Monday, December 8, 2014 – Sunday, December 14, 2014
Impaired drivers are a very real danger to themselves and to others who share the road. With this in mind, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has launched a multi-faceted campaign of education, awareness and enforcement to battle this threat to public safety in our community. We have elected to publicize the names of those charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence during the past week.
REDONDO BEACH, CALIF. — A woman who police have charged with driving while under the influence of drugs ran her vehicle into a crowd of people leaving a Christmas concert program at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, California and killed three persons and left another eleven persons injured.
Redondo Beach California Police Sgt. Shawn Freeman reports that on December 17, 2014 at about 8:00 PM, Redondo Beach Police Department and Fire Department responded to the intersection of Vincent Street and Pacific Coast Highway regarding a traffic collision between a vehicle and several pedestrians.
Colorado: Douglas County Sheriff Sgt. Michael Choi didn’t get his boss’s message about not driving DUI; busted for DUI
Once the Detective was behind the Crown Victoria, the pedestrian suddenly jumped in the passenger seat of the Crown Victoria and the vehicle drove away. The Highland Detective initiated a traffic stop on the Crown Victoria and contacted the driver.
The driver was identified as career criminal, Kory Charleton from Highland. Charlton was found to be driving under the influence of drugs and was arrested. He is also on Felony Probation for Grand Theft Auto. During a search of the Crown Victoria, investigators located a police scanner, replica police badge, and burglary tools. The Crown Victoria was also equipped with illegal emergency lights and a siren.
Washington: Vancouver Police arrest Scotty Rowles for DUI drugs in death of Donald Collins; Clark County Prosecutor dumps the charge –
Police believe this is the first deadly crash involving marijuana since it became legal in Washington. >> See Photos
Investigators said the driver hit and killed a pedestrian around 5:50 p.m. on East Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road.
Police say the victim, Donald Collins, a male in his 50’s, was believed to be walking back from Safeway and stepped out into the middle of traffic.
CRIMORA, VA. — A woman was killed in a DUI crash and the driver charged on Dec. 18, in Augusta County, Virginia, report the Virginia State Police.
At 1:42 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 18), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper D.C. Brydge responded to a single-vehicle crash in the Augusta County community of Crimora. The crash occurred on Route 340, approximately one mile north of Route 612.
On Nov. 24, 2014, James ran a stop sign near the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup and struck Renz. When police arrived, James’ eyes appeared “watery and bloodshot,” and she admitted to taking an anti-depressant and smoking marijuana prior to driving. A drug recognition expert examined James and determined that she was “impaired and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.” James’ blood samples were sent to the Washington State Patrol’s Toxicology Lab for analysis. Results are pending.
Happy Valley, Ore. – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the driver of a SUV that hit two motorcycles, killing one of the riders, on Hwy 212 and SE 142nd on May 13, 2014 was indicted for several crimes.
After an investigation by the Happy Valley Police Department Adam Lee Schuler, 43, of Milwaukie was indicted by the Clackamas County Grand Jury for Manslaughter II, Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Endangering.