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 an ignition interlock installed in his car. The former teen pop star is also currently in rehab for DUI charges, and in November, the Upstate New York judge will determine if Cassidy needs further … [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 the car accident, and he remains in the hospital for his injuries. Although he is not in jail at the moment, his bond has been set at $100,475. According to police reports, on Saturday, August … [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. The threshold for super extreme DUI - the actual name of a level of driving while intoxicated in the state of Arizona - is .200. Police noticed Tucker’s erratic driving around 12:30 AM on May … [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 Grove Road ran off the side and struck Juan Luna Ortuno, 35, who was mowing his lawn around 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 5th. Ortuno died at the scene. Powell has been charged with child … [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 he caused the accident, he was high on marijuana, prescription drugs, and a synthetic form of pot called Spice. His felony DUI charges included the illegal drugs, as well as grievous bodily harm, for … [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 sentenced Pistolis to six years in prison, then suspended the sentence to 4 years, 8 months. She was given credit for the 81 days that she has served in jail so far. On the afternoon of January 27th, … [Read more...]

Mom Charged with Felony DUI 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 troopers, Patton was driving on Wells Highway at about 2:15 AM on Wednesday, January 1st, when the car ran off the road, hit a church sign, and overturned. "Both children were restrained and had to be … [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 jumped the curb, then ran into the house around 3 AM on Sunday. A second person in the residence was unharmed. An officer with the sheriff’s department said that the road takes a sharp turn near the … [Read more...]

Firefighter Charged with Felony DUI After Hitting 14-Year-Old Girl

Charleston Firefighter Faces Felony DUI Charges After Striking 14-Year-Old Girl On Sunday, December 8th, Goose Creek police officers arrested a Joint Base Charleston firefighter for felony DUI, after he reportedly hit a 14-year-old girl in a vehicle accident. Robert Semashko, 50, was charged with felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm, as well as hit-and-run, according to officials at Berkley County Jail. His wife, Donna Semashko, was charged with obstruction of justice related to the accident. The police report states that around 6 … [Read more...]

Woman Charged with Felony DUI in Moore, SC

Moore Woman Charged with Felony DUI for Alcohol-Fueled Fatal Crash A woman from Moore, SC was charged last week, around Thanksgiving, for her role in a felony DUI that killed an elderly woman in early October. Sherra L. Werkmeister, 48, was charged with felony DUI resulting in death, and felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm. The crash, which occurred on October 11th of this year, killed 85-year-old Arrie Lee Lowry, from Greer, SC. Lowry was a passenger in a Chevrolet pickup truck, which was driven by Patricia Scheyern Rice, 66, also … [Read more...]