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  • Ginsburg: ‘I Wasn’t 100 Percent Sober’ For State Of The Union Address

    02/13/2015 7:13:07 AM PST · by Ray76 · 74 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Feb 13, 2015
    We now know why it appears that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to fall asleep during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last month – she was drinking beforehand.
  • Boing Boing Drunk mountain gorilla punches photographer, who got the shot

    02/10/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 59 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | 2-10-15 | Xeni Jardin
    Photographer Christophe Courteau was taking images of mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park forest when the group's alpha male charged him. Courteau is a pro: he got the shot of that incoming fist before the punch hit him. The ape was reportedly "drunk" from eating bamboo stems, which ferment in the stomachs of gorillas. Basically, their bodies make their own beer. “In less than a second, he was on me, and strongly hit me like a rugby player. With the shock, I felt all his power and weight on my body," Courteau told Caters News Agency.
  • Report: Harry Reid’s Brother, Larry Reid, Arrested for DUI and Assaulting Officer, Had Gun on Him

    02/04/2015 7:02:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 4, 2015
    Sen. Harry Reid’s brother, Larry Reid, ... has been arrested for drunk driving, battery of a police officer, and possession of a gun while under the influence.
  • State of the ShamWow **LIVE THREAD**

    01/20/2015 4:01:06 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 98 replies
    Abc ^ | 1 20 15 | Dear Leader
    OK. I'm doing my public duty and starting the thread. Cuz I'm sure not going to tune in! If there is some brave and hardy soul who can tolerate listening, please give us the play by play. Otherwise we can all make stuff up and it'll probably be more truthful than anything said tonite. Usual State of the ShamWow drinking game rules apply: every time dear leader says "I" or "me" or "my", take a drink. Any survivors will be recognized for their feat. Then sent to detox. Go ahead and drink a 12 pack now to get warmed up....
  • Minnesota man with record 27 DWIs completes prison sentence

    01/08/2015 8:51:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-6-15 | Emily Welker
    A man convicted in 27 drunken driving-related cases in Minnesota has been released to residential placement in Clay County. Danny Lee Bettcher, 61, was released Dec. 29 after serving about five years in prison for his latest drunken driving-related conviction, said Minnesota Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sarah Latuseck. Prosecutors said he blew through a stop sign on his motorcycle in Otter Tail County while his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Bettcher reportedly holds the state record for the most drunken driving-related convictions at 27. His criminal drunken driving-related record goes back to the 1980s. Bettcher was released under...
  • Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop exposed as hit-and-run driver 'who killed young father

    12/29/2014 2:18:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | December 29, 2014 | By Josh Gardner
    Maryland's newly ordained first female Episcopal bishop fatally crashed into and killed a bicyclist before fleeing just two days after the Christmas holiday. Police on Saturday said a 58-year-old female motorist drove away from a scene of mangled metal beside a fatally injured man taking his final breaths--41-year-old father and custom bike maker Tom Palermo. A letter from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland revealed Sunday that it was their No. 2 leader, Bishop Heather Cook, who disappeared from the fatal crash before finally returning to take responsibility. Meanwhile, photos from the scene can attest there was no way Cook could...
  • Northern California lawyer beaten but not robbed in New Orleans

    12/22/2014 7:33:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    A California personal injury lawyer is recovering from a severe beating suffered in New Orleans, and wondering why it happened. Bill Callaham of Sacramento said three strangers beat him unconscious without robbing him -- and he was wearing a Rolex watch and had a cellphone and hundreds of dollars in his pockets. "I don't know if they got interrupted. I don't know if they didn't care," he told The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1Cjrv9B). "They apparently made no attempt even to take anything from me."
  • 13th Court Justice of Appeals Nora Longoria’s traffic stop that led to her DWI arrest

    12/07/2014 8:51:13 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 10 replies
    Valley Central Action 4 ^ | December 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Espinosa
    Friend of Hillary??? McAllen police have released dashcam video from 13th Court Justice of Appeals Nora Longoria’s traffic stop that led to her DWI arrest. The dash cam video shows Longoria performing a field sobriety test. The footage shows she struggled to walk a straight line, and even stumbled several times during the test. According to a police report, she allegedly told him "Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away” and "You are going to ruin my life. The case went to court November 20th, but the charges were dropped. DA Rene Guerra told Action...
  • EXCLUSIVE! BOOZY HILLARY CLINTON SECRET REHAB SHOCKER

    12/01/2014 5:44:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 11-28-14 | Leon Wagener
    A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before White House” plan to The National ENQUIRER in advance of Hillary’s formal announcement to be a 2016 presidential candidate, touted for early next year. A high-level insider told The ENQUIRER: “Hillary’s social drinking has gone out of 
control! “In a hushed-up incident, Hillary was too tipsy one night and suffered a secret collapse....
  • Hillary headed to rehab?

    12/01/2014 6:48:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Enquirer, still basking in the glow of its takedown of philandering John Edwards, a story well known to many in the media but ignored because the man was, after all, the Democrats’ pick for veep and a darling of the left, is reporting that Hillary Clinton may be heading to rehab for a drinking problem. A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former FirstLady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the...
  • Are body cameras a good idea?

    11/26/2014 7:58:10 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 39 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/25/2014 | Pauli
    I have to agree with one thing that Michael Brown's parents are asking for in the official statement they've released after the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson. Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. Can you imagine the great footage which will be produced of people goofing up? On camera? Check this out.
  • "Drunk Girl" Video Is Latest Viral Hoax

    11/13/2014 5:14:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 12, 2014 | Staff
    The viral video claiming to show a series of men plotting to take advantage of a drunk Los Angeles woman was staged by the clip’s creators, who fed lines to the purported predators, dupes who thought they were appearing in a student film, The Smoking Gun has learned. The video, “Drunk Girl In Public,” is described as a “social experiment” by creator Stephen Zhang, 20, who apparently sought to ride the coattails of the 35 milllion-view Hollaback! video showing a woman being peppered with catcalls as she walked across New York City.
  • DALLAS AIRPORT FIGHT CAUGHT ON VIDEO

    10/24/2014 8:25:50 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Andrew Kennedy
    The video is just shy of 7 minutes and 30 seconds in length and contains some foul language, so be advised.
  • Snow plough driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk -Russian investigators

    10/20/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plough involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
  • Couple arrested after getting toddler so drunk the boy's blood alcohol was ......

    FULL TITLE: Couple arrested after getting toddler so drunk the boy's blood alcohol was THREE times the legal limit A couple is in jail after allegedly giving their toddler a mixed drink and giving the boy alcohol poisoning. Cobb County, Georgia, authorities say the boy's blood alcohol level was 0.29 when he was taken to the hospital, more than three times the legal limit for drivers in that state. The unidentified boy's mother, Jasmin Briana Moore, of Mableton, and William Chester Hickson, of Atlanta, were arrested and each charged with cruelty to children in the first degree.
  • Orson Welles' wine commercial - the unaired out-takes.

    10/07/2014 7:42:04 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Paul Masson would sell no wine before its time...which apparently didn't stop Orson from having a quart or two before showing up for the original commercial shoot...
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • RICK PERRY Declines to Fund Crazy Violent Drunk – Dems Indict Him For It

    08/16/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Rick Perry refused to fund Lehmberg’s office. So on Friday Democrats decided to make a stand for drunk drivers everywhere and indict Governor Rick Perry. On Saturday Governor Rick Perry held a press conference. Rick stands by his decision. Here’s what the governor had to say about the indictment. “Here’s what I think is really important for the people to understand, not just Texans but this country. And, that is, we have seen an office in the form of the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The lead, legal individual for criminal affairs in this county and overseeing public officials...
  • Is this really Sarah?

    08/11/2014 6:23:57 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 11, 2014
    Anyone have the story behind this? Is it really Sarah? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L-F5tsoJ9M Youtube title: A Visibly Drunk Sarah Palin's Incoherent Response to Elizabeth Warren
  • Teacher found intoxicated and pantsless on first day of school

    08/06/2014 2:57:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 60 replies
    Wagoner, Okla. (CBS HOUSTON) – A newly-hired teacher was found intoxicated and not wearing any pants inside an Oklahoma high school classroom on her first day of work, according to Wagoner police. Police arrested Lorie Hill after two Wagoner High School teachers found her intoxicated and without pants in an empty classroom she was claiming to be her own, KOKI-TV reports. Recently hired by Wagoner Public Schools, Hill was reporting for her first day on the job as all teachers were also returning for their first day back in school from summer break.
  • Drunk Russian Captain Runs Aground on Lćsř

    07/31/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2014
    The captain of a cement tanker headed from Aalborg to England had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit... five hours after running aground. A tanker loaded with 2,100 tonnes of cement ran aground on the island of Lćsř late on Tuesday night, and apparently the ship itself was not the only thing that was loaded. According to Nordjyske, the Russian captain of the ship registered a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit when North Jutland Police administered a breathalyzer at around 4am. And that was over five hours after the ship, the Cyprus-owned Cemfjord, ran...
  • Mt. Morris CSD teacher arrested under "Leandra's Law"

    07/28/2014 6:12:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WHEC ^ | Berkeley Brean
    A teacher, who is also a championship track and field coach, is charged with driving drunk with her young children in the car. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested Carolyn Garger after she hit a car and then crashed into a ditch. The children in her car were under 15-years-old. Because of that, she is charged with a felony under Leandra’s Law. The sheriff’s office says Garger hit another car on Route 20A, just outside the village of Geneseo and then ended up in the ditch a little further east. The three kids in her car were her...
  • Must read: User @drawandstrike tweets ‘epic rant about Chappaquiddick’

    via Michelle Malkin
  • Footage shows allegedly drunk Pawhuska official (Oklahoma)

    07/17/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 33 replies
    KRMG.com ^ | 7-16-14 | Angela Hong
    Footage shows allegedly drunk Pawhuska official By Angela Hong TULSA, Okla. — Footage obtained by FOX23 shows the Pawhuska city manager telling a police officer not to arrest a man suspected of drunk driving -- the man is also the city attorney. The footage has gone viral in the Osage County community and people there are upset. The Pawhauska police officer was wearing a body camera and it recorded the exchange he had with the city manager. The footages shows the manager telling the officer to let City Attorney Jesse Worten sober up instead of arresting him right away. On...
  • Cops: Spurned Woman Pulled Knife On Man

    07/02/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 21 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 2, 2014 | none given
    JULY 2--A 56-year-old Florida woman is facing an assault rap after allegedly threatening a 25-year-old man with a knife after he “rejected her sexual advances,” police report.
  • Drunken NYPD cop punched Bronx woman 20 to 30 times after breaking into her apartment

    06/27/2014 12:29:53 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    A Bronx woman who has accused an NYPD cop of breaking into her apartment during a drunken early morning attack told investigators that he viciously beat her in her bed, punching her more than 20 times. Officer Eugene Donnelly, clad only in his underwear, eventually fled — but not before taking a drink of milk from her refrigerator, a source familiar with the woman’s account told the Daily News. The woman told investigators she was awakened at 5:30 a.m. by a boom — the sound as Donnelly busted her front door open, according to the source familiar with her account....
  • Drinking ban in Korea successful with no alcohol-related incidents

    06/24/2014 3:03:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ashley Rowland
    The 7th Air Force called last weekend’s ban on drinking a “success,” with no alcohol-related incidents recorded during the 66-hour period. The ban on alcohol purchase and consumption was in place for all airmen in South Korea from noon Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Violators could have faced punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command spokeswoman Maj. Richelle Dowdell said the alcohol stand-down was successful because it gave airmen a chance to reflect on their mission, gave them “time to consider what we must do to change — not only as individuals but to promote a culture of...
  • Hope Solo pleads not guilty; court document describes a brawl

    06/23/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT · by steve86 · 39 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/23/2014 | Christine Clarridge
    Soccer star Hope Solo pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges this afternoon in Kirkland Municipal Court. City prosecutors asked for a bail of $5,000 and no-contact order between Solo and the alleged victims. However, Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael J. Lambo allowed Solo to be released on her own recognizance after her attorney, Todd Maybrown, argued that she had no prior arrests and was not a flight risk. The judge also ordered Solo to not consume alcohol as a condition of her release. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Aug. 11. Among those seated in court was Jerramy Stevens,...
  • Deputy fired after friend uses patrol-car speaker to heckle public

    06/22/2014 4:55:10 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tonya Alanez
    FORT LAUDERDALE— The drunken, inappropriate remarks and catcalls coming from the loudspeaker of a marked Broward sheriff's patrol car had bystanders scratching their heads and dialing 911. It was after 2:30 a.m. on a weekend when the first of several 911 callers reported two young men, not in uniform, driving a marked patrol car through the lively Las Olas and Himmarshee bar-hopping districts with the loudspeaker blaring."They're saying extremely lewd and really stupid things over the P.A.," the first caller reported. "Apparently there are some kids with dad's off-duty car," another caller said. "They're saying rude comments and driving around....
  • Hillary: Taliban 5 'Not a Threat to the United States'

    06/11/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    "These five guys are not a threat to the United States," says Clinton. "They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here. We want to get an American home, whether they fell off the ship because they were drunk or they were pushed or they jumped, we try to rescue everybody." Last week President Obama traded the Taliban 5, who were being...
  • White House: Hagel, not Obama, made final decision to swap Bergdahl

    06/09/2014 4:52:21 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 263 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2014 | Erin Burnett
    Classified #Bergdahl briefing just finished. WH officials say Secy. Hagel made the final call on #Bergdahl swap.
  • CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike

    06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    FOX 9 ^ | 1/6/2014 | FOX 9
    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) - It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week. It's an idyllic street, but neighbors there like to talk. When Jeanne Helgeson heard rumors that a well-known neighbor had threatened someone with a gun, she didn't believe it -- until her next-door neighbor confirmed the details, that is....
  • Hagel: U.S. didn’t negotiate with terrorists in securing Bergdahl’s release

    06/01/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate with terrorists in the process of exchanging the transfer of five terrorism suspects for the release of the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. “We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” Mr. Hagel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. That’s a normal process in getting your prisoners back.” Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday, with the government of Qatar serving as a go-between. Qatar is taking custody of five...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • George Clooney had a drunken ‘hissy fit’ at Las Vegas casino, Steve Wynn says, after claims ...

    04/25/2014 5:56:37 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 44 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nick Allen
    ... In a statement Clooney said: “There were nine people at that table so you can ask them. Steve likes to go on rants He called the president an a—–e. That is a fact. I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said, ‘Your friend is an a—–e’. At that point I told Steve that HE was an a—e and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. It had nothing...
  • But Seriously, Just How Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

    04/21/2014 1:49:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss...
  • Ex-mayor of Duluth, Superior gets jail for third DWI in Wisconsin

    04/16/2014 5:22:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-16-14 | Forum News
    MADISON, Wis. -- Herb Bergson, former mayor of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., is headed back to jail for another 20 days after pleading guilty to his third operating while intoxicated offense in Wisconsin. Bergson, 57, of Waunakee, Wis., pleaded guilty Monday to his third OWI, a September 2013 misdemeanor offense, in Dane County Circuit Court. Under the terms of a plea agreement, he was sentenced to serve 20 days in the county jail. Judge John Markson stayed a one-year jail sentence for two years of probation, which includes serving the 20 days, remaining sober and successfully completing OWI Treatment...
  • Chelsea Clinton Leaves Door Open for Political Decision

    04/14/2014 10:59:59 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 55 replies
    Newsmax | 14 Apr 14 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Chelsea Clinton has left the door open to one day to running for office herself. "I live in a city and a state where I support my elected representatives," Clinton said in an interview with the business magazine Fast Company. "If at some point that weren’t the case, and I didn’t support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators — and I’m lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know — maybe then I’d have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come...
  • Pantless Florida woman who stole wine from Publix ID'd

    04/12/2014 10:18:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2014 | Adrienne Cutway
    After video of the incident began to circulate online, the Ocala Police Department was able to identify the Florida woman who walked into Publix without pants and stole wine. Desiree J. Taylor, 35, walked into an Ocala Publix around 2 p.m. Tuesday wearing nothing but a T-shirt and slippers and then walked out moments later carrying two boxes of wine, police say. The value of the stolen wine was $41.68.
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Student pushes lawmakers to fix DWI loophole

    04/06/2014 9:24:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-6-14 | Rubén Rosario
    Hope Baker is one determined young lady. She won't take no for an answer, even though it looks like her Don Quixote-type quest has run smack into a legislative windmill up at the state Capitol. Along with Jayne Jones, her Concordia University political science professor, and six like-minded classmates, the 22-year-old Alexandria native and law school aspirant wants to add impaired driving as a specified exclusion to a state law that grants lawmakers immunity from arrest in certain cases while the session is underway. But the push to clarify a centuries-old state Constitution provision has not gone over well with...
  • Former MSOE dean sentenced to year in jail for drunk driving

    04/03/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 7 replies
    Today's TMJ4 ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jonah Kaplan
    MILWAUKEE - Patrick Coffey vowed to teach by example, and the judge agreed. The former Dean of Students at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Coffey will spend the next year in jail and four years on probation. Deputies arrested Coffey in August for drunk driving; DOT video captured Coffey driving on the wrong side of I-43 for more than 14 miles. Coffey, 70, was arrested for his 3rd OWI, and plead guilty to 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.
  • WA:Investigation continues into Pasco homicide

    03/24/2014 1:20:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    keprtv.com ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Frances Watson
    PASCO, Wash. -- We don't yet know if a Pasco homeowner will face criminal charges for killing a man last week. Stephan Aceves was shot multiple times while trying to get into a home on Savary Drive. Now prosecutors say they have not decided whether this is considered justified. The prosecutor and a representative from Pasco PD held a news conference Tuesday but made no announcement on whether there would be charges. The shooting on Savary Drive appears to be a case of mistaken identity. In this case, it was the house that led to confusion. The family of Stephan...
  • TX: Firefighter fatally shot by woman outside Montgomery County

    03/22/2014 12:20:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Demond Fernandez
    PORTER HEIGHTS, TX (KTRK) -- A 64-year-old woman opened fire and killed a man she says was trying to get into her Montgomery County home. According to an HFD spokesperson, that man happened to be a Houston firefighter and he may have been at the woman's house by mistake. According to investigators, a 64-year-old woman was home alone on Monday night when she says she heard a noise and saw a man outside. Deputies say the woman claims she told that guy to leave and shot him twice as he attempted to enter the house. "(The) person then attempted to...
  • Alleged drunken driver from tree: I’m an owl

    03/17/2014 10:26:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 37 replies
    Metro Daily News (MA) ^ | 1-9-2014 | Brad Petrishen
    An alleged drunken driver arrested while hiding 30 feet up a tree Friday on I-290 “rambled on about being an owl” when confronted, police wrote in court documents. Troy A. Prockett, 37, of Hudson, was arraigned Monday on a slew of charges – including third-offense drunken driving – after town firefighters had to use a bucket truck to bring a cop 30 feet into a tree to arrest him. Documents in Westborough District Court provide additional details about the unusual arrest, including the fact that police at one point feared the man’s daughter might have been ejected from his vehicle....
  • Rashad Charjuan Owens Photos: Pictures of the SXSW DUI Suspect

    03/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 2:08 pm EDT, March 13, 2014 | Matthew Guariglia
    That picture is worth a thousand words. Rashad Charjuan Owens is the feral thug who is now the suspect in the fatal DWI crash that killed two people and injured dozens more at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
  • In Kuwait... "Outside Coverage Area"… Means Drunk

    03/03/2014 11:50:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 03, 2014
    Newspaper uses news expression to describe inebriatedA Kuwaiti newspaper has come out with a new expression to describe a drunk man —‘outside the coverage area’ —terminology often used by mobile phone operators. The Arabic language daily ‘Al Watan’ made the description in a brief report about a 42-year-old local man who was caught by police driving his car while drunk. A police patrol stopped the man, a bedoun (without identity), after noticing that the vehicle was moving in a zigzag way on the Gulf emirate’s seaside road. “When police men came close to him, they could smell alcohol. It turned...
  • Texas Mom Confronts Drunken Driver Who Left Son Nearly Brain Dead

    02/25/2014 1:36:34 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/21/2014 | WFAA
    Video Linky Here
  • Medved: White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    01/31/2014 6:25:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt.org ^ | 30JAN2014 | Michael Medved
    Do American young women deserve a sacred, federally-protected right to engage in reckless, irresponsible and even illegal behavior with no fear of consequences? Vice President Biden seems to think so. After a White House meeting in January to announce a new task force to curb sexual assaults on campus, the ever-effusive VEEP declared that every woman should expect such federal protection “no matter what she’s wearing, no matter whether she’s in a bar, in a dormitory, in the back seat of a car, on a street, drunk or sober.” His remarks accompanied the release of a new report by the...
  • TIME Magazine's Latest Cover: Can Anyone Stop Hillary?

    01/19/2014 9:48:42 AM PST · by Innovative · 117 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    In the brief excerpt that has been released so far, the author goes on and on about how Hillary is in a league of her own. It appears no one can stop her. David Von Drehle, the author, fawns over Hillary and describes how even though Hillary has not yet decided to run, it doesn’t really matter. “Clinton is so globally famous, so politically wired and so primed for the presidency after two campaigns at her husband's side and one epic race of her own that her life as a private citizen has become virtually indistinguishable from her life as...