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  • TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

    Spokane County deputy faces license suspension

    A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces a one-year driver’s license suspension after refusing to take sobriety tests during an off-duty drunken driving arrest early Friday. Darin Schaum, a 12-year …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

    Troopers use Taser, arrest firefighter

    A Spokane firefighter exonerated on child pornography charges two years ago is on paid leave again after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest. Lt. …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, 5:17 P.M.

    Firefighter on paid leave following WSP confrontation

    A Spokane firefighter is on paid leave after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest.


  • MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010, 5:49 P.M.

    Charges recommended in crash that killed teen

    Two teenagers involved in a crash that killed a 19-year-old Spokane woman in February face vehicular homicide charges under a recommendation sent to prosecutors Monday.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

    Family mourns bicyclist killed in crash

    David Squires had been riding his bike for years. He didn’t drive, and his 18-speed bicycle was the longtime electrician’s way of getting around Spokane. Squires, 56, was riding that …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010, 9:12 P.M.

    Family of cyclist remembers the good times

    David Squires had been riding his bike for years. His didn’t drive, and his 18-speed bicycle was the longtime electrician’s way of getting around Spokane.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010

    Officer legally drunk in crash

    A Spokane County Sheriff’s lieutenant arrested after an early-morning rollover crash was legally drunk when he was driving, according to newly filed court documents. Stephen P. Jones, 53, was charged …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2010

    Ignition device law a test for agencies

    Changes to a state law put a fired Spokane police sergeant in a new class of drunken drivers: first-time offenders required to drive with an ignition interlock device. That new …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010, 11:59 A.M.

    DUI suspected after child walks away from mother’s crash

    A Spokane Valley mother faces criminal charges after police say her toddler walked away from a drunken car crash as she tried to free her vehicle.


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2010

    Family of hit-and-run victim wants bars held responsible

    The family of a Canadian woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane wants two bars that reportedly served the suspected driver alcohol that night held responsible for her …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2010

    Protesters press lawyer to drop officer’s lawsuit

    Protesters gathered at Post Street and Riverside Avenue on Wednesday to decry the possibility that Spokane police Sgt. Bradley N. Thoma could be considered a victim of discrimination when he …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2009, 12:58 P.M.

    Lewiston police increasing drunken driving tests

    Lewiston Police Capt. Roger Lanier says the department is ramping up its stance against drunken driving, directing officers to forcibly take blood samples in some cases when suspected drunken drivers …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2009

    Federal DUI program has Idaho cops drawing blood

    BOISE – When police Officer Darryll Dowell is on patrol in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa, he’ll pull up at a stoplight and usually start casing the vehicle. Nowadays, …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009, 1:20 P.M.

    Wash. court: Police can force blood-alcohol tests

    Suspected drunken drivers who refuse a voluntary blood-alcohol test can still be forced to submit blood or breath samples under a judge’s warrant, the state Supreme Court ruled today.


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2009

    Study finds one in 10 binge drinkers drives

    ATLANTA – One in 10 binge drinkers got behind the wheel the last time they drank heavily. And half of those drivers left from a bar, restaurant or nightclub after …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009

    Driver flouts order, gets jail

    A retired firefighter with a history of driving arrests is back in jail after a judge learned he’d caused two car crashes and received one speeding ticket since his last …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009, 6:06 P.M.

    Retired firefighter back in jail for driving offenses

    A retired firefighter with a history of driving arrests is back in jail after a judge learned he’d caused two car crashes and received one speeding ticket since his last …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009, 7:36 A.M.

    Spokane woman jailed after 3 DUIs in 3 days

    A Spokane woman is spending a month in a Wisconsin jail after being arrested for drunken driving three times in three days last year.


  • MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2009, 2:47 P.M.

    Troopers arrest 35 for drunken driving over weekend

    Police on the lookout for drunken drivers over Super Bowl weekend arrested 35 people suspected of driving under the influence in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas. This was the …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

    Slab Inn breath machine may help keep drunken drivers off road

    Local bargoers and barkeepers have a new tool to tell when enough is enough. An electronic portable breath alcohol tester has debuted in at least one Post Falls establishment, the …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

    Police thank man for heroism

    It looked liked just another car stuck in the snow. Summoned from his basement bedroom by his mother, Joshua Myers looked out the living room window and saw a van …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2007

    A lesson, reinforced

    A crew from “Dateline NBC” was in the courtroom Tuesday in Kelso when the verdict was read in the Fred Russell case – guilty, guilty, guilty. The judge asked a …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 1999

    Drunken driver a painful memory

    Rita McWilliams’ new daughter sleeps in her mother’s arms as if everything is right with the world. Everything is right with 3-day-old Mykaela Christine, from her dark velvet hair to …


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