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  • 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...
  • '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.
  • PDay 298.3 PDay 298.3. Petraeus Three Ring Circus

    08/17/2017 12:38:12 PM PDT · by chopperman · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEtZIeA0RXY
    i can't post elsewhere. help gw go viral.
  • 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...
  • Texas City official arrested, charged with intoxicated manslaughter (marijuana)

    07/04/2017 10:48:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    mySanAntonio ^ | July 3, 2017 | John D. Harden
    A Texas City commissioner was charged with two counts of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle early Monday morning after her pickup hit and killed two men standing on the side of the road near the Galveston Causeway. According to investigators, the driver charged with manslaughter was identified as Texas City Commissioner Dee Ann Haney, 54. Charging documents obtained from Galveston County reveal that police arrested Haney after she admitted she was under the influence of marijuana and admitted to smoking it before her crash.
  • State Rep. Victoria Neave arrested for DWI in Dallas

    06/07/2017 11:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jason Whitely and Rebecca Lopez
    DALLAS -- State Representative Victoria Neave was arrested by Dallas police for driving while intoxicated overnight, sources tell WFAA. Police got a call about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday that a vehicle had struck a tree at La Vista Drive and Abrams Road in Lakewood. When officers arrived there was a woman behind the wheel. Only later did police determine it was the 36-year-old state representative. An arrest warrant states that Neave had a strong odor of alcohol on her, was unsteady, and had bloodshot eyes. Her speech was slurred and she was uncooperative with officers, the warrant says, refusing to...
  • Man accused of 6th DUI after allegedly passing out on lawn mower

    05/31/2017 9:37:39 AM PDT · by posterchild · 35 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | May 30, 2017
    A 34-year-old Lincoln man was arrested for his sixth DUI after passing out on a riding lawn mower late Thursday, according to a court document. A caller told dispatch an intoxicated man was lying near a lawn mower in the intersection at 10th and Peach streets about 9:30 p.m. The driver, later identified as Ryan J. O'Toole, appeared to have been going south — against one-way traffic — on 10th and had been in the process of turning west on Peach Street when he fell off the mower, the document says. Officers were able to wake up O'Toole and noted...
  • TIGER WOODSBUSTED FOR DUI

    05/29/2017 9:29:05 AM PDT · by xp38 · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 29 2017 | TMZ
    Tiger Woods has been arrested on DUI charges in Jupiter, Florida. The golfer was stopped by cops early Monday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was taken in around 3 AM and released from Palm Beach County Jail at 10:50 AM. You'll recall ... when Tiger and then wife Elin Nordegren got into their blowout fight back in 2009, he hit a tree while allegedly driving under the influence of Ambien. He was not charged with DUI at the time. Story developing ...
  • DUI Suspect Who Hit Family Has Been Deported 15 Times Before

    05/10/2017 7:20:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    KGTV ^ | May 9, 2017 | Allison Horn
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A driver suspected of driving drunk and causing a crash that caused a South Bay boy to have head injuries was deported to Mexico 15 times in the past, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Benjamin Lake, his wife Ingrid and their 6-year-old son Lennox were on their way home from Disneyland, and Lake says Banda drove his truck through a stop sign and hit their car... Banda-Acosta's estranged wife, who did not want to give her identity, said he was deported on January 10 and showed up at their home in Chula Vista...
  • Woman claims to be Hillary Clinton after police chase into Fayette County

    05/03/2017 9:40:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 3, 2017
    FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. - A woman claimed to be Hillary Clinton after leading police on a chase over state lines into Pennsylvania, according to authorities. Police in Maryland were pursuing 36-year-old Holly Donahoo, of Kentucky, on suspicion of driving under the influence. The chase continued along National Pike into Fayette County, where Pennsylvania State Police used spike strips to stop Donahoo. Donahoo refused to get out of the car, so police had to force her out. She was taken to a hospital, where she refused blood alcohol testing and kept identifying herself as Clinton.
  • Drunk Chihuahua found in car; man arrested

    04/17/2017 12:39:11 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 31 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 17 April 2017 | WTAE
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA (WTAE/CNN) – A Chihuahua was taken to an emergency veterinarian Thursday after drinking spilled vodka in a car with a suspected drunken driver, police say. Maxwell, the Chihuahua, has a scary story to tell. “A gentleman was intoxicated in a car and I guess had vodka in the car that spilled, and Maxwell got into it and drank some,” said Dimitri Brown with University Veterinary Specialists in Peters Township, PA. The dog was taken to the vet and treated overnight after police found him in a car with Thomas Bloedel, 44, Thursday afternoon. The man was heavily...