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UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Fourth DUI could soon be a felony in Washington

Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to tighten state DUI laws finally passes Legislature


West Side man arrested for alleged 11th DUI

A 59-year-old suburban Seattle man has been arrested for what authorities say is his 11th arrest for driving under the influence.


Drunk driver receives shorter prison sentence for treatment

A judge has sentenced a nine-time DUI offender to one to two years in jail, intensive treatment and probation.


Suspected DUI crash closes Argonne Road

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after he ran a red light and hit a car at Argonne Road and Broadway Avenue in …


Montana man who says he has 22 DUIs pleads guilty to another

A Montana man who says he has 22 convictions for driving under the influence has pleaded guilty to another felony DUI.


Woman suspected of DUI led Spokane County deputy on high speed chase before crashing

A woman was arrested late Tuesday after leading a deputy on a high speed chase through Spokane Valley, only stopping when she crashed into a tree.


Oregon teen said he cannot remember details before car crash

A teen who was charged for driving under the influence of intoxicants and assault says he cannot remember was caused him to swerve into the opposing traffic, causing a car …


Son of former Oregon governor sentenced to jail for crash

The teenage son of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has been sentenced to a week in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants during a crash …


UPDATED: Thu., 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: Mon., 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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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: Sat., 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.


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.


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, …