Mary Kay Letourneau’s Husband Arrested for DUI

Mary Kay Letourneau's Husband, Vili Fualaau, Arrested for DUI: Report
Vili Fualaau, 34, allegedly had a dazed expression, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech when police in Burien stopped him on Feb. 2.

Mary Kay Letourneau’s husband has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence after allegedly crashing his SUV into two cars in Washington state, according to reports.

Vili Fualaau, 34, allegedly had a dazed expression, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech when police in Burien stopped him on Feb. 2, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

He agreed to take a field sobriety test, but before he could start, Letourneau allegedly drove onto the scene and yelled at him to stop because their lawyer was coming, TMZ reported.

Fualaau reportedly took a blood test two hours later, when his blood alcohol content tested at .08, the minimum level for a DUI. He also allegedly tested positive for THC.

Letourneau and Fualaau first became involved when she was 34 and he was 12. They met while she taught his sixth grade class.

The couple married in 2005 after Letourneau served seven years for child rape.

They have two grown daughters. The eldest was conceived when Fualaau was 14.

“I’m not a victim,” he once told Inside Edition. “I’m not ashamed of being in love with Mary Kay.”

The pair filed for legal separation in May 2017, nearly two weeks before their 12th wedding anniversary.

Though they claimed “our marital community ended,” the pair continued living in the same household, and Fualaau later withdrew the separation filing.

Fualaau posted bail after being booked for DUI. He is reportedly set for a court hearing next week.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mary-kay-letourneau-apos-husband-142601731.html

Hold on TV Documentary After Drunk Driving Charge

A one-off documentary in which popular British hosting duo Ant and Dec use DNA to trace their family histories has been put on hold following charges of drunk driving against Ant McPartlin. McPartlin has stepped down from TV commitments since being involved in a March 18 car crash in suburban London that injured several people, including a child who had to be taken to the hospital.

The 90-minute genealogy show for ITV, “Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey,” was billed as a modern biography, using DNA to help the pair trace their respective roots. The show has not been canceled but is currently on hold.

The documentary was in production, and filming had not been completed nor an air date announced. The program is being produced by U.K. indie Voltage TV, which has pulled information about the show from its website.

McPartlin is reportedly in rehab.

He and hosting partner Declan Donnelly are presenters on several of ITV’s biggest entertainment shows, including “Got Talent” and “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.” They front the “Saturday Night Takeaway” series.

McPartlin has pulled out of the remaining episodes in the current run of “Saturday Night Takeaway,” and one episode was canceled after his arrest. He will reportedly be seen in a pre-recorded segment in this Saturday’s installment, alongside David Walliams, Joanna Lumley and Emilia Fox.

ITV Puts ‘Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey’ on Hold After Ant’s Drunk Driving Charge

Police said they would do a sobriety test. They said he told them: I’m a state senator

State Senator Michael Brady in 2015.State Senator Michael D. Brady was arrested in Weymouth over the weekend for drunken driving and pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of operating under the influence of liquor, one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and one civil count of a marked lanes violation, according to court records and officials.

When a Weymouth police officer pulled the Brockton Democrat over early Saturday and told the senator he would be testing his ability to drive a car, Brady handed the officer a Massachusetts identification card “and stated he was a state senator,” according to a written description of the arrest by police.

Brady was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred his words, and his breath reeked of alcohol, police said. He failed several sobriety tests, they said.

In a statement, Brady, 55, acknowledged he was taken into custody by police and apologized for the fallout from the arrest.

“While driving home, I was stopped early in the morning on Saturday, March 24, by the Weymouth police on Route 18 in South Weymouth and placed under arrest. I was released later in the morning,” said Brady, who was first elected to the Senate in a 2015 special election and reelected in 2016.

“I want to apologize to the Weymouth police, my constituents, my friends, and colleagues in the Legislature for any embarrassment and distraction that this incident causes. I know that as a senator, I am held to a higher standard, and I will abide by the advice of my counsel as this matter is adjudicated by our judiciary,” he said. “I am grateful for the fairness, integrity, and transparency of that process.”

Brady, who police said declined to take a chemical breath test, said he doesn’t anticipate making any further statement in the matter.

According to a police description of events, Brady “failed” multiple sobriety tests.

The first required him to recite the alphabet from A to Z. The senator “slurred the letters together to get to H, I, J; he then repeated H, I, J.”

Brady subsequently gave two officers a look of confusion, and then stated “Z,” according to the police narrative.

The second required Brady to count aloud backward from 60 to 40.

Brady, slurring his words, correctly counted from 60 to 50 but then “kept repeating numbers in the 40’s,” the police narrative said.

Brady then continued counting into the 30s, before he was stopped. Police say Brady went on to fail three other tests, including one where he struggled to balance on one foot and count — swaying left to right, putting his foot down numerous times, switching feet, and slurring numbers together.

Police say Brady was also charged with OUI on Dec. 4, 1998, in Weymouth.

His driving record from the state Registry of Motor Vehicles shows a violation for failing to wear a seat belt on the same date, but not a drunken driving violation.

The RMV record also shows another Brady seat belt violation on June 29, 2003.

Brady served on the Brockton City Council from 1997-2009, according to his official biography.

He was elected a state representative in 2008.

Senate President Harriette L. Chandler, a Worcester Democrat, expressed dismay with Brady’s arrest over the weekend. “I’ve spoken to Senator Brady and expressed my disappointment,” she said. “We hold legislators to a higher standard, and I expect him to live up to those standards in the future.”

But Senator Karen E. Spilka, who has claimed enough votes to be the next Senate president, stopped short of expressing disappointment.

“Driving drunk is unacceptable under any circumstance,” she said. “I appreciate that Senator Brady has apologized for his actions, and I expect he will cooperate fully with investigators and work to address any charges as soon as possible.”

John Diamond, who the Norfolk district attorney’s office said is Brady’s lawyer in the matter, did not respond to a request for comment.

But the Massachusetts Republican Party, which hopes to unseat Brady this fall, knocked him within hours of news reports about his arrest. Brady represents Brockton, part of East Bridgewater and several other towns — a politically competitive Senate district.

“It’s deeply disturbing that a sitting legislator would attempt to leverage the weight of his taxpayer-funded public office when facing arrest,” MassGOP spokesman Terry MacCormack said in a statement.

“It’s why voters are fed up with the unaccountable culture in the Democrat-run Legislature, in which there is one set of rules for the insiders, and another for everyone else,” MacCormack added.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/27/state-senator-arrested-drunk-driving-charge/9DzSUWsZunMTZVG6b9hg1O/story.html

Trial this spring for ex-Lake County cop charged in drunken hit-and-run

CROWN POINT — Attorneys Thursday affirmed a trial later this spring for the former Lake County sheriff’s lieutenant charged with striking a pedestrian with his squad car while intoxicated at the 2016 Gary Air Show.

Judge Clarence Murray affirmed a June 4 trial date for Guy Mikulich at Thursday’s court hearing after a lengthy discussion with attorneys at the bench. The judge said the parties had resolved issues with discovery, and scheduled a new court hearing for April 25.

Michael Woods, a defense attorney for the former law enforcement officer, said at a court hearing earlier this month the parties were involved in plea negotiations, though no deal was mentioned at Thursday’s hearing.

Paul Stracci, who is also representing Mikulich, said Thursday plea negotiations continued in the case.

Mikulich, 39, of Merrillville, is accused of hitting a 34-year-old pedestrian with his police vehicle July 10, 2016, in the 7700 block of Oak Avenue in Gary.

Mikulich, who had finished work at the air show, allegedly fled the scene after the crash, but was stopped by a Gary police commander in the 5900 block of Hemlock Street.

The lieutenant refused a field sobriety test, but a blood test at the hospital indicated the officer had a 0.13 blood-alcohol content.

The pedestrian was treated for injuries at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus.

Mikulich is charged with two felony counts each of leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, as well as several misdemeanors.

Mikulich stated in court filings last year he intended to offer an insanity defense at trial.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/judge-affirms-trial-this-spring-for-lake-county-cop-charged/article_eec61fb3-1970-5c46-92bf-04b247b1a250.html#1

Bus driver allegedly crashed on Golden Gate Bridge, arrested for suspected DUI

Angela Teasley, 34, of Richmond, was driving a 2004 passenger bus owned by Modesto-based Storer Transportation Services north on U.S. Highway 101 when she allegedly crashed into the right side rail on the Golden Gate Bridge around 9:25 a.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

Teasley allegedly kept driving and eventually a passenger called 911 on her cellphone to report the crash, Sloat said.

The passenger said Teasley was allegedly driving erratically at unsafe speeds and passing on the right shoulder. Other drivers called in reports about the bus as it continued north on the highway, Sloat said.

CHP officers were in a position to stop the bus as it drove through Petaluma, but delays in relaying information kept officers from getting in front of it, Sloat said.

Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety officers stopped the bus around 10:15 a.m. as it entered the parking lot of the casino and detained Teasley until CHP officers arrived, according to Sloat.

CHP officials allege Teasley appeared intoxicated and a DUI evaluation estimated her blood-alcohol content at almost four times the 0.08 percent that is considered driving under the influence. None of the passengers were injured, Sloat said.

Teasley was booked in the county jail on suspicion of DUI and operating a commercial vehicle while impaired.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/casino-bound-bus-driver-allegedly-crashed-on-golden-gate-bridge-arrested-for-suspected-dui