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  • Cops: Stratford motorist napped on I-95 in Greenwich

    08/18/2014 7:53:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | August 17, 2014 | The Connecticut Post
    GREENWICH -- A 30-year-old Stratford man who allegedly stopped his car in the right lane of Interstate 95 to take a nap was arrested on drunken-driving charges. Santiago E. Vallejo, of Success Avenue, was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Friday near Exit 4 in the northbound section of the highway. State troopers reported that Vallejo failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving while intoxicated and improper parking.
  • Rick Perry Indictment is Another Case of the Democrat Party Criminalizing Opposition

    08/18/2014 4:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mr. Snerdley walked in and said, "Boy, this thing with Rick Perry, can you believe what a farce?" It's not a farce, folks. Now, I'm not gonna be getting to Rick Perry right off the bat here, but I wanted to mention something about it to get it on the table. It's not a farce. It isn't a joke. Sadly, it's not even a laughing matter. This is dead serious. Not that he's done anything wrong. What's dead serious about this is the Democrat Party and their ongoing effort to criminalize political differences or opposition. All the...
  • Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

    08/08/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 153 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8th, 2014 | Radley Balko
    Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. They also point to studies showing that in other states that have legalized pot for medical purposes, we’ve seen an increase in the number of drivers testing positive for the drug who were involved in fatal car accidents. The anti-pot group SAM recently pointed out that even before the first...
  • 2014 US Open: Man gets DWI after hitting state trooper with golf cart

    06/16/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT · by logitech · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 6/15/2014 | Kyle Porter
    I've seen a lot of crazy things at a lot of golf tournaments but I'm not sure if I've ever seen this. A man at the 2014 US Open who was driving NBC's Roger Maltbie around the course got a DWI on Saturday for driving the course under the influence of alcohol. According to GolfWeek the story was as bizarre as it sounds. "The officer was upset because, according to him, the driver ran over his foot when leaving the tee area. The cop then chased the cart on a sandy surface just outside the gallery ropes while yelling, 'Stop!...
  • ‘Affluenza’ teen’s family to pay victim $2M

    05/06/2014 11:18:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 1:29 PM EDT
    The family of a Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has agreed to pay more than $2 million to the family of a boy left paralyzed by the accident. Tarrant County court documents show that the liability insurer of Ethan Couch’s parents agreed to pay more than $1 million in cash and the rest in two annuities to a trust established for Sergio Molina. …
  • Colts owner Jim Irsay charged with DWI, four felony counts of possession

    03/17/2014 3:58:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jay Busbee
    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after being arrested Sunday night. According to Hamilton County (Ind.) police, Irsay was arrested in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel at about 3 a.m. ET. Irsay was observed stopping in the middle of the road and failed to signal when pulling over. "During the course of the investigation, Irsay subsequently failed several roadside field sobriety tests," police said in a statement. Several Schedule IV bottles of prescription medication were found in Irsay's car. "Multiple prescription drugs...
  • Feds To End Controversial Secret Alcohol Testing At Roadblocks

    03/12/2014 7:58:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Jalopnik.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Patrick George
    Feds To End Controversial Secret Alcohol Testing At Roadblocks After drawing considerable ire from the public over a program that tested drivers for drug and alcohol use — the latter secretly and without their consent — federal transportation officials today said they will no longer surreptitiously collect breath samples from drivers at roadblocks. The Associated Press reports that a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official said roadblock testers will now get motorists' permission before using a passive alcohol sensor, which previously gathered breath samples before drivers could consent to the study. NHTSA has been conducting their National Roadside Survey of...
  • More drivers positive for pot in Washington [State]

    03/07/2014 11:28:57 PM PST · by steve86 · 19 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 3/7/2014 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE — More drivers tested positive for marijuana in Washington in 2013 -- the first full year after the state legalized pot -- but officials so far say there's been no obvious, corresponding jump in car accidents. The Washington State Patrol says 1,362 drivers tested positive for having active marijuana in their system -- a jump of just under 25 percent from the year before, even though the patrol had fewer troopers on the road and there was no overall rise in intoxicated driving arrests.
  • DWI suspect charged in 2nd fatality (NM-Kills brother of judge who sentenced him for 1st)

    01/28/2014 7:44:13 AM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 28, 2014 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    Jacob Williams, convicted in 2008 of driving drunk when he killed a motorcyclist and left a woman paralyzed, now faces an identical set of charges for allegedly killing another motorcyclist – who happens to be the brother of the judge that sentenced Williams to prison in the earlier case. Williams, 27, of Bosque in Valencia County, was charged Monday with driving drunk after his pickup veered over a center line, killing Daniel Sanchez, 51, and seriously injuring his 11-year-old daughter, Magen Sanchez. Sanchez’s brother, state District Court Judge William Sanchez of Los Lunas, presided in an April 2008 case in...
  • Tulsa (Oklahoma) Man Accused of Taking Toddler on Drunken Horse Ride

    01/25/2014 11:23:11 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Tusla World ^ | January 21, 2014 | KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
    Tulsa man accused of taking toddler on drunken horse ride A Tulsa man who was once charged on an out-of-state child endangerment complaint was arrested by police Monday after he allegedly was seen riding a horse with a 3-year-old child while intoxicated. Dennis Carl Byers, 38, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on child neglect and public intoxication complaints, jail records show. Byers was spotted by Tulsa police about 8 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of East 56th North on a horse with a small child, Byers' arrest report said. Officers who stopped Byers observed that he had blood...
  • Breathalyzer for Pot Hits Los Angeles

    12/31/2013 9:27:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Mon, Dec 30, 2013 | David Downs
    The car and weed capital of the world has become one of the first major cities to roll out a breathalyzer for pot. Sort of. ABC News is reporting that the LA City Attorney is deploying oral swab tests in the field that can detect the presence of marijuana’s main active ingredient, THC. The swabs could lead to convictions for driving under the influence. issue of CULTURE magazine, such swabs are not breathalyzers in the traditional sense. They can’t tell officers how much THC you have in your system. But combined with ‘zero tolerance’ ‘per se’ laws like those in...
  • Refusing a sobriety test during the holidays not an option

    12/16/2013 8:56:37 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 150 replies
    Valleycentra ^ | 12.15.2013 | Valeria Aponte
    Troopers all across Texas are going after drunk drivers this holiday season. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is aiming to lower the amount of drunk drivers across the state by increasing the amount of troopers, working overtime, and enforcing stricter rules. No refusals are among the stricter rules being enforced, meaning if an officer believes you are drunk and asks you to take a blood test you will most likely have to still take one. If you say no, the officer will get a warrant from a judge immediately to get your blood specimen. Saying no to a...
  • Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    12/11/2013 12:43:33 PM PST · by kobald · 38 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | December 10, 2013 | CBS-DFW
    Prosecutors were pushing for 16-year-old Ethan Couch to spend 20 years in prison. However, State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced Couch to a decade of probation. There was no debate about who was behind the wheel last June, when Couch plowed into and killed four people. Couch has admitted to being the driver, and court records show his blood alcohol level was .24 at the time of the crash, three times the legal limit for an adult. Prosecutors also presented evidence that Couch and some friends stole beer from a Burleson Walmart on June 15, the night of the crash....
  • Respecting Juries

    12/09/2013 3:20:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2013 | Clay Conrad
    A Texas jury was recently lambasted in open court for committing jury nullification by visiting judge Jerry Ray because they acquitted a defendant in a driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. Judge Ray went so far as to equate the jury’s verdict with the acquittal of O.J. Simpson. Unfortunately, like many judges, Judge Ray did not understand what jury nullification is, what juries do, or his own obligations as a judge. Jury nullification occurs when a criminal jury votes not guilty, in spite of proof of guilt beyond reasonable doubt, because they believe the law is either unjust or is being...
  • San Marcos woman gets life in prison after 6th DWI

    09/20/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Austin Am. Statesman ^ | 09/18/2013 | By Jeremy Schwartz
    A Hays County jury on Wednesday sentenced a San Marcos woman to life in prison after her sixth conviction of driving while intoxicated. Rose Ann Davidson, 44, was arrested by a Kyle police officer in the early morning hours of July 27, 2012, on Interstate 35 after he observed her driving erratically. The officer concluded she was intoxicated and found an open container of beer in her vehicle. Davidson had five prior convictions for driving while intoxicated dating back to 1996 and had only recently been released from prison, Hays County officials said. The trial took place in front of...
  • "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy charged with (felony) DWI

    08/21/2013 3:54:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/21/13
    **SNIP** The charge is a felony because the Cassidy has a 2011 conviction for driving under the influence in Florida. He lives in Fort Lauderdale but is staying in upstate New York for a horse racing meet in Saratoga. The 63-year-old "Partridge Family" star is free on $2,500 bail. He's due in Schodack Town Court on Sept. 4.
  • 5-year legal fight over O’Doul’s beer (NM man convicted of open container in car)

    06/27/2013 1:00:58 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 56 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 27, 2013 | Steve Hansen
    TUCUMCARI – A Tucumcari man’s five-year effort to be exonerated of charges for having an open container of O’Doul’s non-alcoholic beer in his car ran into a procedural hurdle Tuesday in 10th District Court. Judge Albert Mitchell threw out Gary Southern’s motion to have his conviction for having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in his car set aside because it was based on a writ of coram nobis, a procedural device that has been abolished in New Mexico courts. Mitchell then advised Southern that he had two options: He could appeal Mitchell’s decision of Tuesday or file a...
  • Man Appears Drunk on Bike in Austin, Crashes into Truck Trailer

    06/21/2013 11:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KAAL TV ^ | 06/12/2013
    It was a lose-lose situation for an Austin man. He ran his bicycle into the side of a trailer on an Austin street, and he faces charges for it. It happened at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of East Oakland Avenue. Police say the 40-year-old man failed to stop at a stop sign, and ran his bike into the side of a trailer being pulled by an Austin Utilities truck. The bicyclist was knocked to the street on impact, and suffered bumps and abrasions. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. Investigators also say the...
  • MADD Silent on Amnesty Law That Rewards Drunk Drivers

    06/18/2013 3:10:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 18, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    As preposterous as it may seem, illegal immigrants with drunk-driving, domestic violence, aggravated assault and child abuse convictions will qualify for amnesty under the immigration bill pending in the U.S. Senate unless an amendment introduced by a Texas lawmaker is adopted. Incredibly, groups that would normally be vocal on these sorts of issues have remained silent. For instance, the nation’s largest organization working to stop drunk driving and support victims of the violent crime—Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)—refuses to criticize the proposed law even though it will essentially reward those convicted of driving dunk. Through a spokeswoman, MADD said it...
  • Police Open Fire on a Car Sitting at Crowded DWI Checkpoint

    06/17/2013 9:05:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 30 replies
    Daily Paul.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Robhino
    *VIDEO* Police open fire on a car sitting at crowded DWI checkpointBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A couple celebrating Father’s Day with their baby found themselves in the middle of a shootout at a DWI checkpoint when officers unloaded on a car sitting in heavy traffic. The couple, Jared and Rose Cleerdin were hoping it wouldn’t be their last Father’s Day together as the officers fired dozens of rounds in the direction of on-coming traffic. Jared Cleerden believes the officers acted way beyond what was necessary for public safety saying, ”Every cop turned around and started unloading like super...
  • Study: Many designated drivers found to have been drinking, too

    06/10/2013 2:41:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM
    Thirty-five percent of people in U.S. bars who said they were designated drivers had blood-alcohol levels high enough to impair their driving, researchers say. Adam Barry, an assistant professor of health education and behavior at the University of Florida, and his team recruited patrons as they left bars in a restaurant and bar district of a major university town in the Southeast between 10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. across six Friday nights before home football games in fall 2011. …
  • Police: Man, hiding in cactus, suspected of sex while driving (only in NM!!)

    05/29/2013 10:32:54 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 28, 2013 | Patrick Lohmann
    A 25-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police said he was drunkenly having sex with a woman while driving, crashed his car and then ran from police. Luis Briones, 25, was found with one shoe on and his shorts on inside-out Monday night, hiding in a cactus, after he crashed his Ford Explorer ... on Monday night. Briones’ female passenger was found naked outside the vehicle after being ejected. She had deep cuts to her face and head, but was in stable condition when she was sent to the hospital, police said.
  • Man Charged With Obstruction Of Police Officer During Operation Thunder Stop

    05/01/2013 9:18:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 56 replies
    WJBF.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Mike Miller
    ames Eades of Augusta is charged with obstruction of a police officer, stemming from an incident during Operation Thunder, but he says there is much more to the story than that. Eades says that he and a friend were driving down Alexander Drive early Friday morning when they came to an Operation Thunder Checkpoint on River Watch Parkway. What happened during that stop lead to Eades getting arrested... and he says it's all because he didn't roll down his window all the way "We saw what appeared to be an accident scene. A couple of police cars with blue lights,...
  • Honk-Your-Horn [Bullying] before running over someone...

    02/23/2013 12:07:40 PM PST · by topher · 34 replies
    February 23, 2013 | Vanity
    Last summer, I was in a DMV location in Louisiana taking a test to get a Motorcycle Addendum for my Driver's License. I heard a woman ask the person in charge of written tests: "Can I take it again?" She had just flunked the written test. In this part of Louisiana, we lost a covered bus stop (made of metal) because someone was driving drunk. No surprise for Louisiana -- with drive through margaritas. On different occasions, I have had drivers attempt to use Honk-Your-Horn Bullying Today the person tried to run over me -- without stopping. I was on...
  • Father charged in murder of man who killed his 2 sons

    02/12/2013 6:51:08 AM PST · by Nickname · 47 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | Feb 11 2013 | n/a
    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - A Brazoria County grand jury has indicted a father for the murder of another man. According to investigators, David Barajas shot and killed a drunk driver who hit and killed his two young sons.
  • WHY POLICE OFFICERS LIE UNDER OATH.

    02/04/2013 2:26:43 PM PST · by virgil283 · 56 replies
    instapundit ^ | February 4, 2013 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    “In this era of mass incarceration, the police shouldn’t be trusted any more than any other witness, perhaps less so. That may sound harsh, but numerous law enforcement officials have put the matter more bluntly. . . . Police departments have been rewarded in recent years for the sheer numbers of stops, searches and arrests. In the war on drugs, federal grant programs like the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program have encouraged state and local law enforcement agencies to boost drug arrests in order to compete for millions of dollars in funding. Agencies receive cash rewards for arresting...
  • DWI Suspect 'Moonwalks' Field Sobriety Test

    01/18/2013 6:41:23 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies
    KRIS TV ^ | Updated: Jan 18, 2013 6:03 PM | Staff
    Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:52 AM Updated: Jan 18, 2013 6:03 PM Police: DWI Suspect Moonwalks - KZTV CORPUS CHRISTI - A suspected drunk driver showed off her dancing skills to police early Friday morning when she was asked to do a field sobriety test. Police say 23-year-old Coral Li Rape stopped her black Cadillac, at a green light, in the intersection of Holly Road and Flynn Parkway. She eventually turned onto Flynn Parkway, driving south in the northbound lane. When officers pulled her over she appeared intoxicated and was not cooperating with police. When Rape was asked to perform...
  • Coked-Up Scumbag Finally Arrested After Pinning Crash On Girlfriend

    09/23/2012 10:46:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 9/20/12 | Raphael Orlove
    If you've just crashed your mom's Mercedes after doing some coke, don't pin the whole thing on your girlfriend. You'll still get arrested, and you'll also be a total scumbag. On May 28, Dan Sajewski, 23, crashed his mom's Mercedes CLK 320 convertible through the home of a 96-year-old woman in Huntington, Long Island. Earlier that night at his parent's $1.7 million mansion, Sajewski had been drinking and doing some coke with his girlfriend Sophia Anderson, 21, until about 4 AM, reports the New York Post. Anderson went with Sajewski on a beer run and passed out in the Benz....
  • Randy Travis Arrested Naked, Charged With DWI

    08/09/2012 3:01:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/09/2012 | DIANA HEIDGERD
    Country singer Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after he crashed his Pontiac Trans Am and was found naked and combative at the scene, Texas officials said. The accident was reported Tuesday night, and Travis walked out of jail Wednesday morning wearing scrubs, no shoes and a University of Texas baseball cap. It was the second Texas arrest this year for Travis, who was cited in February for public intoxication. A Pontiac Trans Am registered to the 53-year-old singer had veered off a roadway near Tioga, a town about 60 miles north of Dallas...
  • Alleged DWI Claims Tiny Life (Illegal alien with NM drivers license)

    08/02/2012 8:51:17 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 2, 2012 | T.S. Last
    They are powerful images. One is of an anguished young mother lying in a hospital bed holding her lifeless baby. The other is of the father, saying a prayer over the tiny boy just before handing him over to the Office of the Medical Examiner. It was the only time Zach and Aileen Smith held their son, whom they named Dimitri after Aileen’s grandfather. The child was born by Caesarean section in a Santa Fe hospital in an effort to save him, just hours after the Smiths were involved in a crash with an alleged drunk driver on June 10...
  • Police: [illegal alien] Drunk driver kills unborn child

    06/28/2012 6:29:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    KAIT8 ^ | June 27, 2012 | Web Staff
    BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A 35-year-old illegal immigrant is accused of driving drunk and killing an unborn child after a weekend crash. The Independence County Sheriff's Department filed for and received an affidavit warrant Tuesday through Don McSpadden, the 16th judicial prosecuting attorney, and Chaney Taylor, the Batesville district judge, for the arrest of Ernesto Berdeja. He is charged with negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated. . . . Mundy says Berdeja had pulled in front of the truck with his Hyundai, causing the collision. Berdeja's two female passengers were taken to the White River Medical Center. One of...
  • Rodney King Dead at 47

    06/17/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2012 | JACK NICAS
    Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was found dead at the bottom of his pool, police said. Mr. King's fiancée found him at the bottom of the pool on Sunday morning at his home in Rialito, Calif. He was 47. "The preliminary investigation indicates that this is a drowning and there are no signs of foul play," said Rialto Police Sgt. Paul Stella. In 1991, a video of police beating Mr. King after a freeway chase in Los Angeles rocketed across the world, stoking national tensions over race and police...
  • [Police Pursuit ends when] Suspected DUI Driver Plows Into Taco Truck, 2 [bystanders] Dead

    06/17/2012 8:54:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    KTLA News ^ | 6:41 a.m. PDT, June 17, 2012
    A suspected drunk driver leading police on a pursuit caused a deadly crash when her car collided into a taco truck. California Highway Patrol noticed the driver weaving in and out of lanes on the eastbound 10 Freeway around 11 p.m. Saturday. The female driver continued to drive after officers attempted to pull her over, eventually taking the pursuit to the 5 Freeway. She then exited at Cesar Chavez Avenue, and, ignoring traffic signs, drove through a parking lot and into a crowded taco truck. Two people standing outside the truck were hit and later pronounced dead. One of the...
  • [4x deported] Germantown man [caught driving drunk] pleads guilty to entering U.S. illegally

    05/28/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Daily Freeman (NY) ^ | May 25, 2012 | Blotter
    ALBANY, N.Y. — A Germantown man who has been deported to Mexico four times and arrested by Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a total of six times for illegally entering the United States pleaded guilty to re-entering the country illegally once again, the U.S. Attorney’s Northern District of New York Office said Thursday. Jesus Vazquez Loyola, 26, who is a citizen of Mexico, faces two years imprisonment, supervised release of up to one year, and a fine of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino to felony re-entry Wednesday, prosecutors said....
  • Iowa Man charged with DWI with zebra, parrot in truck

    05/23/2012 8:39:10 AM PDT · by Dogrobber · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2012 | Fox News
    DUBUQUE, Iowa – An Iowa man stopped outside a Dubuque bar with a small zebra and a parrot in his truck has been charged with drunken driving. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/22/iowa-man-with-zebra-parrot-in-truck-gets-dui/print#ixzz1vhvvxF00
  • DWI chase rounds and rounds horse track (NM)

    05/09/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    KRQE News 13, ABQ ^ | Friday, 04 May 2012 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - He told police he wanted to pretend he was a race-car driver. The problem is police think he was very drunk when he drove onto a horse track in Hobbs and started doing laps. It wasn't an average call that the Hobbs Police Department responded to just after 1 a.m. Friday. "Nothing like this has happened," Hobbs Officer Mike Stone said. "The casino's been open for several years, and we've never had this type of issue there before." Police said Martin McDonald, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, broke through a gate at the Zia Park Casino...
  • Man spends 2 years in solitary after DWI arrest

    01/25/2012 3:07:26 PM PST · by The KG9 Kid · 82 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 01/25/2012 | Elizabeth Chuck
    A New Mexico man who said he was forced to pull his own tooth while in solitary confinement because he was denied access to a dentist has been awarded $22 million due to inhumane treatment by New Mexico's Dona Ana County Jail. Stephen Slevin was arrested in August of 2005 for driving while intoxicated, then thrown in jail for two years. He was in solitary at Dona Ana County Jail for his entire sentence and basically forgotten about and never given a trial, he told NBC station KOB.com Tuesday night. "'[Jail guards were] walking by me every day, watching me...
  • Man arrested for 3rd suspected DUI in 1 week (3 arrests in 5 days!)

    01/22/2012 5:14:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | January 22, 2012 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Man arrested for 3rd suspected DUI in 1 week IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- An Imperial Beach man was arrested for suspected drunken driving three times in five days, deputies said Sunday. Sheriff's deputies were called to a report of a drunken driver on Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived they found the driver, David Lakarnafeaux, 44, had walked inside a bar on Palm Avenue and Seacoast Drive, Sgt. Ted Greenwald said. When deputies arrested him, they discovered that Lakarnafeaux had already been arrested for the same charge twice last week: on Tuesday by San...
  • Hinchey's wife charged with DWI after car crash in Albany Wednesday night

    01/19/2012 10:30:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Times Herald-record Middletown, NY ^ | 1/19/12 | Nathan Brown
    ALBANY - Rep. Maurice Hinchey's wife was charged with driving while intoxicated Wednesday, just hours after her husband said he wouldn't run for re-election to his congressional seat. Police were called after Allison Lee-Hinchey, 49, rear-ended another vehicle on Lark Street in Albany around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, said city police spokesman Det. James Miller. Miller said Lee-Hinchey appeared unsteady, smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. She was then brought to central booking, where Miller said a Breathalyzer test showed her to have a 0.14 percent blood-alcohol content, well above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Lee-Hinchey was ticketed...
  • Rep. Maurice Hinchey announces retirement...wife charged with second DWI in eight months

    01/19/2012 6:14:12 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    © Copyright 2012 The Saratogian ^ | Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 | By PATRICIA DOXSEY
    U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a Hurley Democrat who has served in the House since 1993, will not seek re-election this fall, his office announced on Wednesday. On the eve of his retirement press conference, Hinchey's wife was charged with her second DWI in just eight months in Albany.... She was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while using a mobile phone, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and following too closely.... Mrs. Hinchey, a lobbyist for DKC, was arrested for drunken driving last May in the Ulster County town of Hurley, where she and her husband live, and ultimately...
  • Surgeon Charged With DWI After Collision Kills Girl, 4 (NM)

    01/02/2012 7:38:25 PM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 1, 2012 | Vic Vela
    SANTA FE – About four years ago, a doctor probably helped Juliana Reyes Vasquez into the world. Now, a doctor is accused of ending her life. Juliana, 4, died early Saturday morning, about two hours after an alleged drunken driver struck a minivan at a Santa Fe intersection that carried the child, her 3-year-old sister Yeretez Jasmine Reyes Vasquez and their mother, Carla Vasquez Rivera. Mother and sister were both injured, but survived. Both girls were in the back seat and in car seats at the time of the crash, and both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to police. Deborah...
  • Infamous Mankato news anchor arrested on suspicion of DWI

    12/22/2011 3:58:45 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    makato free press ^ | 12-22-11 | mankato free press
    MANKATO, Minn. - A KEYC-TV anchor who made David Letterman's Top 10 List after many speculated she could have been drunk during a newscast has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. An anonymous caller contacted the North Mankato Police Department on Wednesday morning to report an intoxicated person was leaving a Roe Crest Drive residence in a vehicle. A report describing the vehicle was put out to law enforcement officers in the area and the car was stopped by a Nicollet County sheriff's deputy on U.S. 14. Annie Stensrud, 28, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. She...
  • Police: I-69 driver drunk, doing 119

    11/26/2011 5:52:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | November 26, 2011 | The Journal Gazette
    The trooper’s radar had Robert Jahns going 119 mph. Not only was he well over the 70-mph speed limit, he was intoxicated and his wife and stepchildren, ages 5 and 16, were in the car, according to the Indiana State Police. The family was driving through Steuben County, heading north on Interstate 69 to Battle Creek, Mich., for a Thanksgiving Day gathering. Another motorist alerted authorities to Jahns’ driving, and trooper Chris Kinsey received a report about 5 p.m. Thursday that a vehicle was traveling at more than 100 mph on the interstate. Kinsey later spotted Jahns’ car, a 2005...
  • GOP Congressman Wants Hearings on Amnesty for Obama's "Drunken Uncle Omar"

    09/12/2011 2:37:12 PM PDT · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-12-2011 | John Hill
    GOP Rep. Steve King (R-IA) - a stalwart opponent of illegal alien amnesty, came out with a strong response to Barack Obama's "Uncle Omar" - the 20-year fugitive from justice busted for DUI in Massachussetts 2 weeks ago, who was then summarily released by ICE a few days ago. This follows the outrage of Obama's Aunt Zeituni mooching off welfare and public housing for years in Boston, before being outed - and then getting asylum in an unprecedented closed immigration hearing. As Judiciary Chariman Lamar Smith said Friday, "It appears there is a double standard — one for President Obama’s...
  • Drunken Driving, Traffic Crime Deportations Way Up

    07/23/2011 7:34:03 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 7/22/11 | SUZANNE GAMBOA / Associated Press
    Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show. The U.S. deported nearly 393,000 people in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, half of whom were considered criminals. Of those, 27,635 had been arrested for drunken driving, more than double the 10,851 deported after drunken driving arrests in 2008, the last full year of the Bush administration, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data provided to The...
  • Maker of Ignition Interlock Devices: Public Safety Demands Law Requiring Ignition Interlock Devices

    07/11/2011 3:30:55 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 34 replies
    The Agitator ^ | 07/11/2011 | Radley Balko
    Shocking, isn’t it? But good on the Washington Times for exposing the money grab behind the “public safety” campaign to mandate the devices for first-time DUI offenders. A bill that would withhold up to 5 percent of each state’s highway funding unless that state requires such as device in the cars of all convicted drunken drivers was introduced in the Senate in February by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and last month in the House by Rep. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat. For the past 18 months, lobbyists for “ignition interlocks,” as they are called, have jockeyed...
  • Police: Off-duty trooper hit convicted DWI offender [Journalistic Negligence]

    05/24/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    Albany TU (Pravda of the Hudson) ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | By BRYAN FITZGERALD (aka: boot licker)
    BROADALBIN -- A car driven by an off-duty state trooper likely hit a Northville man who was found dead in the road, and the victim had a previous DWI conviction for striking a teenage girl, authorities said. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office said the trooper, Brian Beardsley, 32, was driving with his girlfriend on county Highway 110 around 2:41 a.m. Sunday when he struck Chad E. Finch, 29, of South Shore Road. Deputies say the original call to police was made by an unidentified woman who reported that she saw what appeared to be a body in the southbound lane...
  • Hinchey's wife charged with DWI

    05/19/2011 1:29:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Times Herald-Record Middletown, NY ^ | 5/19/11 | Michael Novinson
    HURLEY — The wife of Rep. Maurice Hinchey was charged Tuesday night with driving drunk. State police said Allison Lee-Hinchey, 49, of Hurley, was pulled over at 9:40 p.m. on Morgan Hill Road for allegedly failing to keep right, use a turn signal and stop at a stop sign. She had a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 percent, and was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, state police said. Lee-Hinchey works as a lobbyist for DKC and represents the Committee to Save New York, a pro-governor group that spent nearly $5 million in March and April. She...
  • Defendants put the drunken driving test on trial

    04/03/2011 3:47:30 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 38 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | 03/27/2011 | Leonora LaPeter Anton
    Laura Barfield spends a lot of time these days swinging around Florida in her state-issued Chevy to defend the technology that the state uses to catch drunken drivers. As the state's chief defender of the breath-testing Intoxilyzer, her job is to assure everyone that the most challenged of all forensic tests is accurate and reliable. In recent weeks, she has been called to testify in Sarasota, Hillsborough and Port St. Lucie counties. In the weeks ahead, she has dates with courtrooms in Taylor, Lake, Leon, Pinellas and Escambia. It has gotten to the point where the state's breath-testing machine is...
  • 2 men claim to be victims of DUI scam

    03/13/2011 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2011 | Justin Berton
    Looking back, David Dutcher realizes the gorgeous blonde who approached him through an online dating service came on too strong. During their 2008 date at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Concord, Dutcher said the woman chugged shots of hard alcohol and punctuated each with a kiss to his lips. After a second flirtatious woman showed up, the blonde told Dutcher, then a 46-year-old recent divorcee, that their night would continue if he followed the ladies home to join them in a hot tub. Dutcher never got there - minutes after he left the restaurant, a Concord police officer pulled...