Stories tagged: drunk driving
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Washington to drivers: Put the cellphone down, don’t risk fourth DUI
New Washington laws increase penalty for drivers using a smartphone or driving under the influence.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
276 stops made during weekend emphasis patrol in Moscow
The Moscow Police Department cracked down on distracted drivers this past weekend, making 276 traffic stops – and issuing citations in nearly a third of the stops – from Friday …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Fourth DUI could soon be a felony in Washington
Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to tighten state DUI laws finally passes Legislature
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Butte DUI suspect says he has 22 prior convictions
A 54-year-old man arrested in Butte on suspicion of driving under the influence told authorities he had 22 prior convictions for the same crime.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
State Patrol: Washington driver’s blood-alcohol was 6 times legal limit
The Washington State Patrol says it arrested a man who had been driving on Interstate 5 in Shoreline with a blood-alcohol content six times the legal limit.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Utah could adopt strictest DUI limit in U.S.
A state lawmaker wants to make Utah’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Oregon court reverses DUI conviction of wheelchair user
The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a wheelchair user who had been found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:43 a.m.
Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers
Drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Canadian police force threatens Nickelback on drunk drivers
A police department in Canada’s province of Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose “the Nickelback treatment” on anyone who drinks and drives.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
‘Affluenza’ mom indicted on charges she helped son flee
The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been indicted on charges accusing her of helping her son flee to Mexico.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
‘Affluenza’ teen gets 2 years in jail
Ethan Couch, the “affluenza” teen who killed four people in a drunken driving crash in 2013, was given four consecutive 180-day jail sentences by a judge Wednesday.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1 p.m.
Montana State University cancels speech by bin Laden shooter
Montana State University has canceled a scheduled speech by the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Soccer star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case
Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday in a county courtroom in Portland.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Ex-Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden charged with DUI in Montana
Montana authorities have filed drunken driving charges against the former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Boise County prosecuting attorney charged with felony DUI
Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Jolene Maloney has been charged with a felony count of driving under the influence.
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.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Harsher DUI penalties get Washington Gov. Inslee’s signature
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will double the maximum fine and prison sentence for a felony-level driving under the influence conviction.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
Idaho woman gets prison time for crash that killed daughter
An Idaho woman has been sentenced to at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for a car crash that killed her 5-year-old-daughter.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Traffic-death increase highest in 50 years in 2015
The number of traffic deaths in the United States rose 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, the largest year-to-year percentage increase in a half-century, according to preliminary estimates Wednesday by …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Lawmakers consider tougher vehicular homicide penalties
A bill making its way through the Washington statehouse would create stiffer penalties for vehicular homicide.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
MADD: Car-locking systems have stopped 1.77 million drivers
Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in …
Sat., April 4, 2015
Fourth DUI a felony under bill OK’d by Washington Senate
OLYMPIA – Motorists who rack up four convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs would face a felony charge under a bill that the Washington Senate passed …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Crossroad in crosshairs about barrier
Michelle Yarbrough was in the shower when a minivan drove through her garden and smashed into the garage just outside her front door. Only a few minutes earlier she’d been …
Fri., March 7, 2014, 1:08 p.m.
Crash that killed two EWU students sparks homicide investigation
State troopers are investigating an Eastern Washington University student for killing two of her passengers – both college friends - in a suspected drunken-driving crash two weeks ago near Colfax.
Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
Tougher DUI penalties proposed in Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – Drunken drivers could face prison on their fourth conviction if the Legislature can find a way to pay for the extra burden on state prisons and county jails. …
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 …
Mon., Nov. 25, 2013, 11:56 a.m.
Man in critical condition following crash
A 50-year-old man is in critical condition at a Spokane hospital after his car hit a wall under an overpass in Spokane Valley on Sunday night.
Tue., Sept. 24, 2013, 8:50 a.m.
Authorities blame Sandpoint plane crash on drunk pilot
SANDPOINT — Authorities in North Idaho say a pilot who crashed his twin-engine plane at the airport in Sandpoint was flying under the influence of alcohol.
Tue., May 28, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
Anti-DUI car devices popular in Washington
SEATTLE — About 20,000 Washington residents use alcohol-sensing devices in their motor vehicles, putting this state among the top five for use of these DUI-prevention devices.
Wed., May 15, 2013
Alcohol laws don’t mix well at Capitol
OLYMPIA – As a Senate committee approved tougher laws against impaired drivers Tuesday, some senators wondered aloud if the Legislature isn’t at least partially responsible for putting more drunks on …