DUI

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Cops: DUI Suspect Wouldn't Pull His Horse Over

Police in Whittier say he was 'galloping through traffic' before arrest

(Newser) - An allegedly drunken horseman was taken into custody Saturday, say police in Whittier, California. In an Instagram post , police said there was an unusual—and brief—pursuit after they encountered an "intoxicated person on a horse, galloping through traffic," who refused to pull over, the Los Angeles Times...

School Superintendent Crowd-Surfed, Then Got a DWI

James Thomson was spotted flying high at NY high school football game before his arrest

(Newser) - When you're the superintendent of a school district, it's perfectly fine to attend school events and show enthusiasm—but maybe not that much enthusiasm. Jason D. Thomson may be reflecting upon that after a weekend that kicked off with his attendance at Baker High School's football game...

US Servicewoman in Italy Accused of Deadly DUI Crash

Woman was allegedly four times over the limit when she hit teen on cycle path

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Air Force servicewoman is facing a vehicular homicide charge after allegedly killing a 15-year-old boy in a crash in northern Italy Sunday morning. Sources tell ANSA that the woman was four times over the legal limit when she hit Giovanna Vanier on a cycle path after losing control...

Hope Solo Speaks Out on 'Worst Night of My Life'

Retired soccer goalkeeper says drinking that led to DUI spurred partly from postpartum depression

(Newser) - Nearly a month after pleading guilty to charges of driving while impaired in North Carolina in late March, while her twin toddlers were in the car, Hope Solo is talking publicly about what happened. Making an appearance this week on her Hope Solo Speaks podcast , the 41-year-old former soccer goalkeeper...

Alleged Drunk Boater Indicted on Homicide Charges

5 died in Memorial Day crash in Georgia

(Newser) - Update: A Georgia man who was allegedly boating under the influence of alcohol on Memorial Day has been indicted on 10 counts of first-degree homicide by vessel—two for each of the five people who died in a collision. Mark Stegall, 45, is also charged with boating under the influence...

DUIs on Golf Carts and Scooters? Welcome to Florida

Recent arrests occurred along state's busiest interstate, at Walmart

(Newser) - A woman with an open bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey in a bag was arrested for driving a golf cart on Florida's busiest interstate while drunk, according to an arrest report. The 58-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night on the shoulder of Interstate 95. She's now facing...

Paul Pelosi Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charges

Complaint says House speaker's husband was slurring his words after May crash

(Newser) - The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor DUI charges related to a May crash in Northern California wine country. Paul Pelosi, 82, did not appear in person at Napa County Superior Court Wednesday. His attorney, Amanda Bevins, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf...

Paul Pelosi Spokesman Calls Arrest Report Details 'Incorrect'
Pelosi's Husband Charged
With DUI After Crash
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Pelosi's Husband Charged With DUI After Crash

Paul Pelosi could spend a short stint behind bars if convicted

(Newser) - Update: Nancy Pelosi's husband could spend a little time behind bars under new charges filed after a car crash last month. The Napa County District Attorney's Office on Thursday charged Paul Pelosi, 82, with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with .08% blood alcohol...

Nancy Pelosi's Husband Paul Arrested for Suspected DUI

The Speaker of the House was in Rhode Island at the time

(Newser) - Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff's office online booking report cited by the...

After Crash, Officers Find Cop Didn't Have Valid License

Mississippi officer charged with DUI had been patrolling for months with expired license

(Newser) - A police officer who resigned from a Tupelo-area force days after a drunk-driving arrest in 2020 was wearing a different force's uniform when he was arrested for the same offense on Friday night, authorities in Mississippi say. Jonathan Boyd, 32, was arrested in Saltillo by the Mississippi Highway Patrol...

Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report
Troopers Left Suspicious Driver
Who Later Killed Them: Report
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Troopers Left Suspicious Driver Who Later Killed Them: Report

Driver suspected of DUI struck and killed 2 Pennsylvania troopers and a pedestrian, police say

(Newser) - Two Pennsylvania troopers were helping a man on the side of a highway early Monday when a driver plowed into them, killing all three. In a shocking twist, Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden Sisca, 29, had initially pulled over the female driver on suspicion of driving under the...

Unusual DUI Case Involves Several Cans of Right Guard

Authorities in Stuart, Fla., say Katherine Theodore huffed deodorant spray before driving

(Newser) - Authorities pulled over a vehicle in Florida's Martin County over the weekend being driven by an apparently intoxicated woman, but she wasn't hit with typical DUI charges. CBS12 reports that sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop in Stuart on Sunday after witnessing erratic driving, and when they...

Comedian Faces DUI Charge
Comedian Faces DUI Charge

Comedian Faces DUI Charge

Tiffany Haddish arrested, released in Georgia

(Newser) - Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Georgia on Friday and charged with driving under the influence. The comedian and actress was released from jail hours later after putting up $1,666, TMZ reports. Haddish had been pulled over after Peachtree City police received a 911 call around 2:30am about a...

He Survived DUI Crash, Dies in Another Suspected One

'It's unreal,' says mother of Clyde Thompson in Texas

(Newser) - Two years ago, a drunk driver nearly took the life of 17-year-old Clyde Thompson in Beaumont, Texas. Over the weekend, he lost his life to another driver facing DUI charges, reports KHOU 11 . “It’s just unreal," says the mother of the 19-year-old, Tamala Johnson. "To get...

Police Put Ruggs' Speed at 156mph Before Crash

NFL player appears in court after fatal wreck

(Newser) - An NFL player was driving 156mph about 2 seconds before his car slammed into another vehicle in Las Vegas early Tuesday, killing a 23-year-old woman, a police report says. When the airbags deployed in Henry Ruggs' Corvette, it was moving at 127mph, airbag data show. Ruggs appeared in court Wednesday...

Raiders Release Henry Ruggs After Fatal Alleged DUI Crash

He's been charged with felony DUI

(Newser) - Update: The Las Vegas Raiders released wide receiver Henry Ruggs on Tuesday night after he was involved in a fatal car crash, for which he has been charged with felony DUI resulting in a death, CNN reports. Our previous story from Tuesday follows:

Former Kansas Senate Leader Is Going to Jail for 2 Days

Republican lawmaker Gene Suellentrop pleads no contest to DUI, reckless driving

(Newser) - Update: Kansas Sen. Gene Suellentrop has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI and reckless driving charges as part of a plea deal that will allow him to keep his job. The Republican—who was arrested in March after he was seen driving the wrong way on I-470 in Topeka—will...

Residents Want Crackdown After 91-Year Old's Scooter Death

LA driver charged with DUI

(Newser) - A 91-year-old man in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood died after he was hit by one of the area's ubiquitous electric scooters, police say. The man, identified by the coroner's office Tuesday as Yin Wu, hit his head on the pavement and was pronounced dead at the scene. The...

'Rumor Mill's Going Nuts' After State GOP Leader Arrested

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop accused of DUI, trying to flee cops

(Newser) - Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop was not present when the state Senate convened Tuesday afternoon—which was not surprising after the events of that morning. Police say the 69-year-old Republican was arrested in Topeka at 3:55am on Tuesday and booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the...

3 Drunken Drivers Found Each Other: Police

Crashes began with a truck going the wrong way

(Newser) - Authorities say three drunken drivers were involved in a crash early Sunday morning in a south Milwaukee suburb. The incident happened shortly before 3am when a man driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck the wrong way on a four-lane highway in Mount Pleasant collided head-on with a motorist in a...

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