Ohio: 5 On Your Side maps N. E. Ohio’s deadliest DUI crash zones; Cuyahoga leads the state in booze crash deaths

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.

Ohio's deadliest DUI zone ABC 5 map

North Carolina: bus driver Barbara Thorne busted for DWI; police say she was loaded with bus loaded with kids

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.

Drunk school bus driver

New Mexico: Alfredo Alaniz busted for selling beer to teens who killed in DWI crash; Vanessa Rodriguez faces DWI homicide

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.

Vanessa Rodriquez faces charges of DWI homicide after she killed while drunk driving. She is 16 and may spend years in prison.

Oregon: William Wayne Fix charged with DUI manslaughter after killing stepdaughter in crash; 4 other kids injured

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.

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Connecticut: Farmington Police arrested DUI 2nd time for school bus driver Tammy Jo Costello

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.

Connecticut School Bus Driver Tammy Jo Costello busted 2nd time for DUI

Louisiana: Licia Greenleaf charged with TRIPLETS in her booze cruise; DWI from wine and Xanax

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.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputies occasionally have hazards other than impaired drivers to deal with.

California: Burbank Police charged Janny Dolson with felony DUI-drugs for striking pedestrian in crosswalk

•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.

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New York: Chautauqua County Sheriff notes DWI arrests for Aug. 17, 2014

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

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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.