Stories tagged: driving under the influence
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Mandatory impound law for DUI arrests is unconstitutional, state Supreme Court says.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019
Drunken drivers could soon avoid a DUI arrest by pulling off the road and taking a nap.
Wed., May 30, 2018
State Rep. Timm Ormsby pleads guilty to reckless driving after rolling his Jeep and being charged with DUI.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
While much of Spokane celebrated the new year or stayed inside to avoid snow over the past week, a handful of Spokanites earned a trip to jail for driving under …
Sun., July 23, 2017
Tougher laws on driving under the influence, domestic violence and gun background checks take effect on Sunday, along with scores of others.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017
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 …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016
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 …
Fri., May 27, 2016
Promised revenue for research and prevention was siphoned off by legislative budget writers.
Sun., April 3, 2016
How the fourth DUI in Washington remained a misdemeanor.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
A teenager whose car was struck by a Spokane police officer in early December was charged Jan. 12 with driving under the influence.
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
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. …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Ruben Flores, 24, faces a driving-under-the-influence charge after police say his car stalled on the train tracks near the downtown Amtrak station just before 3 a.m. Friday.
Tue., May 13, 2014
Savannah Ashby, 18, struck the back of a police cruiser and another car while driving under the influence, investigators allege.
Mon., March 31, 2014
An off-duty Spokane police officer was arrested and cited on suspicion of driving under the influence on Saturday night, a news release from the police department said. Officer Mike Russo, …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol is starting a new DUI enforcement program on New Year’s Day. The pilot program will bring tougher punishments for some intoxicated drivers in five …
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
A Spokane Valley man charged with vehicular assault admitted to drinking two Bloody Marys and five beers before getting in a car accident that left his 8-year-old son with serious …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
William Velis Sr., 22, was arrested after Coeur d’Alene Police found him and a child fleeing the scene of a Saturday night collision near downtown. Another driver reported minor injuries …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Three people, including a 10-year-old girl, suffered serious injuries after a drunk driver crashed into their Coeur d’Alene home Thursday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
A Montana man died Tuesday when the car he was driving went off the road north of Chewelah and hit a tree just before midnight.
Mon., June 10, 2013
Accidents sent two people to the hospital Sunday afternoon and evening.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012
The effort to secure funding for a new Sullivan Road Bridge over the Spokane River got a boost last week with the announcement of a $3.5 million grant from the …
Sun., April 1, 2012
Extra law enforcement patrols are often on the road to crack down on drunken driving, but frequently the charge of driving under the influence is reduced as cases play out …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2011
A Colfax man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after driving off an embankment last night.
Tue., Feb. 15, 2011
OLYMPIA – Drunken drivers would face stiffer penalties, including a tripling of mandatory jail time on a first conviction, under proposals being considered by the Legislature. First-time offenders would spend …
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
A retired Spokane firefighter with a history of impaired driving and a conviction for vehicular homicide was arrested again Thursday after a state trooper smelled alcohol on his breath. David …
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
A former Spokane police sergeant fired after a drunken hit-and-run crash has been offered a spot as a detective after a change in state law lifted his driving restrictions. City …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Robert J. Kilborn, 48, was …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010
A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010
A Spokane Police officer in a patrol cruiser was involved in a collision with another vehicle early today, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving under the …
Wed., July 28, 2010
A Cheney man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Tuesday morning after being injured in a traffic accident in Pend Oreille County. Kenneth R. Engel, 22, is facing …