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I-90 crash results in only minor injuries

A Spokane Valley man suffered only minor injuries Saturday when his pickup crossed the median of Interstate 90 just east of Liberty Lake and struck a semi-truck head-on, according to police.

Dorn drives after DUI thanks to breath-test device

State schools Superintendent Randy Dorn received an automatic 90-day driver’s license suspension when he pleaded guilty last month to drunken driving. But that doesn’t mean he can’t drive.

Man gets prison for waving gun at teens

A man facing a lengthy prison term instead pleaded guilty Monday to a list of lesser charges that resulted from him waving a gun at a group of mostly teenagers.

Driver hits the Davenport Hotel

Spokane Police say a woman who sideswiped several cars and plowed into the Davenport Hotel late Saturday was likely drunk.

Washington schools chief serving DUI day

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has been booked into the Buckley Jail in Pierce County to serve his one-day sentence for drunken driving.

Editorial: Dorn could have set even better example

The head of Washington state’s public school system is logging a day in detention this week. That’s one way to look at the 24 hours in jail imposed on Randy Dorn for his drunken driving episode last month in rural Pierce County. Dorn, who pleaded guilty, is calling it a “teachable moment,” an apt phrase coming from the state superintendent of public instruction.

Bars cited for over-serving driver

Two downtown bars were cited by the state Liquor Control Board for over-serving a man who, while allegedly intoxicated, caused a fatal accident on Interstate 90 in December.

Family of hit-and-run victim wants bars held responsible

The family of a Canadian woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane wants two bars that reportedly served the suspected driver alcohol that night held responsible for her death. Elaine Price-Cornell, 63, died after she was hit by a car while crossing Browne Street at Spokane Falls Boulevard in November. The suspected driver, Cameron B. Olsness, is charged with vehicular homicide.

Flurry of accidents, one fatality

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended license. Michael J. Forsyth Jr., 42, was being held Friday on $50,000 bond in Stevens County Jail after a Washington state trooper arrested him Wednesday night.

Driver in injury accident has history of DUIs

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended license.

Police sergeant in DUI crash on paid leave

A Spokane police sergeant accused of driving under the influence and possible hit and run has been placed on paid administrative leave. Bradley N. Thoma, who has been with the Spokane Police Department since October 1989, makes $91,141 per year.

Federal DUI program has Idaho cops drawing blood

BOISE – When police Officer Darryll Dowell is on patrol in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa, he’ll pull up at a stoplight and usually start casing the vehicle. Nowadays, his eyes will also focus on the driver’s arms, as he tries to search for a plump, bouncy vein. “I was looking at people’s arms and hands, thinking, ‘I could draw from that,’ ” Dowell said.