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Politician Who Warned About Driving Drunk is Charged With it

VICTOR, N.Y. — The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged New Year’s Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle, just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the …

Trial Draws To Close of Driver Accused of Killing Boy Scout

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A Long Island man “recklessly and selfishly” got behind the wheel of his SUV after pounding vodka on a golf course and plowed into a group of hiking Boy Scouts, killing a 12-year-old, a prosecutor said during …

Report Details Michigan Lawmaker Blood-Alcohol Level

Test results say state Rep. Bob Genetski’s blood-alcohol level was at a point considered intoxicated under Michigan law about an hour and a half after his drunken driving arrest. MLive.com reports Genetski’s blood-alcohol level was at Michigan’s legal limit of …

Jury Can Hear Statements from ex-‘Melrose’ Actress

Jurors will hear statements made to authorities by an actress who appeared on the “Melrose Place” TV series at her aggravated manslaughter trial in New Jersey. A judge ruled Amy Locane was able to understand the consequences of waiving her …

California Highway Patrol Says Driver in Fatal Crash Was Drunk

Investigators say the California driver of a car that flipped, killing two passengers, had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal driving limit. San Luis Obispo County prosecutors say 21-year-old Evan Alexander Green, a Chico State University student, pleaded not …

Michigan Appeals Court Says Joyrider has Insurance

A western Michigan man excluded from his wife’s insurance policy still is eligible for benefits in a drunken crash, thanks to a line of court decisions that covers joyriders from the same family. The state appeals court on Wednesday reluctantly …