Driving under the influence

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses the audience after Evers was sworn in during the inauguration ceremony at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. For the first time in nearly a decade, a handful of Republican lawmakers pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense drunken driving have an ally in the governor's office. On paper it might look like a can't-miss bipartisan initiative, but it's not that easy in a state where drinking is ingrained in popular culture. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)
January 13, 2019 - 12:39 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With a new Democratic ally in the governor's office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense drunken driving. On paper it might look like a can't-miss bipartisan initiative, but it's not that easy...
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January 11, 2019 - 6:40 pm
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The half-brother of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon. State police said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was visibly intoxicated when he was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Friday in Josephine County, in southwestern Oregon...
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In this photo provided by LEX18, police officers and firefighters work at the scene of a deadly crash on Interstate 75 in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on a pickup truck struck a vehicle carrying several family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all occupants of the vehicle, along with the pickup's driver, authorities said. (LEX18 via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 2:00 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said. The southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family'...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Newman Police Department shows officer Ronil Singh who was killed on duty conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in the town of Newman, Calif. A suspected drunk driver accused of fatally shooting Singh who pulled him over was captured Friday, Dec. 28, as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the U.S., authorities said. (Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
December 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspected drunken driver accused of killing a California police officer who pulled him over was captured Friday as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the U.S., authorities said. The sheriff leading the investigation blamed...
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In this Dec. 20, 2018, photo, Rob Wheatley, 50, drinks a beer, at the Beer Hive Pub, in Salt Lake City. The United States' lowest DUI threshold takes effect this weekend in Utah. Lawmakers in the state approved the 0.05 percent blood-alcohol limit in 2017, and Gov. Gary Herbert signed it into law. The change goes into effect Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. In a booth in the corner, recent Ohio transplant Wheatley said he drinks to try new craft beers, not to get drunk. He's skeptical that the law will be a serious deterrent for binge drinkers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Year's Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation's newest and lowest DUI threshold. The 0.05 percent limit goes into effect Sunday, despite protests that it...
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This booking photo provided by the Oktibbeha County Jail shows Republican State Senate President Pro Tem Terry Burton, who was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving drunk, Wednesday night, Dec. 19, 2018, near Starkville, Miss. Burton was charged with DUI second offense and failure to maintain proper lane. (Oktibbeha Sheriff's Department via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 5:57 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top Mississippi lawmaker arrested for the third time on suspicion of drunken driving is apologizing for causing "embarrassment" to friends, family and colleagues. Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Burton told The Associated Press in a statement Friday that he would consider...
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December 03, 2018 - 11:48 pm
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 mph (113 kph) on a highway early Friday in the San...
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Sherri Jasper, a Girl Scout board member and counselor at Halmstad Elementary School, leads the program for a candlelight vigil at the school in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Sunday evening, Nov. 4, 2018. The western Wisconsin community on Sunday was grieving the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent who were collecting trash Saturday along a rural highway when police say a pickup truck veered off the road and hit them before speeding away. The 21-year-old driver, Colten Treu of Chippewa Falls, sped off but later surrendered. He will be charged with four counts of homicide, Lake Hallie police Sgt. Daniel Sokup said. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 5:57 pm
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a mother struck by a pickup truck along a rural Wisconsin highway (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The grandmother of one of three Girl Scouts killed in a Wisconsin hit-and-run crash says the child dreamed of being an animator...
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August 26, 2018 - 9:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — 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 its emergency lights activated along US-101 around...
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Martin Truex Jr. watches times during qualifications for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 10, 2018 - 8:38 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway,...
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