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Richland County Officer Arrested on DUI Charges

Richland County Officer Arrested for DUI Richland County police have arrested an officer on DUI charges. On Sunday morning, November 3rd, around 3:45 AM, a deputy noticed Steven Joshua White, 30, apparently driving erratically along Pulaski, Blossom, and Huger streets in Columbia. When the officer pulled White over, he said that he smelled alcohol and suspected White of committing DUI. The deputy searched the vehicle and found an alcoholic drink in the center console, and an empty vodka mini-bottle, as well as another empty bottle in the … [Read more...]

Fatal Crash Leads to Felony DUI Charges in Orangeburg

Orangeburg Man Arrested on Felony DUI Charges After Causing Fatal Crash Early on Saturday, November 2nd, a man suspected of DUI was arrested after causing a crash that killed one person, and injured two more. The driver was arrested on felony DUI charges. According to police reports, just after 1 AM on Saturday, Robert Jennings, 20, was driving west on Riverbank Drive. He attempted to pass another vehicle that was also headed west, but a collision occurred. The driver of the second vehicle was killed, and two passengers were taken to a … [Read more...]

Charleston Detention Center Officer Arrested for DUI

Detention Center Officer in Charleston, SC Arrested on DUI Charges A 51-year-old Charleston detention center officer was arrested and charged with DUI on Sunday, October 27th. Anthony E. Middleton, who is employed at the Al Cannon Detention Center, was arrested on Sunday around 3 AM. Deputies say that the man was spotted on I-26 when he failed to keep his vehicle in the correct lane. A deputy pulled Middleton over and spoke with him. The deputy reported classic signs of intoxication, including slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and the odor … [Read more...]

YouTube Confessor Gets 6 ½ Years for Felony DUI

Ohio Man Who Confessed to Felony DUI on YouTube Gets 6 ½ Years in Prison An Ohio judge has sentenced a man who confessed his crime on YouTube to 6 ½ years in prison on felony DUI charges. On Wednesday, October 23rd, Franklin County Judge David Fais sentenced 22-year-old Matthew Cordle, whose YouTube confession to killing a man while driving drunk went viral over the summer, to 6 years for aggravated vehicular homicide, and 6 months for driving under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, by Ohio state felony DUI law, Cordle’s driving … [Read more...]

Man Charged with Felony DUI Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison

Man Who Struck and Killed a DOT Worker While Drunk Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Felony DUI A man who hit and killed a DOT worker while committing his third DUI in December has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. On December 4th, 39-year-old Thomas Stafford from West Columbia was driving down I-20 when he suddenly swerved into 21-year-old Nicholas Johnson of Columbia, a DOT worker. He then pulled over a short distance later on the interstate when his friends indicated he should pull over. They explained what happened to … [Read more...]

Lindsay Lohan’s Mother Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Facing DUI Charges, Dina Lohan Pleads Not Guilty Dina Lohan, mother of notorious party girl and troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, is facing her own notoriety, for a DUI in New Jersey. The 50-year-old appeared in a New Jersey court on Tuesday, September 24th, to plead not guilty to DUI charges she received after a September 12th arrest. Judge Joy Watson granted Dina Lohan release on supervised probation, without bail, and suspended Lohan’s driver’s license, citing the severity of the DUI charge. The mother of the star then climbed back into … [Read more...]

College of Charleston Freshman Killed in Felony DUI Accident

CofC Frat Freshman Killed in Drunk Driving Accident, Driver Arrested on Felony DUI Charges On Friday, September 6th, five fraternity friends got into an SUV for a ride to Virginia for a college football game. Unfortunately, the road trip ended in tragedy when the SUV overturned and one passenger was killed. The driver has been arrested on felony DUI charges. Franklin Barker West, 18, of Alexandria, Virginia, was a freshman at the College of Charleston and recent pledge at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He reportedly died from blunt-force … [Read more...]

YouTube Felony DUI Confession Leads to Charges

Man Confessed to Felony DUI in YouTube Video, Charged with Two Counts A young driver who confessed that his drunk driving killed a man has now received two felony DUI charges. A grand jury in Franklin, Ohio indicted Matthew Cordle on Monday, September 9th, on felony DUI charges including aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The felony DUI charges come more than two months after the incident occurred. The 22-year-old video confession has been watched on YouTube more than 1.2 million … [Read more...]

Columbia Man Charged with Felony DUI for Motorcyclists’ Deaths

Man Killed Two Motorcyclists on Labor Day, Charged with Felony DUI A Columbia-area man has been arrested on felony DUI charges for killing two motorcyclists in a drunk driving accident that occurred on Labor Day. Reportedly, driver Sean Aston, 21, was driving south on US 21 around 7 PM on Monday, September 2nd, when he crossed the center line and hit two motorcyclists who were riding north on their BMW bikes. The SC Highway Patrol reports that Aston’s 2008 Saturn “struck both motorcycles, killing both riders.” The Orangeburg County … [Read more...]

Atlanta Hawks Coach Arrested for DUI

Head Coach of Atlanta Hawks Arrested on DUI Charges Mike Budenholzer, the head coach for the Atlanta Hawks, has been arrested by the Georgia State Patrol for DUI, or driving under the influence. According to reports, a trooper stopped Budenholzer at about 10:30 PM on Wednesday, August 28th, in Midtown Atlanta because the Audi A8 he drove did not have its tail lights on. Trooper Johnathon Nelms wrote in his report: “As I spoke with him, I noticed that he had bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from … [Read more...]