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  • Supreme Court considers whether police may force warrantless blood alcohol tests

    April 21, 2016 9:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether law enforcement is required to get a warrant before forcing a driver to submit to breath or blood alcohol tests. Currently, all 50 states revoke the driver’s license in the event they refuse such tests. 12 states and the... more »
  • Retired soccer star Abby Wambach arrested for DUI in Oregon

    April 4, 2016 4:58 AM

    PORTLAND, OR.- Retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence. Portland police Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a statement Sunday that a sergeant stopped the 35-year-old Saturday night after she reportedly ran a red light in her Range Rover near downtown. Simpson... more »
  • Woman arrested for DUI after driving to 'Coffee with a Cop'

    March 24, 2016 2:07 PM

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A Montana woman who police said was stumbling and smelled of alcohol was arrested after driving to a cafe hosting a "Coffee with a Cop" event. Great Falls Lt. Doug Mahlum says 66-year-old Charlene Kranitz walked by more than a dozen uniformed officers in Schulte's Coffeehouse... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 5, arrested hours prior for DUI

    February 14, 2016 12:55 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - Records show the driver of a wrong-way car that killed five in a crash including himself was jailed just over a day earlier on suspicion of drunken driving. Driver James Pohlabeln was arrested early Thursday after his car collided with a parked car. The paper reports Pohlabeln... more »
  • Idaho police pick up Santa Claus for driving the wrong way

    January 27, 2016 11:44 AM

    SPOKANE - A man legally named Santa Claus was arrested after police in Idaho said they saw him driving on the wrong side of the street. KREM-TV in Spokane, Washington, reports that 67-year-old Claus initially was booked on one count of DUI. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge... more »
  • Cops: Intoxicated woman holding a baby on lap crashes car

    January 11, 2016 11:41 AM

    EPHRATA, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania woman was driving under the influence and holding a baby on her lap when she crashed her vehicle into a curb. Police tell LNP that Erika Rizzon, of Ephrata, struck a curb at the intersection just after 10 p.m. Saturday in Ephrata.... more »
  • Man arrested after wreck with Mississippi officer

    January 2, 2016 12:14 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A 28-year-old Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after police say he caused an accident that sent a Mississippi police officer and another driver to the hospital. Gulfport Police Sgt. Damon McDaniel tells multiple news outlets two officers responded to a single-vehicle accident on... more »
  • Drunk driving enforcement efforts peak for New Year's Eve

    December 28, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement noted on the last Monday of the year that enforcement of impaired-driving laws will not be letting up simply because the Christmas holiday is behind us. In the week ahead, they'll be ramping up efforts to be prepared for what has become one of the... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for fifth offense DWI

    October 30, 2015 1:48 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Prairieville man for his fifth DWI offense following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. 58-year-old Alois Guepet III was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 around 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 when he was pulled over for swerving and... more »
  • 2-year-old is 4th victim to die in OSU parade crash

    October 24, 2015 2:37 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - Hospital officials say a 2-year-old has become the fourth person to die after a woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crowd. The child's death was reported Saturday evening in a news release from OU Medical Center and The... more »
  • Florida man gets 3rd DUI while riding motorized wheelchair

    October 13, 2015 6:26 PM

    PALM BAY, Fla. - A Florida man was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence and obstructing traffic. Not an unusual occurrence in the Sunshine State, unless you consider the man's chosen mode of transportation: a motorized wheelchair. 54-year-old Ronny Scott Hicks was riding the personal transportation device... more »
  • Man accused of running fake DUI checkpoint while drunk

    June 2, 2015 12:44 PM

    SOMERSET, PA - Police say a man who set up a drunken-driving checkpoint complete with road flares while pretending to be a Pennsylvania state trooper was drunk. Troopers say 19-year-old Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, parked his vehicle diagonally across state Route 601 and set up road flares at about 4... more »
  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    December 19, 2014 11:00 AM

    BALTIMORE - Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in Baltimore City District Court on Friday morning. He was sentenced to a year and... more »
  • Police: Gonzales man busted for 6th DUI

    December 16, 2014 8:56 AM

    GONZALES - Police say they have arrested a Gonzales man for Driving Under the Influence for the 6th time following a crash last week. Investigators say Willie Evans, 62, ran a stop sign before running into a building in the 1600 block of Philippe Ave. They say Evans admitted... more »
  • Phelps says swimming on hold after DUI arrest

    October 5, 2014 10:34 AM

    After his second DUI arrest, Michael Phelps says he will take a break from swimming to attend a program "to better understand myself." The winningest athlete in Olympic history made the announcement in a series of tweets Sunday morning. The 29-year-old Phelps was arrested early Tuesday and charged with drunken... more »
  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    September 30, 2014 11:46 AM

    BALTIMORE - Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge. Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field... more »
  • Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

    July 16, 2014 2:16 AM

    MIAMI, FL - There's been another delay for pop star Justin Bieber on Florida charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Prosecutors and Bieber's attorney told a judge at a hearing Wednesday they need three more weeks to determine whether the case goes to trial or is resolved... more »
  • First-time offenders could get interlock device Play Video

    December 18, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government wants to mandate interlock devices for all first-time drunken drivers. The device prevents a car from starting if the driver has a detectable level of alcohol on their breath. Right now, Louisiana doesn't require the device for first-time offenders, but in Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Police plan summer-long DWI crackdown Play Video

    July 1, 2013 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and State Police promise to be out in full force to catch people driving drunk this holiday weekend. "We know individuals are out there driving irresponsibly," said Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. Starting Tuesday night through the Fourth of July weekend, the department... more »
  • Man charged in crash that killed 5 kids, 1 adult

    January 1, 2013 8:41 AM

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says a man has been charged with six felony counts of DUI manslaughter after the weekend crash of a sport utility vehicle that killed his five children and one adult in the vehicle. Waddell told The Associated Press by telephone that... more »

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