Man arrested on suspicion of OWI at Taco Bell

drunk driving. MWC file photo.
drunk driving. MWC file photo. 

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — An incident at a Wausau Taco Bell drive-thru led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man for third offense OWI.

Employees of the Grand Avenue Taco Bell location reported a man asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle in the drive-thru lane at around 3 AM Sunday. Upon further investigation, officers found a reason to believe the man was intoxicated and driving with a revoked license.

A passenger in the front seat was also asleep when officers arrived.

The situation could have been much worse, as the car was still in drive but the man’s foot was on the brake.

The man’s identity has not been released.

Man charged after striking house with pickup truck

Hudson man charged after striking house with pickup truck

Hudson man charged after striking house with pickup truckHUDSON, N.H. —

A driver is facing a DWI charge after striking a Hudson home with his pickup truck Monday.

Just before 6 p.m., Hudson police and firefighters responded to 1 River Ave. for a report of a motor vehicle collision into a residence. First responders located a 2003 Chevrolet pickup crashed into the corner of the house.

The driver, Gregory Black, 64, of Hudson, appeared to have minor injuries and was transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. While at the hospital, Black was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and was released on bail. 


The truck was extensively damaged. There was some exterior damage to the front of the house. The Hudson building inspector responded and found no structural damage. There were no injuries reported inside the house.

This crash remains under investigation

Matt Gaetz DUI Arrest: What Led to His Mugshot

matt gaetz mugshot

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of DUI, but was never charged.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican representing Florida’s first congressional district, made headlines after tweeting a post aimed at former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that instantly raised questions about possible witness intimidation. 

Rep. Gaetz posted the tweet the day before Cohen was scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee. It read, “Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…”

Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…

— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) February 26, 2019

Rep. Gaetz has quickly denied that his statement could be viewed as a threat. He told reporters at the Capitol, “We’re witness testing, not witness tampering. And when witnesses come before Congress, their truthfulness and veracity are in question and we have the opportunity to test them.” When asked to clarify what his tweet meant, he responded, “I think my tweet speaks for itself. You should go read it.”

Cohen is expected to provide evidence of alleged criminal misconduct by President Trump during his testimony before the House committee on February 27. Critics have argued whether Cohen’s statement can be trusted because he has admitted to lying to Congress before. 

This isn’t Rep. Gaetz’s first run-in with controversy. A picture that appears in a google search of his name is an old mugshot, which he has addressed multiple times in his political career.

Here’s what you need to know.

Matt Gaetz Was Arrested in 2008 On Suspicion of DUI Before He Was Elected to the Florida House 

Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz

Rep. Gaetz has prior experience making headlines for less-than-positive reasons. He has always been very open about his own brush with the law before he became a state congressman. (He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010 and to the U.S. Congress in 2016).

Gaetz was arrested on suspicion of DUI on October 30, 2008, when he was 26 years old. He was driving home from a nightclub and was pulled over for driving 48 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The SUV belonged to his father, State Senator Don Gaetz. 

The deputy, identified as Chris Anglin of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department, wrote in the arrest report that Gaetz had been unsteady on his feet and that his eyes were bloodshot. Gaetz reportedly admitted to having had two beers and refused to perform a field sobriety test or take a breath test. 

Gaetz Was Never Convicted & He Has Promoted Efforts to Have Mugshots Removed From Private Websites 

The case against Gaetz was officially dropped in December of 2008. His attorney argued that there had been no evidence Gaetz had been impaired while behind the wheel. Deputy Anglin ended up quitting his job shortly after arresting Gaetz, after he was accused of grabbing a suspect’s neck during another arrest in early November.

Gaetz was never convicted for DUI. But his mugshot was published online. After becoming a Florida congressman, Gaetz supported efforts to have mugshots of unconvicted people removed from private websites. Nothing was passed while he was in state office. But in 2018, a Florida law went into effect that requires websites to take down mugshots if requested without charging a fee. 

Despite the lack of a conviction, Gaetz’s opponents used the DUI arrest against him in the 2018 midterm election. An anti-Republican political action committee paid for a billboard in Pensacola that included Gaetz’s mugshot and the words, “Rep. Matt Gaetz, how many DUIs have you had? The voters deserve to know.”

Former WWE Diva Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch Charged with Sixth DWI

Former WWE Diva Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch Charged with Sixth DWI

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Saturday after allegedly driving the wrong way down a one-way road with a suspended license.

Sytch, 46, was stopped in Seaside Heights just after 6:30 p.m. local time by officers from the Seaside Heights Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Seaside cops reportedly charged the wrestling star with DWI, having an open container in a motor vehicle, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and reckless driving.

Officers from the sheriff’s office, meanwhile, reportedly charged Sytch with failure to stop at a stop sign, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, driving with a suspended driver’s license and careless driving.

The arrest comes just four months after she was released from an eight-month stint in prison. reports Sytch was also sitting on two outstanding warrants for her arrest from Holmdel and Knowlton, N.J., prompting the Seaside Heights Police Department to release her to the Holmdel Police Department.

Online records show she was booked into the Monmouth County Jail Saturday on charges of contempt, though the Asbury Park Press reports she has since been released after being seen by a judge via video conference.

Spokespersons from both the Seaside Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

The arrest marks the sixth time Sytch has been cuffed for DWI, according to TMZ.

She was busted three times in 2018 alone, while the other arrests stretch back to 2012.

Sytch was released from jail in October after spending eight months behind bars, according to TMZ. She was previously locked up in September 2016 for violating parole, and was released in February 2017.

Sytch, who went by Sunny during her wrestling career, rose to fame as what many consider to be the very first WWE “Diva.”

She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, after leaving the company in the late ‘90s.

Prosecutors: Child abandoned at scene of OUI crash was not the driver’s son

CHELSEA, Mass. – A Revere woman police say crashed her car while driving under the influence and abandoned a child at the scene was taken into custody after her arraignment.

Cecilia Miranda, 37, of Revere, was arraigned at Chelsea District Court on Tuesday. Miranda is facing nine different charges, including two counts of child endangerment while driving drunk.

Authorities say Miranda was driving with two children, aged 6 and 10, on Sunday just after midnight when she rolled her car into a ditch off Route 16 in Revere near the Route 1 on-ramp.

In court, prosecutors said Miranda had “multiple cans of beer” in the car at the time of the crash and that she had been at a party in Everett taking shots, according to witnesses.

According to investigators, Miranda was able to escape with the 6-year-old who was in the car, leaving behind the 10-year-old. Miranda and the child were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The 10-year-old boy who was reportedly left at the scene of the crash was rescued by another person and taken to the hospital. 

Prosecutors said the 6-year-old was one of Miranda’s three children, but the 10-year-old was not. They added she seemed “indifferent” when questioned about the welfare of the 10-year-old she left at the scene.

Both children sustained serious injuries in the crash, but are expected to survive. A witness to the crash drove the 10-year-old to Boston Children’s due to the severity of his injuries.

Police later caught up with Miranda at MGH and placed her under arrest. Arresting officers noted Miranda had a slurred speech and couldn’t stand straight.

According to the arrest report, troopers say “She was unable to explain why she left the second child at the scene, stating that she ‘needed to be with her child and that my son was the only thing that mattered.'” 

When the troopers asked why she didn’t take both kids to the hospital “she shrugged and seemed indifferent to the welfare of the second child.”

She was bailed and released, but is facing charges for operating under the influence of alcohol with serious bodily injury and negligent operation, two counts of child endangerment with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, abandoning a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, not having a car seat for a child under 8 and open container of alcohol.

Both children are expected to be OK. 

Miranda’s bail was set at $7,500. If posted, she must surrender her license, passport, obtain an alcohol monitoring bracelet and comply with DCF orders.