Man arrested for DWI after wrecking, catching truck on fire

A man was arrested for DWI after a Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a grass fire on June 9. (Courtesy: Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook)

A man was arrested for DWI after a Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a grass fire on June 9.

According to the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy responded to a grass fire on County Road 21, one mile south of Highway 152. When he arrived, the deputy observed a pickup truck that appeared to have wrecked and caught fire.

A male then walked out of a field and stated that it was his truck that was on fire. The deputy noticed a strong alcohol smell coming from the man and performed field sobriety tests.

The man was then checked by Wheeler EMS before being transported to the Wheeler County jail and booked for driving while intoxicated.

PGA of America President Paul Levy arrested on DUI charge

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INDIO, Calif. (AP) — PGA of America President Paul Levy is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge after veering off a road in California and hitting a sign last week.

The PGA of America says it will support Levy as he seeks counseling and deals with the consequences of his arrest.

Palm Desert police says Levy was on Highway 111 late Thursday when he veered off the road and struck the sign. A report from the sheriff’s office says he was not injured, but police said he showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution, and then booked into the Riverside County Jail.

He faces an Aug. 2 court date.

Levy, who was general manager of Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, took over as PGA president in November 2016. This is his final year of a two-year term.

“Paul Levy has accepted responsibility for his terrible lapse in judgment last Thursday,” the PGA of America said in a statement. “He has expressed deep regret and fully understands how irresponsible his actions were. The PGA of America will support Paul as he seeks counseling, faces the consequences of his actions and works through the legal process in the months ahead.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2018/06/13/pga-president-arrested-on-dui-charge/36006317/

Drunk teen stole golf cart for 3.5-mile McDonald’s run

A drunk teenager who stole a golf buggy and then drove through a McDonald’s drive-thru has been banned from the roads for a year.

Jamie Elliot, 18, took the buggy from Catterick Golf Club, in Catterick Garrison, U.K., and drove it for 3.5miles with a pal on the hunt for takeaway food.

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Northallerton Magistrates’ Court, North Yorks., heard the intoxicated teen had travelled to the fast food chain at around 4am before police were called to the scene.

Prosecutor Sarah Tyrer told the court: “The defendant had gone to the restaurant with friend Matt Redfern as his passenger when he was found by police.

“He had taken the golf cart from a nearby golf club and taken it 3.5 miles in distance.

“Police were called by restaurant by staff and the defendant provided a breath sample for analysis which proved he was over the limit.”

The incident, which occurred at the fast food chain outlet on May 29 this year, had been reported by McDonald’s staff.

Jamie Elliot arrives at court where he is charged with driving a golf buggy through a McDonalds drive through, June 19 2018. See Ross Parry story RPYBUGGY; Police officers arrested the driver of a  golf cart after he was allegedly seen driving it while drunk around a McDonald's Drive-Thru. The driver was not loving it after cops showed up to arrest him on an 'unusual job' as he had driven the illegal road vehicle to the fast-food joint. It is believed the stolen buggy was swiped from Catterick Golf Club in North Yorkshire - which is just a mile away from the burger-making franchise. North Yorkshire Police officers posted: "Most unusual job of the night.

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Officers had tweeted a picture of the golf buggy parked up outside the McDonald’s restaurant in Richmond, North Yorks., which had been shared hundreds of times.

When mechanical engineering apprentice Elliot was breathalysed he was found to be over the limit with 47 microgrammes in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35microgrammes.

North Yorkshire Police also gave him a warning for taking the golf buggy without consent from the unsecured golf club.

Nick Woodhouse, defending, said: “The defendant made full admissions and co-operated with the police at the time.

“A couple of days after the incident he actually secured an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering.

“This isn’t someone who sits around playing the Playstation all day long, he has actively found work which is something quite hard to find in rural areas.

“He was of low intoxication, of previous good character, there was no damage to the vehicle or anything else and no other vehicles were on the road at that time of night.”

Elliot, of Richmond, North Yorks., pleaded guilty to driving a mechanically propelled vehicle while unfit to drive through drink.

He was disqualified this morning (tues) from the roads for 12 months.

Chair of the Magistrates’ bench Julia Svennevig told the defendant: “You will be disqualified for 12 months with an option to bring that down if you successfully complete a drink awareness road safety course.

“If you drive in that period of time, you will end up in prison and an even longer disqualification.”

Elliot was also fined £120, ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £30 surcharge.

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/06/19/drunk-teen-stole-golf-cart-for-3-5-mile-mcdonalds-run.html

Denver now cracking down on marijuana tour buses

Undercover Denver police officers stopped two buses on Friday. Officers cited 31 people who were smoking during the ride on My420 and Colorado Cannabis tour buses.

The city of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses said this week that marijuana tour buses are operating illegally, despite the drug’s legality in Colorado.

Undercover Denver police officers stopped two buses on Friday. Officers cited 31 people who were smoking during the ride on My420 and Colorado Cannabis tour buses.

One person was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.

Eric Escudero with the Department of Excise and Licenses told 9NEWS his office has sent letters to the tour companies warning them that they are not operating within the law.

Escudero also said there’s also no legal way under current rules for these tours to become legal.

Jay Casillas, a spokesperson for the Denver Police Department, said enforcement of the laws on pot buses was complaint-driven. He did not say how many complaints they’ve received.

According to its website, My 420 Tours is “at the forefront of cannabis tourism, offering visitors a glimpse into the cutting-edge world of cannabis legalization and marijuana news in Colorado and beyond.”

Its site also says the company has been around since 2013 and offers not just tours, but cannabis vacations, complete with “420-friendly hotels” with prices that start at $1,295.

Colorado Cannabis tours range from $29 to $99. As of this writing, the website appeared to still be accepting reservations.

https://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/denver-now-cracking-down-on-marijuana-tour-buses/73-565120320

9-1-1 dispatcher killed by suspected impaired driver

CHANDLER, AZ – Chandler police say one of their department’s 9-1-1 dispatchers was killed by a suspected impaired driver on Sunday.

The woman has been identified as 58-year-old Cathy Coppes.

According to police, the crash happened just after 10:30 a.m. on US-89 near milepost 432, approximately 20 miles north of Flagstaff.

Police say Coppes was operating a motorcycle and traveling southbound when a northbound vehicle, a Ford pickup truck, crossed the center line and struck her head on.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coppes started her career with the Chandler Police Department in April 2002. She is survived by her husband, police said.

“She was a valued member of the Communications Staff and was instrumental in training and developing new employees,” police said in a news release.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, a 42-year-old man, was taken to the Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

He was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Troopers say Coppes was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The investigation of the crash remains ongoing, and impairment has not been ruled out, according to DPS.

Woman arrested in connection with using her vehicle to strike man

A 31-year-old Council Bluffs woman was arrested early Friday in connection with a man being struck by her vehicle outside a Bluffs motel.

Council Bluffs police said they were dispatched around 1:50 a.m. to the American Inn near South 24th Street and Interstates 29/80 over an assault. Police said the woman had also crashed her vehicle into the 36-year-old Bluffs man’s vehicle, pushing it into the motel and causing minor damage.

The woman fled from the scene in her vehicle, police said. Later, officers stopped her vehicle and took her into custody.

Police said she was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, aggravated assault-domestic abuse, eluding arrest and first-degree criminal mischief.

 

Man going to get cigarettes for his girlfriend ends up wrestling police officer and going to jail

FAIRFIELD —A Fairfield police officer wrestled a Hamilton man — who said he was going to UDF to get cigarettes for his girlfriend — to the ground after he fled police during a short car chase.

Kenneth Robert Ramsey, 34, was allegedly speeding just before 3 a.m. May 31 on Wessel Drive heading toward the Fairfield YMCA.

“The vehicle was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed,” according to a police report that estimated the car’s speed at 60 mph.

The vehicle then turned right on Bibury Road without stopping at the stop sign. Then the driver accelerated even faster, according to the report.

“I had my accelerator all the way to the floor and was still not gaining much ground on the Toyota,” according to the police report. “I estimated the vehicle was traveling at a speed of 76 MPH before the vehicle slammed on the brakes and turned east on Broadview.”

The officer had caught up to the vehicle at this time and activated his overhead lights and then shined his spotlight on the driver as he opened the door to exit the vehicle. The officer ordered Ramsey to stop, but he ran into a nearby backyard, according to the police report.

“He attempted to get into the back door of the home, but I grabbed him and told him to get down,” according to the report. “(Ramsey) refused to get on the ground.”

The officer eventually wrestled Ramsey to the ground. After the officer placed handcuffs on Ramsey, he “was yelling about seeing a supervisor and was yelling about the validity of the arrest,” according to the report.

Ramsey was transported to the Fairfield Police Department, where police said he told them he “drank a lot in the day but stopped at about 6 p.m.”

Ramsey allegedly registered a 0.228 percent breath test. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

Ramsey was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, resisting arrest, reckless operation and driving under suspension. He also had an outstanding warrant through the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for child support.

He was then transported to the Butler County Jail.

Ramsey was found guilty in Fairfield Municipal Court on the OVI, resisting arrest and reckless operations charges. He received credit for serving seven days in jail and was placed on two years reporting probation.

http://norwalkreflector.com/Law-Enforcement/2018/06/11/Man-going-to-get-cigarettes-for-his-girlfriend-ends-up-wrestling-police-officer-and-going-to-jail.html?ci=stream&lp=14&p=1

Council member charged with OWI

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CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls City Council member Mark Miller has been accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

In the early hours of June 2, Miller was pulled over near the 1100 block of West 18th Street.

A breath test done after Miller was arrested showed a blood alcohol level of .215, according to the police report. He refused a preliminary breath test and stopped midway through a field sobriety test, the report stated.

The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol and wrote that Miller’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, and Miller admitted to drinking a short time before the stop, the report said.

Miller was arrested and transported to the University of Northern Iowa Police Department.

“I’m fully willing to deal with the consequences of it,” Miller said.

Miller has represented the First Ward in the Cedar Falls City Council since Jan. 1, 2014.

“I hope the council and the rest of the community will support me, and I hope I have the opportunity to stay on the council and continue doing what I’m doing,” he said.

WWE star pleads guilty for driving while impaired

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CABARRUS COUNTY (WBTV/ CBS Sports) -WWE star Jeff Hardy plead guilty Monday for driving while impaired in Cabarrus County back in March.

Hardy was given a 120-day suspended sentence and fined $300 for court costs. He will need to complete an assessment and treatment class in addition to turning over his license.

Hardy will have 120 days to complete 48 hours of community service.

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A police report shows Hardy registered a .25 blood alcohol content on a breath test he submitted at the Cabarrus County Detention Center.

According to the arrest report obtained by CBS Sports, Hardy was driving northbound on Concord Parkway when he allegedly “ran off the roadway … striking about 105 feet of guardrail before the back end of the car spun out 90 degrees … coming to rest in the middle of the right [north]bound lane of travel.” It was estimated by police on the scene that Hardy did $8,000 of damage to his 2016 Cadillac and $5,000 to the guardrail itself.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/38398629/wwe-star-jeff-hardy-pleads-guilty-for-driving-while-impaired-in-cabarrus-county

Man crashed into home, tried to run over owner

After reportedly driving while intoxicated into the front of a woman’s home and trying to run over the homeowner, a man was arrested by police Sunday and issued multiple felony charges.

Officers were called about the hit and run around 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Purdue Street.

The homeowner told officers upon arrival that a red ‘90s model Chevrolet pickup crashed into the front of her home before striking a parked white 2012 Dodge Durango, an Odessa Police Department news release stated. The driver, later identified as 57-year-old Michael Flores, then began to drive away from the scene.

When confronted by the homeowner, the release detailed, Flores reportedly drove away at a high rate of speed and attempted to run her over. An independent witness told officers they saw Flores drive toward the complainant and attempt to strike her.

Officers later found the suspected vehicle and found Flores to be intoxicated, the release stated. The homeowner positively identified him and pieces of drywall and window glass shards were found on the front hood of his truck.

Flores was also reportedly in possession of several Tramadol Hydrochloride pills and was unable to provide a prescription, and had two prior DWI convictions.

Police charged Flores with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, driving while intoxicated for a third time or more, a third-degree felony, possession of a dangerous drug, a class A misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of an accident, a class B misdemeanor.

Jail records show Flores was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has four bonds totaling $42,000.

https://www.oaoa.com/news/crime_justice/law_enforcement/article_92416d6a-6dbb-11e8-90d7-b30c947745a6.html