Drunk Driver Sideswipes Tree: Police – East Hampton, NY Patch

The drunk driver, arrested Sunday morning, had two prior convictions in the past 10 years, police said.

EAST HAMPTON, NY — A Sagaponack woman drove drunk and sideswiped a tree, police said.

According to East Hampton Town Police, Kiera A. Egan, 29, was arrested on Sunday at 11:10 a.m. on Daniels Hole Road and charged with aggravated DWI: Per Se, .18 of 1 percent or more alcohol, two prior convictions within 10 years, a felony; using a leased, rented or loaned vehicle without an interlock device, a misdemeanor, first degree aggravated unlicensed operation, commit aggravated unlicensed operation 2/alcohol or drug, a felony, and DWI, two prior convictions of designated offenses within 10 years, a felony, police said.

Egan was driving a 2008 Pontiac northwest on Daniels Hole Road when she was in a crash where she left the roadway and sideswiped a tree, police said.

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Driver tries to evade police, crashes into Hillcrest building – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Driver tries to evade police, crashes into Hillcrest building.  A man was seriously hurt when his car plowed into a building in Hillcrest as he tried to elude police Tuesday night.He ran away but didn’t get far before officers arrested him, police said.An officer had stopped the vehicle on Park Boulevard south of Robinson Avenue after the suspect drove past a road-closed sign, police Officer John Buttle said.As the officer walked up to the car, the driver sped away, and a brief pursuit ensued.

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St. Patrick’s Day weekend checkpoints lead to 66 drunken driving arrests | The Kansas City Star

66 drivers arrested during DUI checkpoints in Kansas City on St. Patrick’s Day weekend Sobriety checkpoints for second night in a row Saturday led to the arrest of 24 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving. That brought the total number of suspected drunken drivers arrested at checkpoints in Kansas City this St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend to 66 people. Sobriety checkpoints held in Kansas City for the second day in a row overnight Saturday led to the arrest of 24 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving.That brought the total number of suspected drunken drivers arrested at checkpoints to 66 people for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend.Kansas City police held their sobriety checkpoint at 4040 Main Street checking southbound traffic on Main.ADVERTISINGDuring the checkpoint, police checked 544 cars and arrested 14 drivers on suspicion of violating city and state driving under the influence laws.Police also indicated that there were three traffic and one narcotics violation. They also arrested one fugitive. Another 52 vehicles attempted to avoid the checkpoint.At the same time, the Jackson County Sheriff’s office had a separate checkpoint in the same location checking the northbound traffic on Main.Deputies stopped 590 vehicles and arrested 10 people on suspicion of drunken driving, including two drivers who were repeat offenders and will face felony charges.Deputies also arrested two people on felony possession of controlled substance.During the checkpoint, deputies also checked several taxi cabs, ride sharing cars and party buses with visibly intoxicated passengers.The sheriff’s office issued a special “thank you” to those passengers for selecting a safe ride home.The arrests came on a second night of sobriety checkpoint. On Friday night, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Jackson County Sheriff’s office and Kansas City Police Department arrested 42 drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence.That checkpoint was at 33rd Street and Southwest Trafficway. Officers stopped 1,314 vehicles at the checkpoint.

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Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested for suspicion of DUI

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested on suspicion of DUI: Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday morning in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.Caldwell-Pope, 24, was pulled over for driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to Auburn Hills police. He was arrested after a field sobriety test and taken to the police station, where a breathalyzer test showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.08, which is the legal limit.Caldwell-Pope was cited for operating while intoxicated and released.The arrest came after the Pistons’ 97-96 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Caldwell-Pope played in Thursday night’s 90-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, finishing with 12 points.He declined to speak with reporters before the Pistons’ game on Friday night in Milwaukee.Coach Stan Van Gundy said the team was aware of the situation. He said Caldwell-Pope is a “high character” player, and that the team would “let things run its course.”Caldwell-Pope is averaging 14.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this season.

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Times Gazette | Greenfield superintendent charged with OVI; case pending

Greenfield superintendent charged with OVI; case pending: Greenfield Village Exempted Schools Superintendent Joe Wills was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence last month in Clinton County.Clinton County Municipal Court records indicate Wills was charged at 11:28 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, by the Ohio Highway Patrol. He was also cited for speeding. He was arraigned on Feb. 22. A final pretrial hearing is set for April 26, according to court documents.Wills is represented by Cincinnati defense attorney Edward Perry, who has filed a jury demand, a request for a bill of particulars and discovery, a motion to preserve all evidence, including audio and video evidence, and an appeal of license suspension, according to court documents. A dispatcher with the Ohio Highway Patrol post in Wilmington said Saturday that the local post could not provide information on the traffic stop, and that all requests had to go through the patrol’s public affairs office in Columbus, contrary to The Times-Gazette’s usual experience seeking information from the patrol.Wills has been superintendent at Greenfield since 2013. He came to that post after serving since 2005 as the personnel director for the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center/Adams County Ohio Valley School District. Prior to that, Wills served at Lynchburg-Clay Local School District as a physical education teacher. As varsity basketball coach, Wills led the Mustangs to the final four in the state tournament in 1993. Within the L-C district, Wills moved on to athletic director and then assistant principal before becoming the principal of the middle school.Reached Saturday, Wills said he did not want to comment while the case is pending.

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Springfield middle school teacher arrested on DUII, drug charges | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Springfield middle school teacher arrested on DUII, drug charges: SPRINGFIELD — A middle school teacher was arrested on charges of drunken driving and cocaine possession Friday night, according to Springfield police.Jennifer Lee Crouch, a teacher at Briggs Middle School in Springfield, was with a group of people in the Cinemark 17 Theatre in Springfield about 10:20 p.m. Friday when Springfield police investigated a complaint of “intoxicated and disorderly” people at the theater, according to a news release sent Saturday night by Springfield police Sgt. Keith Seanor.The group, which reportedly included Crouch, was escorted from the theater and warned not to drive for the rest of the evening, Seanor said.Despite the warning, police later saw Crouch driving from the Shoppes at Gateway, where the theater is, and pulled her over, Seanor said in the news release.After a field test, police arrested Crouch and booked her into the Lane County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and cocaine possession. The cocaine possession charge is a class C felony that carries a maximum potential penalty of a $125,000 fine and up to five years in prison.Seanor also said that evidence seized at the scene will be tested on the suspicion that it is Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, also known as LSD.Crouch was not among the inmates listed on the jail roster Sunday afternoon.Jenna McCulley, a spokeswoman for the Springfield School District, said Sunday that police informed the district about the charges Saturday and that Crouch since has been placed on admininstrative leave with pay pending resolution of the charges against her.Crouch has been employed at Briggs Middle School since 2013. She is an eighth-grade teacher focused on language arts and social studies.

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Prince George’s officer crashes cruiser in second DUI-related incident in five years, police say

Prince George’s officer crashes cruiser in second DUI-related incident in five years, police say By Lynh Bui March 23, 2017 at 5:05 PM A Prince George’s County police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his cruiser into a tractor-trailer Thursday morning and briefly left the scene, authorities said. It’s the second time that Officer Christopher A. Brown has been charged with driving under the influence, police said. In 2012, he was charged with driving under the influence.

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Driver who struck pole in Thompson under the influence, police say – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT

THOMPSON – The driver of a vehicle that struck a telephone pole Wednesday on East Thompson Road was charged by state police with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.According to Troop D, the vehicle driven by Roger Spencer Staley, 54, of Thompson, left the road at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and struck the telephone pole. State police say Staley failed field sobriety tests and was arrested without incident.Staley was issued a $500 bond and is to appear April 4 at Danielson

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CBS 58 – Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police O

Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police Officer’s CarPosted: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDTUpdated: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDT An intoxicated Madison woman attempted to drive off in an off-duty police officer’s car after she crashed her car.According to Madison Police, an off-duty MPD officer, on his way home from work this morning, came upon a car crash in the 6200 block of Raymond Rd.He stopped quickly to render aid to a driver. She had been behind the wheel of a car that collided with a vehicle that was parked on the street.The 30-year-old Madison woman was not seriously injured, and when she heard the sound of sirens coming to the scene, she decided to get into the off-duty officer’s personal car. She was attempting to put it in gear, but he prevented her from driving off by reaching in and removing the keys. The woman was cited for several tentative infractions including operating while intoxicated, third offense.

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