Shooter McGavin actor to avoid jail time for DUI, might still make the Tour Championship

Christopher McDonald has appeared in nearly 200 films, yet he will forever be known as Shooter McGavin, his legendary character in the incredibly unrealistic golf classic, Happy Gilmore, which imagines what golf would be like if Beef won major championships. Clearly, LAPD have never seen the movie.

Back in October 2017, McGavin McDonald was arrested for drunk driving in the Lake Arrowhead area of Los Angeles, according to a report from TMZ, who obtained his all-time mugshot.

The 62-year-old actor reportedly lost control of his Porsche and crashed into a gas meter at around 9 p.m. local time. Before cops took him into custody, an eyewitness says McDonald told them he appeared in Happy Gilmore. Let’s see how it played out for him:

Believe it or not, L.A.’s finest were not amused, and took McDonald to a local jail to sober up before he can be released without bail. Now, nearly 18-months later, the 64-year-old actor has managed to (mostly) avoid jail time for his accident and subsequent DUI after being sentenced to 35 hours of community service, three years of summary probation, an alcohol education program and a single day in jail on Wednesday.

Considering this isn’t the first time McDonald has been arrested for drunk driving—in 2013, TMZ reported he was nabbed for driving while intoxicated—he can consider himself lucky. Here’s hoping Shooter learns his lesson this time and doesn’t really hurt himself (or drive his car straight into the TV tower). https://sports.yahoo.com/shooter-mcgavin-actor-avoid-jail-142400767.html

9 hurt when DUI suspect drives onto sidewalk in California

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Witnesses and emergency responders lifted a pickup truck off people trapped when a driver plowed into a crowd on a sidewalk in Southern California early Sunday, injuring at least nine, authorities said.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after the truck crashed into a popular area of Fullerton filled with people leaving bars and restaurants shortly before closing time.

“It was a very chaotic scene,” police Lt. Jon Radus said.

The Toyota Tacoma jumped the curb, struck people and then crashed into a tree, Radus said. Some of the victims were trapped under the truck.

“One of the girls was screaming, ‘Help, help!'” bystander Sohrab Gill said. “I saw some blood coming out of her nose.”

Injuries ranged from moderate to critical and the victims are between 18 and 49 years old, the Orange County Register reported.

Christopher Solis of Anaheim was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing great bodily injury. It wasn’t known if he has an attorney. https://news.yahoo.com/9-hurt-dui-suspect-drives-onto-sidewalk-california-175432810.html;_ylt=AwrXoCFI59ZcRTkA6gXQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTEzOTM5aGhmBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxMAR2dGlkA0I3NjE2XzEEc2VjA3Ny

Prattville High baseball coach faces DUI charge

Kevin Hall

Kevin Hall (Photo: Booking photo)

PRATTVILLE — Prattville police have charged the Prattville High School’s head baseball coach on driving under the influence charges.

Kevin Hall was arrested Thursday morning after a vehicle accident and charged with driving under the influence, Police Chief Mark Thompson confirmed. The arrest was made about 1:40 a.m.

Hall could not be reached for comment. Prattville Municipal Court records show he doesn’t have an attorney. Superintendent Spence Agee declined comment, saying it is board of education policy not to comment on personnel matters.

Hall has been head baseball coach for four years and also serves as an assistant football coach. He is a 1995 Prattville High graduate, he also played baseball at the school, according the PHS athletics website.

Hall was hired in Prattville in 2016 after a year at Stanhope Elmore. Before that, he was the head coach at Holtville for 5 years from 2009-2015.

After graduating from Prattville, Hall played junior college ball at Central Alabama Community College(1995-1997). From there, he went on to play at the University of Georgia(1997-1998) and finished his senior season at AUM(1998-1999).

He received his undergraduate degree from AUM and his graduate degree from the University of West Alabama. https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/crime/2019/05/09/prattville-high-baseball-coach-kevin-hall-faces-dui-charge/1155669001/

Maine elementary school principal accused of drunken driving

Franklin County Detention Center via CBS 13 | BDNBrenda Sue Dwiggins, 61, of Farmington.By Christopher Burns, BDN Staff • May 9, 2019 7:20 am

The principal of Strong Elementary School was arrested in Farmington on Friday night after police say she drove under the influence of alcohol.

The Sun Journal reports that a Farmington police officer stopped Brenda Sue Dwiggins, 61, on Perham Street, near the Quebec Street intersection, for a defective tail light.

During the traffic stop, the officer became suspicious that Dwiggins was under the influence of alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test, after which Dwiggins was arrested, according to the Sun Journal.

Dwiggins, a Farmington resident, was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center, where she was charged with misdemeanor operating under the influence, the Sun Journal reports. She was later released on $150 cash bail.

She is scheduled to appear in court on June 18. https://bangordailynews.com/2019/05/09/news/mid-maine/maine-elementary-school-principal-accused-of-drunken-driving/?ref=also-like

‘F*** It, I’m Drunk, Take Me To Jail’: Florida Man Crashes Lawn Mower Into Police Car

HAINES CITY (CBSMiami)- Police officers have to worry about people driving under the influence or boating under the influence, but now, they’ll have to look out for those lawn mowing under the influence.

On May 5, one Florida man was charged with a DUI, or in this case an ‘LUI’,  after he allegedly drove his lawn mower into a police car while drunk.

According to Haines City police, an officer handling another incident inside of a local business in Haines City, in Central Florida, heard a loud noise from outside of the store. When the officer went outside, he found Gary Anderson, 68, behind the wheel of lawn mower and near the officer’s parked police car, which had minor damages to the bumper.    TOP ARTICLES2/5READ MORESUNSCREEN CHEMICALS ENTER BLOODSTREAM AFTER ONE DAY OF USE, STUDY SAYS

Haines City police said Anderson admitted to hitting the car and he told one officer at the scene, “F*** it, I’m drunk, take me to jail.”

The police affidavit said Anderson’s behavior shifted from being angry to joking multiple times and he had bloodshot eyes.

(Source: Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

After he failed to complete any of the field sobriety tests, Anderson was arrested and charged for driving under the influence.

Officers said Anderson agreed to take a breath test at the police department, but failed to provide an accurate sample because he tried to deceive the test.

Anderson then began claiming police poisoned him and he was transported to a local hospital where he was able to complete the breath test. His blood-alcohol content came back at .241, three times the legal limit. They also found cocaine in Anderson’s system.

Anderson was also charged with refusal to submit a DUI test with his license suspended.

He remains in custody at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on a $3,000 bond.

Police ran a criminal background check on Anderson and found his license had been suspended since 1978 and he was convicted of a DUI two other times as well.

“I’m proud of the professional demeanor our officers showed when dealing with this heavily-intoxicated, belligerent offender,” said Haines City Chief of Police Jim Elensky. “It’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel drunk, even if that wheel is to a Craftsman, Massey Ferguson or John Deere.”

Anderson’s lawn mower was towed. https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/05/07/drunk-florida-man-crashes-lawn-mower-police-car/