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After police arrested a 27 year old man for driving under the influence Friday night in Thurston County, the police officer was kind enough to offer the man a ride home after he was booked and released.
The officer pulled the man over around 11:30 near Black Lake Blvd and Park Drive, accodring to Thurston County Sherriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin. The deputy had a civilian ride along with him, so his ticket book and gear was in the back seat of the police car.
After being released, the deputy gave the suspect a ride home to the 3800 block of Biscay Street. Shortly after leaving, the deputy realized his ticket book was missing. After driving back to the suspects house, he found him sitting on the front porch drinking a bottle of wine.
The suspect claimed he had no idea where the ticket book was, but the deputy knocked on the door and asked the suspects uncle to search for the ticket book, which he found on the floor of the suspect. Now, instead of a misdemeanor DUI, the suspect was arrested on second degree felony theft.
Read the article “DUI suspect arrested for allegedly stealing Thurston deputy’s ticket book”
Bryan Wendler, of Wisconsin, learned the hard way that a shirt with a funny slogan isnt always funny. Wendler was arrested for his 6th DWI / DUI this last Saturday. Police found him passed out behind the wheel of his car, which just happened to be parked in the middle of a road! Brian Wendler just happened to be wearing a shirt that said, ” Been Drinking? Free Breathalyzer Test: Blow Here,” with an arrow pointing down.
Read the article “Supergenuis in FREE BREATHALYZER tshirt arrested for sixth DUI”
According to reports from RadarOnline, Hayley Hasselhoff, 20 years old, has been charged with DUI after being arrested in late December.
Los Angeles prosecutors formally filed the charges against David Hasselhoff’s youngest daughter on Jan 3rd. If convicted, she faces up to six months in jail. Hayley appeared briefly on the reality series “The Hasselhoffs”, as well as on a short lived family series on ABC called HUGE. Sources say she is planning on fighting the charges
Pacific Beach, CA- A priest was arrested Friday night, suspected of driving drunk, after slamming into a garage in Pacific Beach, San Diego County. Police report the crash around 7:30 p.m. in the 4200 of Block Jewell Street.
The man was identified by neighbors as a local priest who works at Our Lady of Refuge Parish near the accident. They claim the man lost control of his car and crashed into the back wall of a home’s garage.
No one was injured in the accident, but a batallion chief at the scene says the collision caused structural damage to the garage.
Read the article “Priest Arrested for DUI after slamming into garage“
Tracy Mourning, former Miami Heat All Store, Alonzo Mounring’s ex wife was arrested for DUI early Fri morning, according to police. After speeding on 2 occasions and failing to fully stop at a red light near Old Cutler Road and San Servano Avenue, police pulled her over.
She asked the officer why she had been pulled over. When the officer told her why she winked, but did not deny driving over the speed limit or running the red light. She failed a roadside sobriety test that an officer performed on her after noticing she smelled like alcohol.
Friday was Alonzo Mourning’s 42nd birthday.
Read the Article “Tracy Mourning arrested, charged with DUI”
The Los Angeles Police Department, in a continuous effort to dete motorist from driving under the influence, is conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Canoga Park. Police officers will be stopping motorist to look for signs of intoxication between the time of 8pm and 2 AM at the corner of Sherman Way and Variel Avenue. In addition to signs of intoxication, drivers will be checked for proper licensing.
Anyone found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be subject to arrest. In addition to being arrested, their vehicle will be impounded. LAPD reports that the final cost after court fees, impound fees, DUI classes, and insurance increases, can exceed $10,000.
According to police, research shows that the number of DUI-related crashes drops 20 percent in areas where officers conduct checkpoints on a regular basis.
This and other DUI checkpoints are conducted by the LAPD with funding via a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Read the Article “Where is tonights DUI checkpoint in San Fernando Valley?“
OLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man in Central Ohio, with 7 drunk driving (DUI) convictions, was sentenced to 29.5 years in prison for a crash in November that killed a woman.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Judge John Bender of Delaware County Common Please Court sentenced the 45 year old Marc Kraft to the maximum sentence of 29.5 years in prison. This would be Krafts 8th drunk driving conviction, including vehicular manslaughter.
The family of Heidi Hecker, the woman killed by Kraft, spoke emotionally about the impact of her death. Kraft’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was nearly 3 times the legal imit when he slammed his truck into the back of a Subaru that was stopped at an intersection. According to witnesses he was traveling between 80 and 100 mph.
Hecker was killed, and her 10-month-old daughter and boyfriend were injured.
Read the article “Ohio man gets 29.5 years in drunk-driving death”