Drunk Driving? 15 Hollywood Actors Charged With DUI

Reese Witherspoon

The Oscar winning actress is known for romantic comedies like Legally Blonde but also biopics like Walk the Line. She’s also known for having a pretty quiet personal life as a mother. So it was very surprising when she made headlines for being arrested with her husband, Jim Toth, who was driving, for driving under the influence and disorderly conduct in 2013 in Atlanta.

“I think it was a moment where people realised that I wasn’t exactly what they thought I was,” the actress told Glamour. “I guess maybe we all like to define people by the way the media presents them, and I think that I showed I have a complexity that people didn’t know about.”

Source: Drunk Driving? 15 Hollywood Actors Charged With DUI

Heisman winner Troy Smith cited for driving under influence

GLENDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Troy Smith #1 of the San Francisco 49ers watches from the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 29, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 27-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former NFL player and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Troy Smith has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle under the influence in Ohio.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the 33-year-old was asked to move his car to a diversion area at a Columbus checkpoint Friday after deputies detected a marijuana odor. A spokesman says paraphernalia was found during a vehicle search and that Smith refused to take field sobriety tests.Smith was not arrested and instead was issued a summons to appear in court.Smith won the Heisman in 2006 during his senior year at Ohio State University, leading the team to the national championship game that season, where the Buckeyes lost to Florida. He played for four years in the NFL with two different teams.Smith was also arrested in April 2016 on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

Source: Heisman winner Troy Smith cited for driving under influence – fox8.com

A stolen truck, a stolen backhoe and a strange case for police

A 42-year-old man is behind bars after a strange incident involving a stolen truck, a stolen backhoe and alleged driving under the influence.Here’s how it all went down, according to Pasco police:At about 11:22 a.m. Saturday, a citizen flagged down a Pasco officer near North 20th Avenue and West Octave Street. The citizen was concerned about a man driving a backhoe erratically in the area.The officer found an unoccupied backhoe nearby, with a man running away from it through Memorial Park.The officer stopped the man — Craig Burch of Kennewick — who was “EXTREMELY happy that officers were there to help him load the backhoe into a ‘77 Chevy C2 pickup (obviously a bit small to carry a backhoe),” Pasco police wrote in a post about the incident.It turned out Burch had outstanding warrants and his driver’s license was suspended.Also, the pickup and backhoe were stolen.Burch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of narcotics, along with his warrants. He was booked into the Franklin County jail on investigative holds for possessing a stolen vehicle and theft of a motor vehicle, police said.

Source: A stolen truck, a stolen backhoe and a strange case for Pasco police | Tri-City Herald

Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking drivers suspected of DUI, lawsuit says

Methuen police officers participated in a traffic stop last year.

After a night of drinking and watching movies with friends, Patricia Pimentel sped out of her friend’s driveway, hit two parked cars, and was arrested and charged with operating under the influence.

At the Methuen police station, she was handed a form in Spanish that said the legal blood alcohol limit is .10 and that a jury would be notified if she refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Lynn Officer Released After OUI Arraignment

Lynn Officer Released After OUI ArraignmentOctober 19, 2017 2:00 PMLYNN (CBS) — The Lynn Police Lieutenant arrested over the weekend on an OUI charge was arraigned Thursday in Peabody District Court.Lt. James Shinnick was released on the condition he not violate any laws upon penalty of being held 90 days without bail.Lt. James Shinnick in court Thursday. (WBZ-TV)Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary said Wednesday that Lt. Shinnick performs administrative duties for the department, and that they would determine his duty status once they were finished investigating his arrest.He’s due back in court for a pretrial hearing on December 14.

Source: Lynn Officer Released After OUI Arraignment – CBS Boston

Drunk driver arrested at home after driving through fence



Impaired driving, Brigham Road: 

A resident reported at 8:28 p.m. Oct. 8 someone had just driven a pickup truck through a fence on her property and then drove away from the area heading east. A neighbor witnessed the incident and obtained the license plate number. Officers responded to the Chesterland home of the registered owner and located the vehicle. It was determined the 54-year-old man driving the vehicle was drunk. He was subsequently arrested and charged with OVI, reasonable control and hit-skip.

Man arrested for OWI after crashing into Oak Creek squad car while son was in backseat

OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) — New dash cam video shows a man crashing into an Oak Creek Police cruiser.

It happened just after midnight on Sunday. Police say the man was driving on the wrong side of the road, crashed into a car, and hit a light pole before running into the cruiser at 13th and Ryan.

A child can be heard crying on the video. Officers found the man’s son in the backseat. The child was turned over to his mother.

Police also said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket.

Police arrested him for OWI, saying he blew more than double the legal limit.

Source: Man arrested for OWI after crashing into Oak Creek squad car while son was in backseat

“Pulp Fiction” Screenwriter Jailed for Fatal DWI

"Pulp Fiction" Screenwriter Jailed for Fatal DWI
Roger Avary was sentenced to a year in prison and five years’ probation for a drunken driving crash that killed a newlywed friend last year.

A screenwriter who won an Oscar for “Pulp Fiction” was sentenced to a year in jail after he crashed his Mercedes into a telephone pole at 100 miles per hour while drunk, killing his pal.

Roger Avary, 44, pled guilty in August to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated stemming from a January 2008 collision that killed his newly-wed 34-year-old Italian friend Andreas Zini and injured Avary’s wife Gretchen.

“It has profoundly altered me to the very core of my being,” a remorseful Avary said in the courtroom.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Edward Brodie also sentenced Avary to five years of probation. During sentencing, it was disclosed that Avary had separately settled a civil suit filed by Zini’s family for $4.1 million.

Avary was driving his wife, Gretchen, and Zini from a restaurant when he the crash occurred, according to investigators. Avary’s wife was injured.

Avary co-wrote the 1995 screenplay with director Quentin Tarantino. However, the extent of Avary’s contribution to the movie has been debated.

Source: “Pulp Fiction” Screenwriter Jailed for Fatal DWI – NBC 10 Philadelphia

Suspected DUI Driver Fatally Shot by Police in Torrance After Pursuit

 A person described as a reckless driver who was suspected of being under the influence was fatally shot by police after a pursuit in Torrance early Saturday.Officials remained at the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Torrance on Oct. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)The incident was reported about 2:10 a.m., when Torrance police officers tried to stop a suspected DUI driver along Pacific Coast Highway and Hawthorne Boulevard, authorities said in a news release.Police attempted a PIT maneuver on the driver, but eventually opened fire in the 2900 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the news release.Officers performed life-saving measures on the driver, before was taken to a hospital, where he later died.He has not been identified.No officers were injured during the incident, according to the Los Angeles Times. It is unclear what led up to the incident or if the man was armed.Sepulveda between Hickory and Maple avenues is closed during the investigation. Authorities advised residents to avoid the area.The incident is under investigation, and anyone with information can call the Torrance Police Department at 310-618-5570.

Source: Suspected DUI Driver Fatally Shot by Police in Torrance After Pursuit – KTLA

Sanctuary Cities Allowed Criminal Alien to Remain in U.S., Murder Kansas Deputy

An illegal alien who was drunk driving has pleaded guilty to killing a Kansas deputy sheriff after causing a deadly car crash last year. Sanctuary city policies in two jurisdictions allowed the previously convicted drunk driver to remain in the U.S. leading to the murder of the deputy.

Adrian Espinosa-Flores, a 39-year-old illegal alien, pleaded guilty to reckless second-degree murder charges in Johnson County, Kansas after crashing his vehicle into Master Deputy Brandon Collins, killing him, as Kansas City Star reported.

On Sept. 11, 2016, Collins had pulled a vehicle over on U.S. 69. Collins’ patrol car was parked when Espinosa-Flores recklessly drove into the sheriff deputy’s vehicle, crashing it into the SUV that had been pulled over.

Collins was killed at the scene of the accident. When the illegal alien was taken into custody, it was discovered that he had been driving despite being more than twice over the blood-alcohol legal limit. The illegal alien admitted to police after being taken into custody that he had been drinking that night.

The illegal alien’s sentencing hearing will take place next year. Should Espinosa-Flores be released from prison at any time, he will be deported back to his native country.

Espinosa-Flores managed to stay in the United States following a previous DUI conviction after California officials refused to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials of the illegal alien’s crime, Breitbart Texas’ Bob Price reported in September 2016.

Two U.S. Senators wrote to then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, demanding an investigation into the failure of Los Angeles County to report the conviction to ICE.

“It appears that Flores was able to evade removal by taking advantage of at least one sanctuary jurisdiction. As a result, a law enforcement officer was killed, allegedly by Flores while again driving under the influence,” Senator’s Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Andy Alcock (R-KS) wrote.

The Overland-Park, Kansas Police Department arrested the illegal alien in 2013 for driving without a license. That department also failed to notify ICE officials.

“ICE was not notified by authorities in California or Kansas of either arrest,” ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer wrote in his email response to an AP inquiry.

“It seems Deputy Collins died at the hands of someone who broke our laws and should not have been allowed to remain in the United States following his multiple interactions with law enforcement,” the two senators concluded.