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UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 11 a.m.

Spokane Valley council candidate Al Merkel facing DUI charge after May crash

Spokane Valley City Council Candidate Al Merkel is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he was arrested in May.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Two injured in four-vehicle pileup on Freya Way bridge

Spokane police say a man possibly under the influence of drugs caused a four-vehicle pileup on the Freya Way overpass near Spokane Community College on Friday morning.


Minor allegedly driving while high hits another car, sends man to hospital

A 16-year-old woman allegedly high on marijuana crashed into a car at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday on East Sinto Avenue and North Dick Road.


Police: Man drove drunk to pick up woman charged with DWI

Authorities say a man drove drunk to a New Jersey police station where he was picking up a woman who had been charged with drunken driving


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Woman sentenced to 10 years for DUI vehicular homicide

A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Legislature looking to make changes in DUI law

Drunken drivers could soon avoid a DUI arrest by pulling off the road and taking a nap.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

DUI suspected in crash near Loon Lake that injures 3

The Washington State Patrol is suspects a driver under the influence caused a crash that injured three people Monday night north of Loon Lake.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:54 a.m.

Area law enforcement make at least three dozen drunken driving arrests of St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Nearly 40 people were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend under suspicion of drunken driving.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Deputies respond to back-to-back DUI incidents on Bigelow Gulch Road

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday evening after crashing his pickup truck into a ditch along Bigelow Gulch Road. When the vehicle was removed …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Woman accused of injuring Washington State Patrol trooper in I-90 crash was driving drunk, authorities say

A woman accused of injuring a Washington State Patrol trooper after striking his vehicle Sunday evening on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley may have been driving drunk.


Cop nabs DUI driver on way to DUI award ceremony

East Wenatchee Police Officer Josh Virnig was driving to city hall on Dec. 14 to receive an award for proactive traffic enforcement when he saw a motorist swerving across the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Multiple agencies pursue vehicle in high speed chase through Spokane, Cheney; suspects arrested after crash

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured during a high-speed chase that began in Idaho and ended with a crash in Cheney early Friday morning.


Utah gears up to implement nation’s lowest DUI limit

New Year’s Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Man accused of vehicular assault in Spokane Valley has two prior DUIs

After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

DUI suspect evades police while driving on wrong side of Interstate-90

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man Thursday morning suspected of driving the wrong way on Interstate 90, failed to realize he was being pursued by patrol cars and nearly hit other …


Report: Texas man charged with DUI after scooter crash

Police in Texas charged a 30-year-old man with driving while intoxicated after he crashed a scooter outside a restaurant on Halloween, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

One killed in alleged impaired driver crash north of Spokane

Washington State Patrol responded to a two-car fatal crash 4 miles north of Spokane on state Route 2 at 4 a.m. Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Nespelem man injured in Okanogan County car crash while fleeing police, investigators say

Jeremiah Wippel was airlifted to Spokane following the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

DUI crash near Elk totals two vehicles, injures three people

A crash in northern Spokane County totaled two vehicles and sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, and one man was charged with driving under the influence.


Defense attorney says her DUI arrest a ‘blessing in disguise’

An Asotin County public defender facing a DUI charge made her first appearance as a defendant Tuesday in District Court.


Vince Vaughn charged with DUI, failing to comply with police

Vince Vaughn has been charged with drunken driving.


Police: 2 from Idaho dead after being hit by car in Vegas

Police said a driver is facing felony driving under the influence charges after his vehicle struck and killed two people from Idaho who were trying to cross busy Las Vegas …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Stevens County sheriff’s race features allegations of DUI cover-up

As two candidates square off to lead the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, some have accused the department of covering up a 2016 incident in which a top official may have …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Police: alcohol a factor in crash that killed 3 in Pend Oreille County; passenger denies substance use

The Washington State Patrol says that alcohol or drugs played a role in a crash in Pend Oreille County on Wednesday that killed three people, though in an interview with …


Tri-City flagger killed by accused drunk driver

A traffic flagger from Kennewick was killed by a suspected drunk driver in Oregon who then tried to run from police.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

NASCAR goes back to business and away from Brian France arrest

NASCAR participants do not seem concerned about Chairman Brian France’s arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France has taken a leave of absence and …


38-year-old Caldwell man sentenced to prison for 6th lifetime DUI

A 38-year-old Caldwell man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for his sixth lifetime charge of driving under the influence, according to a press release from the Canyon …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

One injured in single-vehicle crash near Pullman; DUI suspected

A one-car crash south of Pullman left one person injured Monday evening.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Idaho Driver arrested for drug possession and a DUI after highway crash

Idaho State Police arrested a driver after a crash on U.S. Highway 95 on charges of possession of


Deputy: Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop

Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff’s deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving.