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Higher Alcohol Tax Reduces DUI Deaths

Study Suggests Raising Alcohol Tax Reduces DUI Deaths A new study investigated the effects of Illinois’s higher alcohol tax, implemented in 2009, and found that the tax was linked to fewer DUI deaths. Researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville published their findings in the American Journal of Public Health. "Similar alcohol … [Read more...]

Woman Charged with Felony DUI After Hitting Pedestrian

Rock Hill Woman Charged with Felony DUI for Hitting Pedestrian in September After a month of investigation, an Edgemoor-area woman has been charged with felony DUI after striking a pedestrian in a hit and run crash. On Thursday, October 9th, Melodie Morris, 40, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with great bodily … [Read more...]

David Cassidy Pleads Guilty to Felony DUI Charges

Pop Star David Cassidy Takes Plea Deal, Pleads Guilty to Felony DUI Case On Wednesday, September 3rd, David Cassidy pleaded guilty to felony DUI charges in Upstate New York, and as part of his plea deal, the DUI charges were reduced to misdemeanor. Under the terms of the DUI plea deal, Cassidy will serve 50 hours of community service, and have … [Read more...]

20-Year-Old Charged with Felony DUI in Deadly Accident

20-Year-Old Man Charged with Felony DUI for Causing Deadly Accident on Johns Island A 20-year-old West Ashley, SC resident has been charged with felony DUI for causing a wreck that killed a teenager over the weekend of August 15th. James Bryson Munn has been charged with both felony DUI and minor in possession of beer. Munn was also injured in … [Read more...]

Felony DUI? Arizona Suns Player Faces Super Extreme DUI Charge

Basketball Player Arrested for “Super Extreme DUI” in Arizona According to a police report, Arizona Suns basketball star PJ Tucker was arrested in May in Scottsdale, AZ, and charged with super extreme DUI, an actual charge based on high blood alcohol content. Reportedly, when Tucker was pulled over, the 29-year-old had a registered BAC of .222. … [Read more...]

SC Men Charged with Felony DUI

Man Charged with Felony DUI After Pedestrian Struck and Killed State troopers have charged a Florence, SC man with child endangerment and felony DUI after he ran his truck off the road and hit a man mowing his lawn. Christopher Powell, 28, has been charged with felony driving under the influence after the pickup truck he was driving on Savannah … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Driver Pleads Guilty to Felony DUI

Driver Who Plowed Into Vegas Restaurant Pleads Guilty to Felony DUI Charges A driver who plowed into a Las Vegas restaurant during lunch hour last year has pleaded guilty to felony DUI charges. Gage James Lindsay, who celebrated his 20th birthday in court on Thursday, May 29th, pleaded guilty to the felony DUI charges alleging that, at the time … [Read more...]

Felony DUI Charge Results In Prison Time

Felony DUI Charge Leads to 6-Year Sentence After Defendant Pleads Guilty A woman from Hanahan, SC was charged with one count of felony DUI last year after her drunk driving caused her to crash her car and kill a man. Lisa Victoria Pistolis, 26, pleaded guilty to the felony DUI charge on Tuesday, May 27th, in a Charleston courtroom. The judge … [Read more...]

Mom Arrested on Felony DUI Charges in Wreck that Killed Children

Mom Charged for Killing Children in Wreck, Faces Felony DUI Charges A woman has been charged with two counts of felony DUI in a wreck that killed her 4-year-old and 1-year-old daughters. Melissa Patton, 32, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence, as well as driving under suspension. According to … [Read more...]

Car Crashes Into House, Killing Resident, Leads to Felony DUI

Car Crashes into House in California, Killing Resident in his Bed, Driver Arrested for Felony DUI On Sunday, December 29th, a drunk driver crashed into a house in Orange County, killing a man asleep in bed. The driver had minor injuries, and was arrested on felony DUI charges. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle … [Read more...]

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