Rodney King plead guilty to DUI today. King, whose videotaped beating by police during a traffic stop eventually led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, made a plea deal today to end a Moreno Valley DUI case.
A 24-year-old woman was taken into custody and charged with DUI causing a death after she allegedly struck a pedestrian following a night of drinking at a Gulf Coast restaurant. She was jailed and held on a $500,000 bond. The sentence for DUI causing a death can range from five to 25 years in prison.
SALT LAKE CITY - A 15-year-old boy and six passengers are lucky to be alive after their car rolled last weekend.
"Innocent until proven guilty". It is a cornerstone of American jurisprudence, but this mantra does not always apply when it comes to people who are accused of drunken driving.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama House of Representatives today voted 92-0 for a plan to ban texting while driving in Alabama. The plan now goes to the Senate for review.
(Brad Merritt writes) As a conservative Republican, I never thought I'd see the day when I sided with a Democrat vs. a Republican. However, I have to fully agree with Rep. David Litvack regarding the legality and necessity of DUI checkpoints. Despite the testimony of various law enforcement experts, chiefs and the president of MADD, Reps. David Butterfield, Craig Frank and others believe that they know better how to enforce drunken driving laws.
WWE developmental talent Taylor Rotunda was arrested by the Temple Terrace, Florida police early Sunday morning. He was charged with drunk driving.Rotunda, 21, who wrestles under the name Bo Rotundo, was stopped by officers on Fowler Avenue at 2:36 a.m. today, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's arrest report.Two breathalyzer tests showed blood-alcohol levels of .166 and .178. The legal limit for blood-alcohol level in Florida is of .08.He remained jailed Sunday morning awaiting release on $500 bail.
The following are some amazing statistics that were obtained from caught.net (which credits the innocence project (innocence.org) as the source for these statistics). Since 1989, some 250 people serving long term sentences have been exonerated with DNA evidence. Most people convicted of crimes don't have any DNA evidence associated with the case and, therefore there is no way to later determine how many of those may be innocent. It is well settled that there are innocent people in our prisons today. The statistics from the Innocence Project, which are reported below, has now had some 100 death sentences overturned based upon post-conviction evidence. According to their study of the first 70 cases reversed:
Although some cases of suspected drunk driving result from poor choices and end with unpleasant personal consequences, the end result can unfortunately be much more tragic. An Alabama couple was left to mourn their only son who was killed in a suburban Chicago crash that Illinois State Police said was fueled by alcohol.
A city councilman in Montgomery, Alabama, has apologized for his actions and thanked his supporters for standing by him after his arrest on drunk driving charges.
An Alabama man stands accused of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter in an accident that killed a 21-year-old man, who was riding a bicycle at the time of the accident.