BENGALURU: In its biggest ever crackdown against drunk driving, city traffic police booked 1,169 cases against inebriated drivers in three hours flat on Saturday. The drive began at 11pm and went on till 2am. This is the highest number of drunk driving cases booked in a single night. On December 31, 2018, 667 cases had been booked, while on December 31, 2017, over 400 cases were booked.
While checks are usually conducted at over 100 to 150 checkpoints in the city, on Saturday night, checks were conducted at 196 checkpoints. On Ballari Road alone, more than 90 cases were registered, said traffic police. They pointed out that special drives against drink driving are conducted across all 44 traffic police station limits on every Saturday.
The drive was, however, “intensified” on July 27 by deploying more policemen on the road, said a senior traffic police official. The maximum number of cases were booked in the west zone (519), followed by east (400).
Additional commissioner of police (traffic) P Harishekaran, who personally supervised the drive on the roads, said over 3,000 traffic police personnel, including four inspectors, seven ACPs and DCPs from every division, were deployed across important junctions and on the outskirts.
In addition to drink driving, we also carried out checks on all autorickshaws and cases were also booked against 63 autos without display cards.
The ACP pointed out that such intensified, massive drink driving checks will continue to be organised in the city on a fortnightly basis. “The primary objective of the drive was preventing fatal accidents, while this will also have a collaborative impact on preventing crime in the city,” he added.
GARRETT COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with operating a vessel while under the influence on Deep Creek Lake on July 5.
Maryland Natural Resources Police stopped Patrick Doran of Venetia, Pa. at about 10 p.m. for improper navigation lights in the area of Glendale Bridge. The officer suspected Doran was under the influence and gave him a field sobriety test, which he failed.
Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith was arrested in Dublin, OH for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in February 2013, Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade reports. Smith also refused to take a breathalyzer test after being asked to exit his vehicle per Rowland.
The news of the arrest comes just three weeks after Smith was fired from Ohio State due to domestic violence allegations.
The charges against Smith were reduced in April, with his operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge amended and his speeding charge dismissed. According to college football reporter Brett McMurphy, the judge in Smith’s case was an Ohio State graduate as well as a member of The Ohio State University President’s Club.
Smith’s actions in 2013 could have resulted in the termination of his contract. Per Rowland, Smith’s contract with the Buckeyes read that he could be fired for cause due to the “Use or consumption by Coach of alcoholic beverages, drugs, controlled substances, steroids or other chemicals as to impair his ability to perform his duties hereunder; or failure by Coach to fully cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of any drug testing program established by Ohio State for student-athletes, as determined by Ohio State.”
The OVI arrest marked one of Smith’s numerous legal issues dating back to 2009. Smith was arrested for aggravated battery of his then-pregnant wife Courtney Smith in 2009, and later was accused of domestic violence in 2015.
A Thibodaux man has been arrested for his fourth DWI after a late night lawn mower stroll, police say.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue said Paul Hebert, 36, was arrested Tuesday night.
According to the report, police responded to a report of a person driving a lawnmower on St. Mary Highway near Ridgefield Road.
Officers located Hebert who was crossing the intersection on a tractor-style Craftsman riding lawnmower.
A traffic stop was immediately conducted, at which time Hebert showed signs of alcohol impairment, according to the report.
Hebert refused to cooperate with Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and later refused to submit to a breathe test.
During the testing process, Hebert became physically and verbally irate with officers, while making death and retaliation threats toward the officers.
Hebert also threatened the officers’ jobs, according to police.
Officers then obtained a search warrant for Hebert’s blood to be drawn at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, but Hebert was denied any medical treatment at L.P.C.C., due to his continued erratic behavior.
The search warrant was later executed at an area hospital, where he had to be physically restrained by police after threatening hospital staff.
A sample of blood was taken from Hebert and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, pending results.
Hebert was booked on charges of DWI – 4th and subsequent offenses (felony) and public intimidation threats (felony).