Robert Nkemdiche arrested on suspicion of speeding, driving on a suspended license

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Robert Nkemdiche was arrested in Scottsdale two weeks ago on suspicion of speeding and driving on a suspended license, according to Scottsdale police.

According to a police report, Nkemdiche, 24, was driving 75 mph in a 45-mph zone at 6:39 a.m. on June 6 near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard. When he was pulled over at the Shell station on the southwest corner of the intersection, Nkemdiche told police he was on his way to practice at the team’s Tempe training facility.

Nkemdiche had a warrant out for his arrest for driving on a suspended license and failing to appear for a court hearing.

Robert Nkemdiche booking mug

Robert Nkemdiche booking mug (Photo: Scottsdale Police Department)

According to the report, police found and impounded a small, metal credit card case that had a white powdery residue, consistent with cocaine, on it. Nkemdiche told police that “it was possibly a bathroom product,” the report said.

“Based on the totality of the circumstances, it was decided not to pursue testing of the credit card holder in lieu of impending the item for destruction with Robert’s cooperation,” the police report said.

Police also impounded Nkemdiche’s car, a black 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, based on the suspected drug paraphernalia.

Earlier this year, the Cardinals declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Nkemdiche, who was the team’s first-round pick out of Mississippi in 2016. Since being drafted, his professional career has been riddled with injuries and inconsistency. As a result, he’s played in just 27 of 48 games over the past three seasons.

Nkemdiche suffered a torn ACL in December and although he has been at the team’s facility for offseason workouts, he hasn’t been able to participate in any drills on the field while he continues to rehabilitate his knee.

He isn’t expected to be ready for the start of training camp, which will begin in late July.

Colorado judge apologizes after suspected DUI crash


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado state judge is apologizing after crashing his vehicle and being cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and careless driving.

The Daily Sentinel reports that the lawyer for 21st Judicial District Judge Lance Timbreza issued a statement on Tuesday about Saturday’s crash. It said that the 40-year-old is sorry for what happened and thankful his actions weren’t “someone else’s nightmare.”

Police say multiple witnesses saw Timbreza’s SUV speeding before he lost control after a turn and crashed into an area of brush and trees along the road. Police say Timbreza said he had been wine tasting and then had more wine at a pool party. He said he was trying to dodge a vehicle that swerved into his lane but couldn’t describe exactly what happened, according to police.



A drunk driver was arrested last week for driving a tank through the streets of Pajęczno, Poland.

The vehicle, a Soviet T-55 tank that’s at least 60 years old, belonged to the Polish military. But on June 12 shortly before 10pm it looked like it was attacking residents, who quickly called police.

According to Polish newspaper Twoje Pajęczno, the unnamed driver, 49, was only responsible for putting the tank on and off its trailer. But the trailer broke and, when it was being repaired, he drunkenly decided to take the war machine out on a joyride.

By the time the cops arrived, he had parked the 40-ton machine, which was uninsured, on a main street and was standing nearby. Another man, believed to be his passenger, was also present.

It’s not clear if the muddled motorist caused any permanent damage to Mickiewicza Street but he was arrested and, once he sobered up, questioned by police. He faces up to eight years in prison if charged with creating “direct danger of a catastrophe in land, water or air traffic,” or two years for driving under the influence.

Located about 200 miles from Warsaw, Pajęczno has less than 7,000 residents.

The armored vehicle had to sit until 5am the following morning, when an ex-soldier who knew how to operate it could come load it onto a tow truck and take it to a guarded parking lot.

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A preserved T-55 tank on display in front of the Army Museum in Poznan, Poland. GETTY IMAGES

Introduced shortly after WWII, T-54s and T-55s became the go-to tanks for armored army divisions belonging to the Soviets, Warsaw Pact nations and other countries. The most-produced tanks in military history, they’ve been involved in many armed skirmishes since the 1950s and ’60s. The T-55 is reportedly easier to operate than comparable tanks designed in the West, and does not require a high level of training or education.

Last year, a Russian man was nabbed after stealing an armored personnel carrier and riding it through the front of a local supermarket.

According to RIA Novosti, the man stole the tank-like vehicle, which uses treads, from a military driving school near his home in Apatity, just south of the Arctic Circle, in January 2018. He drove the juggernaut through town, badly damaging a parked car before smashing into the the grocery.

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The unnamed suspect—believed to be intoxicated at the time, as well—climbed out of the hatch, made his way through the rubble and tried to steal a bottle of wine before he was apprehended by authorities.

The store was reportedly not licensed to sell alcohol that early in the day.

Amish man accused of drinking and driving horse-drawn buggy ‘blames crash on one of seven children’

An Amish man accused of operating a horse-drawn carriage while under the influence has been arrested on 10 felony counts in Kentucky.

Police responded to a crash at an intersection in the home rule-class city of Smiths Grove — where residents are provided the ability to govern themselves as they see fit.

There they found Reuben Yoder, a 34-year-old man, who had allegedly side-swiped a vehicle while operating the horse and buggy with children in the carriage, whose ages ranged from 9 months to 12-years-old, the Bowling Green Daily News reported. Other reports said Mr Yoder was driving with seven children in total when the crash occurred.

The local paper reported that an arrest citation had accused Mr Yoder of appearing drunk, saying he “exhibited poor balance and stated he had consumed alcoholic beverages.”

The report also noted Mr Yoder had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and even blamed the accident on one of his own children.

“(Yoder) initially claimed one of his children was operating the buggy,” Wes Jenkins, assistant chief of the Smiths Grove police department, reportedly wrote in the citation. Mr Yoder’s children eventually identified him as the driver, the report said.

A representative for the city of Smiths Grove confirmed the reporting in a phone call with The Independent on Thursday, saying news about the crash had been covered on local television throughout the day.

Mr Yoder faces nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count of first-degree criminal mischief and another count of operating a non-motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.

Each charge comes with a possible five-year prison sentence.

He was arraigned yesterday by a Warren County judge who imposed a $2,500 (£1,972) surety bond.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by Mr Yoder said she attempted to avoid the crash after spotting the buggy just before the incident occurred. She reportedly was not injured in the collision.

County treasurer charged with OVI following traffic stop

Ross County treasurer charged with OVI following traffic stop

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Ross County Treasurer Stephen A. Neal Jr. is charged with OVI after a traffic stop on June 2.

According to Chillicothe Gazette, Neal pleaded not guilty to the OVI charge and was expected in Chillicothe Municipal Court for a license suspension.

Chillicothe Law Director Sherri Rutherford told the Gazette the Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper detected an odor after making the traffic stop after spotting Neal making several lane violations as he drove on Western Avenue before turning onto Limestone Boulevard. Neal also allegedly had bloodshot, glassy eyes and would not follow the troopers instruction and refused a breathalyzer test.

Neal had no comment regarding the case.

Neal was appointed county treasurer by the Ross County Democratic Party in December.