Grandson of Shaw cinemas founder gets 8 weeks’ jail and $10k fine for third time drink driving

When you’re a scion of one of Singapore’s wealthiest families, perhaps you’d think nothing about driving under the influence. For his third drink driving conviction, Howard Shaw of the prominent Shaw family was sentenced to eight weeks in prison and a $10,000 fine.The 46-year-old pleaded guilty to drunk driving in the wee hours of Jan 31 along Whitley Road with more than double the legal amount of alcohol in his blood, Channel NewsAsia reports. Along with the hefty fine and jail time, the grandson of Shaw cinemas founder, Runme Shaw, also received an eight-year ban from driving.The penalties aren’t new to the man, really. In 1997, he was slapped with a $3,000 fine and a two-year driving ban; while in 2006, Shaw was jailed for a week, fined $8,000, and disqualified from driving for four years.

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Fired prosecutor sentenced after pleading no contest to hitting neighbor while DUI

WAGONER — A former Wagoner County prosecutor has been given a deferred sentence after pleading no contest to a February incident in which authorities allege he backed his vehicle into a neighbor while under the influence of alcohol and drove away.

Eric Jordan was handed a one-year sentence for driving under the influence and a one-year sentence for a DUI personal injury accident, according to a plea agreement dated May 12. The sentences, to be served concurrently, were deferred in favor of inpatient treatment.

Jordan also must pay restitution, which will be determined at a later date, according to court documents.

Jordan served as a Wagoner County assistant district attorney until he was fired in February after the incident.

Wagoner County First Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp previously has said the person who was struck by Jordan declined medical treatment.

Jordan was driving was driving a 2014 Ford F-250 at the time of the incident in the Whitehorn Cove area of Wagoner County.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers took a report and arrested Jordan, booking him into the Wagoner city jail on Feb. 3. He was charged March 21.

Prosecution of Jordan’s case was handled by the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office.

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Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Car Into Sheriff’s New Anti-DUI Vehicle

He got the message, but apparently only once it was too late. Police in northwest Florida say they charged a man with Driving Under the Influence after he crashed his car into a sheriff’s office vehicle that was being used to warn motorists against drink driving.

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said Paul Wilkins, 63, struck the cones at a traffic control point in Crystal River at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

He then slammed his car into a patrol car, pushing it 30 feet into another cruiser which was emblazoned with the slogan “a cop or a cab, you decide” ― the rear of which was made to look like a taxi.

“The irony!” the office wrote on Facebook.

Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested Wilkins. Deputies later transported him in the same anti-DUI vehicle to Citrus County Detention Facility.

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DUI Enforcement

A police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible drunk drivers.At closing time, he saw a fellow stumble out of the bar, trip on the curb and try his keys on five different cars before he found his. Then he sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes.Everyone left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started his engine and began to pull away.The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered a Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be.The driver replied, “Tonight, I’m the designated decoy.”

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Leaping Lizards? Woman With Reptile In Bra Charged In OUI Crash

NEWTON, MA — There’s no doubt local police have to deal with a lot of different types of people and calls, including some very serious and sad ones. But a call that came into the Taunton Police yesterday about a unique car crash had them shaking their heads in disbelief as one twist lead to the next. No one was seriously injured, but it did lead to one arrest, one confiscation of a bearded lizard and one gun scare; so they posted about it on Facebook.

“It almost sounds like a comedy skit,” wrote one person in a comment under the post.

When Taunton Police arrived at the crash they saw a woman standing next to a 1999 Mercedes C280 tucked into some trees on a front lawn and a man in the driver seat attempting to get it back on the road.

“That may have been possible if all four tires hadn’t been flattened in the crash, if all the airbags hadn’t deployed and both bumpers hadn’t been ripped off,” said police on Facebook, one of a couple jabs they took at the situation.

When officers approached the woman, Amy Rebello-McCarthy, 39, of Newton, she began laughing. Police said she was slurring her words and at times drooling. But she asked them to call a tow truck to pull the car to the roadway so they could be on their way.

“Sorry Amy, we can’t move the car right now. If we do, what will you use to hold yourself up?,” wrote police.

Officers also spoke to the man who had been trying to get the car out from the trees. He couldn’t remember his name, and was also slurring, was smoking near the car, which was leaking gas by this time, and an officer noticed he had what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon tucked in the rear of his waistband.

“Let’s recap for just a moment!! Two very intoxicated people in a car crash, neither of them coherent, unsteady on their feet, slurring and drooling. If that’s not a bad start, let’s throw the gun into the equation,” police vented on Facebook.

Police arrested Amy Rebello-McCarthy and charged her with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, driving to endanger and a marked lane violation.

But before she was arrested she let police know she had a Bearded Dragon Lizard – in her bra.

“The Bearded Dragon Lizard was transferred to the Taunton Police Department and turned over to the Animal Control Officer. It faces no charges at this time,” wrote police. End Scene.

Source: Leaping Lizards? Woman With Reptile In Bra Charged In OUI Crash, Police Take To Facebook – Newton, MA Patch

Cincinnati Police officer to spend five days in jail

A judge orders the police officer who prompted a gun scare at a local theater to immediately be taken straight to jail. Cincinnati sergeant Shauna Lambert will spend the next five days in jail.Lambert’s attorney asked for a stay until Friday so she can wrap up a situation at work. Judge Jason Nagel denied that request.After she serves her jail time, Lambert will spend another 54 days under house arrest with an electronic monitoring device. Lambert pleaded no contest to inducing panic and using weapons while under the influence. Lambert was intoxicated when she dropped her weapon at the Rave Movie Theater in Milford. Nobody was hurt.She apologized at her hearing and said she took full responsibility for her behavior. She had a previous OVI arrest before this incident and said she was getting help through rehab and continuing care. “I want to help myself, I don’t want to be like that.”As part of the plea, Lambert had explained that she had taken the gun with her to the theater out of concern for her safety, after there had been a shooting at an airport in Florida.Judge Nagel told her that’s not why she was there. She had decided to drink alcohol and not properly secure her weapons. “You’re a police officer. A waistband is not a way to have a loaded weapon secured. It’s one of the main reasons why that weapon ultimately fell on the floor and was grabbed by another patron of the movie theater.”Lambert will also serve two years probation and serve 80 hours of community service. Judge Nagel told her if she violated her probation she would serve all 180 days in jail.Lambert has been on desk duty since her arrest and her police powers remain suspended. She will undergo the department’s disciplinary process. Judge Nagel did not order her to give up her weapons.She is banned from consuming alcohol or illegal drugs and going to bars. She’s been ordered to stay away from the Milford Rave Cinema.

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