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Semi driver arrested for DUI on highway

Semi driver arrested for drunken driving on U.S. 20

SPRINGVILLE — Indiana State Police say a Northwest Indiana man was intoxicated while driving a semi truck north of La Porte on Monday morning.

About 10 a.m. Monday, a La Porte County Sheriff’s deputy notified ISP of a truck driver carrying beer from a Family Express at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ind. 39 near Springville, according to a statement from state police.

A state trooper spotted the semi westbound on U.S. and pulled it over. He found the driver, identified as 58-year-old Garry Eriks of Griffith, had alcoholic beverages in the driving compartment of the semi, police said, and he seemed to be intoxicated.

Eriks was arrested and taken to the La Porte County Jail, where he was charged with operating while intoxicated and cited for for violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Police Arrest Man Dancing in the Middle of the Road after Leading Officers on a Chase

JOPLIN, Mo- The Joplin Police Department arrested a man after he sped through a series of signal lights then stopping in the middle of the road and dancing outside his car.

According to the Departments Facebook post, the incident happened Wednesday late afternoon around 4 p.m.

An Officer was called and caught up to the suspect and stopped it.

According to the report, the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, and the driver turned his radio “up very loud and got out and started dancing in the center of the roadway ignoring officer’s commands.”

The male suspect was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .10, careless driving, and other charges.

Incident Spotlight:

On August 8, 2018 at 3:54pm we received a call about a speeding car on north main that was running red lights. An officer caught up to the vehicle at 5th and Main and stopped it. The vehicle stopped quickly in the middle of the road, the driver turned his radio up very loud and got out and started dancing in the center of the roadway ignoring officer’s commands. The male was approached and taken into custody without incident. He was arrested for Driving While intoxicated with a BAC of .10, careless driving, and other charges.
Driving while impaired is no laughing matter and we are fortunate that no crashes were caused, and the male was located. We appreciate citizens calling such behaviors in so that we can act on their information. This was one of 3 DWI arrests we made yesterday evening.

After DUI, NASCAR CEO Will Be Leaving

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France will be taking an indefinite leave of absence after being arrested for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone.

On Sunday evening, France was reportedly pulled over in Sag Harbor, New York after running through a stop sign. Police said that France had a blood alcohol content of 0.18, more than double New York’s 0.08 legal limit, and was in possession of oxycodone pills. He was arrested and held overnight.

France apologized on Monday, saying in a statement that he would be taking a leave of absence starting immediately to focus on his “personal affairs.” “I apologize to our fans, our industry, and my family for the impact of my actions last night,” he added.

France has served as chairman and CEO of Nascar since 2003. His uncle, Jim France, will take over his roles on an interim basis.

Brian France is the third-generation leader of NASCAR. His grandfather, Bill France, founded the company in 1948.

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Pop Singer Aaron Carter Was Arrested in Georgia on Drug Charges

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Pop singer Aaron Carter were arrested after another motorist called 911 to report that the musician was “driving all over the road” on a Georgia highway, a sheriff’s captain said Monday.

Carter said on Twitter that he believes his “celebrity was targeted” during his weekend arrest in the northeast Georgia mountains on charges of driving under the influence and drug offenses.

Thank you ALL for your prayers & well wishes. I am so sorry to all my fans that I missed. The truth will come out! Read my statement here: pic.twitter.com/XaiKqUeXxh
– Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) July 17, 2017
“He was driving all over the road and driving into the median,” Habersham County sheriff’s Capt. Floyd Canup said.

The 29-year-old singer from Port Richey, Florida, was released on bail Sunday. He’s accused of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, and having drug-related objects, according to jail reports.

In a statement tweeted Sunday, Carter says he has a license for medical marijuana for his “long standing anxiety.”

Georgia law doesn’t allow the type of marijuana found during the arrest, Canup said.

“It’s not the green, leafy type which he had,” he said.

Carter also tweeted that he was not in a moving vehicle while he was arrested.

However, Canup said that after the 911 call was made, a deputy spotted Carter driving as he turned into a local auto parts stores.

“He was seen behind the wheel before the vehicle pulled in,” Canup said.

Carter’s girlfriend, Madison Ann Parker, also was arrested and charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects, jail records show.

The records did not list attorneys for either Carter or Parker.

The arrests occurred in the small town of Cornelia, about 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Carter, whose older brother, Nick Carter, is a member of the Backstreet Boys, began performing at age seven. His second album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), released in 2000, sold three million copies in the U.S. and led to guest appearances on Nickelodeon. He also started touring with his Backstreet Boys. In 2009, Carter was a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

Carter said his next show Monday evening at a shopping mall in Birmingham, Alabama will go on as scheduled.

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