Former Police Chief Nabbed on DUI Charge

Police arrested former Police Chief Alfred Fiore on a charge of operating under the influence following a minor motor vehicle accident, police said today.

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Alfred Fiore: free on $250 bond. Westport police photo

Police said on Friday at about 11 p.m., officers responded to a report of a minor accident on Compo Road South.

“Operator Alfred Fiore smelled of an alcoholic beverage,” said Lt. David Farrell. “After being given the standard field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody and transported to Police Headquarters.”

He said Fiore, 61, refused to submit to the breath test and was released on a $250 bond for a court date of June 5. A 33-year member of the department, Fiore served as chief from 2004 to 2011.

 

Source: Former Police Chief Nabbed on DUI Charge – WestportNow.com – Westport, Connecticut

Frankfort police officer accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Wesley Hickson was taken to the Miami County Jail by Indiana State Police.

Hickson, a detective, was not on duty at the time of his arrest, according to Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Scott Shoemaker.

Shoemaker says Hickson is being placed on administrative leave with pay pending an internal investigation.

“The judicial system will run its course and proceed accordingly, based on the facts of the investigation. Not having any role in the investigation, our Department has no further comment on the situation,” said Shoemaker.

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Driver pleads guilty in crash that severed Boulder man’s legs 

The driver charged in the crash that cost a Boulder man both of his legs last year pleaded guilty on Friday to the lesser of two felony charges at his fourth arraignment.As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a Class 4 felony charge of vehicular assault under a driving under the influence theory and a misdemeanor DUI charge against Dylan Gottschling, now 20.He pleaded guilty to Class 5 felony vehicular assault operating or driving in a reckless manner and an added count of driving while ability impaired.Boulder County Deputy District Attorney Fred Johnson said after extensive conversations with the victim — Craig Towler — prosecutors are recommending a jail sentence instead of a Colorado Department of Corrections sentence.Gottschling is due back for sentencing 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 2. He could face up to three years for the felony charge and up to 180 days for the DWAI charge.Read the full story at dailycamera.com.

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My husband was pulled over for driving

My husband was pulled over for driving after drinking and is spending the night in jail. Does he need an attorney before he goes to court tomorrow?

People in custody are represented by Public Defenders.

Town Worker Who Hit School Bus Charged with DWI | News | thepilot.com

The impact left a large gash on the bus and dislocated one of its tires. (Photo by Jaymie Baxley/The Pilot)×4 remaining of 5Thank you for reading! We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Police say the driver of an Aberdeen town garbage truck was intoxicated when he struck a school bus last week.Jessie Alen Haggins, 44, is charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a commercial vehicle after the consumption of alcohol and failure to stop before turning.The charges stem from a motor vehicle accident that occurred about 7:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Sandy Springs Road and Walkabout Drive in the Sandy Springs development.An Aberdeen Public Works vehicle crashed into the side of a bus carrying at least 20 students to the Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School in Vass. No one was injured, but the impact left a large gash on the bus and dislocated one of its tires.The students, who were scheduled to take their end-of-grade tests later that day, were picked up about 8 a.m. by a second school bus. A spokesperson for STARS, a charter school, said the tests were postponed until Tuesday in response to the accident.Haggins has been placed on suspension, according to Aberdeen Town Manager Paul Sabiston. The town will make a final decision on Haggins’ employment after the Aberdeen Police Department completes its investigation, Sabiston said.

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Drunk Driving

It seems a gentleman had too much alcohol at a party, was heading home, and was pulled over by a state trooper.Upon being tested, the fellow couldn’t walk a straight line any more than he could drive one, so the trooper wrote out a ticket and had just given it to the driver before an accident in the opposite lane took his attention to more important matters. The inebriated driver, figuring that the trooper wasn’t coming back to him, drove home and went to bed.He was awakened in the morning by a knock at the door, created by two more state troopers. “Are you Mr. Johnson?” the asked? He admitted that he was. “Were you pulled over at Main Street last night for driving under the influence?” Again, the man admitted that was he. “And what did you do then,” the troopers asked.” The man replied that he drove his car home and went to bed. “Where is your car now?” the troopers enquired.The man answered that it was in the garage. “May we see the car?” asked the troopers. The man answered, “Sure,” and opened the garage. Inside the garage was the state troopers car.

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The Vermont Governor Vetoed A Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

The Vermont Governor Vetoed A Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana The Associated Press Refinery29May 25, 2017 Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana, but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise. Scott said he was sending the bill back with suggestions for another path forward and called for changes to be made to the proposal, such as more aggressive penalties for smoking…

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