Swansboro, NC – Man Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Neighbor | witn.com

Michael Chappell

Troopers say a man killed his neighbor in a drunk driving crash Wednesday night.

Michael Chappell of Hubert is charged with DWI, reckless driving, and felony death by motor vehicle after the crash around 6:40 p.m. on Crownpoint Road outside of Swansboro.

Sgt. David Oglesby says 37-year-old Douglas Cowser was thrown out of the SUV, and pinned under the vehicle.

Oglesby says the 39-year-old Chappell registered a .10 alcohol content.

via Man Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Neighbor.

Elyria, Ohio – Motorcyclist suspected of drunk driving in double fatality | norwalkreflector.com

A fatal crash involving two people, one of whom is suspected of drunk driving, remains under investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

Troopers with the patrol’s Elyria post investigated the accident that happened Sunday on Ohio 57 near Mennel Road in Grafton Township.

Robert Willis, 38 and Jolene Willis, 37, both of Columbia Station, were killed as a result of the crash. Willis’ motorcycle reportedly traveled left of center and was struck head-on by an SUV.

Robert Willis, the driver of the motorcycle, had a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .209 percent, troopers said. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent. Jolene Willis, the passenger on the motorcycle, had a BAC level of .130 percent, troopers said.

via Motorcyclist suspected of drunk driving in double fatality | Norwalk Reflector.

Harris Co., Texas – Suspected drunk driver accused of injuring students dies | tylerpaper.com

The woman involved in a head-on crash involving students from Whitehouse ISD has died of her injuries.

The Harris County Medical Examiners office tells our news partners at CBS 19 that 52-year-old Joan Marie Novak died early Tuesday morning from multiple injuries suffered in the car crash April 13, 2014.

Investigators say Novak was driving the wrong way on Highway 59 in Wharton when she slammed head-on into a car carrying a Whitehouse ISD teacher and students.

Reports indicate Novak should have had a device in her car that kept her from driving under the influence. Novak was on bond for a previous DWI conviction and was supposed to have a device that would check her blood alcohol content installed in her car. Any trace of alcohol in her system would have prevented her from getting behind the wheel.

The teacher and two students had to be air-lifted to a Houston hospital with serious injuries.

via Tyler Morning Telegraph – Suspected drunk driver accused of injuring Whitehouse students dies.

Southampton, NY – Woman charged with DWI in fatal crash | newsday.com

A Hampton Bays woman faces a drunken driving charge in a weekend accident in Southampton that left a passenger in her car dead, police said Tuesday.

Allison Jane Rydberg, 25, of Hampton Bays, was arraigned Monday at Southampton Village Justice Court on a misdemeanor DWI charge, Southampton Village police said in a news release.

Rydberg was released from custody after posting $75,000 cash bail, police said. It was unclear when she is due to return to court or who represents her.

The investigation into the accident early Saturday is continuing, police said.

Police said at 2:37 a.m. they responded to the one-car crash on Flying Point Road near Route 27A in Southampton. Police said they found Rydberg and her passenger, Jason H. Pollak, 24, of Water Mill, in a 1997 Toyota Avalon that was resting next to a tree.

Pollak was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities used the Jaws of Life tool to remove Rydberg, who was sent to Southampton Hospital and then to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was initially listed in critical, but stable condition. The status of her injuries was not known.

The Southampton Village Detectives Division and members of the State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating the crash, police said.

via Cops: Hampton Bays woman charged with DWI in fatal crash – Newsday.

Minooka, Ill. – Woman charged with DUI after fatal crash | southtownstar.suntimes.com

A woman has been charged with DUI following a fatal crash Monday afternoon in Minooka.

A Chevrolet Camaro was westbound on Route 52 and a Chevrolet Silverado was eastbound when the vehicles crashed head-on just east of Brisbin Road at 2:51 p.m., according to Illinois State Police.

A passenger in the Silverado, a 66-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. Her name had not been released as of late Tuesday morning.

Police said the drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized after the crash.

The driver of the Camaro, 56-year-old Susan A. Bedenk of Serena, Ill., was charged with DUI and additional charges are expected to be filed, police said. The crash remains under investigation.

via Woman charged with DUI after fatal crash in Minooka – Southtown Star.

Santa Barbara, Calif. – 3 Dead In Early Morning Wreck, Driver Arrested For DUI | keyt.com

The 101 southbound through Santa Barbara reopened just before 12:30 Monday afternoon as authorities investigate what they say was a deadly two car DUI accident.

Three people inside of a red Mazda were killed when a white Ford Mustang slammed into their flipped over car. What caused the Mazda to end up on its roof is not known. A fourth person inside the Mazda was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Investigators with the California Highway Patrol released the names of the victims and people involved, by 1:30 Monday afternoon.

52-year-old Kimberly Kreis of Santa Barbara was the driver of the Mustang. She was arrested for suspected DUI and booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

20-year-old Erick August was the driver of the Mazda. The Los Angeles man suffered major injuries and is in critical condition at Cottage Hospital.

All three passengers in the Mazda were killed. Danielle Murillo and Jessica Leffew, both 17-years-old, were from Torrance. 20-year-old Brian Lopez of Los Angeles was the third passenger.

The Torrance Unified School District confirms two students from North Torrance High School died in the crash. District officials say they were both seniors.  A crisis management team will be at the school today communicating with parents and students. The district calls it a tragic loss to the school and community.

California Highway Patrol officers say the accident happened at 12:46 a.m. and closed down the southbound lanes of Highway 101 at Castillo Street through Santa Barbara for more than twelve hours.

via 3 Dead In Early Morning Accident, Driver Arrested For DUI | News – KEYT.

Monroe, La. – Woman runs over & kills boyfriend’s father | knoe.com

A woman is arrested after she allegedly tried to run down her boyfriend and his father, killing the father.

Monroe Police responded to a reported DWI Accident that was reported in the 800 block of Burroughs at approximately 11:30 PM Sunday.

An investigation showed Markeda Porter and her boyfriend were in a dispute while the two were sitting in a GMC Yukon. Police say, the boyfriend got out of the vehicle in an attempt to leave and was struck by the passenger door as Porter moved the SUV.

Police say the boyfriend was struck a second time by Porter as he tried to close the driveway gate. Porter is alleged to have driven the SUV forward through a gate striking the boyfriend and his father.

The boyfriend was treated and released for minor injuries at the hospital. The father, Larry Johnson of Monroe, was taken to the hospital where he later died from injuries received in the incident.

Alcohol and drugs are believed to be contributing factors in this case. Porter has been arrested and booked at OCC for Attempted 2nd Degree, Murder, 2nd Degree Murder, DWI and Possession of marijuana. The investigation is ongoing.

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