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.
Louisburg, N.C. – A school bus driver in Louisburg has been suspended after she allegedly drove students to school while under the influence of alcohol. A Franklin County Schools spokesman said Thursday that Barbara Thorne, who drives Bus 196 to Terrell Lane Middle School, is on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation by the school district.
Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a traffic collision around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Canal Road and Castaneda Road.
They found a 2003 GMC truck, reportedly driven by 16-year-old Vanessa Rodriguez, and a 2002 Hyundai Sonata driven by 32-year-old Elida Garcia.
Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger in her vehicle, 50-year-old Maria Granados, was transported to an El Paso hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, are continuing the investigation into Friday evening’s single vehicle rollover crash that has resulted in the death of a 7-year old girl, injuries to four other juvenile females, and the arrest of the vehicle’s driver on Highway 97 between Bend and Redmond. The names of the deceased victim and other injured girls are released in this update.
FARMINGTON, Conn. (8/27/2014) — A school bus driver charged Wednesday morning with driving 20 students to Irving Robbins Middle School while intoxicated has a previous drunken-driving arrest, state officials said.
Tammy Costello was charged with driving under the influence in May 2004 in Bristol, said Department of Motor Vehicles spokesman William Seymour. She completed the state’s alcohol education program on July 20, 2005, records indicate. Completion of the program results in charges being dismissed.
SLIDELL, LA. According to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies, a 41-year-old Slidell mother was arrested Thursday evening for driving while intoxicated after she was pulled over for driving erratically with her three young children in the vehicle.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday a deputy was dispatched to Willow wood Subdivision near Slidell after several residents called to report a white GMC SUV driving recklessly through the neighborhood.
Residents told deputies the vehicle nearly ran over three people that were standing in their own yard, a man walking his dog and several mailboxes as well as narrowly avoiding at least one collision with another vehicle.
•A 35-year-old motorist was arrested Thursday after she allegedly struck a pedestrian while driving under the influence of drugs with her four-year-old daughter in the car, police said.
Police responded to the area of Magnolia Boulevard and Avon Street just before 5 p.m. following reports of a woman – identified by police as Janny Dolson, of Sherman Oaks – driving erratically, said Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick. Dolson was also reportedly observed sitting through a full green-light cycle.
On 7-19-14 at around 2:20AM, Sheriff’s patrol stopped a vehicle on Foote Avenue in Jamestown after noticing that it was riding on the rim of a blown front tire and had what appeared to be fresh collision damage and mud on the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was also leaking a significant amount of anti-freeze. When Deputies approached the operator, it was observed that the vehicle’s airbags had blown and the operator was injured. The operator was identified as Larry P. Babcock Jr, 31, of Jamestown, NY. An ambulance was called to the scene to evaluate Babcock and medics determined he was going to flown by Starflight helicopter to Hamot hospital in Erie, PA. Deputies located a crash site on Foote Avenue Extension in the Town of Kiantone where Babcock drove off the road and struck an earth embankment. Parts of Babcock’s vehicle were located at that site, verifying the location. Deputies interviewed Babcock at Hamot, and following the investigation, Babcock was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and other traffic infractions
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