crashers" star entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor count Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Vaughn was arrested...