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Evidence lacking for DUI charges, official says

The deputy prosecutor who didn’t file a felony drunken driving charge against a man with a history of dangerous crashes said she’s not sure she has enough evidence to make …


Prosecutor unsure if felony DUI will stick against Crabtree

The deputy prosecutor who didn’t file a felony drunken driving charge against a man with a history of dangerous crashes said she’s not sure she has enough evidence to make …


MADD advocate supports victims

Crystal Bertolucci remembers parts of the Wednesday almost two years ago that turned her life upside down. On Dec. 3, 2008, Bertolucci, 33 at the time, her 1-year-old daughter Skylar, …


Man pleads guilty in woman’s death

A Spokane man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a Mead woman in a drunken head-on collision and received 2 1/2 years in prison.


Man lands in river, jail on 21st birthday

An Okanogan man marked his 21st birthday by fleeing police, plunging his car into the Palouse River and going to jail. Whitman County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Keith Cooper attempted to …


Getting There: Police plan extra patrols along U.S. 195

Drivers on U.S. Highway 195 from Interstate 90 to South Hatch Road ought to be extra careful over the next two years. Law enforcement officers last week said they plan …


Chism arrested on suspicion of DUI

Firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early today on a suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Ash Street …


Man booked on DUI after 2 hurt in crash

A man allegedly driving drunk injured two others in a car crash in Spokane Valley around noon Wednesday.


CdA officer hurt after avoiding wrong-way driver

A Coeur d’Alene Police officer scraped his arm Sunday after he swerved to miss an alleged drunk driver on Interstate 90 and crashed into a concrete barrier.


Wild ride leads to two accidents, one arrest

A 22-year-old Worley, Idaho, man with a history of driving under the influence is in the Spokane County Jail today after a wild ride that involved at least two accidents …


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 …


Dorn drives after DUI thanks to breath-test device

State schools Superintendent Randy Dorn received an automatic 90-day driver’s license suspension when he pleaded guilty last month to drunken driving. But that doesn’t mean he can’t drive.


Police: Driver hits pedestrian, parked car, motel

A 36-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday night after she struck a man standing along a parking lot at a North Side motel.


Man gets prison for waving gun at teens

A man facing a lengthy prison term instead pleaded guilty Monday to a list of lesser charges that resulted from him waving a gun at a group of mostly teenagers.


Driver hits the Davenport Hotel

Spokane Police say a woman who sideswiped several cars and plowed into the Davenport Hotel late Saturday was likely drunk.


Washington schools chief serving DUI day

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has been booked into the Buckley Jail in Pierce County to serve his one-day sentence for drunken driving.


Editorial: Dorn could have set even better example

The head of Washington state’s public school system is logging a day in detention this week. That’s one way to look at the 24 hours in jail imposed on Randy …


Superintendent Dorn pleads guilty to DUI charge

Superintendent Randy Dorn has pleaded guilty to one count of drunk driving and will serve one day in jail.


Wash. schools chief apologizes after DUI arrest

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn issued a written apology Thursday for actions that led to his arrest in Orting over the weekend.


Report: Dorn smelled of alcohol, failed sobriety tests

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has been charged with one count of driving under the influence.


Bars cited for over-serving driver

Two downtown bars were cited by the state Liquor Control Board for over-serving a man who, while allegedly intoxicated, caused a fatal accident on Interstate 90 in December.


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 …


Flurry of accidents, one fatality

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Driver in injury accident has history of DUIs

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Police sergeant in DUI crash on paid leave

A Spokane police sergeant accused of driving under the influence and possible hit and run has been placed on paid administrative leave. Bradley N. Thoma, who has been with the …


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.


Rollover injures two

Two Spokane-area residents were injured Thursday night in a one-vehicle collision on Interstate 90 just east of the Geiger Boulevard interchange.


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 …