A truck driver thought to be involved in a hostage situation was found safe. Upon finding the man, authorities quickly discovered that he had made the story up because he was too drunk to drive.
A 19-year-old from Saudi Arabia who caused a ruckus aboard a jetliner in February has been released from jail in Portland, Ore., and is headed to southern Oregon to face charges of drunken driving and ramming two police cars.
The Oregon State Police is reporting 22 DUI arrests statewide over St. Patrick’s Day and overnight.
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after driving drunk while off duty, hitting a pickup with his truck and leaving the scene of the collision is likely to be rehired and get more than two years of back pay — totaling about $275,000.
An impaired motorist drove about 17 miles the wrong way on Interstate 5 at speeds as high as 100 mph before troopers stopped her early Wednesday, the Washington State Patrol said.
Pierce County’s annual “Tow and Go” program will assist bar patrons who have had too much to drink through New Year’s Day.
A Washington state lawmaker and two county prosecutors are backing proposed legislation to increase sentencing ranges in drunken driving fatalities.