January 7th thru January 13th in the year Two Thousand and Eighteen
Sunday January 13th, 2019Meghan Markle’s half-brother arrested for drunken driving in Oregon
Meghan Markle’s Oregon relations are in the news again. This time, it’s her older half brother, Thomas Markle, Jr., who was arrested Friday for driving under the influence of intoxicants in Josephine County.
Oregon State Police stopped the Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’s brother at 1:33 a.m. early Friday morning.
According to the police report, Markle Jr., 52, who shares a father with the Duchess, “was visibly intoxicated and further impairment was observed” during the traffic stop.
Markle Jr.’s vehicle was towed and he was taken to detox, where he was tested and found to have a blood alcohol level of .11 percent.
This isn’t Markle Jr.’s first brush with the law. Last January, he was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon and menacing stemming from an incident where put a gun to his girlfriend’s head.
Charges were later dropped when the Josephine County District Attorney's Office was “unable to locate essential victim.”
Duchess Markle is not close to her Oregon family. Before her wedding to the former Prince Harry, now His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, her brother publicly tried to get the prince to cancel the nuptials, calling his sister a “jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage.”
Saturday, January 12th, 2019Wayne Rooney could have glitzy FA bash cancelled after arrest shame
The Football Association may can the planned gala dinner to celebrate the career of England great Wayne Rooney .
They are weighing-up pulling the plug in the wake of his arrest in Washington, the Sun claim.
England's all-time top scorer was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority for public intoxication and swearing on December 16, 2018.
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He had just flown back from Saudi Arabia, a country where alcohol is banned.
Rooney was adjudged to have committed a class four misdemeanour before being released without bail.
The 33-year-old may have put lucrative sponsorship deals and even his marriage at risk with his latest boozy transgression, experts warned last night.
Rooney was given a controversial farewell at Wembley against the USA in November.
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The FA also vowed to put on a special bash to celebrate his career this year but that is now under real threat.
According to reports, FA chiefs will hold talks with Rooney’s team this week before deciding what to do.
They are said to be angry that at the star's latest off-field
A spokesman for Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said: "He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on December 16, 2018, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA).
"He was later released on a personal recognizance bond."
Friday, January 11th, 2018Matt Roloff’s Horror: Girlfriend’s Ex-Husband Once Charged With 2 DUIs & Assault
Little People, Big World star Matt Roloff Opens a New Window. may need to watch his back.
According to Oregon state court records exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com, the former husband of Matt’s girlfriend Opens a New Window. has a dangerous past that could come back to haunt them.
Washington County documents reveal that Caryn Chandler Opens a New Window. ‘s ex, Joseph Chandler, was arrested twice for driving while under the influence and once for assault Opens a New Window. .
In his most recent arrest on January 31, 2018, Joseph “did unlawfully drive a vehicle upon a highway or premises open to the public while under the influence of intoxicants, to wit: alcohol.”
As a result, Joseph, 51, was sentenced to 45 days in jail, his license was revoked for a year, and he was sentenced to two years probation.
Joseph was also required to pay $1,855 in fees and was instructed to complete a “Victim Impact Panel” that was held on September 27, 2018.
Five years earlier on December 31, 2013, Joseph was arrested again for driving with a suspended license Opens a New Window. . He pled guilty to the charges and was placed in the “Washington County Community Corrections/State of Oregon Corrections Department for a period of three (3) years.”
His suspended license during that time period stemmed from a 2009 incident. Joseph was arrested for the first time for driving while under the influence and causing injury to several people with his vehicle.
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On November 8, 2009, Joseph was charged with eight counts including, “assault in the third degree,” “failure to perform duties of driver — felony (involving serious physical Opens a New Window. injury), “driving under the influence of of intoxicants (liquor, alcohol, and a controlled substance,” and “assault in the fourth degree.”
“The defendant.. did unlawfully and recklessly cause serious physical injury to [victim] by means of a motor vehicle, dangerous weapon,” the court papers read.
In addition, Joseph was charged with four counts of “unlawfully and recklessly engaging in conduct which created substantial risk of physical injury” to four additional individuals.
Jospeh pled guilty and a settlement of an undisclosed amount was reached. He was ordered to 80 hours of community service Opens a New Window. .
Caryn isn’t new to dealing with a loved one having issues with drugs and alcohol.
As Radar previously reported, Caryn and Joseph’s son, Connor, 20, struggled with addiction for years. Connor revealed back in August 2018 that he was finally sober after going through a drug nightmare.
“My name is Connor. And this is my story about how addiction almost took my life,” Connor wrote in a Facebook post. “I was 13 years old when I was first introduced to a drug called Xanax. Biggest mistake of my life was choosing to try it. Cause after that, i tried it again. Then again. And again. And again. I realized at the age of 15 i had a drug problem which i was at that point taking about 4 to 5 Xanax pills a day. It made forget, not feel, not care, not friendly, not me. Almost killed me, almost killed my relationship with my family, almost destroyed my entire life.”
Thursday, January 10th, 2019Study: Michigan medical marijuana users are driving while high
More than half of the medical marijuana users in Michigan have driven under the influence of the drug, creating a potential for car crashes, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
The study, which surveyed 790 of the state's medical marijuana patients, revealed that:
56 percent reported driving within two hours of using marijuana.
51 percent aid they drove while a "little high."
21 percent reported driving while "very high."
The findings were published Wednesday in the "Drug & Alcohol Dependence" journal.
About 270,000 people in Michigan are registered medical marijuana users.
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About 270,000 people in Michigan are registered medical marijuana users. Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press (Photo: Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press)
"When you are intoxicated with marijuana or you have marijuana actively in your system it can affect things like your coordination and your reaction time," said the study's lead author Erin Bonar, an assistant professor of psychiatry. "We know it can take several hours for its effects to wear off."
She added: “There is a low perceived risk about driving after using marijuana, but we want people to know that they should ideally wait several hours to operate a vehicle after using cannabis, regardless of whether it is for medical use or not,” Bonar said. “The safest strategy is to not drive at all on the day you used marijuana.”
Erin Bonar , University of Michigan psychology professor and lead author of a new study on medical marijuana users.
Erin Bonar , University of Michigan psychology professor and lead author of a new study on medical marijuana users. (Photo: Daryl Marshke, UM Photography,D.Marshke)
About 270,000 people in Michigan have permission to use medical marijuana. Only California has more medical marijuana users, roughly 916,000, according to statistics.
And now that recreational use of marijuana has been approved by the state's voters, the potential for high drivers and any dangers they may pose is greater.
“We believe more research is needed to inform a larger public education effort that will help individuals understand the risks for themselves, and others, of driving while under the influence of cannabis,” Bonar said. “It is especially needed during this time of rapid policy change as many states are determining how to manage marijuana legalization. We also need clearer guidelines about marijuana dosing and side effects with an understanding of how individual differences in things like sex and body weight interact as well.”
In its study, the U-M team surveyed Michigan adults who were seeking medical marijuana certification for chronic pain in 2014 and 2015. The researchers asked about respondents’ driving habits for the past six months.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019Katie Price pleads 'not guilty' to drink-driving
Katie Price has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to drink-driving. The former glamour model, 40, has denied crashing her pink Range Rover into a bush while under the influence of alcohol.
Appearing before Magistrates at Bromley Court on Monday January 7, Price entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to a charge of drink-driving whilst twice over the legal limit.
She was arrested in the early hours of October 10, after allegedly crashing her car into a bush in South London after attending her ex-boyfriend’s Kris Boyson’s birthday party.
The magistrates were told Price was ‘behind the wheel in charge of the vehicle’ but it is still unknown whether there were any passengers in the vehicle.
The court was told she was breathalysed and found to have 69 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, which is just under twice over the legal limit of 35mg per 100ml.
The judge, District Judge Nigel Dean, said the outcome of her not guilty plea could be: “the statutory defence, that there was no likelihood of driving while the level of alcohol exceeded the prescribed limit.”
The judge continued by stating that there is CCTV footage of the incident: “There’s CCTV from the block of flats that the gentleman lives in. He woke up and went to look out his window, he saw his car.
“He went down that day and inspected his car and found pink paint on his black car. He concluded an accident of some kind occurred. CCTV appeared to show a pink Range Rover in the vicinity of his car.
“The Crown are presumably going to say Miss Price was intending to drive. There’s one accident is there a second accident?”
Prosecutor Kate Seal replied: “Yes the vehicle is off the road. When police come across the vehicle it’s off the road.”
Price was denied anonymity of her address.
“I think the public and members of the press are entitled to know the address of the defendant. All defendants are treated equally,” Judge Dean said.
Price will now face a trial. If found guilty, she will likely be fined and face a driving ban.
Her next appearance at Bexley Magistrates Court is on February 25.
Katie Price has had a turbulent few years to say the least. The mum-of-five narrowly avoided declaring bankruptcy at the end of 2018 and was supposedly in rehab for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) treatment at the time of her October 10 arrest.
Price also split from her third husband, Kieran Hayler, last year, and it was revealed that only one of her five children, Harvey Price, lives with her full-time.
Her children Junior and Princess live with her ex-husband Peter Andre, while Jett and Bunny live with her estranged husband Hayler.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019Nurse, Correctional Institution officer arrested in separate DUI crashes
Two women were arrested in separate incidents Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence.
Two women were arrested in separate incidents Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence.
A Central Florida Healthcare nurse was arrested around 1:20 a.m. Saturday after crashing her car at U.S. 60 and Breen Road in Lake Wales.
According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office release, 41-year-old Elizabeth Procick was arrested after failing a field sobriety test; she was charged with DUI and property damage.
Deputies responding to the crash said they found Procick climbing out of an opening in the windshield as her car was in the center median in the roadway. When they started talking to Procick, her speech was slow and she slurred her words, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Meanwhile, a few hours later in Lakeland, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Sumter Correctional Institution officer for DUI.
According to reports, 30-year-old Katie Stewart was heading south on County Line Road when she crashed near Amberjack Boulevard around 3:43 a.m.
Monday, January 7th, 2019Accused of DUI, Mercedes driver flees scene of accident after victim wants to involve police
A man’s new year unfortunately began with a literal bang in the wee hours of yesterday morning. Facebook user Jared Koh shared how his car was knocked into from the rear by a Mercedes sedan just hours into 2019.
According to Koh, the collision caused him to slam a cab right in front of him, which resulted in an injured taxi passenger who was conveyed to hospital for treatment. What made it worse was how the Mercedes driver apparently panicked when Koh decided to get the cops involved and drove off. But not before getting confronted when the driver, who had three other passengers in the car with him, had to stop at a red light. Watch below as the Mercedes driver casually waved off the suggestion that he should stick around.
Koh accused the man of being a drunk driver, claiming that he smelled of alcohol and didn’t have a “steady gait” while walking. But at least the Mercedes driver did pass him his personal particulars, so Koh is free to lodge a police report. And he should, considering that he claims that he and his wife were injured from the crash.
Netizens pointed out that the Mercedes driver saved himself from bigger trouble if he waited around for the cops — now there’s no way for Koh or the police to prove that he was drunk when the accident happened. The matter now lies with the police, who’ve taken the Mercedes car’s license plate that was dropped and left behind at the scene.