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  • Police: Woman who admitted to drinking 8 beers crashes into beer distributor

    07/15/2016 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | uncredited
    BUTLER, Pa. — A woman who was drunk on beer crashed into a beer distributor Thursday, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at Inside Butler County reported. Lynly Broge, 53, of Butler crashed her car into the side of O’Donnell’s Beer Distributor on Route 68 in Oakland Township. According to Inside Butler County, Broge’s vehicle crossed the center line, traveled into the parking lot and struck a block wall. State police said in a criminal complaint obtained by Inside Butler County that the entire front end of the vehicle went through the building’s wall. The complaint said Broge admitted to drinking...
  • DWI Driver Who Impaled Pedestrian and Drove Home Is Illegal Alien

    06/30/2016 7:14:40 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 38 replies
    The Conservative TreeHouse ^ | June 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Perhaps you’ve read or heard about the 29-year-old California driver, Stacey Sanchez, who was driving drunk, hit a pedestrian, and continued driving home with most of his body impaled in the front windshield. One of 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen’s severed legs was also sticking out the back window when Sanchez parked and went inside her home to sleep. If you read yesterday’s local media update to the horrific story, when Ms. Sanchez appeared in court, way down at the bottom of the article you’ll find this: […] Superior Court Judge James Mangione kept Sanchez’ bail at $1.5 million. She also...
  • Texas Man Gets Life in Prison for 9th DWI Conviction

    06/09/2016 4:30:25 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 11 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | Jun 08, 2016 6:11 PM CST | Christie Green
    CONROE, Texas (CBS NEWS)-- A Houston man convicted of drunken driving nine times since 1980 has been sentenced to life in prison. The Montgomery County judge who sentenced Donald Middleton on Tuesday said the 56-year-old man is a habitual offender. Middleton pleaded guilty last week to driving drunk in a May 2015 traffic accident. Investigators say Middleton was arrested after he fled on foot after the wreck, ran to a store and begged the clerks not to turn him in. Prosecutors say Middleton has already served four prison terms for alcohol-related convictions.
  • Michigan Teen Challenging Warrantless Breathalyzer Law

    06/08/2016 1:29:44 PM PDT · by Theoria · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08 June 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    A Michigan teen who was ticketed — as a passenger — for balking at taking a Breathalyzer test says that she refused because the detective did not have a warrant. Now 17-year-old Casey Guthrie has filed a federal lawsuit against the cop who slapped her with the $100 citation last month. The honor student is also challenging the constitutionality of a Michigan law that makes it a civil infraction for anybody under age 21 to refuse a police officer's request to blow into the device — and does not require the cop to produce a warrant. "No adequate remedy exists...
  • Montgomery County Judge Gives Man Life Sentence After Ninth DWI Conviction

    06/08/2016 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 29 replies
    ABC13 ^ | June 7, 2016
    Montgomery County Judge Gives Man Life Sentence After Ninth DWI Conviction A Montgomery County judge has sentenced a man to life in prison after he was found guilty of drinking and driving a ninth time. Donald Middleton was arrested May 30, 2015 on a DWI charge. It was his ninth since 1980. Authorities say Middleton was trying to turn at a stop sign but didn't stay in his lane and struck another vehicle nearly head-on. After the wreck, he ran to a nearby convenience store and begged the clerk to hide him. "He tried to flee, get away. He called...
  • Former NASA astronaut (Jim Halsell) charged (murder) in double-fatal crash

    06/07/2016 11:16:11 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Stephanie Taylor
    A former NASA astronaut suspected of drunken driving was charged with the murders of two young girls killed in a crash early Monday. Enlarge James Halsell Jr., 59, of Huntsville was charged with the murders of two young girls killed in a crash early Monday. Alabama State Troopers arrested James Halsell Jr., 59, after a preliminary investigation of the two-vehicle crash. Naomi Deona James, 13, and Jayla Latrice Parler, 11, were killed, said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Senior Trooper Reginal King. Brent Mayor Dennis Stripling said that the girls live in Texas. He had picked them up and was...
  • Roger Clinton -- DUI Arrest in California ... Impeccable Timing (UPDATE: MUG SHOT)

    06/06/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 142 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 6/6/2016
    Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law is sitting in a jail cell after getting busted for DUI in Southern California ... just 2 days before the crucial CA primary vote.
  • Homeland Security names illegal immigrant to 10 most wanted fugitives list

    03/31/2016 6:33:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security officials Wednesday named an illegal immigrant whom police accuse of killing a young woman in a drunken-driving accident to their list of 10 most wanted fugitives, hoping to capture a man who’s become a black eye for immigration agents. Agents failed to respond in February to pick up Eswin Mejia, 19, after he was charged with vehicular homicide by Omaha, Nebraska, authorities. . . . ICE Director Sarah Saldana appeared to stumble in testimony to Congress about the incident, saying that agents would have responded if the victim of the crash, 21-year-old Sarah Root, had already died, rather...
  • Hawaii lawmakers ask how much marijuana is OK while driving

    03/28/2016 7:04:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 10:00 PM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a car. It’s an issue they want to tackle now that Hawaii is setting up medical marijuana dispensaries. So Rep. Cindy Evans and 15 other lawmakers introduced a resolution asking the state Department of Health to study whether a person can safely drive while under the influence. Marijuana is the illicit drug most frequently found in the blood of drivers who have been involved in accidents, including fatal ones, but the role marijuana plays in those accidents is often unclear because it...
  • Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

    01/15/2016 7:23:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 “or even lower.” The agency released its “most wanted list” on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented nationally. The list includes recommendations to reduce the current 0.08 blood alcohol content limit and outlaw all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free technology.
  • Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

    01/16/2016 6:56:26 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | 15 JANUARY 2016 | ELIZABETH HARRINGTON
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 "or even lower." The agency released its "most wanted list" on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented nationally. The list includes recommendations to reduce the current 0.08 blood alcohol content limit and outlaw all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free technology. "When it comes to alcohol use, we know that impairment begins before a person's BAC reaches 0.08 percent, the current legal limit in the United States," the agency said. "In...
  • ("Auto-Brewery Syndrome") ... Woman Proves Her Body Brews Alcohol To Beat DUI Charges

    01/05/2016 11:09:21 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 5th January, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    Woman Proves Her Body Brews Alcohol To Beat DUI Charges Drink driving charges against a woman in New York have been dismissed after it was revealed she suffers from auto-brewery syndrome - a rare digestive condition that turns food into alcohol. The 35-year-old teacher was pulled over in New York last October after police received reports her Toyota Carolla was "weaving all over" the road. When pulled over and tested, she recorded a blood-alcohol level of more than four times the legal limit at 0.33%. Police alleged that she failed several field sobriety tests, including standing on one foot and...
  • Father of Victim Not Surprised That 'Affluenza;-Excuse Teen Has Gone Missing

    12/18/2015 5:18:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Disgusted, yes. Shocked, no. That's what Kevin McConnell feels after learning that Ethan Couch — the teenager who killed four people and injured several others, including McConnell's then 12-year-old son Lucas, while driving drunk on a Texas road - is on the lam. In the McConnells' view, Couch was never held accountable. ... On the night of June 15, 2013, Couch and some friends stole beer from a Walmart. They started drinking and then hit the road, with Couch behind the wheel. That same evening, Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby left their home to help Breanna Mitchell, whose SUV...
  • You Know A Motorist Is Really, Really Impaired When...

    10/29/2015 4:52:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 10/26/2015 | Staff
    After being pulled over for driving at night without her headlights on, a “fidgety” Florida woman exhibited several signs of intoxication, according to a recent police report.The motorist failed a series of field sobriety tests. Since her blood alcohol content registered a .000, police suspected--correctly as it turned out--that the driver was impaired due to the ingestion of some kind of illegal narcotics.But what likely convinced officers that the woman was driving under the influence was what happened when she was asked for her driver’s license. The subject, cops noted, "attempted to hand the officer a baseball card."
  • 4 killed, 44 hurt when car hits crowd at Oklahoma State parade

    10/24/2015 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jason Hanna and Kevin Conlon
    (CNN)A woman suspected of drunken driving crashed a car into a crowd of spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade, killing four people -- including a 2-year-old -- authorities in Stillwater said Saturday. Three adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth victim, the young boy, died from his injuries at OU Medical Center Children's Hospital, according to a Stillwater police statement. Spokesman Capt. Kyle Gibbs said Saturday night that 44 people had been injured, an uptick from previous reports. Four children and three adults were hospitalized at OU Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Vallery Brown. While...
  • (Felony Stupid) ... Florida Drunk Driving Suspect Claims His Dog Was Driving the Car

    10/14/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 13 October 2015 | Mark Molloy
    • Drunk driving suspect claims his dog was driving the car The dog was nowhere to be seen, but that didn’t stop one drunk driving suspect from blaming his pet. Florida resident Reliford Cooper III was arrested after crashing his car and promptly gave police a rather unbelievable 'excuse'. "Who was chasing me?" he asked the officer, adding: "My dog was driving that car, I ran 'cause I wanted to. You ain’t gonna find no drugs or guns on me." Mr Cooper is alleged to have ignored a stop sign and travelled across two ditches before crashing into an occupied...
  • My "Crash" Course in Grief

    09/05/2015 9:54:14 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 7 replies
    KingdomCrossing.com ^ | 9/4/15 | Michelle Thomas
    Pun intended. It’s been four months today since my dad was killed in a hit-and-run crash. He was cycling near his home on May 4 and was hit from behind by an intoxicated motorist (who was later apprehended). Dad was killed instantly. As I wrote a month after the crash, my dad was my rock, and our whole family is trying to pick up the pieces of our lives and figure out how to go on without him.
  • Aldon Smith released by 49ers after four seasons

    08/08/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Cam Inman
    Aldon Smith’s turbulent career with the 49ers ended Friday morning, shortly after his fifth arrest since 2012 and third instance of alleged drunk driving. The 49ers announced Smith’s release three hours after he posted bail, following Thursday night’s arrest by Santa Clara police for drunken driving, hit-and-run and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” an unattributed statement from the 49ers said. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.”
  • Minnesota mom drives drunk to liquor store as daughter clings to car, trying to stop her: cops

    08/03/2015 8:54:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015, 11:23 PM | Jason Silverstein
    The little girl got dragged through her neighborhood in Farmington as she gripped onto the driver’s side running board, screaming and banging on the car window, KARE reported. She eventually jumped off the car and fell into the road as her mom, 46-year-old Rena Mae Giancherio, drove away last Monday. “I went over to check on (the girl) and her knees are all cut up,” neighbor Terry Heller told the station. “She’s on the curb just crying and the mom is already gone, just drove off, she didn’t stop or look down.” The girl injured her foot from the fall,...
  • CHP: Santa Rosa girl, 15, found driving suspected drunken father

    07/13/2015 10:24:18 AM PDT · by rey · 27 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 13 July 2015 | JAMIE HANSEN
    A Santa Rosa man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child endangerment and other charges after he allowed his 15-year-old daughter to drive his Dodge Ram while he sat by as a drunken passenger, the CHP said. An officer stopped the truck Sunday night around 7:30 p.m. after noticing it going about 20 mph in a 35 mph zone on Llano Road with expired registration, said Officer Jon Sloat in a news release. He stopped the truck after it pulled into a private driveway and found that a 15-year-old was driving along with passenger Grasifedo Chavez, 35. Chavez told the...
  • Man caught in garbage can charged in hit-and-run, car fire in Midtown

    06/12/2015 8:57:54 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 14 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Alaska Dispatch News
    A 29-year-old man found hiding in a garbage can was charged with felony DUI and multiple other charges after a series of hit-and-run collisions in Midtown Anchorage on Thursday night, police said.
  • Lawyers Behaving Badly: 3 Accused Of Luring Rival Into DUI With 'Flirtatious' Paralegal

    05/16/2015 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 51 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 15, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT | Tamara Lush
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal. A Florida judge will soon decide if three well-known Tampa attorneys tricked a rival lawyer into getting a DUI in an attempt to derail opposing counsel on a defamation case. The ethics trial began this week and it has riveted Tampa's legal community with its salacious details of scheming and flirtation, of prior drunk driving arrests and extramarital affairs. On one side is the Florida Bar, which supports the version of events told by lawyer Phil Campbell. He was charged with DUI two years ago. The Bar alleges...
  • Which is worse, booze or pot? A doctor weighs in

    03/20/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 216 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 19, 2015
    Worrying about teen drinking and drug use has kept many a parent up at night. With marijuana becoming increasingly available and legal in some parts of the country, the question has taken on new urgency: If teens are going to experiment, which is safer, booze or pot? "The first answer always has to be neither," Dr. Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, told CBS News. But then he acknowledges they're not exactly equivalent -- and he considers alcohol much more dangerous. Carroll wrote a provocative piece for the New York Times exploring what's known...
  • 2 Secret Service agents crashed into White House barricades after attending party, report says

    03/11/2015 4:14:00 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/15 | Fox News
    Two senior Secret Service agents -- one of whom is a top member of President Obama's protective detail -- reportedly drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week. The Washington Post, citing a current and a former government official familiar with the incident, reported Wednesday afternoon that the officers on duty who witnessed the March 4 incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests. But the officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home, said the sources, who spoke to the...
  • (Maryland) Lawmaker Proposes Lower Military Drinking Age

    03/04/2015 4:40:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | March 3, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Lawmaker proposes lower military drinking age • A Maryland senator has proposed a new bill to allow 18-year-old members of the US military to drink alcohol, despite the legal drinking age in the country being 21. Senator Ron Young, D-Frederick proposed a reduction in the legal drinking age for military members to the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on Friday. The bill would permit service members under the age of 21 to drink beer and wine at a bar or restaurant by showing valid military identification, however spirits and off-premise purchases would still be prohibited. “Is someone can...
  • Nevada assemblyman arrested on DUI charge

    CARSON CITY — A Nevada assemblyman was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Carson City deputy found him asleep in a car outside a bar with a gun in his pocket, authorities said.
  • Lawyer’s Controversial Flyer Helps Drivers Pass Through DUI Checkpoints

    02/18/2015 8:50:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 18 2015 10:04 am
    A controversial new flyer is helping some people dodge DUI checkpoints, without even speaking a word to the police. Motorists who pull up to sobriety checkpoints are holding up the “Fair DUI Flyer.” The flyer reads “I remain silent, no searches and I want my lawyer,” along with a short list of state laws. Drivers who are passing through DUI checkpoints don't roll down the window, but instead display the flyer with their driver’s license, insurance and registration. …
  • Administration memo tells border agents they can release drunk drivers (Calling MADD)

    02/18/2015 6:07:41 AM PST · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/18/2015 | staff
    The Obama administration is telling Customs and Border Protection agents in a busy stretch of the U.S.-Mexico crossing that they don’t have to arrest intoxicated drivers, sparking backlash from advocacy groups and others. The Department of Homeland Security issued the advisory, which informs agents in the Tucson, Ariz., sector that they have three options if they encounter suspected drunk drivers -- detain them at the request of local law enforcement, detain them without the involvement of another agency or let them go. In stark terms, the bulletin explains which options put the officers at greatest risk of being sued. The...
  • Amnesty ‘Loophole’ May Allow Illegals to Vote [semi-satire]

    02/14/2015 9:26:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas say that the documents—driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers—being provided to the illegal immigrants granted amnesty by President Obama open a “loophole” that will make it easy for these non-citizens to vote in our elections. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest questioned the characterization of potential voting by these persons as a “loophole. I would say it would be more accurately described as a ‘feature’ of the President’s executive action regarding the ‘dreamers’ he is trying to aid.” Earnest also took issue with the premise that the “dreamers” being granted these privileges are “non-citizens....
  • Minnesota Supreme Court finds implied-consent law for drunken drivers constitutional

    02/11/2015 8:05:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2-11-15 | David Chanen
    Despite national court decisions limiting police in obtaining a blood-alcohol sample without a warrant, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that doing so doesn’t violate the state and U.S. Constitutions. As a result, in Minnesota, a suspected drunken driver can still be charged with refusing a breath or blood test if arresting officers believe there’s enough evidence to get a search warrant to require the test — even if they don’t obtain the warrant. Only a few states have a similar implied-consent law. The issue, which reached the state Supreme Court in a case involving William Bernard Jr., has been...
  • Fewer Americans Drinking And Driving; More Using Drugs [Alcohol, Marijuana, Pot]

    02/11/2015 1:56:21 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 February 09 | RTT Staff Writer
    The number of people driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. roads continues to decline, but the number of drivers using marijuana and prescription drugs that can affect road safety is climbing, according to two studies released by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study found that the number of inebriated drivers has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that...
  • Feds: No link between pot and car crashes

    02/09/2015 3:35:55 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 07, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Marijuana use has not been found to increase the risk of car crashes, according to a new federal report. Studying car accidents in Virginia Beach, Va., during a 20-month period ending in 2012, researchers randomly sampled 3,000 accident-involved drivers and found no evidence suggesting those with marijuana in their system were more prone to accidents, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released Friday. When researchers controlled for factors such as age and gender, they found no evidence marijuana use increases accident risks. This was despite the fact that, in the study, drivers who tested positive for marijuana...
  • Harry Reid’s brother accused of DUI, battery on an officer

    02/04/2015 4:35:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 7:01 PM EST
    The 73-year-old brother of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was arrested Monday after he was found in a parked vehicle in the dirt median of a state highway in southern Nevada. A Nevada Highway Patrol officer, believing a car had broken down, found Larry Reid sitting inside the Lexus SUV shortly after noon Monday. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said Larry Reid was arrested and released after spending a night at the Clark County jail. He faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and battery on an officer, for driving across a median and not wearing a seatbelt,...
  • Police: Zamboni driver’s blood-alcohol level was over three times legal limit

    02/03/2015 2:52:20 PM PST · by skeptoid · 16 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2015 at 10:11 p.m. | Archie Ingersoll
    FARGO – A 27-year-old man accused of driving a Zamboni while drunk at a high school hockey game had a blood-alcohol level of over three times the legal limit, police said. A preliminary breath test showed that Steven James Anderson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30 percent on Friday night, said Lt. Joel Vettel, a Fargo police spokesman. The limit in North Dakota is 0.08 percent.
  • New (Written) Breathalyzer Test:

    02/03/2015 9:23:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
  • Mother of teen killed by alleged driver pleads for his capture after he bails out, disappears

    01/29/2015 3:52:22 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 33 replies
    KOB.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Stuart Dyson
    Mother of teen killed by alleged impaired driver pleads for his capture after he bails out, disappears Updated: 01/28/2015 6:48 PM | Created: 01/28/2015 6:35 PM By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4 A local [Albuquerque, New Mexico] woman is dealing with the unthinkable after losing her teenage son to an alleged hit-and-run drunk driver. Her grief is real, and so is the fight to get the man accused of killing her son back behind bars. "He was almost home – a hundred yards," said Penny Brown-Meira, Jonathan Brown's mother, of just how close her son was to being home...
  • Hope Solo reportedly let her husband drive a USWNT team car while drunk

    01/22/2015 4:05:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hope Solo has been caught up in lots of legal issues recently, including being charged with domestic violence before her case was dropped. On Monday morning, she was in the car when her husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested for DUI. She wasn't suspended for either of these things, presumably because she wasn't convicted of a crime and didn't violate any specific team rules.
  • Officer Gets Hit By DUI Suspect While The Officer's Daughter Just Happens To Be Driving By (NSFW)

    01/10/2015 6:14:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    KTRH ^ | January 7th 2015 | Michael Berry
    Officer Gets Hit By DUI Suspect While The Officer's Daughter Just Happens To Be Driving By (NSFW LANGUAGE) VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Minnesota man with record 27 DWIs completes prison sentence

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

    01/05/2015 7:45:39 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 01/05/2014 | unknown
    A new proposal in Oklahoma would bar drunk drivers from buying or consuming alcohol -- and already is raising concerns over how it would be enforced. Fox 25 in Oklahoma City reports that state Sen. Patrick Anderson is proposing a bill that would allow a judge to enforce the alcohol restrictions on anyone with a DUI charge for a set period of time.
  • The ABSOLUTE Most Incredible Way to go Through a Police Checkpoint

    01/03/2015 10:39:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    Sure News ^ | December 29, 2014
    I am 100% getting mine today
  • Pedestrian and dog hit and killed by car

    01/01/2015 9:41:35 AM PST · by eastforker · 42 replies
    click2houston ^ | 1/1/15 | : John Brannen
    The driver waited for police and was tested for alcohol. He was found to be intoxicated and arrested for driving while intoxicated. He will not be charged in the accident.
  • Buzzed birds slur their songs, researchers find [Well, DUH!]

    12/30/2014 9:06:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/30/2014 | Amina Khan
    You know how that guy at the karaoke bar singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " sounds a little off after he's had a few drinks? The same goes for buzzed birds, according to a team led by researchers from Oregon Health & Science University. For a study published in PLoS ONE, scientists found that when they got some unsuspecting zebra finches drunk, the birds slurred their songs. The findings could help scientists study the neural processes underlying birdsong - and shed light on human speech. While many scientists want to understand alcohol's effects on such a complex system as speech,...
  • Police may soon be armed with marijuana breath test

    12/12/2014 12:12:06 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 28 replies
    Riverhead News-Review [NY] ^ | 12/12/2014 | Carrie Miller
    The hand-held breath test, which is expected to become available in February, can detect a presence of THC on the breath for up to two hours after use. (Credit: courtesy photo)Six months after New York State lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana use for medicinal purposes — and as pot laws become more relaxed across the U.S. — the availability of a breath analysis test to help determine if drivers are under the influence is that much closer. Researchers with a Canadian company called Cannabix Technologies Inc. say they have the technology for a THC detection test that’s similar to an alcohol...
  • Police release video Texas judge stumbling through sobriety test after court drops DUI

    12/09/2014 7:32:11 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    LiveLeak.com, nydailynews.com ^ | Dec-6-2014 | unknown
    Court of Appeals Judge Nora Longoria was allegedly begged for leniency during her DUI arrest in July. Last month, the District Attorney’s office said it lacked enough evidence to prosecute and another judge threw out the case. The DA said it never got the dashcam video, which showed Longoria stumble through her failed sobriety test. Could this be the evidence they never got? A month after a Texas court threw out a DUI case against a judge because it lacked strong evidence, police released dashcam video of her arrest that showed her stumble through a sobriety test.The new video, recorded...
  • A Marijuana Breathalyzer?

    12/04/2014 5:37:59 AM PST · by DBCJR · 28 replies
    With marijuana legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington; decriminalized in 13 more states; and available by prescription in 6 more; there is a growing concern about driving and other activities while under the influence. Several companies are rushing to provide a breathalyzer to accommodate these concerns. The device is timely, since there is currently no way to verify recent marijuana use without taking spit or urine samples – a practice that would involve the collection of DNA and potentially run afoul of sections 7 and 8 of the 4th Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure.
  • Pot-Positive Traffic Fatalities Up 100% in Colorado

    11/30/2014 6:03:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 293 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 26, 2014 - 9:48 AM | Cully Stimson
    … The data coming out of Colorado is exhibit A on why voters should reject legalization efforts. Even the Democratic governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, said that legalizing marijuana in Colorado was “reckless.” As I have written at Heritage, pot-positive traffic fatalities have gone up 100 percent since voters legalized pot in Colorado. This is true despite the fact that overall traffic fatalities in Colorado have gone down since 2007. A report by a federal grant-funded agency in Colorado found seven specific negative side effects that pot legalization has caused in Colorado: the majority of DUI drug arrests involve marijuana;youth...
  • Santa Rosa ice cream man arrested, allegedly drunk

    11/03/2014 4:01:20 PM PST · by rey · 6 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | November 3, 2014 | RANDI ROSSMANN
    An allegedly drunken and unlicensed ice cream truck driver went to jail Halloween evening after he was seen stumbling out of his truck, according to the CHP Monday. The Santa Rosa driver’s blood-alcohol level was at least four times the legal amount, CHP Officer Kerri Post said. The man had pulled into a Sebastopol Road business across from Roseland Elementary at about 4:30 p.m. A nearby worker saw him struggling as he walked from the truck and called 911 to report a possibly drunken driver. Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies responded and detained the man. CHP officers ran him through sobriety...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of Halloween hit-and-run that killed 3 girls

    11/03/2014 3:23:55 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 17 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/3/14 | ALYSSA DURANTY, SCOTT SCHWEBKE and SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    SANTA ANA – Police today identified the suspected driver in the Halloween hit-and-run that killed three teenagers as a 31-year-old Orange County man with a history of traffic offenses. Jaquinn Ramone Bell has a previous conviction for driving under the influence and hit and run charges in August, court records show. Bell was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near a Stanton motel, where he was staying with his two children, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing death, Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas said during a news conference. - snip- Bell has a history of reckless driving in Orange County,...
  • Woman in costume, makeup for 'zombie prom' is charged with drunken driving twice in 3 hours

    10/30/2014 9:50:28 AM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.29.2014 | AP via Fox News
    GATES, N.Y. – Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.