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Dorn drives after DUI thanks to breath-test device

State schools Superintendent Randy Dorn received an automatic 90-day driver’s license suspension when he pleaded guilty last month to drunken driving. But that doesn’t mean he can’t drive.


Police: Driver hits pedestrian, parked car, motel

A 36-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday night after she struck a man standing along a parking lot at a North Side motel.


Man gets prison for waving gun at teens

A man facing a lengthy prison term instead pleaded guilty Monday to a list of lesser charges that resulted from him waving a gun at a group of mostly teenagers.


Driver hits the Davenport Hotel

Spokane Police say a woman who sideswiped several cars and plowed into the Davenport Hotel late Saturday was likely drunk.


Washington schools chief serving DUI day

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has been booked into the Buckley Jail in Pierce County to serve his one-day sentence for drunken driving.


Editorial: Dorn could have set even better example

The head of Washington state’s public school system is logging a day in detention this week. That’s one way to look at the 24 hours in jail imposed on Randy …


Superintendent Dorn pleads guilty to DUI charge

Superintendent Randy Dorn has pleaded guilty to one count of drunk driving and will serve one day in jail.


Wash. schools chief apologizes after DUI arrest

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn issued a written apology Thursday for actions that led to his arrest in Orting over the weekend.


Report: Dorn smelled of alcohol, failed sobriety tests

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has been charged with one count of driving under the influence.


Bars cited for over-serving driver

Two downtown bars were cited by the state Liquor Control Board for over-serving a man who, while allegedly intoxicated, caused a fatal accident on Interstate 90 in December.


DUI suspected after child walks away from mother’s crash

A Spokane Valley mother faces criminal charges after police say her toddler walked away from a drunken car crash as she tried to free her vehicle.


Family of hit-and-run victim wants bars held responsible

The family of a Canadian woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane wants two bars that reportedly served the suspected driver alcohol that night held responsible for her …


Flurry of accidents, one fatality

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Driver in injury accident has history of DUIs

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Police sergeant in DUI crash on paid leave

A Spokane police sergeant accused of driving under the influence and possible hit and run has been placed on paid administrative leave. Bradley N. Thoma, who has been with the …


Federal DUI program has Idaho cops drawing blood

BOISE – When police Officer Darryll Dowell is on patrol in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa, he’ll pull up at a stoplight and usually start casing the vehicle. Nowadays, …


Wash. court: Police can force blood-alcohol tests

Suspected drunken drivers who refuse a voluntary blood-alcohol test can still be forced to submit blood or breath samples under a judge’s warrant, the state Supreme Court ruled today.


Rollover injures two

Two Spokane-area residents were injured Thursday night in a one-vehicle collision on Interstate 90 just east of the Geiger Boulevard interchange.


Retired firefighter back in jail for driving offenses

A retired firefighter with a history of driving arrests is back in jail after a judge learned he’d caused two car crashes and received one speeding ticket since his last …


Spokane teen accused of DUI in rollover crash

A Spokane teenager was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge in Coeur d’Alene Thursday night after a two-car crash that sent the other driver to the hospital. Coeur d’Alene police …


Officers honored for DUI ticketing

Keeping drunken or drugged drivers off North Idaho roads takes the combined vigilance of all the area law enforcement agencies. And to honor their efforts, the top DUI-ticketing officers in …


Idaho lawmaker targets multiple DUIs

BOISE – A North Idaho lawmaker wants to ban repeat drunken drivers from buying, consuming or possessing alcohol. Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, proposed legislation Thursday that would impose bans …


Troopers watching Super Bowl partiers

State troopers will be keeping an extra eye on Super Bowl XLIII partiers who imbibe then drive in Washington, Idaho and Montana.


Crime lab reveals faulty breathalyzers

For the second time in two months, Washington State Crime Lab officials have publicly acknowledged an error in operations. State authorities announced Thursday that a breathalyzer machine in Spokane County …


LC coach cited with DUI in early morning stop

Lake City High football coach Van Troxel was cited for driving under the influence early Saturday after passing a breath test but failing field sobriety tests. Drug tests are pending.