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  • Thibodaux man accused of 4th DWI after arriving on scene of friend's 2nd DWI

    07/04/2017 6:43:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/4/17 | LAURA MCKNIGHT
    A Thibodaux man faces a fourth DWI charge after Lafourche Parish authorities say he arrived to the scene of a Sunday (July 2) crash to help his friend, who had driven into a ditch and was charged with a second DWI. John Roath, 65, was charged with his fourth-offense DWI, driving under suspension and no vehicle registration, while Larry Fontenot Jr., 55, was charged with second-offense DWI, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said in a news release. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, deputies responding to a single-vehicle crash on Erika Drive in Thibodaux learned that Fontenot had crashed his truck into...
  • Man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt charged with drunken driving

    04/05/2017 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2017 9:23 AM EDT
    Police in Pennsylvania say they arrested a man wearing a Drunk Lives Matter shirt for drunken driving. Police say 44-year-old Elwood Gutshall IIIs blood-alcohol content was about two and a half times the states legal limit for drivers when he was pulled over early on March 19 in Newville. He was wearing a green St. Patricks Day shirt with the saying on it.
  • After 3rd DWI arrest, some ask why Metairie mailman was still delivering letters

    04/01/2017 4:58:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/28/17 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Carolyn Gray stepped out of her Rosecrest Lane home in River Ridge Friday afternoon (March 24) and was shocked to find the mailman on the ground in her front yard. "He was laying in the grass, flat on his back," Gray said. "He had an armful of mail." Gray, 79, and a couple who was passing by rushed over to help the letter carrier, later identified as Mitchell Molitor, 55, of Metairie. They weren't sure whether he had suffered some sort of medical emergency like a heart attack. But Molitor's "wobbly" gait and glassy eyes convinced the couple to confiscate...
  • DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers

    01/30/2017 4:20:41 AM PST · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2017
    New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome." Tapper asked the Democratic mayor on Sunday's "State of the Union" if he would comply with federal authorities following President Trump's executive order to halt funding to cities that do not cooperate with immigration officials by presenting a specific scenario. "Jake, there are 170 offenses in that law that are listed as serious and violent crimes that lead to automatic cooperation between the city of New...
  • Rochester judge accused of drunk incident: 'You can't (pepper) spray me, I'm a judge'

    01/24/2017 5:30:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | January 24, 2017 at 8:21 AM | Geoff Herbert
    Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been accused of another drunken incident after her DWI conviction last year. Marketplace Mall security guard Alan Pimm responded to a complaint of women refusing to leave an employee bathroom at the Papaya Asian Kitchen and Bar in November. "That's when one of the females stated, 'You can't (pepper) spray me, I'm a judge,'" Pimm told police, according to his Nov. 29 deposition. "At that point I could tell she was intoxicated, due to her slurred speech and lack of balance. Pimm, who says he told them to leave while holding a vial...
  • Charges: Man Drove Into Ditch Drunk, Had Sex & Assaulted Deputy Attempting Arrest

    01/18/2017 10:22:54 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/18/17 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A 27-year-old White Bear Lake man faces charges after he allegedly drunkenly drove into a ditch, had sex there with a female passenger, and spit on a deputy attempting to arrest him, according to the Ramsey County Attorneys Office. Alan Krueger is charged with one felony count of fourth-degree assault and one gross misdemeanor count of DWI with a refusal to submit to chemical test in connection to the Jan. 16 incident. ~SNIP~ After failing standard field sobriety tests, Krueger was asked to provide a preliminary breath test sample. Before that, deputies told him to form a...
  • Rochester judge keeps $174K salary after DWI conviction, being stripped of duties

    11/29/2016 7:43:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/29/16 | Teri Weaver
    First, Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was convicted of drunken driving. Then she tried to drink and drive again - a violation of her conviction discharge... This week, she was finally stripped of all remaining judicial duties by a state administrative judge. She was also ordered not to go into any non-public areas of Rochester's city court building... And photos posted on Facebook appear to show Astacio drinking during the Thanksgiving holiday.... Through it all, Astacio is still collecting her $174,000 a year salary
  • Cops To Drunk Drivers: Well Make You Listen To OneDirection

    11/26/2016 5:02:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/26/16 | WCCO.com
    A small Minnesota police departments tweet went viral this week after it threatened to subject drunk drivers to the music of One Direction. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, police in Wyoming, a city 30 miles north of the Twin Cities, tweeted the warning, which went on to garner, as of Saturday afternoon, more than 5,000 retweets and 9,000 likes. In the tweet, police warned that drunk drivers will be caught, arrested and made to listen to One Direction cover bands on the way to jail. There was no mention of the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from cruel and...
  • Police: Suspected Drunk Driver Opens Beer In Front Of Officers

    08/17/2016 6:27:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    CBS MINNESOTA ^ | 17 AUGUST 2017 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Madison police say a suspected drunken driver disobeyed an order to get out of her car and instead cracked open a beer in front of the officer who stopped her. Police say an officer on foot spotted an SUV driving fast early Wednesday on State Street near downtown Madison, where regular traffic is not allowed. The officer jumped into her car and pulled the driver over.
  • Clinton aide to plead guilty in DWI case. [2008]

    07/05/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by Revolutionary · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 3/24/2008
    A senior adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed to plead guilty to drunken driving after the arresting officer was ordered to Iraq, making a trial on a more serious charge impossible, police said Monday. Under the plea, Sidney Blumenthal, a journalist and former White House adviser to ex-President Bill Clinton, will lose his right to drive for 16 months.
  • 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...
  • Drunk-driving illegal immigrant who killed straight-A college student was let go...

    04/07/2016 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 35 replies
    His blood alcohol content level at the time was .241, which is four times the legal limit to drive, WOWT reported. In addition, Mejia was driving on a suspended license and faces a motor vehicle homicide charge. Douglas County Judge Jeff Marcuzzo set Mejia's bail at 10 per cent of $50,000, which means he only had to post $5,000 cash to be released.
  • 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. Its 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...
  • Mother of teen paralyzed by Ethan Couch speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

    02/22/2016 7:26:20 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Sarah Mervosh
    Maria Lemus’ teenage son used to love soccer. He used to have friends. He used to be a normal kid.But since he became a victim of Ethan Couch’s drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care. He can communicate only by blinking. “People say we have to die to go to hell,” his mother said. “To me, I’ve already been there.” Lemus spoke briefly about her family’s experience from her front door step Saturday, a day after attending a court hearing where a judge transferred Couch’s case to adult court.
  • 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...
  • 'Affluenza' teen sought after probation officer lost contact

    12/15/2015 5:52:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2015 7:17 PM EST
    A juvenile-court equivalent of an arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck near Fort Worth, then claimed as part of his defense that he suffered from "affluenza." [...] (Ethan) Couch was 16 when he drunkenly rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people, killing four. ...
  • San Francisco's 'Hot Cop of Castro' was on medical leave during hit-and-run crash

    11/30/2015 5:21:40 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Veronica Rocha and Matt Hamilton
    San Francisco police officer whose good looks earned him the nickname "Hot Cop of Castro" was on medical leave when he allegedly hit two pedestrians with his Dodge Charger, then abandoned his vehicle and ran away, police said. Officer Christopher Kohrs turned himself in to fellow officers at police headquarters Sunday, according to the San Francisco Police Department. He was arrested and later booked on suspicion of two felony counts of hit-and-run. Kohrs, a 7-year San Francisco police veteran, was off-duty at the time of the crash and on medical leave for an unrelated medical condition, police said. If Kohrs...
  • (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 didnt 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 aint 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...