Profanity-laced response from Grant Co. official in OWI arrest

Law enforcement video shows a Grant County supervisor’s profanity-laced response to officers during his arrest last month for allegedly operating while intoxicated.”At my age, I could knock the (expletive) out of you, pal,”  80-year-old supervisor Robert Scallon says to a Grant County Sheriff’s deputy during the arrest procedure.Dashboard-camera video shows Scallon’s sedan being pulled over for speeding on Highway 61 in the Town of Marion.  Subsequent investigation convinced officers to pursue an OWI investigation, with Scallon’s responses ranging from astonished, incredulous, to belligerent.”(Expletive) you,”  Scallon says, as a Grant County Sheriff’s deputy begins to try to handcuff him.  “I want to tell you something, I don’t like you,”  Scallon says on the video.Scallon refused to perform field sobriety tests, and refused to submit to any chemical tests to determine blood alcohol content.  He told officers he had two drinks before driving.In an interview with 27 News, Scallon says his age and compromised health make it difficult for him to walk a straight line, prompting him to refuse the field tests.On the video, as Scallon is taken to a hospital in Boscobel, he appears confused over his situation.  “What did I do?,”  he asks a Sheriff’s sergeant.  “You’re driving drunk,”  the sergeant responds.Grant County officials say Scallon has served on the board of supervisors since 2006, with a spot on the board’s Veterans committee, and other committees.Scallon refuses comment on whether he was intoxicated behind the wheel, but says he’s reached out to the responding officers.  “I apologized,”  Scallon says.Members of the Grant County Board of Supervisors sign a Code of Conduct dealing primarily with commitment to avoid even the appearance of impropriety in their actions on the board, but including this statement:  “The professional and personal conduct of County Board Supervisors must be above reproach.”Scallon tells 27 News he does not intend to step down over the incident.County Board chairman Robert Keeny says it’s unlikely Scallon’s arrest and behavior will lead to any move to try to remove him.  “It’s unfortunate,”  Keeny says of the suspected OWI.  Keeny did not respond to a 27 News offer to view the dash-camera video of the arrest.The Grant County board meets again May 16.Prior to be taken into the hospital, Scallon notes an audio-record of the encounter may exist.

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Houston cop relieved of duty after alleged intoxication arrest

A Houston police officer has been relieved of duty after officers allegedly caught him in a post-Cinco de Mayo drunk driving incident.

Officer Ronald Gilbert, of Deer Park, faces a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

HPD said Gilbert was caught behind the wheel of his vehicle around 12:30 a.m. in the 15240 block of Galveston Road.

Ray Hunt, the police union’s president, confirms Gilbert was on duty when he was stopped.

Investigators said he was found impaired and was taken to the jail on Riesner, where he was later released on a $500 bond.

Tonight, Houston police said Gilbert has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of this investigation.

Hunt says the union will only represent an officer operating in the course and scope of HPD. Because Gilbert was allegedly drunk, Hunt says that would be considered “outside the scope,” and therefore the union will not represent him.

It was not immediately clear whether Gilbert was in his police cruiser when he was stopped. We are working to confirm those details.

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Ohio legislator pleaded no contest to impaired-driving charge

A state lawmaker accused of impaired driving pleaded no contest Wednesday to the misdemeanor charge.Republican Rep. Wes Retherford, of Hamilton, was sentenced by Judge Kevin McDonough to six months in jail. All of the time was suspended except for three days of an alcohol intervention program. Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, walks out of Butler County Area II Court after being found guilty of operating a vehicle while impaired and sentenced Wednesday.ASSOCIATED PRESS EnlargeRetherford said during a court hearing he regretted his actions.“I realize I made a mistake,” he said.The Butler County sheriff’s office said a 911 caller led police officers to Retherford, who appeared to be passed out behind the wheel in a McDonald’s drive-thru on March 12. A deputy performing a sobriety test stopped after Retherford nearly fell, according to the incident report. Deputies said they found a loaded handgun in the car.Retherford was arrested hours after the annual Butler County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner.Some state and local Republicans called for him to resign after his arrest.Retherford originally was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and improper handling of a firearm, a felony offense. A grand jury later declined to indict him for the felony charge. If convicted of the felony, his career in the Legislature would have ended.His attorney, Jeffery Bowling, said the arrest was out of character for him.“His past actions will indicate how he will act in the future,” Bowling said, while describing Retherford’s community involvement.

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Fitness Model Arrested for Robbery Becomes Internet Sensation

A fitness model was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of robbery, but it’s his hunky, off-the-clock photos that are making headlines.

After leading police on a dramatic car-and-foot chase, David Byers, a fitness model in Solana Beach, Calif., was arrested Wednesday in San Diego for allegedly robbing the same Riverside Chase bank twice and one Cos Cob Citco gas station, both located in Connecticut.

According to local news site Greenwich Time, Byers, who was in possession of a handgun, will be charged with three counts of robbery, two counts of larceny, and a felony count of reckless endangerment.

This isn’t Byers’s first encounter with the law: According to Greenwich Time, in March he was charged with burglary, grand theft, and driving while intoxicated; and in 2016 he was arrested on unknown charges.

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Libertyville police: Man seen driving through front yards charged with DUI – Libertyville Review

Man seen driving through front yards charged with DUI: Theodore J. Kocen, 72, of the 200 block of West Park Avenue, Libertyville, was charged April 19 with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper backing. According to police reports, dispatchers at 9:10 p.m. received complaints of a vehicle driving on the front yards of homes along South Dymond Road and that it had backed into at least one car. Police say they located the car at Burridge Court at Dymond Road and the driver, identified as Kocen, failed a field sobriety test. Kocen is scheduled in court May 12.

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The Bachelor’s Chris Soules Arrested After Deadly Car Crash

The Bachelor’s Chris Soules Arrested After Deadly Car Crash: Bachelor alum Chris Soules was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday after a deadly car crash, PEOPLE confirms. According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Soules, 35, has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident that left one individual dead. Soules was not charged with driving under the influence, though authorities did later tell people there were alcohol containers in Soules’ car.

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Driver tells cops she’s ‘too drunk’ for sobriety test | New York Post

Driver tells cops she’s ‘too drunk’ for sobriety test: Drunk words are soberly honest thoughts for this driver.Joy Hunt, 76, told officers she was “intoxicated” and “shouldn’t be driving” when she was arrested Tuesday night for driving in the wrong direction with two flat tires in The Villages, Florida.When Sumter County deputies asked her where she was driving from, Hunt replied “a bar.”Hunt tried to perform sobriety tests, but ultimately gave up during one of the exercises, the Village News reported.“I’m too drunk to do that, just take me to jail,” she said, according to officers.Deputies said the 76-year-old blew an .181 percent on her breathalyzer test.Hunt was charged with a DUI and booked at Sumter County Detention Center, where she is being held on $1,000 bail.

Source: Driver tells cops she’s ‘too drunk’ for sobriety test | New York Post

Adrien Broner arrested on warrant after being stopped in shot-up SUV

Adrien Broner arrested on warrant after being stopped in shot-up SUV: Adrien Broner is back in trouble with the law after being stopped in a bullet-ridden SUV. (Getty) More Adrien Broner can’t seem to put one foot in front of the other. Early Thursday morning, the former four-division world champion was arrested and booked into the Kenton County Detention Center in Covington, Kentucky, just two miles from Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, for having an open warrant.

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N.M. State Police: Colorado man arrested in 11th DWI – Local News – Santa Fe New Mexican

N.M. State Police: Colorado man arrested in 11th DWI: A Colorado man arrested by New Mexico State Police late last week is behind bars on his 11th DWI charge, according to a news release and court records.A state police officer pulled over Terry Huff, 56, of Greeley, Colo., on Friday night near Pecos after emergency dispatchers received reports of an erratic driver. A statement of probable cause the officer filed in the San Miguel County Magistrate Court says Huff’s 4-year-old son was with him in the black Nissan SUV.According to a breath test, Huff had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24, three times the legal limit of 0.08, when a driver is presumed too drunk to drive.An officer found an unopened bottle of Importers vodka in Huff’s vehicle, the court document says.Emergency dispatchers told the state police officer that Huff had 10 prior DWI arrests, according to the court document. It’s not immediately clear where those prior arrests took place, but statewide court records don’t show any prior convictions for Huff in New Mexico.A family friend who lives in the area took custody of Huff’s child, the officer’s statement says, adding that the child’s mother told police she was in Denver getting treatment for cancer.Huff is charged with DWI, child abandonment and reckless driving, according to court records. He is being held in the San Miguel County jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash-only bond.

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Police find man suspected in DUI wreck drinking a beer – WFMZ

Police find man suspected in DUI wreck drinking a beer. He allegedly ran while receiving medical treatment HELLERTOWN, Pa. – The Northampton County man accused in the drunk driving crash that sent his truck through a storefront was allegedly drinking a beer when police found him following a search.Keith A. Zerby Jr., of Clauser Street in Hellertown, is facing DUI and related charges in connection with the wreck about 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Main Street. District Judge Antonia Grifo arraigned the 36-year-old Friday evening, setting bail at $30,000.Authorities said Zerby crashed his flatbed truck into three vehicles before plowing through the front of the VapeMeister store at 650 Main St. A borough police officer said Zerby appeared confused and disoriented after the wreck and summoned paramedics to treat minor cuts to his face, according to court records.Police also planned on having him evaluated for a suspected DUI.An officer told Zerby that he needed to speak with him before he was taken to the hospital. While the officer gathered information about the other vehicles damaged in the crash and assisted with a fuel leak from the truck, Zerby allegedly hopped out of the ambulance and ran west on Main Street, according to records.Police searched for Zerby for about 45 minutes. Lower Saucon Township police found him drinking a beer in the Cinder Banks area near the Saucon Creek.He was taken into custody, and authorities obtained a search warrant for a blood draw, which was done at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill.Police charged Zerby with driving under the influence, escape, flight to avoid apprehension and careless driving. He was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 25 after failing to post bail.

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