CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND – Three drivers were arrested for DWI in Cranston, Rhode Island in the past few days, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist.
Chief Winquist announced that the operators arrested were responsible for three separate motor vehicle wrecks two of which involved Cranston police vehicles. In one crash, a Cranston Police Officer was injured when his cruiser was hit by a drunk driver
The first time Brian Simpkins was arrested on a charge of drunken driving — after ramming his Chevy pickup into a tree in Canton — he was just 19.
Simpkins is one of at least 30 Massachusetts law enforcement officials who have been charged with drunken driving while off-duty since the start of 2012, a Globe review has found. The crashes collectively killed three people and injured more than a half-dozen others.
Though some officers resigned or were placed on unpaid leave after the charges, a majority kept their jobs, sometimes after a short suspension.
At this time the crash is still under investigation but speed and alcohol are believed to be a factor in this crash. The operator Michael Woloshchuk was issued a citation for DUI refusal, LSA and Gross Negligent Operation before he was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in NH.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 5:30 P.M. on Friday, November 28th, 2014. Thirty-five-year-old Manuel Rios-Esparza of Omaha was driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe southbound on S.W. 56th Street between West Denton Road and West Yankee Hill Road. Evidence indicates Esparza lost control of the vehicle on a gravel road as it crested a hill. The vehicle then entered the west ditch, struck a fence, entered the field and rolled multiple times. A single occupant was driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe southbound on S.W. 56th Street between West Denton Road and West Yankee Hill Road. Evidence indicates the vehicle lost control on the gravel road as it crested a hill. The vehicle then entered the west ditch, struck a fence, entered a field and rolled multiple times.
CLEVELAND – An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation analyzed thousands of DUI accidents over ten counties and reveals Northeast Ohio’s deadliest DUI crash zones.
Relying on crash data obtained from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, our investigation mapped every alcohol related crash from 2009 through 2013.
We found 17,454 alcohol related crashes that included 449 deaths and 7,665 injuries throughout Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas counties.
STATEWIDE — Later this week Coloradans will be giving thanks while enjoying the company of friends and family over a home-cooked meal –- often accompanied by beer, wine or cocktails. While many are enjoying their meals, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will be working hard to heighten DUI enforcement as part of their continued efforts to protect users of Colorado roadways from dangerous impaired drivers. Increased enforcement begins today and continue through Monday, Dec. 1 as part of CDOT’s ongoing The Heat Is On campaign.
What do you do with the information collected by the last drink survey?
A list of the “Top 10 ” alcohol vendors attributed to DUI arrests is compiled every month. This “Top 10” list is then used to work with those vendors to reduce the DUI’s connected to their establishments by the arrestees.