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Suspected DUI driver hits Washington state deputy’s car

Authorities say a Washington state sheriff’s deputy escaped serious injury when a driver believed to be operating under the influence plowed into his patrol car on a highway ramp.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Man faces DUI charge after nearly causing collision at crash scene

The Washington State Patrol arrested a second intoxicated man who tried to bypass police cars and drive into the scene of an unrelated crash at Division Street and Magnesium Road …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Woman faces DUI after Spokane Valley crash

A woman faces a charge of driving under the influence after a crash in Spokane Valley late Sunday night.


Henry Thomas, star of ‘E.T.’, arrested for DUI in Oregon

Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon.


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: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Man suspected of causing school bus crash in north Spokane arrested on assault charges

A man suspected of causing a crash involving a school bus and another car will face vehicular assault charges, Spokane police said.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Man dies after crashing into Liberty Lake roundabout

Police believe speed and alcohol were the cause of the accident, and the driver was not wearing his seat belt.


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: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019

Spokane police urge public not to drink and drive after several dangerous crashes over Labor Day weekend

One crash involved a 23-foot pontoon boat being towed by a truck near Spokane Community College, police reported.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

Spokane police stop driver suspected of DUI in Vinegar Flats neighborhood Sunday

Spokane Police stopped an SUV that was driving erratically in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood late Sunday morning. No one was injured, but Inland Empire Way between 14th and 15th avenues …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Newport woman was airlifted after suspected DUI crash

A 32-year-old Newport woman was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane early Thursday morning following a suspected DUI crash.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Spokane Valley council candidate Al Merkel facing DUI charge after May crash

Spokane Valley City Council Candidate Al Merkel is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he was arrested in May.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

Two injured in four-vehicle pileup on Freya Way bridge

Spokane police say a man possibly under the influence of drugs caused a four-vehicle pileup on the Freya Way overpass near Spokane Community College on Friday morning.


Minor allegedly driving while high hits another car, sends man to hospital

A 16-year-old woman allegedly high on marijuana crashed into a car at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday on East Sinto Avenue and North Dick Road.


Police: Man drove drunk to pick up woman charged with DWI

Authorities say a man drove drunk to a New Jersey police station where he was picking up a woman who had been charged with drunken driving


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Woman sentenced to 10 years for DUI vehicular homicide

A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.


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: Tue., March 19, 2019

DUI suspected in crash near Loon Lake that injures 3

The Washington State Patrol is suspects a driver under the influence caused a crash that injured three people Monday night north of Loon Lake.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Area law enforcement make at least three dozen drunken driving arrests of St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Nearly 40 people were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend under suspicion of drunken driving.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

Deputies respond to back-to-back DUI incidents on Bigelow Gulch Road

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday evening after crashing his pickup truck into a ditch along Bigelow Gulch Road. When the vehicle was removed …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Woman accused of injuring Washington State Patrol trooper in I-90 crash was driving drunk, authorities say

A woman accused of injuring a Washington State Patrol trooper after striking his vehicle Sunday evening on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley may have been driving drunk.


Cop nabs DUI driver on way to DUI award ceremony

East Wenatchee Police Officer Josh Virnig was driving to city hall on Dec. 14 to receive an award for proactive traffic enforcement when he saw a motorist swerving across the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Multiple agencies pursue vehicle in high speed chase through Spokane, Cheney; suspects arrested after crash

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured during a high-speed chase that began in Idaho and ended with a crash in Cheney early Friday morning.


Utah gears up to implement nation’s lowest DUI limit

New Year’s Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Man accused of vehicular assault in Spokane Valley has two prior DUIs

After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

DUI suspect evades police while driving on wrong side of Interstate-90

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man Thursday morning suspected of driving the wrong way on Interstate 90, failed to realize he was being pursued by patrol cars and nearly hit other …


Report: Texas man charged with DUI after scooter crash

Police in Texas charged a 30-year-old man with driving while intoxicated after he crashed a scooter outside a restaurant on Halloween, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

One killed in alleged impaired driver crash north of Spokane

Washington State Patrol responded to a two-car fatal crash 4 miles north of Spokane on state Route 2 at 4 a.m. Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Nespelem man injured in Okanogan County car crash while fleeing police, investigators say

Jeremiah Wippel was airlifted to Spokane following the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

DUI crash near Elk totals two vehicles, injures three people

A crash in northern Spokane County totaled two vehicles and sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, and one man was charged with driving under the influence.