Shelbyville Police said they arrested a man for drunk driving Friday when they found him to be seven times over the legal alcohol limit.
Thomas Workman of Shelbyville was arrested for dangerous operating while intoxicated after his portable breath test read .57%, a police news release stated.
via Shelbyville man arrested with .57% breath test.
A family in New Albany had an unexpected wakening early Sunday morning when a car ran into their home. The couple sleeping was just inches away.
Police say speed and alcohol are believed to be significant factors in the crash.
Now one teen is in the hospital, another teen is in jail and one family says they are lucky to be alive.
full article here > Car crashes into home in New Albany | WHAS11.com Louisville.
A major accident just before 2.a.m. this morning injured a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy.
A deputy was transporting a prisoner who attempted to kick out his window. He requested assistance. As he was stopped on the side of Research Dr. the Montgomery County BAT Van was close and responded as did two other patrol units.
Calli Dretke, 25 of 12302 Browning Lane in Montgomery was intoxicated and driving east bound on Research as she approached the marked units on the side of the road with their lights activated she struck the rear of the BAT Van causing extensive damage to it. Dretke continued by striking the other patrol cars also.
via DWI CRASH IN WOODLANDS INJURES DEPUTY | Montgomery County Police Reporter.
An illegal lane change led to a Lower Valley man’s arrest for his fifth DWI, El Paso police reported.
A police officer observed a vehicle make a sudden lane change without signalling along the 7200 block of Alameda early Sunday morning. The 1985 Dodge Ram then suddenly swerved from the right to left lane, police said.
Fifty-year old Eloy Marquez, of the 7200 block of Alameda, was pulled over.
full article here > El Paso police: Alleged drunk driver had 4 previous DWI convictions – El Paso Times.
Amy Phillips, 28, of Bedford has been charged with DUI and two counts of manslaughter after an early-morning Saturday accident in Lynchburg.
According to a press release from the Lynchburg Police Department, Phillips was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer eastbound on Timberlake Road at a “high rate of speed” and struck a 2005 Honda Civic traveling westbound on the same road at about 2:13 a.m. Saturday.
The Honda was being driven by John Hawkins, 26, of Lynchburg. In addition, Garry Moore, 26, of Spout Springs was in the front passenger seat of Hawkins’ car.
Both Hawkins and Moore were pronounced dead at the scene
via Bedford woman charged with DUI and 2 counts of manslaughter – Roanoke.com.
On April 22nd, 2012, around 3:00am, Officer Tom Johnson, 56 was working as part of a DUI saturation patrol when his patrol car was rear-ended by a drunk driver.
Officer Tom Johnson was in his 2009 Chevrolet Impala stopped for a red light in the left southbound lane of Fort Campbell Boulevard at Ringgold Road.
full article here > Clarksville Police Officer working a DUI Special Patrol Car is Rear Ended at a Red Light by a Drunk Driver » Clarksville, TN Online.
Joshua Miller, a former corrections employee, is indicted in connection with a fatal crash that killed another man.
The crash happened along Corridor G near Borderland in Mingo County, West Virginia in October 2011.
Adam York, 21, was a passenger in the crash vehicle who died as a result.
full article here > Man indicted after DUI crash that killed one.
Drunken driving charges have been filed against a woman who was behind the wheel of a car which collided with another car early Friday in the Englewood neighborhood, leaving a woman dead.
Gloria Smith, 28, of the 7000 block of South Claremont Avenue, was charged with aggravated driving while under the influence and having no driver’s license, both of which are felonies, according to a statement from Chicago Police Department News Affairs.
full article here > DUI charges filed in fatal Englewood crash – chicagotribune.com.
WVU freshman quarterback Ford Childress was arrested Thursday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to Morgantown Police, Childress was driving on University Avenue in Morgantown without his headlights on at 12:22 a.m. and was pulled over near Falling Run Road. Childress was driving a blue Chevy Suburban with a Georgia registration. He was the only person in the vehicle.
Police submitted Childress to a sobriety test and he blew a .189. The legal limit is .08. Three different sobriety tests were conduct on Childress. He failed each one. When the officer asked Childress if he had anything to drink he replied, ‘yes, one beer’.
The Mountaineers annual spring game was two days after Ford’s arrest. Although listed as the #3 quarterback earlier in the week, Childress was nowhere to be seen at the game. He was also noticeably absent for the team autograph session prior to kickoff on game day.
DUI Blotter editorial comment: As of this writing, Coach Holgorson has stated he is acquiring facts before announcing any potential disciplinary action. He has also been quoted prior to this incident as stating that red-shirting Childress would be in the best interest of the program. So don’t be surprised if Childress ends up with some form of a one-year team “suspension”, but one that does not preclude a potential fifth year of eligibility.
full article here > Childress Arrested For DUI – West Virginia University Sports News, Scores and Coverage from WVMETRONEWS.COM.
A west suburban Naperville woman stands accused of driving drunk and crashing her sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of a junior high school in Lisle, only minutes before classes there were to be dismissed for the day.
Melinda S. Panzer, 46, lives on the 900 block of Norwood Avenue east of Naperville’s Hobson Bailey Woods neighborhood. She is free on a personal recognizance bond and awaiting trial on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The incident occurred about 2:27 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Kennedy Junior High School, at 2929 Green Trails Drive in Lisle. Panzer at the time was alone and behind the wheel of a Saab 97X SUV.
via WLS 890AM.
4/23/12 – UPDATE: Del. Ryan Ferns, D-Ohio, entered the plea to first offense DUI and was fined $500 in court costs Monday in Ohio County Magistrate Court just three days after his arrest.
The Wheeling Police Department refused to release any additional details Friday regarding the drunken driving arrest of West Virginia Delegate Ryan Ferns, D-Ohio.
Police would disclose only that Ferns, 29, of Wheeling was arrested after officers stopped his vehicle on National Road in the Edgwood area about 3:15 a.m. Friday.
via Police Refuse to Release Ferns’ DUI Arrest Report – News, Sports, Jobs – The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register.
Further update: No wonder Mr. Ferns was so quick to plea to a deal stating first time offense. Seems he had been down this road before … http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/569870/Ferns-Arrested-for-DUI-in–03.html?nav=515
A 19-year-old man was cited with driving under the influence after his car hit a taxi, causing it to spin around and hit a light pole and injuring five people in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said.
Police were seeking felony DUI charges against Lathaniel Barajas, of the 1800 block of South Springfield Avenue, following the 2:35 a.m. crash in the 5600 block of South Kedzie Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. So far, Barajas has been cited with DUI, operating a vehicle without insurance, and failure to produce a driver’s license, Perez said.
full story here > Driver cited with DUI after 5 injured in Gage Park crash – chicagotribune.com.
Around 2:00 Friday morning, at the corner of California Avenue and Big Spring Street in Midland, Carlos Becerra woke up to his own car smashing through the wall by his bed.
“Like somebody shook me wide-awake and everything,” he said. ”All I see is the bed pushed away from the wall. I woke up my son. He was laying next to me. Outside, in the front door, I see a cloud of dust and smoke.”
full story here > Residents Homes Damaged From Suspected Drunk Driver – KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |.
A Columbia County man is accused of taking a golf cart on a drunken joy ride in Glens Falls last night.
Police say Craig Turczyn, 25, of Germantown stole a golf cart used by security at Finch Paper and took it for a ride.
full story here > WNYT.com – Man steals golf cart, charged with DWI.
As Lafayette police investigated a deadly crash Thursday night on Verot School Rd., another crash happened as a suspected drunk driver approached the crash scene and hit two police cars.
via Police: Woman accused of DWI hits police cars as police investigate fatal crash | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana.