Bridgeville Police: Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Nearly Striking Pedestrian – CBS Pittsburgh

BRIDGEVILLE (KDKA) — Bridgeville Police say an alleged drunk driver was arrested Saturday morning after nearly striking a pedestrian.

Police posted dash cam video of the incident, which happened around 1:20 a.m., to their Facebook page.

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The video shows a pickup truck traveling along Washington Pike. The driver appears to jump the curb outside the Crafty Jackalope near two pedestrians who were standing on the sidewalk.

The officer then pulled the vehicle over.

Police say the driver was arrested and is facing charges of driving under the influence and recklessly endangering another person. The driver was also charged with multiple vehicle code violations.

Nobody was hurt.

Source: Bridgeville Police: Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Nearly Striking Pedestrian – CBS Pittsburgh

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The situation is a bit of a puzzle because Autopilot is supposed to detect if a driver’s hands are on the wheel and disengage if they’re not. Tesla has steadily tightened up these rules, with recent revisions of the software warning drivers in as little as 30 seconds. So if the driver did fall asleep at the wheel the car should have started slowing down on its own within a few minutes.

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Suspected DUI head-on collision kills 6

(CBS) – A truck crossed a highway median in Utah and collided with a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, killing all six men in the pickup in an accident authorities suspect may was caused by alcohol and prescription drugs, state troopers said Saturday. Another two people were injured in a Jeep when the driver lost control trying to avoid the trucks.

The Utah Highway Patrol said investigating officers found prescription pills and open containers of alcohol inside the dump truck after the accident that occurred around noon Friday on a state highway near Heber, about 15 miles south of Park City.

Source: Suspected DUI head-on collision kills 6

Baltimore police officer fired, charged with DUI after being found slumped over in patrol car – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore City police officer Aaron Heilman, working and in full uniform, was found slumped over behind the wheel of his marked patrol vehicle in the 700 block of Washington Blvd. on Tuesday around 1:40 p.m.  He has been fired.

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2 DUI arrests made during checkpoint in Jeannette | TribLIVE

Two people were arrested for drunken-driving this weekend during a sobriety checkpoint in Jeannette, according to Police Chief Shannon Binda.

The Laurel Valley DUI Task Force set up on Harrison Avenue Friday night through early Saturday. One of the drunken-driving suspects was under the influence of a controlled substance, he said.

Officers made three drug arrests and wrote 23 citations. Identities of those who had been arrested were not released Monday morning.

Source: 2 DUI arrests made during checkpoint in Jeannette | TribLIVE

Derry man charged with fleeing DUI checkpoint in Latrobe | TribLIVE

Latrobe police say Alex M. Luther, 24, was arrested at his home on East Fourth Street early Saturday after they discovered his white Ford Edge crashed into a tree at the corner of Route 982 and East Harrison Avenue in Latrobe.

Officer Robert Derk alleges Luther avoided the DUI stop by driving the wrong way down Truman Avenue and eluded police along city streets, while reaching speeds of 89 miles per hour. Derk said patrol cars backed off due to safety concerns but, within eight minutes, found Luther’s wrecked, abandoned vehicle several blocks away.

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Girl, 7, struck by car, killed while trying to get help for dad involved in drunk driving crash, police say | Fox News

A 7-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle on Sunday while she was attempting to contact police for help after her allegedly intoxicated father was involved in a drunk driving crash, police said.

DeSandra Thomas was pronounced dead after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross I-94 in Romulus, Mich., her mother told Fox 2 Detroit. Police said the girl was looking for help after her father crashed their car into an abandoned vehicle near Merriman around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Pennsylvania State Police say they will hold two DUI checkpoints in Westmoreland County

 

Two sobriety checkpoints were announced this week by state police in .

One of the DUI checkpoints will be conducted by police from the Greensburg barracks; the other will be run by troopers out of the Belle Vernon station.

Police are not required to disclose a specific location or date, although troopers from Belle Vernon said their checkpoint would take place during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

“The purpose of the checkpoint is to decrease deaths, injuries and property damage caused by impaired drivers” and “decrease the number of impaired drivers on the roadways,” state police from Greensburg said in a written statement.

Source: Pennsylvania State Police say they will hold two DUI checkpoints in Westmoreland County

Driver all smiles after fatal, allegedly drunken crash

 

A Florida woman flashed a carefree smile in her mug shot — despite the possibility of facing manslaughter charges for allegedly crashing her car while drunk and killing a 60-year-old woman.

The accident happened in Ocala just before noon May 10, when boozed-up driver Agenette Marie Welk rammed into the back of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra with her 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche on US Route 27, according to Villages News.

The impact sent the Hyundai — driven by 18-year-old Shiyanne Kroll, whose mother, Sandra Clarkson, was in the passenger seat — hurtling toward the tractor-trailer in front of it.

Regional Medical Center, according to Click Orlando.

Clarkson had just celebrated her 60th birthday the day before.

Welk, 44, was arrested at the scene

Source: Driver all smiles after fatal, allegedly drunken crash