February 13th-February 19th in the year Two Thousand and Seventeen
Sunday, February 19th, 2017Woman accused in Tim Hortons incident faces drug charges
A Centerville woman awaiting trial on charges she played a role in stealing money from Tim Hortons in November was back in court facing drug-related charges.
Megan Leigh Rice, 24, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Sam Pendolino on charges of a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of use and/or possession of drug paraphernalia.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017Police say man on narcotics crashed into church during early morning
LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) -
A 47-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving after police say he crashed his vehicle into the front doors of a Lafayette church.
According to the Lafayette Police Department, the incident happened at roughly 7 a.m. Monday morning.
The driver, Christopher Guillot, allegedly struck the Fatima Church on Johnston Street.
No one was injured.
Guillot was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and aggravated criminal damage to property. They believe he was under the influence of narcotics.
Friday, February 17th, 2017Nevada transportation officer with DUI history arrested on heroin charge
A state law officer who had multiple DUI arrests and fled the scene of his
crashed state vehicle last month is facing new charges of drunken driving and
buying heroin for himself and his mother.
Tri-NET Narcotics Task Force officers arrested Nevada Transportation
Authority supervisor Robert Reasoner, 36, in Carson City about 3 p.m.
Wednesday after he allegedly set up the purchase of three grams of heroin.
At about 3:10 p.m., Reasoner and his mother, who has not been charged, left
her Carson City house, driving to meet the confidential informant at a fast
food restaurant. When Reasoner left the vehicle to go into the restaurant,
officers arrested him.
Police suspected he was impaired and he had a half bottle of vodka. Police
arrested him again for driving under the influence.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017Rockland school board member charged with DUI, lewd behavior
A local school committee member has been charged with drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in property damage and urinating on the side of the road.
Mark S. Norris was arraigned Monday in Hingham District Court and released without bail.
A police report on file in court said Norris was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Friday on Reservoir Park Drive.
Norris, 54, faces eight charges, including drunken driving, three counts of leaving the scene of accidents after property damage, and one charge each for disorderly conducts, resisting arrest, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and lewd, wanton and lascivious behavior, for being seen urinating on the side of the road.
Norris was driving when his Mercedes hit a Ford van and two other vehicles on Hingham Street and Commerce Drive, and that he continued driving after each collision, the police report said.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017Hickenlooper tells California lawmakers to watch out for stoned drivers
SACRAMENTO, California — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told California
state senators Tuesday to set standards for
driving under the influence of cannabis as soon as possible to avoid
repeating mistakes his state made when it legalized recreational pot.
California faces challenges determining how to enforce laws prohibiting
driving under the influence of marijuana, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said.
“There is no real quantifiable, definitive impairment level as there is with
our alcohol,” Hill said. “That’s been the criticism or the challenge that
we’ve been faced with here in terms of defining what impairment would be.”
Colorado struggled to quickly pass laws to regulate impaired driving for that
reason, Hickenlooper said. He recommended California lawmakers start to
address that issue quickly because it will likely take time to resolve.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017Driver charged with DUI after her van slams into school bus, forcing it to overturn on Illinois highway:
The female driver of a van was charged Friday with driving under the influence after the vehicle slammed into a school bus carrying a high school basketball team and cheerleaders on a highway in central Illinois, causing the bus to lose control, go barreling across the highway, and flip on its side, officials said.
And the entire dramatic incident was captured by a surveillance camera situated at a nearby gas station.
There were no life-threatening injuries among the school bus' 35 passengers, which included two coaches and one cheerleading sponsor, according to Mike Wilson, the athletic director of Teutopolis High School, located in the central Illinois village of Teutopolis.
Monday, February 13th, 2017Boucher gets 32 years in prison for killing 2 in Packerland drunk driving crash
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A Green Bay man was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison for killing a couple, Jim and Wendy Rush, in a drunk driving crash nearly one year ago.
A Brown County judge gave Daniel Boucher an additional 30 years of extended supervision once he gets out of prison, after an emotional day in court for both the Boucher and Rush families.
Boucher, who’s now 28, was driving under the influence on Feb. 19, 2016, when he ran a stop sign and crashed into a vehicle on Packerland Drive.
Police said the Rushes, who were returning home from dinner, were blindsided by the crash and killed on impact.