From Jail, Judge Astacio Fires Attorney Ed Fiandach in DWI Case

From Jail, Judge Astacio Fires Attorney Ed Fiandach in DWI CaseBy Spectrum News StaffTuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:46 AM CDT0:00/0:52 Related StoriesFour More Weeks Behind Bars for Jailed JudgeUpdated 06/08/2017 02:45 PM WATCH: Judge Says ‘You Are Self-Sabotaging Any Chance You Had’06/05/2017 03:15 PMROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jailed Rochester City Court Judge, Leticia Astacio has fired her attorney, for real this time. Ed Fiandach’s office confirms he received a fax notifying him that she has retained attorney Mark Young. This comes a few weeks after Fiandach was told by Astacio’s sister that he was fired. Astacio retracked, saying her sister over stepped her boundaries.Astacio remains jailed in Livingston County after rejecting a judge’s offer to plead guilty to violating the terms of her DWI sentence. Astacio was convicted of DWI last August and was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, meaning she couldn’t drink alcohol. She’s accused of violating those conditions several times. She’ll remained jailed on no bail until at least July 6th when she’s due back in court.

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Georgia State University police chief charged with DUI

The police chief of Georgia’s largest university is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following a June 18 traffic stop.

Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane was stopped by the Fayetteville Police Department. Local media report he’s also charged with having an open container of alcohol and failing to maintain his lane.

Video shows Spillane repeatedly told officers he was a police chief. “I’m cool. I’m safe to drive. I’m the chief of police,” Spillane says at one point.

Spillane tells WXIA-TV that he may have had one drink at a friend’s house. However, he says he doesn’t believe he was under the influence of alcohol while driving.

Spillane is free on $2,000 bail and on paid leave from Georgia State pending the case’s outcome.

Canada briefs – January 27 – Red Deer Advocate

Canada briefs – January 27The RCMP are investigating a strange incident in which a man was found handcuffed to a telephone pole in his underwear Tuesday morning near Nanaimo, B.C.ADVOCATE STAFFThu Jan 27th, 2011 4:37pmCANADA & WORLD Man in underwear found handcuffed to telephone poleThe RCMP are investigating a strange incident in which a man was found handcuffed to a telephone pole in his underwear Tuesday morning near Nanaimo, B.C.The 24-year-old man was suffering mild hypothermia when police freed him in the town of Lanzville. He told them he’d been abducted and beaten by a group of men who later handcuffed him to the pole, stripped him down to his boxers and stole his wallet.Police say the man won’t tell them who his attackers were or what the motive was.

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6 cows killed, deputy hurt in suspected drunk driving crash

BISHOP, Texas – Authorities say six cows were killed and a South Texas deputy was injured during a suspected drunk driving accident.KRIS-TV reports an unidentified driver was traveling on a road around 1 a.m. Saturday when she crashed into a group of cows.Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Marco Everett says a Nueces County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was leading the cows off the roadway they had wandered onto was injured.The deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries.Everett says investigators believe the driver fell asleep just before the accident in Bishop, located about 40 miles southwest of Corpus Christi.Authorities are investigating the accident as a possible drunk driving incident but no charges have yet been filed in the case.

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Woman arrested after speeding 100 mph through three counties

 HART COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) — A high-speed chase through parts of three Kentucky counties ended with a Louisville woman’s arrest.Police say they had to use stop sticks to force Sharon Buckland, 52, to come to a stop after she reportedly drove more than 100 miles-per-hour and nearly hit several vehicles in downtown Elizabethtown – putting officers lives in danger.After speeding through Meade and Hardin Counties Buckland was arrested in Hart County early Sunday morning.Her charges include fleeing and evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, speeding in exceess of 100 miles-per-hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.Police say Buckland admitted to taking Hydrocodone and Xanax.One citation says she apologized for her alleged actions.Another citation says Buckland told police her father told her to “drive it like you stole it.”Police said Buckland drove without her headlights illuminated during the pursuit, which happened between 12:30 and 1:15 a.m. on Sunday.

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The Heat started last weekend and continues through this one. Stay safe out there!

DUI crackdown across Colorado this weekend

KUSA – Agencies around Colorado are ramping up patrols this weekend in an effort to catch drunk drivers.

From June 16 through June 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are conducting their Heat is OnSummer Blitz DUI enforcement period.

They say June, July and August recorded the highest number of monthly road fatalities involving impaired drivers last year.

“Historically, summer in Colorado is marked by an increase in impaired driving arrests,” Darrell Lingk, Director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT said in a release. “Working with CSP and law enforcement partners, our goal is to keep Coloradans safe by removing impaired drivers and eliminating alcohol-related deaths on our roads this summer.”

RELATED‘No DUI Colorado’ emphasizes the cost of driving drunk

Drivers can expect to see additional patrols, checkpoints and extra officers on the road looking for impaired drivers. A total of 83 different law enforcement agencies in Colorado are participating.

The Heat is On enforcement is expected to return again from June 30 to July 5.

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Packers NT Letroy Guion arrested in Hawaii

Letroy Guion has been arrested for the second time in two years.

 

Letroy Guion is not having a great 2017.On Wednesday morning, the Green Bay Packers nose tackle was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant in Waikiki, Hawaii according to KHON TV. He was pulled over by police at 4 a.m. and he failed a breathalyzer test.

This is not the first time Guion had a run-in with the law. Back in 2015, Guion was arrested for possession of a firearm and marijuana.

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The NFL has already punished Guion for an unrelated incident. Back in March, Guion was suspended by the NFL for four games this season for a violation of performance enhancing drugs. He was suspended the first three games in 2015 for his arrest.

Last year, Guion started 15 games and recorded 30 tackles with seven tackles for loss. He has two years left on his contract.

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Park security guards fire multiple shots into SUV driving past curfew in Des Moines

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DES MOINES — An early morning run-in with security guards at Des Moines Water Works Park last month left an Iowa man with three bullet holes in the radiator of his SUV and a concern for others visiting the park.

Scott Richardson, 50, spent May 13 riding bikes with friends. The group stopped at a downtown bar and restaurant before Richardson returned to Water Works Park at about 1 a.m., three hours after the park had closed.

He loaded his bike onto his 2013 Jeep Wrangler and headed toward the exit. That’s when a car with flashing amber-colored lights pulled in behind him.

He said he did not stop because he assumed it was security — and not law enforcement — “making sure that I exited the park.” He knew he was approaching a gate that had a sensor to open it, so he continued driving.

When Richardson didn’t stop, the car pulled around him and blocked the exit. Two security guards got out of the vehicle.

One of the men fired three rounds from a 9mm handgun into Richardson’s engine. The guards from On Point Security Group, a private company based in Clive, Iowa, later told police they wanted to stop Richardson to tell him the park was closed and his vehicle could have been towed.

Both security guards told police that Richardson “kept coming toward them.” Peter Berger, an attorney representing On Point, said the guards reported that Richardson was “driving out of control.”

Richardson was arrested by police for operating while intoxicated. A preliminary breath test taken on scene showed Richardson’s blood alcohol content at .106. He registered .088 on a second breath test taken an hour later. The legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in Iowa is .08.

Richardson disputes that he was driving fast or erratically, and said he had come to a complete stop before the shots were fired into his car. The police report makes no mention of his driving style.

A Des Moines Police Department spokesman called the shooting questionable, but no charges were filed against the shooter.

Police have forwarded the case to the Polk County attorney, who will decide whether to file charges.

“I don’t know if we have overzealous mall cops taking matters into their own hands, but all indications are that’s exactly what we’re dealing with in this situation,” said Brad Schroeder, a Des Moines attorney representing Richardson. “And it should scare the heck out of everybody.”

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‘Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules Wants All Mention of Alcohol Banned From His Fatal Crash Case

Former reality TV star also doesn’t want the man who was killed in the incident referred to as a “victim”Tim Kenneally | June 16, 2017 @ 5:22 PMBuchanan County Sheriff’s DepartmentThere will be no drunk talk in the case against “Bachelor” alum Chris Soules. At least if he has his way.Soules, who was arrested and charged with leaving the scene where a death occurred in Iowa earlier this year, has filed a motion asking to suppress any alcohol-related evidence in the case against him.The motion reasons that the evidence should be suppressed because Soules tested negative for drugs or alcohol.ADVERTISINGAlso Read:Chris Soules Pleads Not Guilty to Leaving Scene of Fatal Accident“Any evidence, testimony, reference, or argument that, on the night in question, Mr. Soules: 1) purchased alcohol, 2) consumed alcohol, 2) drove while impaired, or 3) had beer cans in or around his vehicle” are inadmissible, the motion contends. “According to a report issued by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Criminalistics Laboratory, Mr. Soules’ specimens were negative for drugs and alcohol. The DCI conducted thorough toxicology testing on two separate samples – his urine and blood – and conclusively determined no detectable amounts of alcohol or drugs were in either specimen.”Soules was arrested at his home near Arlington, Iowa, following a fatal crash that left 66-year-old Kenneth Eugene Mosher dead. The former reality TV star was taken into custody after the pickup truck he was driving rear-ended a John Deere tractor, according to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.In a May filing, Buchanan County, Iowa, attorney Shawn M. Harden said that Soules bought alcohol at a convenience store prior to the crash, ABC News reports.Also Read:’Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules Formally Charged in Fatal CrashHarden also alleged that the reality TV veteran had “empty and partially consumed open” alcoholic beverages “located in and around his vehicle.”Friday’s motion also asked that Mosher not be identified as a “victim” in the case.“The State has not charged Mr. Soules with any crime asserting he is criminally responsible for the death of the decedent. Thus, it is wholly improper for the State or any witness to refer to the decedent as a ‘victim’ since such a reference inaccurately characterizes the events relevant to the instant charge and would not have any tendency to make the existence of any fact that is of consequence to the determination of this action more probable or less probable than it would be without the evidence and is more prejudicial than probative, will cause confusion of the issues and will mislead the jury as finders of fact,” the motion reads.Also Read:’Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules Bought Alcohol Shortly Before Fatal Car Crash, Prosecutor SaysPreviously, Soules filed a motion to dismiss, contending that he satisfied the Iowa code governing conduct in such instances.According to court papers filed by the former reality TV star in Iowa district court, Soules — who gained notoriety as “Prince Farming” on the reality series — “unhesitatingly identified himself and his role in the accident” in a 911 call and “tried his utmost to resuscitate” Mosher.“Mr. Soules described the location of the accident and communicated with dispatch for approximately 5 minutes and 45 seconds while help was en route,” the court papers read. “The evidence will further show that emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after Mr. Soules concluded his 911 call. Mr. Soules remained on the scene with those emergency responders for several more minutes before returning to his home.”Also Read:Former ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules’ New Attorneys Say He ‘Acted Reasonably’ Following Deadly Car CrashSoules has pleaded not guilty.

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