Man suspected of DUI crashes into Unity Church

QUINCY — A Quincy man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and later crashing into a Quincy church Saturday night.The Quincy Police Department reports that John Monahan, 53, was traveling east on Maine Street around 11:30 p.m. and struck a black Toyota occupied by two women, who were not hurt.The report says Monahan then turned left to go northbound on Fourth Street and struck a light pole and unoccupied parked van. Monahan reportedly then turned onto Hampshire Street and his 2005 white Chevrolet van struck the Unity Church of Quincy, 403 Hampshire, and stopped.Monahan was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on charges of driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage. He was taken to Adams County Jail and later posted a $300 bond.The Quincy Fire Department, Adams County Ambulance Service and Adams County Sheriff’s Department assisted.

Source: Man suspected of DUI crashes into Unity Church – Herald-Whig –

Little Pianist

A man walks into a bar and sees his friend sitting beside a 12-inch pianist. He says to his friend, “That’s amazing. How did you get that?”

The man pulls out a bottle and tells him to rub it and make a wish. He rubs the bottle, and a puff of smoke pops out and tells him that he can have one wish. So the man thinks and says, “I wish I had a million bucks.”

The genie says, “OK, go outside, and your wish will be granted.”

The man goes outside, but all he finds are ducks filling the sky and roads. He goes back in and tells his friend what happend, and his friend replies, “I know. Did you really think I wanted a 12-inch pianist?”

Man caught driving drunk with kids, faces possible deportation

Man caught driving drunk with kids, faces possible deportationBy Pat Tomlinson | June 14, 201752 Photo: Contributed Photo / Wilton Police DepartmentAntonio Guzman-Retana, 36, of DanburyWILTON — An illegal immigrant is at risk of being deported for the third time after police caught him driving drunk with two young children in the car, police said.A man who identified himself as Enrique Lopez-Lopez was pulled over around 6 p.m. Sunday for swerving over the double yellow line while driving south on Ridgefield Road, police said.Upon being pulled over, the driver informed police that he had no driver’s license or any other form of identification in his possession.In addition to smelling a strong odor of alcohol escaping the windows, police observed two of the man’s children, both under 10 years old, sitting in the backseat of the car.Lopez-Lopez was asked to perform the field sobriety test, which he was unable to do, police said. The driver also refused to submit to a breath analysis test.After placing the man under arrest, police contacted the children’s mother and had her pick them up from the scene before transporting the suspect back to headquarters.As police processed the driver back at the department, they learned that the man had initially lied to police about his identity. Fingerprint analysis revealed that the man was Antonio Guzman-Retana, a 36-year-old Danbury resident who already been deported twice from the U.S for illegal immigration.Guzman-Retana was charged with driving while under the influence, driving while under the influence with children in the car, operating with no driver’s license and failure to drive in the proper lane. He was held on a $15,000 bond, and he was scheduled to be arraigned the next day.While in lockup, police also discovered that Guzman-Retana also had an active warrant for his arrest out of Danbury for first-degree failure to appear, which means he missed a date to face felony charges in court. For this offense, Guzman faced an additional $7,500 bond.Since the suspect is an illegal immigrant, Lt. Rob Kluk, a police spokesman, said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was also informed about the arrest.

Source: Man caught driving drunk with kids, faces possible deportation – NewsTimes

Hayley Hasselhoff charged with DUI

Hayley Hasselhoff has been charged with driving under the influence.The 24-year-old beauty – who is the daughter of David Hasselhoff and his ex-wife Pamela Bach – was arrested last month when police found her passed out in her Mercedes on a Los Angeles freeway off-ramp, and when she was breathalysed, her reading was .14, almost double the legal limit in California of 0.8, TMZ reports.

She has now been charged over the incident, and if convicted she could be jailed for up to six months and fined $1,000.

It was previously reported the ‘Sharknado: The 4th Awakens’ actress had been taken to hospital for evaluation after being picked up by police.

She was then taken to a nearby jail and booked after being medically cleared.Hayley Hasselhoff© Bang Showbiz Hayley Hasselhoff

Meanwhile, Hayley has previously spoken about the bullying she received because she was overweight as a youngster.

She said: “I was picked on a lot as a child. One time that most stands out is during a dance at school. I heard this boy say, ‘I got the fat girl.’ Afterwards, I told my mother, ‘Don’t ever make me go again.’ It was awful. But I just wasn’t formed the same way as everyone else.”

But now, Hayley is happy with how she looks and is pleased with the rise in plus size girls on catwalks, as there “was nothing” when she started modeling aged 14.

She said: “The number of bigger girls on the catwalk is ever-growing. When I was 14 and starting out, there was nothing, but now there’s so much plus-size on the high street – even in high fashion.”

Amanda Bynes Breaks 4-Year Silence

Amanda Bynes has spoken out publicly for the first time in four years, announcing her plans to return to acting.

“I do miss acting, and I have something surprising to tell you: I’m going to start acting again,” Bynes said in an interview with Hollyscoop founder/”The Lowdown” host Diana Madison. “I want to do TV. Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show where I’m the star of it, in the future. That’s what I hope.”

Bynes declared her retirement from acting via Twitter in 2010.

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When asked how she’s doing after so many years, Bynes said, “I’m doing great, thank you. Really great.”

“I’ve been going to school lately, fashion school–FIDM. And I love it,” she added. “I’ve learned how to sew, I’ve made patterns, and I want to start a clothing line in the future, so FIDM has been helping me with that. Other than that I hike, I go spinning — I take spinning classes — and I feed the homeless. And that’s been really interesting and fun.”

During the interview, the former Nickelodeon star said she is three years sober. In 2014, the actress was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of a drug after California Highway Patrol observed her white Mercedes Benz GL 450 stopping in the middle of a Sherman Oaks, Calif. intersection.

She was previously booked in 2012 after hitting a police car. The actress agreed to a plea deal stemming from that arrest back in February, the terms of which put her on three-years probation and forced her to enter three months of drug and alcohol treatment.

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In addition to her driving related arrests, Bynes has made tabloid headlines in recent years for everything from a driveway fire to a flurry of bizarre and often vitriolic tweets.

In July of 2013, Bynes entered rehab and stayed there under a court-ordered psychiatric hold. She was released that December and eventually enrolled in Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

In 2014, Bynes also took to Twitter to accuse her father of physically and sexually abusing her as a child, which she then recanted, also via the social media site.

Bynes’ last on-screen role was 2010’s “Easy A,” in which she starred as Marianna alongside Emma Stone and Penn Badgley. Prior to that, she starred in “Hairspray” in 2007 and “She’s the Man” in 2006.

Source: Amanda Bynes Breaks 4-Year Silence, Announces Return to Acting (Video)

CCMF organizer arrested on DUI charge early Saturday morning

One of the Carolina Country Music Fest organizers, Bob Durkin, was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence (DUI).According to a police report, the 46-year-old was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday. Myrtle Beach Police were responding to a motor vehicle collision near 26th Avenue North and North Kings Highway.In an unrelated incident, the report states Durkin was in an “off roading” vehicle and seen backing into a white SUV. While interviewing Durkin, the officer suspected Durkin may be intoxicated, according to the report. ADVERTISINGThree sobriety tests were administered.Durkin was arrested and taken to Myrtle Beach Jail.He was charged with DUI first offense, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, no vehicle registration, and improper backing.We reached out to Durkin for comment and received the following statement:”Last night was our most successful night of Carolina Country Music Fest ever, with a record-breaking 29,000 concertgoers in attendance. With that kind of attendance comes great responsibility. Our staff, myself included, work long hours before and after the event to ensure that guests make it home safely, streets are clean of debris and the festival ground is suitable and safe for the next day’s events. Last night, I was detained for the suspicion of operating a cart under the influence of alcohol. While I cannot discuss the details of pending charges, I can say that I look forward to presenting evidence in court that will clear this up. Carolina Country Music Fest is grateful for the long-hours and manpower of the Myrtle Beach Police Department. They assure that laws are abided by while the city’s residents and visitors safe. We look forward to two more exciting nights as Carolina Country Music Fest presents Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean.”

Source: CCMF organizer arrested on DUI charge early Saturday morning | WCIV