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California woman sentenced to 55 years to life in DUI death

Torrance - A substance abuse counsellor was sentenced under California's three-strikes law after she was found guilty of driving drunk, hitting a pedestrian, and then continuing to drive while the dying man was trapped in her windshield.

Georgia cop asks drunk driver for licence, gets handed a beer

Atlanta - According to police in Dunwoody, Georgia, Damon Tobias Exum was so drunk that when he was finally pulled over and asked to produce his driver's licence, he handed the officer a can of lager.

Alcoholic Florida judge charged with DUI after accident

Fort Lauderdale - When Gisele Pollack was designated to sit in a special drug court in Broward County, it was believed her alcoholism would be a benefit in helping her understand addicted defendants. After her arrest two days ago, it is thought perhaps enough is enough.

NHL: Tampa Bay's Ryan Malone charged with DUI, cocaine possession

NHL forward Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been charged with cocaine possession and driving under the influence. Mr. Malone was pulled over last night in Tampa Bay and taken from his vehicle to jail. He's since been released.

Suspected drunk driver in crash that killed 6 had previous DUI

Diamond Bar - A 21-year-old woman who faces charges of driving the wrong way on a California freeway while drunk, had a previous conviction for DUI and restrictions on her licence were only removed last week.

Petition begun to deport Justin Bieber from the United States

A petition has been started to have Canadian-born Justin Bieber deported and barred from the United States after his arrest earlier this week. But is his ability to remain in the U.S. at risk?

Justin Bieber arrested in Miami

Miami - Justin Bieber has a huge Twitter following, but in recent months he has been making news for all the wrong reasons, and has now been arrested for drag racing and DUI and driving on a expired licence and resisting arrest.

Review: 5 misbeliefs about DWI/DUI — Fact or fiction?

Planning to get intoxicated this holiday season? Just make sure you aren't going to drive afterwards. There's a way to enjoy holiday drinking without getting into an accident.

A smartphone device could potentially prevent DUIs and save lives

Imagine having a couple of drinks and taking a breathalyzer test without a police officer's involvement. Gadgets like Bactrak and AlcoHAWK have made that possible for several years. But accuracy claims of these devices are often questioned.

Montana woman too drunk to get out of car, calls 911

Billings - What to do? After spending four hours in a car she could not get out of, the 55-year-old woman called 911 for help. The nice police officer who showed up helped her out of the vehicle and then charged her with DUI.

Taking sick cat to vet no excuse for drunk driving

Tampa - Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has ruled that while the defence of necessity can apply to driving under the influence, it does not apply when the driver is attempting to save the life of a cat.

Uber partners with NFL players to prevent drunk driving

With the new partnership, NFL players will each get a $200 gift card toward Uber rides to promote safe transportation and prevent drunk driving.

Dashcam shows violent arrest of Florida woman for DUI

Tallahassee - After the woman was arrested and placed in the back of a patrol car, she was told to get out again. When she finally complies, she's slammed down on the trunk of the car and then thrown face first onto the ground.

Tenn. driver admits to set-up

The DUI stop in Tennessee that became a viral sensation over the July 4th weekend apparently is not what it first appears to be.

Man in Alaska charged with DUI on shopping cart

An Alaskan man was arrested by police, who say that he was driving a motorized shopping cart while drunk, and that he was in possession of cookies and cake mix that was stolen.

Memorial Day weekend may be the most dangerous time of year

Despite being a day for remembrance, Memorial Day is often one filled with BBQs, beers, and often times DUIs. This article the dark side of Memorial Day and the new tendency toward drink and driving.

Driving 10 MPH results in DUI arrest

Sonora - Some people learn slower than others, one local man is even slower than that, when it comes to driving under the influence.

Convicted drunk driver brings lawsuit against friend, restaurants

Santa Fe - New Mexican convict James Ruiz, 37, who is serving a 40-year-sentence after the truck he was driving struck a car killing two teen girls, is suing his drinking buddy and two Santa Fe restaurants, seeking damages for pain and suffering.

Canadian man arrested for drunk driving - for the 17th time

A Canadian man, Maurice Larrivee from the province of Quebec, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol for the 17th time. Larrivee, 69, was arrested and charged Sunday in Sherbrooke.

NFL: Former Redskin Fred Smoot arrested for DUI, pees pants

Former Washington Redskin defensive back Fred Smoot was arrested for a DUI on December 30. He was charged on January 10 and pleaded not guilty at a hearing January 17

Op-Ed: Drinking and driving on New Year’s Eve could be a fatal mistake

Each year thousands of lives are lost in the United States and Canada to incidents of drunk driving. New Year’s Eve is a special event where there is a huge influx in the number of drunk drivers on the roads. Learn how you can prevent drunk driving.

State police agencies nationwide declare war on drunk drivers

State police and highway patrol troopers throughout the nation will be on heightened alert and out in force on the highways tonight as part of a massive national effort to combat drunk drivers this New Year’s Eve.

Michael Crapo, Mormon Idaho senator, accused of DUI in Virginia

Alexandria - A conservative U.S. senator from Idaho, who has said publicly that he doesn't drink alcohol because of his Mormon faith, was arrested in Alexandria, Virginia early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Oregon driver rescued from truck hanging from overpass

Beaverton - It is unclear exactly what caused the accident but it is a good guess the driver being extremely drunk had something to do with it. The man was rescued after an hour, taken to hospital, and then charged with DUI.

Police: Florida man blames DUI arrest on Obama re-election

Palm Coast - An alleged drunken driver in Florida said he was only being taken to jail because he is "black" and the deputy "was mad Obama won," authorities said.

Man gets two DUI's on the same night at the same time

Urbana - A 22-year-old man received a couple of DUI's on early Sunday Nov. 4 after police in Ohio stopped him twice. Due to the end of Daylight Saving Time, records show that he managed to get both DUI's at essentially the same time.

Former U.S. ambassador faces charges of DUI, hit-and-run

Spokane - Ryan Crocker, a long serving diplomat who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested on Aug. 14 and pleaded not guilty the next day.

NYPD cop busted on DWI charges; second to be arrested this week

An NYPD officer was arrested on charges of drunk driving after she plowed into a parked car early yesterday morning in Queens.

Video: Watch wild-eyed DUI suspect wonder 'what is drugs?'

Los Angeles - A L.A. man police suspect was high on heroin became an Internet star after footage showing his arrest was posted online. The man, wild-eyed and confused looking after a high speed chase, responded to a reporter's question, wondering, "What is drugs?"

Two DUI's in 24 hours

Sonora - Anyone who has had a drink too many can get pulled over for driving under the influence, but twice in twenty-four hours?
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Truck dangling from overpass in Beaverton, Oregon
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Carol Frances Omeara  55  of Billings  Montana  faces a felony drunken driving charge
Carol Frances Omeara, 55, of Billings, Montana, faces a felony drunken driving charge
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Justin's mugshot has been released by the police
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Onlookers and members of the media await the release of teen pop star Justin Bieber from a Miami-Dade County jail in Miami, Florida January 23, 2014
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Screenshots from the Alcohoot app.
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Pop singer Justin Bieber appears in front of Judge Joseph Farina by video link in this still image f...
Pop singer Justin Bieber appears in front of Judge Joseph Farina by video link in this still image from video from Miami, Florida January 23, 2014
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Carol Frances Omeara  55
Carol Frances Omeara, 55
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Jeremy Bieber (2nd L)  father of teen pop star Justin Bieber  awaits the release of his son as he st...
Jeremy Bieber (2nd L), father of teen pop star Justin Bieber, awaits the release of his son as he stands with unidentified people outside a Miami-Dade County jail in Miami, Florida January 23, 2014
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U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo  R-Idaho  gives his victory speech at the Republican Party election headquarter...
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, gives his victory speech at the Republican Party election headquarters held at the Doubletree Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho.
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Officer Brendan Cronin, alleged to have shot a man six times for no apparent reason
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Pop singer Justin Bieber waves to fans as he leaves a jail after being released on bail in Miami  Fl...
Pop singer Justin Bieber waves to fans as he leaves a jail after being released on bail in Miami, Florida in this still image taken from video January 23, 2014
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Teen pop star Justin Bieber  in a black hooded sweatshirt with a bird design  departs a Miami-Dade C...
Teen pop star Justin Bieber, in a black hooded sweatshirt with a bird design, departs a Miami-Dade County jail in Miami, Florida January 23, 2014
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Pop singer Justin Bieber appears via video conference in his first court appearance since being arre...
Pop singer Justin Bieber appears via video conference in his first court appearance since being arrested early morning in Miami, Florida January 23, 2014
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DUI Checkpoint
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Scene of the wrong-way accident that claimed the lives of six people on a California freeway
Scene of the wrong-way accident that claimed the lives of six people on a California freeway
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