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Too Early to Talk New Parade Safety Rules in New Orleans

It’s too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans, La., police spokesman said Monday. “It’s probably a little premature,” Michael …

Drunken Drivers Could Face More Penalties in Nebraska

Drunken drivers in Nebraska who refuse to take blood tests could be in for harsher punishments, including up to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000. Refusing to take a breathalyzer or blood test had been a …

Texas Drunk Driver Crashes into Police Cars

Galveston, Texas, police have arrested a man who they say crashed into two police cars while driving drunk. KHOU-TV reports 66-year-old Raymond Oakley nearly struck a Galveston police officer who was working at the scene of an earlier accident. Chief …

New York Woman Delivering Newspapers Dies in Fatal Crash

An off-duty firefighter drunkenly drove the wrong way down a one-way suburban avenue, slammed into another car and killed a woman delivering newspapers early Monday, authorities said. White Plains firefighter Erik Refvik was arrested on criminally negligent homicide and driving …

Father on Trial for Killing Drunken Driver Who Caused Sons’ Deaths

The attorney for a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons argued with investigators Monday that none of the evidence they have presented at trial directly links his client …

Washington Drunken Driver Caused $18,000 Damage at Drive-Thru

Police in the southwest Washington city of Kelso say an intoxicated driver caused at least $18,000 damage in the drive-thru lane at a Jack in the Box restaurant, hitting shrubs and sideswiping a menu board. According to The Daily News …

Virginia Woman Gets Six Months Jail Time for Bike Trail Crash

A 29-year-old McLean woman has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run charges in a crash with a bicyclist on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The Washington Post reports that Mehak Chopra was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six …

2 Remain Hospitalized After Deadly SXSW Crash

Two people remain hospitalized nearly two weeks after a suspected drunken driver veered into a South By Southwest festival crowd in a wreck blamed for three deaths. A spokesman for University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas, said Tuesday that …

DUI Victim’s Family Sues Oregon Restaurants

The family of a Cottage Grove, Ore., woman who was killed by a drunken driver is suing the man and two restaurants that served him alcohol. In the suit filed in Lane County Circuit Court, the family of Theresa Grondona …

Seattle Crash Victims’ Family Files $45M Claim

A $45 million claim has been filed by a family that saw two loved ones killed and two others severely injured in a Seattle traffic crash that prosecutors say was caused by a drunken driver. KOMO-TV reports that the family …