Maryland: DUI driver struck a Montgomery County police officer who was directing traffic around crash scene

SILVER SPRING, MD. — 07/02/2014 — A Montgomery County Police Officer was struck by a vehicle on the Beltway Tuesday afternoon by a suspected drunk driver.

The officer was directing traffic after a multiple-vehicle crash near Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring when he was struck by a 58-year-old Baltimore man

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

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,

Oregon: crackup on Interstate 5 reveals pounds of pot littered on highway

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation after finding several pounds of marijuana at the scene of Friday morning’s injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 south of Eugene.

On May 30, 2014 at approximately 4:50 a.m., OSP troopers, local fire personnel and ODOT responded to a scene of an injury traffic crash involving a sport utility vehicle and commercial truck blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 190. Upon arrival they found a Jeep Cherokee on its top and marijuana spilled onto the roadway and inside the overturned Jeep.

Maryland: boozing teens on DUI joyride ends upside down in ditch; DUI charges pending against Sienna Lee Brandhorst

According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, on May 20, 2014, at approximately 12:35 a.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the area of Central Avenue near Loch Haven Road in Edgewater for a reported overturned single vehicle crash. Charges of DUI for the driver await her release from a hospital.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on Central Avenue near Loch Haven Road when the 18-year-old female driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to skid, rotate 180 degrees into a ditch and overturn onto its roof.

The driver, identified as Sienna Lee Brandhorst, 18, of Edgewater, Maryland

Utah: repeat DUI driver Alvin Henson killed coffee whiz Randolph Wirth in three-vehicle crash; Michelle Hoppie charged too

Alvin Henson was released from the hospital and was immediately taken into custody. He has been booked into the Cache County Jail, and his charges include DUI (2nd degree felony), driving on alcohol restriction (B misdemeanor), and failure to install an interlock device (B misdemeanor). Mr. Henson has prior DUI arrests in his history.

Illinois: Pending law grad Laura Anne LaPlante took a cab; Eric Johnson drove his booze cruise…she is dead, he faces DUI murder rap

The driver, whose vehicle collided with the taxi, killing Laura Anne LaPlante, of Hancock, N.H., and injuring himself and two others, was charged in connection with the crash Saturday night.

Erik Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block of North Janssen Avenue, is due in court Sunday. He was charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence.

Oregon: Washington County Sheriff reports on eleven DUI arrests with two crashes over weekend

Since midnight Sunday, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested eleven DUII driver’s including two from crashes. One of the crashes was a head-on collision on SW Pacific Highway (Hwy. 99W) near King City. Three people went to the hospital from that crash