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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, …


Man who struck, killed great-grandmother on Spokane sidewalk sentenced to prison

A man will spend more than four years in prison for striking and killing a great-grandmother with an SUV last summer.


‘Affluenza’ teen gets 2 years in jail

Ethan Couch, the “affluenza” teen who killed four people in a drunken driving crash in 2013, was given four consecutive 180-day jail sentences by a judge Wednesday.


Montana State University cancels speech by bin Laden shooter

Montana State University has canceled a scheduled speech by the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden.


Soccer star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case

Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday in a county courtroom in Portland.


Ex-Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden charged with DUI in Montana

Montana authorities have filed drunken driving charges against the former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden.


Boise County prosecuting attorney charged with felony DUI

Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Jolene Maloney has been charged with a felony count of driving under the influence.


Spin Control: How Washington didn’t make 4 DUIs a felony

How the fourth DUI in Washington remained a misdemeanor.


Harsher DUI penalties get Washington Gov. Inslee’s signature

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will double the maximum fine and prison sentence for a felony-level driving under the influence conviction.


CdA woman arrested for DUI after driving car into Fernan Lake

A 22-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman lost control of her car and drove it into Fernan Lake Sunday night. She was arrested for driving under the influence after her blood-alcohol content …


Inslee threatens to veto bills if budget deal delayed

Gov. Jay Inslee tells lawmakers to reach a budget deal by Thursday night or he’ll veto bills they’ve passed so far.


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.


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.


Lawmakers consider tougher vehicular homicide penalties

A bill making its way through the Washington statehouse would create stiffer penalties for vehicular homicide.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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. …


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.