Latest Driving under the influence News

Hawaii state representative's DUI trial set for next week

Nov. 30, 2021 15:22 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Tuesday set a trial date next week for a Hawaii lawmaker arrested after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major Honolulu thoroughfare in February. State Rep. Sharon Har has pleaded not guilty to one count of driving under the...

Chicago-area man charged in alleged DUI crash that killed 3

Nov. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EST

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been charged in the October deaths of three people killed when he allegedly crashed his vehicle while drunk into another car at a speed over 120 mph (193 kilometers per hour), prosecutors said. Brendan Wydajewski, 22,...

Man sentenced in deadly crash involving newlyweds

Nov. 30, 2021 11:32 AM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to a term of five to 25 years in prison on charges stemming from a fatal crash in West Virginia involving a newlywed couple. Ricky Lynn Olivo Jr., 41, of Woodstock appeared Monday in Mercer County for sentencing...

Driver who crashed into West Des Moines officer sentenced

Nov. 30, 2021 11:21 AM EST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A driver accused of being drunk when he crashed into and seriously injured a West Des Moines police officer last year has been sentenced to five years in prison. Jon Schwartz, 62, of Kellogg, was sentenced last week after being found guilty...

Embattled Kansas lawmaker arrested for second time in month

Nov. 29, 2021 14:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old embattled Kansas lawmaker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving — his second arrest in less than a month — and is facing fresh calls for his resignation or removal from office. A Kansas trooper arrested Aaron Coleman around...

Former Bears star Hampton arrested on drunken driving charge

Nov. 28, 2021 13:42 PM EST

WINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002, has been arrested in Indiana for allegedly driving a vehicle while drunk. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana said Hampton was...

South Carolina man charged in fatal DUI as motorcyclist dies

Nov. 28, 2021 11:44 AM EST

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Police are charging a man with felony DUI resulting in death after a fatal upstate South Carolina crash. The South Carolina Highway Patrol tells local news outlets that 33-year-old Barney Louis Trotter of Pickens struck and killed 40-year-old Jodah...

Illinois man charged in head-on collision in Wisconsin

Nov. 26, 2021 18:35 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors have filed multiple charges against an Illinois man accused driving drunk and causing a head-on collision last month. The Kenosha News reported Friday that 32-year-old Jose Medina Dominguez of Waukegan...

Police: Boy killed, 3 other kids injured in 2-car DUI crash

Nov. 26, 2021 13:04 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two vehicles allegedly driven by intoxicated motorists collided early Friday in Indianapolis, killing an 8-year-old boy and seriously injuring three other children, police said. Two adults were in a minivan with the four children when it struck a...

Woman killed in Omaha wreck; driver of other car in custody

Nov. 26, 2021 09:20 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said they are charging a driver involved in an accident that killed one woman and left two other people injured. The two-vehicle crash happened Wednesday night, killing 37-year-old Candice McDowell of Omaha. She was...