Massachusetts: Mansfield District Attorney reports indictment of Nicholas Salvo for OUI murder of David Munise

A Norton man accused of causing a deadly crash back in April is now facing more serious charges.

Nicholas Salvo, 23, was indicted on a charge of manslaughter by motor vehicle, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.

Police said Salvo was speeding when he ran a red light and crashed into another car on Route 140 in Mansfield

Nicholas Salvo DUI April 25 2014 fatal Mansfield Mass Police

Massachusetts: Mansfield Police charge Hung Manh Ho with OUI homicide for killing James Walker

On Sunday, May 11 at approximately 9:32PM, Mansfield Police and Fire responded to the intersection of Hope St. and Pratt St. for a reported motor vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. Witnesses called the station on 911 and reported a white box truck struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. Mansfield Fire, a short time later, reported seeing a white truck traveling the wrong way down North Main St. and officers responded to the area.

Officer Robert Pierce initiated a motor vehicle stop of the truck, a 2004 Ford F350 dump truck travelling the wrong way on Thomas St. at N. Main, a one way street

Mansfield Police Officer Josh Ellender showed off one of Mansfield's Dodge Charger cruisers at the Touch-A-Truck & Pluck-A-Duck event at the Emerald Square Mall. Police & Fire Departments from the area came out in force to support Special Olympics. Nice job Officer Ellender!

Kentucky: Michael Hilton charged with DUI after killing Brianna Taylor; critically injured a second teen

The driver that hit and killed a 17-year-old girl and critically injured another teen is now charged with murder and aggravated DUI.

On June 22, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Hilton, 34, was driving drunk when he struck Brianna Taylor’s car. In 2006 Hilton was sentenced to three years in prison for repeated DUI offenses

Michael Hilton with several DUI convictions on his record has now scored again and killed Briana Taylor.

New Mexico: State Police charge Michael Quiroz with 9th DWI

DEXTER, NEW MEXICO — 06/29/2014 — New Mexico State Police report that on Monday June 23, 2014, New Mexico State Police arrested 53 year old Michael Quiroz of Roswell, New Mexico, for his 9th DWI.

At approximately 5:08PM, an officer from the New Mexico State Police conducted a traffic stop on New Mexico State Road 2, north of Dexter, for speeding. The officer made contact with the driver, identified as Michael Quiroz. During conversation with the driver, the officer observed clues that the driver might be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was given Standardized Field Sobriety tests, which indicated he was under the influence.

Michael Quiroz 9th DWI arrest New Mexico

New Mexico: State Police Officer Carlos Verdugo critical after being hit by DWI driver Jason Allred

New Mexico State Police report that on Saturday June 28, 2014, atapproximately 6:11 pm; Roswell State Police Dispatch was notified of a New Mexico State Police officer being struck by an intoxicated male driver while on a traffic stop.

The location of the stop was near the intersection of Navajo and US 62 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Officer Carlos Verdugo was air transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, in critical condition. When the collision occurred, Officer Verdugo was in his police vehicle. Officer Verdugo has been on the Department for a year and a half.

The female driver that was stopped was transported by ambulance with non life threatening injuries.

The intoxicated male subject has been identified as Jason Allred,


North Carolina: Rabah Samara finds being sober behind the wheel not his deal; now gets easy treatment from another silly judge

A Cary man involved in a hit-and-run 11 years ago that killed a reporter has since faced three drunken driving charges, much to the dismay of the reporter’s parents.

Stephen Gates, a sports reporter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was changing a tire on the shoulder of Interstate 40 in Orange County on Oct. 4, 2003, when he was hit and killed.

Rabah Samara was a passenger in the Cadillac Escalade that hit Gates, but when driver Emily Caveness stopped, he got behind the wheel and drove off. He said at the time that he thought they had hit a deer, although prosecutors said two truck drivers had told him that they had hit Gates.

Stephen Gates was changing a tire on the side of I-40 when he was mowed down by a couple in a Escalade, which then sped away.  Photo courtesy of WRAL