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News and Articles on Driving Under The Influence

The tragedy of drunk driving has effected the lives of many people. These articles reflect on the many incidents of drunk driving and their effects on local communities. We encourage you to Submit articles which represent the effects of drunk driving on your community.

Man Charged with Killing Woman in West Allis Drunk Driving Crash Mar 4, 2010
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office has charged a man with driving drunk and causing the death of a woman in West Allis. Joshua Lechmaier, 21, faces two felony counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, one of them involving a prohibited blood-alcohol concentration, for the crash which happened early Saturday morning near the corner of South Waukesha Road and West Oklahoma Avenue. The crash killed Jennifer Sztukowski, 34, who was riding in the SUV Lechmaier was driving just after 2:00 a.m. that morning. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media) Source: TMJ4
 
Drunk driving charge in fatal crash Mar 4, 2010
An Oakbank man who was critically injured in a single-vehicle rollover last month has died, resulting in charges against the alleged driver being upgraded, RCMP say. Mounties said the 21-year-old man, who was one of three occupants in the older model BMW, died Feb. 26 but investigators with the Selkirk RCMP detachment weren't notified until Monday. The man was ejected from the vehicle. His name wasn't released. The alleged driver, Michael Teichroeb, 27, of Winnipeg, is now charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, RCMP said. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media) Source: Winnipeg Sun
 
Man pleads guilty to DUI death Mar 4, 2010
JOSHUA TREE The sister-in-law of a Twentynine Palms man killed by a drunk driver last February on Twentynine Palms Highway called his death senseless and tragic. “It’s no different than having been shot dead,” Kristin Reed told the court as she tearfully read her own and other family members’ statements about 29-year-old Patrick Reed. The emotional comments were made Friday at Joshua Tree Superior Court during the sentencing of Jason Robert Reyna, also of Twentynine Palms. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media) Source: Hi Desert Star
 
Health matters: Dedicated mom works to avert tragedy of teen DUIs Mar 4, 2010
When Debra Maher enters a high school, her goal is to dramatically instill in teenagers the dangers of impaired decisions made after consuming alcohol. Life's lessons are best learned through experience, says Maher, but experience is not the teacher of choice with drinking and driving. She wants them to know the consequences beforehand. When the program was initially started, someone died in an alcohol-related crash every 15 minutes. There has been a decline, and according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, there was one alcohol-impaired fatality every 44 minutes by the end of 2008. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)RESOURCE: Palo Alto Daily News
 
Bail Set for Fatal DUI Suspect Feb 25, 2010
The young woman accused in last week's drunk driving crash in Henderson that killed two people made her first court appearance today. Bail was set at $225,000 for 19-year-old Anita Mann. She is charged with two felony counts of DUI causing death for the February 16th crash on Horizon Ridge Parkway that left 66-year-old Louis Madden and 65-year-old Karen Hicks dead. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)
 
State Trooper earns top award for 2009 DWI busts (video) Feb 25, 2010
WAMPSVILLE — Of the 365 driving while intoxicated arrested made in Madison County last year, New York State Trooper George Cameron was responsible for making 30. For the second year in a row, Cameron, stationed out of the Sullivan Troopers office, was awarded the Karl Taylor Award at the 22nd annual Law Enforcement Day Luncheon. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)Wampsville, New York
 
Dinkins ordered to stand trial for murder in toddler's hit-and-run dea Feb 25, 2010
LONG BEACH - A 34-year-old Long Beach man accused of murder and drunk driving in the hit-and-run dragging death of a 1-year-old girl was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on all felony counts. Disturbing testimony was given in the preliminary hearing for Neely Lejon Dinkins, whose blood alcohol level was measured at .20, or more than double the legal limit at the time of his arrest for the killing of Kaylee Alvarez on Sept. 11, 2009. Dr. Paul Gliniecki, the Los Angeles County Coroner's investigator who conducted the autopsy on Kaylee, testified Wednesday that the girl's cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma caused by being dragged beneath the vehicle.(Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)
 
Meekes: Man Accused of Drunk Driving Causing Death Feb 25, 2010
26-year-old Kris Petrie was killed after the car he was riding in hit a tree. The vehicle was allegedly being driven by Steven Andrew Meekes. Meekes, Petrie, and another friend had been at a wedding and were on their way to Woodstock when Meekes lost control on the 16th Line south of Oxford County Road 8 (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
VIDEO - Driver Charged In Crash That Killed 3 Feb 3, 2010
EASTON, Pa. -- Prosecutors say a man was drunk when he caused a crash that killed three people last week. Anthony Russel Bruno, 25, had a blood alcohol level of 0.23, according to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli. That's nearly three times Pennsylvania's legal limit of 0.08. Morganelli says witnesses reported seeing Bruno go through two red lights before he ran a third and crashed his pick-up truck into a car in the 3200 block of Easton Avenue in Bethlehem Township last Thursday. The driver of the car, Chad Horne, 22, from New Jersey, and his two passengers, Robin Villegas, 52, of Staten Island, New York, and Terri Buskirk, 43, of Bethlehem, were killed. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media, Source: WFMZ 69 NEWS)
 
Anthony Bruno was drunk, ran red lights prior to fatal accident, prose Feb 2, 2010
Anthony Bruno had a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 and ran several red lights prior to causing a crash that killed three people in Bethlehem Township, Pa., on Jan. 28, according to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli. Bruno, 25, of the 3900 block of Suncrest Lane in the township, faces three counts of homicide by vehicle and related charges in the crash that killed Chad Horne, 23, of Freehold, N.J.; Terri Buskirk, 43, of Lehigh Township and Bethlehem; and Robin Villegas, 52, of Staten Island, N.Y. If convicted of all of the charges, Bruno faces a minimum of nine years in prison. District Judge Joseph Barner today committed him to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media - Source: Lehigh Valley Live)
 
Teen allegedly assaults parents over beer party Jan 21, 2010
An 18-year-old Lower Macungie Township man is facing assault charges after allegedly knocking his parents to the ground during an argument Friday night over an underage beer party. Ian Santa of the 6200 block of Sweetwood Drive spent two days in jail after state police arrested him on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and underage drinking. According to state police at Fogelsville, the argument between Santa and his parents, Michael Santa, 42, and Tera Santa, 42, happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday. He allegedly threatened them and pushed them to the ground before fleeing. Tera Santa was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for treatment of injuries. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media) - SOURCE: The Morning Call
 
Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Nick Feizy Reveals Its Deadly Conseque Jan 21, 2010
Dallas personal injury lawyer Nick Feizy discloses how drunk driving crashes affect the general public and the fatal dangers created on our streets and highways a result. (PRWEB) January 21, 2010 -- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11,773 people died in alcohol related accidents in 2008 where the blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.08 or higher. This is 32% of total traffic fatalities for that year! Out of this number, 57% or 7,378 people had a BAC of 0.15 or more (See DOT HS 811 155).
 
Man, 23, accused of driving drunk in Manlius crash that left him in cr Jan 21, 2010
Manlius, NY -- A 23-year-old man who suffered critical injuries after slamming his car into a tree Wednesday night in Manlius was charged with drunken driving, town police said. Gary E. Craven was driving about 9:35 p.m. on Collamer Road (Route 298) when he went across the oncoming lane of traffic and crashed his Mazda 6 into a tree, said Capt. Bill Bleyle. Craven underwent emergency surgery late Wednesday and was not able to speak to investigators. He suffered head, chest, leg and foot injuries, Bleyle said. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media - Source:The Post-Standard)
 
Coroner says East Alton man was drunk, texting at time of fatal crash Jan 21, 2010
SOUTH ROXANA - An East Alton motorist was under the influence of alcohol and apparently was text messaging when he ran a stop sign and slammed into an embankment about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 6, Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn said Wednesday. Bradley A. Werts, 22, was westbound in a Nissan Sentra on Wagon Wheel Road when he failed to stop at a “T” intersection at Illinois Route 111. The car crossed Route 111 and hit an embankment on the other side. Werts, who had been alone in the car, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)Source ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
 
Driver in fatal crash was drunk, prosecutors say Jan 21, 2010
An 18-year-old man was drunk Friday when he fled from Milwaukee police in a stolen SUV and collided with a car, killing the car's driver and a passenger, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. Arlo E. Enoch of Milwaukee is being held in the Milwaukee County Jail on $200,000 bail in connection with the deaths of Don J. Hamilton, 23, and Donte L. Pearson, 21. The crash occurred one day after another person, 21-year-old Shanica Adkins, was killed when the vehicle in which she was riding was struck by an SUV that had been pursued by police and ran a red light at N. Sherman Blvd. and W. Center St. The SUV's driver was arrested, but charges have not yet been filed in connection with that crash. According to the complaint against Enoch: Officers Justin Decleene and Richard Menzel were in a marked police wagon in the parking lot of a gas station at 2707 W. Burleigh St. just before 2:30 a.m. Friday. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)Source: Journal Sentinel
 
'Drunk driver' crashes at Mill Park crash teen's funeral Jan 21, 2010
POLICE have nabbed an unlicensed drunk-driver nearly six times over the legal limit outside the funeral for one of five men killed in a car crash at the weekend. The man came to police's attention after the rear of his car struck another car outside St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mill Park, in Melbourne's north. About 200 mourners are gathered at the venue for the funeral service of Anthony Iannetta, 18, who died when a Ford Falcon driven by 19-year-old drunk P-plater Steve Johnstone slammed into a tree on Plenty Rd, Mill Park, on Sunday. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)Source:
 
Drunk Driver Marguerite Engle's blood alcohol level may have broken st Jan 21, 2010
A booze-loving South Dakota woman has set a record no one should brag about: She recorded the highest blood-alcohol level in state history. Marguerite Engle, 45, gained the ignoble title Dec. 1 when she was discovered by state troopers slumped behind the wheel of a stolen delivery van. The dazed drunkard had a mind-boggling .708 blood-alcohol content - nearly nine times the legal limit. Perhaps even more surprising: She was still alive. Levels of .40 are considered lethal. "She was almost double that," Meade County State's Attorney Jesse Sondreal told the Daily News Thursday. "The BAC is almost incomprehensible." Terri Comer, a 42-year-old Oregon woman, was arrested in 2007 with a blood alcohol content of .720. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)Source: DAILY NEWS
 
The real drunk driving problem Jan 20, 2010
The police tell us to drink responsibly... It's sad we still need to be told, but it's good advice all the same. Once upon a time, police officers pulled over impaired drivers only to send them on their way again with a friendly suggestion to take it easy -- but that was another era. Those few who persist in driving drunk now have clearly missed years of public service announcements. If they haven't learned yet, they never will. Here in Ontario, though, Premier Dalton McGuinty's government trumpets its tough-on-crime achievement of inventing a neat way to punish people who haven't broken the law. Matt Gurney, National Post Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
 
California DUI Deaths Continue to Decrease Jan 20, 2010
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, California DUI deaths have dropped 9.1% for the third year in a row. In 2007 nearly 1,132 people died in DUI accidents, while in 2008, the number decreased to 1,029. “With this third year of declines in DUI deaths, we can truly call it a trend, a trend of life saving importance,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). “Law enforcement, state and local agencies, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other safety advocates, and the people of California have come together to address this deadly problem and are now seeing the results. As positive as these figures are, though, we can never let up until we achieve our goal of zero deaths.” (Every 15 Minutes News & Media California)
 
Teen pleads guilty to DUI in crash death Jan 20, 2010
The court made very sure 18-year-old Kevin Schuh knew exactly what he was doing when he entered a guilty plea Monday to the charges that his drunken driving cost Hersey High School sophomore Monika Skrzypkowski her life. The Mount Prospect man entered a blind plea, meaning he pleaded guilty without benefit of a sentencing agreement, effectively throwing himself on the mercy of the court. However, his plea doesn't guarantee leniency. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Scotillo reiterated to Schuh that neither prosecutors nor the court had agreed upon a sentence. Schuh, of the 1700 block of Kensington, indicated he understood. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Drunk Driving Research Jan 20, 2010
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities (National Statistics) According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 37,261 people died in traffic crashes in 2008 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 11,773 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic deaths last year, that is, on average someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired driving crash every 45 minutes in the U.S. (Source: NHTSA/FARS, 2009) (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)
 
2008 State of Drunk Driving Fatalities in America summary Jan 20, 2010
Since NHTSA began recording alcohol-related statistics in 1982, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have decreased 44% from 21,113 in 1982. Since the inception of The Century Council and our national efforts to fight drunk driving, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have declined 26% from 15,827 in 1991. (Source: NHTSA/FARS, 2009) Download and share our 2008 State of Drunk Driving Fatalities in America summary. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media
 
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities (Youth Under 21) Jan 20, 2010
alcohol-related statistics in 1982, among persons under 21, the number killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes decreased 71% from the record high of 5,215 in 1982 to a record low 1,510 in 2008. Among those under 21, about two young people are killed in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities for every 100,000 American under the age of 21. The rate of under 21 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population has declined 33% over the past decade. (Source: NHTSA/FARS, 2009) (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)
 
Mothers Against Drunk Driving cutting Wisconsin office Jan 20, 2010
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will dramatically downsize its Wisconsin operation at the end of the month, according to Heidi Castle, vice president of communications for MADD. Wisconsin Executive Director Kari Kinnard and the Wisconsin development director have been notified that their jobs will be terminated at the end of the month. The office will remain open with a single employee, the victim advocate, Castle said. The change comes just as the state's Legislature is considering dramatic changes to drunken driving laws for the first time in years. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Airmen donate time, gas to reduce drunk driving in Japan Jan 20, 2010
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — So I was walking down the street late last Saturday night, checking out the bar scene with some friends, when I uttered the following: "Dude, did anyone else just see two gorillas walk around that corner?" Staff Sgt. John Rorie, Senior Airman Abraham Vallejo, Staff Sgt. Jason Richards, Tech. Sgt. Chris Ballard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Counselman, Staff Sgt. Mike Mahaffey, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Gehrig, Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Silva, Staff Sgt. John Rorie, Airman Corey Holt, Senior Airman Abraham Vallejo hand out fliers Friday at the Misawa Air Base front gate to announce their Monkeys Against Drunk Driving program. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media - JAPAN)
 
Beer Goggles Jan 20, 2010
The goggles were “eye opening,” said Rick Rivero of Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Armed Forces Strategic Command, who was with a group of co-workers who came from Peterson Air Force Base to attend safety day. “It was interesting to see how ‘double vision’ complicated what you’re used to doing,” he said. Teri Steele, a civilian employee co-worker from the same organization, said that wearing the drunk goggles was a strange experience. After each volunteer completed the driving course, Spc. Joelene Raciborski, a traffic investigator assigned to 148th Military Police Detachment, 759th Military PoliceBattalion, tested each volunteer with sobriety tests. “All the drivers demonstrated the three indicators and would have been under arrest,” she said. Edgardo A. Menjivar prevention coordinator, Army Substance Abuse Program, said people learn from wearing the drunk goggles. Fort Carson Colorado Springs, CO (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media) NOTE: You can order the BEER GOGGLES at http://www.every15minutes.com/products/
 
Paying it forward for a friend Jan 14, 2010
Teen awarded for heroic efforts after friend hit by drunk driver in Colwood Darin Kamsteeg was there for his friend when it mattered most. He was steps behind Shelby Andruschak when she stepped into the crosswalk, and was by her side after she was struck by a pickup truck. He comforted those at the scene, including the 16-year-old drunk driver, and stayed until his friend was safe. (Every 15 MInutes Program News & Media) Goldstream News Gazette
 
Adult arrested in underage drinking bust, teen taken to ER Jan 14, 2010
The Luna County Sheriff's Office is checking on status of several juveniles who were partying, with alcohol, at an address on Santa Barbara Street when a deputy stopped there at 12:53 a.m. Sunday, on a traffic stop. A 14-year-old Deming girl was taken to Mimbres Memorial Hospital for treatment of alcohol poisoning. Joseph Contreras, 22, of the 400 block of South Yucca, was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors. Deputies listed several teenagers on a report. None were cited as a minor in possession of alcohol, nor was the person at whose address the youngsters were gathered. Sheriff's Capt. Arturo Baeza said he would be checking on status of those people. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media, California)
 
Father, son charged after DWI arrest Jan 14, 2010
A man who objected to state police interviewing his son about a drunken-driving accident was charged with obstruction, Oneonta police said Sunday. Kevin Mitchell, 46, of Morris, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, troopers said. Mitchell allegedly pushed two troopers after they arrived at his house to speak with his son, Matthew Mitchell, 21. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)
 
Accused Underage Drinkers Face Possible New Charges Jan 14, 2010
INDIO - A commissioner will consider a motion that seeks to challenge a decision to approve a slew of agreements made in more than 70 misdemeanor underage drinking cases involving Coachella Music and Arts Festival attendees on Friday. Around 75 defendants were set to appear in court this morning for the hearing, but the judge decided to push back the proceedings until Friday morning. The District Attorney's Office has filed a motion to overturn the agreements that defense attorneys and Superior Court Commissioner Hugh Bobys reached on July 13. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted a sting operation during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival that targeted underage drinkers in possession of alcohol or fake identification, according to the motion. (Every 15 Minutes Program - News & Media, INDIO, California)
 
Teen pleads guilty to DUI in crash death Jan 14, 2010
The court made very sure 18-year-old Kevin Schuh knew exactly what he was doing when he entered a guilty plea Monday to the charges that his drunken driving cost Hersey High School sophomore Monika Skrzypkowski her life. The Mount Prospect man entered a blind plea, meaning he pleaded guilty without benefit of a sentencing agreement, effectively throwing himself on the mercy of the court. However, his plea doesn't guarantee leniency. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Scotillo reiterated to Schuh that neither prosecutors nor the court had agreed upon a sentence. Schuh, of the 1700 block of Kensington, indicated he understood. (Every 15 Minutes Program - News & Media)
 
15 years for DUI manslaughter that killed decorated World War II vet o Jan 14, 2010
LARGO — Jill Smith is glad it's over. On Tuesday, the man who hit and killed her 84-year-old father two years ago as he tried to cross Missouri Avenue in a mobility scooter received the maximum prison sentence. Forgoing a trial that was to begin Tuesday morning, Angus T. Davis III of Clearwater pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Cynthia Newton sentenced Davis to 15 years in prison. (Every 15 Minutes Program - News & Media)
 
Clover parents charged after hosting teen drinking party Jan 14, 2010
Two Clover parents have been arrested after police say they hosted an alcohol party for teens on New Year's Eve. Daniel Scott Davis, 45, and Angela Murphy Davis, 43, both were charged Tuesday after a York County Sheriff's Office investigation into the party, said Lt. Tim Smith of the sheriff's office. The Davis' are accused of hosting a party at their house, 6098 Oakridge Road, on New Year's Eve where 10 teens, ages 16 and 17, were supplied with and allowed to drink alcohol, Smith said. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Drunk Driving – A Week Into 2010 and Over 200 Deaths Jan 11, 2010
Over 10,000 people a year die in alcohol-related accidents each year. The problem of drunk driving, though, is much more widespread. More than 500,000 accidents involving alcohol (about one every two minutes) occur each year. In 2006, 1.46 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. And those are just the people who got caught. Here’s the really mind-blowing number: A 2002 survey estimated that Americans engaged in more than 159 million alcohol-impaired driving trips—that’s one impaired journey for every two Americans! In reality, only 2.3% of Americans reported driving while impaired, but the frequency of those decisions is absolutely terrifying! And who knows how many respondents didn’t fully understand what impairment really is? Stats courtesy of MADD (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Festive drink and drug driving campaign Jan 11, 2010
Law enforcement agencies across Scotland are to get tougher with drink drivers this festive season and offenders face losing their cars as well as losing their licences. The campaign was launched today at the Scottish Parliament by Kevin Smith, Chief Constable of Central Scotland Police and Chair of the ACPOS Road Policing Business Area, Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and the Lord Advocate, the Right Honourable Elish Angiolini QC. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
January 11, 2010 court date in Cyclist’s Death – Barbados Police unabl Jan 11, 2010
The man charged in cyclist Percival Niles’ death on December 5th is now released on bail until the next court date of January 11, 2010. Tremaine Peter Sargeant is charged with driving a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public. Once again officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force are unable to perform a complete professional motor vehicle accident investigation because successive DLP and BLP governments have not seen fit to pass modern anti-drunk driving laws and provide the police with breathalyzer equipment. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Repeat impaired driver Suzanne Lessard Sentenced Jan 10, 2010
QUEBEC - A woman convicted of speeding and drinking causing the death of a young teen in Beauceville was sentenced to four years of prison. Suzanne Lessard, a repeat drunk driver, was sentenced Thursday for causing the death of 13-year-old Jason Claveau. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Impaired driver passes out with kids in car Jan 9, 2010
A drunk woman was found slumped unconscious over the steering wheel of a stopped van with two young children in the back, police in Saanich, B.C., said Thursday. The Toyota van was spotted at about 7:30 p.m. PT Wednesday on the front lawn of a property. Breath tests showed the 31-year-old Esquimalt mother had blood-alcohol levels five times the legal limit, said Saanich police Sgt. Julie Fast (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Rebel Girls Mourn Lindsay Bennett Jan 6, 2010
LINDSAY BENNETT Lindsay Mychael Bennett, 18, a student, of Henderson, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009. She was born April 20, 1990, and was a lifetime resident of Henderson. She was a 2009 graduate from Coronado High School, and was attending UNLV pursuing a degree in architectural design. Lindsay was able to continue her passion for dance as a current member of the UNLV Runnin' Rebel Girls dance team. Her love for life and the uncompromising love she shared are evident from the outpouring of love and support from all the people whose lives she had touched. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Jayson Williams DUI Crash Photos: Jan 6, 2010
NBA Star to Face Drunk Driving Charge - NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Things are going from bad to worse for former NBA star Jayson Williams who was in a car crash Tuesday morning in New York City. Photo: The NYPD said Jayson Williams was driving this black Mercedes-Benz SUV. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Photos of Jayson Williams Shortly Before DWI Arrest Jan 6, 2010
Exclusive SSP sources spotted former NBA star Jayson Williams and a friend at Manhattan bar Aces and 8’s late last night shortly before he allegedly crashed his car into a tree in Manhattan while drunk. Police say when they arrived on the scene Williams was seated in the passenger seat, but there is currently no evidence to place anyone else in the car and witnesses are claiming to have seen him in the driver’s seat. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Colts receiver Tajiddin Smith popped for DUI Jan 6, 2010
If the first day of 2010 provides any indication as to the overall quality of the New Year for the Indianapolis Colts, it could be a long one. Per 6 News in Indianapolis, Colts receiver Tajiddin Smith was arrested Friday for drunk driving. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
DUI leads to prison Jan 6, 2010
Man gets 8 years for 6th DUI - A 41-year-old Hailey man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for his sixth DUI conviction. Sentence was pronounced in Blaine County 5th District Court for Benito Aguayo Diaz, who court records state is in the United States illegally. Judge Robert J. Elgee ordered that Diaz spend at least three years in prison before parole eligibility. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Ex-Nets star Jayson Williams fractures neck in alleged drunken driving Jan 6, 2010
Jayson Williams was hospitalized after his SUV struck a tree. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Troubled ex-NBA star Jayson Williams fractured his neck after a drunken driving crash in Manhattan early Tuesday, law enforcement sources said. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Drunk Driving Latest - DUI Arrest for Baywatch Stars ex Jan 5, 2010
David Hasselhoff, the famous Actor from the TV show Baywatch, ex wife Pamela Bach was arrested over the Thanksgiving weekend for suspicion of drunken driving in Los Angeles on November 28, 2009. According to CHP Pamela had a blood alcohol level of .14 and the breathalyzer test showed .13.c David Hasselhoff and Bach met on his famous show “Baywatch” they were married for 16 years and in 2006 he filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Miami's Latest Twitter Twit: Drunk-Driving Bow Wow Jan 5, 2010
Kids. They do grow up so fast. And sometimes they're 22 before you know it, partying too hard at LIV and driving drunk on New Year's Eve accompanied by domestic pugilists. Ever the overachiever -- his first single came out at 13, after all -- the artist formerly known as 'Lil Bow Wow hit the trifecta of a-hole-itude Thursday night in Miami, and aired his business on Twitter for the world to see. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Former Blackhawks star Chelios arrested on DUI, speeding charges Jan 5, 2010
Former Blackhawks star Chris Chelios was arrested early Dec. 28 and charged with speeding and driving under the influence, Westmont police said. According to police, Chelios, now playing for the Chicago Wolves, was driving alone in a pickup truck east on Ogden Avenue in the area of Blackhawk Drive in Westmont when he was stopped. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Man was driving and texting while intoxicated Jan 5, 2010
PORTSMOUTH — A city man who was drunk while driving and texting was fined and ordered to surrender his driver's license Monday. Michael Morrison, 23, of 37 Beechstone Apartments, appeared in Portsmouth District Court and pleaded guilty to a count of driving while intoxicated. Police prosecutor Karl Durand told the court Morrison was arrested Nov. 21 on Middle Street after an officer heard a loud exhaust and saw Morrison drive over a yellow line into the wrong travel lane. Morrison allegedly told the officer he crossed the line because he was reading a text message, and police later determined his blood alcohol concentration was .12, Durand said. In exchange for Morrison's plea to the DWI charge, Judge Sawako Gardner imposed a $500 fine plus a $120 penalty assessment and suspended his license for nine months. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
4th DUI arrest lands Lower Macungie man in jail Jan 5, 2010
A Lower Macungie Township man who tried to fight his way out of his fourth DUI arrest in May will spend at least the next year behind bars. John Thomas Hartnett, 20, was sentenced last Wednesday to one year minus a day to two years minus a day in jail by Lehigh County President Judge William H. Platt. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Mom and dad plead in teen drinking case Jan 5, 2010
A Dallastown couple charged with furnishing alcohol to minors for a reportedly unsupervised homecoming party in October 2008 pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Monday in York County court. Thomas M. Imhoff, 40, who reportedly was asleep at the time of the party when 13 Dallastown students were drinking in his home, was fined $300 for the summary offense. He admitted to Judge Thomas H. Kelley that he provided inadequate supervision of the teens in his home. Tracy R. Imhoff, 39, also plead guilty to disorderly conduct. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media)
 
Bow Wow hangs with Chris Brown, Tweets while drunk driving Jan 4, 2010
Rapper Bow Wow in doghouse after tweeting while drinking and driving. What's dumber than drinking and driving? Drinking, driving and tweeting about it. But that's just what rapper Bow Wow did during the wee hours of Friday morning - and now he's feeling the heat for it. The 22-year-old, along with his buddies and fellow good influences Chris Brown and Akon, almost had an altercation in Miami when a valet hesitated to give the rapper his keys. (Every 15 Minutes News & Media Article)
 
Easton man charged with drunk driving after police say he led them on Jan 4, 2010
The chase with Easton resident Ralph C. Tromba, 45, of the 1800 block of Bushkill Drive, ended when police stopped his car “by impeding its progress” in the 200 block of West Berwick Street. Records do not specify how police stopped the car at 2:34 this morning. (Every 15 Minutes News Article)
 
Montreal pedestrians hit by drunk driver on New Year's Day Jan 4, 2010
MONTREAL – Two pedestrians were seriously injured downtown Friday morning by a drunk driver. The man who was hit, 25, is reportedly in critical condition while the woman, 50, is considered stable, police said. (Every 15 Minutes News Articles)
 
Teenager faces trial in accident that killed three Jan 4, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS - Police say 19-year old John Wilson slammed his car into a tree along Moller Road in December of last year killing three passengers. Investigators say he was driving between 58 and 68 miles per hour in a 35-mile per hour zone. (Every 15 Minutes News Articles) Wilson reportedly told police he fell asleep at the wheel. He'll be facing multiple charges when his trial starts, including operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing death.
 
108 arrested in LA County for drunk driving on New Year's Eve Jan 4, 2010
Drunk driving arrests across the state by the California Highway Patrol spiked by nearly 100 drivers this New Year's Eve holiday weekend, according to CHP statistics. Within Los Angeles County, 108 drivers were arrested by the CHP between 6 p.m. New Year's Eve and 6 a.m. today, up by 20 arrests from last year. (Every 15 Minutes News Articles)
 
Drunk Driver Mommy Jan 4, 2010
Mommy can get drunk and leave the kids at home , but the kids' songs follow her everywhere. (Every 15 Minutes News Articles)
 
Washington Township, Lehigh County, woman dies after one-vehicle accid Nov 25, 2009
A 23-year-old woman has died from injuries suffered in a Saturday morning crash in Washington Township, Lehigh County. Amy Lynn Chamberlain, 23, of the 8600 block of Furnace Road, Washington Township, was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. She died of head injuries and Grim ruled her death an accident.
 
Driver in fatal crash also dies from her injuries Nov 25, 2009
The driver of a car that crashed last weekend in Washington Township, Lehigh County, killing her 21-year-old passenger, has also died. Amy L. Chamberlain, 23, of 8643 Furnace Road, Washington Township, was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain Hill at 5 p.m. Monday, according to Coroner Scott Grim. Chamberlain died of head injuries, Grim said.
 
Slatington woman killed in accident Nov 25, 2009
A 21-year-old Slatington woman was killed early Saturday in a traffic accident on Best Station Road in Washington Township, according to authorities. State police at Bethlehem said Michelle A. Pagano of 6322 River View Road was a front-seat passenger in a car driven by Amy Lynn Chamberlain, also of Slatington, when Chamberlain lost control on a curve near Lower Court, a residential street west of Old Grange Road.
 
Family of N.H. cop killed by drunk driver to get $1 million Nov 25, 2009
HOPKINTON, N.H. — The family of a Hopkinton police officer who died last year after being struck by a drunken driver will receive more than $1 million as part of a pre-lawsuit settlement, with $800,000 coming from Chen Yang Li, the restaurant that served alcohol to the driver on the night Sean Powers was killed. The remaining settlement will come from the driver, Jeffrey Dennis of Henniker, and his family. Dennis, now 23, is serving a four-year sentence after pleading guilty last year to one felony count of negligent homicide and one count of conduct after an accident. Sean Powers, 24, was driving his motorcycle home to Hillsboro after a shift with the Hopkinton Police Department about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2008, when he was struck from behind by Dennis, who the police said was driving about 90 mph. Dennis and a passenger, Adam Kowalski, fled into the woods and hid from the police. Dennis was arrested about six hours later when family members convinced him to turn himself in about 5 a.m.
 
Drunk Driver Calls 911 To Report Herself Nov 10, 2009
NEILSVILLE, Wisconsin - The call came into the 911 dispatcher: "I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm drunk." And with that, Mary Strey, 49, of Granton, reported herself as a drunken driver about three miles northeast of Neilsville in central Wisconsin. (AUDIO LINK - Every 15 Minutes Program)
 
Man Admits Drink Driving In La-Z-Boy Chair Nov 10, 2009
Dennis LeRoy Anderson, 62, attempted to travel home from a bar in Proctor, Minnesota, in the comfort of his motorised reclining seat after drinking several beers. On the way he crashed the chair, which was powered by a lawnmower engine and had its own steering system, into a parked car. Police tested his blood alcohol levels and found they were more than three times the legal limit. (Every 15 Minutes Program)
 
Woman calls 911 to report herself as drunk driver (LISTEN) Nov 10, 2009
(LISTEN HERE) A Clark County woman recently called 911 to report a drunk driver, but it turns out, she was the one under the influence.
 
Woman Calls 911 to Report Own Drunk Driving Nov 10, 2009
The conversation with the 911 dispatcher went as such: Woman: "Somebody's really drunk driving down Cranton Road." Dispatcher: "Are you behind them?" Woman: "No, I am them." Dispatcher: "You am them?" Woman: "Yes, I am them." Dispatcher: "So, you want to call and report that you are driving drunk?" Woman: "Yeah." (WATCH & LISTEN - Every 15 Minutes Program)
 
Kings' Andres Nocioni: DUI Arrest Nov 5, 2009
SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Kings forward Andres Nocioni was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol Thursday morning, according to a Sacramento police spokesman. Sacramento officers stopped Nocioni at L and 9th Street after he was seen weaving within his lane early Thursday morning, according to Sacramento police Sgt. Norm Leong. Nocioni was booked in Sacramento County Jail at 3:26 a.m. and his bail was set at $1,482. (Every 15 Minutes Program)
 
Motorized La-Z-Boy chair from Minn. drunk driving case to be auctioned Oct 29, 2009
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A motorized La-Z-Boy used by a man who pleaded guilty to driving it drunk is going up for auction. But police say interested bidders need to keep it off the streets. The chair, powered by a lawnmower engine, comes equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights. (Every 15 Minutes - The Morning Call)
 
Allentown woman gets jail time for fatal DUI crash Oct 26, 2009
An Allentown woman will serve 3 to 7 years in state prison for a drunk driving crash that killed her boyfriend and severely injured another friend in Salisbury Township last November. Janelle Hoppe, 23, had pleaded guilty to homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence and related charges and received the mandatory minimum when she was sentenced Monday by Judge William Platt. (Every 15 Minutes)
 
Stephanie Pratt Arrested for DUI Oct 26, 2009
Pratt was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence at 3:45 a.m. Sunday in Hollywood. Pratt, 23, was released on $5,000 bail late Sunday morning. Her booking info reveals the 5'7" reality star weighs 115 lbs. Pratt had been partying at Holly Montag's birthday bash at Los Angeles club Empire earlier that night.
 
Stephanie Pratt Tweets About Her Recent DUI Arrest Oct 26, 2009
Taking responsibility for her recent DUI arrest, Stephanie Pratt clears the air regarding the incident by writing some short posts on her Twitter. She, additionally, also makes use her account in the social networking site to advise people to avoid making the same mistake as her.
 
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/northampton-county/index.ssf/2009/05/s Oct 23, 2009
A man accused of drunken driving who claimed he was exempt from state law because he was "sovereign" had a different perspective today in Northampton County Court. "I know I shouldn't have drove that night," said Scott Allan Witmer, of Northampton Borough. "I apologize if I wasted anybody's time." Witmer's statements prompted Judge Leonard Zito to hold Witmer in jail until he received a mental exam. (Lehigh Valley Live - Every 15 Minutes Program)
 
Nick Adenhart on Angels' minds as they clinch playoff berth Oct 15, 2009
LOS ANGELES - His corner locker remained intact -- uniform, spikes, baseballs, glove, equipment bag, water bottle and all. His No. 34 jersey hung in the dugout as it has for every game, home and away. The photo of him in mid-pitching motion was affixed to the center-field wall. The Los Angeles Angels clinched another American League West championship with an 11-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night, their fifth division title in six years, and the one player who wasn't there to live it, to feel it, was the one player who seemed to be everywhere at Angel Stadium. "There isn't a guy in this locker room who isn't playing for his memory," reliever Jason Bulger said of Nick Adenhart, the 22-year-old Angels pitcher and Washington County native who was killed with two friends when their car was broadsided by an alleged drunk driver near Angel Stadium on April 9, four days into the season.
 
China proposes penalties against passengers of drunk drivers Oct 12, 2009
THE RICHMARK SENTINEL: China has proposed expanding a nationwide campaign against drunk drivers to include penalties against their passengers.
 
Mom was legally drunk in crash that killed 11-year-old girl, injured 6 Oct 12, 2009
NY DAILY NEWS: A drunken Bronx mom driving a car packed with young girls going to a slumber party lost control of the vehicle and flipped over several times on the Henry Hudson Parkway Sunday, police said. An 11-year-old girl was killed and two other children were seriously injured after being thrown from the car in the grisly 12:45 a.m. crash that echoed this summer's deadly alcohol-fueled wreck on the Taconic Parkway.
 
He allegedly was so drunk at hearing 3 weeks ago that he urinated on h Oct 10, 2009
Allentown, PA Allentown man pleads guilty to drunken driving after sobering court date This time, Seth A. Chuck was on better behavior in court. Three weeks after coming to Northampton County Court so drunk he had trouble standing and allegedly urinated on himself, the 37-year-old Allentown man on Wednesday pleaded guilty in the case he was showing for.
 
Accused host of stripper pole party guilty of stalking Oct 9, 2009
One trial down, one to go for a Bethlehem Township man accused of hosting a party where Freedom High School students boozed and danced at a stripper pole. After a day of testimony, a jury convicted Steven A. Russo, 37, in another case against him, finding him guilty of stalking an ex-girlfriend last year after a custody hearing over their 4-year-old son. The misdemeanor charge alleged Russo followed Jessica Clapso on Oct. 29 after they left the domestic relations office in Easton. Russo faces guidelines that recommend probation to one month in jail when Northampton County Judge Stephen Baratta sentences him Dec. 1.
 
Juries picked for man charged with stalking, having stripper-pole part Oct 8, 2009
A trial will begin today in Northampton County Court in one of the cases involving a Bethlehem Township man accused of hosting a party where Freedom High School students drank alcohol and danced at a stripper pole. The case being heard involves a separate set of charges: that Steven A. Russo, 37, stalked and harassed, the mother of one of his sons, after a custody hearing Oct. 29 and struggled with officers when she called police
 
After the Adenhart Tragedy, an Angels Miracle Oct 8, 2009
As the Los Angeles Angels head into the American League playoffs, they will be remembering a lost teammate: pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, who died on April 9, only four days into the season, after pitching six scoreless innings in his season debut. He and two friends were killed after their car was hit by a van that ran a red light. The team paid tribute to Adenhart when they clinched their division championship last week. But the team was also aware of another, quieter triumph, perhaps a miracle. Indeed, Jon Wilhite, the fourth person in Adenhart's car, shouldn't be alive. The violent collision ripped his skull from his spine, resulting in what doctors call internal decapitation. It is almost always fatal. When Wilhite arrived at the hospital after the savage accident, X-rays and a CAT scan showed that his head was held in place only by muscles and skin. But gentle work by paramedics gave a gifted surgeon the chance to literally screw Wilhite's head back on his body. Remembering Nick Adenhart
 
Judge expunges Mel Gibson's drunk-driving conviction Oct 7, 2009
The Los Angeles Times: The actor, who did not appear for the brief hearing in Malibu, was eligible to have the conviction expunged after completing the terms of his probation. The cameras were rolling, but actor and director Mel Gibson was nowhere to be seen at the Malibu courthouse Tuesday. In a brief hearing held at the Oscar winner's request, a judge agreed to expunge Gibson's drunk-driving conviction. The initial arrest made headlines when the star was reported to have made anti-Semitic comments to a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. "He does not appear to be on any sort of probation or facing any similar charges," Judge Lawrence J. Mira said as a videographer for a celebrity news website taped the proceeding. "So I will grant the petition and sign the order." Mira noted that the charge is "still valid for gun control purposes."
 
Brandy Graff -Drunk driver denied work release Sep 17, 2009
Brandy Graff wants to work or go to school PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Coventry woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed two elderly sisters won't be allowed out on work release until the state's high court rules on the case. A Superior Court judge ruled in July that Brandy Graff should be allowed out to either work or take classes while she serves her sentence. The state prisons department appealed the decision, saying that only the Department of Corrections director can change a prisoner's classification. The department appealed to the state Supreme Court, and Wednesday the court stayed the superior court's decision. No date has been scheduled for the Supreme Court to hear the case. Graff was 18 in 2005 when she crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing 86- and 95-year-old sisters. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)
 
Police say DUI suspect tried to steal tow truck Sep 14, 2009
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Police in eastern Pennsylvania said a man charged with drunken driving faces more charges after allegedly trying to steal a tow truck a few hours later to retrieve his impounded vehicle.
 
Three's Company Star Charged with DUI Sep 9, 2009
EL SEGUNDO -- Former Three's Company star Joyce DeWitt has been charged with DUI, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's office. DeWitt was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts including driving under the influence, and driving while having a 0.08% or higher blood alcohol level. Officials say DeWitt's blood alcohol was .15% at the time of the incident -- which is almost twice the legal limit. The 60-year old sitcom actress was arrested Saturday, July 4th at 4:19 p.m. after DeWitt drove around a barricade at Pine Avenue and Sierra Street near the city's annual fireworks show, El Segundo police Sgt. Dan Kim said. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media) Source: The Morning Call
 
US reports 30% rise in arrests of women drivers Aug 20, 2009
WASHINGTON - The number of women arrested for drunken driving has jumped nearly 30 percent in the past decade. The Transportation Department said the number of women arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs increased 28.8 percent between 1998 and 2007. The number of men arrested under the influence fell 7.5 percent in the same time.
 
Driver Who Backed Into, Dragged Woman Arrested Aug 19, 2009
SAN MARCOS, Calif. - A 27-year-old man is behind bars Tuesday accused of being drunk when he backed his vehicle into a woman and dragged her about 40 feet with his car, before leading police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a parked vehicle in San Marcos, authorities said.
 
Man in DUI case likely to get 10 years Aug 19, 2009
BISBEE A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol during a hearing in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday will likely get sentenced to 10 years in prison. Darren Manning, 49, entered into a plea deal admitting that he had an alcohol concentration of 0. (Sierra Vista Herald, AZ)
 
Drinking and Driving Laws in Other Countries Jul 16, 2009
We all know drinking and driving is a dangerous combination. Driving under the influence is a cardinal sin of the road. We’ve listened to the warnings, we’ve read the statistics, and we’ve watched the After-School specials. We know it’s a bad thing to do and yet, some of us do it anyway. (Every 15 Minutes Program News & Media)
 
Motorist arrested in SoCal cyclist's death Jul 13, 2009
Twenty-year-old Marco Valencia of Canyon Country was arrested on suspicion of murder, hit-and-run and driving under the influence after the Sunday morning accident in the Angeles National Forest. California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Nunez says 43-year-old Joseph Novotny of Stevenson Ranch was killed in the accident. (San Francisco Chronicle)
 
Crime, but no time - Frustration over trends in prosecution Jul 13, 2009
According to the Washington State Patrol case report, a 23-year-old Bellevue man, driving under the influence of alcohol, struck the driver's side of the officer's marked patrol car, causing it to roll once side-over-side and sending the officer to the hospital ... 13 during a breathalyzer test and was originally charged with driving under the influence, was convicted of a lesser charge -- first-degree negligent driving ... The driver, Hunter Houle, was arrested for driving under the influence. (Ellensburg Daily Record, WA)
 
Shooting victim ID'd as Fresno teen Jul 13, 2009
Fresno police arrested eight people on suspicion of driving under the influence during a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint Saturday night. Police also impounded 40 vehicles at the checkpoint on Shaw Avenue near Glenn Avenue. (Fresno Bee)
 
Comic Artie Lange charged with DUI - ‘Howard Stern Show’ regular was i Jul 13, 2009
Comedian and radio personality Artie Lange has been charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant and careless driving after a minor traffic accident in central New Jersey ... TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Comedian and radio personality Artie Lange has been charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant and careless driving after a minor traffic accident in central New Jersey. (MSNBC -- News)
 
Artie Lange Arrested for Suspicion of DUI.. TMZ.com Jul 13, 2009
We've just learned Artie Lange was busted for suspicion of DUI moments ago in New Jersey. Law enforcement sources tell us the "Howard Stern Show" veteran was arrested about a half hour ago in Toms River after he got into a minor car accident. UPDATE: Cops tells us Artie was driving a 2009 Nissan Sentra when he rear-ended a 2004 Pontiac. He was charged with DUI and careless driving. Posted Jul 10th 2009 2:33PM by TMZ Staff.
 
Pete Doherty pleads guilty to drunk driving charge Jul 13, 2009
Pete Doherty was busted for drunk driving early Thursday morning, after authorities spotted him driving erratically and arrested him for DUI and possession of drugs.
 
Ryan Kavanaugh, Top Film Financier, Arrested for Drunk Driving Jul 13, 2009
Ryan Kavanaugh, one of Hollywood's most prominent film financiers, was arrested for drunk driving, speeding, and driving with a suspended license while still on probation for an earlier conviction. Arts Beat - Culture News and Views
 
Macungie man gets up to seven years in fatal Allentown hit-and-run Jul 2, 2009
The brand new clothes, still with their tags on, remained untouched in Stacey Schmidt's bedroom. The promising 25-year-old, who bought the clothes for a friend's upcoming destination wedding in Mexico, didn't come home one night and never would wear those clothes or see her friend get married. A police officer, holding Schmidt's driver's license, knocked on the home's front door before 10 a.m. April 20, 2008, to tell her parents why. Schmidt had been killed in an early-morning hit-and-run crash and the person who had struck her was still loose. 28-year-old Chad Michael Bleiler of Macungie had to face about 35 of Schmidt's weeping friends and family members and a judge. (The Morning Call - Allentown, PA)
 
Driver ran over 14 mailboxes, police say Man mows down one mailbox aft Jul 1, 2009
Jeffrey Scott Howard, 20, who lives on Carousel Street in the same subdivision, was charged with 15 counts of hit and run; 15 counts of vandalism; driving under the influence of drugs; possession of marijuana; obstruction of justice; underage possession of alcohol; and drinking while driving, third offense. He was placed in Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. (Fredericksburg.com, VA)
 
Lincoln men hospitalized after wreck on I-55/Veterans ramp Jul 1, 2009
Maestas was arrested on a preliminary charge of driving under the influence, state police said. Posted in , on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 12:00 am Updated: 1:24 am. (The Pantagraph newspaper)
 
Man charged in connection with fatal crash Jul 1, 2009
Justin Daniel Breazeale, 23, is also charged with driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. (Casper Star-Tribune, WY)
 
This week in Somerville arrests Jul 1, 2009
Michael Evans, 37, of 107 Hancock St., Stoneham, June 24, 1:18 p.m., charged on a warrant for third offense of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a Class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug law, larceny over $250 and a subsequent offense of possession of Class B drugs. Yahaira Gonzalez, 33, of 267 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, June 24, 8:11 p.m., charged on a warrant for driving with a suspended license, number plate violation and a miscellaneous equipment violation. (Somerville Journal, MA)
 
Motorhome driver charged in fatal I-5 crash Jun 24, 2009
The Oregon State Police says the driver of a motor home who caused a fatal crash on Interstate 5 near Creswell last week was charged Monday with assault, manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants. Stephen Whitaker of Cottage Grove was arrested after getting treatment for his own injuries at a Springfield hospital. (Longview Daily News, WA)
 
Man pinned between patrol car, another vehicle Jun 24, 2009
KITTITAS — A 39-year-old man, who is studying to be a reserve officer, was riding along in a Kittitas Police patrol car Sunday when he got a closer look than he bargained for. Christopher P. Taylor of Black Diamond, was riding with KPD officer Brent Nierman Sunday afternoon. The two responded to a domestic call on Main Street in Kittitas. As they responded, one of the suspects, 28-year-old Justin Michele Kalakosky, began leaving the scene in her vehicle. As she backed up, she pinned Taylor between her 1995 Plymouth Neon and the patrol car.
 
Stallworth Pleads Guilty Jun 24, 2009
MIAMI -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth took full responsibility for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Florida and began serving a 30-day jail sentence Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter.
 
NFL Star Donte Stallworth Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter Jun 24, 2009
MIAMI — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth took full responsibility for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Florida and began serving a 30-day jail sentence Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter. - Visit www.Every15Minutes.com
 
Accident victim dies in hospital, cause of death undetermined Jun 24, 2009
Benjamin Andrew David, 24, of Penhook was charged with driving under the influence. David was also treated for his injuries. (Chatham Star Tribune, VA)
 
DUI sentences vary too widely - Monday, June 22, 2009 Jun 24, 2009
In fact, we would like to see driving under the influence treated as a felony before a fourth conviction. People who have too much to drink and then slide behind the wheel of a car are not just gambling with their lives they are also risking the lives of others. (Missoulian, MT)
 
Fight alcohol abuse: How you can help prevent more deaths from drunken Jun 19, 2009
Josh wrote on Jun 18, 2009 1:36 PM:" Rob, are you actually suggesting that we don't need laws against driving under the influence? ". Rob wrote on Jun 18, 2009 3:20 PM:" I'm suggesting the laws we have do nothing to deter or prevent it, and thousands upon thousands of people drink and drive everyday and don't get in wrecks. Punishing people for having the potential to be dangerous is a tough call. I don't know exactly how to fix it, but I have a hard time with fining and jailing people when... (Missoulian, MT)
 
NFL suspends Stallworth indefinitely Jun 19, 2009
(CNN) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth has been suspended indefinitely by the National Football League, days after he pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol, the NFL said.
 
Man sentenced for involvement in accident that critically injured Dick Jun 19, 2009
He was charged with driving under the influence, failure to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian, failure to notify police of an accident involving injury or death, and aggravated assault by motor vehicle while DUI.. Guido said he was impressed by the letters he received in Woodwards support, but he still had great concerns stemming from the fact that the incident, Woodwards second DUI for sentencing purposes, was his second offense involving an accident. (Carlisle Sentinel, PA)
 
Jury Selected In Off-Duty Cop Shooting Trial Jun 9, 2009
VISTA, Calif. -- A jury was seated Tuesday to hear the trial of a San Diego police officer charged with shooting a woman and her 8-year-old son after a road-rage incident while he was off-duty in Oceanside.
 
Burley man to be arraigned for vehicular manslaughter, DUI Jun 9, 2009
BURLEY - A Burley man charged with felony vehicular manslaughter and aggravated driving under the influence will be arraigned in district court later this month.
 
Arizona high court sets new jury rule on DUI cases Jun 9, 2009
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona juries are getting new guidance on how to tell whether a person who has been drinking is violating the law against driving under the influence even if the vehicle isn't moving. Juries have been given inconsistent instructions on what state law means when it prohibits a person under the influence of alcohol from being in "actual physical control of a vehicle," the state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued Wednesday. (FOX 11, AZ)
 
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing the social-networki Jun 9, 2009
He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. La Russa's lawsuit said the page bearing his name was hurtful to the 64-year-old manager, who has led the Cardinals since 1996 and also managed the and Oakland A's during a 30-year managerial career. (ESPN -- Baseball)
 
Man accused of driving drunk in wrong lane for 28 miles Jun 9, 2009
No one was seriously injured, but the driver of the car, a 63-year-old Sonoma woman, was taken to Sonoma Valley Hospital where she was arrested for driving under the influence ... No one was seriously injured, but the driver of the car, a 63-year-old Sonoma woman, was taken to Sonoma Valley Hospital where she was arrested for driving under the influence. (Sonoma Index-Tribune, CA)
 
Judge admits she drove under the influence in April Jun 9, 2009
Superior Court Judge Christine McEvoy admitted yesterday to driving under the influence in April. (George Rizer/Globe Staff)
 
Montana state trooper chases down drunk driver Jun 4, 2009
The car's speedometer was showing 20-30-40 and then 50 mph - Trooper Chased on Foot
 
Suspected drunk driver rams Milwaukee ambulance Jun 4, 2009
A suspected drunken driver turned the tables on two Milwaukee Fire Department Paramedics when the driver rammed an ambulance.
 
Three men nabbed for car theft Jun 4, 2009
As they were investigating that crime, they noticed a suspicious car drive by and stopped it, then arrested the driver, Cody Robert Sampson, on charges of driving under the influence. They also discovered that the car he was driving allegedly was stolen, so Sampson was charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle. (Helena Independent Record, MT)
 
5th District Court News Jun 4, 2009
Bo D. Donnelley, driving under the influence (under 21), minor consumption. Olivia Munoz, driving under the influence ... Bryan Allen Wilson, driving under the influence. (Burley South Idaho Press, ID)
 
Law enforcement cracks down on seatbelt use Jun 4, 2009
Gregory reported four citations for driving under the influence, 16 for driving while license suspended, 21 for no proof of liability insurance, three for careless driving, two for improper equipment, two for littering and four for possession of beer/whisky. One citation was issued each for following too close, running stop sign, speeding, improper passing, expired tag, disregard for traffic device, public drunk and public profanity. (Forest Scott County Times, MS)
 
Arizona high court sets new jury rule on DUI cases Jun 4, 2009
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona juries are getting new guidance on how to tell whether a person who has been drinking is violating the law against driving under the influence even if the vehicle isn't moving. Juries have been given inconsistent instructions on what state law means when it prohibits a person under the influence of alcohol from being in "actual physical control of a vehicle," the state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued Wednesday. (FOX 11, AZ)
 
Williams: ‘Great friend, great man’ Jun 4, 2009
Him drinking & driving didn't give them a reason to shoot him. If that's the case, why not pass it as a law and just have all the officers sit outside the bars and start firing as soon as they get on the highway? It's not as if he was the only one on the highway that night that was driving under the influence. How many officers were at the scene that morning? Enough to where one of them could have attempted to stop the car without taking a... (Atmore Advance, AL)
 
The following are incidents the Allen Police Department responded to f Jun 4, 2009
Consumption of alcohol by minor, driving under the influence reported in the 500 block of Nandina Drive. 3:40 a.m. - Officers dispatched to the 500 block of Nandina Drive in reference to a noise disturbanc; subjects arrested for consumption of alcohol by minor. (McKinney Courier-Gazette, TX)
 
Carlisle man was charged with driving under the influence Jun 2, 2009
A Carlisle man was charged with driving under the influence after a traffic stop early Saturday on Trindle Road in South Middleton Township. Jesse Neely, 26, was stopped by state police at Carlisle for speeding shortly before 2 a.m. Further investigation revealed he was under the influence. (Carlisle Sentinel, PA)
 
Man set for retrial in wife's 2000 slaying Jun 2, 2009
PROVIDENCE Four-vehicle I-95 crash leaves man dead One man was killed and two were arrested on charges of driving under the influence after a chain-reaction crash involving four cars early yesterday on Interstate 95, State Police said ... The drivers of the third and fourth cars were arrested on charges of driving under the influence. (Boston Globe)
 
Change of plea Jun 2, 2009
Deanna L. Deroest - Change of plea hearing on charges including unauthorized use of a vehicle, third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief. John M. Dutcher - Change of plea hearing on charges including three counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object and five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. (Coos Bay-North Bend The World, OR)
 
Teen In Van-Dragging Dies Jun 2, 2009
Curran said although the preliminary investigation doesn't indicate Buckner was at fault for the wreck, she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and operating a vehicle with a suspended license. Copyright 2009 by. (KCRA 3, CA)
 
Woman accused of kicking OSP trooper in the face Jun 2, 2009
is in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence, attempting to elude an officer and assaulting an officer. Lt. Gregg Hastings says a driver called dispatchers Thursday to report that a car going faster than 100 mph almost flipped after hitting a concrete median on Interstate 84. (Longview Daily News, WA)
 
Man gets 1 to 10 years in DUI death Jun 2, 2009
The driver of the other bike, William Wayne Billy DeHaven Jr., survived, but on Tuesday morning was ordered to serve a one- to 10-year penitentiary sentence after entering a guilty plea in March to driving under the influence causing death. DeHaven, 27, of Gerrardstown, W.Va. (The Herald-Mail Online)
 
DUI arrests down from Memorial weekend 2008 Jun 2, 2009
The California Highway Patrol has arrested 196 drivers in the Bay Area between Friday and early Monday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a CHP sergeant. Last year the CHP netted 209 DUI arrests during the same reporting period, between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday, CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said. (Palo Alto Online, CA)
 
Can prescription lead to an impaired driving charge? Jun 2, 2009
Driving under the influence of controlled or non-controlled drugs is not like driving under the influence of alcohol ... The other factor to know is that even if you get into a crash on private property, you could be charged with driving under the influence ... I want to add that inhaling paint fumes or any other mind-altering fumes could also lead to a driving under the influence charge. (Burley South Idaho Press, ID)
 
Woman injured after being pushed from car Jun 2, 2009
Christensen was booked into the Mat-Su pretrial facility without bail on the assault charge as well as charges of driving under the influence and misconduct with weapons, troopers said. The woman was taken to Mat-Su Regional Hospital to be treated for nonfatal injuries, troopers said. (Anchorage Daily News)
 
Steven Russo, 36, accused of hosting teen drinking parties, encouragin Feb 28, 2009
BETHLEHEM TWP. | Police say a 36-year-old township man furnished Freedom High School students with alcohol and coaxed teenage girls clad in cheerleader outfits to dance on a "stripper" pole in the basement of his home. Steven Russo, 36, accused of hosting teen drinking parties, encouraging pole dancing. Steven A. Russo, of the 2400 block of 15th Street, allowed his now 17-year-old son, also a Freedom student, to invite at least eight other students, ranging in ages from 14 to 16, to his home Dec. 12, according to court papers.
 
Gary Collins Busted for DUI -- Again Feb 1, 2009
We've learned Gary Collins -- the former Miss America host and talk show host, has been arrested yet again for DUI. Law enforcement tells TMZ Collins was busted at 9:16 last night by the CHP just south of Montecito, on suspicion of DUI. Law enforcement sources tell us Collins refused a field sobriety test but was subsequently given a blood alcohol test. Posted Feb 1st 2009 11:31AM by TMZ Staff
 
2 Easton High juniors die in crash Mar 10, 2006
(EASTON, PA)Two Easton Area High School students were killed Sunday and a former student was clinging to life after a one-car accident in the Old Orchard section of Palmer Township. The early morning calm of the picturesque neighborhood was broken just after 6:30 a.m. when the car the three were in slammed so violently into a tree that the engine was thrown nearly 60 feet from the vehicle. Pronounced dead at the scene were Michael R. Cummings, an 18-year-old junior quarterback on the Easton Area High football team, and 16-year-old junior girls soccer player Amanda Leigh Schultz, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek. The driver, Kyle Kehler, is an 18-year-old from Palmer Township who was a junior at Easton Area High School last year but is not in school this year. He was flown to St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain Hill, where he was in critical condition late Sunday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. (Every 15 Minutes Program - The Morning Call)
 
Teen was driving drunk, DA says Mar 10, 2006
(EASTON, PA) Kyle M. Kehler, 18, was drunk behind the wheel of the car that crashed Sunday in Palmer Township, killing two Easton Area High School students who were with him, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says. ''He was definitely over the legal limit,'' Morganelli said Thursday. Also, he and the prosecutor handling the case said the party that Kehler, Michael R. Cummings and Amanda Leigh Schultz attended at a Palmer home wasn't the only one going on the night before the high-speed accident. Every 15 Minutes Program - The Morning Call)
 
Amanda Leigh Schultz, 16, of Palmer Township, died March 5, 2006 Mar 7, 2006
Amanda Leigh Schultz, 16, of Palmer Township, died March 5. She was the daughter of Mark R. and Patricia A. Lutkins Schultz. A junior at Easton High School, she played varsity soccer and had been on the JV team. She was also a mangager for the boys soccer team and played Palmer softball and basketball. She was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Palmer Township. (Every 15 Minutes Program)
 
 

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