February 13th-February 19th in the year Two Thousand and Seventeen
Monday, February 27th, 2017Richfield fire chief charged with operating a vehicle under the influence
The Richfield fire chief has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after being charged with drunken driving.
Jason M. Mihalek, 41, was stopped at 2:05 a.m. Oct. 23 on Hampton Drive in Kent while driving a Ford pickup truck.
Mihalek, who has been chief since June 2013, refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test, according to the ticket, which also noted that he had no prior OVI offenses.
A pretrial hearing has been scheduled Nov. 28 in Kent Municipal Court.
“Any incident concerning an allegation of impaired driving is very serious,” Richfield Mayor Bobbie Beshara said in a news release. “Chief Jason Mihalek has said he is innocent of the allegation.
Sunday, February 26th, 2017Judge rules lawyer can use medical marijuana on probation
BAY CITY, MI -- A judge has ruled Bay City attorney Edward M. Czuprynski can use medical marijuana while on probation.
Saginaw County District Judge M. Randall Jurrens, visiting a Bay County courtroom, presided over a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 22, to rule on motions filed by Czuprysnki. In his motions, Czuprynski sought to lift a condition of his probation which prohibited him from using medical marijuana, which Jurrens instituted when he sentenced Czuprysnki to 18 months' probation on Jan. 18.
Czuprynski, a licensed medical marijuana patient who uses the cannabinoid to treat arthritis, argued he should not be prohibited from its use as such a ban would amount to an unlawful impingement on the privacy inherent in a physician-patient relationship. He also argued the crime he was convicted of had nothing to do with marijuana and, as such, keeping him from using the substance would not serve any rehabilitative purpose.
Saturday, February 25th, 2017Supreme Court reprimands former Lake County judge
Jonathan Miano, The Times
MUNSTER — The Indiana Supreme Court issued a formal reprimand Monday for Senior Judge T. Edward Page, who was convicted in November of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor.
The court states in its decision Page violated the Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct by breaking the law and failing to act in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary.
However, the court notes the Merrillville attorney self-reported his misconduct, has cooperated with the state judicial commission's investigation into the matter and has expressed remorse for his actions.
Friday, February 24th, 2017Police charge former acting football coach with operating while intoxicated
The alleged indiscretion of former Purdue interim football coach this week might have cost him a coaching job.
Gerad Parker, who was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated on Tuesday, will not be hired at East Carolina. The former Purdue coach spent a time in the Tippecanoe County Jail, but was released without bond.
Parker was apparently under consideration as the wide receiver's coach at East Carolina. He had previously accepted a position at Cincinnati, but reportedly resigned from that job last week.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017Police Reports 2/21/2017: Woman allegedly intoxicated when she crashes into liquor store
WELLSVILLE — A Wellsville woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into a liquor store and fled the scene.
The Wellsville Police Department reported Barbara A. Bailey, 52, was arrested after she crashed her vehicle into the front of the Park Plaza Liquor Store in Wellsville at an unspecified time Sunday. Police said Bailey was later charged with driving while intoxicated, a felony; driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more; and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
She was arraigned before Wellsville Village Court Judge Christopher O’Connor and remanded to Allegany County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail. Bailey is due back in village court today.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017Former Cleveland police officer involved in deadly car chase convicted in impaired driving crash
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A former Cleveland police officer involved in a 2012 police chase that ended with the deaths of two unarmed people was convicted Tuesday in connection with a 2016 impaired driving incident in Cleveland.
Brian Sabolik, 34, was initially charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to maintain assured clear distance. He pleaded no contest Tuesday to an amended misdemeanor charge of physical control of a vehicle while under the influence.
Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Suzan Marie Sweeney sentenced him to one year of inactive probation and ordered him to pay $350 in fines. He must also attend five sessions with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, according to court documents.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017Metairie man jailed after truck hits fiancee on Valentine's Day, JPSO says
A Metairie man with several prior arrests on suspicion of driving while intoxicated is behind bars after authorities said his pickup truck struck his fiancee on Valentine's Day.
Lebrayne Blaze, 37, was booked into Jefferson Parish jail Wednesday (Feb. 15) morning with a sixth-offense driving while intoxicated charge, according to a Jefferson Parish arrest report. He was also booked with hit-and-run driving causing a serious injury or fatality, first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, and driving with a suspended license. He is being held on a $225,000 bond, according to court documents.
Monday, February 20th, 2017Eugene woman sentenced to prison after third DUII conviction
A 28-year-old Eugene woman will serve prison time after being convicted of her third intoxicated-driving charge.
Ashley Turnipseed received a one-year, eight-month sentence after pleading guilty Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court to driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and third-degree assault.
Turnipseed previously was convicted of intoxicated driving on two occasions in 2008, according to prosecutors.
Eugene police arrested her Sept. 14 after she crashed her sport utility vehicle head-on into a car on Railroad Boulevard, near Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood.
Two women in the other car were hospitalized with injuries after the wreck. They did not attend Turnipseed’s sentencing hearing.