Latest Driving under the influence News

Driver in fatal crash charged with drunken driving, homicide

Jul. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The driver in a rollover crash that left a passenger dead has been charged with drunken driving and motor vehicle homicide, State Police said Sunday. Arkeem Samuel, 28, of Boston, was being held on $50,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned Monday...

Topeka police arrest man for manslaughter after fatal crash

Jul. 25, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old man was arrested after a fatal weekend crash in Topeka. Topeka Police Lt. Joe Perry said one person died in the crash that happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Police didn't immediately identify the person who was arrested or release...

Police, bystanders lift car and free baby after crash

Jul. 24, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Police and bystanders lifted a car to free a trapped baby after a suspected drunken driver struck the girl and her mother and then plowed through a storefront with the pair on the hood. The crash and rescue were recorded on video released by Yonkers...

Police: Car crashes into home, killing Maryland man

Jul. 24, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — A man suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a Maryland home early Saturday morning, killing a 68-year-old, police said. The collision happened around 3 a.m. Saturday in Brooklyn Park when the driver failed to stop at a stop...

Deputies: Retired officer killed by deputy fired in 2019

Jul. 24, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A police officer fired two years ago for driving under the influence was charged with murder Friday in the death of a retired police investigator, authorities said. Retired Rock Hill Police Lt. Larry Vaughan, 54, was found dead around 3:15 p.m....

Police: SUV hits trooper, 3 firefighters on I-76; 1 dead

Jul. 24, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a firefighter struck along with two other firefighters and a state trooper as they were responding to a crash on Interstate 76 in suburban Philadelphia, police said. State...

State lawmaker gets 15 days in jail for drunken driving

Jul. 23, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state lawmaker from the Grand Rapids area was sentenced to 15 days in jail Friday for drunken driving. Republican Rep. Bryan Posthumus expressed remorse and said he hasn't had a drink since he rolled his vehicle on April 30 in Ada...

Iowa man pleads not guilty to charges in death of bicyclist

Jul. 21, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to felony vehicular homicide and other counts in the June crash death of a bicyclist. Cody William Skiye, 28, has pleaded not guilty in Cerro Gordo County Court to homicide by vehicle while operating under...

Former NCAA champion runner gets prison for fatal crash

Jul. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former NCAA champion runner was sentenced Wednesday to at least 40 months in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed a woman in southeastern Michigan. Boaz Kisang Cheboiywo pleaded no contest in June to causing a death while operating a...

Police chief faces drunken driving charge

Jul. 19, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) — The police chief in a Massachusetts town has been charged with drunken driving, according to state police. Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons was arrested Saturday night in Bourne. Massachusetts State Police said the 61-year-old was...