April 9th thru April 15th in the year Two Thousand and Eighteen
Sunday, April 15th, 2018Driver charged with DWAI after car hits house in Copiague
A Selden man was impaired by drugs when he crashed his car into a house Thursday evening in Copiague, police said.
Taylor Lynne, 36, was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance, Suffolk County police said Friday morning.
Lynne was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry at 5:15 p.m. on Verrazano Avenue, near Dixon Avenue, when he lost control of the car and crashed into a home in the 200 block of Verrazano, police said.
Lynne was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. It was unclear when he would be arraigned.
Saturday, April 14th, 2018Man charged for drugged driving crash
GRAND RAPIDS MAN CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA FOR FATAL CRASH
MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. - The man charged with driving under the influence of marijuana in a crash that killed his older brother appeared in court Monday, April 9.
The fatal crash happened on April 11, 2016 in Muskegon County near Casnovia. Michael O'Berry, 25, hit a semi-truck on Apple Avenue while driving on Trent Road. His older brother Nathan O'Berry died in the accident.
A urine sample confirmed a presence of active THC in Michael O'Berry's system, said Muskegon County Prosecutor Chief Trial Attorney Matt Roberts Monday. The felony charge for driving under the influence of a Schedule I controlled substance carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
Drunk driving accidents took the lives of more than 10,000 people in 2016, a report by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. But "drugged driving" accidents are an increasing problem. And the National Institute of Drug Abuse said marijuana is the drug most-linked to impaired driving after alcohol.
In fact, driving on drugs was linked to more deaths in 2015 than driving drunk, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association and Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.
In Michigan, an at-fault driver with any amount of a Schedule I drug, including marijuana, can be criminally charged like O'Berry. However, state courts have said if the driver is a medical marijuana cardholder, the prosecutors have to prove the driver was "impaired by the presence of marijuana in his [or her] body."
Some states have laws for marijuana-impaired driving set to a specific number of nanograms. Michigan needs to create a sliding scale system for marijuana-impaired driving legislation, or punishments will be unbalanced, said Andrew Rodenhouse, a criminal defense attorney at Rodenhouse Kuipers PC in Grand Rapids.
"If somebody doesn't feel the effects of THC...they pass the roadside sobriety tests, only to—later on—have blood results come back saying they had a de minimis amount...they will be prosecuted," Rodenhouse said.
O'Berry's preliminary examination was adjourned Monday and rescheduled to April 16 at 2 p.m. He is currently being held at the Kent County jail on a domestic charge.
Friday, April 13th, 2018BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS DEADLY HIGH
Aldon Smith's blood alcohol level was so high on Friday, it's a miracle he's not dead ... because a .40 can KILL most people.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... the embattled NFL star was arrested Friday when his court-ordered SCRAM alcohol monitoring device went off.
Now, officials say the device measured his B.A.C. at a whopping .40 ... 5 TIMES the legal limit to drive.
In Smith's case, the judge in his domestic violence case had ordered him to be completely sober while wearing the device ... but officials say he went WAY over the edge.
In fact, according to an organization for responsible drinking, most people with a .40 or higher are probably in a coma.
"The nerve centers controlling your heartbeat and respiration are slowing down. It's a miracle if you're not dead," the report says.
On Wednesday in court, it was revealed that prosecutors and defense attorneys are looking into sending Aldon to an inpatient substance abuse facility.
Smith is currently in jail and will likely remain there until his next hearing on Friday.
Thursday, 04/12/2018, 7:35 amCalif. woman hit man, kept driving with dismembered body in windshield
Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez, 31, will be sentenced on May 31 to 15 years to life behind bars in the death of 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen, the San Diego Tribune reports
What started out as a night of bar hopping with friends two years ago has ended with a young woman's murder conviction.
Driving home from a night of drinking in her hometown of Oceanside, San Diego County, Esteysi "Stacy" Sanchez's impaired judgement caught up to her in a gruesome scene that eventually led to her second-degree murder conviction last week in San Diego.
The incident took place at dawn in June of 2016 when Sanchez, then 29, plowed into 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen, a homeless man who was reportedly either walking to or from a local soup kitchen.
Reports state Sanchez's Pontiac sedan was moving so fast that one of the man's legs was ripped from his torso, flew through the back window and landed on the car's trunk. The rest of his body slammed into the front windshield, shattering it and leaving him impaled in a jagged hole of glass.
But that didn't stop Sanchez, who kept driving with the man's body in her car and his severed leg on the vehicle's trunk for another three quarters of a mile until abandoning it in a cul-de-sac near her house and walking home.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018Woman believed to be on drugs arrested after almost driving into officer at checkpoint
SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old Malaysian woman believed to be on drugs was arrested last week at Woodlands Checkpoints for not complying with the instructions of officers.
The woman, who was driving a Malaysia-registered car, was stopped by a traffic police auxiliary police officer at about 8.35pm on April 3, the Immigration and checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a statement on Wednesday.
The police officer had been regulating traffic towards Woodlands Checkpoint. The woman did not comply with the officer's instruction and made an unauthorised right turn from Woodlands Centre Road towards the checkpoint during restricted hours.
She was directed to the traffic control post at Woodlands Crossing for her summon to be processed.
However, as she was driving towards the control post, she accelerated dangerously up the ramp towards the checkpoint, almost knocking into an ICA officer.
When her vehicle came to a stop at the checkpoint, the woman refused to alight from the car and instead locked herself inside, ICA said.
Checkpoint officers noticed that she seemed to be experiencing breathing difficulties after ingesting a white tablet.
Despite attempts to persuade her to unlock the car door, she refused to comply.
Officers had to break the front passenger window of the car to reach her and an ambulance was activated.
After it was assessed that she did not need to be taken to hospital, the woman was arrested for failure to comply with the instruction of authorised officers.
The Police K-9 unit conducted further checks on the woman and her car and uncovered one Erimin-5 wrapper on the centre console of her car.
Another Erimin-5 tablet was found inside her handbag.
Known also as Nimetazepam, the drug is a type of depressant taken orally in tablet form.
While it helps a person calm down and sleep, excessive use can lead to harmful effects such as loss of consciousness, distorted judgment and sight, as well as difficulty in speaking and moving.
Suspecting that she was driving under the influence of drugs, officers swabbed her hands and belongings, which yielded positive results for controlled drugs.
The woman was also in possession of a vape device, which was believed to also contain a controlled drug.
The woman and her car were handed over to the police and the Central Narcotics Bureau. Investigations are ongoing.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018DUI charge dropped against Oregon’s top prison doc
The top doctor for the Oregon Department of Corrections will not be charged with a crime following an arrest late last year for alleged driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Last week a Deschutes County judge approved an order dismissing charges against Bend resident Christopher Peter DiGiulio, who was pulled over Dec. 2 and arrested on suspicion of DUI.
DiGiulio’s attorney, Brian Donahue, said lab work showed his client’s blood alcohol level was low enough the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office decided to not pursue charges.
“I think the DA’s office did the right thing,” Donahue said. “For Chris, this was huge … He feels vindicated.”
DiGiulio, the clinical director for the Department of Corrections, was still fined $650 for refusing a breath test for alcohol.
According to the arrest report, DiGiulio was pulled over in his white BMW on NE Third Street near Wilson Avenue in Bend because his tail light was out. He allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day to Deputy Aaron Myers of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
“This is a reminder that not everyone is guilty just because they were they were charged with a crime,” Donahue said.
Monday, April 9th, 2018Driver under the influence of drugs gets 15 years following fatal crash
SHARPSBURG, Ga. – A woman was sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to killing a college student in a car crash in February 2017.
On Monday, 45-year-old Casey Hunter pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, along with misdemeanor counts of driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance, and affixing of the plate to conceal or misrepresent identity.
Hunter was charged with killing 21-year-old Noemy Islas, a Marietta High graduate who was studying to become a nurse.
On Feb. 3, 2017, Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in a statement Hunter was driving under the influence of multiple drugs including clonazepam, methadone, phenobarbital, haloperidol and hydroxyzine, prescription medication, and THC. At the time, her license was suspended.
“Ms. Taylor knew that her that her driver’s license had been suspended, and she knew that she shouldn’t have been driving with the amount of prescription medications that she was taking. She also knew that she was prone to seizures,” ADA Patricia Hull said in the release.
That night, her Ford Expedition veered into opposing lanes of traffic, colliding with the passenger side of Islas’ Honda Civic.
“She has taken the life of a 21-year-old student who was working two jobs and who spent all of her free time with her family,” Hull said. “This family will never be the same.”
After accepting the non-negotiated plea, Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark sentenced Hunter to 18 years, with 15 years to serve in custody and the remainder on probation.
Hunter is also banned from driving while on probation.
Man charged with driving while impaired after pedestrian fatally ...
WABC-TV-Apr 8, 2018
A man has been arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired after his vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on Long Island. Suffolk County Police say David R. Thompson was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox eastbound on Jericho Turnpike Saturday at about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle struck a ...
Driver Charged With DWAI After Fatally Striking Pedestrian: PD
Patch.com-Apr 8, 2018
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Police cite man with driving while impaired by marijuana
WatertownDailyTimes.com-Apr 9, 2018
WATERTOWN — Nathan D. Mosely, 20, of 266 E. Main St., Watertown, was charged by city police on Sunday night in the 500 block of State Street with first-degree operation of a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs. He also was ticketed with failure to keep right and unlawful possession of ...
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Pizza Hut burglar helps himself to a divine pie
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier-Apr 13, 2018
... really wanted a sandwich,” the Riverhead News-Review reported. The deputy noticed Ildefonso's eyes were dilated and glassy, and that she had white powdery residue in her left nostril. After failing a field sobriety exam, Ildefonso was charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving ...
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Mid-Hudson arrests report: April 10, 2018
The Daily Freeman-Apr 9, 2018
DWAI-drugs: Bryan Best, 21, of Inwood, was arrested by state police at Coxsackie on Saturday and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Best was driving on state Route 145 when he was stopped for a traffic violation and was found to be impaired, authorities said. Additional information was ...
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3 Halton Residents Charged With Impaired Driving
inhalton.com-17 hours ago
Name: David Hawthorn, 62, of Oakville. Date/Time: April 7, 2018, shortly after 9 p.m.. Location: Halton police initiated a traffic stop in a parking lot near the intersection of North Service Rd. and Burloak Dr. in Burlington. Charges: * Driving while ability impaired. * Impaired driving - over 80 mgs ...
Court: Impaired Driving Appeal Dismissed
Bernews-Apr 12, 2018
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Riverhead Blotter: Cutchogue man arrested on felony DWI charge
Riverhead News Review-Apr 13, 2018
In addition to DWAI, Mr. Boerckel was charged with four violations. • Linda Welch, 68, was charged with DWI as a result of a motor vehicle accident investigation around 10:40 p.m. near Osborn Avenue and Pulaski Street Saturday, officials said. • Police arrested a Riverhead man for drug possession on ...
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Cattaraugus County Court report: Olean man pleads guilty to ...
Olean Times Herald-Apr 11, 2018
Hannah M. Lenahan, 27, of Allegany, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs with a child as a passenger, a class E felony; endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor; and inadequate light, a violation. On Dec. 2 in Olean, Lenahan allegedly operated a ...
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Allegedly High Driver Rear-Ends Cop Car, Sparking Fire: Police
NBC New York-Apr 11, 2018
She's accused of driving while ability impaired, and is also suspected of stealing an iPhone from a local store earlier in the day. She's charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and nine vehicle and ...
Rosedale woman arrested after Inwood crash
liherald.com-Apr 11, 2018
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Police reports 4/14/18: Two face drug charges after Machias traffic stop
Olean Times Herald-Apr 13, 2018
MACHIAS — Donald E. Zimpfer, 38, of Holland, was charged at 8:52 a.m. Thursday with operating an unregistered vehicle, driving while ability impaired and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway, all infractions. • MACHIAS — David S. Perrington, 28, of Delevan, was charged at 9:50 a.m. ...
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Police Report, April 13, 2018
Estes Park news (press release)-Apr 13, 2018
Cops: Driver charged with DWAI after car hits house in Copiague
Newsday-Apr 6, 2018
A Selden man was impaired by drugs when he crashed his car into a house Thursday evening in Copiague, police said. Taylor Lynne, 36, was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance, Suffolk County police said Friday morning.
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DWI, DWAI arrests up in local counties last year
Glens Falls Post-Star-Mar 28, 2018
More drivers were charged with drunken and impaired driving in the region last year than the year before, bucking a years-long state and national trend ... Warren County officials reported the most sizable increase, with DWI and driving while ability impaired-related tickets rising nearly 30 percent last year.
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Fire at abandoned house in Spring Valley deemed suspicious
News 12 Westchester-Apr 13, 2018
... Cedar Lane and Cedar Lane Terrace. Police say Devin Kelly, 35, told them he was heading north on North Highland Avenue when he fell asleep. They say they recovered a Xanax pill from the car. Kelly was charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs.
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Unlicensed Driver Stopped For Stop Lamp In Yorktown
Patch.com-Apr 13, 2018
YORKTOWN, NY — Police who stopped a car without a working stop lamp say they ended up arresting the operator for driving with a license that had been suspended for DWAI. At 1:10 a.m. April 12, an officer on patrol on Route 6 saw a vehicle with no stop lamp and stopped it. A computer check at the ...
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Victims laid to rest; 2 charged in deadly Nassau Expressway crash
WABC-TV-Apr 5, 2018
Two people are facing charges in connection with the accident that left two people dead in Inwood early Wednesday morning, while two of the victims are ... Zakiyyah Steward, 25, is charged with driving while ability impaired by the combined Influence of drugs/alcohol and any drug/drugs, driving while ...
Police say man drove while ability impaired by drugs with child in ...
North Country Now-Mar 25, 2018
OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg police charged a man after he allegedly drove under the influence of drugs with a child in the vehicle on Saturday morning. Dustin M. Dean, no age or hometown listed, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a ...
Blotter, April 11, 2018
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel-Apr 10, 2018
According to the Grand Junction Police Department: □ Fred Ainey, 23, is accused of drug possession March 20. □ Jacob MacLeod, 22, is accused of driving while ability impaired March 31. □ Somebody stole property worth less than $2,000 from a vehicle in the 2200 block of South Arriba Circle on April 1.
Police + Courts: April 10, 2018
The Saratogian-Apr 10, 2018
April 8 on South Broadway and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 percent, felonies because of a previous drunken-driving conviction within the past 10 years. Advertisement ... 5 to driving while ability impaired by drugs, a class E felony. He was also ...
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Warrant Wednesday: State Police looking for fugitives
Albany Times Union-Apr 12, 2018
Emiele R. Diamond, 34, is wanted on a bench warrant from the town of Wilton Court for failure to appear after an arrest earlier in 2018 on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while ability impaired by drugs. State Police said Diamond was ...
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Woman Orders Egg Sandwich — At Jail's Security Booth
Patch.com-Mar 17, 2018
Ildefonso was arrested after performing poorly on standardized field sobriety tests and charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving without a license, Toulon's office said. Ildefonso consented to a blood test, the results of which are pending, and an evaluation by a sheriff's office ...
Impaired Driver Pulls Up to Jail Security Booth, Tries to Order Bacon ...
Gerald Bucher, 66, Laramie, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence — subsequent offense. Kyrie Barton, 30, Laramie, was in the jail ...
CHP: Driver suspected of using marijuana causes multi-vehicle collision in Concord
San Jose Mercury News2 days ago
The 35-year-old woman, who lives in Martinez, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana and possibly a controlled ...
Two people flown out after head-on crash in Williamsburg – The News Journal
Corbin News Journal3 days ago
A Williamsburg man, who has previous convictions for driving while under the influence, is suspected of driving while under the ...
Driving under the influence has a new meaning
The Hanford Sentinel4 days ago
driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle. The law is consistent with the law prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle ...
Woman arrested in 5th DUI charge, police say
The News Journal6 days ago
A 60-year-old Lewes woman was found to be driving under the influence for the fifth time and in possession of crack-cocaine after she ran a ...
Elmhurst police blotter: Attempted burglary at three homes in one night
Chicago Tribune3 days ago
a.m. Jan. 1 at Route 83 and Riverside Drive. Shannon Brannigan,
41, of the 0N0-100 block of Elmwood Street, Winfield, was charged with
unlawful possession of...
City of West Hollywood Provides Green Light for AdultUse Retail Cannabis
Market Watch6 days ago
Press Release City of West Hollywood Provides Green Light for Adult-Use Retail Cannabis Published: Jan 2, 2018 7:20 pm ET West Hollywood's Four Existing Medical-Use Dispensaries Have Been Authorized to Allow Adult
Allentown crash leads to DWI arrest
Asbury Park Press10 hours ago
Randall Bivona Jr., 26, of Townsend, Delaware, faces numerous charges after police said he appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.
Avella man faces charges after crash involving police car in Midway
Observer-Reporter2 days ago
Andrew Luff, 24, of 29 Jill St., was charged Wednesday by McDonald police with reckless endangerment, accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle, driving under the ...
Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone
The Daily Beast5 days ago
Dr. Robert DuPont was among a small group of drug-policy experts invited to a closed-door meeting with Sessions last month to discuss federal options for dealing with the ...
Driver arrested, 2 passengers injured in suspected DUI crash on Hwy. 20
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat3 days ago
A Lakeport man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs following a crash in Lake County that ...
Nutley: Police blotter, Jan. 2
The Record6 days ago
Following up on a warrant, police searched the man's Passaic Avenue apartment, where the... Street and found the driver to be under the influence ...
Passed out driver charged in Penn Forest
Times News4 days ago
Clark, 23, of Albrightsville, is facing charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession ...
Walker County Arrest Report For Jan. 1-7
The Chattanoogan26 minutes ago
Here is the Walker County arrest report for Jan. 1-7: CLEMENTS DESMOND SULLIVAN B/M 27 OFFICER DUNN HOLD FOR BARTOW COUNTY MIRANDA AMBER MARIE W/F 26 OFFICER ENGLAND CRIMINAL TRESPASS
DUI, drug arrests reported in Monroe
Times News3 days ago
Two driving under the influence and drug arrests were reported by Pocono Mountain Regional police in Monroe County in separate incidents. Police said on Oct. 7, they ...
Philipsburg man gets prison time for 2017 police chase
Centre Daily Times4 days ago
Hunter R. Anderson, 24, was taken into custody by police after a leading officers on a 23-minute chase through Centre and Blair counties in June 2017 before crashing the ...
Motion filed in Lake Tulloch boat injury case
Calaveras Enterprise4 days ago
A motion was filed in Calaveras County Superior court on Dec. 26 that seeks to alter the guidelines surrounding the case of man accused of striking two women ...
S. Indiana woman charged in cousin's death after driving under the influence
WHAS TV11 Louisville3 days ago
CLARK CO., Ind.-- A Southern Indiana woman is now facing charges for the death of her young cousin. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull charged Jordan Abbott with causing ...
Trappe man awaits fate for DUI crash that injured passengers
The Times Herald4 days ago
March 11, 2017, crash along Black Rock Road in Upper Providence.
Special effort by Omaha police results in 35 DUI arrests
Omaha World-Herald6 days ago
Omaha police reported 35 arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a nationwide “You Drink, You Drive, You ...