August 28th thru September 2nd in the year Two Thousand and Eighteen
Sunday September 2nd, 2018Man passed out behind wheel in Domtar parking lot charged with 9th OWI
ROTHSCHILD - A Wausau man is facing his ninth operation while intoxicated charge after police found him passed out behind the steering wheel of the parked vehicle in the Domtar employee parking lot Wednesday night.
According to a Marathon County criminal complaint, police were called about a Silverado truck swerving all over the road near Rothschild. An officer observed a Silverado truck turn into a Domtar employee parking lot at about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. While checking the lot, the officer found the truck and saw a man with his head down on the steering wheel, according to the complaint.
The officer saw the keys in the ignition of the truck, according to the complaint. The officer knocked on the window and the man, Cole Knapp, 33, talked with him, according to the complaint; Knapp's speech was slurred and he said he didn't know how he got there. The officer saw a Budweiser opened and sitting in the middle console cupholder, according to the complaint.
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The officer asked Knapp whether he was drinking and he responded "yep," according to the complaint; the officer also asked how many beers Knapp had and he said "enough."
Knapp has eight prior drunken driving arrests starting in 2002, the most recent before Wednesday being in 2013, according to documents.
Knapp initially refused a breathalyzer and a blood draw, but when taken to Aspirus Hospital he consented to a breathalyzer, which registered a 0.15 percent blood-alcohol content, according to the complaint.
Knapp is being held on a $25,000 cash bond. Knapp is charged with operating while intoxicated (7th or higher) and operating with prohibited alcohol content (7th or higher).
If found guilty, Knapp faces over 12 years in prison and a $25,000 fine for each charge.
Saturday, September 1st, 2018Macomb County judge arraigned on charges in hit-and-run crash
A Macomb County judge was arraigned Monday on two misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from a hit-and-run car crash last fall in Roseville.
Roseville District Court Judge Catherine Steenland, 51, is charged with one count each of failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident, a one-year misdemeanor, and failure to report an accident, a 90-day misdemeanor, according to a news release from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
Steenland was arraigned in 72nd District Court in Marine City in front of Judge Michael Hulewicz, according to Worthy's office, which took over the case after the Macomb Prosecutor's Office recused itself. Steenland is scheduled to next appear in court on Sept. 28. Information on her bond amount was not immediately available.
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State police say Steenland was the driver of a 2016 Dodge Charger that struck another vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Gratiot near McKinnon in Roseville and then left the scene.
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The other driver followed the Charger to a house in Roseville where a woman got out and went into the house. When police arrived at the residence, no one would answer the door, according to the reports.
Roseville police determined both the house and the damaged Charger in the driveway were owned by Steenland. The investigation was turned over to the Michigan State Police.
Steenland went on leave in July 2017 for scheduled back surgery, but was set to return to work last fall.
She has a 2008 conviction for impaired driving while she was a judge. Steenland was suspended without pay for 90 days after a 2008 case in Ogemaw County in which she pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired.
Friday August 31st, 2018Police officer arrested for DWI
Shreveport Police Officer Daniel Meyers, 29, has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in connection with a crash that occurred Aug. 25 in the 8900 block of Youree Drive.
Meyers was off-duty and was not operating a city vehicle at the time of the crash.
Meyers, a four-year veteran assigned to the uniformed services division, has been placed on paid departmental leave by Chief Alan Crump pending an internal investigation.
Thursday, August 30th, 2018Liberty county jury gives Splendora man life in prison for DWI’s
A Liberty County jury took about an hour to return a life sentence for a repeat Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offender from Splendora in the 253rd District Court of the Honorable Judge Chap Cain.
On June 5, 2015 Trooper Chris Cash made a routine traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 80 miles an hour on TX 105 west from Cleveland.
Cash immediately noticed the odor of alcohol emitting from the breath of the driver, Randy Gene Bauer, 61, of Splendora. After conducting field sobriety tests, Cash placed him under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Bauer refused to submit to a blood test, so a warrant for his blood was obtained.
After the blood draw at the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center, the vials were sent to the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Houston for testing.
Rachel Aubel, a DPS forensic scientist, ran four tests of the alcohol concentration that averaged to a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .142. The tolerance for the four tests to be considered valid is 10 percent. The legal limit in Texas is .08.
Because of prior DWI convictions, the case was elevated to a felony offense.
Trial began Aug. 20 with jury selection in Cain’s court.
The evidence concluded the next day and after closing arguments, the jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes before returning a guilty verdict.
The punishment phase began immediately with evidence that Bauer’s bond had been forfeited in this case after he failed to appear as required by Judge Cain. He also failed to maintain his alcohol monitoring device as required by his bond.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was found in San Jacinto County where he fought with deputies trying to arrest him.
District Attorney Logan Pickett presented evidence that Bauer had previously been convicted of family violence assault and three DWI convictions — one of which resulted in a trip to the penitentiary.
He also had felony Bribery and Assault on a Peace Officer convictions in that same penitentiary trip, all of which occurred in Montgomery County.
He was sentenced to four years in the penitentiary.
In 2006, shortly after his release, Bauer attempted to abduct an 11-year-old girl for illicit purposes in broad daylight at her school bus stop. That offense resulted in an 8-year prison sentence in Montgomery County District Court and yearly sex offender registration. The young girl, now 23, appeared before the Liberty County jury and recalled fighting Bauer off and preventing the abduction.
Following the presentations by both the prosecution and defense, the jury deliberated for about an hour before deciding that the maximum sentence of life was appropriate for Bauer.
Pickett said in a press release that some jurors struggled with the idea of punishing someone for DWI so harshly, but when it was coupled with the tremendous danger his criminal history showed, the jurors felt compelled to protect their community.
“For almost 30 years, Randy Bauer has placed the people of Liberty and Montgomery counties in great danger. We have been lucky that his actions have not resulted in more serious injury and the 12 jurors virtually assured we will never have to worry about Randy Bauer again.”
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018Frederick alderman arrested on drunken-driving charges early Saturday
A Frederick alderman was charged with driving while under the influence and driving while impaired early Saturday after a traffic stop, according to city police.
Derek Timothy Shackelford, 48, was driving a four-door Lexus on Rosemont Avenue near U.S. 15 at about 2:10 a.m. Saturday when a city police officer pulled him over for driving with an inoperable headlight, according to Capt. Dwight Sommers, commander of the Frederick Police Department’s Operational Services Bureau.
“During the stop the officer could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage and asked the driver to complete a standardized field sobriety test, which he did,” Sommers said. “[Shackelford] was later subsequently arrested.”
A breath test was not completed as a result of the stop, but Sommers said more information regarding the stop would likely be made available after the officer’s report was finished and reviewed.
Along with DUI and DWI, Shackelford was also charged with failure to display two lighted front lamps when required, Sommers said. The alderman was released from police custody later Saturday after he was taken to police headquarters and advised of the charges against him, Sommers said.
Shackelford declined to specifically address the charges against him when reached for comment Monday afternoon.
“Upon advice of my attorney, I have been advised not to discuss the charges or allegations while this case is pending,” Shackelford wrote in an email response to The Frederick News-Post’s questions. “I remain committed to my service to the people of the City of Frederick.”
Mayor Michael O’Connor confirmed that he was informed of the arrest by Shackelford himself later on Saturday.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018Why you should never drive after taking cold and flu medication
Shocking footage released by police has highlighted the risks associated with driving while on cold and flu medication.
Police pulled over a 64-year-old B-double truck driver on the Hume Highway in New South Wales as she was travelling to Sydney.
The footage shows the woman struggling to stay alert and requiring help from police to exit the truck before they initiate a breath analysis test.
As the woman waits for the results she needs to lean against her truck for stability and seems to doze off while standing. She also continues to sway and at one point looks like she may vomit.
Police were seen transporting the woman from the roadside, leaving her truck to be picked up at a later and safer time.
9 News spoke to Southern Highlands police Inspector John Klepzarek and pharmacist Asim Iqbal about the dangers associated with driving while affected by the drug.
'This could have resulted in tragedy or something quite serious, whilst it isn’t alcohol or illegal drugs some of these other drugs can affect you just as badly,' Inspector Klepzarek said.
Mr Iqbal said he warns all customers about the risks associated with driving while taking cold and flu medications.
'Some of those ingredients can affect your ability to drive and your ability to react to certain situations,' he said.
A Queensland University of Technology study also looked into the dangers of driving while under the influence of cold and flu medication.
'The use of drugs that affect mood, cognition and psychomotor functioning can directly or indirectly potentially impair driving ability,' the study reads.
'Many over-the-counter and prescription medications, such as some cough, cold and flu day and night formulas, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories....can potentially impair driving.'
The study states that some of these medications impair driving by causing drowsiness, slowing reaction time, affecting mental concentration, shakiness or unsteadiness and affecting coordination.
Some of the factors which cause varied reactions to the drugs include the speed of metabolism, the time and strength of the dose taken and what the drug might have mixed with which was already in the system.
'Researchers and health professionals have called for improvements to medication classification and warning systems to improve user awareness and knowledge of the effects of classes of medications on driving performance, assist appropriate medication choices and underpin legislation,' the study states.
'Australian research suggests there may be potential to improve Australian medication warning and labelling systems to meet consumer needs.
'And improve driver awareness, attitudes and compliance with medication warnings.'
Motorists have been charged with culpable driving causing grievous bodily harm in the past for driving while affected by cold and flu medication.
'If your medicine affects your driving, stop driving, not your medication the study suggests.
'Make arrangements for alternative transport while you are taking the medication.'
It's not yet known which brand of cold and flu tablets the driver had taken prior to being pulled over however people over the age of 65 are cautioned to seek advice from their doctor as they may be more at risk of side effects such as drowsiness.
For example, Codral Original Day and Night tablets have different active ingredients for the day and the night but both carry risks of drowsiness.
The day tablet's active ingredients are 500 mg paracetamol, 30 mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and 6 mg codeine phosphate while the night tablets contain contains 500 mg paracetamol, 30 mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and 1.25 mg triprolidine hydrochloride.
Pseudoephedrine is known to cause side effects ranging from fast pounding or uneven heartbeat, severe dizziness or anxiety, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.
Codeine phosphate, contained in the day tablets, also has side effects of drowsiness, making both day and night tablets a risk to take when having to drive.
Monday, August 27th, 2018Deputies arrest Bend woman accused of driving wrong way before head-on crash
BEND, Ore. – Deputies arrested a Bend woman who they say drove the wrong way on Highway 97 and crashed head-on into another driver Wednesday morning.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office first responded to 911 calls of a dark-colored sedan driving southbound in the northbound Lanes of the Bend Parkway at Pinebrook Boulevard at 4:04 a.m.
Callers said the driver continued going the wrong way as she drove onto Highway 97. She then crashed into a northbound silver Ford Escape driven by Merle Brubaker, 69, of La Pine.
Deputies arrived at the scene and found Beverly Marsden, 60, of Bend, in a dark-colored Ford Focus. Investigators determined Marsden was impaired at the time of the collision and did not realize the highway was divided.
Neither Marsden nor Brubaker were injured in the crash, deputies said. But their vehicles sustained substantial damage.
Marsden was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, recklessly endangering and fourth-degree assault. She was lodged in the Deschutes County Adult Jail.
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