Driving under the influence

The Elf on a Shelf is used to encourage children to behave around Christmas and year-round. (Credit: CBS2)

Man In Elf On The Shelf Costume Charged With DUI In Riverdale, New Jersey

Lt. James Macintosh said Brian Chellis, of Cedar Grove, was found passed out in a car early Friday morning.


Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Jionni LaValle attend the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

‘Snooki’s’ New Hubby Pleads Guilty To DUI 2 Days After Tying The Knot

First he said, “I do.” Then he pleaded guilty. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s husband pleaded guilty on Monday in Totowa, New Jersey, to driving under the influence.


Michael Phelps of the United States swims in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final during day four of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 24, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested On DUI Charge In Maryland

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.


One person was killed and two others injured after a car hit a building in Ridgefield on July 24, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Driver In Fatal Ridgefield Crash Charged With Death By Auto

Bergen County prosecutors said Tamer Ammar, of Fort Lee, also faces assault by auto charges and numerous motor vehicle citations stemming from the July 24 crash in Ridgefield.


Former high school wrestling star Lukas Iorio is charged with carjacking an electric buggy and going on a violent rampage on the Jersey Shore. (Credit: Gettysburg College/CBS 2)

New Jersey High School Wrestling Champ Accused In Bizarre Rampage

Lukas Iorio was a high school wrestling champion and a good student, but now he has been arrested and brought up on serious charges.


Bree Walker

Seen At 11: TV News Pioneer Bree Walker Says Alcohol Spun Her Out Of Control

Former television news anchor Bree Walker made history two decades ago for reporting with a disability. But Walker is now in the headlines again – this time not for her triumphs, but for her dramatic downward spiral.


Rapper Jim Jones in New York City in 2012. (credit: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Rapper Jim Jones Arrested In The Bronx

According to the Bronx District Attorney’s office, Jones was behind the wheel of a Chevy Impala when officers pulled him over at around 2 a.m.


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NTSB Recommends Lowering Legal Limit To Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.


Mason Williams (Credit: Tampa PD)

Yankees’ Top Prospect Mason Williams Charged With Driving Under The Influence

New York Yankees outfield prospect Mason Williams has been charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Florida.


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Two Accidents Occur Within Hours Of Each Other At The Same Intersection On Staten Island

Two accidents took place within five hours of each other — both involving alleged impaired drivers — at Richmond Avenue and Signs Road on Staten Island on Saturday night and Sunday morning.


Actor Avery Brooks (credit: David Livingston/Getty Images)

‘Star Trek’ Actor Charged With DUI In Connecticut

Avery Brooks, who played Capt. Benjamin Sisko on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and had the role of Hawk on “Spenser: For Hire” in the 1980s, is set to be arraigned in state court in Norwalk next week.


Sean Durham

Police Charge Long Island Man For DWI With Kid In Car

Police have charged a 52-year-old man for driving while intoxicated with a child in the car on Thursday night on Long Island.


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Driver Gets Up To 15 Years For NYC Sidewalk Crash

A van driver who downed drinks before running over and killing a pregnant woman on a Manhattan sidewalk is headed to prison for seven to 15 years.


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Keidel: Judging Jim Leyritz

I recently wrote a column about Jim Leyritz that spawned a storm of hostile responses. My inbox was jammed with jaded Leyritz defenders, many saying that they had no rooting interest.


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Kallas Remarks: Lucky Jim Leyritz

As you probably know by now, former Yankee Jim Leyritz was acquitted this past Saturday of felony DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter in a 2007 car crash that killed Fredia Ann Veitch.