Stories tagged: DUI
UPDATED: MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2013
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 …
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013, 11:24 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013, 7:50 P.M.
Summer DUI emphasis patrol nets 154
Spokane County law enforcement agencies caught 154 DUI suspects in 17 days during an emphasis patrol this summer.
FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013, 8:02 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013, 10:58 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013, 8:48 A.M.
Idaho principal resigns after DUI arrest
A North Idaho high school principal has resigned following a drunk driving arrest.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
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 …
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
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 …
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013, 9:08 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013, 8:14 A.M.
Spokane Valley DUI accident knocks out power
A hit-and-run DUI accident in Spokane Valley knocked out power and is congesting traffic.
TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2013, 3:51 P.M.
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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2013
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 …
MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2012, 2:04 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012, 8:23 A.M.
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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012
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: THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012
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 …
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012, 8 A.M.
Auto accidents cause road snarls on North Side
Several crashes this morning temporarily blocked roads in the Spokane area.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012
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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012
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 …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012
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 …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011, 2:57 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011
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 …
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
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 …
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011, 5:02 P.M.
McGee ‘looking for promised land’ before arrest
BOISE, Idaho (AP)—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 …
MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011
In brief: Former TV newswoman Wilde rescued from river
A former Spokane TV newswoman was rescued from her sport utility vehicle by Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members after she drove into Latah Creek on Sunday afternoon. Debra …