December 12th - December 18th in the year Two Thousand and Sixteen
Sunday, December 18th, 2016Suspended police officer pleads guilty to operating a firearm while intoxicated
MILWAUKEE -- 42-year-old Michael Anderson, a Milwaukee police officer, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, December 14th to a misdemeanor charge of operating a firearm while intoxicated. A judge then stayed Anderson's sentence -- and placed Anderson on probation for 12 months.
"I just want to express my regret and remorse in this. The embarrassment I caused myself, my family and the department," Anderson said in court Wednesday.
Milwaukee police on September 22nd responded to a call of shots fired near S. Griffin Avenue and E. Euclid Avenue on the city's south side. When they arrived on the scene, they learned the person who fired the shots was one of their own.
Saturday, Deecember 17th, 2016GRPD officer accused of drunk driving sentenced
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids police officer accused of driving drunk will serve probation and pay a fine.
Officer Mike Rozema, 46, was initially charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and failure to report an accident after apparently leaving the scene of a single-car crash in October. He was off-duty at the time.
On Nov. 22, the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office dropped those charges and new charges under local ordinances were filed by the Wyoming city attorney. The same day, Rozema pleaded guilty to reduced misdemeanor charges of operating while impaired and failure to report an accident.
Friday, December 16th, 2016Drunk, drug-impaired driver dies in Staten Island police cell: NYPD
NEW YORK — Police say a woman has died in a holding cell on Staten Island after being arrested for drunken driving and operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs.
Police say the 34-year-old woman had been transported to a hospital for evaluation after being arrested just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
After the woman was treated she was taken to the 120th Precinct and placed in a holding cell where police say she was later found unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman's name has not yet been released.
Police are still investigating.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016Malta man charged after vehicle crashes into a tree: deputies
MALTA >> A Malta man was arrested after crashing his vehicle recently on the lawn of Malta Mall while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies said.
Carlton Leffingwell, 47, faces a felony charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance (500 mg or more of cocaine), and a felony charge of driving while intoxicated-prior conviction. He also was charged with: criminal possession of a controlled substance (heroin), a misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; driving while ability impaired by drugs, misdemeanor; DWAI by drugs and alcohol, a misdemeanor; and unregistered vehicle, an infraction.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016Jury acquits Edward Czuprynski on felony charge of driving while impaired
BAY CITY, MI -- A jury acquitted Bay City attorney Edward M. Czuprynski on a felony count of being chemically impaired when he struck a pedestrian more than a year ago, but convicted him on a misdemeanor moving violation that caused serious bodily impairment.
The weeklong trial came to an end Thursday, Dec. 8, with the seven-man, seven-woman jury making its decision. The 65-year-old Czuprynski said he was not "entirely pleased" by the outcome.
"I'm certainly relieved it wasn't the felony charge," he said leaving the courtroom for another hearing where he was representing a client.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016Councilmember Bustichi arrested on DUI charge
Scotts Valley City Councilman Dene Bustichi faces criminal charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident following his arrest the evening of Dec.8 after a minor traffic accident near the Scotts Valley Middle School.
Bustichi was released by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office early in the morning of Dec. 9 after posting $6,000 bail pending a court hearing on charges that after he drove into a stop sign at Bean Creek Road near Cristel Oaks Drive about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, he left the scene of the accident before pulling into a vacant lot about 100 yards away, then failed a chemical breath test administered by Scotts Valley Police, who had been alerted by a witness.
Monday, December 12th, 2016Libertyville police: Man who crashed into trees charged with DUI
Kurt R. Eldrup, 48, of the 3600 block of Monticeto Circle, Mundelein, was charged Nov. 27 with driving under the influence of alcohol and obstructing police. According to police reports, officers at 1:35 a.m. found Eldrup unconscious behind the wheel of a running car in a northbound lane of Milwaukee Avenue near Church Street. Police say Eldrup awoke after they entered through the passenger door, but there was a strong odor of alcohol in the car and on his breath. Officers say Eldrup resisted officers who attempted to place him under arrest for DUI. He is scheduled in court Dec. 16.
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