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  • Lawsuit: Cop lets DWI suspect go after asking for her number

    04/04/2014 7:18:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    Valley Centra ^ | April 4th ,2014 | Brett Crandall
    The McAllen Police Department is facing a big lawsuit, after a sergeant allegedly failed to prevent a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel. Bars and clubs are sometimes sued after serving drinks to a customer involved in drunk driving accidents, but a case filed in March points to a McAllen police sergeant for failing to prevent a drunk driver from taking the life of an Edinburg man. Two years ago, Jose Mata was taken from his wife and son, when police say Zulai Zamora rammed the back of his motorcycle at the intersection of Jackson Rd. and University Drive...
  • South by Southwest goes on after crash kills 2

    03/13/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    by KHOU.com staff & AP ^ | March 13, 2014
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Fleeing police, a driver gunned a sedan through a street barricade and into a crowd of South by Southwest festival attendees shortly after midnight Thursday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and casting a pall over one of the nation’s hippest celebrations of music, movies and technology. The driver struck multiple pedestrians around 12:30 a.m. on a block filled with concertgoers, then sped down the street, hitting and killing a man from the Netherlands on a bicycle and an Austin woman on a moped, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The driver eventually crashed into a...
  • Boy, 3, killed after 'drunk driving illegal immigrant with no insurance slammed into family's

    01/28/2014 12:32:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 January 2014 | HELEN POW
    Boy, 3, killed after 'drunk driving illegal immigrant with no insurance slammed into family's vehicle leaving them unable to pay for funeral' A three-year-old Utah boy has been killed after an allegedly drunk driving illegal immigrant rear-ended his family's car while it was stopped at a red light, causing a five-vehicle pile up. Zane Thurber, who was strapped into his car-seat in the back of his dad Matt's Subaru, died instantly in the horrific collision that occurred at a Taylorsville intersection Saturday night. Witnesses said suspect Manuel de Jesus Guinea, 55, was driving at about 70 mph shortly before he...
  • Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    12/11/2013 12:43:33 PM PST · by kobald · 38 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | December 10, 2013 | CBS-DFW
    Prosecutors were pushing for 16-year-old Ethan Couch to spend 20 years in prison. However, State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced Couch to a decade of probation. There was no debate about who was behind the wheel last June, when Couch plowed into and killed four people. Couch has admitted to being the driver, and court records show his blood alcohol level was .24 at the time of the crash, three times the legal limit for an adult. Prosecutors also presented evidence that Couch and some friends stole beer from a Burleson Walmart on June 15, the night of the crash....
  • Drink driving teen who killed four is spared jail 'because he's rich':

    12/11/2013 1:52:48 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk. ^ | 11 December 2013 | HELEN POW
    A judge has let off a 16-year-old boy who killed four people while driving drunk after the teen's lawyers claimed his rich parents spoiled him and never taught him about consequences. Ethan Couch of Keller, Texas, had faced 20 years behind bars but walked away with 10 years of probation Tuesday, something that angered his victims' families. 'Money always seems to keep (Couch) out of trouble,' Eric Boyles, whose wife and daughter were killed in the June 15 crash, told the Star Telegram after sentencing. 'Ultimately today, I felt that money did prevail. If (he) had been any other youth,...
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced in DUI that hurt USC law student

    10/18/2013 1:54:24 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    thestate.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | JOHN MONK
    COLUMBIA, SC — An undocumented Mexican immigrant received the maximum 15-year sentence for felony DUI causing great bodily injury Thursday morning in a Richland County courtroom. Santos Gomez, 48, who his attorney said slipped into the country illegally, pleaded guilty and apologized in Spanish just before State Circuit Judge Michael Nettles pronounced sentence. “I never wanted to cause harm to anybody,” an interpreter translated for Gomez. Gomez was high on a mix of beer and methamphetamine in September 2012 when his car – traveling at 70 mph the wrong way down I-77 just north of Columbia – smashed into a...
  • [Illegal] Man pleads guilty in DUI fatality

    08/24/2013 7:06:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 23, 2013 | MARK BOWES
    An intoxicated, wrong-way driver who pleaded guilty to the killing in April of a Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper carrier in South Hill had been convicted of DUI a year earlier and had never been licensed to drive in Virginia. Santos Gabriel-Tomas, 30, an immigrant from Guatemala in the country illegally, was convicted in March 2012 of driving under the influence of alcohol in neighboring Lunenburg County. He had never acquired a license to drive, but a judge in the earlier case revoked his privileges to obtain a license for 12 months as part of his punishment, Mecklenburg County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney...
  • Dallas kids fear for mom's life if she's deported to Mexico .

    08/19/2013 11:14:57 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 31 replies
    WFAA ^ | August 18, 2013 | ANGELA KOCHERGA
    EL PASO — Some immigrants fleeing violence in Mexico are being denied the right to make their case for asylum once they arrive at the border, according to human rights organizations. "Denying immigrants expressing fear for their lives a credible or reasonable fear interview leaves the individual isolated from the court system and violates both international and domestic law," said Ruben Garcia, director of Annunciation House, an organization that runs two shelters for migrants. "We are profoundly concerned about the denial of the rights of asylum seekers," he added. The organization is following several cases. Among them: Rosa Hilda Carrera,...
  • Court: Drunken driver, passenger who hit pole can sue power company

    08/11/2013 4:06:07 PM PDT · by matt04 · 51 replies
    A drunken driver and her passenger who crashed into a power pole have the right to sue the power company, the Washington State Supreme Court decided. The case came after the drunken driver’s passenger filed a lawsuit saying the power pole was improperly placed. In summer 2005, Nathan Lowman and Jennifer Wilbur were drinking at the Country Corner Bar and Grill in Skagit County. Wilbur left along a curvy two-lane road with a 25 mph limit. The State Patrol said she was traveling at least 34 mph when her car left the roadway and hit a power pole. Court documents...
  • After awful crash with teen trapped, ‘angel’ priest suddenly appears on MO. Hwy

    08/08/2013 10:38:56 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    Fox4KC.com ^ | Posted on: 11:53 am, August 7, 2013 | by Michelle Pekarsky
    ... The New London Fire Chief said Lentz was pinned in between the steering wheel and the seat. As rescuers tried to cut her out, a medical team monitored her vitals and after 45 minutes, determined she was ‘failing and fast.’ After about an hour, Lentz asked rescue workers to pray out loud. That’s when they say a priest suddenly appeared. “He came up and approached the patient, and offered a prayer,” Chief Raymond Reed told KHQA-TV. “It was a Catholic priest who had anointing oil with him. A sense of calmness came over her, and it did us as...
  • U.S. immigration places hold on man in Athens DUI hit-and-run

    08/06/2013 7:37:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Online Athens ^ | August 5, 2013 | Joe Johnson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials placed a hold on an Athens man arrested Saturday night following a drunken hit-and-run crash. Arturo Chamorro-Garduno, 49, a Mexican national who did not have a driver’s license, struck three parked cars in a North Bluff Road driveway and left the scene, Athens-Clarke police said. Police said he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The owner of one of the damaged cars followed Chamorro-Garduno’s Jeep to his home nearby at 350 North Bluff Road. The victim then called police, who arrived and arrested the man.
  • Man on Immigration Hold after Council Bluffs Fatal Crash

    07/08/2013 5:19:31 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    KMTV ^ | Jul. 5, 2013 | Justin Pazera
    Council Bluffs, IA -- It's a few seconds clip of Chrisshaun Moten. Perhaps too fast to show what his friends say was a passion for music. "Yeah, he was super-super talented," said Jade Jerkovich. She sang with the 17-year old and learned through social media Friday morning that the unthinkable had happened to her friend. "It was really-really surprising. You never think that that's going to happen to someone your so close to."
  • Grief grips neighborhood

    01/28/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 26, 2013 | Ana Ley
    A day after watching a 6-year-old neighborhood boy fly through the air when he was fatally struck by a teenage driver suspected of being intoxicated, Jane Withers refused to leave the spot where the boy's mother tried in vain to save him. Overcome by the magnitude of the tragedy that left Brandon Abrams' family grieving and a 17-year-old jailed on intoxication manslaughter charges, Withers helped set up a makeshift memorial soon after the incident at 6 p.m. Thursday in her Northwest Side neighborhood. Brandon was waiting on the sidewalk for an ice cream truck when he was struck. According to...
  • Pregnant Woman “OK” After Being Hit By SUV

    11/30/2012 5:53:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    FOX2NOW ^ | November 29, 2012 | Rebecca Roberts
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two surgeries later, a pregnant woman is in stable condition after being hit by a car. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Pine Lawn. Police say the driver is likely an illegal immigrant who was impaired at the time of the accident. Sharnay Hill, 22 wanted to share her story with FOX 2, but doctors felt her condition was still too fragile. Her cousin, Terrence Harvey, did share his thoughts about the incident. “She was supposed to have a ride home but she was catching the bus, and if she wouldn’t have been at that bus...
  • Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

    09/04/2012 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | AllahPundit
    p>I won't run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don't already know them by heart, you'll commit them to memory eventually when you finally tire of liberals screeching at you for "hating women" while holding this guy up as a secular saint. (Chappaquiddick material is abundant online, but this post will get you up to speed on another legendary incident.) I've got to say, in all sincerity: I appreciate their brazenness in building a convention around the theme of a "war on women" while not only inviting Bill Clinton to be a headline speaker but having a video...
  • Questions Surface After Man Dropped Off At Taco Bell Dies

    08/20/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    10tv.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | 10tv.com
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Delaware County Sheriff's office are working on a joint investigation after a man was struck by a car and killed after he was dropped off at Taco Bell. Investigators have put a state trooper on desk duty and two deputies on paid leave while they look into what happened on July 28. Just after 9 p.m, six 911 calls were made indicating that Uriel Juarez Popoca, 22, was driving erratically along I-71 in Delaware County. Two Delaware County deputies found him sitting in his vehicle in the median and when...
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run that killed toddler

    06/28/2012 5:48:38 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 News ^ | June 28, 2012 | Marc Sternfield
    DENVER – A 33-year-old man is in custody for allegedly killing a two-year-old girl in a hit-and-run Tuesday evening. Omar Gonzalez faces charges of Felony Hit and Run Resulting in Death and Felony Abuse/Criminal Negligence Resulting in Death.
  • After [illegal alien] drunken driver kills son, mother billed for cleanup

    06/21/2012 10:22:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    WISTV (Greenville, SC) ^ | June 21, 2012 | news
    GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) - A drunken driver killed an Upstate women's son last year, and if the grief wasn't enough, she's had to deal with bills associated with the wreck, even for the cost of cleaning up her son's blood. A coroner called Loretta Robinson last June and told her that her oldest son, Justin Walker, died when his car was struck by a drunken driver on White Horse Road. "I never would have imagined getting that call," she said. "Never in one million years expected that." Robinson looked Anna Gonzalez, the accused driver, in the eye in court Tuesday...
  • Jury selection set for illegal immigrant in drunk driving crash that killed HPD officer

    06/04/2012 11:37:16 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2012 | Brian Rogers
    Jurors will be selected Monday to decide the fate of an illegal immigrant from Mexico who has admitted guilt in the drunken driving crash that killed 38-year-old Houston Police Officer Kevin Will last year. Johoan Rodriguez, 27, pleaded guilty Friday to intoxication manslaughter in the May 29, 2011 wreck on 610 North Loop freeway. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. His attorney, Rick DeToto, said he is also eligible for probation.
  • Drunken driver [illegal alien] injures mother, daughter in Metairie hit-run [then released!]

    05/29/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say a drunken driver injured two women in a head-on collision in Metairie on Saturday, then fled the scene. Deputies later arrested Jesus Guzman-Gomez, 22, of Metairie, an arrest report said. . . Guzman-Gomez was headed westbound in a maroon Jeep Cherokee when he veered inexplicably into the eastbound lanes, an arrest report said. Guzman-Gomez's vehicle crashed head-on into a red Jeep Cherokee being driven by an unidentified 49-year-old woman, Fortunato said. He then drove off without stopping or identifying himself, the report said. The driver of the red Jeep Cherokee suffered head, neck and back injuries, the...
  • FBI Searches for Illegal Immigrant Charged with Aggravated DUI

    04/13/2012 2:38:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    FOX Chicago News ^ | 13 Apr 2012 | FOX Chicago News
    FBI Searches for Illegal Immigrant Charged with Aggravated DUI
  • San Quentin inmate on killing a Novato man: 'The innocence of a child will be defended

    04/05/2012 11:55:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 4/4/12 | Gary Klien
    The San Quentin inmate who murdered another prisoner to avenge a Novato girl's death read a statement of condolence Wednesday to the girl's family. "The innocence of a child will be defended at all costs," said Frank Souza, referring to 9-year-old Melody Osheroff, who was killed by a drunken motorcyclist in 2009. The motorcyclist, Edward Schaefer, was convicted of murder, manslaughter and other charges in 2010 and sent to San Quentin State Prison. Less than two weeks later, Souza ambushed him in a prison yard and gouged him repeatedly with a makeshift metal spear. Souza, 33, eventually pleaded guilty to...
  • Alleged drunk driver: ‘I killed somebody’ (killed woman working for church)

    12/19/2011 11:09:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/19/11 | not raccoonradio, but Laurel J. Sweet
    HAVERHILL (Ma.)-- An allegedly drunk Haverhill dental assistant told police, “I killed somebody. Shut the (expletive) up. This is going to change my whole life,” after crushing a saintly church leader to death with her car early yesterday morning, prosecutors said this morning. Lisa Leavitt, 37, was ordered held today on $50,000 cash bail after tearfully pleading not guilty to motor vehicle homicide while drunk and negligent operation for causing the death of Karen LaPierre, 63, of Haverhill. LaPierre was a longtime foster mom who had cared for more than 160 kids, collected Christmas presents for 1,000 needy children and...
  • Neb. man gets jail for driving lawn mower drunk

    12/14/2011 5:52:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2011
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A North Platte man has been sentenced to a year in jail for being drunk when he drove his lawn mower on a city street on his way to a liquor store.
  • UPDATE: Zupan's Markets founder dies, other driver may face manslaughter charge.

    08/31/2011 8:31:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Columbian - ^ | August 31, 2011 | John Branton, Paul Suarez
    The man suspected of driving the vehicle that hit a motorcycle head-on in Portland on Monday, fatally injuring a Vancouver man, may face a first-degree manslaughter charge in connection with the crash, according to a Portland police bulletin. Edy Porfirio Reynoso-Ramirez, 32, allegedly drove the 1998 Honda Civic that crossed the center line on Marine Drive on Monday and struck a 2009 BMW motorcycle driven by John Zupan, the 66-year-old founder of Zupan’s Markets. Zupan died overnight Tuesday from injuries sustained in the crash, a nursing supervisor at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center said Wednesday morning. Ramirez was speeding, driving erratically...
  • What else will it take?

    08/24/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 24, 2011 | Boston Herald -Opinion
    Opponents of the Secure Communities program like to paint the most sympathetic picture of the “victims” of this immigration enforcement effort — say, for example, the 18-year-old girl brought to the U.S. as a child, arrested for driving without a license and facing deportation to an unfamiliar country. Never, ever do they hold up the Nicolas Guamans of the world as an example of the crying need to identify and deport those illegal immigrants who pose a very real threat to community safety — which is what the program is all about. Guaman, who stands accused of running down a...
  • Court slaps $500 fine on drunken driver of motorised esky in Noosa

    08/16/2011 12:00:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    The Noosa Journal ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Brooke Hargraves
    Christopher Ian Petrie made national headlines last week after The Noosa Journal broke the story of the 23 year-old caught driving the four-stroke "extreme cooler" under the influence. A packed Noosa Heads Magistrates Court heard Petrie and a friend had each purchased an esky online "for a bit of a giggle." Defence lawyer Bernard Bradley said his client's esky was "suffering some mechanical problems" on the day in question so Petrie took it to a friend's house where he consumed a number of drinks while working on the esky's engine. The court heard that when Petrie and his friend managed...
  • A Look into the Past of Suspected DWI Cop Killer

    05/30/2011 4:36:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    MyFox Houston ^ | 30 May 2011 | ISIAH CAREY
    HOUSTON - HPD Seargent Joslyn Johnson knows what it's like to lose someone extremely close to her. Johnson lost her husband - Houston police officer Rodney Johnson at the hands of an illegal. Back in 2006 officer Johnson was shot and killed while arresting a Mexican national on a traffic stop. Johnson says, "it brought back all the emotions and all the similarities it's just so heartbreaking to keep seeing somebody have to keep going through that." The weekend death of Officer Kevin Will has opened old wounds for Johnson. Prosecutors say the man responsible for hitting and killing the...
  • Family criticizes jury after verdict finds manslaughter, not murder, in crash that killed 3

    01/29/2011 12:07:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KGET 17 ^ | 1/28 6:12 pm | KGET 17
    Tearful jurors apologized to the families of the victims after deciding a drunk driver was not guilty of murder in an accident that killed three people. Jurors decided the man was guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. One of the families slammed the jury, saying jurors didn’t understand the law and showed "undue favoritism towards an illegal immigrant with no driver’s license, who had an outstanding DUI warrant." The verdict came Friday in the case of Erculano Sanchez Hernandez, 24, of Delano, who caused a New Year’s Day, 2010 Highway 46 accident. Hernandez was found guilty of three counts...
  • Police: Woman Drove Car With Man On Hood, Crashed

    01/21/2011 7:00:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    WLWT (Cincinnati) ^ | January 21, 2011
    CINCINNATI -- Police said a woman was legally drunk when she drove with a man on the hood of her car before crashing into a concrete wall. Ebony Martin, 28, was charged with aggravated vehicular assault in connection with the incident, which occurred on Dec. 23. Charges were only filed Wednesday.
  • Trial date set for illegal charged with killing nun

    01/07/2011 11:39:54 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2011 | Michelle Basch
    WASHINGTON - A trial date has been set for an illegal immigrant accused of driving drunk and killing a nun in Prince William County. A jury trial for 23-year-old Carlos Martinelly-Montano is scheduled for July 5 and 6.
  • Slain rancher's wife struck by car

    09/26/2010 12:50:25 PM PDT · by exbrit · 23 replies
    KOLD TUCSON ^ | 9/26/10 | Unspecified
    The driver of the vehicle did not stop, police said. Ramon Parra Saucedo, 74, was located a short time later. Saucedo is charged with DUI, 2 counts of Endangerment, and 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, said Carol Capas, a Cochise County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. He is being held in the Cochise County Jail. Bond is set at $5,000. Saucedo is a U.S. citizen, Capas said.
  • Alcoholic energy drink to blame for crash?

    08/05/2010 12:35:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Fox -TV (Tampa Bay) ^ | August 4, 2010 | Deborah Bowden
    ST. PETERSBURG - Sandie McConnell doesn't know how she'll raise her 4-month-old son, Roy IV, without his father. "This drunk driver didn't just steal the lives from these awesome men but from their friends and family. This world was a better place with them in it, I still can't believe this has happened," said Sandie McConnell, Roy III’s widow. Police say the young man who killed her husband, his two brothers, and their father was drunk and high on marijuana. Investigators say Demetrius Jordan, just 20 years old, told them he'd mixed alcohol with Four Loko -- an energy drink...
  • Video of a Drunk Attempting to Drive Away in His Vehicle That He Caught on Fire

    07/23/2010 8:54:37 PM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 18 replies · 1+ views
    What looks like a video that was filmed from an apartment, you will see a guy get his car stuck on something. In his attempt to get the car free it catches fire, but the guy keeps trying to free his car until he finally does. Then with his car engulfed in flames he actually tries to drive away in it.All I could think of when I watched this video was the movie "Planes Trains & Automobiles". Remember the segment where John Candy looses his cigar and starts the car on fire, but he is still driving down the...
  • Suspected Illegal Immigrant Slams into Car of MA State Rep. at 60 MPH – Video Report

    05/23/2010 9:15:40 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 1,158+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 23, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report about a Massachusetts State Representative who has been involved in a serious accident when a car driven by a suspected illegal immigrant slammed into the back of his car at 60 mph. The driver of the car reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .25. Amazingly, the report says the lawmaker is OK. . .
  • Police: Woman charged with DWI, assault after fighting Canobie Lake guard for her car keys

    02/22/2010 1:55:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 692+ views
    SALEM – A Derry woman faces multiple charges after attacking a Canobie Lake Park security guard early yesterday morning, police said. The security guard was at his post near the amusement park's service gate at 12:02 p.m. when a man ran up to the guard shack and handed over a set of car keys, police said. Before running off, the man told the guard to call police because the woman in the car was drunk, authorities said.
  • Utah politico arrested, suspected of DUI

    01/15/2010 10:46:09 PM PST · by Colofornian · 52 replies · 1,366+ views
    UPI.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2010
    MILLCREEK, Utah, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Utah Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack was booked into a county jail Friday, suspected of drunken driving, police said. The 41-year-old Republican was pulled over about 12:15 a.m. by a state highway patrol officer who allegedly noticed "a poor driving pattern," the Deseret News reported. Police said he failed a field sobriety test and then refused to breathe into a portable breath tester, the newspaper said. "I could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the subject's breath," a trooper wrote in a probable cause statement. Killpack issued a statement in which he said...
  • Prayer Request

    09/12/2009 9:03:47 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 24 replies · 1,589+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 11 SEPT 09
    Raleigh, N.C. — A Winston Salem woman was killed Friday night in a wreck at Lead Mine and Strickland roads in Raleigh. Elena Bright Shapiro, 20, of 28 Cascade Ave. in Winston Salem, was driving a Hyundai at about 8:30 p.m. when the vehicle was struck from behind by a Mercedes on Strickland Road, authorities said. Raymond Dwight Cook, 40, of 10516 Beckridge Lane in Raleigh, was driving the Mercedes at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred, authorities said.
  • Alleged Drunk Driver Goes Airborne and Lands Car in 2nd Story of Long Island Home - Video 9/5/09

    09/06/2009 1:39:39 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 466+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video about an alleged drunk driver that ran a stop sign in Long Island, hit a mound of dirt going airborne, and landed in the 2nd Story of a house! The owner of the home is interviewed about what it was like to have a car land in your house. No one was injured in the home. Video of the car in the house is shown. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Moorhead dad (Army Ranger) chases down alleged drunken driver

    08/13/2009 3:34:34 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies · 2,945+ views
    West Central Tribune ^ | Aug. 11, 2009 | : Mike Nowatzki
    MOORHEAD - Heather Arntson had already dialed 911 to report the car that slammed into an SUV carrying her husband, herself and their four children, including a 3-month-old baby and 20-month-old toddler. But when the car’s alleged drunken driver tried to flee the south Moorhead scene, she called 911 again – only, it was now the driver who was probably in the greatest danger. “I said, ‘The suspect’s running now, and he picked the wrong guy because my husband’s an Army Ranger,’ ” she said she told the dispatcher. Her husband, Mike Arntson, was able to chase down the driver...
  • Report: New York Mother Driving During Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Drunk, High

    08/04/2009 10:45:39 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 99 replies · 2,766+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8/4/2009 | Staff
    The Long Island mom behind the wheel in a fiery wrong-way crash that killed her and seven others along a New York state highway was reportedly drunk and had high levels of marijuana in her system, authorities said Tuesday. The findings were part of a toxicology report that was conducted on 36-year-old Diane Schuler in the wake of the deadly July 26 crash along the Taconic State Parkway in Briarcliff Manor, The Journal News of Westchester reported on its Web site. The findings were shared with relatives of the crash victims, which included Schuler's 2-year-old daughter and three nieces. Schuler...
  • Driver Charged in Texas Crash That Killed 5 Kids

    04/19/2009 8:15:09 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 17 replies · 812+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2009 | y JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer
    Police filed intoxication manslaughter charges Sunday against a driver who lost control of his car while using a cell phone, plunging the vehicle into a rain-filled ditch and killing five children inside. Chanton Jenkins, 32, was in police custody facing four counts of intoxication manslaughter, one charge for each of the children found dead so far, said Houston police spokesman Kese Smith. Police said a relative told them Jenkins was the father of three of the victims. Jenkins failed a field sobriety test following Saturday's crash, which occurred after heavy rain turned the ditch into a torrent. The results of...
  • Drunk driver, who killed her boyfriend in the accident, files suit against the driver she hit

    01/21/2009 8:45:04 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 71 replies · 2,366+ views
    Elizabeth Shelton, 21, filed a lawsuit in Houston in December against the truck driver that she accidentally rear-ended in a 2007 crash, while she was intoxicated, and in which her boyfriend was killed. Though she was convicted of manslaughter, she is now suing for $20,000 damage to her Lexus SUV and for "pain and suffering," basing her claim on the fact that the blameless driver she hit was uninsured. In all, her lawsuit names 16 defendants, including insurance companies and banks. Shelton is the daughter of a state court judge. [Houston Chronicle, 12-18-08]
  • Immigrant gets six years in DUI accident

    12/15/2008 5:53:06 AM PST · by HollyButler · 9 replies · 469+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | December 15, 2008 | David Frey
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — In a case that prosecutors likened to a high-profile Denver case, a judge has sentenced an illegal immigrant who killed his friend in a drunken-driving accident to six years in prison. The sentence is two years longer than one imposed in a nearly identical case earlier this year, but Deputy District Attorney Ed Veronda called that a “botched case by a special prosecutor” and said Garfield County judges were “totally out of whack with the rest of the state” in imposing lighter sentences for vehicular homicides. Veronda asked Judge David Lass, a retired Eagle County district judge...
  • Illegal Immigrant Accused In Baskin Robbins Deaths In Court

    12/11/2008 1:54:19 PM PST · by HollyButler · 13 replies · 753+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | MST December 11, 2008 | TheDenverChannel
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A man accused of causing a crash that killed three people, including a child in an ice cream shop, is returning to court for a hearing. Francis M. Hernandez was scheduled to appear in Arapahoe District Court Thursday on 19 charges, including vehicular homicide and child abuse resulting in death. Hernandez is accused in the Sept. 4 deaths of 49-year-old Patricia Guntharp, 52-year-old Debra Serecky and 3-year-old Marten Kudles. Hernandez ran from the crash scene, was picked up by a friend, and then showered and changed before police could arrest him roughly two hours after crash, police...
  • Two in Queens killed in crash by drunken driver with violent past

    11/20/2008 6:38:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 711+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 11.17.08 | Erica Pearson, Barry Paddock And Jonathan Lemire
    A drunken driver with a violent past killed a hardworking livery driver and her passenger Sunday when he blew through a red light and crushed her car in Queens, cops said. Daryush Omar - who was charged with murder in 2006 but never tried - had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he plowed his SUV into the livery car driven by Bessy Velasquez. RELATED: SLAIN MAN'S DAD: HE'S A COMMON THUG The mom of two died instantly along with passenger Panayiota Demetriou. Adding to the tragedy, a ghoulish passerby took advantage of the...
  • Phoenix Officer Dies in Car Crash

    10/26/2008 3:27:36 PM PDT · by Enough_Deceit · 13 replies · 781+ views
    AZ Republic | 10/25/08 | Lindsay Collum/Beth Duckett
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  • Vanity: Anyone seen Oliver Stone's "W" preview?

    09/23/2008 11:34:01 AM PDT · by AUJenn · 23 replies · 460+ views
    Just...wow. I just saw a commercial for this horrid-looking flick. Is this supposed to be a comedy or a satire? Surely it is not a serious film. The acting looks horrendous - like some kind of low-rent high school production. What is the scoop on this deal?
  • Motorcyclist Hit By Car, Killed On (Milwaukee's) East Side

    08/30/2008 7:04:18 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 50 replies · 269+ views
    Today's TMJ4 ^ | Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 | Heather Shannon, Katie DeLong
    MILWAUKEE - A motorcyclist was killed on Milwaukee’s east side after he was hit by a car. It happened Friday afternoon near Humboldt and North. Police said a 61-year-old woman from Milwaukee was driving her car southbound on Humboldt when she tried to turn right to go west on North Avenue, but instead of turning right, she went across all the lanes of traffic. Police say the woman hit the curb on the other side of the road, and tried to correct herself. That is when she struck the motorcyclist. Police said 55-year-old Michael Fleming of Michigan was riding in...
  • Man faces murder charge after Dallas woman killed in wreck (Illegal Outrage!!!!)

    06/03/2008 2:09:57 PM PDT · by devane617 · 20 replies · 183+ views
    star-telegram.com ^ | 06/03/2008 | BILL MILLER
    A Dallas man faces a charge of murder after he was involved in a traffic accident about 1:30 p.m. Monday that killed an 83-year-old Dallas woman. Eddie Ramirez, 28, allegedly stole a police "bait" car Monday which subsequently crashed into a car driven by Annie Reyes, according to police reports. Reyes, whose 2000 Honda was broadsided in the wreck, near the intersection of 12th Street and Montreal Avenue in the Oak Cliff area of southwest Dallas. She was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, according to reports. The bait cars, which are used to catch vehicle...