Driver charged with OWI, accused of crashing into BMV

TRAIL CREEK — Several hours after a pickup truck punched a large hole in the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch, it was business as usual Friday.

Nicholas Judge, 25, of Trail Creek, was arrested on two counts of operating while intoxicated.

According to Trail Creek police, officers responding about 3:30 a.m. to a burglar alarm at the license branch, 1724 E. U.S. 20, in the Evergreen Plaza, found a pickup truck had gone through a brick wall at the southeast corner of the building.

Judge had just left Decoy’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill a few hundred feet away on the other side of the parking lot, said Don Gardner, who owns the establishment.

According to police, Judge said he was going home when the accelerator stuck to the floorboard.

He slammed into the building and a car before coming to a stop, police said.

Gardner said the car belonged to one of his bartenders.

“He took a good chunk out of the car, too,” Gardner said.

Judge was booked at LaPorte County Jail on charges of operating while intoxicated. He had a 0.15 blood alcohol content, police said.

About a half dozen customers were inside about 90 minutes after the license branch opened on schedule at 8:30 a.m.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/driver-charged-with-owi-after-crashing-into-bureau-of-motor/article_437f6649-61b4-5153-ab7e-51178faacf45.html

Colorado License In Spite of Oregon Hold

Hi Jim. I am currently suspended in Oregon for a third DUI offense. The suspension is lifetime here. Can re-apply with the court in ten years. I have not driven since 12/13/16. Can I get a license in Colorado?

Probably.

DWI Suspect Hit by His Own Car While Running From Police

A man trying to flee police got struck by his own car after he failed to put it in park before getting out and trying to run away from officers, police in Fairfax County, Virginia, say.

Officers tried to stop the car for a window tint violation early Sunday morning, but the driver sped away. Then, he stopped to get out of the car to try to escape on foot in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive, police said.

Police dashcam video shows the car starts moving again as the man gets out, and he briefly runs beside the car before apparently stumbling into it and disappearing over the hood.

He got up and continued running, but officers caught up to him and arrested him, Telemundo’s Alberto Pimienta reported.

The suspect is OK, but he is charged with driving while intoxicated — his third such offense — and a long list of other charges, including driving on a revoked license, possession of marijuana, hit-and-run and possession of an open container while operating a motor vehicle.

After the incident, the man was served with warrants from another jurisdiction.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/DWI-Suspect-Hit-by-His-Own-Car-While-Running-Away-From-Police-476041993.html

Suspected DUI Driver Buys More Wine After Crashing Her Car

A Florida woman who allegedly purchased more wine after crashing her vehicle in a Publix parking lot in Cape Coral over the weekend was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.

Lisa Lehman is seen in a photo obtained by WFTX and distributed by the CNN Wire.

Lisa Lehman is seen in a photo obtained by WFTX and distributed by the CNN Wire.

Fifty-year-old Lisa Lehman is facing charges of DUI and hit and run, Fort Myers television station WFTX reported.

According to Cape Coral police, a customer came out of the Publix on Cape Coral Parkway to find her parked vehicle damaged around 8 a.m. Sunday.

As the victim talked to police at the scene, Lehman arrived, placed a brown bag in her car, and identified herself as the driver of the car. She admitted that she had hit and damaged the victim’s car, police said. Officers noted that Lehman was having balance issues and smelled of alcohol.

First responders checked Lehman and found no medical issues. Officers then conducted a DUI investigation, during which she failed several sobriety tests, according to a police report.

Lehman was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail.

http://ktla.com/2018/03/06/suspected-dui-driver-buys-more-wine-after-crashing-her-car-in-florida-parking-lot-police/amp/

New Jersey company to pay for drunk man’s $1,600 Uber ride home from West Virginia

A New Jersey man who got drunk in West Virginia and mistakenly ordered a $1,635 Uber ride to his home state will be reimbursed by a food delivery company.

Jamie Giovinazzo, founder of Eat Clean Bro in Freehold, New Jersey, says his company will pay the fare to thank Kenny Bachman for choosing not to drive while drunk. Giovinazzo says Bachman’s decision helped keep the roadway safe for other motorists.

Bachman intended to get a ride to the house where he was staying near West Virginia University. He fell asleep in the car and awoke two hours into the 300-mile journey to his home in Gloucester County.

Bachman had requested donations via GoFundMe to pay the fare. That money will instead go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/weird/ct-new-jersey-drunk-uber-ride-20180307-story,amp.html