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  • Melee of cyclists / Ogden incident leads to four arrests [Cyclists on a Rampage]

    08/09/2009 9:21:20 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 184 replies · 5,292+ views
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 8/9/2009 | Trent Toone
    OGDEN -- Was it a friendly group bicycle ride through downtown Ogden or a confrontational melee that included obstructing traffic, assault, obscenities and alcohol? Depends on who you talk to. Numbers vary from 35 to 70, but a large group of cyclists, referred to as Critical Mass, was taking a monthly ride to celebrate cycling and assert their rights to the road on Friday when Ogden police say things got out of hand. Four individuals were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, failure to disperse and public intoxication. Matt Hasenyager, owner of Skyline Cycle and one of the bicyclists, said...
  • Police: Texting, talking NY trucker hits car, pool

    07/31/2009 5:49:10 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 502+ views
    hosted ^ | Jul 31
    LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a western New York tow truck driver was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool.
  • Video captures Hollywood police discussing crash cover-up

    07/29/2009 8:45:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 2,518+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/28/09 | Tonya Alanez
    A jumpy cat caused a distraction, report saysHOLLYWOOD - After a Hollywood police officer rear-ended a car in February and then arrested the driver on drunken driving charges, he and other officers talked about doctoring the report -- it said a jumpy cat created a distraction -- to cover up the crash. The exchange was recorded by a dashboard camera in one of the patrol cars. The officers apparently didn't realize it was on.
  • Data withheld on dangers of using cell phones while driving

    07/21/2009 12:41:54 PM PDT · by devane617 · 36 replies · 945+ views
    WFAA.com ^ | 07/21/2009 | CYNTHIA VEGA
    Driving and using cell phones - we all know the dangers. But now, new evidence suggests it's not only dangerous, but deadly. Federal officials have long had the evidence that shows drivers on the roads, who are talking on a cell phone, hands free or not, are running the risk of getting involved in a deadly accident. Officials recommend talking on a cell phone while driving should only be done in an emergency. However, this evidence never saw the light of day. A long-term study the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggested to fully assess the threat was never done....
  • 'Three's Company' Star Arrested

    07/07/2009 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Abathar · 76 replies · 3,775+ views
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- An actress who starred on the hit television series "Three's Company" has been arrested in Southern California and cited for drunken driving. Police said Joyce DeWitt, who played the character Janet Wood on the popular show, was pulled over Saturday afternoon after she drove past a barricade near a park in El Segundo. Sgt. Danny Kim says an officer arrested the 60-year-old DeWitt after he observed signs she had been drinking and gave her field sobriety tests. Kim says DeWitt was booked at the Police Department, cited and released on her own recognizance.
  • Former judge pleads guilty to third OWI

    06/10/2009 9:43:55 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 3 replies · 393+ views
    The Quad-City Times ^ | Tuesday, June 9, 2009 9:40 pm | Ann McGlynn
    A former Muscatine County judge has pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving charge. James Weaver, 55, of Blue Grass, Iowa, is set to be sentenced Aug. 6, court documents indicate. Iris Frost, the case’s special prosecutor, will ask for incarceration, a letter in Weaver’s file indicates. Weaver’s attorney, John Wunder, could not be reached for comment. Weaver was arrested in March. He had a blood-alcohol-content level more than two times the legal limit for driving in Iowa, court documents say. Weaver had two prior drunken-driving convictions from 2002 and 2004. He received a disability retirement as a judge based...
  • Cops: Driver was under influence of bowl of cereal

    05/18/2009 12:53:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 704+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/09 | AP
    NEEDHAM, Mass. – A Massachusetts man may wish he had breakfast in bed instead of in his car. Police said a man who was stopped for erratic driving on Central Avenue last week was eating a bowl of cereal and milk while he drove. He told officers he was hungry. ... Schlittler didn't know what kind of cereal the driver was eating.
  • T to drivers: Talk or text and you’re fired

    05/13/2009 9:39:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 680+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/13/09 | Edward Mason Dave Wedge and Laurel J. Sweet
    Any T (Boston: Mass Bay Transit Authority) driver caught using a cell phone on duty will be fired on the spot, MBTA officials announced this morning unveiling what could be the toughest such policy in the country. “We believe this is the strongest policy of its kind for any major transportation agency in the nation and I think it will help make us one of the safest,” said MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas this morning. Any subway or bus driver caught using a cell phone on the job will be fired and any driver caught even in possession of a...
  • Boston Trolley Driver Had Sex Change, History of Speeding Infractions (Broad on Phone Alert)

    05/12/2009 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Scythian · 60 replies · 2,460+ views
    The Boston trolley driver who reportedly crashed his train while text-messaging his girlfriend is a transgender 24-year-old who had a female-to-male sex change, FOX News has confirmed. Trolley driver Aiden Quinn changed the sexual designation on his driver's license and was once known as Georgia Ann Quinn, said Anne Dufresne, public relations director for the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Per Massachusetts law applicants must provide medical records confirming a gender change for the status to be reflected in official documents.
  • Cop: Driver of Van in Adenhart Crash Drank (Angels' Pitcher)

    04/09/2009 12:20:32 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 94 replies · 2,318+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 04/09/09 | TMZ Staff
    During the Nick Adenhart press conference, a Fullerton PD spokesman said the man who caused the accident that killed Nick and two others was under the influence of alcohol at the time. The spokesman also said he believes the man, 22-year-old Andrew Gallo, was also driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI. The cop said Gallo will probably be booked on felony hit-and-run, felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter and possibly murder. Also -- the Angels game tonight has been canceled
  • Former Congressman Sweeney faces felony DWI charge (20th District, NY)

    04/06/2009 12:47:41 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 915+ views
    Capital News 9 ^ | Apr. 6, 2009 | Web Staff
    SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Former Congressman John Sweeney will appear in court later this week on a felony DWI charge. This is his second drunk driving arrest in 18 months.
  • Calif woman gets 6 years for fatal texting crash

    04/06/2009 12:16:16 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 29 replies · 1,828+ views
    MyWay ^ | April 4, 2009 | Staff
    REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A woman who crashed into a line of stopped vehicles while text-messaging on her cell phone has been sentenced to six years in a California prison for killing a woman in one of the vehicles. Deborah Matis-Engle was sentenced Friday by a judge in Redding, Calif.snip
  • Drinking and Driving on a Bar Stool: BAD!

    04/01/2009 7:29:09 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 15 replies · 756+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 4/1/2009 | Dr. Dave
    This one's too stupid for me to make up. From the San Francisco Chronicle: "Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower."
  • Driving while immobile

    03/27/2009 6:42:38 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 33 replies · 956+ views
    MNDAILY.COM ^ | 03/25/2009 | EDITORIAL BOARD
    That Daryl Fleck , 55, may not have intended to drive when he was found sleeping drunk in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, parked in his home lot at 11:30 p.m. “is immaterial,” Judge Terri Stoneburner argued in a Minnesota Appeals Court decision that upheld Fleck’s drunk driving conviction. Under Minnesota’s Driving While Impaired statute, 169A.20, it is illegal for any person with a blood-alcohol concentration in excess of .08 to “drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle.” Stoneburner argues in accordance with State v. Starfield : “Physical control is meant to cover situations where...
  • Suspects refuse to give blood in DUI crackdown in Palm Beach County

    03/11/2009 6:59:36 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 34 replies · 1,398+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 3/1/09 | Dianna Cahn
    Surrounded by flashing red and blue lights, the man in red leather sandals lifted one foot off the ground and waited as the deputy kept time. Then, finding that the man had failed the sobriety test, the deputy pulled the man's hands behind his back and shackled them. The man stood in a strip mall parking lot where he pulled over after an undercover deputy noticed him swerving in and out of his lane on Military Trail and he struck the median, said Sheriff's Cpl. Scott Yoder, who assisted with the arrest. The undercover deputy charged the driver with cocaine...
  • Cop held in NY death of local (Chinese) woman

    02/11/2009 7:15:36 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 18 replies · 1,089+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 02.11.09 | Dong Zhen
    THE family of a 26-year-old Shanghai woman who died in New York last Saturday after being run over by the car of an allegedly intoxicated off-duty police officer was preparing yesterday to fly to the United States to handle funeral arrangements. Feng Guangqun, the father of victim Feng Huang, plans to make the trip with other relatives to claim the body and learn more about the events that led to his daughter's death. He is now waiting for word on when his US visa will be granted. "We want justice," Feng told Shanghai Daily last night. Feng Huang, who graduated...
  • Lawyer's DWI arrest caught on dash cam

    01/31/2009 4:23:38 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies · 1,584+ views
    KRQE ^ | Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Reporter: Michael Herzenberg
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Whatever you say can and will be used against you in court; it's something every cop knows and every attorney should know. Apparently one local lawyer forgot the axiom, when Albuquerque Police arrested him for drunk driving this week. Albuquerque attorney John Wayne Higgins usually defends drunk drivers. On Wednesday night he had the right to remain silent; instead he acted as his own attorney and tried to defend himself. Police said that Higgins struck a curb near 12th and Mountain, and witnesses watched him walk across the street where police found him. Higgins' entire arrest was...
  • Nacogdoches Police issue a DWI, to man driving tractor

    01/28/2009 6:51:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 45 replies · 1,652+ views
    NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 98% of all DWI arrests stem from the person driving a car, truck, or motocycle. But that last 2% can leave the door wide open, as the Nacogdoches Police Department found out late Monday night. "It is one of those things that you kind of stop and chuckle," said NPD Information Officer Segeant Greg Sowell. But it was no laughing matter, Nacogdoches police had to hit the law books for an unusual incident. Late Monday night, Gerald Herbert Jr., was arrested for driving while intoxicated. But he was not...
  • Framing the issues of college drinking

    01/12/2009 8:49:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 612+ views
    star ledger ^ | 09.09.08 | Ana Alaya
    Drew University, like many colleges, is working harder to deter underage drinking, but that didn't stop students younger than 21 from drinking heavily at campus parties Labor Day weekend. "The parties are in dorms, on top of buildings, wherever people find an ample place where they're not going to be bothered," said 18-year-old Dean Shtainhorn of Millburn, who admitted to experimenting with alcohol. The Madison campus is not unlike colleges across the country dealing with the problem of underage alcohol consumption and binge drinking. That is why Drew University president Robert Weisbuch said he joined the Amethyst Initiative, a national...
  • CAR PHONE BAN GOES TOO FAR

    01/14/2009 5:17:04 AM PST · by shortstop · 207 replies · 2,877+ views
    boblonsberry.com | 01/14/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    Do you sing in the car? Or shout at the bonehead on your radio? If so, you could get pulled over. That's one of the potentical consequences of a stupid suggestion this week -- by the self-proclaimed National Safety Council -- that cell phones be banned in cars. They want them done away with. They say that the piecemeal banning of cell phones -- mostly in our most liberal states -- doesn't go far enough. They won't be happy until every cell phone in every car is turned off or broken. Specifically, they say that talking on a cell phone...
  • Motorist's rights not violated, court says

    01/12/2009 6:37:25 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 624+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 12.22.08 | JOHN PETRICK
    The state Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision that a Clifton motorist's constitutional rights were violated when police pulled him over for suspected drunken driving based on a phone tip from his daughter. In so doing, it found that the teenage girl’s assessment of “a commonly understood condition” was enough for police to act on it. Two Clifton police officers were dispatched to the home of Clifton resident Paul Amelio on Dec. 11, 2005 about 12:30 a.m. to investigate a domestic disturbance between him and his 17-year-old daughter, according to the Supreme Court decision. The daughter had initially...
  • Cop: (Ex-Judge's) Burps prevented breath test

    01/12/2009 11:26:08 AM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 839+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.18.08 | JIM LOCKWOOD
    A former Morris County municipal judge arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated also was charged with refusing to take a breath test when the procedure could not be administered due to his continual burping, a police officer testified yesterday. After being pulled over in Sparta on Feb. 15 on suspicion of DWI, George Korpita, 48, a former municipal judge in Dover, Rockaway Borough and Victory Gardens, consented to take a breath test. But the procedure could not be administered because Korpita repeatedly burped, Sparta patrolman Jo seph Pensado testified during a bench trial in the Sussex County township's...
  • New ignition lock laws aim to foil drunk drivers

    01/02/2009 7:21:31 PM PST · by Eric Blair 2084 · 97 replies · 1,768+ views
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | January 2, 2009 | MICHAEL TARM
    Motorists convicted of driving drunk will have to install breath-monitoring gadgets in their cars under new laws taking effect in six states this week. The ignition interlocks prevent engines from starting until drivers blow into the alcohol detectors to prove they're sober. Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska and Washington state began Jan. 1 requiring the devices for all motorists convicted of first-time drunken driving. South Carolina began requiring them for repeat offenders. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been conducting a nationwide campaign to mandate ignition locks for anyone convicted of drunken driving, claiming doing so would save thousands of lives. But...
  • The DUI Exception to the Constitution

    12/31/2008 2:53:07 PM PST · by Ron Jeremy · 659 replies · 9,361+ views
    DUI Blog ^ | 2005 | Lawrence Taylor (not the Linebacker)
    The DUI Exception to the Constitution” Posted by Lawrence Taylor on May 9th, 2005 In the course of various postings concerning MADD, I have received emails suggesting that they are a civic-minded organization which does not deserve my criticisms. As I have said on many occasions, I believe them to be a well-intentioned group of "true believers" — who, like most zealots, have a rigid and narrow focus and are ignorant of the harm they cause to others. And in other posts I have tried to explain the nature of that harm. Many years ago, I was invited to give...
  • Bloomington Sam's Club hit-run driver's alcohol: .41 (MN)

    12/12/2008 4:27:02 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies · 679+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 12/12/08 | TIM HARLOW and ABBY SIMONS
    A man accused of running down and killing a woman in front of a Bloomington store had a blood-alcohol level that was more than five times the legal limit, according to charges filed Friday. Anthony Phillip LaSalle, 36, was charged with third-degree murder and three counts of criminal vehicular homicide. His blood-alcohol level was 0.41 percent, according to the charges. The legal limit in Minnesota is .08. The charges say he admitted that he drank a half-liter of vodka that day and said he fled because he had been drinking. LuAnn Marie Johnson, 66, of Burnsville, was struck as she...
  • Drunk driving checkpoints can save lives (Pro-amnesty pols politicize public safety)

    12/08/2008 12:03:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 122 replies · 1,627+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | December 1, 2008 | Freeman Sawyer
    Drunk driving checkpoints can save lives By Freeman Sawyer - Special to the Express-News My nephew was killed by a drunk driver on a Texas highway. My mother — his grandmother — was the obituary writer at the Express-News at the time. She wrote the obituary for her grandson and told me later it was the most agonizing obituary she had ever written. This tragedy devastated our family. Four other innocent people were killed in this same wreck. One drunk driver changed the lives of five families in one split second that late December night. In 2007, drunk drivers in...
  • Two in Queens killed in crash by drunken driver with violent past

    11/20/2008 6:38:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 711+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 11.17.08 | Erica Pearson, Barry Paddock And Jonathan Lemire
    A drunken driver with a violent past killed a hardworking livery driver and her passenger Sunday when he blew through a red light and crushed her car in Queens, cops said. Daryush Omar - who was charged with murder in 2006 but never tried - had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he plowed his SUV into the livery car driven by Bessy Velasquez. RELATED: SLAIN MAN'S DAD: HE'S A COMMON THUG The mom of two died instantly along with passenger Panayiota Demetriou. Adding to the tragedy, a ghoulish passerby took advantage of the...
  • Suspect in fatal DWI charged with murder in 2006 case

    11/19/2008 3:22:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 392+ views
    A Plainview man awaiting trial for murder in a 2006 slaying outside a Manhattan nightclub now faces new charges: that he was drunk when his sport utility vehicle crashed into a cab in Queens yesterday morning, killing its driver and a passenger, New York City police said. Daryush Omar, 24, was driving his white Range Rover west on 31st Avenue in Astoria at 3:10 a.m. yesterday when he collided with a livery cab southbound on 34th Street, a police report said. The cabdriver, Bessy Velasquez, 41, of Brooklyn, and the passenger, Panayiota Demetriou, 30, of Queens, were taken to Astoria...
  • Police say speeding led to judge's DWI arrest

    11/11/2008 11:34:29 AM PST · by Dysart · 40 replies · 468+ views
    FWST ^ | 11-11-08 | ALEX BRANCH and MARTHA DELLER
    A Tarrant County felony court judge arrested Saturday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated was driving 92 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone and had several empty beer cans in her car, Alvarado Police Chief John Allen said.Alvarado police officers stopped State District Judge Elizabeth Berry’s gray Volvo SUV at 4:07 p.m. for speeding in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35W, Allen said Tuesday.During the stop, officers "observed that she had numerous empty and almost empty beer cans in her car," Allen said. The officers also thought she appeared intoxicated.Officers attempted to perform a field sobriety test but...
  • Hospital refuses to draw blood for police cases[DWI blood warrant][TX]

    10/18/2008 11:06:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 2,233+ views
    KXAN ^ | 16 Oct 2008 | KXAN
    Three days after Marble Falls police took their first driving while intoxicated suspect to the hospital armed with a search warrant for a blood draw, Seton Highland Lakes Medical Center in Burnet announced they will no longer adhere to the court order. "There were some issues," said Capt. Roger Sooter, with the Marble Falls Police Department. "But the draw was made, then we received the letter from the administrator." Seton Highland Lakes Medical Center Administrator, Scott Fuller, wrote a letter to city and county officials Oct. 6 that stated "effective immediately, the Highland Lakes Medical Center will not draw specimens...
  • Texting WORSE Than Alcohol Or Drugs While Driving

    09/19/2008 7:33:55 AM PDT · by waus · 15 replies · 443+ views
    Ayrshire Post ^ | September 19, 2008
    Texting behind the wheel impairs driving skills more than being drunk or high on drugs, according to new research. Reaction times deteriorated by over one-third, which was worse than alcohol at the legal limit or driving under the influence of cannabis.
  • Mission police officer suspended after DWI arrest (TX 2nd DWI in Police Car)

    06/29/2008 9:22:53 AM PDT · by devane617 · 15 replies · 262+ views
    TheMonitor ^ | 6/28/2008 | Sean Gaffney
    SAN JUAN -- A Mission police officer has been suspended indefinitely after a Saturday morning arrest for allegedly driving an unmarked police car while drunk, officials said. This is at least the third arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated for Officer Martin Flores Villarreal, 40, of Mission, and at least his second while driving an unmarked Mission police car, according to court records and Trooper Johnny Hernandez, a local spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The first two charges, in 2004 and 2006, were both dismissed, court records indicate. Villarreal is suspended from the department indefinitely and...
  • Mandatory In-Car Breathalyzers Coming?

    06/28/2008 7:30:35 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 45 replies · 170+ views
    National Motorists Association ^ | 6/23/08 | Eric Peters
    If you’re not a convicted drunk driver, should you still be required to have an in-car breathalyzer fitted (at your expense, ‘natch) to your next new vehicle? Apparently, some automakers — including GM and Toyota — think so. They and a few others are working together under the auspices of something called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, which is a $10 million federal “research program” that is trying to develop just such technology for mass introduction a few years from now. At the moment, the only people who have to deal with (and pay for) in-car Breathalyzers are...
  • Heather Squires was arrested for DUI without drinking a drop of alcohol

    06/04/2008 6:12:59 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 110 replies · 1,005+ views
    Phoenix New Times ^ | May 29, 2008 | Sarah Fenske
    Heather Squires was the designated driver. Never exactly a fun thing, but a college buddy of her husband's was driving up from Tucson to celebrate his acceptance into law school. So when her husband, Jason, asked, Heather said yes. It's not safe to be the designated driver these days, either. At Chuy's in Tempe, Heather's brother and her husband and the soon-to-be-law-school student knocked off four pitchers of beer. Everybody was having a great time. Around 9:30 p.m., they decided to head home. So they piled into Jason Squires' new pickup truck. As planned, Heather drove. They didn't get very...
  • Some arrested for DWI decry 'Wall of Shame'

    05/29/2008 8:58:12 AM PDT · by frankiep · 47 replies · 747+ views
    BY ALFONSO A. CASTILLO | alfonso.castillo@newsday.com May 28, 2008 Standing before a backdrop of mug shots of 81 men and women arrested for driving while intoxicated over Memorial Day weekend, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi billed the display as "The Wall of Shame." But several of the wall's members said Wednesday that the only thing shameful was Suozzi's attempt to publicly humiliate them, their families, and potentially cost them their livelihood before they get their day in court.
  • It took less than one drink to get Shannon Wilcutt busted for felony DUI[AZ][Busybodys]

    05/27/2008 7:56:48 AM PDT · by BGHater · 155 replies · 350+ views
    Phoenix News ^ | 20 Mar 2008 | Sarah Fenske
    The businessman was meeting with clients for lunch at Mimi's Café when he noticed the woman. Sitting a few tables over with her 4-year-old boy, she seemed groggy — yet she was drinking a mimosa. It got worse. The woman ordered a glass of white wine, then another. She was so out of it, the businessman would later write in a statement to police, that she looked ready to fall asleep at the table. When the woman paid her bill and left the restaurant, the businessman was right behind her, cell phone in hand. When she ran a stop sign...
  • Blood draw required if breath test refused

    05/25/2008 6:54:39 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 61 replies · 160+ views
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 5/21/08 | nonamementionedtheyareshamed
    Anyone who refuses to submit to a blood-alcohol breath test this weekend will be required to have his or her blood drawn, authorities said Tuesday in reminding residents of a new program scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday. District Attorney Susan Reed said the ‘No Refusal Accepted' program is scheduled to continue through 7 a.m. Tuesday. A registered nurse will be on duty both at the San Antonio magistrate's office and the detention center to draw blood from anyone arrested on suspicion of drunken driving who refused at the scene to take a breath test. Prosecutors will assist with...
  • DPS withholding video of Mike Krusee's arrest

    05/23/2008 11:00:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 232+ views
    KXAN.com ^ | May 22, 2008 | KXAN.com
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is withholding trooper dashboard camera video taken during the arrest of Texas representative Mike Krusee. Using the Texas Public Information Act, KXAN requested the video after the state lawmaker from Williamson County was arrested for DWI earlier this month. A state trooper pulled him over after he noticed him driving erratically in northwest Austin. The license plate on his vehicle also had expired last December. Elected state officials all have personalized license plates. Therefore, the trooper would have known he was pulling over a state official before asking for identification. A spokeswoman for the...
  • State Rep. Mike Krusee arrested for DWI

    05/02/2008 5:27:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 219+ views
    KXAN.com ^ | May 2, 2008 | AP/KXAN
    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP/KXAN) -- A state lawmaker who helped pave the way for major toll road projects and stiffer drunken driving penalties now faces a DWI charge. Rep. Mike Krusee of Williamson County is the Republican chairman of the House Transportation Committee. He was charged with first-offense driving while intoxicated after a state trooper noticed his car moving erratically in northwest Austin Wednesday night. The license plate on the vehicle also had expired last December. Elected state officials all have personalized license plates. Therefore, the trooper would have known he was pulling over a state official before asking for identification....
  • Krusee charged with drunken driving (Austin, Texas area State Rep)

    05/01/2008 12:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 9 replies · 134+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5.1.08 | Isadora Vail and Tony Plohetski
    State Representative Mike Krusee, R- Williamson County, was swerving between lanes in his black BMW on the frontage road of U.S. 183 Wednesday night, according to officials and an arrest affidavit. A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested and charged Krusee in for driving while intoxicated. Krusee was booked into the Williamson County Jail at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday and was released at 8:55 a.m. today, officials said. His bail was set at $1,000. Trooper Michael Scheffler wrote in the arrest affidavit that he followed Krusee down U.S. 183, after he noticed the swerving, and saw that Krusse had expired...
  • Alcohol-Busting Breath Mint 'AntiPoleez' Raising Eyebrows

    04/10/2008 1:41:10 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies · 652+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/10/2008
    A Brooklyn, N.Y., company is marketing a breath mint that may be so curiously strong it is raising eyebrows of concerned consumers. It’s called "AntiPoleez," and is advertised as a way to eliminate bad breath caused by alcohol, tobacco and food, My FOX New York reports. Critics say the name and marketing angle could promote alcohol abuse, leading people to believe they can pass a police breath test, or encourage underage kids to drink alcohol and attempt to cover it up. The company’s president denies that is the intention of his product. The Swiss president of the company, RNY Group,...
  • Police: Clinton Aide to Plead Guilty [Sidney Blumenthal....]

    03/24/2008 7:54:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 822+ views
    Police: Clinton Aide to Plead Guilty Mar 24 10:24 AM US/Eastern NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A senior adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham 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 President Clinton, will lose his right to drive for 16 months. Now an unpaid adviser to Hillary Clinton's campaign, Blumenthal, 59, was arrested Jan. 7, the day before the New Hampshire primary, and charged...
  • Trooper finds Santee police chief asleep at traffic light

    03/23/2008 1:38:22 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 40 replies · 1,621+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 22 March 2008 | Jennifer Wilson
    ORANGEBURG, SC (AP) - A Midlands police chief was arrested for falling asleep at the wheel at a traffic light. It happened in Orangeburg County. In 2005, Kenneth McCaster was an Orangeburg County deputy. He got shot in the arm while on patrol. McCaster spoke about the suspect in court. "It was just tough to see him stand there and almost kind of pretend that it's someone else's fault." McCaster became Santee's police chief last December. Now he's the one blamed for something. The highway patrol says a trooper drove up to the intersection of Highway 601 and Russell Street...
  • Clinton adviser to plead guilty to N.H. drunken driving charge (Sid Blumenthal)

    03/22/2008 3:55:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies · 774+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/22/08 | Boston Globe
    NASHUA, N.H.—A senior adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to plead guilty to drunken driving and will lose his right to drive for 16 months, police said. Sidney Blumenthal of Washington was arrested Jan. 7, the day before the New Hampshire primary, and charged with aggravated drunken driving. Police said Blumenthal was traveling 70 mph in a 30 mph zone. The case had been set for trial last week, but Blumenthal has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced driving while intoxicated charge, said Nashua police Capt. Peter Segal. In addition to the suspended license, police...
  • Fort Drum Prints Photos After Arrests for D.W.I.

    03/08/2008 10:40:22 AM PST · by stentorian conservative · 71 replies · 1,813+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 8, 2008 | LISA W. FODERARO
    The newspaper accounts included regiment information and blood alcohol content. Silhouettes were used when photos were not available.
  • Tube inserted into man who refused to give urine sample

    03/07/2008 7:04:04 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 79 replies · 1,861+ views
    Seattlepi.com (Seattle Press Intelligencer) ^ | 3/4/08 | Associated Press Staff
    KELSO, Wash. -- When a man who was suspected of drunken driving in Longview refused to give blood and urine samples he was taken to a hospital. His lawyer says he was held down kicking and screaming for a blood draw. And a tube was inserted into his bladder to withdraw the urine. He sued Cowlitz County. A settlement was reached Friday in which he was paid $15,000, without authorities admitting they did anything wrong. The 37-year-old man, Matthew Clifford Arthur, was on probation at the time of the arrest in November and was required to undergo screening for drugs...
  • Clinton aide's DWI trial is postponed (Sid Blumenthal; see the YouTube)

    02/22/2008 8:42:17 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 148+ views
    nashua telegraph ^ | 2-22-08 | Wolfe
    MOCKING SID ON YOUTUBE Clinton aide's DWI trial is postponed By ANDREW WOLFE Telegraph Staff awolfe@nashuatelegraph.com Documents related to the Blumenthal DWI charge. NASHUA – A judge agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial of a Clinton campaign adviser accused of speeding through Nashua while intoxicated. Sidney Blumenthal, 59, of Washington, D.C., had been scheduled to stand trial on an aggravated DWI charge Thursday in Nashua District Court, but his case has been postponed to April 7, at his lawyer's request, court documents show. Blumenthal's lawyer, retired Hudson police Capt. Ray Mello, of Nashua, could not be reached for comment...
  • DUI bill dies, no doubt from embarrassment

    02/18/2008 6:15:04 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 67 replies · 162+ views
    Yakima Herald,com ^ | 2/15/08 | Yakima Herald Editorial Board (at link)
    Finally, common sense prevails in dealing with the state's laws on driving under the influence of liquor and drugs. A bill steeped in election-year, get-tough-on-crime grandstanding has quietly gone to the burial ground for bad bills in the state Legislature. It failed to make it out of the Senate Transportation Committee before Tuesday's deadline. Senate Bill 6402 would have required people convicted of a DUI infraction to put fluorescent-yellow license plates on their cars for one year after having their driving privileges restored. Who knows why overreaching bills even get a hearing in Olympia, as this one did last week...
  • Clinton aide to face DWI charge (Sidney Blumenthal skips arraignment today, faces trial in Feb...)

    01/31/2008 3:36:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies · 117+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 1/30/08 | ANDREW WOLFE
    A Clinton campaign adviser will skip arraignment on an aggravated driving while intoxicated charge and is scheduled to stand trial next month, Nashua District Court records show. Sidney Blumenthal, 59, of Washington, D.C., was arrested after midnight Jan. 7, a day before the New Hampshire primary. Sgt. Michael Masella said he spotted Blumenthal’s rented Buick heading north on Concord Street in the area of Greeley Park, allegedly at about 70 miles an hour.
  • Clinton adviser charged with DWI

    01/13/2008 9:36:00 AM PST · by don-o · 39 replies · 108+ views
    CNN / AP ^ | January 13, 2008
    NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) – A senior adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton was arrested and charged with aggravated drunken driving a day before the New Hampshire primary. Nashua police say Sidney Blumenthal was arrested early Monday morning after an officer pulled over a car traveling 70 mph in a 30 mph zone. Blumenthal, 59, is a journalist and former White House adviser to President Bill Clinton who is now serving as an unpaid adviser on Hillary Clinton's campaign.