Minnesota: DUI driver who killed teen later posted photo of his wrecked death machine with smiley face on Facebook

A 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy clung to life for days before dying after a suspected drunken driver, without a valid license, fled one crash on a north-metro highway and ran into the teen’s car down the road moments later, authorities said.

Jason F. McCarthy, of Brooklyn Center, remained in North Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday after his family posted on CaringBridge over the weekend that “the injuries to Jason during the impact of the accident were too much for him to survive. Jason is currently on life support so family can get here and say goodbye.”

Mike VanWagner posted wrecked DUI car on FB with smiley face while victim died.

Maryland: State Police Berlin Barracks reports on three DUI crashes and recent DUI arrests for May and June of 2014

Michael Cieslak of Washington DC was traveling on Snow Hill Road in a 2006 Mercedes when he failed to maintain control of the vehicle. The Mercedes left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Cieslak was treated on scene, but troopers noted evidence of impairment. Cieslak failed field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest. He was transported back to the Berlin Barrack, and he agreed to take an evidentiary breath test yielding a result of 0.17 grams of alcohol per 210 ml of breath. Any breath sample of 0.08 or above is deemed to be impaired in the State of Maryland.

Maryland State Police Impaired Driving Effort

Florida: Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott reports DUI arrests for July 21 – July 27, 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

Lee County Florida Sheriff motorcycle units

North Carolina: Connie Jo Penland charged with DWI after dunking her car and kids in river

A Gastonia woman was charged with DWI early Saturday morning after driving into the South Fork of the Catawba River with her children in the rear seat.
Connie Jo Penland, 26, was driving north on Lowell-Spencer Mountain Road in Gastonia at approximately 12:31 a.m. Saturday when she approached the intersection of Sutton Carpenter Road, State Trooper W.T. Davis said

Connie Jo Penland charged with DWI after dumping her car with her three kids in south fork of Catawba River.

Delaware: State Police charged Rahul A. Patel with DUI homicide in wiping out man on bike; dead on scene

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has charged a 21 year old Newark man with Vehicular Homicide and related charges in connection with the death of an unidentified adult male bicyclist, last evening in Newark.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the crash occurred on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m. as a 2003 Honda Accord operated by Rahul A. Patel-21 of Newark, Delaware was traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Ogletown Road (DE273) approaching the Ruthar Drive intersection. Patel lost control of the Honda which traveled off of the roadway onto the center median, rotating counter-clockwise, and continuing into the intersection. The passenger side of the Honda struck an adult male bicyclist who was traveling through the intersection in a northerly direction, attempting to cross Ogletown Road.

The male bicyclist suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene

Rahul A. Patel DUI fatal Delaware bicyclist 072814