Man who tried to dodge West Springfield sobriety checkpoint pleads guilty to drunken driving, 3rd offense

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SPRINGFIELD — Antonio Spicer was trying to avoid a sobriety checkpoint on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, but ended up being charged with operating under the influence of alcohol anyway.

Assistant District Attorney Robert Schmidt told Hampden Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup Wednesday that state police troopers saw Spicer turn away to avoid a checkpoint on the night of June 11, 2016.

Spicer drove to the lot of a closed business, where he was stopped by police. Troopers detected a strong odor of alcohol and said Spicer had “red, glassy eyes” and “slow and slurred speech.”

Spicer, 53, of Springfield, pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating under the influence of alcohol, third offense; and operating after his license was suspended for operating under the influence of alcohol.

The sentence recommendation, agreed upon by prosecution and defense, was 18 months in the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow on the operating under the influence charge.

On the charge involving license suspension, the recommendation was for a sentence of two and one half years to the Ludlow jail, with 60 days to be served and the rest suspended with probation for five years.

That sentence would run concurrently with the 18 month sentence.

Defense lawyer Francis E. Flannery asked Rup to let Spicer have 90 days before he had to report to start the sentence. Flannery said Spicer owns a construction business and needs to arrange for others to take over for him while he is in jail.

Rup said she would delay sentencing Spicer, who has not been held while awaiting trial, for 90 days. Rup said during those 90 days Spicer must use a sobrietor, have no alcohol or illegal drugs and not operate a motor vehicle.

The sobrietor is a remote alcohol breath-testing device placed in the defendant’s home. Breath tests are usually to be done at specific times in a day.

She said if he violates any of those conditions it may affect whether she accepts the recommended sentence.

Flannery pointed out possible defenses that could have been raised at trial, including the opinion troopers formed about Spicer’s condition.

Schmidt said Spicer failed the field sobriety test, but no blood alcohol test was done.

Spicer will have a two year sentence hanging over his head if he violates probation, Schmidt said.

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