Suspended Franklin attorney faces decade in prison following third OWI arrest

A suspended Franklin attorney is facing more than a decade in prison after her third arrest for drunk driving.Julia Compton was arrested on December 29, 2016, in Johnson County and charged as a habitual vehicular substance offender.Johnson County prosecutors also filed three other criminal charges against Compton including operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, a felony, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.“We have every intention of arguing that she spend some time in prison,” said Johnson County deputy prosecutor Rob Seet.  “We have every intention of proving her guilty.”Mothers Against Drunk Driving is also pushing for Compton to receive a prison sentence.”Based on her history and her convictions of drinking and driving, I am concerned she’s going to hurt herself or somebody else, and I want to keep this community safe,” said Lael Hill, Indiana spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Call 6 Investigates was unable to get video of Compton’s December 2016 arrest because the case is still pending.However, Call 6 Investigates did obtain video of her March 29, 2012 arrest in Fortville.Police pulled over Compton after officers saw her driving on the shoulder.After failing her field sobriety and breath tests, police removed alcohol bottles from her car and struggled to get the handcuffs on her.When they took her back to the Fortville police station, Compton told them she was an attorney.At the time of her arrest, Compton was a licensed attorney in Franklin.“I’m an attorney, please don’t do this,” Compton told the officer. “I will do whatever you want me to do.”A chemical test showed Compton’s blood alcohol at .23, nearly three times the legal limit.“I’m a f****** lawyer, alright?”  said Compton. “I will call the judge, ok?”Just a few months after the March 2012 arrest in Hancock County, Compton was arrested again in June 2012 for drunk driving in Johnson County.Johnson County prosecutors filed seven criminal charges against Compton including OWI with prior OWI within 5 years, OWI with a BAC of .15% or more, driving while suspended with a prior, and resisting law enforcement.Compton’s actions caught the attention of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, the agency that investigates allegations of attorney misconduct.In 2013, the Indiana Supreme Court suspended Compton’s law license for six months, citing multiple alcohol related arrests within three and a half months.She also had to serve two years of probation with monitoring from JLAP, the judges and lawyers assistance program.In November 2013, Compton went to work at Marion County’s juvenile court as Best Practices Director where she handled court cases involving abused and neglected children.She resigned in October 2016, and in December 2016, Compton was arrested a third time in Johnson County for drunk driving.She’s facing more than a decade in prison if convicted.It wasn’t until after Call 6 Investigates started asking questions about Compton’s case that her driver’s license was suspended in court on May 30, five months after her third drunk driving arrest.Deputy prosecutor Rob Seet said Compton’s driver’s license suspension should have been automatic because Compton refused to take a test.It’s unclear exactly why the suspension did not happen immediately following Compton’s arrest.“I checked her license as I was kind of getting ready for trial, and I noticed that it was valid,” said Seet. “That’s a problem.”Seet said they moved to impose Compton’s license suspension on the day they noticed, which was on May 19, and the court chose to address the issue at the May 30 hearing.The BMV said they did not receive an order to suspend Compton’s license until June 1.MADD is concerned about Compton driving on the road with other Hoosiers.

Source: CALL 6: Suspended Franklin attorney faces decade in prison following third OWI arrest – TheIndyChannel.com Indianapolis, IN

Micaya White of Texas Longhorns volleyball faces DWI charges

 Micaya White, who helped lead Texas to the NCAA women’s volleyball final last season, will appear in court next month on a DWI charge.According to Travis County state district court records, White is scheduled to appear Aug. 4 after being charged with driving while intoxicated by University of Texas police following a March 18 traffic stop. The Austin American-Statesman reported that White failed a field sobriety test.The 20-year-old White, who will be a sophomore this season, is an outside hitter from Frisco, Texas, and was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year last season. Texas opens the season Aug. 25 against Florida.Coach Jerritt Elliott said in a statement that the team has been aware of the situation and is addressing it internally.

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Aaron Carter says he won’t get caught for DUI, then gets caught for DUI

 Aaron Carter and his girlfriend Madison Parker were arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia, authorities say.  (Habersham County Sheriff’s Office via AP)Aaron Carter’s words have come back to haunt him.The singer and his girlfriend Madison Parker were arrested over the weekend in Georgia on DUI and drug charges in Georgia, according to authorities. Last Monday, the couple was asked in a video obtained by TMZ taken in Tampa, Florida, about actor Shia LaBeouf. LaBeouf was arrested July 8 for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and obstruction in Georgia. “You won’t catch me getting any DUIs, I don’t have any DUIs,” Carter said at one point in the clip. Carter and Parker were arrested Saturday, Habersham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Floyd Canup said. SHIA LABEOUF APOLOGIZES FOLLOWING RACIAL RANT DIRECTED AT POLICE OFFICERCarter was released on bail Sunday. Canup said Parker was eligible for bail but has not been released and remained in jail for “unknown reasons.”Display nothing; This is on Publish with no configured ImageCarter tweeted Sunday, “I’m coming to get you baby.” Online jail records indicate both Carter and Parker have both been released. Carter is accused of drunken driving and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and paraphernalia. Parker was arrested for obstruction, possession of less than 1 ounce of pot and paraphernalia.Carter’s vehicle was stopped on a highway in Cornelia. He was set to perform in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday night. A tweet from his account hours before the show said he wouldn’t make it because of “transportation issues.”Carter is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, who said in a Sunday tweet directed at his sibling, ” I am here and willing to help you get better.” 

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BCSO releases mugshot of deputy arrested on drunk driving charge

BCSO releases mugshot of deputy arrested on drunk driving charge. Michael Magana, 25, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail at 5:35 a.m. on a $1,000 bond.A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday morning after he was caught allegedly driving drunk.Michael Magana, 25, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail at 5:35 a.m. on a $1,000 bond. He has since bonded out. Magana was initially stopped for traffic violations around 2:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of Industry Park, according to a preliminary police report. A San Antonio police officer thought Magana had been drinking, performed a field sobriety test on him and arrested him on the drunk driving charge.According to Sandra Pickell, a spokeswoman for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Magana was hired in Oct. 2015 and served as a detention officer.

Source: BCSO releases mugshot of deputy arrested on drunk driving charge – San Antonio Express-News

Man who tried to dodge West Springfield sobriety checkpoint pleads guilty to drunken driving, 3rd offense

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SPRINGFIELD — Antonio Spicer was trying to avoid a sobriety checkpoint on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, but ended up being charged with operating under the influence of alcohol anyway.

Assistant District Attorney Robert Schmidt told Hampden Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup Wednesday that state police troopers saw Spicer turn away to avoid a checkpoint on the night of June 11, 2016.

Spicer drove to the lot of a closed business, where he was stopped by police. Troopers detected a strong odor of alcohol and said Spicer had “red, glassy eyes” and “slow and slurred speech.”

Spicer, 53, of Springfield, pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating under the influence of alcohol, third offense; and operating after his license was suspended for operating under the influence of alcohol.

The sentence recommendation, agreed upon by prosecution and defense, was 18 months in the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow on the operating under the influence charge.

On the charge involving license suspension, the recommendation was for a sentence of two and one half years to the Ludlow jail, with 60 days to be served and the rest suspended with probation for five years.

That sentence would run concurrently with the 18 month sentence.

Defense lawyer Francis E. Flannery asked Rup to let Spicer have 90 days before he had to report to start the sentence. Flannery said Spicer owns a construction business and needs to arrange for others to take over for him while he is in jail.

Rup said she would delay sentencing Spicer, who has not been held while awaiting trial, for 90 days. Rup said during those 90 days Spicer must use a sobrietor, have no alcohol or illegal drugs and not operate a motor vehicle.

The sobrietor is a remote alcohol breath-testing device placed in the defendant’s home. Breath tests are usually to be done at specific times in a day.

She said if he violates any of those conditions it may affect whether she accepts the recommended sentence.

Flannery pointed out possible defenses that could have been raised at trial, including the opinion troopers formed about Spicer’s condition.

Schmidt said Spicer failed the field sobriety test, but no blood alcohol test was done.

Spicer will have a two year sentence hanging over his head if he violates probation, Schmidt said.

Sisters Killed While Watching TV When Car Crashes Into Indiana Home at 80 Mph

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – Police arrested a 17-year-old girl after she crashed her vehicle into an Indiana home Wednesday night, killing two sisters inside, according to officials.

Family members said the girls, 17-year-old Haleigh and 9-year-old Callie Fullerton, were watching TV in the living room when the car plowed into the house just before 9:30 p.m. They were killed on impact, according to WXIN-TV.

It’s still unclear what caused the driver, who police say was traveling at about 80 miles per hour, to lose control, sending the car careening into the home, located 100 feet away from the roadway.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office says they asked the prosecutor to charge the driver with criminal recklessness resulting in death. At a press conference earlier in the day, officials with the sheriff’s office said the driver may have been under the influence of opioids and she could face more serious charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury if the presence of opioids is confirmed.

When Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, they found a white vehicle in the living room. Several people were still in the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department.

The girls’ mother, 37-year-old Bridget Fullerton, was walking into the room as the car came crashing through the home; she was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis-area hospital for treatment. Her condition is unknown at this time.

A third sibling was upstairs at the time of the crash, and he was uninjured. Father Dennis Fullerton was not home when it happened.

Investigators say there were three other juveniles in the car at the time of the crash. They were treated with non-life threatening injuries at the scene.

The home has major damage, and local members of the Fullertons’ church helped secure it.

The vehicle involved in the incident has been impounded by authorities. The driver was taken to the juvenile detention center in Delaware County.

The prosecutor’s office will determine if the 17-year-old driver will face charges as an adult.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for those who would like to provide donations for the Fullertons.

Court appearance for Red Deer school bus driver charged with impaired driving

The case for a Red Deer school bus driver charged with impaired driving is due back in court July 26.Shelly Joy Kolodychuk, 42, faces counts of impaired operation of motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle over 80mg, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, and failing to remain at scene of a collision.She made a brief appearance in Red Deer court on Wednesday.It was on the afternoon of June 5 when a bus carrying 18 students from École Barrie Wilson School, between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, struck a tree in the Vanier Woods neighbourhood.Red Deer RCMP say a witness who observed the collision called 911 after the bus collided with a tree and a sign, then continued to drive for a short distance before stopping. No one was injured in the collision.

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Woman arrested for operating jet ski while drunk on Crystal Lake

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The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit observed a reckless boater on Crystal Lake at approximately 6:15 p.m. and determined the operator was intoxicated.

Daniele Leigh Mills, 24, of Crystal, was arrested for operating a water vessel while intoxicated.

Marine deputies observed a jet ski drive through the wake of another boat and continue driving very near the deputies’ boat. When summoned to speak with the deputies, Mills had difficulty operating the unit and struck the deputies’ boat.

Mills was determined to be intoxicated. She was taken into custody and lodged at the Montcalm County Jail. She is currently out on a $500 bond.

The Michigan State Police assisted with the investigation. Neither of the boats were damaged.

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Taos man charged with DWI picks up drug trafficking charges

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Hendrix Caje Johnston was driving through Ranchos de Taos on Monday (July 3) when members of New Mexico State Police pulled him over for allegedly speeding and crossing traffic lines. He was initially only charged with DWI, but after a search warrant approved for the driver’s vehicle led to the alleged discovery of narcotics, multiple felony charges were added to Johnston’s rap sheet.

The suspect, whom police have identified as a Taos County resident, was stopped by a state police officer around 4 p.m. while traveling along State Road 68. According to a state police press release, Johnston, 25, “did not pull over immediately” and traveled a short distance before stopping at the side of the road. The release, however, did not specify whether Johnston was confused as to whether his was the vehicle the officer intended to pull over or whether he was in an unsafe area to comply when given the command.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he stated that he could smell a “strong odor” of marijuana that seemed to be coming from within the suspect’s vehicle. Johnston’s eyes were allegedly “red” and he appeared “sluggish,” according to the arresting officer. The suspect admitted to having consumed marijuana, but said that he did so only the day before. He also allegedly admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle.

He then agreed to take a sobriety test, leading the officer to determine that “Mr. Johnston appeared to be impaired and unable to safely operate the vehicle.” He was immedietely arrested for DWI.

Upon further inspection, the officer said they could see drug paraphernalia in the console of the suspect’s vehicle, which was then towed to the New Mexico State Police office in Taos. A request for a search warrant was approved, leading officers to allegedly discover “containers and bags consistent with the trafficking of narcotics, as well as scales, devices commonly used for the production of narcotics, and other drug paraphernalia.” Police also claimed to have located heroin and methamphetamine, leading to additional drug possession charges – both felonies.

Public Information Officer Elizabeth Armijo stated that officers had performed initial field tests on the suspected narcotics with drug testing kits, “thus giving [probable] cause for those charges,” she said. The drugs, however, have not been submitted to the State Crime Lab for “further, specific testing,” she said.

While the initial tests may have provided probable cause to levy the charges, a failure to send drugs to the lab in a “timely manner” may lead to charges being dismissed. Such was the result in one of Johnston prior cases from 2016. Just this year, the fourth-degree felony drug possession charge stemming from the case was dropped “on the grounds that the drugs in this matter were not sent to the State Crime Lab in a timely fashion,” according to court records. The decision on the matter came less than one month ago: June 14. Prior to the charge, Johnston’s record included only relatively minor traffic violations, according to New Mexico court records.

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