“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gina Kirschenheiter has now been officially slapped with charges stemming from her recent DUI arrest.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the reality star had two misdemeanor charges filed against her on February 15. She was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or more.
An arraignment has been set for February 28 in O.C. court.
Kirschenheiter was originally arrested on February 1 by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She was pulled over just after midnight for a traffic violation in Rancho Santa Margarita, an area of Orange County near where most of the “RHOC” stars live.
The resulting car stop led to her arrest and she was transported to a jail in Santa Ana at 3:42 AM where she was booked and released on Friday at 12:02 PM.
After her arrest, the reality star apologized and “embarrassed,” explaining she was coming home from a night out.
“Bad choices have bad consequences. Mine are magnified bc I chose to share my life with you on a very public stage.” She added, “I wasn’t ‘unlucky’ I made a conscious decision to do something epically stupid. One time is one time too many. I am awake now. I can promise this will NEVER BE ME again.”
Jeremiah David Krebsbach, 30, of Austin was sentenced to 41 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony first-degree DWI-body contains any amount of schedule I/II drugs on Friday in Mower County District Court. He received credit for 32 days served.
He received a concurrent sentence of 36 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for violating probation from a 2014 felony first-degree DWI-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours conviction.
Charges of gross misdemeanor driving restrictions-alcohol/controlled substance violation and gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation of his license-inimical to public safety were dismissed at the sentencing.
Judge Jeffrey Kritzer issued the sentences.
Court documents state Krebsbach was arrested on the night of Dec. 6, 2018, after a state trooper on patrol noticed a 1997 Cadillac DeVille near the intersection of 11th Street and First Avenue Northwest that appeared to have an illegal window tint. The trooper made contact with the driver, Krebsbach, and noticed that his pupils were dilated and did not constrict when light was introduced.
Believing Krebsbach to be under the influence of a controlled substance, the trooper had him perform four field sobriety tests, two of which he failed.
While searching the Cadillac, the trooper found a green plastic tube that contained white residue, which later tested positive for methamphetamine.
At the Mower County Jail, the trooper obtained a search warrant and took a blood sample from Krebsbach. On Dec. 31, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension sent back the results, which tested positive for the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine.
KARMA ALLENFriday, February 15, 2019 01:31PMA Florida woman suspected of driving under the influence was heard on camera making racist threats toward a black police officer, according to body camera footage.
Police said the woman, identified as 53-year-old Julie Edwards, levied the threats last Friday night while being investigated for a DUI in Volusia County, Florida, about 50 miles northeast of Orlando, according to charging documents released this week.
Edwards allegedly threatened a Volusia County sheriff’s deputy “with a visit from the KKK, a cross burning in his yard and harm to him and his family,” the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday. The woman is not seen in the footage, but can be heard making the threats.
While the arresting officer was completing paperwork, Edwards said she hoped to find the deputy, who is black, in a corner alone, according to body camera audio released by the sheriff’s office.
“Keep it up boy,” she said, according to the footage. “I will find you one day in a corner.”
When the deputy asked her if she was “making a threat to a law enforcement officer,” she responded, “I won’t find you. My KKK people will.
“You f—— with the wrong white people,” she said. “KKK’s got your a– boy.”
She said the Ku Klux Klan would be burning crosses on his property and said black people should’ve never been let out of slavery, according to the body camera footage.
“My KKK friends will burn your family. Should never be here in the first place,” she said.
She was charged with DUI, prior refusal to submit to testing, resisting an officer without violence and threats against a law enforcement officer, according to an arrest affidavit.
“Deputy King is of African-American descent and knows the history behind the KKK and the pain and torture they have caused and still cause to African-Americans today,” the affidavit said. “Deputy King does not know Edwards and does not know her capabilities and takes the threat to be serious. Edwards was additionally charged with threats against a law enforcement officer, 1st offense.”
Edwards was arrested on Feb. 8, and taken to the Volusia County Jail, but she was no longer in custody as of Thursday evening, court records show.
The popularity and fan base of Megastar Rajinikanth is unmatched, be it in India or abroad. And an example of the same was recently seen when the Derby Town police in Australia used a Rajinikanth meme for their drunk driving campaign. The Derby Police officials tweeted a post on February 10, 2019 where they talked about a drunk driving case. Their campaign featured none other than megastar Rajinikanth. The breath analyser results of a particular drunk man driving a car were being used by the officials in the tweet. Sharing a picture of a scene from the actor’s last film ‘2.0’ where Rajinikanth can be seen sitting along with his co-star Amy Jackson, the officials captioned the post as, ‘A male subject to a breath test by Derby Police this morning provided a reading that biologically shouldn’t even be possible. The male had a BAC of 0.341% which is like driving whilst under a surgical anaesthetic or being in a coma. Oh, and he has 2 prior life disqual’s 😉’
FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A Franklin County judge has pleaded guilty to an OVI charge Thursday morning.
Franklin County Domestic Relations Judge Monica Hawkins was quiet and composed in court as she sat not behind the bench, but at the defendant’s table.
Pickerington Police arrested Hawkins on Jan. 31 and charged her with Operating a Vehicle while Impaired.
Hawkins was back at work hearing cases the following Monday. Her attorney Brad Koffel said she had suffered a concussion prior to her arrest and couldn’t remember much of the night. That concussion was not discussed in court Thursday, however.Advertisement – Story continues below
Koffel said the experience was embarrassing and humbling for Hawkins.
“She is an officer of the court, she is an elected judge and she takes her responsibility very seriously. She let herself down when she (put) the events in motion when she consumed some alcohol a few hours prior to this,” he said.
Hawkins was fined $375 and given a one-year driving suspension with privileges to and from work, medical counseling appointments and child activities. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 87 of them suspended and must complete the remaining three days in a residential drivers intervention program.
Last week, police added a charge of Obstructing Official Business, after police said Hawkins had to be physically restrained to draw her blood after a judge issued a court order. That charge was dropped in exchange for her guilty OVI plea.
Hawkins’ attorney released a statement six days after her arrest, saying “Monica Hawkins is recovering from multiple injuries sustained hours prior to her arrest from which she has no recollection. She suffered a serious concussion and has bruising on her face, head and torso. She has very little recall of the entire evening. We are still investigating the several unaccounted for hours leading up to her arrest. The behavior exhibited on the video is bizarre and completely uncharacteristic of her 54 years of life. She is extremely grateful that the other motorist called for assistance and no other motorists were involved.”
An emotional Hawkins did not answer questions after the hearing, only saying, “this has been horrible, but it will make me a better judge.”
The Lancaster Law Director’s Office said its sentence recommendation is the standard offer for a first offense without extenuating circumstances. They said they didn’t treat Hawkins any differently than they would any other defendant.
YORKVILLE — Some of the people in the packed conference room last week had graying hair or none at all. Others appeared just barely old enough to legally drink. Few of them were smiling or chatting as they waited. But they all had one thing in common: an OWI charge.
All 30 of them were waiting for an OWI Victim Impact Panel to begin Thursday at Racine County’s Ives Grove Office Complex on Washington Avenue. It was the third such event in the last 13 months, sponsored by Racine County-funded JusticePoint Court Alternatives Program.
The night featured four speakers — three of them victims of OWI crashes, one of them a man with seven OWI convictions on his record. Each shared their experiences, hoping to deter those facing criminal charges from making further mistakes.
Sitting in that room, as stories were shared, those in attendance had no option but to listen.
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JusticePoint Program Director Terra Roberts explained that most of the people in the conference room had pending charges. Still, some had already been convicted, but were referred to the panel by their defense attorneys, hoping that the convicted person’s good-faith attendance could lead to a lighter sentence.
Although the victim-impact panel is new here, the format is popular across the country and in surrounding municipalities, Roberts explained.
Roberts used to help run a victim-impact panel in Indiana. When she came to work in Racine County, she said: “We need one” here.
The first Racine County panel was held in February 2018 after receiving county approval the summer before.
“It’s important to hear the long-lasting impact they can have on a victim’s life,” said Racine County Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Tanck-Adams.
“My story is probably just a drop in the bucket,” Mount Pleasant resident Jackie Brochhausen said.
She’s spoken at several events like this. Usually, Brochhausen said that she’s joined by family members of victims, since so many victims of OWI crashes haven’t survived.
Brochhausen admits that she’s lucky. As a junior in high school, a truck crashed into her Mercury Topaz head-on near Lake Geneva 22 years ago. Her first night in the hospital, she said that doctors were explaining to her parents what they planned to do in the morning “if she wakes up” — not “when she wakes up.”
She spent the next several months in a wheelchair because three bones in one of her legs were severely broken — more than an inch of her tibia (shin bone) was ripped out of her leg and was never found. Surgeries, and hours upon hours of physical therapy, repaired it.
“It was really hard work just to walk again,” she said.
For the driver of the other vehicle, his injuries were less severe than those suffered by Brockenhauser. He ended up serving 3½ years in prison out of a 5-year sentence for OWI. A friend who was in the car with Brockenhauser ended up losing a cross-country scholarship because of the injuries sustained in the crash.
“I’m pretty sure my mother will never forgive this man,” Brockenhauser told her attentive audience.
Rob Korhonen and his 26-year-old daughter Stacey Zarda weren’t so lucky. He was killed by a drunk driver leaving a car show in July 2017. And Zarda, who has children, suffered irreparable brain injuries. On Thursday, their story was told by Kathleen Rytman, Korhonen’s sister-in-law and Zarda’s aunt.
McSherry has a daughter of her own. Rytman pointed out that that young girl is now an inadvertent victim of the crash, since she won’t be able to be raised by her imprisoned mother.
That was one of the emphases of Thursday’s event — that the damage caused in OWI crashes has a ripple effect, and isn’t contained to those involved in the crash.
Rytman’s family has since started advocating for tougher punishments for drunken-driving offenses, particularly first-time OWIs, an endeavor shared by Dan Peterson of Caledonia.
Peterson lost his 31-year-old son in a crash on Father’s Day, 2015, caused by a man who was out on probation driving with a blood-alcohol level of .207. The man, Ramone Campbell, 32, was later sentenced to 70 years in prison.
“An accident is an ‘oops.’ This wasn’t an ‘oops.’ This was an ‘I don’t give a (expletive),” Peterson said of Campbell’s actions. “When you make this kind of mistake, it’s permanent.”
Peterson’s son — James, a 31-year-old Army veteran — left behind children and a wife. Peterson has had to become more present in their lives to fill in the void left by his son’s death.
He picks up his grandkids from school often and works as a handyman around their house, “because they don’t have a dad to do that,” Peterson said.
“Tonight I just want to warn you … to get you to understand,” he told the audience.
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Peterson believes that if OWI punishments were stricter from the outset, then maybe so many Wisconsin drivers wouldn’t keep driving while drunk — and then maybe his son would still be alive.
Peterson wants a stiffer punishment, but he thinks it’s a start.
“I know in Wisconsin, you get quite a few breaks. I’m working to change that,” Peterson said. “We’ve got to do something.”
The other side
Scott Stevens of Burlington is a self-professed alcoholic, although he said he hasn’t had a drink in eight years. He’s written five books about addiction in that time.
Stevens agreed with Peterson’s perspective, saying his first OWI arrest was a “slap on the wrist” and made little impact in changing his actions.
“I was sitting in the same chairs you were sitting in and I could’ve changed,” he said.
Years later, he was arrested four times in six weeks — all related to drinking and driving. He was convicted and became a felon, going to prison twice. He now has been found guilty of OWI seven times in Wisconsin.
“That was not an accident … Those were acts of selfishness,” he said. “I didn’t physically injure anyone, but I created a lot of victims.”
Stevens told the audience that “you are not the victim,” that he believes their punishments are well deserved and nothing to feel pity about. He implored listeners to give credence to the stories shared by the other speakers. Stevens didn’t do that years ago, leading him further into drinking before getting sober.
“If these stories didn’t impact you,” he said, “then you have no soul.”
A lobbyist representing Rio Arriba County at the Legislature is facing a charge of aggravated drunken driving following an arrest last month in Española.
Eric Martinez, 34, a contract lobbyist with the county and several other clients, insisted Tuesday that he was not drunk Jan. 20 when he was stopped by Española police.
“It was the first week of the Legislature, and I’d been working 16-hour days,” he said in an interview. “I was just wanting to get home, and I was tired.”
He said the officer who stopped him was “very courteous and professional.” Martinez declined to take a breath test, he said, because he was so tired.
Under New Mexico state law, refusing to take a breath test is grounds for a charge of aggravated DWI. That charge also applies to those whose breath test indicates a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent or more.
A person also may be charged with aggravated DWI in the case of an accident believed to be related to alcohol use.
Martinez said his lawyer advised him not to give more information about his arrest.
The state Motor Vehicle Division has scheduled an administrative hearing for Martinez on March 7 to determine whether he should have his driver’s license suspended. However, Martinez said, he’s asked for an extension because the Legislature will still be in session on that date.
More than three weeks after his arrest, Martinez does not yet have a hearing scheduled in state District Court for the criminal charge. District Attorney Marco Serna didn’t return phone calls Tuesday to explain why Martinez has not yet been arraigned.
Martinez has at least one previous conviction on his record for aggravated drunken driving.
In New Mexico, the mandatory minimum jail time for a first-time aggravated DWI is 48 hours. For a second conviction, the minimum time goes up to 96 hours. A third conviction carries a mandatory penalty of 60 days in jail. These sentences are in addition to the sentences for the base drunken-driving charge.
In May 2012, Martinez was arrested in Santa Fe County on aggravated DWI. He was found guilty seven months later in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court. He said Tuesday that the MVD did not take his license following that incident.
22-year-old Christopher Solis was identified by police as the DUI suspect that hit 9 pedestrians in downtown Fullerton
FULLERTON, Calif. — Authorities said a DUI suspect plowed into a crowd in downtown Fullerton early Sunday, injuring nine pedestrians, some of whom became trapped underneath the driver’s pickup truck.
Fullerton police responded around 1:50 a.m. to reports of multiple pedestrians who had been hit by a red Toyota Tacoma, KTLA reported.
According to authorities, the Tacoma struck nine victims and hit a tree before coming to rest on the sidewalk.
“Multiple victims were trapped underneath the Toyota Tacoma, which was smoking, had serious front end damage, and its airbags deployed,” a police statement said. “With the help of some nearby Good Samaritans, FPD officers were able to lift the Toyota Tacoma enough to free the pedestrians who had been struck and were now stuck underneath it.”
A cellphone video from the scene shows several people lifting the vehicle amid panicked screams.
Three other vehicles at the location sustained minor to moderate damages.
The officers performed life-saving measures on the pedestrians before Fullerton fire arrived at the scene, the Police Department said.
The agency said the victims, ages 18 to 49, were taken to trauma centers with moderate to critical life-threatening injuries. A total of 10 people were hospitalized, according to officials.
Police identified the driver as 22-year-old Christopher Solis of Anaheim. He’s suspected of driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.
Officers arrested him on suspicion of felony DUI causing great bodily injury.
“Due to the time and location of where this accident occurred, hundreds of people were on the sidewalk, in the parking lots, and to the front of nearby restaurants and bars during bar closing time,” police said.
Battalion Chief Kyle Houk said investigators were looking into reports about a possible altercation that might have happened before the incident.
They say the former Mets and Phillies star baseball player has littered their neighborhood with piles of garbage and that he rents illegal apartments in his home. The neighbors complain that strange people have been coming and going through their community at all hours. The bizarre allegations are the latest controversy to haunt the now-infamous former athlete.
The 1986 World Series champion, three-time All Star and 12-year MLB veteran has seen a lot of trouble since his glory days.
Dykstra’s exploits include a drunk driving crash, indecent exposure charges, sexual assault allegations, a federal bankruptcy case and grand theft auto case that landed him in jail for several months.
And now, his neighbors in Union County don’t like him.
Dykstra began his career as a prized prospect before being called up to the big leagues by the New York Mets in 1985. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1989. It was shortly after that trade that his legal woes began.
CourtsideTweets1991 drunken crash following a bachelor party
The problems started in May, 1991, just two years after the trade, when Dykstra and Phillies teammate, catcher Darren Daulton, were returning from a bachelor party for John Kruk, another teammate.
Dykstra lost control of his car and smashed into two trees in Pennsylvania and was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .178, according to an article from the New York Times.
Dykstra suffered a broken right collarbone, three broken ribs and a broken cheekbone, and a punctured lung.
“I screwed up big-time. I’m human,” Dykstra said in the article. “I wish I could change what happened, but I can’t. What happened was because of poor judgment on my part. I’m sorry about what the fans and the kids had to find out. I not only hurt myself, I hurt the team.”
File1991 sexual battery charge
Three years after his retirement, Dykstra was arrested in October 1999 on charges that he sexually harassed a 17-year-old female employee at a car wash he owned in Simi Valley, CA, according to a CBS article.
At the time of the arrest, Dykstra spokesman Allan Mayer said the teenager claimed Dykstra touched her outside her clothing.
He was cleared of the misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and child annoyance in November 1999.
AP2007, named in Mitchell Report on steroid use
Dykstra was one of dozens of players named in the December 2007 Mitchell Report, a 21-month investigation by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell into steroid use in Major League Baseball.
Dykstra has admitted his steroid use on multiple occasions including his comments in a book by Randall Lane, The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane.
“You know, I was like a pioneer for that stuff,” Dykstra said. “The juice. I was like the very first to do that. Me and (Jose) Canseco.”
“We’re talking about the difference of making $30 million or getting a real job and working and making $60,000,” Dykstra said. “Do you want the guy next to you taking them and you’re not going to take them?”
Other players named in the report were Barry Bonds, baseball’s career home run leader, and former Yankees Jason Giambi and Roger Clemens.
AP2011 alleged assault by housekeeper
In 2011, Dykstra’s housekeeper accused him of sexual assault, but prosecutors declined to file charges after they cited a lack of evidence, according to the LA Times.
The article states that the woman alleged that Dykstra forced her to give him oral sex on Saturdays and that she did not report the alleged assaults until after he failed to pay her $2,000 he owed her.
Wall Street Journal2011 indecent exposure charge in L.A.
Dykstra was charged on August 2011 with exposing himself to a string of women who answered his Craigslist employment ads, according to a Reuters report.
He was charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure after prosecutors said he exposed himself to six women who answered ads he placed on Craigslist between 2009 and April 2011 seeking a housekeeper or personal assistant.
He was sentenced in 2012 to nine months in jail after pleading no contest, according to CNN.
Dan Patrick Show2011, acccused of writing bad check to escort
In 2011, an escort claimed Dykstra bounced a $1000 check he wrote to her after he hired her as “his companion to have drinks and conversation with,” in Los Angeles, according to Business Insider.
The woman also claimed on her blog that she received emails from two other women who were not paid in full by Dykstra and that he stole one of their credit cards, the article states.
The Herd2012 conviction in grand theft auto case
Dykstra was sentenced to three years in a California state prison in March 2012 after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sentenced him after refusing to allow him to withdraw his plea and said the scam to lease high-end automobiles from dealerships by providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business “showed sophistication and extensive planning.”
Dykstra pleaded not guilty to 25 counts after police arrested him in June 2011 and allegedly found cocaine, ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone at his Los Angeles home. He changed his plea in October 2011 to no contest and in exchange prosecutors dropped 21 counts.
Dykstra was released from prison in July 2013 after serving six and a half months of his sentence.
AP2012, federal bankruptcy case
Dykstra pleaded guilty in 2012 and was later sentenced to 6 1/2 months in federal custody following bankruptcy fraud and other federal charges, according to CNN.
The indictment stemmed from a bankruptcy case that Dykstra filed in 2009. He was accused of removing, destroying and selling property that was part of the bankruptcy estate without the permission of the bankruptcy trustee, the article states. Dykstra had listed assets of $24.6 million and overall debts of $37.1 million including a California mansion he had purchased from NHL all-time great Wayne Gretzky that was valued at $18.5 million, and a home in Westlake Village worth an estimated $5.4 million. “Dykstra specifically admitted he committed bankruptcy fraud by lying about whether he had taken and sold items from his $18 million Sherwood mansion after creditors seized the property,” the article states. “Dykstra also admitted that there were at least 10 creditors who were victims of his crimes, and those victims each lost between $200,000 and $400,000.” He was accused of taking $400,000 worth of fixtures, including chandeliers, mirrors, a stove and a grandfather clock from the mansion and secretly selling them. He was also accused of secretly selling $15,000 worth of memorabilia including baseball gloves, balls and bats.
His prison term ran concurrently with the three-year sentence in the grand theft auto case.
File2015, accused of stealing 50K in jewelry from porn star
Rossi told TMZ that Dykstra offered to help her sell jewelry and that he kept everything except for a pair of diamond earrings. Rossi said that the earrings she got back were fake.
2018, indicted on drug and terroristic threats charges
Last October, a grand jury in Union County indicted the Linden resident on making terroristic threats, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance – one for cocaine the other for methamphetamine.
Body camera footage from the night of the May incident shows Dykstra and the Uber driver were scared of the other.
The argument started after Dykstra requested a change in his destination, and the driver refused, police have said.
According to the driver, Brian Lutty, 47, of Roselle, the ex-major league player then allegedly pulled out a weapon, pointed it at his head and threatened to kill him. He drove to Linden police headquarters instead.
AP2019: ‘We are afraid,’ his neighbor says
It all started when Dykstra moved in, says his neighbor Linda Graham on a quiet Linden street.
“There’s been two overdoses. There’s been a scuffle on the front lawn. There’s been people who are here today, gone tomorrow. We don’t know who these people are and we are afraid.”
Neighbors on Stockton Circle in Linden say they live in fear of the transients they claim come and go from Dykstra’s home. They also allege that he converted his home into an illegal rooming house.
They want him out and have appealed to the town for help.
“People are constantly moving in and out,” said City Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey. “(His neighbors) have no quality of life whatsoever. They live in fear.”
The 34-year-old Bravo personality was stopped by police in Orange County on Wednesday, February 6, for “driving while operating a handheld wireless telephone or electronic wireless communications device,” according to the O.C. Superior Court.
Kirschenheiter made headlines earlier this month after she was booked in the early hours of Thursday, January 31, in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Public affairs officer Jaimee Blashaw previously confirmed to Us Weekly that she “was stopped for a traffic violation in Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Parkway” and arrested for DUI at 12:20 a.m.Stars at Court
“Bad choices have bad consequences. Mine are magnified bc I chose to share my life with you on a very public stage,” she wrote on Instagram on Monday, February 4. “Those who are a part of my real life gave me words of encouragement and love knowing the content of my character and the love in my heart. As embarrassed and hard on myself as I’ve been in these past few days, I’ve been shocked by the astonishing amount of ‘it could have happened to anyone’ and ‘we’ve all been there’ that I’ve received through friends both close to me and on social media. I could easily join in with the chorus saying ‘you’re right, it could be any of us’ but it shouldn’t be any of us. EVER ! It’s terrible that this has become a social norm. I am disappointed in myself and that I am a part of this social norm. Especially since everyone who knows me knows I’m the queen of Uber/Lyft.”
Kirschenheiter also acknowledged that she made a “conscious decision” to do something “stupid.”
“To all of you who wrote me with pain in their hearts about how drinking and driving has had a negative impact on them and their families, I hear you. Thank you,” she wrote. “I make this promise to each one of you with your messages in my heart…. I am committed to this cause and hope to effect a positive change and dialogue. You don’t have to believe me with these words, but I hope over time you will see through my actions.”Former ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Stars: Where Are They Now?
It’s unclear if Kirschenheiter’s trouble with the law will be featured on season 14 of RHOC, but Us previously confirmed she is returning for another season.