October

Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • 31-Oct-2011

    13 People Charged With DUI during 5 Hour KC Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

    Thirteen people were charged with DUI in the early mornings hours of October 29, 2011, from an overnight drunk driving check point in Kansas City, Kansas. Police stopped 544 drivers in the southbound lanes at the DUI checkpoint, at the 4000 block of ...
  • 28-Oct-2011

    CDC Reports Drunk Driving Down

    As reported earlier, the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control), reported to the Federal government that drunk driving incidents in the United States are significantly declining. The CDC says that drunk driving claims is at the lowest point in nearly ...
  • 27-Oct-2011

    MegaBus Driver Charged With DUI

    CEO, Dale Moser, said that 52 year old Carl Smiley, the driver of a MegaBus, will be fired if a conviction occurs from a drunk driving accusation charged against him this past weekend. Carl was arrested by Iowa State Police on Interstate 80 Friday ...
  • 26-Oct-2011

    Man Gets Three Years Porbation After Wreck That Killed Passenger

    Eighteen year old Ramius Hardiman, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa was sentenced to three years' probation for involuntary manslaughter. He had entered a no contest plea to the charge. The allegations was that he was driving drunk, which led to a wreck ...
  • 25-Oct-2011

    Study About Intoxicated People at Sporting Events

    In 2006, the University of Minnesota studied drinking and alcohol. Their research indicated that that one in every 12 fans leaves a major sporting event drunk. Researchers measured the BAC of 382 adults who had just attended a sporting event, ...
  • 24-Oct-2011

    Judge Throws Out Evidence in DUI Case against Detective

    A judge ruled evidence in a DUI case against Manatee County, Florida Sheriff Office Detective Jason Fitzwater is inadmissible. This leaves the prosecutor with a much weaker case, even though the case involved both a DUI and a wreck. The Detective was ...
  • 20-Oct-2011

    Principal Exonerated of DUI

    Justice has prevailed for high school principal, John Westmoreland, in Orange Park, Florida. On September 10th, he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. According to the deputy who pulled him over, Westmoreland was driving ...
  • 19-Oct-2011

    Drunk Driving Down Due to Economy

    Apparently, drunk driving is down 30% and it's due to the poor economy. The CDC data reports that self-reported drunk driving among adults was down 30% from 161 million instances in 2006 to about 112 million in 2010. It's believed that the ...
  • 18-Oct-2011

    Disney Celebrity Investigated for Drunk Driving

    Hannah Montana, a.k.a. Miley Cyrus isn't the only Disney celebrity sullying the Disney image. Mitchel Musso was investigated for drunk driving, this past Sunday, at 3:43 a.m. after being pulled over for failing to slow down his Mercedes Benz. ...
  • 17-Oct-2011

    Florida Cops Failed to Calibrate Intoxilyzer 8000 for Thousands of DUI Charges

    Flroida law enforcement had not been properly maintaining the Breathalyzer, as they were failing to calibrate the Intoxilyzer 8000. In other words, thousands of people in Florida convicted of DUI, may not have been under the influence at all! ...
  • 13-Oct-2011

    Homecoming Queen Charged

    The homecoming queen for Elyria High School in Ohio was charged for possession of alcohol. This is commonly referred to as an MIP. Seventeen year old Emily Norris was also cited with obstructing official business. The charges came as a result of ...
  • 10-Oct-2011

    Four Million Drunk Drivers Last Year

    Online Auto Insurance Shows Reports Millions Admitted to Driving Drunk Last Year A new study out of Orlando, Florida reports that 4 million people admitted to driving drunk last year in America. This DUI study could lead to higher levels of required ...
  • 7-Oct-2011

    Prosecutor Charged With Drunk Driving Avoids License Suspension

    Jennifer Troiano, a Bronyx prosecutor, dodged a one-year driver's license suspension - despite her refusal to take a breath test after her drunk driving arrest. The assistant district attorney was charged with drunk driving in August 2010 after ...
  • 6-Oct-2011

    Young Man Dies After Kansas City Police Chase

    Early this morning, in Kansas City, Kansas, a young man in his 20's died. Police observed him driving erratically, so they attempted to pull him over. However, the young man sped away, leading to a police chase. The police eventually were able to ...
  • 5-Oct-2011

    Drunk Driving Officer Kills Pedestrian

    Officer Luic Arnao, was charged after running someone over while the officer was drinking and driving. Officer Arnao was off-duty at the time of the incident. Even though his blood alcohol level registered below the legal limit, he was still charged ...
  • 4-Oct-2011

    Georgia Football Player Arrested For DUI Over Weekend

    Cornelius Washington, starting outside linebacker for Georgia, was arrested over the weekend for DUI. He is a junior at the university who was perhaps celebrating his football team's win a little too much. Georgia coach Mark Richt said Sunday ...
  • 3-Oct-2011

    Drunk Driver Smashes Through Fence And ALmost Runs Into Apartment

    Saturday night, October 1, 2011, a drunk driver who was operating a truck, smashed through a fence and almost ran into an apartment building. The DUI wreck occurred at 47th Street and Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri (KC, MO). The truck destroyed a ...

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