Georgia State University police chief charged with DUI

The police chief of Georgia’s largest university is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following a June 18 traffic stop.

Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane was stopped by the Fayetteville Police Department. Local media report he’s also charged with having an open container of alcohol and failing to maintain his lane.

Video shows Spillane repeatedly told officers he was a police chief. “I’m cool. I’m safe to drive. I’m the chief of police,” Spillane says at one point.

Spillane tells WXIA-TV that he may have had one drink at a friend’s house. However, he says he doesn’t believe he was under the influence of alcohol while driving.

Spillane is free on $2,000 bail and on paid leave from Georgia State pending the case’s outcome.

Canada briefs – January 27 – Red Deer Advocate

Canada briefs – January 27The RCMP are investigating a strange incident in which a man was found handcuffed to a telephone pole in his underwear Tuesday morning near Nanaimo, B.C.ADVOCATE STAFFThu Jan 27th, 2011 4:37pmCANADA & WORLD Man in underwear found handcuffed to telephone poleThe RCMP are investigating a strange incident in which a man was found handcuffed to a telephone pole in his underwear Tuesday morning near Nanaimo, B.C.The 24-year-old man was suffering mild hypothermia when police freed him in the town of Lanzville. He told them he’d been abducted and beaten by a group of men who later handcuffed him to the pole, stripped him down to his boxers and stole his wallet.Police say the man won’t tell them who his attackers were or what the motive was.

Source: Canada briefs – January 27 – Red Deer Advocate

MAN EATS UNDERWEAR TO BEAT BREATHALYZER

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Man Eats Underwear to beat breathalyzer

Red Deer (Alberta, Canada) Advocate:
MAN EATS UNDERWEAR TO BEAT BREATHALYZER

STETTLER — An 18-year old Stettler man tried to eat his underwear in the hope that the cotton fabric would absorb alcohol before he took a breathalyzer test, provincial court heard this week.

David Zurfluh was subsequently acquitted of a charge of impaired driving because he blew .08, the legal limit. But the testimony broke up people in Judge David MacNaughton’s provincial court here Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Zurfluh was collared by RCMP Const. Bill Robinson after he ran from his vehicle, which had been seen weaving down the highway. While sitting in the back of the patrol car, Mr. Zurfluh tried to eat his shorts, Const. Robinson told the court.

Mr. Zurfluh said he ripped the crotch out of his shorts, stuffed the fabric in his mouth and then spit it out. A class of law students from William E. Hay Composite High, in court as observers, was removed by the teacher when testimony enlivened the proceedings. The Grade 11 and 12 students had difficulty maintaining composure. “People were leaving the courtroom with tears in their eyes, trying not to laugh,” said RCMP Const. Peter McFarlane.

 

6 cows killed, deputy hurt in suspected drunk driving crash

BISHOP, Texas – Authorities say six cows were killed and a South Texas deputy was injured during a suspected drunk driving accident.KRIS-TV reports an unidentified driver was traveling on a road around 1 a.m. Saturday when she crashed into a group of cows.Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Marco Everett says a Nueces County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was leading the cows off the roadway they had wandered onto was injured.The deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries.Everett says investigators believe the driver fell asleep just before the accident in Bishop, located about 40 miles southwest of Corpus Christi.Authorities are investigating the accident as a possible drunk driving incident but no charges have yet been filed in the case.

Source: 6 cows killed, deputy hurt in suspected drunk driving crash

Woman arrested after speeding 100 mph through three counties

 HART COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) — A high-speed chase through parts of three Kentucky counties ended with a Louisville woman’s arrest.Police say they had to use stop sticks to force Sharon Buckland, 52, to come to a stop after she reportedly drove more than 100 miles-per-hour and nearly hit several vehicles in downtown Elizabethtown – putting officers lives in danger.After speeding through Meade and Hardin Counties Buckland was arrested in Hart County early Sunday morning.Her charges include fleeing and evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, speeding in exceess of 100 miles-per-hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.Police say Buckland admitted to taking Hydrocodone and Xanax.One citation says she apologized for her alleged actions.Another citation says Buckland told police her father told her to “drive it like you stole it.”Police said Buckland drove without her headlights illuminated during the pursuit, which happened between 12:30 and 1:15 a.m. on Sunday.

Source: Woman arrested in Hart County after speeding 100 mph through three counties

The Heat started last weekend and continues through this one. Stay safe out there!

DUI crackdown across Colorado this weekend

KUSA – Agencies around Colorado are ramping up patrols this weekend in an effort to catch drunk drivers.

From June 16 through June 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are conducting their Heat is OnSummer Blitz DUI enforcement period.

They say June, July and August recorded the highest number of monthly road fatalities involving impaired drivers last year.

“Historically, summer in Colorado is marked by an increase in impaired driving arrests,” Darrell Lingk, Director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT said in a release. “Working with CSP and law enforcement partners, our goal is to keep Coloradans safe by removing impaired drivers and eliminating alcohol-related deaths on our roads this summer.”

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Drivers can expect to see additional patrols, checkpoints and extra officers on the road looking for impaired drivers. A total of 83 different law enforcement agencies in Colorado are participating.

The Heat is On enforcement is expected to return again from June 30 to July 5.

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A Gorilla Walks Into a Bar… 

A gorilla walks into a bar and says, “A scotch on the rocks, please.” The gorilla hands the bartender a $10 bill.The bartender thinks to himself, “This gorilla doesn’t know the prices of drinks,” and gives him 15 cents change.The bartender says, “You know, we don’t get too many gorillas in here.”The gorilla replies, “Well, at $9.85 a drink, I ain’t coming back, either.”

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