Pregnant Woman Charged After Drunk Driving Crash

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A Stamford woman has been charged with several offenses, including driving under the influence after police said she allegedly crashed her car into a stone wall at Cummings Park while she was eight months pregnant.

On June 13, 2020, officers responded to the area of Shippan Ave. for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

According to police at the scene, they found the car abandoned. Later in the day, police responded to Fairfield Ave. after getting reports that a woman, later identified as 36-year-old Karen Chavez-Euceda, had been injured in a car crash.

Chavez-Euceda initially denied being the driver of the vehicle and indicated someone else was driving, officials said.

Investigators said they determined that Chavez-Euceda, the injured woman, was the driver of the Nissan that crashed inside Cummings Park.

Police said she was transported to Stamford Hospital for several reasons including her being eight months pregnant, injuries she suffered in the crash and being intoxicated.

Stamford Police C.A.R.S was notified a few days later that Chavez-Euceda had given birth to a stillborn baby that was deemed to have been killed in the collision, officials said.

Officers went on to get a search warrants for the results of toxicological tests performed on Chavez-Euceda’s blood on that night. They said they determined her Blood Alcohol Content was .27%, which is more than three times the legal limit.

Chavez-Euceda was released after posting a $5,000 bond. She faces several charges including operating under the influence, evading responsibility, interfering with police and failure to maintain lane.

She is due in court on April 14, 2021. https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/pregnant-woman-charged-after-drunk-driving-crash-police/2427364/

Suspected drunken driver hits DOT pickup head-on

An ODOT worker was inside his truck parked inside an area that was marked closed late Tuesday when this car struck his truck head-on. Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

MARLBORO TWP.  A suspected drunken driver struck an Ohio Department of Transportation pickup truck head-on late Tuesday night on a closed section of state Route 619, injuring the driver and a state worker in the vehicle.

Both men suffered minor injuries. Township emergency medical services took them to a local hospital.

ODOT employee Robert L. Custar, 54, of Alliance, had closed the road just east of state Route 44 at 11:10 p.m. due to a downed utility pole and wires on the road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

He was inside a 2019 Ford F-250 with its emergency lights flashing and facing west inside the closed portion of the road, which was marked by an ODOT road closure sign and signal flares.

Craig A. Wells, 39, of Alliance, drove through the road closure sign and struck Custar’s truck head-on with his 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, the patrol said.https://4530c8347eb5bb9a0ddaca28852e8238.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Wells is accused of being impaired by alcohol and drugs and having a loaded handgun in the car, according to a news release.

He is charged with possession of a loaded firearm, failure to maintain assured clear distance, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and felony OVI, his fourth OVI arrest within the past 10 years, the patrol said.

The road was reopened about 1:30 a.m., dispatchers said. https://www.cantonrep.com/story/news/2021/02/10/suspected-drunken-driver-hits-odot-truck-stark-county-two-men-injured/4466125001/

Reach Lori at 330-580-8309 or lori.steineck@cantonrep.com.

An ODOT worker was inside his truck parked inside an area that was marked closed late Tuesday when this car struck his truck head-on. Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Video: Alleged drunk driver plunges car off of Interchange

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — New video shows an alleged drunk driver plunging her car off of the Marquette Interchange.

This car strikes one level of highway before falling to another.

The driver, a 27-year-old woman, survive the crash.

Deputies say she was driving from the south, headed west in the interchange when she skidded off the road and fell onto a ramp on I-794.

She was taken to a local hospital and arrested for OWI.

Earlier this month, a truck fell 70 feet off the Zoo Interchange. The driver of that vehicle also survived. https://www.cbs58.com/news/video-alleged-drunk-driver-plunges-car-off-of-marquette-interchange

Meet the Obscure Court Handling Bruce Springsteen’s DWI Case

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News broke last week that Bruce Springsteen had been arrested on a charge of DWI in November of 2020. Details on the arrest have slowly emerged, and as more people know more about the event itself, it’s prompted a number of questions. Springsteen’s upcoming day in court will likely provide some clarification on these questions — but as it turns out, the court hearing the case provides another interesting wrinkle on this case.

Springsteen was arrested in Gateway National Recreation Area, which means that this case was not in the jurisdiction of either state or local police. Instead, a magistrate judge will handle Springsteen’s case in enclave court — and if the phrase “enclave court” doesn’t ring any bells for you, Ted Sherman has written a great overview of the process for NJ.com.

Defense attorney Lee Vartan described enclave court as “municipal court in the federal courthouse.” In New Jersey, this often applies to traffic violations, marijuana possession charges and DWIs at places like Fort Dix and the aforementioned Gateway National Recreation Area.

Several of the lawyers Sherman spoke with for the article suggested that the case against Springsteen isn’t particularly strong, citing things from the timing of the arrest to the accuracy of breathalyzer tests for people over the age of 70. (Springsteen is 71.) The whole article offers plenty of details about the process, and also features one particularly unsettling anecdote about an unrelated case also heard in enclave court.

Enclave court, Sherman writes, “typically meets once a month in Newark” — though given the pandemic, Springsteen’s hearing, set for February 24, will occur via Zoom. Hopefully everyone involved will disable their cat filters beforehand. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/meet-obscure-court-handling-bruce-184936091.html

Alec Baldwin suggests Bruce Springsteen’s DWI arrest was because he’s a liberal

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Alec Baldwin has weighed in on the recent arrest of Bruce Springsteen.

“I wonder if Springsteen’s arrest had anything to do with his politics,” the actor and podcast host wrote on his Twitter feed on Thursday (11 February).

It was revealed this week that the New Jersey rock icon had been arrested on 14 November by a federal park ranger on suspicion of drunk driving in his home state.

Springsteen, whose Super Bowl Jeep commercial was pulled from the air this week, received three citations: DWI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area, a spokesperson told The Independent.

According to The Asbury Park Press, though, the 71-year-old singer had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.02. The legal limit in New Jersey is .08.

The “Thunder Road” performer is known to be liberal, and his vast catalogue tends to dip into social and political themes.

More recently, Springsteen’s song “The Rising” was featured in the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of Joe Biden, accompanied with a new video and campaign slogan, #TheRising.

After news of the arrest came out, a source close to the singer told CNN that Springsteen had taken a shot of alcohol with fans in Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, after taking a photo with them.

“When this is all resolved, I think, people are gonna have some serious doubts about the seriousness of this, especially when the actual details of this are revealed, including the blood alcohol level,” the source said.

According to TMZ, the singer has a court appearance scheduled in the next few weeks. https://news.yahoo.com/alec-baldwin-suggests-bruce-springsteen-215825147.html