Latest Driving under the influence News

Guilty plea in crash that killed parents, injured 3 children

Jun. 24, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they looked at Christmas lights in Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder. Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 23, of Newport Beach also...

Driver pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed couple

Jun. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a drunken-driving crash that killed a couple and injured their three young children in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports that 23-year-old Grace Coleman pleaded guilty Friday to...

Nancy Pelosi's husband charged with DUI in California

Jun. 23, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence in connection with a crash he was in last month. Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested following the May 28 crash in Napa County, north of San Francisco,...

Lawsuit filed against State Patrol over DUI testing machines

Jun. 23, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the Washington State Patrol official responsible for the state’s breath test machines used to measure the intoxication of drunken-driving suspects alleges she violated the rights of suspects who had their licenses revoked. The...

Driver who killed 6-year-old girl convicted of murder

Jun. 22, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed a 6-year-old girl as she played on a Southern California sidewalk was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder. Maximino Delgado Lagunas, 56, of Anaheim, had a blood alcohol level that was more than three times the legal...

Albuquerque woman gets long prison term for fatal DWI crash

Jun. 22, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with a fatal car crash in June 2020. A New Mexico district judge on Tuesday sentenced 42-year-old Bernadette Etsitty, who pleaded guilty in April on a charge of vehicular homicide...

1 killed, 5 hurt in crash on San Francisco's Bay Bridge

Jun. 19, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man was killed and four other people were injured when the car they were in was rear-ended by a pickup on the Bay Bridge early Sunday, authorities in San Francisco said. The gray Infiniti was traveling westbound around 3 a.m. when it stopped in lanes...

Tennessee secretary of state arrested on DUI charge

Jun. 18, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett was arrested Friday night for allegedly driving under the influence after leaving a music festival in the state. Hargett, a Republican, was booked into the Coffee County Jail shortly after midnight Saturday and...

Spence pleads guilty to DWI in 2019 Ferrari crash in Dallas

Jun. 14, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated after crashing his speeding Ferrari in 2019, prosecutors said. Spence, 32, pleaded guilty and was convicted last week in Dallas County Court of Criminal Appeals No. 2,...

Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy facing DUI, other charges in Florida

Jun. 14, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy is facing driving under the influence and other charges after being arrested in Florida, authorities said. Hardy, 44, was pulled over by a state trooper early Monday after the Florida Highway Patrol received calls about an impaired driver...