DUI News

Man Pleads to DUI in Illinois Highway Worker’s Death

A southern Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday to four felonies alleging he was driving impaired when he caused a 2012 wreck that killed a highway construction worker and injured three others. Michael Jeter, 36, of West Frankfort entered the pleas …

Actor Chris Pine Charged With Drunken Driving in New Zealand

Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand. The 33-year-old American is due to make his first court appearance in the case on Monday, court …

First Time Wisconsin DUI Offenders Could Have to Appear in Court

The Wisconsin state Senate’s public safety committee has approved a bill that would require all first-time drunken driving offenders to appear in court. First-offense drunken driving in Wisconsin is a civil violation akin to a speeding ticket. Offenders can pay …

California Man With 8 DUI Convictions Sentenced to 6 Years

A Northern California man convicted of his eighth drunk driving charge has been sentenced to a maximum term of six years in prison. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Monday that Pablo Servin Sanchez’s latest violation was Oct. 3, when …

Alaska Residents Arrested for DUIs Have Excessively High Blood Alcohol Levels

Blood-alcohol levels of people arrested for drinking and driving are excessively high, even though the drivers may not know they are intoxicated, Anchorage police said. For example, 10 out of 13 arrests during a recent weekend involved blood-alcohol levels at …

Connecticut Woman Warns About DUI After Family Killed

Melanie Bassi’s mother promised to wake her up from a nap with a phone call on Christmas Day six years ago, but instead, she received a message from police in her Connecticut hometown. A neighbor was concerned about a large …

Kansas Judge Says Test in DUI Case Can Be Suppressed

A Douglas County judge has ruled that a blood test from a DUI case in Lawrence, Kansas, will be suppressed, rejecting the state’s argument that the test was lawful. Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff granted Julian M. Kuszmaul’s motion …

Washington High Court Rules Cities Can Be Liable in DUI Crash

Washington’s Supreme Court says cities, counties and utility companies can be liable when faulty road design leads to injuries in car crashes – even when the driver is drunk. In an 8-1 ruling Thursday, the justices overturned a lower court’s …

Mississippi Woman to Serve 14 Years for DUI Causing Injury

Annetta Brown Stevenson has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to DUI causing injury. Stevenson entered the plea Wednesday before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Kathy King Jackson. Prosecutors say that on June 17, 2009, …

Ohio Councilman Arrested on 3rd DUI

Cleveland, Ohio police say they have arrested a city councilman for alleged drunken driving – his third DUI. A police statement says Councilman Zach Reed was arrested in downtown Cleveland about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after running a red light and …