July 2nd thru July 8th in the year Two Thousand and Eighteen
Sunday, July 15th, 2018Crawford County corrections officer charged with OVI, menacing
GALION – A Crawford County corrections officer was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, aggravated menacing and having weapons under disability, according to court documents.
Jason Tupps, a more-than-20-year employee with Crawford County, was arrested July 9 in Galion according to documents from the Galion Police Department.
According to the dispatch activity blotter from Galion police, Tupps reported a woman rammed his vehicle and tried to run away. He reported holding her at gun point.
According to court documents, Tupps refused to take a DUI test.
“Officer Tupps is not guilty of the charges against him,” said Tupps’ lawyer Adam Stone. “We have serious questions about the manner in which this case was handled by the Galion Police Department and are investigating those issues presently.”
Tupps will be back in court for a scheduled appearance July 24.
Saturday, July 14th, 2018Woman arrested for OWI, allegedly kicked two deputies in the face
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Dousman woman has been arrested after allegedly driving drunk and punching two deputies in the face.
Deputies responded to 911 call of a woman traveling eastbound on I-94 near the Zoo Interchange, deviating lanes and tailgating.
It happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday.
Deputies stopped the driver who smelled of alcohol and was slurring her speech.
The woman blew a .21 and was arrested for OWI. During her arrest, she allegedly became combative and was kicking deputies as she was placed in the squad car. According to a release, the woman caused minor facial injuries to two deputies.
Andrea Morrison, 32, of Dousman faces charges of Battery to Law Enforcement and Resisting, Obstructing.
Morrison is currently on extended supervision for a child neglect case.
If convicted, she faces up to 24 years in prison.
Friday, July 13th, 2018Maurice Hooker arrested for drunken driving, handgun possession
Newly crowned junior welterweight world titleholder Maurice Hooker was arrested for drunken driving early Tuesday in his hometown of Dallas.
Hooker, 28, was pulled over by police for speeding at 1:50 a.m. CT, and while he was being followed by a Dallas police car, he crashed into a squad car ahead of him that was being used to redirect traffic in a construction area, according to the police report, as reported by the Dallas Morning News. The police car following Hooker collided with another unoccupied police car at the construction site and two officers were hospitalized, one with a broken arm.
Hooker, whose brother was a passenger, refused a blood alcohol level test, triggering a misdemeanor driving-while-intoxicated charge. Hooker was also charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of a handgun. He posted bond on both charges.
"We're checking the facts, but Maurice has his attorney in Dallas trying to sort through the police paperwork to see exactly what happened," Dino Duva of Roc Nation Sports, which promotes Hooker, told ESPN on Thursday. "I don't want to say too much but Maurice disputes whether he was even intoxicated. They are still doing an investigation and he did a blood test."
As for the gun charge, Duva said Hooker has a license to carry the legal weapon but that once he refused the blood alcohol test and was charged it "nullifies the gun license until you are convicted or not."
On June 9, Hooker (24-0-3, 16 KOs) won a split decision over former lightweight world titlist Terry Flanagan (33-1, 13 KOs) to gain a vacant 140-pound world title in Flanagan's hometown of Manchester, England.
Hooker, who turned down an invitation to compete in the eight-man World Boxing Super Series tournament which begins in the fall, is next due to face Alex Saucedo in a mandatory title defense, which Duva has been negotiating with Saucedo promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Duva and Arum are working on a deal for the fight to headline a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card this fall in the Dallas area, because one of the stipulations that Top Rank agreed to was not to place the fight in Saucedo's home state of Oklahoma.
"Maurice is completely ready, willing and able to do the Saucedo fight," Duva said. "Bob and I have exchanged paperwork on the contracts but we're not there yet."
Duva and Arum are hoping to make a two-fight deal under which Hooker would fight Saucedo (28-0, 18 KOs), 24, of Oklahoma City, this fall, and if Hooker wins he would get a chance to face Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) in a title-unification fight in early 2019. Ramirez first will make his first title defense against Antonio Orozco on Sept. 14 and would have to retain his title.
Thursday, July 12th, 2018Man arrested for DUI says he wasn’t drinking while driving, just at ‘stop signs’
VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida had a creative, if ineffective defense.
During the June 27 arrest, 69-year-old Earle Stevens told officers he hadn’t been drinking and driving – he’d only been drinking at “stop signs,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Treasure Coast News.
Police received a 911 call after a McDonald’s drive-thru customer in Vero Beach complained of a driver behind her repeatedly bumping her car.
Indian River County sheriff’s deputies found Stevens still behind the wheel, an open bottle of booze stuffed in a paper bag on the seat next to him, according to the affidavit.
Deputies said Stevens smelled of alcohol and told them he was feeling “pretty good.”
Stevens, who said he has never had a Florida driver’s license, allegedly told deputies that he’d only sip Jim Beam at “stop signs.”
According to the affidavit, “He further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals.”
Stevens, who told officers he’d also been busted twice for driving under the influence in Missouri, according to the paper, was booked on charges of DUI and driving without a license.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018Fired prosecutor accused of groping, DUI after conference
A Snohomish County deputy prosecutor – fired last week after he was charged with a drunk driving violation – is now under a criminal investigation for groping a female co-worker.
Snohomish County's elected prosecutor, Mark Roe, confirmed that a Chelan County detective interviewed a female deputy prosecutor yesterday who said longtime deputy prosecutor Chris Dickinson grabbed her breasts during a legal conference in Chelan last month.
“I feel terrible about it. It’s been probably my worst week as prosecutor,” said County Prosecutor Mark Roe. Roe fired Dickinson last week after Dickinson was arrested for driving under the influence hours after the conference at Campbell’s Resort had ended.
The drunken driving arrest and the groping episode are not the only fallout from the conference.
Roe also reviewed two photographs taken by another deputy prosecutor that show Dickinson and his topless girlfriend at a hotel room gathering of deputy prosecutors hours before Dickinson’s DUI arrest.
“I don’t know how she came to be exposed in that fashion on the top half of her body,” Roe said.
But Dickinson’s girlfriend, an employee at Snohomish County Juvenile court, appeared to be drunk and unconscious, Roe said.
Roe said another deputy prosecutor in the room snapped two photos of the couple in order to document their conduct.
“A young DPA took the photo because he was appalled by the actions of Dickinson and thought it should be documented in some fashion so that he could be held accountable for that,” Roe said.
Roe said the picture of the unconscious woman should not have been taken, and he’s disappointed that some of the senior employees in the room did not act more quickly to address Dickinson’s conduct.
The young prosecutor who took the photo was “reprimanded," according to Roe.
The Snohomish County prosecutor said the Chelan continuing education legal conference has been an annual event for more than 40 years, and the most serious problem previously had been the occasional “hangover.”
Roe said he’s “disappointed” in the conduct of some of his employees, and believes it’s possible that Dickinson – the ex-prosecutor – could face more than just a DUI charge when Chelan County Sheriff’s complete their investigation.
“I spent 12 years in our special assault unit. I don’t know any way to describe that. If that took place, that’s a sexual assault in my mind,” Roe said of the hotel room groping incident.
KING 5 could not reach Dickinson for a comment. His girlfriend and the Snohomish County deputy prosecutor who Dickinson is accused of groping did not respond to messages seeking comment.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018Driver 'unwilling to abide by court orders' gets 2 years in jail
PITTSFIELD — A city man convicted by a jury for driving with a license suspended for drunken-driving offenses was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail.
The same jury on Tuesday acquitted Carlton W. Moore III, 48, of a fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol from the same Oct. 21, 2017, traffic stop.
Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Jeffrey Clarke recommended the maximum sentence of 2 1/2 years in jail.
Moore's attorney, Nathaniel Green, countered with a suggestion of sentencing his client to the 250 days of time served in custody awaiting trial.
In explaining his recommendation, Clarke noted that Moore has a conviction of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended for OUI, from an October 2015 traffic stop that resulted in a sentence of up to 18 months.
Almost two years after that stop, Moore, who was out of jail, was stopped and charged again for the OUI and operating after suspension charges for which he went to trial this year.
Clarke said the state's concern is that Moore will continue to drive and put the public at risk in defiance of court restrictions.
"(Moore) seems unwilling to abide by court orders," Clarke said, adding that the fact his license is suspended for life has not stopped him from getting behind the wheel.
Green used the fact his client is a level two registered sex offender to demonstrate he can adhere to court orders. Green noted that Moore has been in compliance and has kept his registration current.
During the 250 days Moore has been in custody, Green said, he has availed himself of counseling, including the state's Substance Abuse Treatment Opportunity (STOP) program.
"(Moore) has not been idle while he's been at the House of Corrections," Green said.
"He has people who believe in him," Green said.
Green said the state's sentencing guidelines on the operating after suspension charge call for a sentence of up to nine months, putting his 250-day recommendation toward the higher end of that range.
But Berkshire Superior Court Judge John Agostini imposed the two-year sentence amid concerns that Moore's apparent alcohol problem, combined with a pattern of poor judgment, present a danger to the public.
Agostini went on to note that Moore likely will be released after about a year, which will leave another year in jail hanging over his head while on probation. The judge said that might act as a deterrent against violating his release conditions, driving or committing a new offense.
"I think he needs that and I think the community needs that," Agostini said.
Green filed a motion for a hearing to have Moore's sentence stayed, while he considers filing an appeal.
Moore will be held without bail pending that hearing, expected this month.
Monday, July 9th, 2018Retired City chief drove drunk
PLATTSBURGH — Former Plattsburgh City Police Chief Desmond Racicot was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated.
According to the State Police blotter, Racicot, 48, was pulled over at 2:26 a.m. on Trafalgar Lane in the City of Plattsburgh.
He was charged with two misdemeanors — driving while intoxicated first offense and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 of 1 percent or higher.
And State Police gave him two infractions — unsafe turn, failure to signal; and operating a motor vehicle without inspection.
Racicot was given an appearance ticket.
He did not reply to phone and text messages asking for comment.
Racicot could be sentenced to a year in jail; $500 to $1,000 fine plus surcharge; an ignition interlock device on his car; six-month revocation of his driver’s license and, at the court’s discretion, participation in a STOP DWI Victims Impact Panel.
With 14 years under his belt, Racicot was one of the longest serving chiefs to ever head the City Police Department.
He was employed there for a total 27 years, with a salary of $118,652 at the time of his retirement.
Racicot gave up the job in January 2017 to take a position with Cisco Systems, an international security conglomerate headquartered in California.
He told the Press-Republican then that he looked forward to the opportunity to work from home and also travel some for that job.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Clinton County and statewide are in the midst of a crackdown on impaired driving, an effort launched every year around the Fourth of July holiday to make the roads safer.
Crawford County corrections officer charged with OVI, menacing
WBNS-10TV Columbus8 hours ago
A Crawford County corrections officer was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, aggravated menacing and having weapons under disability, according to court documents.
Man facing OVI charge after police find him asleep and drooling in fast food drive-thru
The Hamilton Journal News4 days ago
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Woman charged with vehicular homicide, OVI after killing Lorain motorcyclist
19 Action News Cleveland6 hours ago
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OVI checkpoint, more patrols tonight in Union Township
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford2 days ago
Drivers could encounter an OVI checkpoint in Clermont County Friday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Union Township Police Department and the Clermont County ...
Drunk driver strikes police car: University Heights Police Blotter
The Cleveland Plain Dealer4 days ago
OVI, Washington Boulevard: At 1:40 a.m. July 6, police came across a car stopped in the middle of Washington Boulevard, near Raymont Boulevard, its driver asleep at the wheel. The driver ...
Woman arrested for drunk driving has three children in her car: Beachwood police blotter
The Cleveland Plain Dealer5 days ago
OVI, Cedar Road: At 12:20 a.m. July 5, police stopped a car that was being driven erratically. It was subsequently discovered that the driver, a Cleveland woman, 30, was intoxicated.
Woman, slumped over wheel in grocery store lot, arrested for OVI: Solon police blotter
The Cleveland Plain Dealer3 days ago
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Results from Austintown OVI checkpoint on Friday
WFMJ Youngstown6 days ago
The Mahoning County OVI Task Force conducted a checkpoint on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown Friday night. The checkpoint was from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Officers say 667 vehicles passed ...
Driver cited for speeding and OVI: Hinckley Police Blotter
The Cleveland Plain Dealer6 days ago
The driver was found to be impaired, registering a .222 - nearly three times the legal limit for intoxication - on a Breathalyzer test. Theft, Stony Hill Drive: Police reported the theft of a dump truck at 8:49 a.m. June 25.
Columbiana county municipal
The East Liverpool Review5 days ago
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Man under the influence who caused 6-car pile-up that killed 6-year-old girl sentenced
News Channel 5 Cleveland4 days ago
Donald Buchs was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault and OVI in June 2017. Police say Buchs was under the influence of marijuana ...
Rittman man gets OVI twice in the same weekend
News Channel 5 Cleveland6 days ago
A Rittman man didn't learn his lesson the first time after he got pulled over twice in the same weekend for driving under the influence. On Friday, an officer attempted to pull over Birchie ...
DGB Grab Bag: Boston's Self Own, Summer of Ovi Rages On, and No Sign and Trades
Vice2 days ago
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ACC contender T.J. Oshie sounds off on his knuckle-puck swing and whether or not Ovi is still alive - Golf Digest
GolfDigest.com2 days ago
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After being assaulted, woman is arrested for taunting woman who assaulted her: South Euclid Police Blotter
The Cleveland Plain Dealer4 days ago
A Cleveland Heights woman, 28, was arrested for OVI and possession of marijuana after she was found asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle near South Belvoir Boulevard June 30.
Vermilion man gets 11 years for 2017 crash that caused death of 6-year-old
The Morning Journal4 days ago
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Patrol charges Ashland County man with 7th OVI offense
Mansfield News Journal6 days ago
The Ohio Highway Patrol has charged an Ashland man with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol in his seventh lifetime offense.
Arrest warrant filed for one-time political aide to council members - Cincinnati Business Courier
The Business Journals3 days ago
The two 2017 incidents are not the first time the political consultant has faced OVI charges.
New inmates at the Huron County Jail, June 27 to 28, 2018
Norwalk Reflector6 hours ago
Here are pictures and information from the Huron County Jail regarding new inmates for June 27, 2018: Carl M. Black III, 47, of 230 Whittlesey Ave. — Possession of
A Stoughton man was arrested on tentative charges of possession of heroin and fifth-offense OWI after being found unresponsive in a vehicle Saturday night, the Dane County Sheriff's Office ...
OWI crash victim's mother angry DA didn't inform her of overturned conviction
The Capital Times5 days ago
Earlier this month, Payton-Gregory was shocked to hear that the conviction of Dartavian Watson, the man sentenced in the OWI crash that killed her son, was overturned due to what was ...
Deputies arrest man accused of 6th OWI, wrong-way driver, woman accused of battery to deputies
FOX 6 Milwaukee5 days ago
Additionally, Milwaukee County sheriff’s officials say a woman was arrested for battery to officers. According to the sheriff’s office, around 4 p.m. on Sunday, a deputy conducting speed saturation ...
Man arrested for 6th OWI after leaving Brewers game
CBS 58 Milwaukee5 days ago
A Madison man has been arrested for an OWI after allegedly speeding in a construction zone. Deputies were conducting a freeway speed saturation in the Zoo Interchange when they stopped ...
Dousman woman arrested for OWI, allegedly kicked two deputies in the face
CBS 58 Milwaukee5 days ago
The woman blew a .21 and was arrested for OWI. During her arrest, she allegedly became combative and was kicking deputies as she was placed in the squad car.
Merrill man accused of 4th OWI
WSAU Wausau6 days ago
MERRILL, WI (WSAU) -- A Merrill man has been accused of his fourth OWI following a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon. The State Patrol says 52-year-old Chris Jahnke was stopped in Lincoln ...
Marshfield man sentenced for 5th OWI
WSAU Wausau5 days ago
A Marshfield man found guilty of his 5th OWI will spend one year in jail, five years of probation, and pay a $3,200 fine following his sentencing on Friday. David Stephens was arrested ...
Chicago man arrested for OWI in Milwaukee after traveling the wrong way on I-94
CBS 58 Milwaukee5 days ago
A wrong-way driver has been arrested for an OWI. A squad was dispatched to a vehicle stopped in the left traffic lane on the westbound I-94 off-ramp to Hwy 100. Dispatch advised the deputy ...
West Bend Police arrest man for 4th OWI, reportedly had 8-year-old in the car
CBS 58 Milwaukee5 days ago
WEST BEND, Wis. (CBS 58) – A man is arrested for his fourth OWI after police he was driving impaired with an 8-year-old in the car. West Bend Police say around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, July 6 they got
Lawrence Police officer involved in overnight crash
WTHR Indianapolis3 days ago
A Lawrence Police officer suffered minor injuries when a driver in a Chevy Tahoe crashed into his squad car overnight.
Man with two prior OWI convictions arrested in hit-and-run that left woman critical
WRTV Indianapolis6 days ago
An Indianapolis man with two prior OWI convictions was arrested Sunday on charges he fled the scene of a crash that left a woman in critical condition. IMPD officers were called to the ...
Body released in Dunn County stabbing case
Leader-Telegram3 days ago
The body of a stabbing victim in Dunn County is being released this week to his family more than three months after the incident took his life. Dunn County authorities on March 23 found the ...
Valparaiso woman arrested after not paying bar tab, throwing bottle of whiskey
The Times of Northwest Indiana23 hours ago
A Valparaiso woman is facing charges of disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement after she allegedly was unable to pay her tab at a bar here early Friday
Lake sheriff's police arrest 2 after pursuit; multiple agencies examine possible links to thefts from vehicles
The Times of Northwest Indiana17 hours ago
Police are investigating whether two teenagers arrested last weekend after a high-speed chase into Chicago might be responsible for a rash of vehicle thefts and thefts from
Sheriff's office: Stoughton man arrested for heroin possession, 5th offense OWI
The Capital Times5 days ago
Joshua Gavney, 32, was found unresponsive in a vehicle Saturday night and given two shots of Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of opiates, the Dane County Sheriff's Office
Crimestoppers for the week of July 8
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel1 day ago
Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 436-STOP (436-7867) or 1-800-237-7867. All sources of information are kept confidential. Crime Stoppers pays as much as $1
See who was arrested in Lafayette
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser23 hours ago
These people were arrested in Lafayette Parish Thursday, July 12, 2018.
65 firefighters respond to fire in Lake Delton that had potential to cause explosion
WISC-TV Madison4 days ago
More than 65 firefighters responded to a log furniture company in Lake Delton after a fire triggered concerns of a potential explosion.
Ex-town of Madison man gets 8 years prison for 2015 shooting of girlfriend
The Capital Times1 day ago
A former town of Madison man who shot and severely injured his girlfriend during an argument in 2015 was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison. Arnold C. Thompson, 37, was originally charged ...
2 arrested after Portage police respond to call of shots fired in residential neighborhood
The Times of Northwest Indiana6 days ago
Police arrested at least two people after responding Sunday afternoon to an area near Central Avenue and Dombey Road for a report of gunfire.