Man faces charges in Knox County buggy crash that killed teen, hurt 2

MOUNT VERNON, OH (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a teenage boy and injuring his father and younger brother, has been jailed and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

The crash occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 3 in central Ohio’s Knox County. The State Highway Patrol says 59-year-old Earnest Bennett, of Fredericktown failed to stop in time, killing 13-year-old Andy Miller and injuring 5-year-old Leroy Miller and 35-year-old Albert Miller. All three were tossed from the buggy after it was struck.

Albert Miller was taken to a Columbus hospital for serious injuries. Leroy Miller was flown to a children’s hospital in Columbus for life-threatening injuries.

Grass poisoning could be cause for ‘drunk’ kangaroos

Kangaroos in Australia have been affected by canary grass, veterinarians said. VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Kangaroos in Australia have been affected by canary grass, veterinarians said.

— Veterinarians in Australia are conducting tests to determine whether kangaroos that appear to be drunk have actually suffered neurological damage because of a strain of grass.

The veterinarians, from the University of Melbourne, said Phalaris aquatica — a common pasture crop in central Victoria — have caused the suffering among eastern gray kangaroos. Wildlife officials said the kangaroos were suffering from Phalaris “staggers,” which is common among sheep and cattle that graze in Australia.

“A kangaroo with full-blown toxicity is just horrible,” Manfred Zabinskas from Five Freedoms Animal Rescue told Guardian Australia. “Their head flies around like they have got a broken neck; they summersault; they crash into fences and trees … they look like they are drunk.”

Phalaris, also known as canary grass, is a tall grass common to southeastern Australia. Some farmers have avoided planting the species because the “staggers” can cause heart failure among animals.

In domestic animals, the condition can be controlled by adding copper into their diet. But in kangaroos, the condition is believed to be irreversible.

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County Sheriff Deputy arrested for OWI

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office tells CBS 58 the deputy involved was already on suspension. Due to the suspension he had already surrendered his badge and gun and did not have the power to arrest people.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) — An off-duty Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy has been arrested for OWI.

According to the West Allis Police Department, officers responded to a crash in the area of 74th and Becher around 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle which had gone up the curb and struck a fire hydrant.

Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as an off-duty MCSO deputy. He was arrested and cited for first offense OWI.

The deputy was not armed at the time of the incident.

No one was injured in this crash

Man arrested for DWI after wrecking, catching truck on fire

A man was arrested for DWI after a Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a grass fire on June 9. (Courtesy: Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook)

A man was arrested for DWI after a Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a grass fire on June 9.

According to the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy responded to a grass fire on County Road 21, one mile south of Highway 152. When he arrived, the deputy observed a pickup truck that appeared to have wrecked and caught fire.

A male then walked out of a field and stated that it was his truck that was on fire. The deputy noticed a strong alcohol smell coming from the man and performed field sobriety tests.

The man was then checked by Wheeler EMS before being transported to the Wheeler County jail and booked for driving while intoxicated.