Stories tagged: DUI
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 5:26 P.M.
Utah governor says he will approve 0.05 DUI limit, strictest in U.S.
Utah’s governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 9:57 P.M.
Washington House considers tougher DUI law, new way to get blood samples from drivers
House considers a bill to toughen the DUI law and another to make it easier for law enforcement to get drug samples from drivers suspected of being under the influence …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:55 A.M.
Butte DUI suspect says he has 22 prior convictions
A 54-year-old man arrested in Butte on suspicion of driving under the influence told authorities he had 22 prior convictions for the same crime.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 10:31 A.M.
Man accused of crashing into bus carrying 16 children
A man has been accused of endangering children by driving while intoxicated and crashing into a school bus in Billings that was carrying 16 children.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 3:02 P.M.
State Patrol: Washington driver’s blood-alcohol was 6 times legal limit
The Washington State Patrol says it arrested a man who had been driving on Interstate 5 in Shoreline with a blood-alcohol content six times the legal limit.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 3:37 P.M.
Utah could adopt strictest DUI limit in U.S.
A state lawmaker wants to make Utah’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent.
FRIDAY, 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
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Oregon court reverses DUI conviction of wheelchair user
The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a wheelchair user who had been found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
SUNDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 12:19 P.M.
Post Falls Police Officer charged with DUI after off-duty car accident
Post Falls Police officer Brenda Knight has been charged with a DUI after an off-duty car accident Saturday night near Rathdrum, Idaho.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 4:37 P.M.
Woman injured in Stevens County rollover crash charged with DUI
A woman ejected from her car in a rollover crash on Highway 291 in Stevens County Thursday morning has been charged with driving under the influence.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 10:39 A.M.
Nampa fire chief injured in crash charged with DUI
Nampa’s fire chief, who was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle into the back of a car in September, has been charged with excessive DUI in connection to the …
SUNDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
Prosecutors drop DUI charge against Bin Laden shooter
Prosecutors in Montana have dropped a charge of driving under the influence filed against a former Navy SEAL who said he shot and killed Osama bin Laden.
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 7:23 P.M.
Kootenai County man arrested on seventh DUI charge
A man was arrested on his seventh charge of driving under the influence Saturday in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, after he allegedly tried to outrun sheriff’s deputies in a pickup truck.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 8:33 A.M.
Man accused of vehicular assault after his station wagon strikes motorcycle
A man whose station wagon crashed into a motorcycle Sunday evening west of Spokane was accused by state troopers of driving under the influence. Brandon M. Mott, 30, was driving …
MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016, 7:46 A.M.
DUI leads to crash on I-90 near Liberty Lake, WSP says
A man accused of driving under the influence was at fault in a crash that injured himself and three others on Interstate 90 in Liberty Lake on Sunday, the Washington …
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Four injured in two suspected DUI crashes near Deer Park
Investigators believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in two single-vehicle crashes that injured four people Sunday near Deer Park.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 5:08 P.M.
Five people hurt in suspected DUI crash
Five people were injured in a crash that shut down Sullivan Road at Sprague Avenue for five hours early Saturday morning.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 5:17 P.M.
Spokane County prosecutor announces tougher approach to DUI sentences
Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said Wednesday that his office will be cracking down on people charged with driving under the influence, even first time offenders.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 11:13 A.M.
Van carrying four teens tumbles down embankment after collision with speeding car; DUI suspected
Four teenagers and a 54-year-old woman were hospitalized Thursday night after a speeding car hit their van from behind and sent it tumbling down a steep embankment near Priest River, …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 6:20 P.M.
Man who struck, killed great-grandmother on Spokane sidewalk sentenced to prison
A man will spend more than four years in prison for striking and killing a great-grandmother with an SUV last summer.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
‘Affluenza’ teen gets 2 years in jail
Ethan Couch, the “affluenza” teen who killed four people in a drunken driving crash in 2013, was given four consecutive 180-day jail sentences by a judge Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 1 P.M.
Montana State University cancels speech by bin Laden shooter
Montana State University has canceled a scheduled speech by the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:14 P.M.
Soccer star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case
Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday in a county courtroom in Portland.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
Ex-Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden charged with DUI in Montana
Montana authorities have filed drunken driving charges against the former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Boise County prosecuting attorney charged with felony DUI
Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Jolene Maloney has been charged with a felony count of driving under the influence.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016, 4 A.M.
Spin Control: How Washington didn’t make 4 DUIs a felony
How the fourth DUI in Washington remained a misdemeanor.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 2:32 P.M.
Harsher DUI penalties get Washington Gov. Inslee’s signature
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will double the maximum fine and prison sentence for a felony-level driving under the influence conviction.