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August 2, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Actor Trinidad Silva, best known for his roles as a Latino gang member in the "Hill Street Blues" television series and the movie "Colors," was killed and his wife and son were injured when their pickup truck was struck by a drunk driver in Whittier, police reported Monday. "This is a great loss to a lot of people," fellow actor Edward James Olmos said Monday. "(Silva) was a man who had committed himself totally to his craft, one of the most gifted persons I've worked with.
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April 23, 2014
Re "Campus shooter receives 40-year term," April 19 While Brandon Spencer's shooting into a crowd and wounding of four people were inexcusable and foolish acts, I believe his actions were evidence of an immature adolescent brain not functioning well. Most important, I think his sentence of 40 years to life in prison is excessive. I would rather see the money that will be spent on incarcerating him over the next few decades go instead toward putting him through school so he and all taxpayers benefit.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2000 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three people were killed and two injured Sunday when a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol drove a 1993 Ford Explorer off a freeway offramp and into a tree in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said. California Highway Patrol investigators said three passengers, two men and one woman, died instantly, and the driver and a fourth passenger were taken to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo in critical condition.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated drunk driving and speeding Tuesday, earning herself 100 hours of community service before her sentencing hearing comes up in early June.  "I'll never be back here again. You can quote me," the 51-year-old told Newsday on her way out of court and into a silver Rolls-Royce.  It was all part of a deal that come June 3 will see Lohan's license revoked for a year and an ignition interlock device installed in her car. The judge also said he would sentence her to alcohol-education classes, and she'll be paying $3,100 in fines.  She'll have to play by the rules for a year, the judge said, as a condition of her discharge.  Lohan, mother to  is-she-still-sober  actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last September in Long Island, N.Y., going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police.
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February 24, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A North Hollywood woman driving a stolen truck who fled from a motorcycle officer Wednesday after she was stopped for running a stop sign caused a three-car crash that critically injured a FEMA claims adjuster, authorities said. Anna Marie Hernandez, 27, who is known to police under half a dozen aliases, was booked on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, Los Angeles Police Detective Jim Mann said.
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June 9, 2006 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Schwartz was censured Thursday by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for statements he made to police during his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol last year in Pismo Beach. The director of the commission said censure was the panel's most serious punishment short of being removed from the bench. Schwartz, 45, can continue to preside over criminal hearings.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated drunk driving and speeding Tuesday, earning herself 100 hours of community service before her sentencing hearing comes up in early June.  "I'll never be back here again. You can quote me," the 51-year-old told Newsday on her way out of court and into a silver Rolls-Royce.  It was all part of a deal that come June 3 will see Lohan's license revoked for a year and an ignition interlock device installed in her car. The judge also said he would sentence her to alcohol-education classes, and she'll be paying $3,100 in fines.  She'll have to play by the rules for a year, the judge said, as a condition of her discharge.  Lohan, mother to  is-she-still-sober  actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last September in Long Island, N.Y., going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Drunk driving is suspected in an accident that killed five members of a Southern California family. A man, his teenage daughter, and her aunt and two uncles -- were killed early Saturday in southeastern Nevada when a drunk-driving suspect crashed into the back of their Chevy Astro van on Interstate 15, authorities said. Jean Soriano, 18, was driving a Dodge Durango on I-15 about 30 miles south of Mesquite around 3 a.m. when he struck the back of the Astro, according to Loy Hixson of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
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April 28, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
An Indianapolis police officer who faces drunk-driving charges for allegedly crashing into two motorcycles with his patrol car in 2010, killing one rider,  has been arrested again on suspicion of drunk driving. Despite the earlier crash, which also injured two people, David M. Bisard's driver's license was still valid   due to irregularities  surrounding his 2010 arrest and a quirk in state law. The case was originally thrown out over allegations that the bloodwork  -- which showed his blood-alcohol content to be 0.19, more than twice the legal limit -- was handled incorrectly.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Valerie saw the recent reports about a fatal crash in Southern California involving a wrong-way driver, and she got to thinking about car insurance. Specifically, if a crime is committed as part of an accident, does your insurer still cover things? ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions It's a fair question. Auto coverage is predicated on your being a lawful and safe driver -- at least as much as possible. So if you total your car or, God forbid, harm someone while, say, driving drunk or on the wrong side of the road, what are your insurer's obligations?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Joel Rubin
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Veteran Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo, who died Wednesday after being hit by a driver accused of being high on cocaine, had arrested more than 3,000 DUI suspects in his career, Police Chief Charlie Beck said. "The ultimate irony is that Chris spent his life keeping other people safe from people who drive under the influence," Beck said. "The ultimate in tragedy is that he gave his life up because of somebody who callously ... operated a vehicle under the influence.
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March 17, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON--A third person injured in last week's South by Southwest crash has died. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, had been treated at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where relatives announced her death Monday. “The Le family and care team are sorry to report that Sandy Le is deceased,” a spokeswoman said. A police spokeswoman confirmed the death. Le, of Pass Christian, Miss., was injured after being hit by a car outside the Mohawk nightclub last Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office told KVUE.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Pine of "Star Trek Into Darkness" pleaded guilty Monday to driving drunk in New Zealand.  The actor, who had been charged following an arrest at a sobriety checkpoint after leaving a Feb. 28 wrap party for his film "Z for Zachariah," appeared in Ashburton District Court for a hearing Monday. The "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" star was fined $79 ($93 in New Zealand) and had his New Zealand driver's license suspended for six months, according to the Associated Press. The 33-year-old Angeleno reportedly stood silently with his hands behind his back during the hearing and his attorney entered his plea.
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March 13, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Thursday of rape and bribery, stemming from two traffic stops, including one in which he pulled a woman over, then raped her in the desert, prosecutors said. Jose Rigaberto Sanchez, 29, pleaded no contest to rape under color of authority and soliciting a bribe and is expected to be sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison. Sanchez pulled over a 24-year-old woman in Palmdale while on duty Sept. 22, 2010, and allegedly offered not to arrest her on an outstanding warrant in exchange for sex, prosecutors said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The stars of "Little People, Big World" are taking a little time off - from living with each other. Matt and Amy Roloff, husband and wife for 26 years, have separated, as revealed in a clip from a special due to air March 25 on TLC. "Though we have weathered many storms together, we recently made the tough decision to engage in a trial separation," they told People in a statement Wednesday. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 Matt hasn't gone far, however: He's staying in the farm's guest house and works together with Amy daily on farm matters.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Pine has been charged with drunk driving following a March 1 arrest at a sobriety checkpoint in New Zealand, according to reports out Wednesday.  Court documents revealed that the star of the "Star Trek" reboot movies and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is due in court Monday regarding the case, according to the Associated Press.  Though Pine was unnamed in the police statement, officials said that a 33-year-old American was stopped during...
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December 17, 2012 | Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Herbert Moskowitz, an experimental psychologist whose pioneering research on the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving helped produce standardized field sobriety tests and pushed policymakers to set lower legal limits for intoxicated driving in the U.S. and elsewhere, has died. He was 87. A former professor at UCLA and Cal State L.A., Moskowitz died Nov. 21 at his home in Encino of complications from leukemia, his son, Ivan, said. With a background in physics as well as psychology, Moskowitz devised rigorous experiments, including the early use of driving simulators, that demonstrated drivers' growing impairment as they consumed increasing amounts of alcohol.
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July 5, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
The number of drunk-driving arrests in Ventura County since the start of the Fourth of July weekend stood at 33 Sunday, the California Highway Patrol reported. The motorists were arrested between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Sunday. Special intensified patrols for the holiday weekend are scheduled to end at midnight tonight, the CHP said. A final tally of weekend arrests will be released Tuesday.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Valerie saw the recent reports about a fatal crash in Southern California involving a wrong-way driver, and she got to thinking about car insurance. Specifically, if a crime is committed as part of an accident, does your insurer still cover things? ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions It's a fair question. Auto coverage is predicated on your being a lawful and safe driver -- at least as much as possible. So if you total your car or, God forbid, harm someone while, say, driving drunk or on the wrong side of the road, what are your insurer's obligations?
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