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Woman arrested for OWI, allegedly kicked two deputies in the face

 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — A Dousman woman has been arrested after allegedly driving drunk and punching two deputies in the face.

Deputies responded to  911 call of a woman traveling eastbound on I-94 near the Zoo Interchange, deviating lanes and tailgating.

It happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Deputies stopped the driver who smelled of alcohol and was slurring her speech.

The woman blew a .21 and was arrested for OWI. During her arrest, she allegedly became combative and was kicking deputies as she was placed in the squad car. According to a release, the woman caused minor facial injuries to two deputies.

Andrea Morrison, 32, of Dousman faces charges of Battery to Law Enforcement and Resisting, Obstructing.

Morrison is currently on extended supervision for a child neglect case.

If convicted, she faces up to 24 years in prison.

http://cbs58.com/news/dousman-woman-arrested-for-owi-allegedly-kicked-two-deputies-in-the-face

Maurice Hooker arrested for drunken driving, handgun possession

Newly crowned junior welterweight world titleholder Maurice Hooker was arrested for drunken driving early Tuesday in his hometown of Dallas.

Hooker, 28, was pulled over by police for speeding at 1:50 a.m. CT, and while he was being followed by a Dallas police car, he crashed into a squad car ahead of him that was being used to redirect traffic in a construction area, according to the police report, as reported by the Dallas Morning News. The police car following Hooker collided with another unoccupied police car at the construction site and two officers were hospitalized, one with a broken arm.

Hooker, whose brother was a passenger, refused a blood alcohol level test, triggering a misdemeanor driving-while-intoxicated charge. Hooker was also charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of a handgun. He posted bond on both charges.

“We’re checking the facts, but Maurice has his attorney in Dallas trying to sort through the police paperwork to see exactly what happened,” Dino Duva of Roc Nation Sports, which promotes Hooker, told ESPN on Thursday. “I don’t want to say too much but Maurice disputes whether he was even intoxicated. They are still doing an investigation and he did a blood test.”

As for the gun charge, Duva said Hooker has a license to carry the legal weapon but that once he refused the blood alcohol test and was charged it “nullifies the gun license until you are convicted or not.”

On June 9, Hooker (24-0-3, 16 KOs) won a split decision over former lightweight world titlist Terry Flanagan (33-1, 13 KOs) to gain a vacant 140-pound world title in Flanagan’s hometown of Manchester, England.

Hooker, who turned down an invitation to compete in the eight-man World Boxing Super Series tournament which begins in the fall, is next due to face Alex Saucedo in a mandatory title defense, which Duva has been negotiating with Saucedo promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Duva and Arum are working on a deal for the fight to headline a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card this fall in the Dallas area, because one of the stipulations that Top Rank agreed to was not to place the fight in Saucedo’s home state of Oklahoma.

“Maurice is completely ready, willing and able to do the Saucedo fight,” Duva said. “Bob and I have exchanged paperwork on the contracts but we’re not there yet.”

Duva and Arum are hoping to make a two-fight deal under which Hooker would fight Saucedo (28-0, 18 KOs), 24, of Oklahoma City, this fall, and if Hooker wins he would get a chance to face Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) in a title-unification fight in early 2019. Ramirez first will make his first title defense against Antonio Orozco on Sept. 14 and would have to retain his title.

http://scores.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/24080361/junior-welterweight-titleholder-maurice-hooker-arrested-drunken-driving-dallas

Man arrested for DUI says he wasn’t drinking while driving, just at ‘stop signs

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida had a creative, if ineffective defense.

During the June 27 arrest, 69-year-old Earle Stevens told officers he hadn’t been drinking and driving – he’d only been drinking at “stop signs,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Treasure Coast News.

Police received a 911 call after a McDonald’s drive-thru customer in Vero Beach complained of a driver behind her repeatedly bumping her car.

Indian River County sheriff’s deputies found Stevens still behind the wheel, an open bottle of booze stuffed in a paper bag on the seat next to him, according to the affidavit.

Deputies said Stevens smelled of alcohol and told them he was feeling “pretty good.”

Stevens, who said he has never had a Florida driver’s license, allegedly told deputies that he’d only sip Jim Beam at “stop signs.”

According to the affidavit, “He further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals.”

Stevens, who told officers he’d also been busted twice for driving under the influence in Missouri, according to the paper, was booked on charges of DUI and driving without a license.

Man arrested for DUI says he wasn’t drinking while driving, just at ‘stop signs’

Fired prosecutor accused of groping, DUI

A fired Snohomish County deputy prosecutor is facing a sexual assault investigation, along with drunk driving charges, following a legal conference in Lake Chelan.

A Snohomish County deputy prosecutor – fired last week after he was charged with a drunk driving violation – is now under a criminal investigation for groping a female co-worker.

Snohomish County’s elected prosecutor, Mark Roe, confirmed that a Chelan County detective interviewed a female deputy prosecutor yesterday who said longtime deputy prosecutor Chris Dickinson grabbed her breasts during a legal conference in Chelan last month.

“I feel terrible about it. It’s been probably my worst week as prosecutor,” said County Prosecutor Mark Roe. Roe fired Dickinson last week after Dickinson was arrested for driving under the influence hours after the conference at Campbell’s Resort had ended.

The drunken driving arrest and the groping episode are not the only fallout from the conference.

Roe also reviewed two photographs taken by another deputy prosecutor that show Dickinson and his topless girlfriend at a hotel room gathering of deputy prosecutors hours before Dickinson’s DUI arrest.

“I don’t know how she came to be exposed in that fashion on the top half of her body,” Roe said.

But Dickinson’s girlfriend, an employee at Snohomish County Juvenile court, appeared to be drunk and unconscious, Roe said.

Roe said another deputy prosecutor in the room snapped two photos of the couple in order to document their conduct.

“A young DPA took the photo because he was appalled by the actions of Dickinson and thought it should be documented in some fashion so that he could be held accountable for that,” Roe said.

Roe said the picture of the unconscious woman should not have been taken, and he’s disappointed that some of the senior employees in the room did not act more quickly to address Dickinson’s conduct.

The young prosecutor who took the photo was “reprimanded,” according to Roe.

The Snohomish County prosecutor said the Chelan continuing education legal conference has been an annual event for more than 40 years, and the most serious problem previously had been the occasional “hangover.”

Roe said he’s “disappointed” in the conduct of some of his employees, and believes it’s possible that Dickinson – the ex-prosecutor – could face more than just a DUI charge when Chelan County Sheriff’s complete their investigation.

“I spent 12 years in our special assault unit. I don’t know any way to describe that. If that took place, that’s a sexual assault in my mind,” Roe said of the hotel room groping incident.

KING 5 could not reach Dickinson for a comment. His girlfriend and the Snohomish County deputy prosecutor who Dickinson is accused of groping did not respond to messages seeking comment.

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/fired-prosecutor-accused-of-groping-dui-after-chelan-conference/281-572576890

Driver ‘unwilling to abide by court orders’ gets 2 years in jail

PITTSFIELD — A city man convicted by a jury for driving with a license suspended for drunken-driving offenses was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail.

The same jury on Tuesday acquitted Carlton W. Moore III, 48, of a fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol from the same Oct. 21, 2017, traffic stop.

Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Jeffrey Clarke recommended the maximum sentence of 2 1/2 years in jail.

Moore’s attorney, Nathaniel Green, countered with a suggestion of sentencing his client to the 250 days of time served in custody awaiting trial.

In explaining his recommendation, Clarke noted that Moore has a conviction of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended for OUI, from an October 2015 traffic stop that resulted in a sentence of up to 18 months.

Almost two years after that stop, Moore, who was out of jail, was stopped and charged again for the OUI and operating after suspension charges for which he went to trial this year.

Clarke said the state’s concern is that Moore will continue to drive and put the public at risk in defiance of court restrictions.

“(Moore) seems unwilling to abide by court orders,” Clarke said, adding that the fact his license is suspended for life has not stopped him from getting behind the wheel.

Green used the fact his client is a level two registered sex offender to demonstrate he can adhere to court orders. Green noted that Moore has been in compliance and has kept his registration current.

During the 250 days Moore has been in custody, Green said, he has availed himself of counseling, including the state’s Substance Abuse Treatment Opportunity (STOP) program.

“(Moore) has not been idle while he’s been at the House of Corrections,” Green said.

“He has people who believe in him,” Green said.

Green said the state’s sentencing guidelines on the operating after suspension charge call for a sentence of up to nine months, putting his 250-day recommendation toward the higher end of that range.

But Berkshire Superior Court Judge John Agostini imposed the two-year sentence amid concerns that Moore’s apparent alcohol problem, combined with a pattern of poor judgment, present a danger to the public.

Agostini went on to note that Moore likely will be released after about a year, which will leave another year in jail hanging over his head while on probation. The judge said that might act as a deterrent against violating his release conditions, driving or committing a new offense.

“I think he needs that and I think the community needs that,” Agostini said.

Green filed a motion for a hearing to have Moore’s sentence stayed, while he considers filing an appeal.

Moore will be held without bail pending that hearing, expected this month.