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

Woman Charged With Lying In Manchester Court About Previous DUIs

Kara Yetishefsky, 41, faces one count of perjury, police said.

Manchester police arrested Yetishefsky on March 31, 2016, on a DUI charge. In court on Aug. 15, Superior Court Judge Laura Baldini asked Yetishefsky, under oath, whether she had participated in the state’s alcohol education program, or any similar program, and if she had ever been convicted of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Yetishefsky answered “no” to both questions, state investigator Anthony Duarte wrote in a warrant application.

Yetishefsky had a previous arrest in California and two previous arrests in Oregon for allegedly operating under the influence, Duarte wrote. She was placed into a diversionary program for the first offense in Oregon and jailed for seven days and fined $1,793 for the second, he wrote.

Actual Physical Control/Proof of Impairment Without a BAC

My boyfriend was arrested for a dui while we were in the garage lot of our hotel in central city the car was not running keys were in ignition my door was open his window was down car wasn’t running he didn’t receive a breathalizer nor bac.

It is for the jury to decide whether or not he was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. The prosecutor can attempt to prove impairment by the officers’ observations.