Eddie L. Dunwoody, 35, of Vidor is accused operating (driving) a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) with child endangerment, vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, reckless operation of a watercraft, and violating a no wake zone, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.AAVIDOR — A 35-year-old Vidor man has been arrested and faces multiple charges related to a fatal boating crash in Louisiana, which killed an 8-year-old boy.Eddie L. Dunwoody, 35, of Vidor is accused operating (driving) a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) with child endangerment, vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, reckless operation of a watercraft, and violating a no wake zone, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.Damian Haines, an 8-year-old Vidor boy who was on the boat with Dunwoody, was killed in the crash Sunday.Here is Monday’s news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries:Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred in Calcasieu Parish on Aug. 20.The fatal boating incident claimed the life of Damian Haines, 8, of Vidor, Texas. The incident happened around 5 p.m. on Old Sabine River near Niblett’s Bluff Park.According to the survivors, Eddie L. Dunwoody, 35, of Vidor, Texas, was operating a 19 foot bass boat with a 150 horsepower motor with four other passengers on board while towing a tube with three juvenile boys. He made a turn and the tube swung out striking the bank and ejecting the three boys.Haines was airlifted to the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur where he was pronounced dead. Another boy was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The other boy on the tube suffered minor injuries and didn’t need any further treatment.LDWF agents arrived on scene and determined that Dunwoody was impaired and he tested over the legal limit for alcohol. Agents also drew blood from Dunwoody for a toxicology test. Agents also determined that Dunwoody was operating the vessel at the time of the incident in a no wake zone.Agents arrested Dunwoody for operating (driving) a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) with child endangerment, vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, reckless operation of a watercraft, and violating a no wake zone and booked him into the Calcasieu Parish Prison.Vehicular homicide brings a $2,000 to $15,000 fine and five to 30 years in prison. Vehicular negligent injury carries up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. DWI with child endangerment carries a $300 to $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail with 10 days being mandatory for the first offense. Reckless operation of a vessel carries up to a $200 fine and 90 days in jail. Violating the no wake zone penalties are set by the parish.The LDWF Enforcement Division will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.
A blind man walks into a bar with his seeing-eye dog. He stands in the center of the bar, takes the dog by the chain, and starts swinging him above his head.Everyone stops and stares. Upset about the way the animal is being treated, a patron runs up to the blind man and demands, “What the hell are you doing?”The blind man turns toward the patron and says, “Oh, nothing, just looking around.”
CECILTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say an off-duty trooper has been charged with driving while impaired after he rear-ended a car while driving a state police vehicle.The police agency said in a news release that the crash happened late Sunday in Cecil County, just west of the Delaware border. Authorities say Trooper First Class Tanner Nickerson was driving a state police vehicle when he ran into the back of a car.Officials say the driver of the car and a 10-year-old passenger were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. Nickerson was not hurt.Nickerson is charged with driving under the influence, driving while impaired, failure to control speed to avoid a collision, reckless driving and negligent driving.Nickerson, a 6-year veteran of the agency, was suspended with pay.
Jury found Client Not Guilty of DUI with two prior DUI convictions!After a three day jury trial, my client was found NOT GUILTY of DUI and driving with blood alcohol concentration over .08. There were special allegations of two prior DUI convictions. If found guilty, he could have been subject to 120 days minimum jail and indefinite loss of his driving privileges.The arresting officer testified along with two California Department of Justice experts for the prosecution. Blood alcohol evidence was presented that my client’s BAC was .10, 45 minutes after arrest.A single defense expert and witness testified for the defense. Evidence of a Rising Blood Alcohol was presented. Additionally, the court excluded the evidence of a preliminary alcohol test taken in the field because the peace officer failed to inform my client of his right to refuse the test.The jury reached its verdict in just over one hour of deliberations.
Mike Mutnansky, a host on sports radio station WEEI, was arrested last Monday in Saratoga, N.Y., and charged with driving while intoxicated.
According to a news release from the New York State Police, the 37-year-old Mutnansky was observed by troopers on the evening of Aug. 7 driving a gray Toyota Camry that was failing to stay in its lane on East Avenue.
Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop and interviewed Mutnansky. The release stated that he “illustrated signs of impairment’’ and admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the evening.
He was arrested for driving while intoxicated after troopers administered several standard field sobriety tests.
A guy walks into a bar looking frustrated. The bartender asks, “What’s the matter?”The guy replies, “Well I’ve got these two horses and I can’t tell them apart. I don’t know if I’m mixing up riding times or even feeding them the right foods.”The bartender suggests, “Why don’t you try shaving the tail of one of the horses?”The guy says, “That sounds like a good idea, I think I’ll try it.”A few months later, he returns to the bar in worse condition. “I shaved the tail of one of the horses, but it grew back and I can’t tell them apart again!”The bartender says, “Why don’t you try shaving the mane?”A few months later the guy is back. “I shaved the mane of one of the horses, but it grew back!”The bartender yells, “Just measure the damn horses. Perhaps one is slightly taller that the other one!” The guy storms out of the bar.The next day, the guy runs into the bar. “It worked, it worked!” he exclaims. “I measured the horses, and the black one is two inches taller than the white one!”
— A truck driver overdosed on heroin while driving during rush hour Friday, causing his tractor-trailer to jackknife in the middle of I-74 when he lost consciousness, according to a news release from Green Township Police and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.Authorities said that when Scott Kinmon’s tractor trailer rolled to a halt on the interstate, other motorists extracted him from his vehicle and began CPR. A 911 caller said he was unconscious and drooling when they found him.Deputies and officers called to the scene were able to revive him with Narcan, at which point they transported him to Mercy West Hospital.Kinmon, 28, of Crittenden, Kentucky, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to maintain control of his vehicle and operation of a commercial motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.Kinmon isn’t the first commercial driver accused of overdosing with the motor running this year. Another, Kristopher Phoenix, was arrested July 12 in Cleves after overdosing at a gas station. Police said another customer found him slumped on the floor, bleeding from his nose, and called authorities. Pain pills and heroin were discovered inside the truck.