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Man leads police on chase in dump truck

 

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin say a man driving a dump truck led police on a chase and dumped dirt and rocks on the road.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was called to a family disturbance at a home in the Town of Westford about 7 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect was reportedly leaving in a dump truck. A deputy spotted the truck and tried to stop it, but the driver fled.

Authorities say during the chase, the truck driver was able to dump “a substantial amount” of dirt and rocks on the road, but squad cars were able to navigate through the debris.

The dump truck eventually entered a field and got stuck in the mud. The 34-year-old driver from rural Randolph was arrested for his fifth OWI offense.

http://www.kmov.com/story/37811281/watch-wisconsin-man-leads-police-on-chase-in-dump-truck

Man found passed out behind the wheel with $830,000 in cash

Rock Eanes (Milam County Sheriff's Office)
Rock Eanes (Milam County Sheriff’s Office)

Rock Eanes, 40, was found unconscious in a vehicle stopped in the middle of FM1712 in Rockdale, northeast of Austin, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported.

Authorities found two guns in his vehicle, along with the gambling equipment and cash, according to The Eagle.

Eanes was arrested Monday and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful carry of a firearm, The Eagle reported. Eanes’s DWI charge, normally a misdemeanor, was upgraded to a felony because he had previous DWI convictions, the paper reported.

Jail records showed Saturday that Eanes had bonded out of the Milam County Jail.

Officials said an investigation is ongoing.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2018/03/31/texas-man-found-passed-wheel-830000-cash

Mary Kay Letourneau’s Husband Arrested for DUI

Mary Kay Letourneau's Husband, Vili Fualaau, Arrested for DUI: Report
Vili Fualaau, 34, allegedly had a dazed expression, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech when police in Burien stopped him on Feb. 2.

Mary Kay Letourneau’s husband has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence after allegedly crashing his SUV into two cars in Washington state, according to reports.

Vili Fualaau, 34, allegedly had a dazed expression, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech when police in Burien stopped him on Feb. 2, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

He agreed to take a field sobriety test, but before he could start, Letourneau allegedly drove onto the scene and yelled at him to stop because their lawyer was coming, TMZ reported.

Fualaau reportedly took a blood test two hours later, when his blood alcohol content tested at .08, the minimum level for a DUI. He also allegedly tested positive for THC.

Letourneau and Fualaau first became involved when she was 34 and he was 12. They met while she taught his sixth grade class.

The couple married in 2005 after Letourneau served seven years for child rape.

They have two grown daughters. The eldest was conceived when Fualaau was 14.

“I’m not a victim,” he once told Inside Edition. “I’m not ashamed of being in love with Mary Kay.”

The pair filed for legal separation in May 2017, nearly two weeks before their 12th wedding anniversary.

Though they claimed “our marital community ended,” the pair continued living in the same household, and Fualaau later withdrew the separation filing.

Fualaau posted bail after being booked for DUI. He is reportedly set for a court hearing next week.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mary-kay-letourneau-apos-husband-142601731.html

Hold on TV Documentary After Drunk Driving Charge

A one-off documentary in which popular British hosting duo Ant and Dec use DNA to trace their family histories has been put on hold following charges of drunk driving against Ant McPartlin. McPartlin has stepped down from TV commitments since being involved in a March 18 car crash in suburban London that injured several people, including a child who had to be taken to the hospital.

The 90-minute genealogy show for ITV, “Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey,” was billed as a modern biography, using DNA to help the pair trace their respective roots. The show has not been canceled but is currently on hold.

The documentary was in production, and filming had not been completed nor an air date announced. The program is being produced by U.K. indie Voltage TV, which has pulled information about the show from its website.

McPartlin is reportedly in rehab.

He and hosting partner Declan Donnelly are presenters on several of ITV’s biggest entertainment shows, including “Got Talent” and “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.” They front the “Saturday Night Takeaway” series.

McPartlin has pulled out of the remaining episodes in the current run of “Saturday Night Takeaway,” and one episode was canceled after his arrest. He will reportedly be seen in a pre-recorded segment in this Saturday’s installment, alongside David Walliams, Joanna Lumley and Emilia Fox.

ITV Puts ‘Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey’ on Hold After Ant’s Drunk Driving Charge

Police said they would do a sobriety test. They said he told them: I’m a state senator

State Senator Michael Brady in 2015.State Senator Michael D. Brady was arrested in Weymouth over the weekend for drunken driving and pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of operating under the influence of liquor, one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and one civil count of a marked lanes violation, according to court records and officials.

When a Weymouth police officer pulled the Brockton Democrat over early Saturday and told the senator he would be testing his ability to drive a car, Brady handed the officer a Massachusetts identification card “and stated he was a state senator,” according to a written description of the arrest by police.

Brady was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred his words, and his breath reeked of alcohol, police said. He failed several sobriety tests, they said.

In a statement, Brady, 55, acknowledged he was taken into custody by police and apologized for the fallout from the arrest.

“While driving home, I was stopped early in the morning on Saturday, March 24, by the Weymouth police on Route 18 in South Weymouth and placed under arrest. I was released later in the morning,” said Brady, who was first elected to the Senate in a 2015 special election and reelected in 2016.

“I want to apologize to the Weymouth police, my constituents, my friends, and colleagues in the Legislature for any embarrassment and distraction that this incident causes. I know that as a senator, I am held to a higher standard, and I will abide by the advice of my counsel as this matter is adjudicated by our judiciary,” he said. “I am grateful for the fairness, integrity, and transparency of that process.”

Brady, who police said declined to take a chemical breath test, said he doesn’t anticipate making any further statement in the matter.

According to a police description of events, Brady “failed” multiple sobriety tests.

The first required him to recite the alphabet from A to Z. The senator “slurred the letters together to get to H, I, J; he then repeated H, I, J.”

Brady subsequently gave two officers a look of confusion, and then stated “Z,” according to the police narrative.

The second required Brady to count aloud backward from 60 to 40.

Brady, slurring his words, correctly counted from 60 to 50 but then “kept repeating numbers in the 40’s,” the police narrative said.

Brady then continued counting into the 30s, before he was stopped. Police say Brady went on to fail three other tests, including one where he struggled to balance on one foot and count — swaying left to right, putting his foot down numerous times, switching feet, and slurring numbers together.

Police say Brady was also charged with OUI on Dec. 4, 1998, in Weymouth.

His driving record from the state Registry of Motor Vehicles shows a violation for failing to wear a seat belt on the same date, but not a drunken driving violation.

The RMV record also shows another Brady seat belt violation on June 29, 2003.

Brady served on the Brockton City Council from 1997-2009, according to his official biography.

He was elected a state representative in 2008.

Senate President Harriette L. Chandler, a Worcester Democrat, expressed dismay with Brady’s arrest over the weekend. “I’ve spoken to Senator Brady and expressed my disappointment,” she said. “We hold legislators to a higher standard, and I expect him to live up to those standards in the future.”

But Senator Karen E. Spilka, who has claimed enough votes to be the next Senate president, stopped short of expressing disappointment.

“Driving drunk is unacceptable under any circumstance,” she said. “I appreciate that Senator Brady has apologized for his actions, and I expect he will cooperate fully with investigators and work to address any charges as soon as possible.”

John Diamond, who the Norfolk district attorney’s office said is Brady’s lawyer in the matter, did not respond to a request for comment.

But the Massachusetts Republican Party, which hopes to unseat Brady this fall, knocked him within hours of news reports about his arrest. Brady represents Brockton, part of East Bridgewater and several other towns — a politically competitive Senate district.

“It’s deeply disturbing that a sitting legislator would attempt to leverage the weight of his taxpayer-funded public office when facing arrest,” MassGOP spokesman Terry MacCormack said in a statement.

“It’s why voters are fed up with the unaccountable culture in the Democrat-run Legislature, in which there is one set of rules for the insiders, and another for everyone else,” MacCormack added.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/27/state-senator-arrested-drunk-driving-charge/9DzSUWsZunMTZVG6b9hg1O/story.html