Wrong-way driver faces drunk driving charge after striking construction site

BRAINTREE, MASS. (WHDH) – A wrong-way driver is facing a driving under the influence charge after police say he hit a police cruiser and contractor’s truck on Sunday morning in Braintree.

Troopers investigating the crash on Route 3 southbound just after 5 a.m. said the suspect, Christopher Fay, 24, of Abington, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to South Shore Hospital.

Fay was under the influence of alcohol when he struck the police cruiser and a Chevrolet 4500 flatbed, according to police.

The trooper was unharmed but the contractor, a 53-year-old Stoughton man, suffered minor injuries when the flatbed was struck, officials said. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for those injuries.

Fay will be arraigned on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, and negligent operation, police said. https://whdh.com/news/wrong-way-driver-faces-drunk-driving-charge-after-striking-route-3-construction-site-in-braintree/

Police identify motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

Berrien County Sheriff Department
The Berrien County Sheriff Department, Medic 1 and St. Joseph Department of Public Safety were dispatched to Lions Park Beach to rescue two Illinois sisters from Lake Michigan Sunday, July 12.

BERRIEN COUNTY, MI — Police have identified a motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash, while the driver of the other vehicle involved is in jail waiting to be arraigned on multiple charges.

Motorcyclist Thomas Hoiles, 35, of Benton Harbor was killed in the crash that happened about 9:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. An autopsy will be conducted at the Western Michigan School of Medicine in Kalamazoo on Wednesday Nov. 18, to determine his cause of death, the sheriff’s office said.

Police said a man was arrested and lodged at the Berrien County Jail on offenses including operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death and leaving the scene of crash. The man had not been arraigned as of Tuesday afternoon, court records show.

Investigators on scene found that a motorcycle driven by the victim was traveling north on Union Street and approaching the main entrance to the Briarwood Apartments when a southbound vehicle made a left turn into the apartment entrance, pulling into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle impacted the car on the passenger side and the operator of the motorcycle was ejected.

Investigation showed that the motorcyclist had a helmet on at the time of the crash, however, it was not buckled and came off in the crash.

The driver of the car then fled the scene, but police located the suspect vehicle a short time later, police said. https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/11/police-identify-motorcyclist-killed-in-hit-and-run-crash.html

Police: Impaired driver slammed into utility pole, 2 parked cars at dealership

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (WHDH) – An impaired driver slammed into a utility pole and two parked cars at a dealership in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Monday night, police said.

Emergency crews responding to a reported crash around 11 p.m. learned that a vehicle traveling southbound on the Route 1 Bypass had left the roadway before striking a utility pole and then two parked cars in a dealership parking lot, according to Portsmouth police.

The driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Shayna Derochemont, of Portsmouth, was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where police arrested her for aggravated driving while intoxicated.

She is slated to be arraigned at a later date in Rockingham Superior Court.

All three vehicles sustained heavy damage. https://whdh.com/news/police-impaired-driver-slammed-into-utility-pole-2-parked-cars-at-nh-dealership/

Estherville teen arrested on OWI charge

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ROCK RAPIDS—An 18-year-old from Estherville was arrested about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in Rock Rapids on charges of first-offense operating while under the influence and possession/purchase of alcohol under age.

The arrest of Keegan Andrew Brown stemmed from the stop of a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 for erratic driving on South 12th Avenue near the Highway 75 intersection in Rock Rapids, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Brown had bloodshot, watery eyes; slurred speech; impaired balance; and the odor of an alcoholic beverage and failed preliminary sobriety tests, according to the incident report. https://www.nwestiowa.com/news/estherville-teen-arrested-on-owi-charge/article_823a423a-22ad-11eb-8261-cba3ae9b28b0.html

Texas Woman Took Off Her Pants on Plane & Fought Flight Attendants: Cops

Sierra Nicole McClinton

GettyAn aircraft on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport.

Sierra Nicole McClinton is a 25-year-old Universal City, Texas, woman who caused a United Airlines flight to be diverted after she stripped off her pants and got into an altercation with flight attendants, according to officials. The flight was a CommutAir flight operating as United Express from Jacksonville, Florida, heading to Houston, Texas, on Thursday, according to The New York Post.

One passenger on the flight posted about the incident on Instagram, writing, “Most interesting flight of my life. The lady in handcuffs threw up on herself mid flight, took her pants off, tried to fight another passenger, then swung on the flight attendant. So we had to have an emergency landing.”https://527c1fe161bc5e525f3b891f2cf83917.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

The Houston-bound plane was forced to divert to Mobile, Alabama, where it made an emergency landing and law enforcement met the plane and the unruly passenger at the gate.


McClinton Was Intoxicated & Became Belligerent During the Flight & Is Now Facing Charges, Officials Say

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The incident appeared to have started when McClinton threw up on herself and proceeded to remove her pants, according to one witness’s Instagram post. At that point, she got into a dispute with another passenger and became belligerent with flight attendants.

The Mobile Airport Authority Police Department met the aircraft at the gate and arrested McClinton, WALA reported. Police told the outlet that the passenger got into an “altercation” with someone else on the plane and flight attendants stepped in to assist. According to the outlet, McClinton was detained by a passenger and a flight attendant while the plane landed in Mobile.

When McClinton disembarked from the plane, she was wearing only her underwear and a t-shirt and “appeared intoxicated,” police told WALA. The outlet wrote that McClinton was swearing and not cooperating with law enforcement. She was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

A CommutAir spokesperson told Fox News in a statement, “CommutAir flight 4332, operating as United Express from Jacksonville to Houston, diverted to Mobile when a passenger became disruptive. The aircraft landed safely in Mobile where law enforcement officials met the aircraft at the gate. The flight continued on to Houston shortly after.”


Officials Recently Announced That a July Texas-Bound Flight Was Diverted to New Mexico After a Woman Died of COVID-19 Mid-Flight

Recently, officials in Dallas County announced that a woman in her 30s died of COVID-19 on a flight to Texas from Las Vegas. In that case, a woman became unresponsive mid-flight and the pilot diverted the aircraft to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emergency services responded to the passenger but she was declared dead on the scene.https://527c1fe161bc5e525f3b891f2cf83917.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Dallas County officials stated that the woman had underlying health conditions and was having trouble breathing during the flight, but it’s unclear if the woman knew that she had COVID-19. Although the Garland, Texas, woman died in New Mexico on a flight from Las Vegas, her death was added to Texas’ tally of COVID-19 cases.

The incident itself occurred in July but the information was only shared with officials in October, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told WFAA. https://heavy.com/news/sierra-nicole-mcclinton-plane-pants/