The Springfield Public Schools director of transportation has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
The district says it’s aware of Rick Emling’s situation and is reviewing all the information relating to it.
But in a news release, R-12 Spokeswoman Teresa Bledsoe says “personnel issues are confidential, so at this time, I do not have any additional information to share.”
Emling was stopped by a state trooper just after midnight Saturday morning near Sunshine and Lone Pine in Springfield, and according to a Highway Patrol arrest report, he failed to signal and drive within a single lane.
Emling was booked into the Greene County jail, but was released sometime over the weekend.
He does not face any formal charges at this time.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. –
The victim in last week’s crash involving a Lee County commissioner in Cape Coral has hired a lawyer.
The woman police say was hit by Commissioner John Manning, Justine Maher, told us she’s looking for the professional guidance and support through the process. She’s also looking for money for medical expenses and to fix her car.
According to the police report, the commissioner ran a red light and crashed into Maher’s vehicle before slamming into a light pole in a nearby parking lot.
After failing several tests, Manning was arrested, facing three DUI-related charges, including two counts of damaging property.
Gets 2-Year Driving Ban
Soccer superstar Wayne Rooney has apologized for driving drunk during a Sept. 1 incident — after officials say he was more than THREE TIMES the legal limit.
As we previously reported, the English soccer legend was pulled over in Cheshire, England in the early morning on Sept. 1 while driving a VW Beetle with a female passenger.
The 31-year-old Everton striker appeared in court Monday morning and pled guilty to drunk driving, according to the BBC.
The judge told Rooney, “You placed yourself and other road users at risk as a result of your poor judgement that night.”
“I accept your remorse is genuine and that you are aware of the adverse affects the events of that night have had, not least on your family.”
Rooney was sentenced to a 2-year driving ban and has 12 months to complete 100 hours of community service.
After the hearing, Rooney issued a statement saying, “I want publicly to apologise for my unforgiveable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.”
“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC.”
“Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.”
“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”
There are DUI checkpoints all over the state of Delaware, but sometimes understanding their frequency can be difficult to understand. Each state’s frequency is different than one another because of their state laws.ARE DUI CHECKPOINTS CONDUCTED IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE?Yes they are conducted in the state of Delaware.WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY OF THE DUI CHECKPOINTS IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE?DUI checkpoints in the state of Delaware are conducted monthly January to June; Weekly July through December.WHO UPHOLDS THE LAWFULNESS OF THESE DUI CHECKPOINTS?In the state of Delaware, it is upheld under the state law and federal Constitution.HOW DOES A DUI CHECKPOINT WORK IN DELAWARE?When you first approach the DUI checkpoint, an officer will approach your car and is to clearly address his name, and what they are currently doing.The officer will most likely use his flashlight to check your eyes, to see if he sees any hints towards you being intoxicated.The DUI checkpoint uses something called a neutral formula, so the officers at the checkpoint have to treat each driver the same, and cannot randomly stop other cars in the surrounding area.All safety precautions (proper lighting, warning signs, signals, and the clarity of the of the official vehicles) are taken to ensure the quality of the checkpoint stop.Law enforcement has to make sure that the checkpoint goes as smoothly as possible, so they are not holding you up any longer than need be.An officer cannot search your vehicle without having a probable cause, or your permission.If the officer believes you are intoxicated, he/she can ask you to take the breathalyzer test.If you refuse to take the breathalyzer test, the officer can still arrest you under probable cause, or ask you to perform a set field sobriety exercises.While DUI checkpoints seem like they may be a waste of time, they help keep safety on the roads.
Raymond Mong, 49, was driving a two-year-old tour bus owned by Flushing-based Dahlia Group Inc., and travelling up to 62 mph at the time of the Monday crash in Flushing that also injured 16 people, officials said.
The Department of Motor Vehicles has “no record” of being notified by Dahlia of Mong’s employment at the bus company as required by state law given his prior arrest for DUI, according to DMV spokeswoman Tiffany Portzer.
“This is an ongoing state and federal investigation and we cannot comment further,” Portzer said.
Before Mong crashed the Dahlia tour bus into a Q20 bus packed with riders, he was arrested for drunkenly causing a three-car crash in Connecticut in 2015.
Police records show Mong was behind the wheel of a 2002 Honda on April 10, 2015 when he caused the chain car crash on the Exit-51 off-ramp from southbound I-95 and fled.
State police later found Mong and arrested him on several charges including operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The DUI bust cost Mong his job as a bus driver for the MTA, where he worked for several years before Dahlia, according to sources.
Meanwhile, Robert Accetta of the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, said Tuesday at a press conference that investigators determined through a surveillance video of the wreck that the tour bus was travelling between 54 and 62 mph. The speed limit in that area is 30 mph.
Accetta said that the agency does not have a cause of the crash yet and that the on-scene investigation will last between 6 and 10 days.
“Throughout the next few days our investigators will work on scene to thoroughly document the accident site and gather factual information,” Accetta said. “Our mission is to understand not just what happened, but why it happened and to recommend changes to prevent it from happening again.”
Authorities are awaiting toxicology tests to determine if Mong was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
Investigators are also probing whether driver fatigue played a role in the deadly wreck.
According to Accetta, Mong was properly licensed in the state of New York and had a valid medical certificate.
Investigators are also looking at records from the tour bus company involving driver’s logs, vehicle inspections and maintenance and operating procedures as well as a GPS device found in the commercial bus driven by Mong.
Dahlia has been cooperative with officials, said Accetta.