Bride-To-Be Charged With DUI On The Way To Her Wedding

The Arizona woman allegedly caused a three-car crash.

 

Police arrested a bride heading to her nuptials this morning for DUI. The alleged drunk driving incident, which involved a three-car collision, occurred at about 10:30 a.m. local time in Marana, Arizona, near the city of Tucson.

Responding cops reportedly suspected that the bride, who was wearing a full-length white wedding dress, might have been impaired while behind the wheel. After administering a field sobriety test at the scene, officers apparently concluded that the woman was allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the Law&Crime website explained.

“The bride was arrested, then later released after she submitted to a blood draw and signed a criminal citation, agreeing to show up in court. Police believe she caused the crash.”

Tucson.com and other media outlets identified the suspect as Amber Young, 32. Young has apparently not spoken so far with any media outlets in the aftermath of the incident — nor evidently has any legal counsel that she might have retained.

Acknowledging the arrest on Twitter, Marana PD Sergeant Chriswell Scott recommended the following: “Don’t drive impaired, till death do we part doesn’t need any help.”

Sgt. Scott added that a person in one of the other vehicles was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

As yet, there is no information as to whether the wedding ceremony went forward today, but this story will be updated if or when more details become available.

Bride-To-Be Charged With DUI On The Way To Her Wedding

Drunk man found asleep at the wheel, his car on tree lawn

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — OVI, Coventry Road: At 2:35 a.m. March 3, police were called to the area of Coventry and East Overlook roads, where it was reported that a man was asleep behind the wheel of his car, which was parked on a curb and tree lawn.

An officer woke the driver, 65, who seemed confused. The driver said he was driving from East Cleveland to his Cleveland Heights home, but that he didn’t know where he had been in East Cleveland.

The man told officers that he had had two or three beers and had pulled over to sleep. Crushed beer cans and an open container of alcohol were found in the car. The man had glassy eyes and appeared drunk.

Once in custody, the man had a medical emergency. An officer saw under his nostril a white powder. The man said the powder was not illegal, but rather his medication.

The man was taken to the hospital and charged with OVI, failing to maintain full-time attention while driving, and driving upon a tree lawn/curb.

http://www.cleveland.com/cleveland-heights/index.ssf/2018/03/drunk_man_found_asleep_at_the.html

Driver charged with OWI, accused of crashing into BMV

TRAIL CREEK — Several hours after a pickup truck punched a large hole in the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch, it was business as usual Friday.

Nicholas Judge, 25, of Trail Creek, was arrested on two counts of operating while intoxicated.

According to Trail Creek police, officers responding about 3:30 a.m. to a burglar alarm at the license branch, 1724 E. U.S. 20, in the Evergreen Plaza, found a pickup truck had gone through a brick wall at the southeast corner of the building.

Judge had just left Decoy’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill a few hundred feet away on the other side of the parking lot, said Don Gardner, who owns the establishment.

According to police, Judge said he was going home when the accelerator stuck to the floorboard.

He slammed into the building and a car before coming to a stop, police said.

Gardner said the car belonged to one of his bartenders.

“He took a good chunk out of the car, too,” Gardner said.

Judge was booked at LaPorte County Jail on charges of operating while intoxicated. He had a 0.15 blood alcohol content, police said.

About a half dozen customers were inside about 90 minutes after the license branch opened on schedule at 8:30 a.m.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/driver-charged-with-owi-after-crashing-into-bureau-of-motor/article_437f6649-61b4-5153-ab7e-51178faacf45.html

DWI Suspect Hit by His Own Car While Running From Police

A man trying to flee police got struck by his own car after he failed to put it in park before getting out and trying to run away from officers, police in Fairfax County, Virginia, say.

Officers tried to stop the car for a window tint violation early Sunday morning, but the driver sped away. Then, he stopped to get out of the car to try to escape on foot in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive, police said.

Police dashcam video shows the car starts moving again as the man gets out, and he briefly runs beside the car before apparently stumbling into it and disappearing over the hood.

He got up and continued running, but officers caught up to him and arrested him, Telemundo’s Alberto Pimienta reported.

The suspect is OK, but he is charged with driving while intoxicated — his third such offense — and a long list of other charges, including driving on a revoked license, possession of marijuana, hit-and-run and possession of an open container while operating a motor vehicle.

After the incident, the man was served with warrants from another jurisdiction.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/DWI-Suspect-Hit-by-His-Own-Car-While-Running-Away-From-Police-476041993.html

Suspected DUI Driver Buys More Wine After Crashing Her Car

A Florida woman who allegedly purchased more wine after crashing her vehicle in a Publix parking lot in Cape Coral over the weekend was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.

Lisa Lehman is seen in a photo obtained by WFTX and distributed by the CNN Wire.

Lisa Lehman is seen in a photo obtained by WFTX and distributed by the CNN Wire.

Fifty-year-old Lisa Lehman is facing charges of DUI and hit and run, Fort Myers television station WFTX reported.

According to Cape Coral police, a customer came out of the Publix on Cape Coral Parkway to find her parked vehicle damaged around 8 a.m. Sunday.

As the victim talked to police at the scene, Lehman arrived, placed a brown bag in her car, and identified herself as the driver of the car. She admitted that she had hit and damaged the victim’s car, police said. Officers noted that Lehman was having balance issues and smelled of alcohol.

First responders checked Lehman and found no medical issues. Officers then conducted a DUI investigation, during which she failed several sobriety tests, according to a police report.

Lehman was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail.

http://ktla.com/2018/03/06/suspected-dui-driver-buys-more-wine-after-crashing-her-car-in-florida-parking-lot-police/amp/

New Jersey company to pay for drunk man’s $1,600 Uber ride home from West Virginia

A New Jersey man who got drunk in West Virginia and mistakenly ordered a $1,635 Uber ride to his home state will be reimbursed by a food delivery company.

Jamie Giovinazzo, founder of Eat Clean Bro in Freehold, New Jersey, says his company will pay the fare to thank Kenny Bachman for choosing not to drive while drunk. Giovinazzo says Bachman’s decision helped keep the roadway safe for other motorists.

Bachman intended to get a ride to the house where he was staying near West Virginia University. He fell asleep in the car and awoke two hours into the 300-mile journey to his home in Gloucester County.

Bachman had requested donations via GoFundMe to pay the fare. That money will instead go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/weird/ct-new-jersey-drunk-uber-ride-20180307-story,amp.html

Woman Charged With Lying In Manchester Court About Previous DUIs

Kara Yetishefsky, 41, faces one count of perjury, police said.

Manchester police arrested Yetishefsky on March 31, 2016, on a DUI charge. In court on Aug. 15, Superior Court Judge Laura Baldini asked Yetishefsky, under oath, whether she had participated in the state’s alcohol education program, or any similar program, and if she had ever been convicted of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Yetishefsky answered “no” to both questions, state investigator Anthony Duarte wrote in a warrant application.

Yetishefsky had a previous arrest in California and two previous arrests in Oregon for allegedly operating under the influence, Duarte wrote. She was placed into a diversionary program for the first offense in Oregon and jailed for seven days and fined $1,793 for the second, he wrote.

Police: Under-the-influence Uber driver nearly crashes into Dunkin Donuts

Denys N. Corso was arrested by Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan after police say he nearly struck a Dunkin Donuts while allegedly driving while high on drugs.

ARLINGTON POLICE

Denys N. Corso was arrested by Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan after police say he nearly struck a Dunkin Donuts while allegedly driving while high on drugs.

An Uber driver was arrested on Monday for nearly running into a Dunkin Donuts shop after crashing over the curb, Arlington police said.

Denys N. Corso, 49, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating to endanger, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said he was standing outside the shop talking to a resident when Corso drove into the parking lot in a blue Ford Explorer. He drove over the curb and flower bed, nearly hitting the building, police said.

Police said it was clear that Corso was impaired. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. Officers determined that Corso may have used opioids before driving, and several unknown pills were found in his car, police said.

“This was a dangerous situation, where an individual allegedly under the influence of drugs drove recklessly through a busy parking lot and nearly struck a building,” Ryan said in a statement. “What matters most is that no innocent people were hurt.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/05/under-influence-uber-driver-nearly-crashes-into-dunkin-donuts/apYZkoAHimMEYv5jBpuBEM/amp.html

Man Charged With DUI After He Allegedly Trots Onto Highway


Police in California pulled over a man for suspected DUI, but he wasn’t driving a car — he was riding a horse.

The California Highway Patrol says the suspect was spotted in the greater Long Beach area atop a white horse named Guera on the 91 freeway.

“No joke,” the CHP tweeted with photos of the bizarre incident they say took place over the weekend. “We get a chuckle out of the interesting situations we encounter from time to time, but one thing the CHP does not do is ‘horse’ around with DUI.”

Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Luis Perez of Placentia. Cops say Perez’s blood alcohol level was measured at twice the legal limit for operating a vehicle in California, according to CBS LA.

Perez was jailed, while the horse, which was unharmed in the incident, was placed in the care of Perez’s mother, according to CHP social media posts.

Department officials poked fun at the unlikely arrest, while also leaving followers with a firm message about the consequences of driving while intoxicated.

“No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated,” they wrote. “Don’t put yourself, your beautiful animal, or others in danger of being killed in traffic.”

Perez was held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

http://nbc4i.com/2018/02/26/man-charged-with-dui-after-he-allegedly-trots-onto-highway/amp/

Airboat skipper smoked weed before fatal crash, test shows. But he can’t be charged

The airboat that crashed last year in the Everglades, killing recent University of Miami graduate Elizabeth Goldenberg. Prosecutors this week decided they could not criminally charge the craft’s skipper.

The airboat that crashed last year in the Everglades, killing recent University of Miami graduate Elizabeth Goldenberg. Prosecutors this week decided they could not criminally charge the craft’s skipper. Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office
A veteran airboat captain had a high level of marijuana in his blood when his boat flipped in the Everglades, hurling tourists into the swamp and drowning a recent University of Miami graduate pinned under the craft.

But nearly a year after the crash, prosecutors this week ruled out charging Steve George Gagne with any crime, including boating under the influence.

The reason: Witnesses said Gagne showed no signs of being high before the crash that killed 22-year-old Elizabeth Goldenberg, according to a newly released report by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. But the concentration of THC, the active compound in marijuana, in his blood was nearly triple what would have gotten him arrested in states where marijuana use is legal such as Colorado or Washington.

Florida has no such law and the case underscores the unsettled standards surrounding use of marijuana. Even as more states legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use, there is no consensus — in the law, science or medicine — on how best to measure whether someone is stoned while behind the wheel of a boat or a car.

http://amp.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article202864709.html