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Police: Suspected drunken driver crashes early Sunday morning in north Spokane, critically injuring passengers

Daryn White, 21, was booked into Spokane County Jail a little before 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Police first spotted the car White was driving in the Garland district headed west …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

‘Eight heroes lifted the car’: Spokane airport bystanders rescue couple hit by suspected drunken driver

A man suspected of driving drunk struck a couple loading their car at the airport late Sunday night, leaving both with serious injuries.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Washington Supreme Court strikes down mandatory car impounds on DUI arrests

Mandatory impound law for DUI arrests is unconstitutional, state Supreme Court says.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

West Valley schools delayed after vehicle crashes into pole, knocking out power

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

100 years ago in Spokane: Murder mystery takes another twist

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

Legislature looking to make changes in DUI law

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.

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.

Police reports detail Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 drunken-driving arrest

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

Woman accused of drunken driving in north Spokane crash that injured 2

Two adults were seriously injured in a crash in north Spokane that investigators say involved drunken driving.

Suspected drunken driver arrested after Taco Bell run

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.

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

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 …

Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

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

Rate of meth use in Montana drunken-driving cases stabilizes

The Montana State Crime Laboratory says the rate of methamphetamine use in drunken-driving cases stabilized last year after several years of increases.

California teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

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 …

100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper warns of dance ‘orgies’ at crossroads parties

The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page warned about a a new societal menace: dance “orgies” at country crossroads.

UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017

Pierced tongue wouldn’t get you out of breath test under bill approved by Washington House

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 …

Spin Control: Washington Senate votes again to crack down on drunk drivers

What does the Senate do after receiving alcoholic gifts from two members? Votes to make a fourth DUI a felony.

Plan ahead to avoid driving drunk on New Year’s Eve

Lyft and Uber users likely to face surge pricing during peak New Year’s Eve hours

Washington State Patrol, local law enforcement conducting extra DUI patrols

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 …

WSP: Crash injures 7 on I-90; drunken driving suspected

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 …

Man booked into Kootenai County Jail seven times on DUI charges

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

Texas balloon pilot had drunken-driving record

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 …

Love Story: After five decades, still ‘scrappily and happily’ together

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 …

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 …

Opinions from past add perspective

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.

Editorial: Toughen state’s DUI law

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

Former Colville cop suspected of drunken driving after McDonald’s incident

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.

Spokane City Council candidate had DUI in 2009

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 …

Frederick Russell, driver who killed three students, released from prison

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, …