Bengaluru: 1,169 drunk drivers booked in 3 hours

Bengaluru: 1,169 drunk drivers booked in 3 hours

BENGALURU: In its biggest ever crackdown against drunk driving, city traffic police booked 1,169 cases against inebriated drivers in three hours flat on Saturday. The drive began at 11pm and went on till 2am.
This is the highest number of drunk driving cases booked in a single night. On December 31, 2018, 667 cases had been booked, while on December 31, 2017, over 400 cases were booked.

While checks are usually conducted at over 100 to 150 checkpoints in the city, on Saturday night, checks were conducted at 196 checkpoints. On Ballari Road alone, more than 90 cases were registered, said traffic police. They pointed out that special drives against drink driving are conducted across all 44 traffic police station limits on every Saturday.

The drive was, however, “intensified” on July 27 by deploying more policemen on the road, said a senior traffic police official. The maximum number of cases were booked in the west zone (519), followed by east (400).

Additional commissioner of police (traffic) P Harishekaran, who personally supervised the drive on the roads, said over 3,000 traffic police personnel, including four inspectors, seven ACPs and DCPs from every division, were deployed across important junctions and on the outskirts.

In addition to drink driving, we also carried out checks on all autorickshaws and cases were also booked against 63 autos without display cards.

The ACP pointed out that such intensified, massive drink driving checks will continue to be organised in the city on a fortnightly basis. “The primary objective of the drive was preventing fatal accidents, while this will also have a collaborative impact on preventing crime in the city,” he added.

Till May, traffic police have booked more than 15,895 cases of drink driving this year. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/1169-drunk-drivers-booked-in-3-hours/articleshowprint/70424020.cms

Pennsylvania Man Charged With DUI On Deep Creek Lake


GARRETT COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with operating a vessel while under the influence on Deep Creek Lake on July 5.

Maryland Natural Resources Police stopped Patrick Doran of Venetia, Pa. at about 10 p.m. for improper navigation lights in the area of Glendale Bridge. The officer suspected Doran was under the influence and gave him a field sobriety test, which he failed.

Doran was arrested for operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to comply with inland navigation rules. Doran faces up to 16 months in jail and $2,500 in fines. https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/07/24/pennsylvania-man-charged-with-dui-on-deep-creek-lake/

Fired Ohio State Assistant Zach Smith Arrested on Drunk Driving Charge in 2013

Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith was arrested in Dublin, OH for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in February 2013, Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade reports. Smith also refused to take a breathalyzer test after being asked to exit his vehicle per Rowland.

The news of the arrest comes just three weeks after Smith was fired from Ohio State due to domestic violence allegations.

The charges against Smith were reduced in April, with his operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge amended and his speeding charge dismissed. According to college football reporter Brett McMurphy, the judge in Smith’s case was an Ohio State graduate as well as a member of The Ohio State University President’s Club.

Smith’s actions in 2013 could have resulted in the termination of his contract. Per Rowland, Smith’s contract with the Buckeyes read that he could be fired for cause due to the “Use or consumption by Coach of alcoholic beverages, drugs, controlled substances, steroids or other chemicals as to impair his ability to perform his duties hereunder; or failure by Coach to fully cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of any drug testing program established by Ohio State for student-athletes, as determined by Ohio State.”

The OVI arrest marked one of Smith’s numerous legal issues dating back to 2009. Smith was arrested for aggravated battery of his then-pregnant wife Courtney Smith in 2009, and later was accused of domestic violence in 2015.

On August 1, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was placed on administrative leave by the school as they investigate Meyer’s previous knowledge of the allegations against his former assistant. https://sports.yahoo.com/report-fired-ohio-state-assistant-191746740.html

Drunk driver accused of damaging graves at cemetery

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — A man from Oklahoma is facing drunk driving and other charges in Delaware County after deputies say he ran his car through a Muncie cemetery and over several graves.

It happened Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Tabor Cemetery on County Road E 200 S.

(WTHR Staff)

Witnesses said they watched a Ford Explorer bust the chain-link gate and drive through the cemetery.

“I heard the noise and then I looked up and he was going through the cemetery and then he had went as far as he could go,” said cemetery caretaker Don Carter.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and identified the driver as Myles Garrett. According to the court documents, Garrett smelled of alcohol, was slurring his speech and was off-balance.

Myles Garrett

Garrett refused a field sobriety test but was taken to the hospital where a blood draw was conducted.

His blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

According to managers of the cemetery, at least eight headstones were hit, three had significant damage and will likely have to be replaced.

They estimate the damage is more than $10,000.

Most of the headstones hit have been there since the early 1900s.

Debbie Metcalfe has several family members buried there. She came by Thursday to check on their plots. Fortunately, none of them were hit. https://www.leadertelegram.com/news/local/man-arrested-for-owi-for-third-time-in-nine-months/article_4af673fb-d352-51fc-9953-02f5e00b594b.html

Late-night lawn mower stroll leads to 4th DWI arrest

Paul Hebert

A Thibodaux man has been arrested for his fourth DWI after a late night lawn mower stroll, police say. 

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue said Paul Hebert, 36, was arrested Tuesday night. 

According to the report, police responded to a report of a person driving a lawnmower on St. Mary Highway near Ridgefield Road. 

Officers located Hebert who was crossing the intersection on a tractor-style Craftsman riding lawnmower.

A traffic stop was immediately conducted, at which time Hebert showed signs of alcohol impairment, according to the report. 

Hebert refused to cooperate with Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and later refused to submit to a breathe test. 

During the testing process, Hebert became physically and verbally irate with officers, while making death and retaliation threats toward the officers. 

Hebert also threatened the officers’ jobs, according to police. 

Officers then obtained a search warrant for Hebert’s blood to be drawn at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, but Hebert was denied any medical treatment at L.P.C.C., due to his continued erratic behavior. 

The search warrant was later executed at an area hospital, where he had to be physically restrained by police after threatening hospital staff.

A sample of blood was taken from Hebert and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, pending results.

Hebert was booked on charges of DWI – 4th and subsequent offenses (felony) and public intimidation threats (felony).

He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, where he remains on a $21,000 bond. https://www.wdsu.com/article/second-chances-teens-overcoming-addiction-adversity-bike-more-than-500-miles/28473710