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.
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 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.
A man who struck a telephone pole in the area of Route 15 and Wilson Drive on Friday was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a narcotic and other possession-related offenses, police reports said.At approximately 7:15 p.m., Sparta Police responded to a report of a minivan striking a utility pole.The driver, Tomas Molina, 31, of Bloomfield, stated that he fell asleep at the wheel.Police officers at the scene, Cpl. Frank Schomp and Cpl. Josepgh Antonello, noted that Molina’s pupil’s were constricted, an indication of narcotic use.When questioned, Molina admitted that he had snorted a bag of heroin while driving.Further investigation led to Molina’s arrest for driving under the influence of a narcotic and having narcotics and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. Molina was transported to Sparta Police headquarters for processing.Sgt. Joseph Sanfillipo, a certified drug recognition expert of the Ogdensburg Police Department, responded to Sparta Police headquarters to conduct testing relating to narcotics affecting Molina’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. After testing concluded, Molina was charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related paraphernalia, being under the influence of a narcotic, driving while intoxicated, restless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane and the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.Molina was advised of a mandatory court appearance and was released to a responsible adult.
A Florida woman faces DUI and child abuse charges after she was caught swerving over the road and failed a breathalyzer test, all with an unbuckled child in the backseat of her car, officials said.
Brandy Lerma, 31, of Boynton Beach, was spotted by a tow truck driver swerving all over the road and almost hit four nearby cars, WPEC reported.
A responding deputy smelled alcohol coming from the car and saw an unrestrained 3-year-old in the backseat when he pulled Lerma over, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver’s speech was slurred and she couldn’t find her driver’s license, despite it being in plain view of the officer.
Lerma reportedly fell twice during a DUI roadside test, and took two breathalyzers tests in which she blew a .200 and a .187. She reportedly told police she took Percocet, Xanax, and drank two fireballs.
The legal blood alcohol level limit in Florida is .08.
A Rome man has been jailed after being stopped by Rome police around 10 p.m. Saturday night.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Remy Mervyn Johnson, 26, of 24 Woodcreek Way was arrested by Rome police Saturday night at the intersection of U.S. 411 and Turner McCall Boulevard.Johnson was charged with felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, suspected OxyContin and a series of misdemeanors for having undisclosed pills not in an original container, two counts of seat belt violation regarding restraints for children, failing to maintain his lane, driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving, and three counts of endangering a child by DUI. Three young children were in the car.
A police spokesperson told the newspaper: “ Kirsty Gallacher, aged 41, was charged last night with one count of driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the legal limit.”
According to Thames Valley Police, the former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star has since been bailed, and will appear at Slough Magistrates Court on Monday 4 September.
The Sun claimed that Kirsty was driving from Virginia Water in Surrey to pick up her two sons in Eton, where their father, former rugby player Paul Sampson, lives.
Representatives for Kirsty declined to comment when approached by HuffPost UK.
Best known for hosting shows including ‘Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, ‘The Games’ and Sky’s ill-fated reboot of ‘Gladiators’, Kirsty returned to Sky Sports as a presenter in 2010, having first got her presenting big on the channel in 1998.
More recently, she competed in the 2015 series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, when she was partnered with Brendan Cole.
The two eventually finished in 11th place, following a dance-off with Jamelia and her professional partner Tristan MacManus.
A year later, Kirsty was revealed to be suffering from “extreme exhaustion and a viral infection”, after being rushed to hospital when some Sky Sports viewers commented that she’d been slurring her speech during a live broadcast.
Wei Yang Li, 69, was charged Aug. 1 with domestic battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Brigit C. Cahill, 21, of the 700 block of Eton Court, Libertyville, was charged July 31 with domestic battery
Abishek Das, 20, of the 1000 block of Lilac Court, Libertyville, was charged Aug. 3 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. According to police reports, while clearing a burglar alarm at a restaurant in the 2000 block of Shell Drive, officers noticed Das in a nearby vehicle that was activated but in park. Upon approaching him, police say they noticed a strong odor of marijuana and chose to search his vehicle, finding marijuana, LSD and accompanying paraphernalia.
Jessica Nicole Orozco, 23, of the 1800 block of Watercolor Place, Grayslake, was charged July 26 with driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police reports, officers at 5:25 a.m. saw Orozco driving outside her lane of traffic near Milwaukee Avenue and Peterson Road and later determined she was impaired. Orozco was scheduled in court Aug. 11.
Maura M. Kennedy, 50, of the 100 block of Homewood Avenue, Libertyville, was charged July 22 with driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police reports, Kennedy sideswiped a car in a parking lot in the 200 block of South Milwaukee Avenue and gave her home address to the victim, who then relayed it to responding officers. Police say they went to Kennedy’s home and found her damaged car and observed signs of impairment while talking to Kennedy. Police say she later failed field sobriety tests. Kennedy was scheduled in court Aug. 11.
Authorities from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department arrested West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Marcus Simms for allegedly driving under the influence Sunday morning, the Daily Athenaeum’s John Lowe and Chris Jackson reported.Simms was also driving with a revoked license.Officers had pulled Simms over for a broken taillight and arrested him after he failed sobriety tests. The Twitter account WV Jails shared his mugshot following his arrest:Simms is entering his sophomore year with the Mountaineers. He saw limited time in nine games as a freshman in 2016. He caught six passes for 95 yards and a touchdown.Simms’ best game came in West Virginia’s 49-19 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones. He had three receptions for 76 yards and scored in the second quarter to give the Mountaineers a 21-13 lead.
rA 72-year-old woman pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter Thursday in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed the toddler son of a mixed martial arts fighter, officials said.Donna Marie Higgins was immediately sentenced to six years in prison for smashing her car into the stroller of 15-month-old Liam Mikael Kowal in Hawthorne last year, according to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.FROM OUR PARTNERS:Trump on Charlottesville: ‘We have to heal the wounds of our country’Ad AdvertisementThe boy’s father, Swedish-born fighter Marcus Kowal, was in the courtroom for the sentencing, according to his Facebook page.“Welcome to the karma cafe. There are no menus. You will get served what you deserve,” read a picture Kowal posted Thursday morning, announcing his arrival at the Airport Courthouse.Paid Post WHAT’S THIS? eBook The importance of reporting for General CounselA Message from effactsThe transition from a reactive to proactive role with insightful reports for contracts, claims, entities and more.See More Marcus Kowal speaks to the media during a prior court hearing (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)Higgins was arrested Sept. 3, 2016, after police said she slammed her car into Liam’s stroller, which was being pushed in a crosswalk by his 15-year-old aunt, near Hawthorne Boulevard and 133rd Street.The boy did not have a pulse when police found him in his stroller at the crash scene. Liam’s aunt was also injured, police said.The Kowal family decided to take the boy off life support the next day.“About an hour ago, our baby was declared brain dead,” Kowal wrote on Facebook at the time. “He tried to fight so hard. He even died at one point but they brought him back. He’s a little fighter. His heart is still beating but his brain is no longer working.”Higgins was initially booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and drunk driving charges, but prosecutors moved to charge her with vehicular manslaughter after the boy died.A longtime resident of Hawthorne, Higgins was driving to a local store on the day of the crash and has expressed extreme sorrow over the child’s death, according to her attorney, Richard A. Hutton.“What happened was a terrible accident,” he said. “She’s deeply remorseful, has taken full responsibility for her actions and is very sorry for the grief she caused everybody, in particular the parents.”Kowal has become active in campaigns against drunk driving since the fatal wreck, circulating a petition calling on legislators to toughen legal-limit laws that generally allow people to drive with a blood-alcohol content of less than .08%.“I’m glad we get the chance to speak to her directly and that she will be off the streets and behind bars. However, she’s so insignificant in the fight ahead that it’s just a small battle along the way,” Kowal wrote in a Wednesday post ahead of the hearing. “We won’t stop until there’s been significant change made in this country and around the world, so that others don’t have to lose their mothers, or fathers, or brothers, or sisters or especially, children.”