Most Northern Colorado felony DUI offenders avoid prison

Most Northern Colorado felony DUI offenders avoid prison: Pablo Pena jumped behind the wheel of his ex-girlfriend’s Chevy Impala and sped away from pump No. 2 at a Fort Collins-area gas station, dragging the woman across the pavement after she became caught on the car.She was unable to enter the vehicle and struggled to break free before going to the ground and hitting her head. She told police that she and Pena had been arguing over whether the car was safe enough to drive to Greeley. It was about 9:30 p.m. on a Thursday in January.Juan Pena (Photo: Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)When law enforcement caught up to Pena 30 minutes later in Eaton, he reeked of alcohol. His eyes were bloodshot. A half-empty bottle of Corona sat in a nearby cup holder.The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputy leading the case soon discovered 11 driving under the influence charges on Pena’s criminal record — he admitted to having seven convictions out of New Mexico alone, court records show.Pena was charged with a Class 4 felony under Colorado’s recently modified DUI law that makes prison a possibility for habitual drunken drivers. Thirty-five days later, Eighth Judicial District Judge Gregory Lammons sentenced Pena to the maximum penalty of six years in prison.Pena’s is the first and only of 71 resolved felony DUI cases in Larimer County to result in the maximum possible prison sentence since Colorado’s felony DUI law took effect Aug. 5, 2015, according to a Coloradoan review of sentencing records.His case is an outlier in a county where 85 percent of habitual drunken drivers convicted under the new law avoid prison altogether.While 48 cases resulted in a sentence involving some form of incarceration, most habitual offenders served jail sentences of less than six months. Only 10 felony DUI cases prosecuted in Larimer County ended with an offender spending time in prison.

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Some legislators want to put a stop to this.

Driver who struck pole in Thompson under the influence, police say – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT

THOMPSON – The driver of a vehicle that struck a telephone pole Wednesday on East Thompson Road was charged by state police with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.According to Troop D, the vehicle driven by Roger Spencer Staley, 54, of Thompson, left the road at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and struck the telephone pole. State police say Staley failed field sobriety tests and was arrested without incident.Staley was issued a $500 bond and is to appear April 4 at Danielson

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New U.S. Census Category Proposed For People Of Middle Eastern, North African Descent : NPR

New U.S. Census Category Proposed For People Of Middle Eastern, North African DescentListen· 4:034:03QueueDownloadEmbedTranscriptFacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailOctober 25, 20164:23 PM ETHeard on All Things Considered KAT CHOWTwitterThe U.S. Census Bureau may add a new category to its 2020 form for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. The category — called “MENA” for short — encompasses a broad range of identities.ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:The U.S. Census is poised to add a new ethnic category to its 2020 survey. And it’s a big one. It’s for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. In the past, if your family roots were in Egypt, say, or Iran, it wasn’t clear which box you checked. As Kat Chow of NPR’s Code Switch team reports, the census is heeding the calls of thousands of Americans who want to check a box that describes them.

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I have been checking other for most of my life. I have never found a form that had a box for ‘Swedish’.

Man charged with running over, killing NYC emergency medical technician

Man charged with running over, killing NYC emergency medical technician :A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly commandeering a New York City ambulance and running over a fire department emergency medical technician, killing her and injuring another.

Jose Gonzalez was also charged with grand larceny and operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs,

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Grandmother, 85, gets 7-week jail sentence after drunken driving crash

An 85-year-old grandmother is sentenced to 75 days in jail after, officials say, she allegedly shirked probation conditions following a mid-afternoon drunken driving crash she was charged in.

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Toussaint pleads guilty!

Michigan redshirt junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of “operating motor vehicle when visibly impaired” at Saline’s 14A District Court on Tuesday. Toussaint was initially charged with the more severe misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was pulled over on July 21 after running a red light in downtown Ann Arbor. He subsequently recorded a .12 blood alcohol concentration, which is above Michigan’s legal driving limit of .08.

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Female driver struck five vehicles, is arrested | Brantford Expositor

Female driver struck five vehicles, is arrested: A 22-year-old Brantford woman faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol over the legal limit, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and four counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident after running to five vehicles.A Dodge vehicle traveling on Market Street ran into four parked vehicles and a garbage can on Sunday at around 2:20 a.m., police said. The female driver failed to remain at the scene and fled. The vehicle was later observed driving the wrong way on Dalhousie Street.Then the driver struck the median on Conklin Road where the vehicle’s bumper fell off, police said.An officer observed the vehicle turning into a parking lot on Blackburn Drive and backing into another vehicle, marking a fifth motor vehicle collision.The driver showed signs of impairment. She was arrested and taken to the police station where she provided samples of her breath. Two readings revealed she was two times over the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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Been there. Done that. We limited his jail to a weekend.

CBS 58 – Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police O

Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police Officer’s CarPosted: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDTUpdated: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDT An intoxicated Madison woman attempted to drive off in an off-duty police officer’s car after she crashed her car.According to Madison Police, an off-duty MPD officer, on his way home from work this morning, came upon a car crash in the 6200 block of Raymond Rd.He stopped quickly to render aid to a driver. She had been behind the wheel of a car that collided with a vehicle that was parked on the street.The 30-year-old Madison woman was not seriously injured, and when she heard the sound of sirens coming to the scene, she decided to get into the off-duty officer’s personal car. She was attempting to put it in gear, but he prevented her from driving off by reaching in and removing the keys. The woman was cited for several tentative infractions including operating while intoxicated, third offense.

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Wrong-way driver, 84, arrested for driving while impaired |

Wrong-way driver, 84, arrested for driving while impairedPublished February 24, 2017 at 7:07 amAn 84-year-old Bloomington woman was arrested for driving while impaired, accused of driving the wrong way on Xerxes Avenue.The woman was arrested during the evening of Feb. 11. She was turning southbound onto Xerxes Avenue from Edinborough Way and was driving in the northbound lanes and traveling directly toward a Bloomington patrol officer traveling northbound over Interstate 494, according to Bloomington Deputy Chief Denis Otterness.The two vehicles nearly collided, and the woman drove onto the center median. The woman had difficulty putting her vehicle in park as the officer approached her vehicle, Otterness said.The suspect said she had consumed a glass-and-a-half of wine and wasn’t suffering from a medical condition. She appeared to have bloodshot and watery eyes, and the officer could smell alcohol emanating from her. When the officer asked her for identification the woman produced three different cards, two of which were credit cards, before handing over her driver’s license, Otterness explained

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