Man seen driving through front yards charged with DUI: Theodore J. Kocen, 72, of the 200 block of West Park Avenue, Libertyville, was charged April 19 with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper backing. According to police reports, dispatchers at 9:10 p.m. received complaints of a vehicle driving on the front yards of homes along South Dymond Road and that it had backed into at least one car. Police say they located the car at Burridge Court at Dymond Road and the driver, identified as Kocen, failed a field sobriety test. Kocen is scheduled in court May 12.
The Bachelor’s Chris Soules Arrested After Deadly Car Crash: Bachelor alum Chris Soules was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday after a deadly car crash, PEOPLE confirms. According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Soules, 35, has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident that left one individual dead. Soules was not charged with driving under the influence, though authorities did later tell people there were alcohol containers in Soules’ car.
Driver tells cops she’s ‘too drunk’ for sobriety test: Drunk words are soberly honest thoughts for this driver.Joy Hunt, 76, told officers she was “intoxicated” and “shouldn’t be driving” when she was arrested Tuesday night for driving in the wrong direction with two flat tires in The Villages, Florida.When Sumter County deputies asked her where she was driving from, Hunt replied “a bar.”Hunt tried to perform sobriety tests, but ultimately gave up during one of the exercises, the Village News reported.“I’m too drunk to do that, just take me to jail,” she said, according to officers.Deputies said the 76-year-old blew an .181 percent on her breathalyzer test.Hunt was charged with a DUI and booked at Sumter County Detention Center, where she is being held on $1,000 bail.
Adrien Broner arrested on warrant after being stopped in shot-up SUV: Adrien Broner is back in trouble with the law after being stopped in a bullet-ridden SUV. (Getty) More Adrien Broner can’t seem to put one foot in front of the other. Early Thursday morning, the former four-division world champion was arrested and booked into the Kenton County Detention Center in Covington, Kentucky, just two miles from Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, for having an open warrant.
N.M. State Police: Colorado man arrested in 11th DWI: A Colorado man arrested by New Mexico State Police late last week is behind bars on his 11th DWI charge, according to a news release and court records.A state police officer pulled over Terry Huff, 56, of Greeley, Colo., on Friday night near Pecos after emergency dispatchers received reports of an erratic driver. A statement of probable cause the officer filed in the San Miguel County Magistrate Court says Huff’s 4-year-old son was with him in the black Nissan SUV.According to a breath test, Huff had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24, three times the legal limit of 0.08, when a driver is presumed too drunk to drive.An officer found an unopened bottle of Importers vodka in Huff’s vehicle, the court document says.Emergency dispatchers told the state police officer that Huff had 10 prior DWI arrests, according to the court document. It’s not immediately clear where those prior arrests took place, but statewide court records don’t show any prior convictions for Huff in New Mexico.A family friend who lives in the area took custody of Huff’s child, the officer’s statement says, adding that the child’s mother told police she was in Denver getting treatment for cancer.Huff is charged with DWI, child abandonment and reckless driving, according to court records. He is being held in the San Miguel County jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash-only bond.
Police find man suspected in DUI wreck drinking a beer. He allegedly ran while receiving medical treatment HELLERTOWN, Pa. – The Northampton County man accused in the drunk driving crash that sent his truck through a storefront was allegedly drinking a beer when police found him following a search.Keith A. Zerby Jr., of Clauser Street in Hellertown, is facing DUI and related charges in connection with the wreck about 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Main Street. District Judge Antonia Grifo arraigned the 36-year-old Friday evening, setting bail at $30,000.Authorities said Zerby crashed his flatbed truck into three vehicles before plowing through the front of the VapeMeister store at 650 Main St. A borough police officer said Zerby appeared confused and disoriented after the wreck and summoned paramedics to treat minor cuts to his face, according to court records.Police also planned on having him evaluated for a suspected DUI.An officer told Zerby that he needed to speak with him before he was taken to the hospital. While the officer gathered information about the other vehicles damaged in the crash and assisted with a fuel leak from the truck, Zerby allegedly hopped out of the ambulance and ran west on Main Street, according to records.Police searched for Zerby for about 45 minutes. Lower Saucon Township police found him drinking a beer in the Cinder Banks area near the Saucon Creek.He was taken into custody, and authorities obtained a search warrant for a blood draw, which was done at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill.Police charged Zerby with driving under the influence, escape, flight to avoid apprehension and careless driving. He was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 25 after failing to post bail.
Man accused of knocking down utility poles with car charged with OUI: Worcester police arrested a man on Main Street Wednesday afternoon after he crashed into two light poles while allegedly driving under the influence of drugs.Police responded to 1140 Main St. around 12:09 p.m. for the reported motor vehicle accident. When police arrived, they observed that two vehicles were involved in the crash.One man was already being treated for injuries when police arrived. Witnesses told police that the man, later identified as Robert Kniskern Jr., was the driver who struck the two aluminum light poles.The driver was near Park Ave Auto when he suddenly swerved into one of the poles, the impact of which forced his vehicle across the street into a second pole, police said. After striking the second pole, Kniskern crashed into another car, operated by a 56-year-old man.Police said witnesses observed Kniskern slumped over the driver’s wheel prior to the crash.Before Kniskern was transported to the hospital, police spoke briefly with the driver. Based on their conversation with Kniskern, witness reports and evidence from the scene, police ascertained that he was operating under the influence of narcotics.A background check also showed that Kniskern was wanted for two outstanding warrants. Kniskern was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating a vehicle to endanger and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, his third offense.Police received a search warrant for Kniskern’s vehicle and discovered a hypodermic needle and syringe with a bottle of 50MG Natrexone Hydrochloride.No other injuries were reported at the scene.Kniskern is expected to be arraigned in Worcester District Courthouse Thursday.
Prosecuting and defense attorneys are recommending a three-year prison term for a man who caused a drunken-driving crash that ended a woman’s pregnancy.
Tony S. Muldrow, 39, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in the Aug. 13, 2016, crash on the East Side.
The maximum combined penalty for the offenses is 10 years, but the attorneys recommended a lesser sentence as part of a plea agreement. The conviction also will bring a mandatory driver’s license suspension, which can range from three years to a lifetime.
Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Jenifer French ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and scheduled sentencing for May 25.
Muldrow was driving south on South Hamilton Road when his GMC Yukon went left of center and slammed head-on into a northbound Honda Accord that was stopped at a traffic light in the left-turn lane at Dundee Avenue, said Assistant Prosecutor William Walton.
Muldrow drove off but was apprehended when his SUV became disabled on the ramp to eastbound Interstate 70. His blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.186 percent, Walton said. It is illegal to drive at a level of 0.08 or above.
The passenger in the Honda, Ghislain Ngolo, 23, was injured, and the fetus she was carrying was killed. The driver of the car, Roseline Keni, 36, also was injured.
Muldrow will remain free on bond while awaiting sentencing.
Trial rescheduled for Charles Pickett Jr. in fatal bicycle crash: Charles Pickett Jr. appears in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for a motion hearing Thursday, March 16, 2017. Pickett’s trial is expected to begin April 25 in Judge Paul J. Bridenstine’s courtroom. Pickett faces five counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, five counts of second-degree murder and four counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury in the June 7, 2016 crash. He could face up to life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder. (Mark Bugnaski/MLive.com) (Mark Bugnaski)People in the courtroom watch as Charles Pickett Jr. appears in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for a motion hearing Thursday, March 16, 2017, Judge Paul J. Bridenstine’s courtroom. (Mark Bugnaski/MLive.com)CLOSEMore share options:By Emily Monacelli | firstname.lastname@example.org CLOSEFollow on TwitterKALAMAZOO, MI — The trial has been rescheduled for Charles Pickett Jr., a Battle Creek man accused of driving drugged and plowing into a group of bicyclists in Kalamazoo County, killing five and injuring four.Pickett’s trial is expected to start with jury selection Sept. 18 and opening statements Sept. 19 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Paul J. Bridenstine’s courtroom, according to court documents. His trial had been scheduled for jury selection on April 24 and opening statements April 25.A settlement conference is scheduled for Sept. 15.Pickett’s defense attorney Alan Koenig in March filed a notice to use the insanity defense in Pickett’s case. He has been ordered to undergo an evaluation for criminal responsibility at the state’s Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ypsilanti, which has caused a delay in the case.Pickett, 50, faces five counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, five counts of second-degree murder and four counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury in the June 7, 2016 crash on North Westnedge Avenue in Cooper Township. He could face up to life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.Several witnesses testified at Pickett’s preliminary examination in November they saw Pickett driving erratically, and a Kalamazoo Township police officer who was at the scene said he was “completely out of it” after the crash, was slurring words and seemed under the influence of something.Police say Pickett crashed his pickup truck into the nine bicyclists who were out for ride as part of the “Chain Gang” bicycle group. Pickett’s girlfriend told police he downed handfuls of pain pills and muscle relaxers before getting behind the wheel. Several witnesses testified at Pickett’s November preliminary examination they saw him driving erratically before the crash.Pickett was found competent to stand trial in August 2016 and ordered to stand trial in November.Meanwhile, Bridenstine also will decide whether a previous DUI arrest of Pickett can be used as evidence at trial. He was arrested for operating under the influence in Rhea County, Tenn., in February 2011, but the charges were later dropped.Killed in the crash north of Kalamazoo were: Debra Ann Bradley , 53, of Augusta; Melissa Ann Fevig Hughes , 42, of Kalamazoo; Fred Anton “Tony” Nelson , 73, of Kalamazoo; Lorenz John “Larry” Paulik , 74, of Kalamazoo and Suzanne Joan Sippel , 56, of Augusta.The four seriously injured were Paul Douglas Gobble, 47 of Richland, Sheila Diane Jeske, 53, of Richland, Jennifer Lynn Johnson, 40 of Kalamazoo and Paul Lewis Runnels, 65, of Richland.
Driver wearing ‘Hold my beer’ shirt arrested for DUIBy Fox 61 Published April 11, 2017Facebook Twitter Email PrintHarrison Wootton.A man arrested for driving under the influence early Monday after an accident, had his mug shot taken while he was wearing a t-shirt that said “Hold my beer and watch this.”