Latest Driving under the influence News

Alaska Democratic Party official faces charges after stop

Jul. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party faces charges including driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test after a weekend traffic stop near Soldotna. Lindsay Kavanaugh of Anchorage was stopped for “moving violations” south of...

State lawmaker quits re-election race following DUI charge

Jul. 05, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A state lawmaker from western Pennsylvania removed his name from the ballot for reelection after police filed a drunken driving charge against him last week. Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, was charged June 30 by state police in Uniontown with misdemeanor...

Fatality: Girl, 17, fell off pontoon boot, hit by propeller

Jul. 05, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died after falling from the front of a pontoon boat and being hit by the propeller on the Fourth of July, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday. The boat’s operator was arrested on charges of DWI, vehicular...

Driver, passenger killed in suspected DUI crash near LA

Jul. 03, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — A suspected drunk driver and his passenger were killed after crashing into another car following a high-speed police chase in Southern California, authorities said. The driver of the second car was hospitalized with minor injuries following the collision...

2 men facing charges after car crash kills 3 in New Mexico

Jul. 03, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

WAGON MOUND, N.M. (AP) — Two men are facing charges after a car crash in the small northern New Mexico town of Wagon Mound left a woman and two small children dead. New Mexico State Police said 22-year-old Jesse Joel Blanco allegedly was speeding on State Road 120 around 10:45 p.m....

Speeding car slams another vehicle, killing 3 in New Mexico

Jul. 02, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WAGON MOUND, N. M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they suspect alcohol was a factor when a speeding car slammed into a sedan backing out of a driveway late Friday, killing a woman and two children riding with her. State troopers reported a car driven westbound on State Road...

DUI driver sentenced for killing 4 in Southern California

Jun. 30, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A driver who ran onto a Southern California sidewalk and killed four people, including two young children, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison. Prosecutors say Ashley Williams, 30, was under the influence of difluoroethane, a gas used in...

New Mexico lawmaker enters a no-contest plea in DWI case

Jun. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Georgene Louis, who was arrested by Santa Fe police in the final days of a legislative session in February and charged with drunken driving, has entered a no-contest plea. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that Louis must complete 24...

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...