Jury found Client Not Guilty of DUI with two prior DUI convictions!After a three day jury trial, my client was found NOT GUILTY of DUI and driving with blood alcohol concentration over .08. There were special allegations of two prior DUI convictions. If found guilty, he could have been subject to 120 days minimum jail and indefinite loss of his driving privileges.The arresting officer testified along with two California Department of Justice experts for the prosecution. Blood alcohol evidence was presented that my client’s BAC was .10, 45 minutes after arrest.A single defense expert and witness testified for the defense. Evidence of a Rising Blood Alcohol was presented. Additionally, the court excluded the evidence of a preliminary alcohol test taken in the field because the peace officer failed to inform my client of his right to refuse the test.The jury reached its verdict in just over one hour of deliberations.
Mike Mutnansky, a host on sports radio station WEEI, was arrested last Monday in Saratoga, N.Y., and charged with driving while intoxicated.
According to a news release from the New York State Police, the 37-year-old Mutnansky was observed by troopers on the evening of Aug. 7 driving a gray Toyota Camry that was failing to stay in its lane on East Avenue.
Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop and interviewed Mutnansky. The release stated that he “illustrated signs of impairment’’ and admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the evening.
He was arrested for driving while intoxicated after troopers administered several standard field sobriety tests.
A guy walks into a bar looking frustrated. The bartender asks, “What’s the matter?”The guy replies, “Well I’ve got these two horses and I can’t tell them apart. I don’t know if I’m mixing up riding times or even feeding them the right foods.”The bartender suggests, “Why don’t you try shaving the tail of one of the horses?”The guy says, “That sounds like a good idea, I think I’ll try it.”A few months later, he returns to the bar in worse condition. “I shaved the tail of one of the horses, but it grew back and I can’t tell them apart again!”The bartender says, “Why don’t you try shaving the mane?”A few months later the guy is back. “I shaved the mane of one of the horses, but it grew back!”The bartender yells, “Just measure the damn horses. Perhaps one is slightly taller that the other one!” The guy storms out of the bar.The next day, the guy runs into the bar. “It worked, it worked!” he exclaims. “I measured the horses, and the black one is two inches taller than the white one!”
— A truck driver overdosed on heroin while driving during rush hour Friday, causing his tractor-trailer to jackknife in the middle of I-74 when he lost consciousness, according to a news release from Green Township Police and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.Authorities said that when Scott Kinmon’s tractor trailer rolled to a halt on the interstate, other motorists extracted him from his vehicle and began CPR. A 911 caller said he was unconscious and drooling when they found him.Deputies and officers called to the scene were able to revive him with Narcan, at which point they transported him to Mercy West Hospital.Kinmon, 28, of Crittenden, Kentucky, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to maintain control of his vehicle and operation of a commercial motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.Kinmon isn’t the first commercial driver accused of overdosing with the motor running this year. Another, Kristopher Phoenix, was arrested July 12 in Cleves after overdosing at a gas station. Police said another customer found him slumped on the floor, bleeding from his nose, and called authorities. Pain pills and heroin were discovered inside the truck.
A man who struck a telephone pole in the area of Route 15 and Wilson Drive on Friday was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a narcotic and other possession-related offenses, police reports said.At approximately 7:15 p.m., Sparta Police responded to a report of a minivan striking a utility pole.The driver, Tomas Molina, 31, of Bloomfield, stated that he fell asleep at the wheel.Police officers at the scene, Cpl. Frank Schomp and Cpl. Josepgh Antonello, noted that Molina’s pupil’s were constricted, an indication of narcotic use.When questioned, Molina admitted that he had snorted a bag of heroin while driving.Further investigation led to Molina’s arrest for driving under the influence of a narcotic and having narcotics and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. Molina was transported to Sparta Police headquarters for processing.Sgt. Joseph Sanfillipo, a certified drug recognition expert of the Ogdensburg Police Department, responded to Sparta Police headquarters to conduct testing relating to narcotics affecting Molina’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. After testing concluded, Molina was charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related paraphernalia, being under the influence of a narcotic, driving while intoxicated, restless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane and the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.Molina was advised of a mandatory court appearance and was released to a responsible adult.
A Florida woman faces DUI and child abuse charges after she was caught swerving over the road and failed a breathalyzer test, all with an unbuckled child in the backseat of her car, officials said.
Brandy Lerma, 31, of Boynton Beach, was spotted by a tow truck driver swerving all over the road and almost hit four nearby cars, WPEC reported.
A responding deputy smelled alcohol coming from the car and saw an unrestrained 3-year-old in the backseat when he pulled Lerma over, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver’s speech was slurred and she couldn’t find her driver’s license, despite it being in plain view of the officer.
Lerma reportedly fell twice during a DUI roadside test, and took two breathalyzers tests in which she blew a .200 and a .187. She reportedly told police she took Percocet, Xanax, and drank two fireballs.
The legal blood alcohol level limit in Florida is .08.
A guy walks into a bar and says to the barman, “Give me six double vodkas.”The barman says, “Wow, you must have had one hell of a day.””Yeah, I just found out my oldest son is gay.”The next day, the same guy comes into the bar and asks for six more double vodkas. When the bartender asks what’s wrong, the man says, “I just found out that my youngest son is gay, too!”On the third day, the guy comes into the bar and orders another six double vodkas. The bartender says, “Jesus! Doesn’t anybody in your family like women?”The man downs the first drink and shakes his head, “Yeah, my wife!”
A Rome man has been jailed after being stopped by Rome police around 10 p.m. Saturday night.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Remy Mervyn Johnson, 26, of 24 Woodcreek Way was arrested by Rome police Saturday night at the intersection of U.S. 411 and Turner McCall Boulevard.Johnson was charged with felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, suspected OxyContin and a series of misdemeanors for having undisclosed pills not in an original container, two counts of seat belt violation regarding restraints for children, failing to maintain his lane, driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving, and three counts of endangering a child by DUI. Three young children were in the car.