Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking drivers suspected of DUI, lawsuit says

Methuen police officers participated in a traffic stop last year.

After a night of drinking and watching movies with friends, Patricia Pimentel sped out of her friend’s driveway, hit two parked cars, and was arrested and charged with operating under the influence.

At the Methuen police station, she was handed a form in Spanish that said the legal blood alcohol limit is .10 and that a jury would be notified if she refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Lynn Officer Released After OUI Arraignment

Lynn Officer Released After OUI ArraignmentOctober 19, 2017 2:00 PMLYNN (CBS) — The Lynn Police Lieutenant arrested over the weekend on an OUI charge was arraigned Thursday in Peabody District Court.Lt. James Shinnick was released on the condition he not violate any laws upon penalty of being held 90 days without bail.Lt. James Shinnick in court Thursday. (WBZ-TV)Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary said Wednesday that Lt. Shinnick performs administrative duties for the department, and that they would determine his duty status once they were finished investigating his arrest.He’s due back in court for a pretrial hearing on December 14.

Source: Lynn Officer Released After OUI Arraignment – CBS Boston

Drunk driver arrested at home after driving through fence



Impaired driving, Brigham Road: 

A resident reported at 8:28 p.m. Oct. 8 someone had just driven a pickup truck through a fence on her property and then drove away from the area heading east. A neighbor witnessed the incident and obtained the license plate number. Officers responded to the Chesterland home of the registered owner and located the vehicle. It was determined the 54-year-old man driving the vehicle was drunk. He was subsequently arrested and charged with OVI, reasonable control and hit-skip.

Man arrested for OWI after crashing into Oak Creek squad car while son was in backseat

OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) — New dash cam video shows a man crashing into an Oak Creek Police cruiser.

It happened just after midnight on Sunday. Police say the man was driving on the wrong side of the road, crashed into a car, and hit a light pole before running into the cruiser at 13th and Ryan.

A child can be heard crying on the video. Officers found the man’s son in the backseat. The child was turned over to his mother.

Police also said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket.

Police arrested him for OWI, saying he blew more than double the legal limit.

Source: Man arrested for OWI after crashing into Oak Creek squad car while son was in backseat

“Pulp Fiction” Screenwriter Jailed for Fatal DWI

"Pulp Fiction" Screenwriter Jailed for Fatal DWI
Roger Avary was sentenced to a year in prison and five years’ probation for a drunken driving crash that killed a newlywed friend last year.

A screenwriter who won an Oscar for “Pulp Fiction” was sentenced to a year in jail after he crashed his Mercedes into a telephone pole at 100 miles per hour while drunk, killing his pal.

Roger Avary, 44, pled guilty in August to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated stemming from a January 2008 collision that killed his newly-wed 34-year-old Italian friend Andreas Zini and injured Avary’s wife Gretchen.

“It has profoundly altered me to the very core of my being,” a remorseful Avary said in the courtroom.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Edward Brodie also sentenced Avary to five years of probation. During sentencing, it was disclosed that Avary had separately settled a civil suit filed by Zini’s family for $4.1 million.

Avary was driving his wife, Gretchen, and Zini from a restaurant when he the crash occurred, according to investigators. Avary’s wife was injured.

Avary co-wrote the 1995 screenplay with director Quentin Tarantino. However, the extent of Avary’s contribution to the movie has been debated.

Source: “Pulp Fiction” Screenwriter Jailed for Fatal DWI – NBC 10 Philadelphia