Latest Driving under the influence News

Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims appears on DWI charges

Jul. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims is due back in court in September on drunken driving charges. Sims made her first court appearance Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor DWI charges. A pre-trial hearing was set for Sept. 10. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled...

Woman sentenced to 9 years for DWI crash that killed child

Jul. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed her 5-year-old daughter. Samantha Jones, of Smithville, was sentenced Friday for driving while intoxicated. Prosecutors say that Jones was driving drunk in June 2018 when...

2 killed, 4 hurt in suspected Oklahoma road rage attack

Jul. 14, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driver who was on probation for a previous DUI conviction deliberately forced another vehicle into oncoming traffic on an Oklahoma highway, causing a head-on collision that killed two people and injured four others. The suspected road rage attack happened at...

Jets TE Herndon suspended 4 games by NFL for 2018 DWI arrest

Jul. 13, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets second-year tight end Chris Herndon was suspended without pay by the NFL on Friday for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Herndon pleaded guilty in January to driving while intoxicated in New Jersey in June 2018. The incident occurred...

In Denmark, police book scooter users for drunk driving

Jul. 10, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least 30 people in the Danish capital face preliminary charges for operating electric scooters under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as part of a wider move to highlight that traffic laws also apply to scooters, police said Wednesday. Copenhagen traffic department head...

'Are you serious?' Video shows senator's DWI arrest response

Jul. 1, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state senator expressed surprise when he learned he was being arrested on a drunken driving charge, slurring his speech as he lay in an emergency room and saying to an officer, "Are you serious? Jesus Christ." The comments from Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola,...

Ex-Cowboys player Brent arrested on assault, other charges

Jul. 1, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas Cowboys player previously convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a teammate has been charged with assaulting a police officer trying to handcuff him for public intoxication. Josh Brent was arrested Sunday in the Dallas suburb of Coppell following the incident....

Report: Massachusetts failing to suspend drivers licenses

Jul. 1, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts motor vehicle department wasn't properly processing out-of-state notifications about driving offenses, instead putting them into storage bins where they were left untouched, an investigation found. The interim report released Monday by the Massachusetts Department of...

New Mexico state senator arrested on suspicion of DWI

Jun. 30, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police say New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and is facing charges following a car crash. Espanola police say the 66-year-old was arrested Friday night after a collision at an intersection on the city's north side. The Santa Fe...

Man sentenced in drunken driving crash that killed 2

Jun. 28, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old Kansas City man who was drunk and drove the wrong way before a collision that killed two people has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Deone Starr was sentenced Thursday for driving while intoxicated. Investigators say Starr was driving north in the southbound lanes...