Latest Driving under the influence News

Police: Woman drove drunk to 'teach her son a lesson'

Jan. 14, 2019 6:50 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman charged with drunken driving told police she did it "to teach her son a lesson." News outlets report 48-year-old Sunita Jairam was arrested early Sunday on charges including endangering the welfare of a minor. Her arrest citation says she told police she "drank a...

Criminalizing 1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin

Jan. 13, 2019 1:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With a new Democratic ally in the governor's office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense drunken driving. On paper it might look like a can't-miss bipartisan initiative, but it's not that easy in a...

Half-brother of Meghan Markle arrested on DUI charge

Jan. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The half-brother of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon. State police said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was visibly intoxicated when he was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Friday in Josephine County, in southwestern Oregon....

Supreme Court will hear Wisconsin drunk driving case

Jan. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Wisconsin drunk driving law that has parallels in other states. Wisconsin law says law enforcement officials can draw blood from an unconscious driver without a warrant if they suspect the person was driving drunk. The case the court...

Police: Naked driver who fled officers is charged with DUI

Jan. 11, 2019 6:53 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a naked man who led law enforcement on a chase through Delaware and Pennsylvania has been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance. The News Journal of Wilmington reports Delaware State Police began pursuing a wrong-way driver Wednesday...

Jets tight end Chris Herndon pleads guilty to DWI in crash

Jan. 10, 2019 9:48 AM EST

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in New Jersey. A municipal judge in Rockaway Township on Wednesday suspended the fourth-round draft pick's driver's license for 90 days and fined him $639. New Jersey State Police say the...

Lawyer: Coat chewing could've thrown off breath test

Jan. 9, 2019 3:33 PM EST

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — An attorney for a Pennsylvania woman charged with drunken driving hinted his client's coat-chewing could've thrown off the results of her breath test. The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise reports the argument came during a hearing Tuesday for 47-year-old Jana Moschgat. An officer who...

Correction: Family Killed-Interstate story

Jan. 7, 2019 4:08 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a story Jan. 7 about a Kentucky traffic crash that killed a Michigan family, The Associated Press reported erroneously who a cousin of the deceased father called about the crash. Habib Abbas, of Dearborn, said he called the dead father's sister, not the dead mother's sister. A...

Driver charged after bus overturns pleads not guilty to DUI

Jan. 3, 2019 6:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Greyhound bus driver is pleading not guilty to driving under the influence after her bus overturned in Mississippi, sending nearly two dozen passengers to hospitals. Local news outlets report 31-year-old Erika Nixon entered the plea Thursday, hours after her bus overturned on a ramp...

Police: Armed Uber driver held man in crashes at gunpoint

Jan. 2, 2019 6:48 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man who crashed into cars and a restaurant was held at gunpoint by an Uber driver until officers arrived moments later. Police said 50-year-old Aaron Marconi was charged with drug possession, drunken driving, threatening and misconduct on New Year's...