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  • Immigration Investigating DUI Suspect In Deadly Crash

    03/28/2014 7:43:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    CBS4 ^ | March 27, 2014 | CBS4
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Immigration officials are investigating a DUI suspect in a deadly crash that killed an Aurora teen on Monday night.Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, 40, appeared in Arapahoe County Court Wednesday morning. He’s facing several charges, including first-degree murder. The revelation that he has been in the U.S. illegally for at least 10 years is raising a lot of questions. “This is a huge problem. People are being killed in this state as a result of lax enforcement of the law,” said former Republican congressman and candidate for governor Tom Tancredo. According to the arrest affidavit, Olivos-Gutierrez’s blood alcohol level was...
  • Family of 'affluenza' teen settles with victims' families

    03/18/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    The family of Ethan Couch, the teenager who fatally struck a disabled motorist and three good Samaritans last summer while driving drunk near Burleson, has settled lawsuits with some of the victims’ families. The Couch family agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the families of Breanna Mitchell and Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby. The family of youth pastor Brian Jennings has not reached a settlement with Couch’s family. Jennings and the Boyleses had pulled over to help Mitchell, who had stopped after a tire blowout late June 15 in the 1500 block of Burleson-Retta Road. The pickup Couch...
  • More drivers positive for pot in Washington [State]

    03/07/2014 11:28:57 PM PST · by steve86 · 19 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 3/7/2014 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE — More drivers tested positive for marijuana in Washington in 2013 -- the first full year after the state legalized pot -- but officials so far say there's been no obvious, corresponding jump in car accidents. The Washington State Patrol says 1,362 drivers tested positive for having active marijuana in their system -- a jump of just under 25 percent from the year before, even though the patrol had fewer troopers on the road and there was no overall rise in intoxicated driving arrests.
  • Motorists criticize federal study of drunk driving

    02/19/2014 11:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2014 2:39 AM EST | Michael Rubinkam
    Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother’s house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot. There, a woman repeatedly tried to question him about his driving habits and asked for a mouth swab that would detect the presence of illegal or prescription drugs in his system. Nieves refused. Then he sued, contending his rights were violated. His Dec. 13 experience has been repeated...
  • (illegal alien)Man accused in fatal 6th Ave. crash in U.S. illegally, has criminal past

    02/11/2014 8:41:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    KVOA ^ | Feb 11,2014 | Nathan O'Neal
    TUCSON - A 28-year-old man accused of driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old man in an accident on the south side has been in the country illegally for years with a checkered criminal history. News 4 Tucson learned that Juan Miguel Hernandez-Rodriguez, who was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on Saturday, also had an immigration hold placed on him. Hernandez-Rodriguez faces four felony charges, including 2nd degree murder, after a fiery accident on 6th Avenue near the rodeo grounds. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed that Hernandez-Rodriguez is a Mexican national and was previously detained at...
  • Franklin DUI officer found passed out in car at bar avoids arrest

    01/24/2014 8:19:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 44 replies
    WKRN ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Andy Cordan,
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. - A Franklin DUI officer is now the source of controversy after being accused of being drunk and passed out behind the wheel of his private vehicle in November. Officer Brent Rose has since admitted to his mistakes and has been internally reprimanded by the Franklin Police Department; however, questions remain why he wasn't arrested and charged with DUI the night of the incident. According to a police report, Rose drank multiple Jack Daniel's and Coke drinks at Losers Bar and Grille on the night of November 2 before driving to Tin Roof 2 around Midnight where he...
  • Cops to Use Portable Drug Test at New Year's DUI Checkpoints

    12/30/2013 1:05:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    NBC Southern California ^ | Dec. 27, 2013 | Ted Chen and Andrew Lopez
    Authorities plan to crack down on impaired drivers – either drunk or under the influence of drugs – using new DUI technology this New Year’s holiday. A state grant will allow Los Angeles police officers to expand its use of swab testing at DUI checkpoints and jails to check for narcotics use, city officials announced at a press conference on Friday.The grant comes at an opportune time as authorities said they are seeing more incidents of motorists driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said the prevalence of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout...
  • Hey, Rich Kids: If You Get Wasted and Kill People With Your Truck Blame It On “Affluenza”

    12/15/2013 9:48:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies ^ | December 15, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Lawyer’s for 16-year-old Ethan Couch were able to pawn off on a doe-eyed court that “affluenza” was to blame for his stealing beer at WalMart, getting wasted and then plowing his out of control Ford F-350 into a group of folks, killing four. Affluenza? Please. For those who’re not hip to “affluenza“, allow me to help you add another word to that ever growing list of PC terms spun by blame-shifting therapists in order to explain away criminal behavior by little Ethans who need to go to prison instead of a luxury rehab in Newport Beach: Affluenza is a portmanteau...
  • Is it safe? Radioactive Japanese Wave Nears US

    11/29/2013 5:42:58 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-29-2013 | Maxim Lott
    Is it safe? Radioactive Japanese wave nears US By Maxim Lott Published November 29, 2013 In the wake of the deadly tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 and severely damaged a nuclear reactor, Japanese officials say the levels of radiation are safe for everyone outside the reactor area itself. But as radioactive water from the plant nears the West Coast of North America -- the water is expected to hit in 2014 -- can we be sure it's safe?(snip)“There should be no concern among Americans, of any age or location,” Gilbert Ross, executive director of the American Council on...
  • Alleged crack-smoking trooper suspended without pay

    11/26/2013 5:14:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gary J. Remal, Laurel J. Sweet
    A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced. Trooper Shawn D’Amato, 43, who authorities said told EMTs he had smoked crack within an hour of yesterday's crash, was arraigned in his Massachusetts General Hospital bed yesterday on charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. EMTs also observed "apparent track marks on (D'Amato's) arms, suggesting intravenous drug use," Jake Wark, spokesman for...
  • Twice convicted illegal alien sentenced for fatal DUI crash in Va

    10/30/2013 2:53:10 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 ^ | October 29, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, Mecklenburg County Circuit Judge Leslie M. Osborn sentenced Santos Gabriel-Tomas, 30, to 10 years behind bars for killing 61-year-old Maxey Ann Lynch, earlier this year. In August, Gabriel-Tomas pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI manslaughter, DUI second offense and driving without an operator’s license. Gabriel-Tomas speaks only Spanish and required the use of an interpreter throughout his court proceedings. In the early morning hours of April 7, Gabriel-Tomas crashed into a 1999 Ford Escort driven by Lynch, who was a newspaper carrier for The Richmond Times-Dispatch. The Guatemalan national was driving in the wrong direction on U.S. 58 and...
  • Drunken driving deaths dip with recession — but will it last? [WI]

    08/25/2013 10:16:12 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2013 | Rick Romell
    Among the few blessings of the worst recession in seven decades, you might count these: A sharp drop in drunken driving deaths in hard-drinking Wisconsin, and a pronounced downturn in arrests for driving under the influence. After basically rising from the mid-1990s through 2007, fatalities in traffic crashes where at least one driver was drunk plunged by a remarkable 35% in 2008. It wasn't a statistical blip. The annual death counts since then have remained at the new, much-lower levels. Had the pre-recession trend line continued, hundreds more Wisconsin residents arguably would have died in drunken driving crashes over the...
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced in fatal Chambersburg crash ( Obama dreamer )

    08/19/2013 2:27:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The Herald-Mail ^ | August 14, 2013 | JENNIFER FITCH
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — An illegal immigrant who killed two people in a car crash while his deportation was reportedly on hold is headed to state prison for eight years. As part of a plea agreement, Agustin Macias-Marquez, 28, formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., admitted he consumed enough beer to reach .14 blood-alcohol content, drove a car without a license, ran a stop sign and caused a two-vehicle accident that claimed two lives. The broadside collision occurred Dec. 31, 2012, in Chambersburg. The families of victims Heather Coble and Madison J. Perry listened as Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge...
  • Puritanical Government

    06/26/2013 4:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 26,2013 | John Stossel
    People say America is a free country. But what if you want to drink, have a cigarette or make a bet? Government often says "no" to protect us from ourselves. It's as if the government is still run by the Puritans who settled this land four centuries ago. They said pleasure and luxury are sinful. Today's government has a better argument when it seeks to restrict activities that might harm others, but I notice that even then, it often focuses more on things that upset modern-day Puritans. Drinking and driving can be fatal. But government data show that sleeplessness and...
  • MADD Silent on Amnesty Law That Rewards Drunk Drivers

    06/18/2013 3:10:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 18, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    As preposterous as it may seem, illegal immigrants with drunk-driving, domestic violence, aggravated assault and child abuse convictions will qualify for amnesty under the immigration bill pending in the U.S. Senate unless an amendment introduced by a Texas lawmaker is adopted. Incredibly, groups that would normally be vocal on these sorts of issues have remained silent. For instance, the nation’s largest organization working to stop drunk driving and support victims of the violent crime—Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)—refuses to criticize the proposed law even though it will essentially reward those convicted of driving dunk. Through a spokeswoman, MADD said it...
  • Feds Want To Lower Legal Blood Alcohol Limit for Drivers

    05/17/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Altariel · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | May 14, 2013 |
    Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths. More than 100 countries have adopted the .05 alcohol content standard or lower, according to a report by the board's staff. In Europe, the share of traffic deaths attributable to drunken driving was reduced by more than half within...
  • U.S. May Advise Lower Limit for Drunken Driving

    05/14/2013 9:50:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/14/13 | Matthew Wald
    The [National Transportation Safety] Board met to consider recommending that the states reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration by more than a third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent, the national standard that was established a decade ago at the instigation of Congress.
  • Amendment extends E-Verify (Immigration Bill)

    05/02/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The latest version of the Senate immigration bill still repeals E-Verify but keeps it operational in the meantime so businesses in states that require its use can keep using it over the next five years. That change is part of a new 350-page amendment filed late Tuesday by the “Gang of Eight” senators who wrote the bill, which now runs to 867 pages and covers everything from legalizing illegal immigrants to boosting border security to rewriting the legal immigration system. “We have made some technical fixes and clarifying edits to the legislative language, but that’s it. This is a routine...
  • Irish Town Legalizes Drinking and Driving

    03/25/2013 11:40:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4 NYC ^ | Monday, Mar 25, 2013 | Patrick Hickey Jr.
    The Irish town of Kilgarvan passed a law this winter that allows members of its community to drink and drive. Proposed by local pub owner and politician Danny Healy-Rae, the motion allows people who live in country areas to have a few beers before they drive home. Healy-Rae told The New York Times he thinks the measure will help preserve pub culture, lower the risk of suicide and attack isolation in the small town. …
  • Father charged in murder of man who killed his 2 sons

    02/12/2013 6:51:08 AM PST · by Nickname · 47 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | Feb 11 2013 | n/a
    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - A Brazoria County grand jury has indicted a father for the murder of another man. According to investigators, David Barajas shot and killed a drunk driver who hit and killed his two young sons.
  • 'High tolerance' cited in man's drunk driving win

    02/06/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 27 replies ^ | 02-06-2013 | The Local/og
    A 61-year-old caught driving with a blood-alcohol level five times over Sweden's legal limit walked free after a court in southern Sweden cited his high tolerance for alcohol. The man, who works night shifts in Ystad, southern Sweden, told the court he had been drinking heavily on the day he was pulled over by police in November last year, wrote the Skånskan newspaper. He had downed the contents of six small snapps bottles and a full-strength beer during the day leading up to his shift, but this was nothing unusual, he claimed. The 61-year-old explained that he drinks every day,...

    02/04/2013 2:26:43 PM PST · by virgil283 · 56 replies
    instapundit ^ | February 4, 2013 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    “In this era of mass incarceration, the police shouldn’t be trusted any more than any other witness, perhaps less so. That may sound harsh, but numerous law enforcement officials have put the matter more bluntly. . . . Police departments have been rewarded in recent years for the sheer numbers of stops, searches and arrests. In the war on drugs, federal grant programs like the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program have encouraged state and local law enforcement agencies to boost drug arrests in order to compete for millions of dollars in funding. Agencies receive cash rewards for arresting...
  • Joe Biden - Bearing false witness, as usual!

    08/15/2012 6:38:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | August 28, 2008 | ThetownCrier
    n 1972 Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democrat nominee for vice President, lost his wife and young daughter in a car accident. Losing your family in an auto accident is a gut wrenching tragedy, to be sure. No one underestimates that and no ever blamed Mrs. Biden for the accident. Right up there with despicable things one human can do to another, is falsely accusing the innocent of a crime. “Bearing false witness” is even in the 10 commandments, but Mr. Biden’s feigned Catholicism doesn’t let that stop him. Last night CBS Inside Edition reports, “In a striking moment in December...
  • Talking urinal cakes have a message for Michigan men

    07/03/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies ^ | June 28, 2012 | Melissa Anders
    Men who use the restrooms in certain Michigan bars could be in for a surprise when they hear a female voice coming from the urinal. The state is distributing urinal cakes with sensors that play a recorded message urging bar-goers to call a cab or friend for a ride home instead of driving drunk. The recording ends with a reminder: “Oh, and don’t forget, wash your hands.” . . . The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds. The cost is “significantly less” than paid advertising and other sorts of communication, Kindraka said.
  • Mom given bill to clean street after son killed by illegal immigrant driving drunk

    06/25/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25, 2012
    GREENVILLE, SC – A grieving mother told a South Carolina court she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year. Loretta Robinson spoke on June 19 of the emotional and financial toll her son Justin Walker's death had on her as the driver Anna Gonzales, who is an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty in the case.
  • SC congressional candidate arrested for drunk driving with co-ed in the car

    05/25/2012 2:21:56 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 May 2012 | Paul Conner
    Here’s how to ruin your chances at winning a U.S. congressional seat: Get arrested for driving under the influence and unlawfully possessing a firearm, with a female college student who is not your wife in the car.
  • DWI chase rounds and rounds horse track (NM)

    05/09/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    KRQE News 13, ABQ ^ | Friday, 04 May 2012 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - He told police he wanted to pretend he was a race-car driver. The problem is police think he was very drunk when he drove onto a horse track in Hobbs and started doing laps. It wasn't an average call that the Hobbs Police Department responded to just after 1 a.m. Friday. "Nothing like this has happened," Hobbs Officer Mike Stone said. "The casino's been open for several years, and we've never had this type of issue there before." Police said Martin McDonald, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, broke through a gate at the Zia Park Casino...
  • Immigration status questioned for driver tied to patio crash

    03/19/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 19, 2012 | Brian Rogers and Erin Mulvaney
    A suspected drunken driver accused of crashing into a home killing one child and injuring another is being held without bail after a judge heard Monday that he may not be in this country legally. Luis Hector Lopez-Rodriguez, 27, is accused of losing control of the blue Ford Crown Victoria he was driving and plowing in to the front porch of a southwest Houston apartment, where two children were playing during a Saturday night party. During a brief court appearance Monday, Magistrate Judge Blanca Villagomez said federal officials have put a hold on Lopez-Rodriguez, which typically means his immigration status...
  • Man arrested for 3rd suspected DUI in 1 week (3 arrests in 5 days!)

    01/22/2012 5:14:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | January 22, 2012 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Man arrested for 3rd suspected DUI in 1 week IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- An Imperial Beach man was arrested for suspected drunken driving three times in five days, deputies said Sunday. Sheriff's deputies were called to a report of a drunken driver on Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived they found the driver, David Lakarnafeaux, 44, had walked inside a bar on Palm Avenue and Seacoast Drive, Sgt. Ted Greenwald said. When deputies arrested him, they discovered that Lakarnafeaux had already been arrested for the same charge twice last week: on Tuesday by San...
  • Illegal immigrant gets 13 years for fatal DUI

    11/15/2011 1:59:21 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, 11.15.11 | The Associated Press
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- A Mexican man who authorities say was in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a fatal DUI crash in southwest Florida. A Sarasota County judge sentenced 26-year-old Daniel Garcia on Tuesday after he pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter.
  • Man charged with killing pedestrian in hit-and-run (4th time illegal?_

    11/11/2011 7:31:20 PM PST · by milwguy · 8 replies
    jsonline ^ | 11/11/2011 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A man with three prior drunken driving convictions and a revoked license was charged Friday with killing one pedestrian and injuring another in a hit-and-run crash while speeding from police after a day of drinking. Frances Pizarro, 49, was crossing W. Greenfield Ave. at S. 14th St. on Sunday when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by Martin Rodriguez, 41, of Milwaukee, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint charges Rodriguez with seven counts related to the offense, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Pizarro's son, Edward Giovanni Lindsey, 20, who was walking with...
  • Boxborough police arrest illegal immigrant on his sixth DUI charge

    09/25/2011 2:08:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Boston Globe - ^ | 09/25/2011 | Travis Andersen
    A Marlborough man, who was in the country illegally and had been previously deported, was arrested Saturday morning in Boxborough on his sixth drunken driving charge, police said. Boxborough police said that Eduardo Alementa Torres, 48, originally from Mexico, was driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker when an officer stopped him at about 10:45 a.m. The officer saw an open beer bottle on the passenger seat and detected a strong odor of alcohol, police said. Torres failed a field sobriety test and submitted to a breath test, which showed that his blood alcohol level was .09 percent, according...
  • Ex-cop reporting drunk told to hang up

    09/23/2011 5:46:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies ^ | Sept. 23, 2011 | DAVE DORMER
    CALGARY - Following a suspected drunk driver who was weaving all over the highway near Okotoks, retired Mountie Rob Laird grabbed his cellphone and dialed 911. But Laird said he was shocked when after taking his information, the RCMP dispatcher told him to hang up and stop following the suspect SUV as Laird was breaking the province's new distracted driving law. "In all my years (of policing) I never saw anyone drive like this," said Laird, who was an RCMP officer for 10 years in Okotoks, High River and Calgary. "Completely over into the left-hand lane forcing vehicles to take...
  • Chief: Police are to Protect 'Every Person'

    09/23/2011 12:14:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 23, 2011 | Mary MacDonald
    A Milford church with a predominantly Latino congregation hosted a forum Thursday featuring Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin, who emphasized that he expects police officers to protect all residents.A forum on immigration, featuring the Milford police chief, drew a mixed group of longtime residents and recent immigrants to Freedom Life Church Thursday, for a "peaceful dialogue" on a politically charged issue. More than 50 people attended the forum, including the families of Matthew Denice and Richard Grossi, two Milford men who were killed in collisions with drivers who, police say, were illegal immigrants. The meeting was organized by pastors Hector and...
  • Fatal Car Accident Sparks Debate Over Illegal Immigration

    09/13/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    WBUR ^ | Sep 13, 2011 | Bianca Vázquez Toness
    MILFORD, Mass. — Six communities around the state have asked to join a controversial federal fingerprinting program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes. These jurisdictions want to join the program, called Secure Communities, before it becomes mandatory for all states in 2013. But one city isn’t waiting. The town of Milford is small. The latest Census says 25,000 people live in this community off Interstate 495 near Hopkinton. Town officials estimate 2,000 of them are from Ecuador. The men work in roofing, the women in service jobs. After A Fatal Car Accident, A Crackdown On...
  • Illegal immigrant charged with drunken driving in Bridgewater

    09/13/2011 8:47:49 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Taunton Daily Gazette ^ | Sep 13, 2011 | Alice C. Elwell
    BRIDGEWATER — A cell-phone caller alerted police in the nick of time as an erratic driver traveling along Route 24 wiping out traffic cones at 60 mph, headed toward a work crew.
  • Fed Up with Illegals

    09/08/2011 4:44:07 AM PDT · by hiramknight · 11 replies
    Milford Daily News ^ | 9/8/2011 | Brian Benson
    MILFORD — Verne Thayer never met Matthew Denice, but he felt compelled to attend the anti-illegal immigration demonstration held yesterday to support the family of a fellow motorcyclist. "If someone's illegal..... Read more:
  • FoodPolitik: Big Brother in your back seat

    08/01/2011 3:28:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 1, 2011 | Rick Berman
    Remember the Tom Cruise movie “Minority Report?” It was the one where the “Precrime” police unit armed with new technology arrested you before you committed a future crime they could detect. Fast forward to today’s self appointed traffic cops. In their ideal future, any automobile you’ll purchase will have an in-car alcohol detector to stop you from “drinking and driving” before you get the opportunity. (Despite drunken driving fatalities being at an all time low, i.e., one per every 274,244,948 miles driven, some activists can’t rest until they can get to every last drop). To be clear, I’m not talking...
  • Ryan Dunn Drank 6 Shots, 2 Beers: Cops

    06/23/2011 1:46:12 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 46 replies
    NBC Philidelphia ^ | Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 | Updated 2:00 AM EDT | Kelly Bayliss and Teresa Masterson
    No charges will be lodged against West Chester bar for serving "Jackass" star, state police say "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn drank six shots and two beers at Barnaby's in West Chester before getting behind the wheel early Monday morning, Pennsylvania State Police say. Police say that Dunn was legally drunk at the time of the accident that killed him and a friend early Monday morning. Dunn’s blood alcohol level was .196 – twice that of the state’s legal limit of .08 -- when he crashed his Porshe on Rt. 322 killing himself and his passenger Zach Hartwell, according to police....
  • Sheriff: Intoxicated Woman Crashes SUV With 11 Kids Inside

    06/06/2011 11:28:31 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies ^ | June 5, 2011
    The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department said an intoxicated Milwaukee woman was arrested Saturday after she crashed her vehicle with 11 children inside. The crash happened just after 2:00 p.m. on I-94 northbound near 10th Street. The Dodge Durango hit the barrier wall and landed on its roof. Authorities said there were 11 children, between the ages of 2 and 17, inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. The 32-year-old driver is the mother of seven of those children. Five of the kids were transported to Children's Hospital. Their condition has not been made public. The six children who...
  • Illegal Immigrant Arrested in Death of Texas Police Officer

    05/30/2011 9:47:15 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies ^ | May 30, 2011 | FoxNews
    The suspected drunken driver accused in the death of a Houston police officer is in the country illegally, reports. Police say Johoan Rodriguez was drunk when he drove his car into a road block Sunday morning, striking and killing Officer Kevin Will with the Houston Police Department. Rodriguez has since been charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer, felony evading, and possession of a controlled substance. Police say he had .3 grams of cocaine in his pocket along with an alcohol level of .238, according to the station. At a probable cause court hearing late Sunday night, it...
  • Illegal Immigrant Indicted In Deadly Hit & Run

    04/12/2011 4:40:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/12/2011 | WLWT
    Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictment of a man suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 3-year-old boy. Prosecutors said Rodolfo J. Temaj-Felix, 24, was behind the wheel of a car that ran a red light on April 2. The car then struck two people in a crosswalk on Westwood Avenue -- 3-year-old Shakir West and his mother, Niya Taylor -- as they walked to day care. West died from his injuries. Taylor suffered a broken ankle, leg, clavicle, neck and ribs. She remains hospitalized in serious condition. Prosecutors said Temaj-Felix was driving without a valid driver's...
  • Defendants put the drunken driving test on trial

    04/03/2011 3:47:30 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 38 replies ^ | 03/27/2011 | Leonora LaPeter Anton
    Laura Barfield spends a lot of time these days swinging around Florida in her state-issued Chevy to defend the technology that the state uses to catch drunken drivers. As the state's chief defender of the breath-testing Intoxilyzer, her job is to assure everyone that the most challenged of all forensic tests is accurate and reliable. In recent weeks, she has been called to testify in Sarasota, Hillsborough and Port St. Lucie counties. In the weeks ahead, she has dates with courtrooms in Taylor, Lake, Leon, Pinellas and Escambia. It has gotten to the point where the state's breath-testing machine is...
  • 17-year-old accused in Chesterfield wreck now facing manslaughter charges

    03/21/2011 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 2 replies
    Virginia State Police say this morning that a 17-year-old accused in a wrong-way wreck early Saturday that killed two on the Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield has been charged with two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
  • Two dead after juvenile drives on the wrong side of Powhite Parkway

    03/19/2011 9:01:30 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 24 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | 3/19/11 | Laura Geller
    CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- Police say a drunk teen driver was going the wrong way on the Powhite Parkway and hit another car. The accident happened just before 2:30 Saturday morning in the southbound lanes of the Powhite near the Reams Rd. overpass. Several people called 911 about a SUV driving the wrong way on the Powhite. A source tells me a police cruiser was nearly hit by the alleged drunk 17-year-old driver while looking for the vehicle. Unfortunately they were too late. From the looks of the wreckage, you would think emergency responders used the jaws of life to get...
  • Illegal immigrant involved in fatal Fairfax crash

    03/15/2011 6:55:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 15,2011 | Tom Jackman
    A Fairfax County man died Monday night after his car was forced into oncoming traffic near Fort Belvoir by a repeat drunk driver, who had previously been deported for entering the country illegally, authorities said Tuesday.Carlos Sanchez-Ramos, 33, was charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter and other counts. The victim was identified as Paul J. Krause, 54, of Glenbarr Court in Fairfax Station. After the crash, police said Sanchez-Ramos climbed out of the car with a three-year-old boy and ran away. Police arrested him a short distance away on Route 1. Court records indicate his blood-alcohol content was roughly twice the...
  • Senator wants alcohol breath-test machine in your car!

    03/12/2011 6:53:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 126 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 11, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is the lead player in a legislative effort, already endorsed by a handful of other senators, that would spend $60 million to develop a program that would charge consumers for the costs of installing drunk-driving interlock devices in vehicles. The proposal, S.510, was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate by Udall, who was joined by Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., West John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. The legislation actually doesn't call for the technology to be installed in...
  • Wrong-Way Driver's Victim Laid to Rest, Suspect Transferred to Jail

    01/07/2011 5:07:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WTMJ ^ | January 6, 2011 | Tom Murray with Jay Sorgi
    MILWAUKEE - An alleged wrong way drunk driver accused of killing a 34-year-old mother has made an appearance in court after being released from the hospital. 41-year-old Leopoldo Salas-Gayton spent Friday morning in the Milwaukee County Jail after having cash bond set at $200,000.
  • Woman Injured by Illegal Immigrant Speaks Out

    01/07/2011 2:43:36 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Todays TMJ4 ^ | Story Updated: Jan 6, 2011 | Heather Shannon
    MILWAUKEE - The man who drove the wrong way on New Year's Day at 7:15 a.m. was charged Wednesday. Leopoldo Salas Gaytan, 41, of Milwaukee, faces 25 years behind bars for hitting two cars and killing a woman while driving drunk. His blood alcohol level was .145, nearly twice the legal limit. "I have been in shock. Here I was able to walk away and someone else loses their life," Susan Roedel said. Roedel was driving home from her third shift job New Year's Day when Salas Gaytan is accused of plowing in to her. She survived, but the woman...
  • Teen charged in crash that killed student, father

    12/21/2010 11:59:10 PM PST · by ruination · 9 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Greg Hardesty
    SANTA ANA – A teenager was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter in connection with a high-speed car crash early Saturday that claimed the lives of a popular Oxford Academy senior and his father. Rafael Lopez, 18, of Anaheim, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon at Men's Central Jail in Santa Ana on charges that could send him to state prison for up to 13 years if he is convicted, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. Lopez is charged with having a .13 blood alcohol level – the legal limit for someone his age...