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Man, 25, charged with DUI for riding Bird scooter on sidewalk in Santa Monica

  • A 25-year-old man was stopped by LAPD West Traffic over the weekend at a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica 
  • The man was riding on the sidewalk, which is against the law 
  • Bird scooters also state in their user agreement that riders can not be under the influence of alcohol 

Bird scooters have become a growing nuisance on the West Coast and now they are responsible for at least one DUI.

A 25-year-old man was stopped by LAPD West Traffic over the weekend at a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica.

The man made two obvious mistakes that led to his eventual charges.

A 25-year-old man was stopped by LAPD West Traffic over the weekend at a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica

A 25-year-old man was stopped by LAPD West Traffic over the weekend at a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica

 

First, he was riding on the sidewalk and riders are supposed to ride solely on the street.

Second, his breath also reeked of booze and the man was said to have refused taking a breathalyzer test.

Bird scooters also state in their user agreement that riders can not be under the influence of alcohol

Bird scooters also state in their user agreement that riders can not be under the influence of alcohol

 

The man was eventually arrested for a misdemeanor DUI after he failed the sobriety test.

Bird’s user agreement does state that riders are not to be operated under the influence of alcohol.

The man’s identity is currently unknown.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6180701/Man-25-charged-DUI-riding-Bird-scooter-sidewalk-Santa-Monica.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

Trooper: Drunken Missouri Man Dragged Horse Behind His Truck

Authorities say a drunken southwestern Missouri man badly injured a horse by dragging it behind his pickup truck until he was stopped by angry onlookers.

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken southwestern Missouri man badly injured a horse by dragging it behind his pickup truck until he was stopped by angry witnesses.

Sasha Martinez told KSPR that she, her daughter and a friend saw the horse tied to the pickup Saturday as it drove down the road next to their Wright County home at 15-20 mph. She said she thought it was odd, but hoped the driver was going to drop the horse off at a nearby home. Martinez said about two hours later, they saw the truck driving down the road going the opposite way. She said her 12-year-old daughter went out to the road and started hollering “Mom, the horse has dropped and he’s dragging her.”

Martinez said the driver wouldn’t stop until she stood in front of his truck and grabbed the grill.

When two Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers arrived, they found several people arguing with a man who was holding a horse with severe road rash injuries over most of its body, trooper J. Piccinino wrote in a probable cause statement. The horse’s bloody hoof prints and the drag marks indicated that it had been dragged and walked up and down the road for about one-half mile.

According to Piccinino’s statement, the truck’s driver, 63-year-old Curtis Campbell, said he was pulling the 15-year-old mare Fox Trotter with his truck to “train her.” When the trooper asked how the horse was injured, Campbell said it had laid down and he was trying to get her to stand up, but he said he didn’t drag the animal. When the trooper asked Campbell a second time how the horse was injured, he said it was hurt in a pasture and continued to deny that he had dragged it, Piccinino wrote.

 

Campbell, of Mountain Grove, was charged Thursday with animal abuse, driving while intoxicated and failing to register a motor vehicle.

The statement also said Campbell failed two blood-alcohol tests.

Campbell’s attorney, Joseph Passanise, said in a statement that Campbell, known as “Dowe,” has lived in the Wright County area of more than 30 years, has a reputation for being a kind and helpful neighbor and has no prior criminal record.

“This has been an unfortunate incident and (Campbell) is deeply ashamed for bring this kind of attention to himself, family and community,” Passanise said. “Animals have been a big part of his life and he has always treated animals with love and care. He would never intentionally or knowingly cause injury or suffering or fail to provide adequate care to result in substantial harm to an animal.”

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said the injured horse was taken to a veterinarian in Mountain Grove. A woman who answered the phone there said the clinic could not provide information on the horse’s condition.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2018-09-20/missouri-man-accused-of-dragging-horse-behind-truck?int=undefined-rec

Work Release to IHD?

How easy and likely is it to have a work release sentence changed to in home detention?

Not easy. The law does not allow it on a 3rd offense or higher for the minimums.

Court docs: Public defender was driving wrong way on I-275

A lawyer for the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office is facing charges of impaired driving and drug possession.

According to court records, Colerain Police stopped Susan Zillick after spotting her maroon 2015 Jeep Cherokee driving the wrong way on eastbound Interstate 275 at 1:09 a.m. Monday.

Police say her vehicle was operating without headlights and nearly struck several cars.

Once they pulled her over, police said, she did not know what was going on and had urinated on herself.

Police wrote in a criminal complaint they found five Xanax bars in a tin in her purse.

She was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, possession of drugs and driving without headlights.

Zillick is out on a $1,000 bond and returns to court Oct. 16.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/09/20/court-docs-public-defender-driving-wrong-way-275/1365816002/

District Attorney arrested for first offense OWI, sheriff says

IOWA COUNTY, Wis. – The Iowa County District Attorney was arrested over the weekend for operating while intoxicated, officials said.

Officials with the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they responded to 1243 West Lake Road in Mineral Point around 8:30 a.m. Sunday after receiving an OnStar Emergency Alert.

At the scene, officials made contact with Iowa County District Attorney Larry E. Nelson who they determined was driving while impaired. The OnStar alert had came after he accidentally pushed the button in his 2017 Mercedes Benz, according to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Officials decided the investigation into Nelson was a conflict of interest and requested the Grant County’s Sheriff’s Office to get involved.

Nelson was arrested by Grant County deputies around 9 a.m. for first offense operating while intoxicated, according to the release. He was transported for further testing and later released to a responsible party.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.

https://www.channel3000.com/news/iowa-county-district-attorney-arrested-for-first-offense-owi/796833018