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Police charge Vince Vaughn with drunk driving, resisting arrest

Vince Vaughn might be most well known for his roles in popular movies like "Wedding Crashers" or his producing credentials, but he recently made headlines for something off the big screen. California police charged Vaughn with drunk driving and resisting arrest, and he remained in police custody for about three hours. This is his first offense.

Area police had established a DUI checkpoint that ran on a recent Saturday night from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Authorities said the checkpoint was to not only look for drivers who were possibly intoxicated, but also unlicensed drivers. They did not disclose how many drunk driving arrests they made.

California driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

Anyone who has encountered a motorcycle on California roadways likely knows that at times they may be harder to see. Unfortunately, police are currently investigating a crash that left one motorcyclist dead. The other driver involved now faces a charge of vehicular manslaughter.

The incident reportedly happened one morning on a day in May. According to police reports, a 67-year-old man driving a pickup truck failed to see a motorcyclist as the former attempted a left turn into a parking lot. Though evidence indicates that the motorcyclist tried to avoid a collision, the young man, said to be in his 20s, was unable to do so.

Arrest made in California murder of three family members

Families can be complicated, especially when one member of the family is disabled, leaving another to serve as caregiver and decision maker. Unfortunately, police say that a mother and stepfather took issue with a woman who was living with their disabled son in California. As a result, police say that the woman killed all three, leaving her facing murder charges.

The bodies of the three victims were discovered one evening on a day in late May. Police believe that a 55-year-old woman had been living with a 65-year-old disabled man. They claim that she was taking advantage of him and was using his kindness to manipulate him.

What drivers should know about refusing roadside tests

Memorial Day weekend is the first big holiday of the summer, even though the summer doesn’t officially begin until the third week of June. Nevertheless, Californians will travel to lakes and campsites around the state to celebrate the holiday.

As with other holiday weekends, law enforcement agencies will be out in force to enforce California’s drunk driving laws. Invariably drivers will be stopped and asked to perform field sobriety tests or breathalyzer tests to determine if there is probable cause for an arrest. Many will believe that they are legally compelled to take these tests, but there are certain situations where a driver may legally refuse to do so.

Fatal California accidents leads to vehicular manslaughter claim

Accidents can happen at any moment. Because of this, there are certain safety features of vehicles, such as seat belts, that can protect drivers and passengers. Unfortunately, three people recently lost their lives in a car accident in California, prompting accusations of vehicular manslaughter.

The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. on a day in mid-May. Police claim that a 21-year-old male was driving recklessly and speeding when his vehicle struck a sports utility vehicle. Reports indicate that three people in the SUV, a 39-year-old woman and two juveniles, were ejected from the vehicle and died. According to police, the three deceased victims were apparently not wearing their seat belts.

Criminal defense: Man charged in girlfriend's death

Accusations of domestic violence in California are serious. However, it is often difficult for investigators to determine the truth of a situation when there are no witnesses involved. Unfortunately, a man now finds himself creating a criminal defense after he was charged with the death of his girlfriend.

The 32-year-old woman died in early May. According to reports, her vehicle reportedly crashed into a tree. But for the tree, it appears the vehicle would have struck several homes. Investigators claim that when they arrived at the scene, they discovered the woman's body in the driver's seat.

Vehicular manslaughter charge follows California crash

Every time people get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, they accept that they could potentially be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, an accident in California can happen so quickly that many drivers are unable to respond in time to attempt to prevent it. In fact, a recent crash has resulted in a fatality and accusations of vehicular manslaughter.

The incident happened just before midnight on a day in late April. According to reports, a 22-year-old man was driving west on a California road, behind another vehicle. Officials say that the driver attempted to pass the car, causing him to cross a double yellow line.

Criminal defense: California woman charged with attempted murder

When confronted with an authority figure, many people in California simply do not know how to respond. For some, it may be second nature to comply, but others could react in surprising ways due to anxiety, for example. Unfortunately, a woman is now facing accusations of attempted murder and is likely considering her criminal defense, following a recent encounter with a police officer.

The alleged incident happened on a day in late April. According to reports, an officer pulled over a vehicle driven by a 33-year-old woman; it is unclear what precipitated the initial stop. The officer claims that he instructed the woman to exit the vehicle, but she allegedly returned to it afterward. The officer asserts that she then attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle with two other adults and a child.

California man arrested, suspected of vehicular manslaughter

Any number of hazards that can make driving more difficult. For example, when driving at night, visibility may be reduced. Unfortunately, police in California say that a pedestrian was recently killed in a crash. The man police believe was driving the vehicle that allegedly struck the woman is suspected of vehicular manslaughter, among other crimes.

The incident happened at approximately 10 p.m. Police say that the 39-year-old female victim was crossing the street when she was struck by a vehicle. Police say that she was in a marked crosswalk at the time. Unfortunately, she passed away.

Driver in California crash suspected of vehicular manslaughter

Motor vehicles serve an important function in the society of the United States. While they are a necessity to many households, their use carries several hazards. A simple miscalculation, for example, could ultimately result in a serious accident. Unfortunately, a recent crash in California has resulted in allegations of vehicular manslaughter.

The accident happened on a day in early April. Police say that a sports utility vehicle veered off the roadway. As result, police say, the driver overcorrected, causing the SUV to flip multiple times. It ultimately landed on its wheels.

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