Harris Co., Texas – Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after early-morning crash | khou.com

A man is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter following a crash in northwest Harris County early Friday, deputies say.

The crash happened on Bammel N. Houston Road near Kleinbrook Drive around 1:30 a.m.

According to deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a Honda Accord was traveling eastbound when he ran a red light and hit a Nissan Maxima.

The female driver of the Maxima died at the scene. The male driver of the Honda Accord was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Deputies said the man was intoxicated, and the district attorney’s office accepted criminal charges against him.

via Man charged with intoxication manslaughter for early-morning crash in NW Harris County | khou.com Houston.

Starkville, Miss., – 18-year-old charged in student’s DUI death | clarionledger.com

Tomas Steede, 18, of Lucedale, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

Tomas Steede, 18

A Mississippi State University freshman died from injuries in a one-vehicle accident early today near campus.

A statement from university president Mark E. Keenum identified the student as Kaleb D. Barker. Barker, 18, was a freshman kinesiology major from Lucedale.

The driver, Sawyer Tomas Steede of Lucedale, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a release. Steede, 18, is currently out on a $50,000 bond and will appear in Starkville Municipal Court on October 21, police said.

Barker, 18, was a passenger in the bed of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck driven by Steede.

read more here > Man charged in MSU student’s DUI death | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com.

Winton, California: DUI suspected in fatal weekend crash | mercedsunstar.com


Edgar Tapia

A 27-year-old man was killed Sunday after a two-car crash south of Winton — and California Highway Patrol reports DUI may have been a factor. The Merced County Coroner has identified the victim as Matthew Frisk of Atwater.

The crash was reported around 2 p.m. on Winton Way near Gertrude Avenue. Edgar Tapia, 22, of Winton was driving northbound on Winton Way in a 1996 Honda Civic at a high rate of speed, approaching Gertrude Avenue, according to Officer John Patterson.

Meanwhile. Frisk was driving a 1997 Nissan Sentra westbound on Gertrude Avenue, crossing Winton Way. It’s unknown whether the driver of the Sentra halted for the stop sign posted on Gertrude Avenue at Winton Way. The Honda collided broadside into the left front door of the Sentra. The Sentra slid across the southbound lane of Winton Way in a northeasterly direction, and its rear right side struck a metal pole on the west shoulder. The Honda came to a rest in the northbound No. 2 lane of Winton Way. No passengers were in either car.

Napavine, WA: 14-year-old girl charged with DUI after 3:30 a.m. crash | katu.com

A 14-year-old Portland girl was driving under the influence when she crashed a minivan on Interstate 5 near Napavine early Sunday morning, police said.

A 16-year-old girl and 51-year-old Stephan Hardy of Portland were also in the van when it crashed just after 3:30 a.m., according to Washington State Police spokesman Will Finn. The driver swerved to avoid a deer and lost control of the van.

The van rolled and came to rest on its top.

All three were injured in the crash. The two girls were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Hardy had a gash on his forehead but declined medical aid, Finn said.

It’s unclear how the three are connected. The van is registered in Hardy’s name.

The 16-year-old girl was a runaway, Finn said. Her mother has been notified.

The 14-year-old driver faces charges of minor in possession, DUI and driving without a license.

via Portland girl, 14, charged with DUI after crash on I-5 in Wash. | Local & Regional | KATU.com – Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News – Portland, Oregon.

Atlanta: Underage driver + allegedly drunk + 5 a. m. = Passenger dead | examiner.com

A 20-year-old woman was allegedly driving drunk when police said she caused a predawn crash that killed one of her passengers and injured another Saturday on an Atlanta interstate ramp.

Ms. Stephanie Jang, of Duluth, was charged with DUI, reckless driving, homicide by vehicle, and failure to maintain lane, according to Atlanta police.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the deceased passenger as Ms. Patricia Lie, 21, of Suwanee.

The crash happened about 5 a.m. on the Brookwood Interchange ramp from I-75 southbound to I-85 northbound, police spokesman Mr. Carlos Campos said.

Investigators said Ms. Jang was driving a 2012 Toyota Corrolla southbound on I-75 when she attempted to enter I-85 northbound and lost control of the car, which stuck the embankment beside the road.

Ms. Jang and an unidentified passenger were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition, Mr. Campos said.

The second passenger, Ms. Lie, died at the scene, officials said.

via Duluth woman charged in DUI crash that killed 1 passenger, injured another – Atlanta public safety | Examiner.com.

Berks Co., PA: Middle school principal on path for diversion program after DUI charge | republicanherald.com

The principal of Blue Mountain Middle School waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Berks County and will apply for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas, according to school district solicitor Sudhir Patel.

James S. McGonigle, 44, of Mohrsville, Berks County, was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of careless driving by Northern Berks Regional Police Department for an Aug. 30 incident. He did not comment when he left the office of Magisterial District Judge Thomas M. Gauby Sr., Leesport, on Tuesday morning.

McGonigle is expected to formally apply for the ARD Program at the Berks County Adult Probation Office today. He will appear at an ARD hearing at Berks County Court of Common Pleas, which is tentatively scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Dec. 3, according to McGonigle’s attorney, Eric M. Lieberman, Pottsville.

By applying for the ARD Program, McGonigle is “technically not pleading guilty or innocent,” said Berks County Assistant District Attorney Igor Litvinov, who is representing the commonwealth in the case.

“ARD does not involve a conviction. It does not involve a guilty plea. It’s a diversionary program specifically designed for first-time offenders,” Patel said.

read more here > Blue Mountain principal waives DUI case to court – News – Republican Herald.

Hanford, CA: Football coach suspended for five games after DUI arrest | fresnobee.com

Hanford High football coach Josh Young — already suspended five games after his weekend arrest on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol — has been suspended from practice for five weeks as well.

Bullpups Athletic Director Beau Hill said Young will not receive coaching pay during this period, but his teaching salary will be unaffected as he remains in the classroom and supervising the team’s weightlifting class.

Ernie Rodriguez, the team’s offensive coordinator, has been named interim coach.

via Sports briefs: DUI arrest to cost Hanford High coach pay – Sports – fresnobee.com.

Palm Springs: Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries when struck by suspected drunk driver | mydesert.com

An early morning collision between a car and a motorcycle seriously injured two people and sent one person to jail for suspicion of DUI.

Saturday at 1:55 a.m. Palm Springs Police were called to the scene of a car versus motorcycle collision in the area of South Palm Canyon Drive and Mesquite Avenue.

When officers arrived they discovered that a man and woman were riding the motorcycle when they were struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on South Palm Canyon.

The man sustained major injuries that were not life threatening, while the female passenger sustained minor injuries.

Police arrested the female driver of the car for suspicion of DUI.

Police did not release the name of the victims or suspect.

via DUI suspected in early morning collision in Palm Springs | The Desert Sun | mydesert.com.

St. Petersburg: DUI suspect flees. Suffers serious injuries after 1 car, 1 tree collision | baynews9.com

A DUI suspect who led deputies on a brief chase early Saturday was seriously injured when he crashed into a tree, deputies said.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to pull over a car shortly after 1 a.m. at 18th Avenue North and 28th Street. The driver refused to stop and accelerated south on 25th Street North.

Deputies briefly gave chase before terminating the pursuit, the sheriff’s office said.

Still traveling at a high rate of speed on 25th Street North, the fleeing vehicle crashed into a tree near 11th Avenue.

Driver Joshua Hall, 22, was seriously injured. Three passengers in the car suffered minor injuries, deputies said.

Deputies said Hall was driving on a revoked license and that multiple bags of marijuana and open containers of alcohol were found in the vehicle. Hall faces numerous charges.

via Fleeing DUI suspect crashes into tree in St. Petersburg.

Warren, MI: Alleged drunk driver arraigned for killing bicyclist in hit-and-run | sfgate.com

Warren police say a man was drunk when he struck and killed a bicyclist, then drove away.

Police in the Detroit suburb say the driver was charged Wednesday with drunken driving causing death and failure to stop at a fatal accident.

Police say the fatal crash happened Monday night in the northern Detroit suburb.

In a statement, police say officers found 51-year-old Andrew Macielak of Warren injured, and he died at the scene.

The statement says officers checked the area and found the vehicle and driver suspected of hitting Macielak.

After getting results of a blood test, authorities filed charges against 47-year-old Kittisak Clayphotong of Flint. The charges carry up to 15 years in prison.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday, and a judge set bond at $20,000.

via Driver charged with being drunk, killing cyclist – SFGate.

New Braunfels, TX: Suspected drunk driver causes 3-car crash killing one, hospitalizing three others | kgnb.am

One person has died, three others were injured, and one man is in jail on Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault charges after a 3 car crash just off the Main Plaza in downtown New Braunfels last night.

The incident happened a little after 6:15pm Sunday in the 300 block of North Seguin Street, north of the Main Plaza downtown. New Braunfels Police say Matthew David Hickey was traveling at a high rate of speed in a 2008 Toyota Tundra when he came around a curve in the road, lost control, and drifted into the northbound lanes of traffic. The truck first side-swiped a Ford F250 pickup truck before ramming head on into a 2011 Ford Ranger pickup.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, a 59-year New Braunfels woman, was taken by ground EMS to University Hospital in San Antonio, while her passenger, Petra Hernandez, a 61-year old New Braunfels woman, was airlifted to University Hospital where she later died.

read more here > 1 Dead, 3 Injured, 1 Arrested After DWI Crash Near Main Plaza Downtown | KGNB 1420 AM | News Radio 1420 AM.

Philadelphia: Father shoves 5-year-old son to safety before being struck and killed by suspected drunk driver | nbcphiladelphia.com

Roderick Williams is charged in accident.

Roderick Williams

A little boy is alive, in stable condition, thanks to the quick thinking of his late father.

Police say that around 11 p.m. Wednesday, a 5-year-old boy and his father, Michael Romano, 43, were crossing Roosevelt Boulevard at Rhawn Street in Northeast Philadelphia when a car sped through the intersection, hitting and killing Romano before fleeing the scene.

The impact of the crash threw the man down the block toward Loney street.

Witnesses told police Romano saved his son’s life by getting him out of the way to take the brunt of the fatal crash.

“He pushed his son out of the way. The car hit him, but kept going,” witness Joe Greer told NBC10′s Jesse Gary.

Roderick Williams, 21, was stopped minutes later on Borbeck and the Boulevard by an off-duty 2nd District officer who witnessed the accident. He was arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.

Williams was already on probation for a first offense DUI at the time of the accident, according to court records.

Police tell NBC10 that Williams was charged with DUI Thursday as well as Homicide by Vehicle and other related offenses.

The 5-year-old boy is in stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital.

via Dad Sacrifices His Life to Save Son From Hit-and-Run | NBC 10 Philadelphia.

San Francisco (UPDATED – see comments): Elementary school principal pleads not guilty to DUI, hit-and-run | San Francisco Examiner

S.F. Examiner File Photo

Sheila Milosky

The principal at Paul Revere Elementary School in Bernal Heights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to isdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charges after allegedly sideswiping two vehicles just south of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 12.

Sheila Milosky, a Mill Valley resident, did not attend Tuesday’s court hearing. Her attorney, Sam Ware, appeared on her behalf.

“If Ms. Milosky made a mistake here, she’s going to own up to it,” Ware said after the hearing, adding that he had only just received the prosecution’s evidence against his client. “If she did not make a mistake and some of the facts were not reported correctly, then we’re going to dispute it.”

Meanwhile, Milosky still has a valid driver’s license, Ware said, pending an upcoming hearing with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

The principal also is scheduled to appear June 26 for a pretrial conference on the DUI and hit-and-run charges.

via San Francisco principal pleads not guilty to DUI, hit-and-run | Mike Aldax | Crime | San Francisco Examiner.

Hugo, OK: DUI suspected in crash that killed Hugo man | KOTV.com

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say alcohol was a factor in a one-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a man from Hugo, Oklahoma, early Sunday morning.

It happened at 3 a.m. Sunday, on a county road about four miles south of Hugo in Choctaw County.

Troopers say a 1994 Mustang driven by 60-year-old Edie Lee Walker was southbound on the county road when it ran off the roadway to the right. Walker overcorrected, and the car ran off the roadway again to the left, striking an embankment.

The vehicle then rolled one and half time.

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene from head and internal injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. He was transported to Mt. Olive Funeral Home in Hugo.

Troopers say they did smell an odor of alcohol on Walker. The cause of the collision is listed as “DUI” in the OHP collision report.

via OHP: DUI Suspected In Crash That Killed Hugo Man – NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |.

Columbia, SC: State rep, Congressional candidate hit with DUI, weapons charge | wistv.com

Ted Vick

A state representative running for the new 7th Congressional District seat was arrested Wednesday night in Columbia and charged with speeding, DUI, and a weapons charge.

According to Columbia Police Department officials, Rep. Ted Vick was stopped on Devine Street and refused a breathalyzer test. They also say he’d been at Delaney’s, a bar in Columbia, and possibly one other bar.

Vick was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and was given a personal recognizance bond on the DUI and speeding charges, but he is still being held there on a unlawful carrying of a handgun charge.

Vick is currently seeking a fifth term in to his state House seat from Chesterfield County and running for the Democratic nomination for the newly-created Congressional seat.

Vick is expected to be back in bond court to face the weapons charge.

via State rep, Congressional candidate hit with DUI, weapons charge – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |.