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  • Police officer busted for reverse drunk driving

    03/18/2018 6:14:50 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/18/18 | Emily Saul
    A police lieutenant was canned early Sunday after crossing over the blurry blue line — when her fellow officers discovered their drunken colleague driving backwards, honking, through the streets of Florida. Now ex-cop Christi Ruhtz, 41, was discovered with bloodshot, glassy eyes and reeking of booze in Pinellas, Florida around 2:00 a.m————————snip———————-Rhutz, who’d been with the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office since 1998, was immediately fired, according to the report.
  • There Goes The Bride: Woman arrested for DUI on way to wedding

    03/13/2018 6:51:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | 3/12/2018 | Staff
    MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Most brides dream of the perfect wedding, complete with beautiful bouquets and limousine arrivals. Things went a little differently for one bride-to-be in Marana, Arizona. The Marana Police Department said Amber Young, 32, is facing a DUI charge after causing a three-vehicle crash on her way to her wedding. Chriswell Scott, a spokesman for the MPD, said Young was arrested in the field and released after submitting to a blood test. One person suffered minor injures in the crash, according to Scott. It is not known if Young made it to her wedding in...
  • BUSTED! Bill Clinton’s Brother Jailed For DUI

    01/31/2018 2:34:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 31/1/18
    Bill Clinton‘s brother just spent some time behind bars in connection with his DUI case, but lucky for him it was only a few hours. 61-year-old Roger Clinton surrendered to authorities January 24 in Torrance, CA. He was released later that same day. The younger brother of Bill Clinton was arrested for DUI in Redondo Beach on June 5, 2016. He eventually plead no-contest to one charge of driving while impaired, and sentenced to 3 years probation, a $390 fine, participate in a diversion program and also serve 48 hours in jail. His arrest made headlines partly because it was...
  • Science Group Calls for a National Crackdown on Booze to Achieve 'Zero' DUI Deaths

    01/27/2018 7:20:45 AM PST · by JP1201 · 68 replies
    A new report issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem, urges a host of draconian measures in an effort to eliminate every alcohol-related driving death in the United States. The NAS report suggests that policy approaches expand dramatically from their present focus, preventing drunk driving, "to also encompass reducing drinking to the point of impairment"—the latter, in other words, targeting all drunkenness. Getting to zero, in the report's estimation, means a host of nefarious, neo-Prohibitionist approaches to alcohol regulation, including "lowering state per se laws...
  • Spaghetti Sauce Spills on I-40 in Mocksville After Semi Overturns: NCSHP

    01/21/2018 12:24:05 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 45 replies
    WFMY ^ | January 21, 2018
    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. -- A tractor-trailer load of spaghetti sauce is what caused a partial shutdown of I-40 in Davie County early Sunday morning. Highway Patrol says the accident only involved the tractor-trailer. It happened near Exit 174, Farmington Road, just after 3 a.m. Sgt. P.M. Dixson says the driver ran off the road and flipped the trailer, spilling Ragu spaghetti sauce everywhere. Troopers believe alcohol played a factor.
  • Man Calls Police to Report Himself for Drink Driving

    01/07/2018 3:18:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Sunday 7 Jan 2018 | Adam Smith
    An overly honest man reported himself to police for drink driving, in one of the most bizarre 911 calls ever. Michael Lester, of Polk County in Florida, called 911 on New Year’s Eve and told the operator he had been drink driving ‘all night’. He could not even tell the operator where he was when asked, he told her ‘I don’t know, I’m too drunk.’ However, he was reticent to give his surname, when asked he said: ‘I think I’m going to get something to eat, they can catch up with me.’ He said when asked again: ‘No, I don’t...
  • Suspected DUI driver accused of killing CHP officer identified, charged with 2nd degree murder

    01/02/2018 11:45:48 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    KRON4 ^ | 01-02-2018 | Julianne Herrera
    Tuesday the California Highway Patrol identified and announced charges against the man accused of killing an on-duty officer while driving under the influence on Christmas Eve. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Mohammed Ali of Hayward, crashed into 33-year-old Andrew Camilleri and his partner on Interstate 880 in Hayward just before midnight.
  • Alleged drunk driver in head-on crash that killed woman is jailed, held on immigration detainer

    12/11/2017 2:21:31 PM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    mysa ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    Police have released the name of the alleged drunk driver accused of killing a woman and injuring two other people in a wrong-way crash on Sunday. Alejandro Almazan, 25, faces one charge of intoxication manslaughter and two charges of intoxication assault. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a $200,000 bond. He is also being held on an ICE detainer.Police said Almazan, driving a green 2003 Chevy Suburban, crashed head-on into a Mitsubishi Outlander, killing the driver, 29-year-old Lizette Flores Corona, and injuring two passengers, 27-year-old Michelle Ruiz and 27-year-old Pablo Ledesma-Rodriguez.
  • UT student slams into restaurant along The Drag, charged with DWI

    11/16/2017 12:09:14 PM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    A University of Texas at Austin student accused of drunk driving crashed into a restaurant on Guadalupe Street early Monday morning, and when confronted by police, said, “I’m a UT student! You can’t arrest me!” Officers say when they tried to put her in handcuffs, she “violently pulled away” and claimed they couldn’t arrest her because she’s a UT student. When asked if she intended to fight with officers, police say she replied, “Yeah!” Once inside a police car, officers say she began to kick at the windows and doors. She was then restrained in the backseat and taken to...
  • Connecticut State Troopers Exonerated Following Controversial Videotaped Arrest (CYA defense)

    11/05/2017 4:59:21 AM PST · by raybbr · 27 replies ^ | 10/2/2017 | Mikaela Porter; Matthew Kaufman
    A state police internal affairs investigator concluded there was “no evidence” to support an activist’s claim that three troopers conspired to concoct charges against him during a contentious interaction at a DUI checkpoint in 2015. Michael Picard, who supports the open carrying of firearms and opposes random DUI checkpoints, was charged with two infractions while protesting at an I-84 ramp in West Hartford. Police seized Picard’s camcorder during the confrontation, which, unbeknownst to the troopers involved, captured them discussing whether to file charges. In the audio, one trooper is heard stating that the officers “gotta cover our ass,” while another...
  • Addled in the saddle? Woman charged with DUI on horseback

    11/03/2017 12:10:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies ^ | November 3, 2017 | AP
    <p>LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk.</p> <p>Polk County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her horse in the road.</p>

    10/18/2017 9:20:53 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 150 replies
    In a new ruling, the Supreme Court of Georgia clarified the rights drivers suspected of DUI have when it comes to interaction with law enforcement officers and the implied consent law. The court made it clear that the state's constitution does not give law enforcement officers the ability to compel drivers suspected of driving under the influence to take a breath test by blowing into a breathalyzer. It brings to question whether or not a defendant's refusal of a breath test can be submitted as evidence in their trial. As it stands, prosecutors can submit a defendants' refusal of the...
  • ... Mother of 6 Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Way Home From Visiting Twin Babies at Hospital

    10/09/2017 1:26:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    KTLA ^ | October 9, 2017 | Tracy Bloom,
    A 37-year-old mother of six who was returning to her Santa Clarita home late Friday night from a hospital visit with her premature twin babies was killed in a suspected DUI crash. Katie Evens was driving in the area of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive when she was struck head-on by a vehicle that had lost control after sideswiping another car... Evans was about a mile away from home when the fatal wreck occurred... She was returning home from visiting her twin daughters, Hannah and Sarah, who were not even 8 weeks old yet, the page stated. Her...
  • 'Somebody Help Me!' Nurse Arrested After Refusing to Draw Blood

    09/01/2017 10:26:41 AM PDT · by varyouga · 306 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9/1/2018 | AP
    (SALT LAKE CITY) — A Utah police officer's body camera video shows a hospital nurse being handcuffed after refusing to draw blood on an unconscious patient. The video taken at University Hospital in Salt Lake City shows nurse Alex Wubbels calmly explaining to Salt Lake detective Jeff Payne that she couldn't draw blood on a patient who had been injured in a car accident. She told the officer a patient was required to give consent for a blood sample or be under arrest. Otherwise, she said police needed a warrant. The dispute ended with Payne telling the nurse she was...
  • Traffic fatalities linked to pot are up sharply in Colorado

    08/28/2017 6:09:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 75 replies
    KKTV ^ | 8-28-17
    Federal and state data show that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet into whether roads in the state have become more dangerous since the drug's legalization. It shows that Increasingly potent levels of marijuana were found in positive-testing drivers who died in crashes in Front Range counties. The trends coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. However, Colorado transportation and public safety officials say the rising number...
  • Video shows Florida mom's arrest after .200 breathalyzer test

    08/21/2017 11:29:19 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2017
    Lerma took two breathalyzer tests in which she blew a .200 and a .187, according to WPEC. The legal blood alcohol level limit in Florida is .08.
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    08/17/2017 12:38:12 PM PDT · by chopperman · 10 replies
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  • Northville man can be charged with DUI for drunken driving in own driveway (Supreme Court Update)

    07/26/2017 8:54:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | 07/25/2017 | By Mara MacDonald - Reporter , Derick Hutchinson
    NORTHVILLE, Mich. - The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that sitting in a car in your own driveway while drunk constitutes drunken driving. A Northville man questioned whether he could be ticketed for a DUI in his own driveway after he was found behind the wheel and going in and out of his garage, but not off his property. The driveway DUI case had been ping ponging between courts and finally ended up in front of the Michigan Supreme Court for a final decision. At issue was a Northville man busted for being drunk and driving in and out of...
  • Marijuana Stock Investors, Take Note: The Weed Industry Could Create 283,422 Jobs by 2020

    07/23/2017 3:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | July 23, 2017 | Sean Williams
    The cannabis industry could have a notable economic impact, if the U.S. federal government stays out of the way. Investors are always on the lookout for fast-growing industries, which means there's no surprise why marijuana stocks have been such strong performers over the past year. Far more pot stocks than not with a market cap of at least $200 million have doubled or tripled in value over the past year. Optimistic growth figures for the industry are seemingly everywhere. Aside from the fact that a record number of Americans surveyed by Gallup and CBS News want to see cannabis legalized...
  • ‘We exposed the truth:’ Woman found guilty in Red Lion students’ deaths

    07/20/2017 4:32:45 PM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 20 July A.D. 2017 | Dylan Segelbaum
    Jodie Tierney stood with her hands clasped as the jury foreman announced the verdict. Two counts of endangering the welfare of children. Guilty. Two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Guilty. Corruption of minors. Guilty. Selling or furnishing liquor to minors. Guilty. Tierney, 46, of Windsor Township, was found criminally responsible on Thursday for the deaths of Stone Hill, 17, of Delta, and Nick Mankin, 16, of Felton, who died in a car crash after drinking at her home on June 16, 2015. They were both going into their senior year at Red Lion Area Senior High School and played football with...