Delaware: Newsman Peter Neill of WRDE makes news himself with DUI crackup in Dewey Beach

DEWEY BEACH, DEL. — Amazingly, there were no serious injuries after a drunk driver sped down the wrong side of Coastal Highway after a crash in Dewey Beach early Sunday. The area was packed with late-night bar patrons and other vehicles.

The accident occurred around 12:03 a.m. Sunday as a gray Volkswagen Jetta headed south on Coastal Highway and collided with another car at the intersection of Dickinson Avenue at the new Hyatt.

A Dewey Beach police officer on patrol at New Orleans Street had spotted the Jetta speeding through town about 25 seconds prior to the crash. Police say the vehicle, driven by Peter Neill, 22, of Dagsboro, had been changing lanes erratically.

Peter Neill WRDE reporter's booze cruise Coastal Highway wrecked a Mercury and his car.

South Carolina: James Bryson Munn charged with DUI in death of Kylie Gillette

The driver of the Jeep Compass, later identified as 17-year-old Kylie Gillette of Johns Island, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office have charged James Munn, with felony DUI and minor in possession of beer.

His bond was set at $100,475.00 at a bond hearing held at MUSC Monday at Noon

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California: Riverside County Sheriff reports DUI arrests, DUI hit and run and crashes for Aug. 17, 2014

According to Sergeant Jessica Vanderhoof 0n Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:56 A.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to the area of Tripoli Way and Avenue 52 regarding a silver-colored Toyota Camry that collided into a utility pole. Witnesses observed the driver fleeing the scene of the collision. The suspect, Hernan Bustamante, age 22, of Coachella was determined to have been driving the Toyota at the time of the collision and located in front of a nearby residence attempting to hide from officers. Bustamante was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and hit and run. Bustamante was taken to a local area hospital for a precaution prior to being booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.

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Florida: police gave up chase but suspected DUI driver Jacob Donovan didn’t until he smashed into and killed Rudolph Dansby

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — 08/13/2014 — Authorities with the Jupiter Police Department said officers tried to pull over Jacob Donovan, 26, early Tuesday morning for a drunken driving investigation on U.S. Highway 1 near Indiantown Road, but Donovan allegedly refused to stop and fled.

Police briefly pursued Donovan’s Toyota Camry but broke off the chase when he entered Juno Beach

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Montana: police charge both Cal Erickson Mullen and Jason West with fatal DUI Interstate 15 crash

West admitted to having four alcoholic drinks earlier in the night. Court documents said his BAC varied from 0.10 at the scene to .08 in a blood test. He also showed signs of impairment in four out of six field sobriety tests.

West is facing three felony charges of criminal endangerment for driving after drinking and inattentively. Prosecutors filed one count per passenger in his vehicle.

After reconstructing the crash, Montana Highway Patrol troopers determined “that a driver paying attention to the road would have had sufficient time and distance to either stop or slow and steer around a hazard in the road,” court documents say.

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Virginia: Lawyer Mark Sgarlata pleaded guilty to killing Patrick and Leia Wrenn in DUI crash

A deputy at the scene wrote in the arrest records, “Sgarlata had slurred speech with a heavy odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Sgarlata was unsteady on his feet and was found with his pants unbuckled and shirt unbuttoned. Mr. Sgarlata admitted to drinking 5 glasses of wine before the crash.”

On Friday, as he pleaded guilty, he told the judge that was “the best way to put all this behind us.”

But that’s not so simple a task for the victims family.

“[I] just take it a day at a time, and just kind of see what they would want me to do,” said Leia Wrenn’s daughter Tonya Adkins outside the Leesburg courthouse Friday morning.

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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.

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Oregon: State Police report Robert Piland faces DUI charges after head-on crash into truck

Oregon State Police report that a White City man is facing a DUII charge following Monday evening’s injury crossover traffic crash on Interstate 5 in the Medford area.

On July 28, 2014 at approximately 8:17 p.m., a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by ROBERT PILAND, age 45, from White City, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 30 when it traveled over the center median into the southbound lanes. The driver of a southbound commercial truck attempted to stop but couldn’t avoid the Tahoe before both were involved in a head-on collision.

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Oregon: Washington County Sheriff reports two roll-over DUI crashes; Wert Russert and Jason Eaton charged DUI

Two roll-over crashes, about two hours apart, were influenced by drivers who were intoxicated. A passenger in one of the vehicles seriously injured an arm. Both drivers were arrested.

On Friday, July 18, 2014, at about 4:06 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a roll-over crash near 32380 NW Hornecker Rd. in unincorporated Washington County near the City of Cornelius. The driver, 26-year-old Wert Russert from Hillsboro, lost control of his 2003 Chevy pick up truck and left the roadway. The truck rolled at least once and came to rest on its wheels. Fire crews had to cut off the top of the truck in order to remove the passenger, a 17-year-old male. The passenger was transported to Emanuel hospital with an injured arm.

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