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  • Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore City

    09/30/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 34 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | September 30, 2014 | Unspecified
    BALTIMORE (WJZ/CBS NEWS)—The Baltimore bullet has been arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore City early Tuesday morning. Michael Phelps was arrested around 1:40 a.m. in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 by Maryland Transportation Authority police. Follow CBS Baltimore on Twitter for the latest. MDTA released the following statement: “A MDTA police officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City when a White 2014 Land Rover entered the radar’s area of influence at excessive speed (84 mph in a 45 mph zone). The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound I-95, through the tunnel and initiated...
  • Wow! Democrat Landrieu Helps Supporter Conduct Keg Stand

    09/21/2014 8:56:00 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:45 PM | Jim Hoft
  • McCrum faces contempt of court charges.Prosecutor in Perry case has legal troubles

    09/19/2014 8:43:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies ^ | 09/18/2014 | By: Will Weissert
    AUSTIN — The special prosecutor who secured two felony abuse of power indictments against Gov. Rick Perry is facing his own legal problems after a decision by Texas’ highest criminal court to renew a contempt of court case against him. Prosecutors filed a contempt of court motion against San Antonio-based attorney Michael McCrum in January, after a separate case the previous fall. In it, one of McCrum’s clients was convicted of manslaughter for driving his car the wrong-way down an interstate with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit, and sparking a head-on crash that killed two men.
  • Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

    09/18/2014 4:23:21 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 27 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 17 September 2014 | AP
    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.
  • Huffington Post under fire for hiring 9/11 truther who killed a guy to cover National Security

    09/04/2014 12:00:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It’s hard to think of a worse candidate for a reporter covering national security issues than a once-committed 9/11 truther, but The Huffington Post apparently could. “The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau has hired professional football player and 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth as a fellow, covering national security,” Politico’s Dylan Byers wrote in a lede that would not seem out of place in The Onion. The Huffington Post was apparently not deterred by either Stallworth’s controversial views on the September 11 attacks, or his concern that the swine flu vaccine was part of an elaborate plot, or his criminal record....
  • Court documents: Suspect in deadly Eastern Shore crash had BAC nearly four times legal limit

    Accomack County, Va. – The suspect in a deadly car crash on the Eastern Shore, Bonifilio Velazquez, has previously been found guilty of driving without a license in Accomack County three times, according to online court records. Court documents also provide more details about the night of the crash, which killed three people: Diann Jones, 55, Arnette Chandler, 58, and A’Janae Jones, 12. They had been attending a family reunion when their car was hit head-on in the Keller area on Rt. 13 Saturday, Aug. 30. Police say Velazquez, the driver of the car that hit them, had been drinking....
  • Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

    08/08/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 153 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8th, 2014 | Radley Balko
    Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. They also point to studies showing that in other states that have legalized pot for medical purposes, we’ve seen an increase in the number of drivers testing positive for the drug who were involved in fatal car accidents. The anti-pot group SAM recently pointed out that even before the first...
  • Driver who killed teen posts his totaled car online with smiley face

    07/31/2014 3:00:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 7/31/14 | Paul Walsh
    A 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy clung to life for days before dying after a suspected drunken driver, without a valid license, fled one crash on a north-metro highway and ran into the teen’s car down the road moments later, authorities said. SNIP On the Saturday before McCarthy died, Vanwagner posted photos of what was left of his vehicle on his Facebook page and wrote, “That’s her front end after I got done with her lol.” He signed that message with a smiley face.
  • Chronic Drunk Driver Kills Child After 150 Arrests, Gets Five Years

    06/18/2014 11:47:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/17/2014 | Inquisitr
    Drunk driver Ricky Weeden was sentenced for his involvement in the death of a 4-year-old child, whom he reportedly struck with his car in October 2012. The sentence understandably has people outraged, since it was the 56-year-old man’s 150th arrest and the sixth of his multiple DUI arrests. According to, the deceased’s 10-year-old brother was also injured in the hit-and-run accident. Still, despite the damage and the long history of disorderly conduct, Ricky Weeden was able to reach a plea deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash, and driving with a revoked...
  • Substance abuse counselor weeps after getting 55-to-life for fatal DUI

    06/12/2014 3:08:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Juen 12, 2014 | Natalie O'Neill
    A drug abuse counselor who drove drunk and struck a pedestrian — then drove around with the dying man on her windshield — bawled her eyes out in court as she was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison on Thursday. A teary-eyed Sherri Lynn Wilkins, 53, was convicted of second-degree murder, drunken driving and a hit-and-run — after killing Phillip Moreno in an LA suburb in 2012. After plowing into him, Wilkins drove for two miles with Moreno on her windshield, until other motorists swarmed her car at a traffic light and called the cops, prosecutors said. Her...
  • Outcry as businessman gets work-release after 7 DUIs, car crash

    06/01/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 01 June 2014 | Michael Martinez and Dan Simon
    Joseph Shaun Goodman's seventh arrest for DUI was as sensational as it gets. Police chased him in his Ferrari at more than 90 mph in downtown Olympia, Washington. A passenger, whom Goodman had just met at a bar, begged to leave the car, and his wish was granted while the car slowed. Goodman crashed his sports car, a 2000 model worth $70,000, into a house and two cars. The tall, tan businessman was finally arrested behind the wheel in a church parking lot with police drawing their guns on him just before midnight December 29. Cops noted his watery, bloodshot...
  • ‘Affluenza’ teen’s family to pay victim $2M

    05/06/2014 11:18:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 1:29 PM EDT
    The family of a Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has agreed to pay more than $2 million to the family of a boy left paralyzed by the accident. Tarrant County court documents show that the liability insurer of Ethan Couch’s parents agreed to pay more than $1 million in cash and the rest in two annuities to a trust established for Sergio Molina. …
  • California rep sued over DUI death, questions raised about ties to driver [suspended license]

    04/24/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies ^ | 24-April-2014 |
    California Rep. Lois Capps is being sued by the family of a young woman who was killed in a drunk-driving accident by one of her staffers, amid allegations her office initially tried to help the aide -- before abruptly cutting him off when the victim was taken off life support. Raymond Victor Morua III, an Iraq war veteran, was employed as a district representative for the Democratic congresswoman when he struck 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies in a crosswalk on Dec. 6. Morua pleaded guilty on April 15 to hitting Dies with his Dodge Caliber and fleeing the scene after attending...
  • Rep. Eagle on DUI Arrest: Not 'Complete and Accurate Picture' (Drunken Taco Bell Run)

    04/22/2014 3:13:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Naples News ^ | April 22, 2014
    A Southwest Florida lawmaker who advocated for a new state law to drug test all elected officials was arrested early Monday and accused of drunken driving, Tallahassee Police Department officials say. State Rep. Dane Eagle, 30, R-Cape Coral, was arrested around 2 a.m. after hitting a curb and running a red light near the campus of Florida State University, police say. Tallahassee police say Eagle’s vehicle was first noticed after leaving a Taco Bell near the university campus. “When the defendant exited, he stumbled to his left and fell against the rear passenger door of his vehicle,” the police report...
  • Man who drove car into SXSW festival was wannabe rapper with six kids

    03/14/2014 4:40:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    The man being held in Austin for that fatal car assault at the South by Southwest festival was in town to perform during it, according to reports. Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, is an aspiring rapper who goes by the name KillingAllBeatz or K.A.B254. Mixes, posted on a SoundCloud account that matches his rapper name and mugshot, have attracted scores of comments in the past 24 hours.
  • Feds To End Controversial Secret Alcohol Testing At Roadblocks

    03/12/2014 7:58:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies ^ | March 12, 2014 | Patrick George
    Feds To End Controversial Secret Alcohol Testing At Roadblocks After drawing considerable ire from the public over a program that tested drivers for drug and alcohol use — the latter secretly and without their consent — federal transportation officials today said they will no longer surreptitiously collect breath samples from drivers at roadblocks. The Associated Press reports that a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official said roadblock testers will now get motorists' permission before using a passive alcohol sensor, which previously gathered breath samples before drivers could consent to the study. NHTSA has been conducting their National Roadside Survey of...
  • 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.
  • Miami-Dade Police Officer Told Florida Highway Patrol ("Stick Together" Before DUI Arrest)

    03/04/2014 5:36:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 | Brian Hamacher
    Trooper They Needed to "Stick Together" Before DUI Arrest: FHPA Miami-Dade Police officer pleaded with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper that they needed to "stick together" before he was arrested for driving under the influence during a traffic stop in Plantation, authorities said. Officer Albert Steven Coriat, 40, was arrested back on Feb. 16 following the stop on Florida's Turnpike near mile marker 59, according to an FHP report released Monday. According to the report, the trooper spotted a gray vehicle trying to make an illegal U-turn and stopped the car. When the trooper approached the car, he saw the...
  • Kerry Kennedy Is Found Not Guilty of Driving While Impaired

    02/28/2014 12:07:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/28/2014 | By JOSEPH BERGER
    WHITE PLAINS — After nearly 20 months of buildup, the misdemeanor trial of Kerry Kennedy ended on Friday in a breakneck blur, as jurors took one hour to find her not guilty of driving under the influence of a drug. The five-day trial, which featured a riveting turn on the witness stand by Ms. Kennedy, 54, was centered on an act that neither she nor prosecutors dispute: On July 13, 2012, she drove her Lexus S.U.V. erratically after swallowing Zolpidem, a generic form of the sleep medication Ambien. She sideswiped a tractor-trailer on a highway in Westchester County before she...
  • Man arrested for DWI after testing negative on breath, blood tests

    02/25/2014 6:53:55 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | TONY PLOHETSKI
    One man endured a night in jail and a criminal case hanging over his head for year, only to have prosecutors say they don’t think he was even guilty of a crime... A voluntary breath test showed he hadn't had too much to drink. He blew a 0.00 on the breath test. "I told them I would take a blood sample as well, just to prove that I didn't have anything in my system," Davis said. That test looked for seven types of drugs in his system, and Davis tested negative for all of them.
  • Frail Ethel Kennedy attends daughter’s drugged driving trial

    02/24/2014 7:42:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-24-14 | Laurel Babcock and Bob Fredericks
    A frail Ethel Kennedy showed up at the Westchester County courthouse this morning to support her daughter Kerry Kennedy on the first day of her trial on drugged driving charges. Ethel Kennedy, the 85-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was in a wheelchair and accompanied by an unidentified man and woman when she entered the courtroom shortly after 9 a.m. Kerry Kennedy had hoped to avoid a trial, but her bid to have the case tossed failed last week after a judge denied her motion to have the case dropped because she supposedly took a sleeping pill by accident....
  • Kerry Kennedy 'set to admit leaving the scene of an accident,,,

    02/23/2014 2:18:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-24-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Kerry Kennedy may agree to a plea deal over driving while drugged charges stemming from a 2012 accident so she can continue her extensive human rights work. Kennedy, 54, is afraid a conviction would bring with it restrictions that would curtail her international travels – she has visited several dozen countries on humanitarian missions. The plea deal was previously discussed between her legal team and prosecutors before being shelved, but her attorneys have brought it back to the table with her trial slated to start Monday, according to the New York Daily News. Lawyers originally tabled the deal while preparing...
  • Man, 25, killed in wrong-way crash on I-275 (Tampa)

    02/21/2014 5:05:54 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Bay News9 ^ | 2/21/14 | Ashley Jeffery/Erin Maloney
    -- A Riverview man was killed early Friday morning when he was involved in a wrong-way crash on I-275. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Chase Kaleb Leveille, 25, was driving a 1993 red Honda Civic north in the center lane of southbound I-275 near Bearss Avenue at 2:35 a.m. Troopers said Leveille was going the wrong way for three miles before hitting an Enterprise rental truck heading south in the center lane at the same time. Investigators said the two vehicles collided head-on just north of Bearss Avenue. The vehicles skidded about 500 feet before coming to rest in...
  • Sheriff's Office releases reports from judge's DUII arrest after DA declines to prosecute [Oregon]

    02/16/2014 10:01:28 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    The Oregonian - OregonLive ^ | February 12, 2014 | Rebbeca Woolington
    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released police reports about the January impaired driving arrest of Circuit Court Judge Donald Letourneau, who was cleared this week of criminal wrongdoing. The reports, disclosed Tuesday in response to a public records request, offer some new details about the incident, which was reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Letourneau has been a judge for 21 years in Washington County. The district attorney’s office Tuesday released its charging decision, which stated prosecutors could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Letourneau, 63, was driving impaired.
  • Chuck Norris smokes marijuana debate

    01/26/2014 9:10:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Mr. Norris, with Washington and Colorado recently legalizing pot smoking and their football teams (Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos) being in the Super Bowl, some have asked whether there is going to be added marijuana use during this year’s Super Bowl. And President Barack Obama recently said that he doesn’t think marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol. What do you think, Chuck? Is it? – “Trying to Make Sense of Sensimilla” in Seattle I understand the arguments for the legalization of marijuana: It can generate tax revenue. It can reduce illegal supply and demand. It can strip power from cartels...
  • Tulsa (Oklahoma) Man Accused of Taking Toddler on Drunken Horse Ride

    01/25/2014 11:23:11 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Tusla World ^ | January 21, 2014 | KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
    Tulsa man accused of taking toddler on drunken horse ride A Tulsa man who was once charged on an out-of-state child endangerment complaint was arrested by police Monday after he allegedly was seen riding a horse with a 3-year-old child while intoxicated. Dennis Carl Byers, 38, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on child neglect and public intoxication complaints, jail records show. Byers was spotted by Tulsa police about 8 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of East 56th North on a horse with a small child, Byers' arrest report said. Officers who stopped Byers observed that he had blood...
  • 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...
  • Bieber parties with dad hours after DUI arrest

    01/24/2014 1:01:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-24-2014 | Sean Piccoli
    A drag-racing DUI bust couldn’t keep Justin Bieber from one of his his favorite underage pastimes: A newly released photo shows the hard-partying heartthrob appearing to chill with his dad over booze just hours after he was bailed out of a Miami jail, the Daily Mail reported. And the collateral damage from Bieber’s Miami jaunt keeps spreading: Three Florida cops who squired the 19-year-old “Beauty and a Beat” crooner to area strip clubs were suspended this week, CNN reported. +++++++++++++++ But he made bail — and a showy exit from a Miami detention center — as questions swirled about his...
  • David Cassidy arrested for DUI for third time since 2010

    01/11/2014 6:19:53 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 109 replies ^ | January 11, 2014 | Kevin Murphy
    David Cassidy, a former teen idol and star of the 1970s U.S. television series "The Partridge Family," was arrested in California on Friday night on suspicion of drunken driving — his third such arrest since 2010. Cassidy, 63, was stopped on a road near Los Angeles International Airport after making a right turn on a red light in violation of a posted sign, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. After smelling alcohol coming from Cassidy's vehicle, an officer gave him a field sobriety test that showed a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, the patrol said. That...
  • Police: CBS reporter charged with DUI, battery

    01/05/2014 5:58:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Jan 5, 2013 | Adam Sege
    Police: CBS reporter charged with DUI, battery By Adam Sege Tribune reporter 1:53 a.m. CST, January 5, 2014 An investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the lives of children after a minor accident outside a Naperville fast food restaurant early Saturday, police said. Dave Savini, whose age was not released, was arrested shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday after fleeing the scene of the accident, Naperville Police Department Cmdr. Jason Arres said. Police were alerted about 12:20 a.m. to an incident involving Savini and another driver in the parking lot of a...
  • 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...
  • Breathalyzer for Pot Hits Los Angeles

    12/31/2013 9:27:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Mon, Dec 30, 2013 | David Downs
    The car and weed capital of the world has become one of the first major cities to roll out a breathalyzer for pot. Sort of. ABC News is reporting that the LA City Attorney is deploying oral swab tests in the field that can detect the presence of marijuana’s main active ingredient, THC. The swabs could lead to convictions for driving under the influence. issue of CULTURE magazine, such swabs are not breathalyzers in the traditional sense. They can’t tell officers how much THC you have in your system. But combined with ‘zero tolerance’ ‘per se’ laws like those in...
  • Eighties icon Kelly LeBrock ‘charged with DUI for going DOUBLE the legal limit’

    12/25/2013 3:23:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23:27 EST, 24 December 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Kelly LeBrock has reportedly been charged with a DUI after going twice the legal limit. The Gisele Bundchen of the 80s—who was in such massive hits as Weird Science and The Woman In Red—allegedly had a blood alcohol limit of 0.16 percent (the legal limit is 0.08 percent) when she was pulled over by police in Santa Barbara in November. The 53-year-old will face a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail, but according to TMZ, if she is convicted, she will likely be put on probation and be required to take an alcohol education course. …
  • Dumb, dumber and dumbest: Three friends ALL done for DUI after systematically calling each other ...

    12/24/2013 5:55:51 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    for rides from the police stationCarmen Reatequi, 34, was arrested for DUI about 1.45am on Monday in Readington, New Jersy Reatequi called her friend, Nina Petracca, 23, to pick her up, but she was also arrested for DUI Ryan Hogan, 33, was then called to pick up both women, but he too was given a DUI charge 'Is there anyone else you can call?'
  • Refusing a sobriety test during the holidays not an option

    12/16/2013 8:56:37 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 150 replies
    Valleycentra ^ | 12.15.2013 | Valeria Aponte
    Troopers all across Texas are going after drunk drivers this holiday season. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is aiming to lower the amount of drunk drivers across the state by increasing the amount of troopers, working overtime, and enforcing stricter rules. No refusals are among the stricter rules being enforced, meaning if an officer believes you are drunk and asks you to take a blood test you will most likely have to still take one. If you say no, the officer will get a warrant from a judge immediately to get your blood specimen. Saying no to a...
  • DUI Checkpoint -- Oath Violators

    12/14/2013 2:06:35 PM PST · by DariusBane · 84 replies ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | westerberg
  • ffluent drunk driving teen who killed 4 sentenced to probation on 'affluenza' defense

    12/12/2013 4:22:04 AM PST · by Wolfie · 56 replies ^ | 12/12/13
    Affluent drunk driving teen who killed 4 sentenced to probation on 'affluenza' defense A Texas teen was sentenced to just 10 years of probation and forced to enter alcohol rehabilitation for killing four people and injuring two others when he crashed his car into them while inebriated. Ethan Couch, 16, had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.24 when he crashed into four people who had pulled over to assist a stranded driver on June 15. Couch’s BAC was three times the legal limit for an adult over the age of 21. Prosecutors said Couch and his friends had stolen...
  • Respecting Juries

    12/09/2013 3:20:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 12-9-2013 | Clay Conrad
    A Texas jury was recently lambasted in open court for committing jury nullification by visiting judge Jerry Ray because they acquitted a defendant in a driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. Judge Ray went so far as to equate the jury’s verdict with the acquittal of O.J. Simpson. Unfortunately, like many judges, Judge Ray did not understand what jury nullification is, what juries do, or his own obligations as a judge. Jury nullification occurs when a criminal jury votes not guilty, in spite of proof of guilt beyond reasonable doubt, because they believe the law is either unjust or is being...
  • Video Shows Monticello Mayor Cursing, Breaking Clock After DWI Arrest (Playing the race card)

    11/25/2013 8:00:35 AM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/24/13 | staff
    He was taken into custody after showing up to take a look at a serious car accident on Main Street. A volunteer firefighter noticed the mayor looked drunk, according to police, and notified law enforcement. Jenkins was arrested on the spot.~snip~ “Don’t call me mayor,” Jenkins replies. “Call me n****r, because that’s what I am when I’m right here in handcuffs. But you know something? I don’t give a f**k.”
  • San Marcos woman gets life in prison after 6th DWI

    09/20/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Austin Am. Statesman ^ | 09/18/2013 | By Jeremy Schwartz
    A Hays County jury on Wednesday sentenced a San Marcos woman to life in prison after her sixth conviction of driving while intoxicated. Rose Ann Davidson, 44, was arrested by a Kyle police officer in the early morning hours of July 27, 2012, on Interstate 35 after he observed her driving erratically. The officer concluded she was intoxicated and found an open container of beer in her vehicle. Davidson had five prior convictions for driving while intoxicated dating back to 1996 and had only recently been released from prison, Hays County officials said. The trial took place in front of...
  • Pa. man charged with DUI on riding lawn mower

    09/19/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    <p>A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer _ on a riding lawn mower.</p> <p>Murrysville police say they found 55-year-old Thomas Marrone driving the mower along a road just before 1:30 a.m. Aug. 30.</p>
  • Tennessee to roll out “No Refusal” blood-draw DUI checkpoints for Labor Day

    09/02/2013 6:46:50 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    Labor Day: another holiday, another excuse to push the limits of the police power over citizens. All across the state, Tennessee police will be performing another round of highly-publicized “no refusal” blood-draw DUI checkpoints this weekend. With police armed with a 2012 law that allows them to forcibly extract blood from drivers, its a bad time to be a citizen who does not consent to searches. Forcible blood draws began in Tennessee in 2009, being used only for cases of vehicular assault. In all other circumstances, the blood draws were not forcible. They could be declined, with the understanding the...
  • Truck driving against traffic encounters Covington Police cruiser on overpass

    07/14/2013 7:01:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/14/13 | Kim Chatelain
    A Covington Police officer narrowly averted a head-on collision with a vehicle driving against traffic on the Collins Boulevard overpass early Sunday morning, a near accident that led to the arrest of three occupants in the vehicle who were "highly intoxicated," authorities said. State Police arrested the three suspects in the vehicle shortly after the incident at 2:40 a.m., according to Covington Police.The Covington officer involved in the incident was about to cross the overpass at Claiborne Hill when he observed a white, 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck traveling northbound on the southbound lane of the two-lane bridge. The officer...
  • Citing flight risk, judge sets bond for Porsche driver charged with 2 DUI manslaughter deaths

    07/04/2013 6:25:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 4, 2013 | Erika Pesantes and David Fleshler
    When she fatally struck two men in Fort Lauderdale with her mother's Porsche, Alyza Rachel Russell had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, police say. At a hearing Wednesday, a Broward judge set the 22-year-old's bond at $450,000, after a prosecutor said she had told a co-worker she planned to flee to Europe. Russell, who works at a South Florida dental equipment repair company, holds dual U.S. and British citizenship. Assistant State Attorney Eric Linder called her a flight risk, saying she had reapplied for a passport with the British consulate, appeared to have paid...
  • What To Do If You're Pulled Over And Arrested For DUI

    06/20/2013 3:18:55 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 92 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    What To Do If You’re Pulled Over And Arrested For DUI Here’s the straight story on what to do if you’re pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. 1. Find a safe place to pull over. Remember that, as soon as the police officer decides to pull you over for drunk driving (DUI/DWI), he starts making observations that he will put in the police report. This document can have a significant impact on the outcome of both your criminal trial and your DMV hearing. One of the first things the officer does is make a mental note of how you...
  • Cops: DUI suspect gave officer Miller Lite when asked for license

    06/18/2013 9:36:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    KIRO 7 via WPXI ^ | June 17, 2013 | Casey McNerthney
    A drunken man who was stopped by police handed the officer a Miller Lite when asked for his license, police said. Prosecutors said the behavior by Omar Medina, 26, isn't surprising. They said he habitually drives without his license and this is his fourth arrest for an alcohol-related driving offense investigation. He's been charged with felony DUI. --snip-- "I asked him for his driver's license and he handed me the can of Miller Lite," Lorette wrote. Lorette eventually gave his identification card, and once he was put in handcuffs police said he was upset. "Omar became combative and said he...
  • Sober driver charged with DUI... even though he had a 0.000 blood-alcohol content [AZ]

    06/10/2013 10:15:50 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 64 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 9 June 2013 | James Daniel
    An Ohio man was charged with DUI after her was pulled over by the police, despite the fact that a breathalyzer test showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.000. 64-year-old Jessie Thornton who now lives in Surprise, Arizona said cops told him that they could tell he was drunk simply by looking at him. -snip- Surprise Police Department paperwork shows Thornton was 'pulled over for crossing the white line in his lane.' 'An officer walked up and he said ‘I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes.’ I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve...
  • Study: Many designated drivers found to have been drinking, too

    06/10/2013 2:41:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM
    Thirty-five percent of people in U.S. bars who said they were designated drivers had blood-alcohol levels high enough to impair their driving, researchers say. Adam Barry, an assistant professor of health education and behavior at the University of Florida, and his team recruited patrons as they left bars in a restaurant and bar district of a major university town in the Southeast between 10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. across six Friday nights before home football games in fall 2011. …
  • Man With 8 Prior DUI Convictions Tells Deputies Beer Is His Coffee

    06/08/2013 3:52:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 | Alexandra Leon
    Phillip Jordan, 58, was arrested after pulling into a KFC drive-through window while intoxicated.An Ocala man with eight prior DUI convictions is being held on bond after pulling into a fast food restaurant drive-through window while intoxicated. Phillip P. Jordan, 58, was arrested Thursday after driving drunk into the KFC at 7610 Southeast Maricamp Road Thursday, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office incident report. After being arrested, Jordan told police he had drank beer for breakfast and that beer is his 'coffee,' the report said. A deputy who was at the KFC first noticed Jordan when the blue Nissan...
  • 1,021 drivers stopped at Burbank DUI checkpoint; 0 were drunk

    06/04/2013 5:00:23 AM PDT · by relictele · 107 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03 June 2013 | Alene Tchekmedyian
    A sobriety checkpoint in Burbank on Saturday that screened 1,021 drivers yielded zero arrests, police reported.