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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Ex-ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson charged with DUI

    December 19, 2012 2:58 PM

    LEWES, Del.- Former ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson is facing a drunken driving charge in Delaware. Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped on Dec. 1 for a traffic violation. Police say the officer determined Donaldson had been drinking and gave him... more »
  • NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

    December 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. The five-member National Transportation Safety Board said the devices are currently the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths, which account for about a third of the... more »
  • Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

    November 27, 2012 12:51 PM

    TORRANCE, Calif. - Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against a substance abuse counselor who allegedly struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim on the hood of her car. Fifty-one-year-old Sherri Wilkins is expected to be arraigned sometime Tuesday... more »
  • Denham Springs PD plan sobriety checkpoint

    September 26, 2012 4:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs announced plans to hold a sobriety checkpoint. The DUI checkpoint will be an undisclosed location in the city this evening beginning at 7 p.m. The city announced the checkpoint via their Nixle community site . more »
  • A man and his monkey pulled over in Florida

    May 4, 2012 12:34 PM

    LARGO, Fla. - A Florida man is charged with felony drunken driving and wildlife violations after police discovered a small monkey in his truck. Largo Police say Eugene Carl Kotelman was speeding when they stopped him Thursday. He was driving on a suspended license and had been previously charged numerous... more »
  • Pa. school bus driver gets 2 DUI's within 17 hours

    April 2, 2012 12:53 PM

    WASHINGTON, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man fired after he was charged with driving three busloads of students under the influence of alcohol has been charged with driving drunk in his own vehicle less than 17 hours later. Online court records don't list an attorney for 49-year-old Miguel Rivera, of... more »
  • Woman accused in deadly hit and run back in court

    February 13, 2012 9:04 AM

    GONZALES- A woman accused in a deadly hit and run in Ascension Parish returns to court today. Officials say Kathleen Fitzpatrick was drunk when she ran over a woman, killing her in Prairieville in 2010. Fitzpatrick was ordered to go to rehab after a second DUI offense where... more »
  • 'Star Trek' actor Brooks charged with DUI in Conn.

    February 2, 2012 8:48 AM

    WILTON, Conn. - A lead actor on the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" television series has been charged with driving under the influence in Connecticut. Avery Brooks is set to be arraigned in state court in Norwalk next week in connection with his arrest last weekend in Wilton, a wealthy... more »
  • Idaho daughter and mother get DUIs an hour apart

    July 19, 2011 12:22 PM

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Idaho authorities say a mother and daughter were arrested for drunken driving within an hour of each other - the mother when she went to pick up her daughter's dog. The Post Register reports a sheriff's officer stopped 28-year-old Alisha Gardner at 10:56 p.m. Saturday... more »
  • Hornets' G Jarret Jack arrested, charged with DUI

    February 21, 2011 12:37 PM

    SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Police in an Atlanta suburb say New Orleans Hornets' backup point guard Jarrett Jack has been arrested and charged with drunken driving. Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead said in an e-mail Monday the 27-year-old former Georgia Tech star was pulled over early Sunday by an officer... more »
  • 1 injured in firehouse crash; Cops say DWI

    December 26, 2010 9:27 AM

    KENNER - Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers says a driver crashed a car into the front of a fire station on Christmas, and was injured when his head went through the windshield. Kenner police say 29-year-old Mario Perez, no local address, was treated at a hospital and then booked... more »
  • Actor David Cassidy charged with DUI in Florida

    November 4, 2010 12:20 PM

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Former "Partridge Family" heartthrob David Cassidy has been charged with driving under the influence in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says his car was stopped around 6 p.m. Wednesday for weaving and nearly causing an accident. Cassidy told a trooper that he had a... more »
  • La. man charged in DUI fatality in coastal Miss.

    October 24, 2010 2:21 PM

    Police say a man from Ticfaw, La., is charges with felony DUI in a wreck that killed a woman Friday on U.S. Highway 90 in coastal Pascagoula, Miss. Bond was set at $301,500 for 24-year-old Christopher Harper, and police said Saturday he's being held in the Pascagoula city jail.... more »
  • La. man gets 5 years for DUIs

    July 29, 2010 7:59 AM

    A 48-year-old Louisiana man with 17 prior DUI arrests has been sentenced to five years without parole for felony drunken driving. Jimmy D. Graves Jr. of Gonzales was arrested May 11, 2009, for driving with a blood-alcohol content level twice 0.08 percent legal limit. more »
  • UGA athletic director charged with DUI

    July 1, 2010 1:10 PM

    Authorities say University of Georgia athletic director Damon Evans has been arrested and charged with drunken driving. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said that Evans was arrested late Wednesday night after his 2009 BMW was pulled over by a state trooper in north Atlanta. Wright said Evans... more »
  • Gators receiver suspended following DUI

    June 13, 2010 3:43 PM

    Florida receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. has been suspended from all team activities following his early morning arrest on charges of driving under the influence and possession. Hammond is expected to be released from the Alachua County Jail following an initial appearance in front of a judge Sunday. University police say... more »
  • Montana man pleads no contest to 11th DUI

    April 2, 2010 1:27 PM

    A 49-year-old Montana man who apparently was intoxicated when he came to court for his trial on a felony drunken driving charge has pleaded no contest to his 11th DUI. Thaylin Shawn Pierce, of Billings, entered the plea Thursday. He's free on bond until his sentencing June 22.... more »
  • Actor Rip Torn pleads not guilty

    March 30, 2010 12:33 PM

    Actor Rip Torn has pleaded not guilty burglary and firearms charges during a court hearing in Connecticut. Torn's attorney says his client, currently appearing in the movie "Happy Tears," is also making progress in alcohol rehabilitation, and is now has moved from an inpatient to an outpatient program. ... more »
  • Florida's Dunlap arrested, charged with DUI

    December 1, 2009 8:52 AM

    Top-ranked Florida could be without one of its best pass rushers against No. 2 Alabama in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap was arrested early Tuesday and charged with driving under the influence, just days before the biggest game of Florida's season. In a statement... more »

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