DUI News

Las Vegas Businessman Reaches $21M Settlement in Fatal DUI Crash

A prominent Las Vegas businessman awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in a deadly drunken driving crash has reached a $21 million settlement in a lawsuit by the family of a mother of three killed in the wreck. Real estate broker …

Oregon High Court Rules .09% Not Enough to Convict for Drunken Driving

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a driver whose blood alcohol content registered .09% nearly two hours after he was stopped should not have been convicted of drunken driving. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the legal limit for driving is .08 …

Oregon Teen who Lost His Leg in DUI Accident Sues Driver, Brewery

An Oregon teen who lost his leg in a car wreck is suing the driver who crashed into him – along with the Salem brewery accused of over-serving the driver– for $3.5 million. The Statesman Journal reported James Holland Jr., …

Montana Senate Committee Brings Back Proposal for Tough DUI Laws

A Montana Senate committee has revived a bill to strengthen DUI laws by including it in a budget companion bill. The DUI bill, requested by Attorney General Tim Fox, was tabled by a House committee. Republican Sen. Keith Regier earlier …

Hawaii Drunken Driving Bill Would Prohibit Alcohol Purchase for 3 Years

Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a measure that would allow judges to prohibit people convicted of drunken driving from purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol for three years after their conviction. The measure, introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Chris Lee, has yet …

Idaho Law Requiring Drunk Drivers to Use Interlock Takes Effect

An Idaho law has gone into effect that requires ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of first-time convicted drunken drivers. Beginning Jan. 1, all first-time DUI offenders were required to have the device on their vehicles for …

Attorneys for Wrong-Way Arizona Driver Blame Agency for Crash, Injuries

Attorneys for a wrong-way driver say an Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant is responsible for a crash that injured the driver and the sergeant. Patricia Carvalho is facing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated DUI and endangerment. The Los Ranchos, …

First e-Scooter DUI Case for Los Angeles

A Los Angeles man has been fined $550 and ordered to pay restitution for riding an electric scooter while intoxicated and knocking over a 64-year-old pedestrian on a sidewalk. The L.A. City Attorney’s Office said the prosecution of 28-year-old Nicholas …

The New DUI

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween compared to the rest of the year. With drugged driving on the rise, the hazards of this holiday …

Tesla Driver in California Blames Autopilot for Firetruck Crash, Arrested for DUI

Authorities say a Tesla driver, who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode, crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose. The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with …