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Man, pregnant woman injured in 2-car crash

Bail was set Thursday at $75,000 for an allegedly drunken motorist who smashed into a car in north Spokane early New Year’s Day, sending a man and a pregnant woman …


Court overturns sentence against former U-Hi teacher

The state Court of Appeals has thrown out the sentence of a former University High School teacher on driving under the influence charges, ruling he was improperly sentenced. The Sept. …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2013, 7:25 p.m.

Skipper’s reopens after driver crashes into restaurant

A alleged drunken driver, identified by police as Sidney Orange, 51, crashed into the side of a Skipper’s restaurant early Monday morning.


Email speeds up officers’ search process, cuts cost

Police and judges are starting to use email to fast-track search warrants, a speedy way to enforce driving-while-intoxicated laws and slash onerous wait times that can hinder investigations. Spokane County …


Inslee signs law to crack down on repeat DUI offenders

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure to more closely monitor motorists who repeatedly drive under the influence.


Summer DUI emphasis patrol nets 154

Spokane County law enforcement agencies caught 154 DUI suspects in 17 days during an emphasis patrol this summer.


DUI crash injures two near Newport

The Washington State Patrol said two people were injured in a DUI crash in Pend Oreille County Thursday night.


Alcohol suspected in serious Moses Lake crash

A 67-year-old Moses Lake man is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle in Grant County Tuesday evening.


Anti-DUI device use popular in Washington

SEATTLE – About 20,000 Washington residents use alcohol-sensing devices in their motor vehicles, putting the state among the top five for use of these DUI-prevention devices. Most of those users …


Idaho principal resigns after DUI arrest

A North Idaho high school principal has resigned following a drunk driving arrest.


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 …


In brief: High-speed chase leads to accident

A reckless driver who led Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase ended up crashing down an embankment onto Interstate 90 around midnight Sunday. Deputies had been looking for …


Early morning drive ends in crash, arrest

A man drove erratically the wrong way on the 6800 block of North Division Street early Friday morning as they watched, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say. Deputies said a dark-colored …


Helicopter used to arrest fleeing DUI driver

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office used its Air 1 helicopter to catch a man who deputies said was intoxicated and fled after he fell asleep at an intersection with his …


Spokane Valley DUI accident knocks out power

A hit-and-run DUI accident in Spokane Valley knocked out power and is congesting traffic.


Five injured in DUI crash on Nine Mile Road

A New Year’s Eve accident sent five people to the hospital, including a driver facing charges of vehicular assault and driving under the influence.


Crapo may have to get ignition lock

Though Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo likely will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his car after his Virginia DUI arrest, that wouldn’t have been the case …


Tougher ignition interlock law touted for Idaho

Though Idaho’s senior senator likely will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his car after his Virginia DUI arrest, that wouldn’t have been the case in …


Idaho Sen. Crapo charged with drunk driving

A conservative U.S. senator from Idaho who has said he doesn’t drink because of his Mormon faith has been charged with drunken driving.


Crocker charged with DUI, fleeing scene

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has been charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of a Spokane Valley accident. The 63-year-old retired diplomat is accused of colliding …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2012, 3:50 p.m.

Former Afghanistan ambassador charged with DUI

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, The Spokesman-Review has learned.


Ex-Idaho Sen. McGee jailed for harassing staffer

BOISE – A judge sent former Idaho Sen. John McGee straight to jail Tuesday, revoking his withheld judgment for a 2011 DUI conviction and imposing another six-month jail term for …


Auto accidents cause road snarls on North Side

Several crashes this morning temporarily blocked roads in the Spokane area.


Ex-firefighter convicted of DUI

Retired Spokane firefighter David Batty was convicted of felony DUI on Thursday for the second time in four years. The jury deliberated just 35 minutes. Batty faces up to 29 …


Clark: Drunken cop back on job after hiring genius lawyer

A mediated settlement would reward drunken driver Brad Thoma with nearly 300 grand in back pay and lawyer fees, plus put the fired Spokane police sergeant back on the job …


Fired officer’s settlement unleashes outcry, review

A controversial plan to rehire an alcoholic police officer fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash, and to give him back pay, has officials scrambling to explain the decision and …


Getting There: Overpass freeway project’s next step

The next phase in development of the North Spokane Corridor will begin later this year with construction of a new overpass for Francis Avenue in Hillyard. Money saved on construction …


Washington officials seek tougher terms for fatal DUIs

A Washington state lawmaker and two county prosecutors are backing proposed legislation to double sentencing ranges for people convicted of drunken driving fatalities.


Getting There: Deficient bridge puts Valley in a fix

The percentage of structurally deficient bridges in Spokane and Kootenai counties is below the national average, but one of those deficient bridges is causing headaches in Spokane Valley. The southbound …


Lawmaker’s behavior has medical cause, lawyer says

BOISE – The lawyer for an Idaho state senator accused of taking an SUV and trailer from a stranger’s home in Boise and driving the vehicle while drunk said Monday …