Ohio Sheriff: Drinking-and-driving Facebook video leads to arrest

COLUMBUS – Authorities say an Ohio man took cellphone video of himself drinking while driving and posted it on Facebook, leading to his arrest hours later.

The Franklin County sheriff’s office says someone tipped off deputies about the video after it was posted Monday, and the vehicle was stopped that afternoon south of Columbus, in Hamilton Township.

The driver, 28-year-old Dustin Rittgers, is from nearby Obetz. He faces five misdemeanor charges, including operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and having an open container in a vehicle.

Rittgers pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court. Rittgers had no publicly listed phone number, and his public defender couldn’t be reached for comment early Wednesday.

Records indicate Rittgers pleaded guilty earlier this year in a separate impaired-driving case.

“This situation shows the power of social media. Social media led us straight to this suspect to stop him before he was able to hurt himself or others. Social media is another crime-fighting tool we use to keep Franklin County residents safe,” said Sheriff Scott.

http://www1.wbrz.com/news/ohio-sheriff-drinking-and-driving-facebook-video-leads-to-arrest

Drunk driver tells cops his name is ‘Burger King’

A man in Illinois had a case of mistaken identity when police officers approached him after he crashed his car into a ditch.

Police officers arrived on scene at 12:49 a.m. Friday after being notified of a man driving erratically in the parking lot, almost hitting a pedestrian and then crashing his car. When police approached the Galesburg, IL, man, he claimed his name was “Burger King.”

According to reports, the 34-year-old Bradley S. Galloway told officers his name was “Burger King,” and he smelled like alcohol. Officers noted Galloway’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, WGIL reported.

Galloway failed to cooperate with officers or medical personnel, and refused medical assitance. During an inspection by the EMTs, Galloway made racial slurs towards the paramedics multiple times.

The man then refused to stand up by himself and required police to carry him into the police station.

Galloway continued to make “several unusual comments, including ‘Donald Trump is coming to beat up’” the officers, The Register-Mail reported.

Eventually, he was transported to the hospital, where he implied that a doctor was coming to give him a million dollars. When he was transferred back to the county jail, Galloway told officers, “You all believe in Satan. You all worship Satan. You all driving me to Satan’s town,” WGIL reported.

The man faces charges including driving under the influence, resisting arrest, reckless driving, failing to reduce speed to avoid and accident and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Witnesses alleged earlier that they tried to take his keys away from him when Galloway left the Showgirls bar, but were unable to.

https://nypost.com/2017/12/11/drunk-driver-tells-cops-his-name-is-burger-king/