Stories tagged: drunken driving
Mon., May 1, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper warns of dance ‘orgies’ at crossroads parties
The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page warned about a a new societal menace: dance “orgies” at country crossroads.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Pierced tongue wouldn’t get you out of breath test under bill approved by Washington House
Washington would get tougher on motorists who drive drunk or under the influence of drugs under a bill that received overwhelming support Thursday in the House. It would allow law …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, midnight
Spin Control: Washington Senate votes again to crack down on drunk drivers
What does the Senate do after receiving alcoholic gifts from two members? Votes to make a fourth DUI a felony.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Plan ahead to avoid driving drunk on New Year’s Eve
Lyft and Uber users likely to face surge pricing during peak New Year’s Eve hours
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Washington State Patrol, local law enforcement conducting extra DUI patrols
WENATCHEE – The Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will be ramping up their DUI patrols through the end of the year. With funding by the Washington Traffic …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
WSP: Crash injures 7 on I-90; drunken driving suspected
A Spokane man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving in a two-car crash on Interstate 90 that left him and six others …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
Man booked into Kootenai County Jail seven times on DUI charges
A resident of Dalton Gardens was jailed for the seventh time after being accused of driving under the influence on Saturday . Paul A. Hendzel, 54, was pulled over about …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Texas balloon pilot had drunken-driving record
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) – The hot air balloon pilot involved in Saturday’s fatal crash in Texas had at least four drunken-driving convictions in Missouri. Online court records show that Alfred …
Wed., July 20, 2016, midnight
Love Story: After five decades, still ‘scrappily and happily’ together
Some people have the benefit of growing up in homes with parents who have loving, lasting relationships. They are raised within the strong, secure bonds of a healthy family, so …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
Witnesses say driver accused of killing Mt. Spokane High School student was going faster than 100 mph
Witnesses of a crash that killed a Mt. Spokane High School sophomore and left his best friend fighting for his life Saturday night told investigators that the car that struck …
Tue., March 29, 2016, midnight
Opinions from past add perspective
Topics: The governor’s pay, Great Northern Railway crossings in downtown, certificates of need for medical technology and state Supreme Court ruling on drunken driving.
Wed., March 9, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Toughen state’s DUI law
Allowing drivers with four DUIs to remain free is frightening. Second chances make sense. But not four chances, when the possibility of deadly consequences is so apparent
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 4:24 p.m.
Former Colville cop suspected of drunken driving after McDonald’s incident
Scott L. Arms, 44, a former Colville Police officer faces multiple criminal counts after an allegedly drunken exchange with former colleagues in a McDonald’s parking lot Sunday night.
Sat., July 11, 2015, 3:24 p.m.
Spokane City Council candidate had DUI in 2009
Randy Ramos, the only candidate actively campaigning against Councilman Mike Fagan in this year’s Spokane city elections, was charged with drunken driving in 2009 and still owes money to a …
Wed., April 15, 2015, midnight
Frederick Russell, driver who killed three students, released from prison
Frederick Russell, who was convicted of killing three Washington State University students and seriously injuring three others in 2001 in a drunken driving crash, was released from prison Tuesday. Russell, …
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, midnight
Idaho Supreme Court: Warrant needed for DUI blood test if suspect refuses
Police must get warrants before drawing blood from suspected drunken drivers who refuse to cooperate, the Idaho Supreme Court has decided in two Kootenai County cases. The opinions follow a …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014, midnight
Thoma, former Spokane police officer, loses final claim for damages
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. …
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, …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014, midnight
City won’t settle suit with Spokane police officer fired after driving drunk
Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, midnight
Teacher, school board member on probation for third DUI
An East Valley School District board member is serving two years probation for his third drunken-driving offense since 1988. Mitchell G. Jensen, 51, is also a middle school teacher in …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014, 7:44 a.m.
Two injured in Wednesday crash on Highway 195
Vehicular assault charges are pending against a Clarkston woman after an accident Wednesday night on state Highway 195 north of Rosalia.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2013, 10:04 a.m.
Driver dies in single-vehicle crash near Worley
A 63-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash near Worley on Monday night. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday the driver lost control of the vehicle …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 6:53 a.m.
Truck crashes through fence at Fairchild Air Base
SPOKANE — A pickup truck crashed through a chain-link perimeter fence Sunday night at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013, midnight
Four-time felon’s DUI verdict rejected by appellate court
A four-time felon who caused a crash that killed a 2-year-old in 1998 should get a third trial on an unrelated drunken driving charge stemming from a police chase through …
Fri., June 7, 2013, midnight
Vestal: Liquor sales must age more to fully assess
Private booze just had its first birthday. How’s this baby doing? As might have been expected: Predictions of falling prices have not come true, on average. Predictions of dire public …
Fri., April 19, 2013, midnight
Drunken driver bill facing challenges
OLYMPIA – Efforts to fast-track a crackdown on repeat drunken drivers, announced with bipartisan fanfare Tuesday, hit some go-slow warnings Thursday from prosecutors, judges and police. They’re raising so many …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013, midnight
Idaho legislators brush up on ethics
BOISE – Lawmakers underwent a half-day of ethics training in the wake of a series of high-profile lapses involving Idaho officials, a first-time event that Capitol leaders hope will head …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2012, midnight
Idaho’s Crapo faces DUI charge
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Idaho Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C., suburb, authorities said. Police in Alexandria, Va., …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012, midnight
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 …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2012, 12:50 p.m.
Driver fleeing police causes head-on crash
A Spokane Valley man fleeing police in his Volvo crashed head-on into a car on Sullivan Road Sunday evening, injuring two people.