March 24, 2013 12:46 PM
A woman is facing a DUI charge after police say she possibly hit four or more parked cars, a fire hydrant, a cable/utility box, and nearly hit a police cruiser Saturday evening.
Colorado Springs Police were called by someone who saw a silver Chevy Malibu hit a parked car... more »
March 20, 2013 6:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Brown has surrendered to authorities and will begin a 55-day jail sentence for a driving under the influence conviction. Brown's attorney and a spokesman for the city attorney's office say the R&B singer turned himself in at a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday. Brown pleaded no... more »
February 7, 2013 8:05 PM
THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - A police report says Rockies first baseman Todd Helton told an officer he had red wine hours before he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Helton is due in court May 20 on charges of DUI and careless driving. He was arrested early... more »
February 6, 2013 7:04 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies say first baseman Todd Helton has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. The team says Helton was arrested Wednesday morning in the Denver suburb of Thornton. No other details have been released. Team spokesman Nick Piburn says Helton had no... more »
November 14, 2012 5:01 PM
Colorado State Troopers and law enforcement officers across the state arrested 564 on charges of drinking and driving during the week of Halloween.
The data compiled by the Colorado Department of Transportation show Denver lead the state with 72 arrests, Colorado Springs had the second most with 46.
... more »
August 14, 2012 12:16 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Crocs Inc. co-founder faces a charge of driving under the influence. The Daily Camera reports George Brian Boedecker Jr. was arrested after a witness told police she saw a man passed out behind the wheel of a Porsche Carrera with the engine running over the... more »
August 6, 2012 3:53 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Sikh temple gunman pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Denver in 1999 but Wade Page never completed his sentence. According to records, Page had a blood alcohol more than 1 1/2 times over the legal limit when he hit a sign at an apartment... more »
June 6, 2012 8:34 PM
It was a disturbing new way of committing a common crime; the suspect allegedly doused his victims in lighter fluid and threatened to set them on fire if they didn't open the cash registers.
That suspect, 51 year-old Dwight Davis, was arrested last month on a slew of burglary... more »
May 23, 2012 7:52 AM
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man stopped outside a Dubuque bar with a small zebra and a parrot in his truck has been charged with drunken driving. KCRG-TV reports officers arrested 56-year-old Jerald Reiter of Cascade on Sunday in the parking lot of the Dog House bar, where people... more »
May 12, 2012 12:25 PM
Fifteen charges including six for vehicular homicide, that's what Gilbert Sanchez now faces. District Attorney Bill Thiebaut tells us the six counts of vehicular homicide are for the three teen victims from Alamosa. Sanchez is also charged with four counts of vehicular assault plus two counts of child abuse for... more »
May 7, 2012 4:11 PM
No parent wants to imagine losing a child, but for three Alamosa families that's now a reality.
A Pueblo woman knows what's it's like. Dawn Cortez turned losing her son in a drunk driving accident into a chance to educate others.
"We get together just to remember him,... more »
May 1, 2012 8:10 AM
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado toxicology lab technician fired for mistakes made on DUI blood samples is fighting to keep his job. According to the Denver Post, Mitchell Fox-Rivera is blaming a supervisor after he was accused of failing to follow standard procedures on 1,700 DUI blood samples in the... more »
February 14, 2012 5:46 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials say preliminary reports show drunken-driving arrests over Super Bowl weekend were down for the second year in a row.
Preliminary reports also show there were no alcohol-related fatalities in the state from Feb. 3 to Feb. 6. The Colorado Department of Transportation and the... more »
January 1, 2012 11:17 PM
In just the past three months. Colorado Springs Police have busted more than 400 drunk drivers. Those numbers we obtained from CSPD don't include dui arrests from this past weekend either. "For the last couple of nights we did concentrate on the downtown area and the I-25 corridor there." explains... more »
December 31, 2011 10:39 AM
As you get ready to ring in the New Year, don't forget about the free rides home being offered.
Miller-Coors is working with the State Department of Transportation; offering $10 cab vouchers to be given out at many bars and restaurants.
In Colorado Springs McDivitt Law Firm is... more »
December 28, 2011 11:40 PM
Well over 1300 people have been busted for drunk driving in the state since Thanksgiving Week according to the Colorado State Patrol. Investigators report there were 14 fatal crashes during that time that were alcohol related. The holiday season is always a big time for drunken driving arrests. As we... more »
November 10, 2011 2:59 PM
State and local law enforcement agencies arrested 447 drunk drivers during the Halloween weekend as part of the Halloween Heat is On campaign. Preliminary data released by the Colorado State Patrol show the highest number of arrests were in Denver, with 58.
Colorado Springs had the second highest number... more »
November 10, 2011 8:17 AM
WESTAMPTON, N.J. (AP) - Children on a school bus in New Jersey called their parents to say the driver was swerving and falling asleep behind the wheel.
The parents called Westampton Middle School, which alerted police.
Officers found Carole Crockett at Holly Hills School trying to pick up... more »
November 9, 2011 8:48 PM
Sobriety checkpoints may soon be a thing of the past in Colorado Springs. As part of his budget for next year, Mayor Steve Bach recommended the police department no longer use the checkpoints because they are inefficient at catching drunk drivers.
The mayor says he came to the decision... more »
November 6, 2011 11:33 PM
Since January 2009, Designated Driver of Colorado Springs has given 12,000 people and their cars a ride home from the bar. The ride is free and all they ask is that you tip the driver. But now it seems their program may have run out of gas. "As of Friday... more »
September 28, 2011 6:45 PM
Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice.
The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to... more »
September 27, 2011 8:20 AM
WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire school bus driver is facing drunken driving charges after police say she struck a mailbox with her bus while transporting middle school students.
No one was hurt.
Police in Windham say they received several calls about a bus driving erratically on... more »
September 10, 2011 2:36 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 32-year-old woman faces up to life in prison if convicted of a rare murder charge in a fatal car wreck near Clover Basin Reservoir.
The Longmont-Times Call reports that a Boulder judge Thursday ruled that prosecutors may pursue a first-degree murder, extreme indifference charge... more »
September 4, 2011 4:26 PM
Six drivers were cited with driving under the influence during the Colorado Springs Police Department's second night of sobriety checkpoints.
According to police, a total of 741 drivers were stopped, 13 of which were checked for driving under the influence. The checkpoint happened Saturday night about 10:30 p.m. on... more »
August 24, 2011 6:52 PM
As part of the current Heat is On impaired driving campaign, officers in our state are targeting drivers who use medical marijuana and prescription drugs before driving.
Posters such as the one pictured are being put up at gas pumps across the state warning drivers not to medicate and... more »
August 12, 2011 10:41 PM
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater is facing a charge of drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an accident. Police Chief John Jackson said Prater was involved in a minor, non-injury accident in a hotel parking lot on Aug. 2. He said Prater was cooperative,... more »
July 12, 2011 1:01 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A new Iowa company is offering a breath test service that could help keep people from driving drunk. Mark Ross, of Bettendorf, told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that his Tipping Point employees are providing the service in Iowa City, Davenport and other cities.
Ross... more »
June 9, 2011 12:09 PM
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rapper Flo Rida has been charged with driving under the influence after police in Miami Beach say they spotted his Bugatti driving erratically. A crowd pleaded with police to let him go.
An arrest report says Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard,... more »
June 5, 2011 11:29 AM
Colorado Springs Police and the Major Accidents Investigation Unit have reopened the southbound lanes of Powers Blvd at Galley Road following a lengthy investigation of a crash that occurred around 2:00 am Sunday. The accident occurred between two vehicles both heading South on Powers Blvd. Police say that a Volkswagen... more »
May 29, 2011 12:28 PM
While securing a scene at around 1:53 am Sunday and sitting in a Police patrol cruiser blocking a through lane of northbound N. Union Blvd., a man suspected of driving under the influence rammed into the officer's vehicle. The suspect was driving approximately 30mph when he hit rear of the... more »
May 1, 2011 12:06 PM
Investigators from the Pueblo Police Department are sifting through evidence and statements following a fatal single vehicle accident that took place in the 400 block of Michigan. A statement from police details that a 1997 Chevy Lumina was traveling west on Michigan which merges on to Grant Ave when it... more »
April 23, 2011 12:44 PM
A Colorado Springs man is in jail and his passenger is in the hospital in a suspected of driving drunk accident that happened along Interstate-25 near the Fillmore Street exit early Saturday morning.
Investigators with the police department's Major Accident Unit arrested Jason Warren, 30, of Colorado Springs for... more »
March 23, 2011 1:45 PM
DENVER (AP) - An impairment standard for drivers using medical marijuana has won final approval in the Colorado House The House backed the bill on Wednesday, sending it on to the Senate.
The bill sets a blood-content threshold to charge marijuana users with driving under the influence. The bill... more »
February 19, 2011 1:07 PM
A Pueblo woman was seriously injured during a suspected drunk driving accident that happened along the US Hwy 50 bypass in Pueblo County late Friday night.
The Colorado State Patrol reports that the driver, 36 year-old Bill Riggs of Pueblo, was headed east on Hwy 50 near 23rd Lane... more »
February 6, 2011 6:15 AM
Law enforcement agencies across Colorado have stepped up drunk driving enforcement efforts during the Super Bowl weekend. Additional officers will be on patrol until early Monday morning.
As of Saturday evening, 55 people had already been arrested for drunk driving statewide. Of those arrests, 12 were reported by the... more »
February 5, 2011 2:48 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A jury convicted a 27-year-old Longmont man accused of driving drunk and killing one of his passengers and injuring five others when he crashed into a tree.
Noah Thomas faces between 14 to 42 years in prison when he is sentenced in April after a... more »
January 30, 2011 2:48 PM
A Fort Carson Spokesperson tells News First 5 that a military court has handed down a sentence today following a guilty verdict of two counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of assault late Saturday afternoon.
After deliberations began early Sunday around 9:00am the... more »
January 7, 2011 7:38 PM
Between November 23rd and Jan 3rd, law enforcement agencies all across Colorado conducted arrests of 1,556 people for driving impaired. During the same period 41 people were killed on Colorado roadways with 14 0f those fatal accidents being linked to alcohol.
The report states that alcohol related fatalities are... more »
December 23, 2010 12:51 PM
Pueblo Police say a man was arrested for DUI after he drove his truck off a bridge. It happened around 12:30 this morning on the E. 8th St. in Pueblo.
Officers say it appears the driver hit the curb, slammed into the side of the bridge, hit a pole... more »
November 28, 2010 8:47 AM
Early numbers show Colorado Springs leading the state in the number of drunk drivers arrested over the holiday weekend.
An online tally of drunk driving arrests shows 87 people have been charged statewide with DUI since the enforcement period begain last Tuesday.
Of those arrests, 33 were reported... more »
November 20, 2010 1:33 PM
An early morning accident in Colorado Springs lands one person in jail. Shortly after 2:00am Saturday morning Police and emergency crews responded to a traffic accident in the intersection of S Academy Blvd and Platte Ave.
As crews were arriving it was learned that the driver of a white... more »
November 14, 2010 9:45 AM
A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested last night following a traffic accident that tied up traffic at N. Academy Blvd. and Galley Rd. last night around 7:40pm.
A green Cadillac driven by Frank Valdez was traveling eastbound on Galley Rd approaching Academy Blvd. The green... more »
October 30, 2010 11:23 AM
Colorado Springs Police have arrested a man they say was driving drunk when he ran a red light and hit another vehicle sending two people to the hospital.
Investigators say Kyle Gustafson, 26, was driving south on Circle Drive when he ran a red light at Galley Road and... more »
September 27, 2010 7:19 PM
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado State trooper has pleaded guilty to driving drunk while on duty and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.
David Dolan also pleaded guilty Monday in Douglas County Court in Castle Rock to prohibited use of a weapon. The 48-year-old trooper... more »
September 22, 2010 8:16 PM
A Colorado Springs man who injured a police officer in a drunk driving crash in March was sentenced to four years in prison.
Raymond Laracuente, 27, pleaded guilty to vehicular assault while driving under the influence. It was his second DUI conviction.
In handing down her sentence, District... more »
September 13, 2010 7:25 PM
Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows a 5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. CDOT reports 47 people were killed this summer in alcohol-related crashes, compared to 55 last summer. DUI arrests were also down 12... more »
September 2, 2010 6:59 PM
The unofficial end of summer is approaching, and the Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state are ramping up DUI enforcement with a goal of zero drug or alcohol-related fatalities this holiday weekend.
The crackdown will wrap up Colorado's "100 Days of Heat" summer DUI campaign... more »
July 24, 2010 1:20 AM
When the suspected drunk driver who ran away from the scene of a three car accident Friday afternoon that the police say he caused, he probably had no idea that the tool shed he was hiding in belonged to a licensed drug and alcohol counselor.
"Maybe this guy was... more »
July 21, 2010 3:48 PM
The suspect arrested for suspicion of DUI, vehicular assault, and hit-and-run has been identified as Dustin Thomas.
Thomas allegedly hit construction worker Janice Krich, was was hospitalized for her injuries. more »
July 20, 2010 3:31 PM
Her attorney says Lindsay Lohan is "scared as anyone would be" about the start of her jail term.
But she says Lohan has "stepped up" and "accepted responsibility." She was led out of court in handcuffs today after a brief hearing, to start the 90-day sentence for violating probation.... more »
July 19, 2010 8:44 AM
Eleven drivers were arrested for DUI at a sobriety checkpoint in Colorado Springs Friday night. The checkpoint was set up in the 3200 block of E. Platte Ave.
More than 1,000 vehicles went through the checkpoint during the four hours it was set up.
The checkpoint was run... more »
July 9, 2010 5:54 PM
More than 600 arrests were made in Colorado from July 1 through 6 during the Heat Is On campaign.
The State Patrol participated along with 76 local law enforcement agencies. The idea was to get drunk drivers off the road during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. During that... more »
July 7, 2010 8:42 AM
Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases.
After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough.... more »
July 6, 2010 8:32 AM
A Colorado prison escapee has discovered it's a good idea to use turn signals.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Rickey Hunter was pulled over by a trooper in Enid early Saturday. Trooper Josh Byrd said in a report that Hunter had failed to use his turn signals before rounding... more »
July 2, 2010 7:27 PM
We always tell you about the DUI crackdowns, like the one this 4th of July weekend, but the message just doesn't get through to everyone. Drunk drivers are sentenced to listen to victims in a program Mothers Against Drunk Driving helps organize in El Paso County. Sandee Morgan is one... more »
July 1, 2010 6:55 PM
A new law is now in effect in Colorado which increases penalties for repeat DUI offenders. It requires a minimum of 10 days in jail for a second DUI offense and 60 days in jail for a third and subsequent DUI offenses. Repeat DUI offenders also face a longer probation... more »
June 28, 2010 6:41 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is stepping up DUI enforcement as we approach the July 4th weekend.
Additional patrols will be added July 2 through 5. Those officers will specifically look for drivers who may be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
On Saturday, July 3, beginning at... more »