Latest Driving under the influence News

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...

Victim identified in wrong-way fatal crash

Nov. 25, 2021 14:47 PM EST

A 59-year-old woman from Rockingham has been identified as the person who died after a driver drove the way way and collided with her vehicle on Interstate 91, police said. Kathleen Spence died in the crash Tuesday, police said. The driver who...

No prison time for drunk-driving wreck that killed man, son

Nov. 24, 2021 07:58 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man will not go to prison for a 2018 drunk-driving accident that killed an off-duty Wichita police officer and his young son. The Wichita Eagle reports that a judge on Tuesday agreed to a plea agreement recommending...

4 people killed in wrong-way crash were family on vacation

Nov. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EST

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Four people, including two children, killed in Northern California after a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into their vehicle on Interstate 80 were members of a family headed to the Grand Canyon on vacation, their relatives said. ...

Ex-Raider Ruggs remains on house arrest in fatal crash case

Nov. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III received a stern talking-to from a Las Vegas judge but was allowed to remain on house arrest with a continuous alcohol monitor on one ankle and a GPS monitor on the other following a fatal crash he’s accused of causing by...

Man gets 8 years for DUI crash that ended deputy's career

Nov. 22, 2021 12:07 PM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been ordered to spend eight years in prison for a drunken driving crash that injured a Lexington County deputy on his way to work so badly he can never work as an officer again, prosecutors said. Jordan Nichols was...

Suspected DWI driver had 4 kids in truck during chase

Nov. 21, 2021 13:24 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspected drunk driver led deputies in Houston on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning with four children inside his truck, authorities said. The 13-mile chase began around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when a deputy spotted a white truck driving erratically,...

Defendant collapses in court; drug, alcohol testing ordered

Nov. 20, 2021 16:40 PM EST

A Galllup man convicted of DWI homicide was taken to a hospital after collapsing in court minutes before he was to be sentenced, prompting a judge to delay the proceeding but also to order that the man be tested for drugs and alcohol. Matthew Vargas, 24 faces up to 15...