Driving under the influence

January 04, 2019 - 10:41 am
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer in North Carolina drove while drunk, wrecked his car and then fled the scene. News outlets report that state troopers arrested Andy Massey early Saturday, after finding a car registered to him wrecked in a ditch. Massey has been...
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January 02, 2019 - 6:23 am
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a drunken driver crashed into an Alpharetta police cruiser that was parked at a wreck early on New Year's Day, crushing the cruiser's rear-end. Alpharetta police say no one was injured. Police say officers were responding to a crash on Georgia State...
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This booking photo provided by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department shows Gustavo Perez Arriaga. Perez Arriaga, suspected of gunning down a California policeman, was in the U.S. illegally and was captured while planning to flee to his native Mexico, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson announced, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, as he all but blamed the state's sanctuary law for the officer's death. (Courtesy of Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department via AP)
December 29, 2018 - 1:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected of killing a California policeman was in the U.S. illegally and captured while planning to flee to his native Mexico, a sheriff said as he all but blamed the state's sanctuary law for the officer's death. A two-day statewide manhunt ended Friday with the arrest...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Newman Police Department shows officer Ronil Singh who was killed on duty conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in the town of Newman, Calif. A suspected drunk driver accused of fatally shooting Singh who pulled him over was captured Friday, Dec. 28, as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the U.S., authorities said. (Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
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December 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspected drunken driver accused of killing a California police officer who pulled him over was captured Friday as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the U.S., authorities said. The sheriff leading the investigation blamed...
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December 28, 2018 - 7:21 pm
DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — Law officials say a woman rescued alongside her two-month-old baby from a pickup truck inundated by water in north Georgia is facing DUI charges. WSB-TV reports that Georgia State Patrol says Andrea Marie McMeans, 28, ran off the road and down an embankment before landing in a...
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In this Dec. 20, 2018, photo, Rob Wheatley, 50, drinks a beer, at the Beer Hive Pub, in Salt Lake City. The United States' lowest DUI threshold takes effect this weekend in Utah. Lawmakers in the state approved the 0.05 percent blood-alcohol limit in 2017, and Gov. Gary Herbert signed it into law. The change goes into effect Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. In a booth in the corner, recent Ohio transplant Wheatley said he drinks to try new craft beers, not to get drunk. He's skeptical that the law will be a serious deterrent for binge drinkers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Year's Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation's newest and lowest DUI threshold. The 0.05 percent limit goes into effect Sunday, despite protests that it...
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December 27, 2018 - 12:55 pm
MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — A man is suing a police department in South Carolina after they charged him with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.02 percent. Calvin Williams' lawsuit says a Mauldin police officer pulled him over in 2016 for failing to maintain his lane. The lawsuit...
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This booking photo provided by the Oktibbeha County Jail shows Republican State Senate President Pro Tem Terry Burton, who was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving drunk, Wednesday night, Dec. 19, 2018, near Starkville, Miss. Burton was charged with DUI second offense and failure to maintain proper lane. (Oktibbeha Sheriff's Department via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 5:57 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top Mississippi lawmaker arrested for the third time on suspicion of drunken driving is apologizing for causing "embarrassment" to friends, family and colleagues. Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Burton told The Associated Press in a statement Friday that he would consider...
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December 07, 2018 - 12:35 pm
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A lemur surprised a Florida Highway Patrol trooper when it crawled from a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck that had been stopped for driving erratically and hitting other cars. Dashcam video shows the lemur peeking out of the trailer before hopping to the ground and...
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December 03, 2018 - 11:48 pm
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 mph (113 kph) on a highway early Friday in the San...
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