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  • Man faults brakes for head-on crash

    A Spokane man arrested after a head-on collision on Trent Avenue on Wednesday told police he’d drunk two beers but that his brakes may have failed when he crossed into …


  • Young driver charged with vehicular assault

    A recent high-school graduate is charged with vehicular assault after a collision that sent five people to the hospital.


  • Inmate who fled Hoopfest jailed

    An inmate who escaped from a Hoopfest work crew is back in jail after police say he tried to steal a car.


  • Deputies get quota for Hoopfest DUI patrols

    Spokane County sheriff’s deputies have been asked to contact at least three motorists per hour this weekend as part of extra impaired driving patrols.


  • Teens in deadly South Hill crash plead not guilty

    Two teenagers were arraigned today on vehicular homicide charges connected to a Feb. 14 crash that killed a Lewis and Clark High graduate and Eastern Washington University student.


  • I-90 crash results in only minor injuries

    A Spokane Valley man suffered only minor injuries Saturday when his pickup crossed the median of Interstate 90 just east of Liberty Lake and struck a semi-truck head-on, according to …


  • Spokane man sentenced to prison in fatal crash

    A 41-year-old Spokane, Wash., man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a June 2008 drunken driving crash in western Montana that killed his friend.


  • Spokane County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to DUI charge

    A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who refused an alcohol breath test after being stopped by Spokane Valley police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a drunken driving charge. Darin M. Schaum, …


  • Sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to drunken driving

    A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy who refused an alcohol breath test after being stopped by Spokane Valley police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a drunken driving charge.


  • Firefighter charged with felonies

    A Spokane firefighter exonerated in a child pornography investigation two years ago threatened to beat a state trooper “to death” in a confrontation that led to felony charges Friday in …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …