Man cited for 1st OWI after hitting a house, squad car, tree, & post at Kwik Trip

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WFRV) – An Appleton man was cited for multiple traffic violations after he allegedly hit numerous things with his car, including a house and an officer’s squad car.

According to the Kaukauna Police Department, on Sept. 20 around 11 p.m. officers were notified of a vehicle that reportedly hit a house and a tree before fleeing the scene. The incident happened at the 100 block of West 6th Street

A nearby officer saw a vehicle on Lawe Street with heavy damage and fit the description of the one that hit the tree and house. The car pulled into a Kwik Trip store and hit one of the concrete posts in the parking stalls.ADVERTISING

When the officer pulled behind the car and got out of his vehicle the suspect suddenly reversed and hit the officer’s squad car. The suspect then pulled forward hitting the concrete post again. The officer pulled his vehicle up even more, but the suspect back up again and hit the squad car for the second time.

A second officer arrived on the scene and was able to take the driver into custody. Over the course of the incident, there were no reported injuries. The driver was a 27-year-old man from Appleton and was cited for multiple traffic violations including:

  • Reckless driving
  • 1st offense operating while intoxicated

Local 5 will update this story if more information is released.

Dina Lohan to Serve 18 Days in Jail After Pleading Guilty in DWI Case

Lindsay Lohan’s mother previously pleaded not guilty in January 2020 following her arrest in Long Island, N.Y.By Dory Jackson September 28, 2021 04:55 PMADVERTISEMENTFBTweetMore

Dina Lohan

Lindsay Lohan‘s mother, Dina Lohan, is heading to jail.

Dina, 59, was previously arrested in January 2020 following a vehicle collision in Long Island, N.Y. She later pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated (DWI).

At the time, her then-attorney Mark Heller confirmed to PEOPLE that she had been charged with “drunk driving, unlicensed operator, unregistered operator, leaving the scene of an accident and several other violations of the vehicle traffic law, in conjunction with a felony charge of drunk driving.”

Now, PEOPLE confirms through the Nassau County D.A.’s Office that Dina pleaded guilty to the charges during a plea hearing Tuesday.

The Living Lohan alum was sentenced to 18 days in jail and five-year probation. She will also be required to participate in a victim impact panel and recidivist alcohol probationer program.

Dina was previously facing a six-month sentence and five-year probation for the crime.

Reps for Dina have not returned PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Dina previously faced a DWI charge in 2013 when she was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated and speeding.

At the time, a Nassau County district court judge sentenced her to 100 hours of community service. Her driver’s license was also suspended for one year and she was fined $3,000.

In addition to Lindsay, Dina also shares children Michael Lohan Jr., Aliana Lohan and Cody Lohan with ex-husband Michael Lohan. The former couple were married from 1985 to 2007.

Dina previously announced her engagement to online boyfriend Jesse Nadler in June 2020.

Tesla driver arrested for DUI after allegedly using self-driving option while drunk then passing out


Tesla driver was arrested for allegedly using the car’s Autopilot self-driving mode while drunk before passing out in the electric vehicle.

Police say that the Tesla was driving at slow speeds on a freeway overpass in Glendale, California, but automatically came to a stop when a California Highway Patrol car stopped in front of it.

In radio transmissions the troopers could be heard describing how the car was driving itself with the unconscious driver in it.

“The reporting party is advising that his wife is unconscious in a Tesla. The vehicle is driving itself,” the emergency dispatcher said on the recordings.

“It ended up TC’ing (traffic collision) into the right shoulder wall, and, uh, still continuing.”

The dispatcher then added that the suspect’s husband was following the Tesla in his Volkswagen car.

“Again, apparently the wife is unconscious in the vehicle,” the dispatcher said.

“And I guess there’s vehicles in front of it, that’s what’s causing the vehicle to slow down.”

After officers forced the Tesla to stop they said they woke the driver and conducted a DUI test.

CHP says that Karla Villanueva, 31, was then arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center Jail.

Tesla is on the verge of a wider roll-out of its Autopilot software and earlier this summer made it available for a monthly subscription.

Last month, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it has opened an investigation into the Autopilot system and its possible involvement in 11 crashes with emergency vehicles since 2018.

In those crashes, 17 people were injured and one was killed, the NHTSA said.

An investigation could lead to a recall or other enforcement action by the agency.

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has also called Elon Musk’s company using the term Full Self-Driving as “misleading and irresponsible”.

And Jennifer Homendy has urged the company to delay its roll-out as “It has clearly misled numerous people to misuse and abuse technology.”

Tesla uses the vehicle’s system of cameras and also radar to spot obstacles and decide what action the car should take.

Lawyer Louise Taylor blamed drink-driving on Kombucha tea

Louise Taylor

A corporate lawyer claimed she was almost four times over the drink-drive limit after drinking her friend’s home-made yeast and mushroom tea.

Louise Taylor, 41, of Holmes Chapel Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, said she did not believe the Kombucha was alcoholic.

Her solicitor said it appeared the wrong type of yeast was used and the drink had brewer’s yeast in it.

Taylor was seen veering “all over the road”in her Range Rover an the A55 in north Wales and admitted drink-driving.

Her breath-alcohol count was 135 – the legal limit is 35mg per 100ml of blood, Llandudno magistrates’ court heard.

Taylor said her friend brewed it using yeast and mushrooms and did not know the drink was also alcoholic at the time.

But court chairman Graham Edwards said: “There’s no evidence to support there was a significant level of alcohol in the Kombucha.”

There was also “inconsistency” in Taylor’s evidence as to how much wine she drank that day.

“We don’t believe the level of alcohol was impacted by the Kombucha. We don’t find special reasons not to disqualify you,” he added.

Taylor was bailed for a pre-sentence report and an interim driving ban was imposed.

Car slams into toll booth and bursts into flames, injuring toll attendant; driver charged with OUI

A Maine man suspected of being under the influence of alcohol lost control of his car and slammed the vehicle into a toll booth Thursday, causing the car to catch fire and injuring a toll worker, officials say.

At roughly 1:40 a.m., 22-year-old Ethan Chase, of Durham, Maine, was traveling on the Falmouth Spur, a small highway north of Portland, when he drove his car into the toll booth, police say. Speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to the crash.

The crash heavily damaged the toll booth, Maine state police said, with shattered glass and debris injuring the head and face of 46-year-old toll worker John Schwabe, of Westbrook.

Toll booth crash
A car crashed into a Maine tollbooth and burst into flames, injuring a toll attendant. (Maine State Police).Maine State Police

According to state police, Schwabe was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland and is expected to be released from the hospital Thursday.

Chase was uninjured, police said. He has been charged with aggravated operating under the influence.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.