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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    01/14/2009 5:17:04 AM PST · by shortstop · 207 replies · 2,877+ views | 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...