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  • DWI case against N.J. lawmaker who went on vulgar rant can proceed, judge says

    02/25/2018 10:23:30 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 4, 2017 | Amanda Hoover
    A state assemblywoman accused of driving while intoxicated must face the charge against her, despite claims that a blood sample taken the night of a crash was drawn illegally, a judge has ruled. Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, R-Burlington, sought to suppress results of a blood test, arguing that the sample was taken without her consent because she did not sign all the necessary forms, and also challenged whether there was probable cause for the test.
  • ICE may deport DWI suspect in NC crash that killed toddler in ambulance

    02/14/2018 4:29:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/14/18
    WINSTON SALEM (AP/WNCN) - Authorities say a man accused of drunken driving in a fatal ambulance crash in North Carolina is subject to deportation pending the criminal caseís outcome. **SNIP** Police say Romeroís car hit the ambulance carrying a 3-year-old boy and his mother, causing it to overturn. Police found the ambulance overturned on the curb of U.S. 52 southbound near the Liberty Street exit around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, WFMY reported. The boy later died in a hospital. Three adults on the ambulance had minor injuries, according to the TV station.
  • Randy Travis DWI Naked Arrest Vid Released

    01/08/2018 11:27:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 64 replies ^ | 12/4/2017 | Staff
    Randy Travis' DWI arrest video has finally been released by Texas officials, and it's apparent the singer is out of it. The video is 3 hours long ... we've posted a portion where Randy is clearly agitated and praying to God. The 2012 footage of Randy's arrest was released Monday after a federal judge denied the country singer's request to keep it private. As we reported ... Travis filed a lawsuit in September to keep his arrest vid under wraps, claiming it would be a violation of his privacy rights because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated. Travis crashed his...
  • Illegal Alien Charged With Killing 14-Year-Old Texas Girl

    12/18/2017 5:46:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2017 | 4:33 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    Rhyan Moody, a 14-year-old high school freshman from Colleyville, Texas, was killed when an illegal alien, apparently intoxicated, allegedly smashed an SUV into the car she was traveling in with her grandparents on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 23. Moody was in the back seat and died from blunt force trauma to her head. Her grandparents suffered numerous broken bones and are recovering. Needless to say, if the illegal alien had not been in this country, Moody would be alive today. Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz, 38, was arrested in his vehicle not far from the accident. Alcohol was found in the vehicle and...
  • She Fought the Law But the Law Lost

    11/14/2017 9:00:02 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 8 replies ^ | 11/14/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    And that, kids, is justice. Walk into court in a jail jumper, plead guilty to a lie, walk out the door and laugh. Thatís where the Leticia Astacio clown circus took us yesterday, as all of a sudden itís not just about #drunkjudge, itís about a system that might be as effed up as she says it is. She is a Rochester City Court judge who, caught driving drunk one morning on the way in to do arraignments, has been in and out of jail and she has taken a simple misdemeanor and turned it into the most exasperating local...
  • 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 ^ | 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 IIIís blood-alcohol content was about two and a half times the stateís legal limit for drivers when he was pulled over early on March 19 in Newville. He was wearing a green St. Patrickís Day shirt with the saying on it. Ö
  • 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 | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/28/17 | Michelle Hunter, | 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 ^ | 1/18/17 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ó 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 Attorneyís 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: Weíll Make You Listen To One†Direction

    11/26/2016 5:02:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 11/26/16 |
    A small Minnesota police departmentís 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 ďOne Direction cover bands on the way to jail.Ē There was no mention of the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from ďcruel 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) ó 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 ó as a passenger ó 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 ó 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. Itís 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: ‚ÄėWe‚Äôve been in hell‚Äô

    02/22/2016 7:26:20 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Sarah Mervosh
    Maria Lemus‚Äô 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‚Äôs drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care. He can communicate only by blinking. ‚ÄúPeople say we have to die to go to hell,‚ÄĚ his mother said. ‚ÄúTo me, I‚Äôve already been there.‚ÄĚ Lemus spoke briefly about her family‚Äôs experience from her front door step Saturday, a day after attending a court hearing where a judge transferred Couch‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúor even lower.‚ÄĚ The agency released its ‚Äúmost wanted list‚ÄĚ 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.