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  • Suspect in Crash That Killed 2 Had Alcohol-Related Convictions (And was an illegal immigrant!)

    04/02/2007 7:43:52 PM PDT · by pgkdan · 22 replies · 824+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 04-02-07 | JON FRANK AND GILLIAN GAYNAIR
    Suspect in crash that killed 2 had alcohol-related convictions By JON FRANK AND GILLIAN GAYNAIR, The Virginian-Pilot © April 3, 2007 | Last updated 7:57 PM Apr. 2 VIRGINIA BEACH – A man accused of killing two high school students Friday night in a car crash has a substantial record of alcohol-related convictions in both Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Alfredo Ramos, charged with manslaughter in the Friday deaths of Allison Kunhardt, 17, and Tessa Tranchant, 16, was convicted this year of DUI in Chesapeake and of public intoxication at the Beach. Ramos, who admitted in court Monday that he is...
  • Family's Christmas, Man's Life are Stolen, Drunk Driver Hits Handicapped Dad

    12/10/2006 5:06:32 PM PST · by Mark · 41 replies · 1,433+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12/10/2006 | Dennis McCarthy, Columnist
    "My name is William Nguyen. I was born in Vietnam in 1969. Due to a childhood brain injury, I have been severely handicapped since I was a year old. "In my homeland, the handicapped are ignored or abused. I had no chance to study in school. English is the first language I have read or written in. "My parents came to this country with hopes of giving me a better life. The United States does not ignore or abuse the handicapped, but tries to help them in any way possible. "Through computers, I have begun to express myself for the...
  • An Illegal Alien Killed Tyler Lundin (pics)

    11/25/2006 7:59:53 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 28 replies · 3,562+ views
    My lovely living boy, My hope, my happiness My love, my life, my joy. Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas. (1544–1590) Because of An Illegal Alien. The Linden's Lovely, Living Boy, Is No Longer with Them.
  • School Bus Flips, Suspect Free

    10/30/2006 10:02:04 AM PST · by WatchingInAmazement · 13 replies · 657+ views
    Ch 14 News ^ | 10/29/2006 | Stephanie Silvey
    25-year-old Gabino Gonzalez, courtesy Vanderburgh County jail. Reporter: Stephanie Silvey New Media Producer: Rachel Chambliss UPDATE, SAT 4:30 PM: Charges have now been filed in the school bus accident that injured a dozen kids and the bus driver. Gabino Gonzales is wanted on misdemeanor and felony charges involving driving while intoxicated and damage to school property. When 14 News reported police did not arrest Gonzalez immediately after the crash Tuesday night, viewers began calling and e-mailing us. Police say Gonzales was legally drunk when his truck hit the school bus. Police were confident they knew where to find Gonzales, but...
  • Suspected drunken dad avoids arrest

    08/31/2006 5:54:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 283+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | August 31, 2006 | Norman Miller
    FRAMINGHAM -- A Framingham dad who failed to appear in court for his arraignment on time Tuesday avoided being arrested on a warrant by getting to court minutes before it closed. Judge Robert Greco ordered a warrant for the arrest of Luis Lala Lema, 24, when he did not show up for his Framingham District Court arraignment. The appearance was scheduled for 9 a.m. Later in the day, Lema showed up at court. He is accused of passing out drunk on Saturday behind the wheel of his truck with his 3-year-old daughter, who was not wearing a seat belt, next...
  • PBS-Man for President: Ivins Wants Moyers to Run

    07/26/2006 11:13:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 938+ views
    Molly Ivins/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 26, 2006 - 14:00 All those millions the taxpayers have lavished on the Public Broadcasting System over the years haven't been for naught. They've achieved at least one significant thing: given Bill Moyers a base from which to launch a presidential campaign. At least in the mind of Molly Ivins. The headline of her latest column says it all: Run Bill Moyers For President, Seriously While Molly doesn't expect Moyers to win the election or even the nomination, she believes his candidacy would have a salubrious effect on other Democratic contenders. Here's the essence of her...
  • Sergeant Ronald Nowicki will be demoted (cop convicted of drunk driving)

    01/18/2006 5:06:10 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 288+ views ^ | 1 18 06 |
    South Bend, IN - A South Bend police officer, found guilty for drunk driving, learned Wednesday that he's being demoted. Sergeant Ronald Nowicki will be demoted to a corporal. The South Bend Board of Public Safety went above and beyond the police chief's recommendation of a 21-day suspension. Nowicki will also face that 21 day suspension without pay beginning Thursday. In late December, Nowicki pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. Nowicki did not attend Wednesday's hearing, but NewsCenter 16 did speak with him about the decision. He says he does plan to appeal the decision.
  • Ted Kennedy: White House 'Tarnished' by 'Scandal after Scandal'

    11/06/2005 11:31:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 144 replies · 3,690+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/6/05 | NewsMax
    Sen. Ted Kennedy blasted the Bush administration Sunday morning for "subsuming" the nation in "scandal after scandal," saying: "Clearly there has to be a cleaning of the White House." Asked about reports Saturday that Bush ordered his staff to attend ethics training classes, Kennedy told NBC's "Meet the Press": "I think ethics has to be more than a class, doesn't it . . . Ethics has to be a much more basic and fundamental issue." "Clearly there has to be a cleaning of the White House," Kennedy railed. "We have a damaged presidency and a tarnished White House . ....
  • DWI Death Prompts Myrick To Propose Immigration Changes - local police would track illegal aliens

    08/15/2005 7:59:18 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 13 replies · 494+ views
    GASTONIA, N.C. -- Reacting to the death of a North Carolina man in drunken driving accident involving an illegal immigrant, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick on Monday unveiled a proposal that she said would make local police more responsible for tracking illegal immigrants, Myrick said.The legislation would require all state and local law enforcement agencies to report immigration status, deportation orders and failures to appear to the FBI's National Crime Information Center database within 30 days of the incident.
  • Driver says her accident deputy's fault(your not going to believe this lawsuit)

    08/08/2005 1:35:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 2,297+ views ^ | Monday, August 8, 2005 | Richard Roesler
    OLYMPIA – Three years after getting drunk, blowing through a stop sign and triggering a wreck that left her passenger critically injured, a former Idaho resident has filed a $1.5 million claim against Washington's Pend Oreille County for not detaining her before she caused the crash. In her claim, Ashlen Lee says that on June 12, 2002, a county sheriff's deputy stopped her truck around 3:30 a.m. and could see that she had been drinking. But after quizzing her, the deputy let the 17-year-old drive away. The officer said he'd give them a warning," said Lee's attorney, W. Russell Van...
  • DA seeks to revoke bond for man charged with 15th DWI

    06/04/2005 5:27:52 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 6 replies · 468+ views ^ | 6/3/05 | Associated Press
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A man who has 14 previous DWI convictions in other states has been arrested for DWI in Farmington. Jones Manheimer, who is in his 60s, was released from the San Juan County Detention Center Wednesday after Magistrate James Atcitty reduced an initial $100,000 bond to $5,000. District Attorney Lyndy Bennett says he will try to have the higher bond reinstated. The case has been bound over to district court. It has not been assigned to a judge. Bennett said Manheimer is both a flight risk and danger to the community. Public Defender Raymond Archambeau says his...
  • Driver Who Killed 3 Was Drunk (0.43% B.A.!!!)

    05/06/2005 12:46:49 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 10 replies · 484+ views
    WXYZ TV ^ | 5/6/05 | Mikey_1962
    Police say one man is responsible for a car accident that killed a mother and her two small children. According to officials, the suspect was drunk when he slammed into the family’s car, and now he could face murder charges. Officers told 7 Action News that they are investigating the events leading up to the accident. They want to know where the suspect spent his time beforehand, where he could become so intoxicated that his blood alcohol level was more than 5 times the legal limit. Chief William Dwyer, of the Farmington Hills Police, said during a press conference, "Now...
  • Barreto's trial put in peril by drug testimony

    04/22/2005 7:29:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 315+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/22/5 | Bruce Gerstman
    MARTINEZ - While police were seeking Jimena Barreto in connection with the hit-and-run deaths of two Danville children, Barreto asked her building manager to remove cocaine from her apartment, the manager testified Thursday. The jury was not supposed to hear that statement and it could lead to a mistrial. It came after a morning when witnesses testified they saw Barreto, 46, intoxicated and preparing to get behind the wheel on various occasions. "I knew she was a ticking time bomb," said Kathleen McNamara, who met Barreto in a bar a few weeks before the crash. Prosecutors allege that Barreto drove...
  • Jury Duns Stadium Beer Vendor $105M for Injuries Caused by Drunken Fan

    01/22/2005 6:31:49 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 66 replies · 1,380+ views
    New Jersey Law Journal ^ | January 21, 2:58 am ET | Henry Gottlieb
    A New Jersey jury has assessed $105 million in compensatory and punitive damages against Aramark Corp., the nation's leading arena concessionaire, in the case of a girl paralyzed in a crash with a driver drunk on beer served at a Giants football game. The father of the victim says the award will make liquor vendors and arenas do a better job of enforcing their rules against selling alcohol to fans who appear to be intoxicated. The evidence in the case against Aramark showed the driver had consumed the equivalent of 16 12-ounce beers, mostly at Giants Stadium in the Hackensack...
  • Prayer request

    12/05/2004 11:21:04 AM PST · by cupcakes · 48 replies · 649+ views
    A Columbus police officer responding to a prowler call was killed in a head-on crash with another motorist early Saturday.
  • Dom Giordano..guess who's coming to Philly besides Clinton?

    10/22/2004 3:21:14 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 20 replies · 845+ views
    HICCUP KENNEDY!!! He's speaking at a black church on Sunday. Clinton Monday?! SKerry's internals must be BAD BAD BAD!

    04/06/2004 1:06:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 83 replies · 434+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/06/04 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>April 6, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Kennedy yesterday charged that President Bush's credibility was no better than Richard Nixon's - drawing an immediate rebuke from Republicans. A Kennedy spokesman said Sen. John Kerry's campaign was given advance warning of the scathing speech from one of its top supporters, but denied that Kerry consulted with Kennedy on it. In his remarks to the Brookings Institution, a think tank in D.C., Kennedy also said, "Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam."</p>
  • Driver charged in hit-and-run death (miracle baby survives being dragged 1 mile)

    02/05/2004 1:59:37 AM PST · by jaykay · 13 replies · 206+ views
    The Detroit Free Press ^ | 02-05-04 | NANCY A. YOUSSEF AND DAN SHINE
    <p>Ronald Young Jr., 20, was struck and killed while walking with his family Tuesday night. Sherita Wilson, 19, and her and Young's daughter, Deborah Young, 16 months, were injured.</p> <p>Robert Gallas told authorities he thought he'd just hit a branch with his Jeep Liberty -- so he kept driving, unaware he had dragged a baby in a stroller for a mile after killing her father in a collision on an unlit road.</p>
  • A Dishonest War (Ted Kennedy alert)

    01/17/2004 11:54:44 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 67 replies · 434+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/18/04 | Edward M. Kennedy
    Of the many issues competing for attention in this new and defining year, one is of a unique order of magnitude: President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq. The facts demonstrate how dishonest that decision was. As former Treasury secretary Paul H. O'Neill recently confirmed, the debate over military action began as soon as President Bush took office. Some felt Saddam Hussein could be contained without war. A month after the inauguration, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said: "We have kept him contained, kept him in his box." The next day, he said tellingly that Hussein "has...
  • James Bond Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

    10/05/2003 6:34:21 PM PDT · by mhking · 20 replies · 279+ views
    SAN DIEGO -- James Bond says he didn't do it. The Westminster, Calif., man who police allege led them on a chase throughout San Diego County from Carlsbad to San Diego at speeds of up to 125 mph pleaded not guilty Friday to reckless driving and driving under the influence charges. Bond, 55, refused to yield to police when he was instructed to stop, say prosecutors, and was also under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest and possession of a switchblade in a motor vehicle. Officers allege that they stopped Bond on Interstate 5 south at Washington Street when he...