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Heisman winner Troy Smith cited for driving under influence

GLENDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Troy Smith #1 of the San Francisco 49ers watches from the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 29, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 27-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former NFL player and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Troy Smith has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle under the influence in Ohio.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the 33-year-old was asked to move his car to a diversion area at a Columbus checkpoint Friday after deputies detected a marijuana odor. A spokesman says paraphernalia was found during a vehicle search and that Smith refused to take field sobriety tests.Smith was not arrested and instead was issued a summons to appear in court.Smith won the Heisman in 2006 during his senior year at Ohio State University, leading the team to the national championship game that season, where the Buckeyes lost to Florida. He played for four years in the NFL with two different teams.Smith was also arrested in April 2016 on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

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A stolen truck, a stolen backhoe and a strange case for police

A 42-year-old man is behind bars after a strange incident involving a stolen truck, a stolen backhoe and alleged driving under the influence.Here’s how it all went down, according to Pasco police:At about 11:22 a.m. Saturday, a citizen flagged down a Pasco officer near North 20th Avenue and West Octave Street. The citizen was concerned about a man driving a backhoe erratically in the area.The officer found an unoccupied backhoe nearby, with a man running away from it through Memorial Park.The officer stopped the man — Craig Burch of Kennewick — who was “EXTREMELY happy that officers were there to help him load the backhoe into a ‘77 Chevy C2 pickup (obviously a bit small to carry a backhoe),” Pasco police wrote in a post about the incident.It turned out Burch had outstanding warrants and his driver’s license was suspended.Also, the pickup and backhoe were stolen.Burch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of narcotics, along with his warrants. He was booked into the Franklin County jail on investigative holds for possessing a stolen vehicle and theft of a motor vehicle, police said.

Source: A stolen truck, a stolen backhoe and a strange case for Pasco police | Tri-City Herald

Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking drivers suspected of DUI, lawsuit says

Methuen police officers participated in a traffic stop last year.

After a night of drinking and watching movies with friends, Patricia Pimentel sped out of her friend’s driveway, hit two parked cars, and was arrested and charged with operating under the influence.

At the Methuen police station, she was handed a form in Spanish that said the legal blood alcohol limit is .10 and that a jury would be notified if she refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Lynn Officer Released After OUI Arraignment

Lynn Officer Released After OUI ArraignmentOctober 19, 2017 2:00 PMLYNN (CBS) — The Lynn Police Lieutenant arrested over the weekend on an OUI charge was arraigned Thursday in Peabody District Court.Lt. James Shinnick was released on the condition he not violate any laws upon penalty of being held 90 days without bail.Lt. James Shinnick in court Thursday. (WBZ-TV)Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary said Wednesday that Lt. Shinnick performs administrative duties for the department, and that they would determine his duty status once they were finished investigating his arrest.He’s due back in court for a pretrial hearing on December 14.

Source: Lynn Officer Released After OUI Arraignment – CBS Boston

Drunk driver arrested at home after driving through fence



Impaired driving, Brigham Road: 

A resident reported at 8:28 p.m. Oct. 8 someone had just driven a pickup truck through a fence on her property and then drove away from the area heading east. A neighbor witnessed the incident and obtained the license plate number. Officers responded to the Chesterland home of the registered owner and located the vehicle. It was determined the 54-year-old man driving the vehicle was drunk. He was subsequently arrested and charged with OVI, reasonable control and hit-skip.