Sisters Killed While Watching TV When Car Crashes Into Indiana Home at 80 Mph

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – Police arrested a 17-year-old girl after she crashed her vehicle into an Indiana home Wednesday night, killing two sisters inside, according to officials.

Family members said the girls, 17-year-old Haleigh and 9-year-old Callie Fullerton, were watching TV in the living room when the car plowed into the house just before 9:30 p.m. They were killed on impact, according to WXIN-TV.

It’s still unclear what caused the driver, who police say was traveling at about 80 miles per hour, to lose control, sending the car careening into the home, located 100 feet away from the roadway.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office says they asked the prosecutor to charge the driver with criminal recklessness resulting in death. At a press conference earlier in the day, officials with the sheriff’s office said the driver may have been under the influence of opioids and she could face more serious charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury if the presence of opioids is confirmed.

When Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, they found a white vehicle in the living room. Several people were still in the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department.

The girls’ mother, 37-year-old Bridget Fullerton, was walking into the room as the car came crashing through the home; she was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis-area hospital for treatment. Her condition is unknown at this time.

A third sibling was upstairs at the time of the crash, and he was uninjured. Father Dennis Fullerton was not home when it happened.

Investigators say there were three other juveniles in the car at the time of the crash. They were treated with non-life threatening injuries at the scene.

The home has major damage, and local members of the Fullertons’ church helped secure it.

The vehicle involved in the incident has been impounded by authorities. The driver was taken to the juvenile detention center in Delaware County.

The prosecutor’s office will determine if the 17-year-old driver will face charges as an adult.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for those who would like to provide donations for the Fullertons.

Court appearance for Red Deer school bus driver charged with impaired driving

The case for a Red Deer school bus driver charged with impaired driving is due back in court July 26.Shelly Joy Kolodychuk, 42, faces counts of impaired operation of motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle over 80mg, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, and failing to remain at scene of a collision.She made a brief appearance in Red Deer court on Wednesday.It was on the afternoon of June 5 when a bus carrying 18 students from École Barrie Wilson School, between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, struck a tree in the Vanier Woods neighbourhood.Red Deer RCMP say a witness who observed the collision called 911 after the bus collided with a tree and a sign, then continued to drive for a short distance before stopping. No one was injured in the collision.

Source: Court appearance for Red Deer school bus driver charged with impaired driving | rdnewsNOW

Walks Into a Bar… South American Toad

A young guy walks into a bar. An old drunk sits with a shoe box on the stool next to him.The guy asks, “What’s in the box?”The older guy says matter-of-factly, “A South American Blow Job Toad.”The young guy looks around. “Can I try it?”The older guy nods. The young guy goes to the men’s room and returns 20 minutes later.”That was amazing,” he says, “You’ve got to sell it to me.”The old drunk concedes to sell the toad for a hefty sum. The happy young man struts home and meets his wife at the door.”Where the hell have you been? What’s in the box?” she demands.”South American Blow Job Toad.””So?” asks the wife.”So, teach it to cook and get the f**k out.”

Source: Funny Jokes | Walks Into a Bar… South American Toad Joke | Comedy Central

Woman arrested for operating jet ski while drunk on Crystal Lake

Daniele Mills

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit observed a reckless boater on Crystal Lake at approximately 6:15 p.m. and determined the operator was intoxicated.

Daniele Leigh Mills, 24, of Crystal, was arrested for operating a water vessel while intoxicated.

Marine deputies observed a jet ski drive through the wake of another boat and continue driving very near the deputies’ boat. When summoned to speak with the deputies, Mills had difficulty operating the unit and struck the deputies’ boat.

Mills was determined to be intoxicated. She was taken into custody and lodged at the Montcalm County Jail. She is currently out on a $500 bond.

The Michigan State Police assisted with the investigation. Neither of the boats were damaged.

an arrested for operating jet ski while drunk on Crystal Lake

Teen charged with assault for allegedly hurling slice of pizza at bystander – Red Deer Advocate

 An 18-year-old Newfoundland man is facing an assault charge for allegedly hurling a slice of pizza at a bystander.Police say a property owner in St. John’s was near Thorburn Road at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when somebody in a vehicle passed by.Police say someone in the car threw a slice of pizza at the bystander.It’s believed the slice missed its mark.Police reviewed the property owner’s video surveillance and have charged a teen with assault.

Source: Teen charged with assault for allegedly hurling slice of pizza at bystander – Red Deer Advocate

Some prescription drugs increase risk of driving disasters 

 Some prescription drugs increase risk of driving disasters

Depending on where you live, it’s known by many different abbreviations — DUI, DWI, OWI — but they are all short for driving (or operating a motor vehicle) while impaired or intoxicated.

Whatever the language, when most people hear these references, they probably first think of someone who has had too much alcohol to drink and then got behind the wheel.

For decades, police and highway safety officials and many other groups have gotten the word out about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Indeed, most people likely know that the legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving in Michigan (and most of the United States) is 0.08 percent. Likewise, they also probably have a pretty good idea about how much alcohol is in various drinks and the notion that the body generally can metabolize about one standard drink per hour.

Despite this, driving under the influence of alcohol remains a very common offense in the court system.

However, there is another section of the “driving under the influence” law that gets far less attention — driving under the influence of drugs. More specifically, in addition to alcohol, the law forbids driving under the influence of “controlled substance, or other intoxicating substance.”

Often when someone does think of “drugged driving,” he or she likely conjures up an image of a someone strung out on methamphetamine or heroin getting behind the wheel.

While that scenario does happen, local law enforcement officials say in recent years the more common scenario is people getting behind the wheel who are impaired by one or more prescription drugs.

In some cases, it could be someone with a long-standing prescription drug abuse problem, in other instances, it could be someone who was just recently prescribed some painkillers for a recent injury or surgery.

Understanding the law

While most people understand the 0.08 percent alcohol limit, there are other ways you can run afoul of the driving under the influence law:

First, even if your blood alcohol content is less than 0.08, you still could be charged with driving while intoxicated or visibly impaired. The police and, ultimately the prosecutor, would just need to show that you had consumed alcohol and that because of it, your “ability to operate a motor vehicle in a normal manner was substantially lessened,” or your “ability to operate the motor vehicle is visibly impaired.”

These more subjective tests are also what applies to driving under the influence of a controlled substance such as a prescription drug.

Although there is no “bright line” test for prescription controlled substances, there is for illegal drugs, or what’s known as “schedule 1” controlled substances.

For these drugs it is illegal to drive with any amount in your system. The list of schedule 1 controlled substances is very long, but generally, they are the illegal drugs that most people think of, such as heroin or methamphetamine.

Muddy waters

For prescription drugs, such as some well known painkillers that contain oxycodone, and many more it’s not automatically illegal to drive after you’ve taken them, but also, just because you have a prescription for a drug, doesn’t mean you are OK to drive after taking it either, Emmet County Prosecuting Attorney James Linderman said.

And it’s not just painkillers that can be an issue.

Other drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists among drugs that could in cause problems with driving to include:

— Prescription drugs for anxiety

— Some antidepressants

— Products containing codeine

— Some cold remedies and allergy products

— Tranquilizers

— Sleeping pills

— Some diet pills, “stay awake” drugs, and other medications with stimulants (e.g. caffeine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine)

Linderman noted that combining these substances with each other, or with other substances such as alcohol or inhalants, can make it even more difficult to estimate the effects on a person’s ability to drive.

“It’s very subjective to begin with, and it varies widely from person to person,” Linderman said. “With an aging population and poly-substance abusers, it can become very difficult.”

Petoskey Department of Public Safety Director Matthew Breed said his officers are seeing more and more instances of people driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

In fact, he said just within the last week one of his public safety officers arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

Breed said the incident involved dispatchers at 911 receiving multiple reports of a person driving very badly, who then went off the road twice and was involved in at least one crash. Breed said the man reported that he had taken two prescriptions, and that he was clearly under the influence of them.

He said one tool that has become available for officers is a new type of training that differs slightly from the standard field sobriety tests. The test is known as advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement.

“We’ve seen a significant uptick in the amount of people for are operating under the influence of prescription drugs,” Breed said. “It’s a more significant problem than people realize.”

Breed also said it can be very difficult for people — especially those who are new to taking a particular prescription — to know if its safe for them to drive.

So, what is the best advice for someone taking something that might affect their ability to drive?

First, Breed said, pay attention to warning labels that come on your prescriptions.

“If that label says it may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery, be careful,” he said. “Different people process those chemicals differently.”

Linderman also noted, “You better take the medications as prescribed, too.”

Breed added, “If you feel any type of effect after taking a medication, good judgement would dictate that you don’t drive.”

He noted that research shows that without any effects of drugs or alcohol, it typically takes a person about 3/4 of a second to perceive something while driving and another 3/4 of a second to take action.

He noted that in 1.5 seconds a vehicle traveling at 55 mph travels about 120 feet, and anything that adds to that response time could have tragic consequences.

 http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/local/some-prescription-drugs-increase-risk-of-driving-disasters/article_4ba44754-2b71-59ab-a2f5-5049b0415ed2.html

Walks Into a Bar… Got Grapes?

A duck walks into a bar and asks, “Got any grapes?”The bartender, confused, tells the duck no. The duck thanks him and leaves.The next day, the duck returns and asks, “Got any grapes?”Again, the bartender tells him, “No — the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes and, furthermore, will never serve grapes.” The duck thanks him and leaves.The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender yells, “Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!”The duck is silent for a moment, and then asks, “Got any nails?”Confused, the bartender says no.”Good!” says the duck. “Got any grapes?”

Source: Funny Jokes | Walks Into a Bar… Got Grapes? Joke | Comedy Central