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  • Another School Shooting: Why and What Should We Do?

    05/24/2018 2:16:28 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 37 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Two weeks ago we endured the third anniversary of the death of my beloved pastor and father-in-law, David Fitzpatrick. David was killed by an impaired (alcohol and drugs), hit-and-run motorist. David’s killer pleaded guilty to first degree vehicular homicide, among other charges, and is now spending many years in prison. … I recall vividly the gut-wrenching moments on May 4, 2015 when we knew there was a bicyclist down in the area where my father-in-law used to ride. The calls to David’s cell phone that would never be answered; the rushed and lonely drive from my job to the crash...
  • She accused a Texas state trooper of sexual assault. Then her lawyer apologized

    05/23/2018 3:00:55 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 90 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 5/23/18 | By Stephen English
    n allegation that a white Texas state trooper sexually assaulted a black woman last weekend in Waxahachie went viral on social media. But after the Department of Public Safety published the full body-cam video of the incident, Sherita Dixon-Cole's attorney, Lee Merritt, apologized online and said that the trooper in question had been "falsely accused."
  • Police say pot to blame in deadly Fremont car crash

    05/16/2018 6:15:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2018 | 10:00 AM | Brittny Mejia
    A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana Tuesday night after a multicar crash killed three in Fremont. The collision, which involved five vehicles, occurred around 9:30 p.m. on the northbound I-880 near Stevenson Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Three people were killed when they were ejected from an Escalade — a woman, a teen and a child. Five other people, four of whom are juveniles, were injured in the crash. … Similar to other states that have legalized pot, California now relies on drug recognition experts — police officers trained during...
  • Motorist sentenced to prison for killing Barnesville road worker

    05/16/2018 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    This Week Community News ^ | May 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORT / GateHouse Ohio Media
    COLUMBUS — A motorist accused of striking and killing a road construction worker from Barnesville while driving on Interstate 70 in Franklin County last year was sentenced to five years in prison after entering an Alford plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence. Edward Torres, 31, of South Solon, was sentenced to five years on the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and 180 days on the OVI charge with the sentences to be served concurrently for a total of five years in prison. Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Schneider also suspended Torres’ driver’s...
  • Cyclist recovering from crash with drunk driver injured again in hit-and-run

    04/13/2018 9:05:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    When JoJo McKibben was the victim of a hit-and-run on April 3 as she biked to work, she wasn't all that surprised. She was hit while biking by a drunk driver last summer and has come to expect that cars won't realize she's riding on two wheels. McKibben's boyfriend Brendan Sharpe said he has also been seriously injured by cars while he's biked in Austin, once in 2009 and again in 2015... Katie Delleoz, the executive director of Bike Austin, said she personally has nearly been struck at the same intersection McKibben was hit at last week
  • Woman accused of hitting pedestrian, driving with his body in windshield found guilty

    04/07/2018 5:59:55 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies
    ABC 10 News San Diego KGTV ^ | 4/6/17 | Mario Sevilla
    (KGTV) -- The woman accused of hitting a pedestrian in Oceanside and continuing to drive after his body went through the windshield of her vehicle was found guilty Friday afternoon. A jury Friday found 31-year-old Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez guilty of murder in the second degree, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and hit and run with death or permanent serious injury. Deputy District Attorney Robert Bruce told the jury that Sanchez displayed a conscious disregard for human life when she drove drunk and ran over 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen on a sidewalk on Mission Road near the state Route 76 bridge...
  • Driver crashes into sign, continues on with post stuck in windshield

    03/23/2018 11:12:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2017 | Dan Morse
    Police in Maryland say this was just the start of it: A 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, traveling in front of an officer early Friday morning, veered off a highway and struck a large traffic sign in Montgomery County. Next: A wooden support post from the sign became impaled in the Ford’s front windshield, sticking up and back more than five feet, like a misplaced lance. Yet the driver kept going, refusing to stop even as lights and sirens flashed behind him. “He was lucky no one was killed,” said Officer Rick Goodale, a Montgomery police spokesman. The driver, Omar Rasharn...
  • 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 · 35 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
    Courant.com ^ | 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
    https://apnews.com ^ | 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>
  • GEORGIA SUPREME COURT RULES POLICE CANNOT COMPEL DRIVERS SUSPECTED OF DUI TO TAKE A BREATHALYZER

    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...