Stories tagged: drunken driving
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Mandatory impound law for DUI arrests is unconstitutional, state Supreme Court says.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
An early morning vehicle crash in Spokane Valley damaged a power pole, knocking out power for more than 1,000 homes and closing almost a mile of North Argonne Road. Spokane …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019
The wife of missing Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt said she was more certain than ever that her husband had been abducted and murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019
Drunken drivers could soon avoid a DUI arrest by pulling off the road and taking a nap.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019
100 years ago in Medical Lake: Luxury health resort proposed with room for up to 800 of the ‘very best class of people’
A “fashionable sanatorium” to be called the Washington Health Institute was proposed for Medical Lake.
Wed., March 27, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Investigators consider manslaughter charge for driver in deadly North Side crash
A group of young people went dancing at the Silver Grill, had several drinks of illicit whiskey, then went on an early-morning drive in a seven-passenger Buick.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
HOUSTON – Police documents from a decades-old drunken-driving arrest of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke provide a more complete picture of an incident that the congressman has long acknowledged. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Two adults were seriously injured in a crash in north Spokane that investigators say involved drunken driving.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
A Medford woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say she struck garbage cans and drove into a ditch during a Taco Bell run.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
The U.S. government-commissioned report by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine made multiple recommendations, including significantly lowering drunken driving thresholds. It calls for lowering the …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Paying for abortions, Dec. 19, 1975
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
The Montana State Crime Laboratory says the rate of methamphetamine use in drunken-driving cases stabilized last year after several years of increases.
Wed., July 26, 2017
A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a …
Mon., May 1, 2017
The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page warned about a a new societal menace: dance “orgies” at country crossroads.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017
Washington would get tougher on motorists who drive drunk or under the influence of drugs under a bill that received overwhelming support Thursday in the House. It would allow law …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
What does the Senate do after receiving alcoholic gifts from two members? Votes to make a fourth DUI a felony.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
Lyft and Uber users likely to face surge pricing during peak New Year’s Eve hours
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
WENATCHEE – The Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will be ramping up their DUI patrols through the end of the year. With funding by the Washington Traffic …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
A Spokane man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving in a two-car crash on Interstate 90 that left him and six others …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
A resident of Dalton Gardens was jailed for the seventh time after being accused of driving under the influence on Saturday . Paul A. Hendzel, 54, was pulled over about …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) – The hot air balloon pilot involved in Saturday’s fatal crash in Texas had at least four drunken-driving convictions in Missouri. Online court records show that Alfred …
Wed., July 20, 2016
Some people have the benefit of growing up in homes with parents who have loving, lasting relationships. They are raised within the strong, secure bonds of a healthy family, so …
Mon., June 20, 2016
Witnesses say driver accused of killing Mt. Spokane High School student was going faster than 100 mph
Witnesses of a crash that killed a Mt. Spokane High School sophomore and left his best friend fighting for his life Saturday night told investigators that the car that struck …
Tue., March 29, 2016
Topics: The governor’s pay, Great Northern Railway crossings in downtown, certificates of need for medical technology and state Supreme Court ruling on drunken driving.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Allowing drivers with four DUIs to remain free is frightening. Second chances make sense. But not four chances, when the possibility of deadly consequences is so apparent
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
Scott L. Arms, 44, a former Colville Police officer faces multiple criminal counts after an allegedly drunken exchange with former colleagues in a McDonald’s parking lot Sunday night.
Sat., July 11, 2015
Randy Ramos, the only candidate actively campaigning against Councilman Mike Fagan in this year’s Spokane city elections, was charged with drunken driving in 2009 and still owes money to a …
Wed., April 15, 2015
Frederick Russell, who was convicted of killing three Washington State University students and seriously injuring three others in 2001 in a drunken driving crash, was released from prison Tuesday. Russell, …
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Police must get warrants before drawing blood from suspected drunken drivers who refuse to cooperate, the Idaho Supreme Court has decided in two Kootenai County cases. The opinions follow a …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. …