Former Utah news anchor Hope Woodside charged with 2 DUIs in 2 days

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  • bemorefair , 00
    April 11, 2019 9:35 a.m.

    When I was growing up, I would occasionally feel like I was less than other people because I wasn't going out and partying and drinking.

    Now that I am all grown up, and I read stories about celebrities who have ruined their lives over drug addictions and alcoholism, I don't feel the least bit of regret. Hope Woodside's story is unfortunate, but I'm cheering for her to get her life back and to never make this mistake again. Her story, however, is far from an isolated incident. Far too many people have suffered the same fate. Thank goodness this story culminated in a simple DUI arrest, because it could have had a much more tragic ending.

    So, for those of you who maybe feel sometimes like you want to experience life in the fast lane, perhaps you aren't missing out after all. Perhaps being a low profile person who doesn't drink or try drugs might just be, ironically, a key to having a long, happy, and fulfilling life.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 10, 2019 7:44 a.m.

    Hopefully Skordas will plead her guilty and help her get the treatment she obviously needs.

  • justired Fillmore, UT
    April 9, 2019 2:09 p.m.

    please get your act together. we miss you on channel 13. p.s. your freckles are cute!

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    April 9, 2019 1:45 p.m.

    30 - 60 days in jail followed by in-patient treatment for a time while on probation. Courts need to save lives here, even hers, but mainly ours.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    April 9, 2019 1:44 p.m.

    So glad she didn't injure herself or someone else.

    I've always been a fan of Hope Woodside and people I know who have previously worked at Fox 13 have told me that off-camera, she is just as sweet and friendly as she is on-camera.

    If you're reading this, Hope, please know there are many people who hope and pray you can receive the help you need. Even though you're not on TV anymore, you're still an important person with many years ahead of you. Please, Don't cut them short.

    We're rooting for you to get better!

  • rok Sandy, UT
    April 9, 2019 10:26 a.m.

    Take her license and car away from her. Have her spend 30 or 60 days in jail.

  • Akman Santaquin, UT
    April 9, 2019 8:41 a.m.

    I recommend “This Naked Mind “ by Annie Grace to all who want to be able to drink as much as they want. This book will give most people a grip on their alcohol consumption as well as a reality check on all forms of checking out of non impaired critical thinking and purposeful actions.

    Miss Woodside is dealing with the part of drinking that isn’t touted in Super Bowl commercials. I wish her luck in putting the devil back in the bottle and the bottle out of her young life.

    The evil of alcohol is revealed when good people endanger the lives of others, something that is 180 degrees out of the values of their true selves.

    Good luck Hope. Good job cops. Don’t drop the ball courts.

  • Arthur42 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 9, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    @Hoosier87 If you refuse to take a breathalyzer test in Utah, it is an immediate license suspension (typically 18 months). The length of the suspension can be changed when the case goes to court, but (if normal penalties have been applied) as of now her license *has* been taken away.

  • Forty Six & 2 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2019 8:02 a.m.

    A friend of mine used to live in her neighborhood, and said she was one of the nicest ladies you could ever meet. My sister also met her downtown Salt Lake (at a bar ironically) and also commented of how incredibly nice she was. Good people make bad decisions all the time. Hopefully she can get back on track, and I wish her well!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    April 9, 2019 7:42 a.m.

    Get help, before you destroy someone else's life!
    Stay off the roads.

  • Nice&Easy ,
    April 9, 2019 6:49 a.m.

    Someone said too bad this had to be made public.... She spent her whole career doing exactly that to others... Seek some help and stay off the roads when dui

  • emb Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 9, 2019 6:13 a.m.

    I feel sorry for all this represents in her life and those who care about her.

  • noox South Jordan, UT
    April 8, 2019 10:57 p.m.

    I was sad when Hope left as anchor on Fox 13. She was a natural, full of life and not a hint of anxiety. She never had to put on Airs . She is lucky that she or no one else was hurt. There is treatment and plenty of company of great people that can give her the strength to fight for her life.There is no shame in seeking help for this most difficult disease of addiction.

  • franc Kirkland, WA
    April 8, 2019 9:47 p.m.

    Very sad that this happened and that it was made public. Hopefully it will lead to her getting treatment. Best of luck, Hope!

  • muncho6 salt lake city, UT
    April 8, 2019 8:55 p.m.

    I am heartbroken at this news. Hope has been my favorite news person for 21 years. Her first 2 years she was not my favorite. On behalf of hundreds of thousands of supporters, we hope you get the help you need.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2019 8:22 p.m.

    Very saddening and puzzling.

    After seeing the examples of other news-type celebrities, Shauna Lake and Casey Scott, I would have hoped she would have gained enough insight to prevent her own version of their (and so many others') behavior.

    Of course, when she can't even learn from her OWN mistakes (getting caught, the very next day, doing the same thing !?!?!?), I guess learning from the mistakes of others is too much of a stretch for poor Hope.

    At least she didn't kill or injure herself or anyone else.

    One has to seek silver linings where one can. :o|

  • Hoosier87 American Fork, UT
    April 8, 2019 6:18 p.m.

    This is sad and VERY dangerous, take her license as soon as possible.

    I know you're supposed to get the best attorney possible to protect your rights, which any of us would naturally do. However - I really hope she gets some help. She's still young and has a lot of life left in her, to go through the rest of this life with this type of struggle sounds like hell on earth to me.