Stories tagged: DUI
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
Idaho woman gets prison time for crash that killed daughter
An Idaho woman has been sentenced to at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for a car crash that killed her 5-year-old-daughter.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
WSP: Trooper hit by fleeing driver expected to recover
A Washington State Patrol motorcycle trooper hit and knocked unconscious by a fleeing driver Tuesday is expected to recover from his injuries.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Lawmakers consider tougher vehicular homicide penalties
A bill making its way through the Washington statehouse would create stiffer penalties for vehicular homicide.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Idaho police pick up Santa Claus for driving the wrong way
A man legally named Santa Claus was arrested after police in Post Falls said they saw him driving on the wrong side of the street.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 6 p.m.
Teen driver whose car was hit by Spokane patrol car charged with DUI
A teenager whose car was struck by a Spokane police officer in early December was charged Jan. 12 with driving under the influence.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 8:55 p.m.
Police: 3 dead, 34 injured after homecoming parade crash
A woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into a crowd Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing three people and injuring dozens more after a collision …
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015, 8:21 a.m.
DUI crash starts fire in Mead
Two fires Thursday in the Mead area showed just how easily vegetation can ignite in this summer’s hot and dry conditions.
UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2015, 6:38 p.m.
Two crashes, including fatality, involve drivers who admit marijuana use
A bicyclist was killed and a motorcyclist was seriously injured in separate accidents Wednesday and in both cases the drivers who caused the accidents admitted to recently smoking marijuana.
Wed., May 13, 2015
Mike Crapo to seek fourth term in U.S. Senate
BOISE – Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo announced Tuesday that he’ll run for re-election in 2016, seeking a fourth six-year term. Crapo named Gov. Butch Otter, Sen. Jim Risch, and …
Mon., April 20, 2015, 11:18 a.m.
Driver-pole collision cuts power to 300
More than 300 North Spokane residents were without power Sunday night after an allegedly intoxicated driver slammed into a telephone pole at North Nevada Street and East Magnesium Road.
Sat., April 4, 2015
Fourth DUI a felony under bill OK’d by Washington Senate
OLYMPIA – Motorists who rack up four convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs would face a felony charge under a bill that the Washington Senate passed …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Crossroad in crosshairs about barrier
Michelle Yarbrough was in the shower when a minivan drove through her garden and smashed into the garage just outside her front door. Only a few minutes earlier she’d been …
Thu., Jan. 1, 2015, 3:44 p.m.
Suspected drunk driver injures Spokane woman in head-on collision
A suspected drunk driver injured a Spokane woman in the early hours of the New Year after he collided with her car head-on while driving the wrong way on Interstate …
Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
State Supreme Court grants new trial in DUI case
The Washington Supreme Court issued a razor-thin opinion last week that will give a new trial to a Spokane man convicted of driving under the influence – and potentially hamstring …
Fri., Dec. 12, 2014, 12:04 p.m.
Too many drinks? New cellphone app may tell you so
A new federally funded cellphone app allows people who may have had one too many to get an idea just how drunk they are — and hail a ride home.
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Two years of legal marijuana mean revenue, but unexpected hurdles
Two years ago this weekend, pot became legal in Washington. Only for adults, only when consumed in private and only if it was grown, processed and sold by state-licensed stores. …
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014, 7:36 a.m.
Chewelah man injured in DUI collision
An allegedly intoxicated man injured another driver Monday night on U.S. Highway 395 near Deer Park after failing to yield at an intersection.
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 12:16 p.m.
Northport woman injured in suspected drunken driving crash
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a crash that sent a Northport woman to the hospital Sunday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign targets pot-impaired drivers
This year’s Labor Day campaign to catch impaired drivers in Washington has a new target. The slogan – Drive High, Get a DUI – is intended to call attention to …
Tue., July 1, 2014, 2:34 p.m.
Seventh DUI earns Post Falls man six years in prison
An Idaho judge sent a Post Falls man with seven drunk driving convictions to prison for six years.
Mon., June 23, 2014, 8:44 a.m.
Spokane Valley man arrested after hit-and-run crashes on I-90
Tyler K. Busby was arrested facing multiple charges after authorities say he caused multiple crashes on Interstate 90 west of Coeur d’Alene on Sunday afternoon.
Fri., May 16, 2014, 9:58 a.m.
Police: Intoxicated driver hits patrol car, flees
A Spokane man was arrested early this morning after allegedly hitting a police cruiser with his vehicle, then fleeing a short distance before being caught, according to a news release.
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Attorney: Lynch to plead down DUI case
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch expects to see his driving under the influence trial in Oakland, Calif., come to an end today when he pleads guilty to a lesser charge …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
City won’t settle suit with Spokane police officer fired after driving drunk
Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014, 7:49 a.m.
Suspected drunken driver strikes Spokane Valley police cruiser
30-year-old Justin Yochum was booked into Spokane County Jail early Tuesday after the Washington State Patrol says he was driving drunk and struck an unoccupied police cruiser in Spokane Valley.
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Man, pregnant woman injured in 2-car crash
Bail was set Thursday at $75,000 for an allegedly drunken motorist who smashed into a car in north Spokane early New Year’s Day, sending a man and a pregnant woman …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013
Court overturns sentence against former U-Hi teacher
The state Court of Appeals has thrown out the sentence of a former University High School teacher on driving under the influence charges, ruling he was improperly sentenced. The Sept. …
UPDATED: Mon., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Thu., 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.