July 10th-July 16th in the year Two Thousand and Seventeen
Sunday, July 16th, 2017BCSO releases mugshot of deputy arrested on drunk driving charge
Michael Magana, 25, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail at 5:35 a.m. on a $1,000 bond. Photo: Bexar County Jail
Bexar County deputy arrested on DWI charge in Medina County IMAGE 1 OF 44 Michael Magana, 25, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail at 5:35 a.m. on a $1,000 bond.
A Bexar County sheriff's deputy was arrested Thursday morning after he was caught allegedly driving drunk.
Michael Magana, 25, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail at 5:35 a.m. on a $1,000 bond. He has since bonded out.
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Magana was initially stopped for traffic violations around 2:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of Industry Park, according to a preliminary police report. A San Antonio police officer thought Magana had been drinking, performed a field sobriety test on him and arrested him on the drunk driving charge.
According to Sandra Pickell, a spokeswoman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Magana was hired in Oct. 2015 and served as a detention officer.
Saturday, July 15th, 2017Man who tried to dodge sobriety checkpoint pleads guilty
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.
Friday, July 14th, 2017Sisters 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.
Thursday, July 13th, 2017Court 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.
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017Woman arrested for operating jet ski while drunk on Crystal Lake
By The Daily News Staff | on July 10, 2017
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP — A woman was arrested Friday evening after allegedly operating a jet ski while drunk on Crystal Lake.
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.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017Some prescription drugs increase risk of driving disasters
Depending on where you live, it’s known by many different abbreviations — DUI, DWI, OWI — but they are all short for driving (or operating a motor vehicle) while impaired or intoxicated.
Whatever the language, when most people hear these references, they probably first think of someone who has had too much alcohol to drink and then got behind the wheel.
For decades, police and highway safety officials and many other groups have gotten the word out about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Indeed, most people likely know that the legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving in Michigan (and most of the United States) is 0.08 percent. Likewise, they also probably have a pretty good idea about how much alcohol is in various drinks and the notion that the body generally can metabolize about one standard drink per hour.
Despite this, driving under the influence of alcohol remains a very common offense in the court system.
However, there is another section of the “driving under the influence” law that gets far less attention — driving under the influence of drugs. More specifically, in addition to alcohol, the law forbids driving under the influence of “controlled substance, or other intoxicating substance.”
Often when someone does think of “drugged driving,” he or she likely conjures up an image of a someone strung out on methamphetamine or heroin getting behind the wheel.
While that scenario does happen, local law enforcement officials say in recent years the more common scenario is people getting behind the wheel who are impaired by one or more prescription drugs.
In some cases, it could be someone with a long-standing prescription drug abuse problem, in other instances, it could be someone who was just recently prescribed some painkillers for a recent injury or surgery.
Understanding the law
While most people understand the 0.08 percent alcohol limit, there are other ways you can run afoul of the driving under the influence law:
First, even if your blood alcohol content is less than 0.08, you still could be charged with driving while intoxicated or visibly impaired. The police and, ultimately the prosecutor, would just need to show that you had consumed alcohol and that because of it, your “ability to operate a motor vehicle in a normal manner was substantially lessened,” or your “ability to operate the motor vehicle is visibly impaired.”
These more subjective tests are also what applies to driving under the influence of a controlled substance such as a prescription drug.
Although there is no “bright line” test for prescription controlled substances, there is for illegal drugs, or what’s known as “schedule 1” controlled substances.
For these drugs it is illegal to drive with any amount in your system. The list of schedule 1 controlled substances is very long, but generally, they are the illegal drugs that most people think of, such as heroin or methamphetamine.
For prescription drugs, such as some well known painkillers that contain oxycodone, and many more it’s not automatically illegal to drive after you’ve taken them, but also, just because you have a prescription for a drug, doesn’t mean you are OK to drive after taking it either, Emmet County Prosecuting Attorney James Linderman said.
And it’s not just painkillers that can be an issue.
Other drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists among drugs that could in cause problems with driving to include:
— Prescription drugs for anxiety
— Some antidepressants
— Products containing codeine
— Some cold remedies and allergy products
— Sleeping pills
— Some diet pills, “stay awake” drugs, and other medications with stimulants (e.g. caffeine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine)
Monday, July 10th, 2017Taos man charged with DWI picks up drug trafficking charges
Hendrix Caje Johnston was driving through Ranchos de Taos on Monday (July 3)
when members of New Mexico State Police pulled him over for allegedly
speeding and crossing traffic lines. He was initially only charged with DWI,
but after a search warrant approved for the driver's vehicle led to the
alleged discovery of narcotics, multiple felony charges were added to
Johnston's rap sheet.
The suspect, whom police have identified as a Taos County resident, was
stopped by a state police officer around 4 p.m. while traveling along State
Road 68. According to a state police press release, Johnston, 25, "did not
pull over immediately" and traveled a short distance before stopping at the
side of the road. The release, however, did not specify whether Johnston was
confused as to whether his was the vehicle the officer intended to pull over
or whether he was in an unsafe area to comply when given the command.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he stated that he could smell a
"strong odor" of marijuana that seemed to be coming from within the suspect's
vehicle. Johnston's eyes were allegedly "red" and he appeared "sluggish,"
according to the arresting officer. The suspect admitted to having consumed
marijuana, but said that he did so only the day before. He also allegedly
admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle.
He then agreed to take a sobriety test, leading the officer to determine that
"Mr. Johnston appeared to be impaired and unable to safely operate the
vehicle." He was immediately arrested for DWI.
Some prescription drugs increase risk of driving disasters
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