Police BodyCam Shows Woman Allegedly in Wedding Dress Arrested for DUI

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By NTD Newsroom
June 27, 2019US News
Police BodyCam Shows Woman Allegedly in Wedding Dress Arrested for DUI
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Police have released the body-cam video of an Arizona woman who was allegedly driving drunk while in her wedding dress, according to multiple reports.

Amber Young, dubbed the “DUI Bride,” was arrested in Tuscon in 2018 for allegedly causing a car crash involving three vehicles and injuring one person.

Young, 32, was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test, Inside Edition reported.

When asked whether she should have been driving under the influence, Young told officers “I think that I am getting married today and I wasn’t really sure what I was supposed to be doing today.”

In the video recently released by the Marana Police Department, Young is wearing a white dress and claims to be driving to her wedding.

“I just wanted to get to my wedding,” she said. “I feel so stupid wearing this dress.”

When asked if the dress she was wearing was her wedding dress, she said yes.

She also denied having consumed any alcohol, and said she was shaking because she was nervous.

“Not anything. I, I, I’ve just been like very scared about everything,” Young said referring to the wedding, according to the body cam footage.

Young’s attorney claimed the white dress was actually a sundress and accused police of fabricating the story about the wedding.

Young recently pleaded guilty to extreme DUI and criminal damage, according to AZ Family. She also spent two days in jail and was on house arrest for seven days. She is currently on probation.

The Marana Police Department initially posted a photo of Young in handcuffs to their Twitter page in 2018, but later deleted it, saying it wanted to prevent further embarrassment, according to AZ Family.

Mother Charged With DUI in Crash That Killed Her Two Sons

A South Carolina mother was charged with DUI after her twin 6-year-old sons were killed on May 26 when she slammed head-on into an oncoming vehicle.

Jennifer Lynn Knox was driving a BMW in Pickens County at around 10 p.m. when she tried to pass a vehicle towing a boat, South Carolina troopers told WYFF. But she didn’t gauge the distance correctly and slammed head-on into a Kia that was heading in the opposite direction.

The BMW flipped over and slid upside down on the highway before hitting a culvert and flipping over again.

Knox and her twin sons, who were in the backseat and not wearing seatbelts, were ejected from the vehicle. The coroner said that Knox was also not wearing a seatbelt, the broadcaster reported.

The boys were pronounced dead at the scene while Knox was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. The Kia driver was not injured.

Knox was charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in death, two counts of child restraint violations, child endangerment, and a seat belt violation.

Knox was still at the hospital receiving treatment but would be transferred to the Pickens County Detention Center after she was released from the hospital, Joe Hovis with the South Carolina Highway Patrol told Fox Carolina.

According to WSPA, the area where Knox attempted to pass the vehicle on the two-lane highway is a no-passing zone.

Zachary Stieber contributed to this article.

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