Stories tagged: driving under the influence
Sun., July 23, 2017
State gets tougher on DUI and domestic violence in new laws taking effect today
Tougher laws on driving under the influence, domestic violence and gun background checks take effect on Sunday, along with scores of others.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Washington House considers tougher DUI law, new way to get blood samples from drivers
House considers a bill to toughen the DUI law and another to make it easier for law enforcement to get drug samples from drivers suspected of being under the influence …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
Man accused of vehicular assault after his station wagon strikes motorcycle
A man whose station wagon crashed into a motorcycle Sunday evening west of Spokane was accused by state troopers of driving under the influence. Brandon M. Mott, 30, was driving …
Fri., May 27, 2016
Raid on pot fund hurts legalization
Promised revenue for research and prevention was siphoned off by legislative budget writers.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: How Washington didn’t make 4 DUIs a felony
How the fourth DUI in Washington remained a misdemeanor.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 6 p.m.
Teen driver whose car was hit by Spokane patrol car charged with DUI
A teenager whose car was struck by a Spokane police officer in early December was charged Jan. 12 with driving under the influence.
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Two years of legal marijuana mean revenue, but unexpected hurdles
Two years ago this weekend, pot became legal in Washington. Only for adults, only when consumed in private and only if it was grown, processed and sold by state-licensed stores. …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
DUI suspect avoids train, breaks ankle
Ruben Flores, 24, faces a driving-under-the-influence charge after police say his car stalled on the train tracks near the downtown Amtrak station just before 3 a.m. Friday.
Tue., May 13, 2014, 10:06 a.m.
Police: Impaired teen driver strikes patrol vehicle overnight
Savannah Ashby, 18, struck the back of a police cruiser and another car while driving under the influence, investigators allege.
Mon., March 31, 2014, 10:08 a.m.
Off-duty Spokane police officer arrested for driving under influence
An off-duty Spokane police officer was arrested and cited on suspicion of driving under the influence on Saturday night, a news release from the police department said. Officer Mike Russo, …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, 7:43 a.m.
New DUI enforcement program begins Jan. 1
SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol is starting a new DUI enforcement program on New Year’s Day. The pilot program will bring tougher punishments for some intoxicated drivers in five …
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013, 3:46 p.m.
Prosecutors: Man admitted to drinking before car accident that injured son
A Spokane Valley man charged with vehicular assault admitted to drinking two Bloody Marys and five beers before getting in a car accident that left his 8-year-old son with serious …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013, 8:12 a.m.
Police: Suspected drunken driver causes crash into CdA home
William Velis Sr., 22, was arrested after Coeur d’Alene Police found him and a child fleeing the scene of a Saturday night collision near downtown. Another driver reported minor injuries …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, 1 p.m.
Drunken driver arrested after crashing into Coeur d’Alene home
Three people, including a 10-year-old girl, suffered serious injuries after a drunk driver crashed into their Coeur d’Alene home Thursday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, 8:33 a.m.
One dead in accident north of Chewelah
A Montana man died Tuesday when the car he was driving went off the road north of Chewelah and hit a tree just before midnight.
Mon., June 10, 2013, 7:57 a.m.
Two injured in Sunday accidents
Accidents sent two people to the hospital Sunday afternoon and evening.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012
Getting There: State helps fund Sullivan bridge
The effort to secure funding for a new Sullivan Road Bridge over the Spokane River got a boost last week with the announcement of a $3.5 million grant from the …
Sun., April 1, 2012
Drunken-driving charges under many influences
Extra law enforcement patrols are often on the road to crack down on drunken driving, but frequently the charge of driving under the influence is reduced as cases play out …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2011, 7:53 p.m.
Colfax man in critical condition, charged with DUI
A Colfax man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after driving off an embankment last night.
Tue., Feb. 15, 2011
Lawmakers propose tougher DUI penalties
OLYMPIA – Drunken drivers would face stiffer penalties, including a tripling of mandatory jail time on a first conviction, under proposals being considered by the Legislature. First-time offenders would spend …
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
Change in DUI law means fired cop can be rehired
A former Spokane police sergeant fired after a drunken hit-and-run crash has been offered a spot as a detective after a change in state law lifted his driving restrictions. City …
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
Batty arrested again for DUI
A retired Spokane firefighter with a history of impaired driving and a conviction for vehicular homicide was arrested again Thursday after a state trooper smelled alcohol on his breath. David …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Man shoots self during traffic stop
A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Robert J. Kilborn, 48, was …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, 9:12 p.m.
Short police pursuit ends in suicide
A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010, 8:30 a.m.
Driver arrested after collision with police car
A Spokane Police officer in a patrol cruiser was involved in a collision with another vehicle early today, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving under the …
Wed., July 28, 2010
Car crash on Highway 20 sends driver to hospital
A Cheney man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Tuesday morning after being injured in a traffic accident in Pend Oreille County. Kenneth R. Engel, 22, is facing …
Thu., May 27, 2010, 12:38 p.m.
Suspected heroin seized after driver hits building
A suspected intoxicated driver whom deputies believe had heroin inside his car was arrested after crashing into a convenience store Wednesday night.
Fri., April 16, 2010, 7:50 a.m.
Police: Driver hits pedestrian, parked car, motel
A 36-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday night after she struck a man standing along a parking lot at a North Side motel.
Mon., April 12, 2010
Driver runs into Davenport Hotel
A driver who sideswiped several cars and then plowed into the Davenport Hotel late Saturday has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and hit and run. According …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2009, 8:52 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene woman arrested after bus accident
A drunken driver slammed into a school bus filled with children Wednesday, but no one was injured, according to the Idaho State Patrol.