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School Bus Driver in Westminster facing DUI, child abuse charges
 

School Bus Driver in Westminster facing DUI, child abuse charges

A school bus driver for Adams 12 Five Star Schools is suspected of sideswiping a vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, Westminster police said. Westminster police say Burton Carpenter, 57, was transporting members of the Mountain Range High School freshman football team from a game at Prairie View
AMANDA BYNES RULED MENTALLY UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL
 

AMANDA BYNES RULED MENTALLY UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL

Amanda Bynes was due in court on Tuesday to answer Driving Under the Influence charges stemming back to an arrest in West Hollywood in April last year. But the 27-year-old has been ruled ‘mentally unfit to stand trial’ according to her lawyer Rich Hutton after he told the judge his
DUI statistics point to higher mix of women
 

DUI statistics point to higher mix of women

As a watchdog of DUI court cases, Cathy Stanley has noticed the trend for over a decade — more female defendants standing in front of judges. Statistics as well as a report scheduled to be released Thursday support her observation. Research shows that while the number of male drivers arrested
DWB NOT DUI
 

DWB NOT DUI

Jessie Thornton , a 64-year-old retired firefighter living in Surprise, Ariz., was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) back in December even though breathalyzer and toxicology tests showed he was completely sober. Now, he and his lawyer have told ABC 15 it was a case of “DWB.” “It’s driving
Highway Patrol Officer Charged With Felony DUI
 

Highway Patrol Officer Charged With Felony DUI

A California Highway Patrol officer charged with felony DUI in connection with a January chain-reaction crash is scheduled to have a settlement conference today in Shasta County Superior Court. Doreen Bernice Shaw, 43, an 18-year CHP veteran and Redding resident, is charged with two counts of felony DUI with injury,
DUI Driver Deadly Crash
 

DUI Driver Deadly Crash

An 18-year-old charged with DUI in a crash that killed five members of a local family had escaped from a juvenile detention center more than 30 days before the crash. Jean Ervin Soriano escaped on March 1 from the Youth Guidance Center in Santa Ana, which is operated by the