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3 killed when truck plows into Honolulu intersection

A suspected drunken driver remained hospitalized Tuesday facing manslaughter charges, a day after he drove a pickup truck into a crowded intersection, killing three pedestrians, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard …


Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said.


Police praise Wisconsin students for prank that was illusion

Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car crashed into the principal’s office.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Police: Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and six children had large amounts of a drug in …


MADD releases annual report

Idaho drunk driving laws are among the weakest in the nation, according to a recently released report by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.


N. Idaho FedEx driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Police in northern Idaho say they arrested a FedEx driver and impounded his delivery van after he underwent a field sobriety test.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Florida man calls 911 to report himself drunk driving

Authorities in Florida are sharing an unusual 911 call they got on New Year’s Eve from a man who said he was driving drunk and needed police.


Washington to drivers: Put the cellphone down, don’t risk fourth DUI

New Washington laws increase penalty for drivers using a smartphone or driving under the influence.


276 stops made during weekend emphasis patrol in Moscow

The Moscow Police Department cracked down on distracted drivers this past weekend, making 276 traffic stops – and issuing citations in nearly a third of the stops – from Friday …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

Fourth DUI could soon be a felony in Washington

Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to tighten state DUI laws finally passes Legislature


Butte DUI suspect says he has 22 prior convictions

A 54-year-old man arrested in Butte on suspicion of driving under the influence told authorities he had 22 prior convictions for the same crime.


State Patrol: Washington driver’s blood-alcohol was 6 times legal limit

The Washington State Patrol says it arrested a man who had been driving on Interstate 5 in Shoreline with a blood-alcohol content six times the legal limit.


Utah could adopt strictest DUI limit in U.S.

A state lawmaker wants to make Utah’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent.


Oregon court reverses DUI conviction of wheelchair user

The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a wheelchair user who had been found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicants.


Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers

Drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive.


Canadian police force threatens Nickelback on drunk drivers

A police department in Canada’s province of Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose “the Nickelback treatment” on anyone who drinks and drives.


‘Affluenza’ mom indicted on charges she helped son flee

The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been indicted on charges accusing her of helping her son flee to Mexico.


‘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.


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.


Traffic-death increase highest in 50 years in 2015

The number of traffic deaths in the United States rose 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, the largest year-to-year percentage increase in a half-century, according to preliminary estimates Wednesday by …


Lawmakers consider tougher vehicular homicide penalties

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


MADD: Car-locking systems have stopped 1.77 million drivers

Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in …


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 …