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


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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.