Stories tagged: DUI
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.
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Fri., 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.