Monthly Archives - February 2014

Man Arrested for DUI Crash

Tulsa Country Sheriff's Office arrested Brian L. Ragsdale who was charged with causing an injury wreck while driving under the influence of drugs. According to authorities, Ragsdale "had taken pain medication before he crossed the center line and hit a motorcyclist last year." He had a previous back injury that required him take pain medication but he had run out of the prescription and took Lortab instead before the accident.The passenger on the motorcycle had her leg amputated because she [...]

Man Sentenced to 9 Years Following the Death of a Newborn

Ramon Hernandez, who was suspected of DUI, has been sentenced to a maximum of 9 years in prison after a Colorodo couple's newborn died in the accident in Northern New Mexico on June 2012.The couple, Aileen and Zach Smith of Colorado Springs, was driving to California for a baby shower when another car driven by Hernandez veered in front of their SUV. The baby died immediately.Hernandez could have faced a longer sentence but he was acquitted of DWI and [...]

State Troopers on Teen Safety Driving

A group of troopers are reaching out to teens hoping to encourage them to avoid teen driving deaths. They were inspired by the deaths of a state trooper's teenage stepdaughters and formed a group called Drive to Survive.Burgess came back to Rockingham County on the 21st of June 2012 when his two stepdaughters met a tragic accident involving an impaired driver 30 days later. Burgess said it's an accident that no other families should go through.The group visits high [...]

Lewes Man Faces DUI Charge

Last Tuesday morning, 42-year old Donald Kilgore was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after troopers pulled over his truck. According to report, authorities received a call regarding a blue Ford Ranger swerving all over southbound on Coastal Highway. When a police trooper spotted the vehicle in the area, he tried to stop driver but the truck continued southbound instead. Kilgore was traveling at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting another trooper’s vehicle.In addition to DUI, the [...]

47-Year Old Man Accused of Driving Under the Influence

After getting involved in a fatal crash that killed two passengers in Carbon County, suspect Richard M. Matsick was charged with vehicular homicide while driving drunk. According to record, the incident took place early morning of August 3. Matsick was driving erractically on Fireline Road in Packer Township when his vehicle crashed into a tree. Two passengers died at the scene of the accident while the third one sustained serious injuries.In addition to DUI, Matsick was also charged with reckless [...]

8-Years in Prison for a DUI Crash

Shira Seymour was sentenced last Tuesday to a maximum of eight years in prison after she pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.There was a video from a local bar showing that Seymour was so drunk prior to the incident. The fatal crash where Seymour got charged with aggravated vehicular homicide killed local attorney Annie Rooney.Also, records show that Seymour has a history of impaired driving charges. She already got her licenses suspended three times and was charged with drunken [...]

Lompoc Man Arrested for Alleged DUI

William Alex Gomez, 18 years old, was arrested last Saturday evening for allegedly driving under the influence. According to report, the incident took place at around 1:22 a.m. last Saturday. Police received a call regarding the traffic collision and they immediately responded to the scene of the accident. It was found out during the initial investigation that Gomez was indeed intoxicated when the collision took place. Gomez was then arrested and booked into Lompoc Jail on a $100,000 bond. Click here for [...]

45-Year Old Man Sentenced for a DUI Charge

After getting convicted with his fourth DUI offense, Judge Bradford Charles sentenced John Evans last Wednesday up to 15 years in state prison for homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.According to record, Evan’s vehicle was speeding north in 200 block of West Maple Street when it collided head-on with another vehicle which was traveling southbound. The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene while Evans was brought to the hospital for treatment of [...]

20-Year Old Driver Faces DUI and Vehicular Homicide Charges

After getting involved in a fatal crash that left two passengers injured, 20-year old Nicholas Alvarado was charged with driving under the influence. According to report, Alvarado was speeding won Austin Bluffs when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the road. A female passenger seated at the back of his vehicle was thrown out of the car. Another passenger also sustained injuries from the accident.In addition to DUI, Alvarado will also be charged with careless driving and [...]

History Teacher Arrested for DUI

Christine Clarke, a History teacher at Lincoln Middle School, was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence. According to the authorities, Clarke struck a mailbox while she was on her way home from work.The suspect was driving north on New River Road in Lincoln when she passed over the center lane, hit a mailbox and smashed into a snow bank. The police noticed during the initial interrogation that Clarke had slurred speech and blood shot eyes, noticeable [...]