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Breaking Bond: In-depth look at alarming number of people out on bond in for multiple DWI charges

Repeat DWI offenses on the rise in Harris Co.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – In the first 11 days of this year, court records show 11 people have already picked up their second DWI charge and judges are doing nothing to stop them from driving.

That dubious distinction will remain as long as the revolving door at the courthouse keeps releasing DWI defendants.

“DWI becomes a felony, when a person who already had two prior convictions for DWI, picks up another DWI,” said former prosecutor Julian Ramirez.

But if a drunk driver has just one conviction under his belt, every time he’s arrested and charged with DWI, it remains a misdemeanor.

“Every subsequent DWI will be considered a DWI second until they’ve been convicted a second time for DWI,” Ramirez said.

According to court records in 2021, more than 246 people in Harris County were out on bond for two or more DWI charges.

“You’re pretty much sending a signal, ‘Hey judge, I’m not going to abide by any of the conditions you put on me plain and simple. I’m going to keep driving and drinking and that’s pretty obvious with what we are showing tonight,” Kahan said.

31-year-old Angel Jones has eight prior felony convictions and 10 misdemeanor convictions.

“He’s out on 9 bonds in 2021,” said Kahan.

Six of the bonds are felony bonds granted by 180th Criminal District Court Judge DaSean Jones.

“Then you also have three DWIs in one year,” said Kahan. “He is a one-man crime spree wrecking crew.”

Last month, Angel Jones became a wanted fugitive after failing to appear in court. He was recently arrested for felon in possession of a weapon.

He’s scheduled to appear in the 180th on Wednesday,

44-year-old Jeffery Davidson has nine convictions in Galveston County for driving with a suspended license. Last year, he was charged four times with DWI, three in Harris County and once in Galveston County.

“Sooner or later, the fear is the individual will get into an accident and kill somebody,” Ramirez said. https://www.fox26houston.com/news/breaking-bond-in-depth-look-at-alarming-number-of-people-out-on-bond-in-harris-co-for-multiple-dwi-charges

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Council removes advisory panel member for disclosing DUI checkpoint location

A Simi Valley Police Department vehicle.
A Simi Valley Police Department vehicle.

A divided Simi Valley City Council has removed a member of a neighborhood council for disclosing the location of a police DUI checkpoint last month.

The vote Monday night was 3-2 with Mayor Keith Mashburn and council members Mike Judge and Dee Dee Cavanaugh supporting a motion to oust Rebecca Albarran from Neighborhood Council No. 3 after serving only two months on the advisory panel.

“What I firmly believe is that she made bad judgment, especially as a recently appointed member of a neighborhood council,” Mashburn said during the sometimes-heated hearing.

Addressing the City Council on Zoom, Albarran was unapologetic for disclosing the checkpoint’s location and attributed her removal to a personal “vendetta” by Mashburn for criticizing his leadership.

“I feel I should not be removed from Neighborhood Council District 3,” she said.

“I have broken no laws,” she said. “I have not violated the (city’s) code of ethics. I remain committed to this community. I offer no apologies, nor do I detract my actions for posting the location.”

State law does not require police departments to disclose the locations of checkpoint sites but it is not illegal for a member of the public to divulge them.

Council members Ruth Luevanos and Elaine Litster opposed Albarran’s removal. Luevanos sharply questioned Simi Valley Police Chief Dave Livingstone at length about the department’s DUI checkpoint policies.

“What would be the harm in posting (the locations) in advance?” Luevanos asked.

Livingstone replied that it would undermine the deterrent effect.

“You know it’s going to be there, but you don’t know exactly where it’s going to be,” he said.

Luevanos noted that the Los Angeles Police Department has disclosed exact locations of DUI checkpoints in advance on its website, lapdonline.org.

The City Council appointed Albarran to the executive board of Neighborhood Council No. 3 on Nov. 8. It is one of four councils that advise the City Council and Planning Commission on resident concerns, proposed developments and more.

On Dec. 6, the Simi Valley Police Department announced a DUI checkpoint would be conducted at an undisclosed location on Dec. 17.

Prior to the checkpoint operation, Albarran posted on social media the location — the intersection of Wood Ranch Parkway and Madera Road, according to a staff report for Monday’s City Council meeting.

The post read, “DUI LOCATION: Woodranch Parkway and Madera coming into Simi Valley. If you are coming from Thousand Oaks or off the 23 turn right on Country Club Drive.”

Mashburn asked city staff to determine whether Albarran had violated the city’s code of ethics for elected and appointed officials, the staff report said. The report made no findings.

Albarran asked the council what section of the code she had violated. The code covers such matters as acting in the public interest, complying with the law and conduct of members.

She didn’t get an answer.

Earlier in the meeting though, Mashburn said city officials must act in the “best interests” of residents, one of the code’s conditions.

Albarran said Tuesday she posted the location “to give information to people and people can make a decision about whether they want to go through a checkpoint or not.”

She said “other people” informed her of the location and she was able to confirm it. She declined to say who the other people were.

Prior to the council’s vote, about 30 public speakers weighed in, the vast majority in support of Albarran.

“I think this entire ordeal is incredibly ridiculous, hypocritical and unprofessional,” said Aliyah Ewing. “She’s an outstanding individual who has time and time again proved her commitment to the city.”

A few public speakers were critical of Albarran.

“I take DUI checkpoints seriously,” said Lori Mills. “I think that someone who is going to be on the (neighborhood) council should think about other people’s lives.” https://news.yahoo.com/simi-council-removes-advisory-panel-213622553.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

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Tiffany Haddish charged with DUI in Georgia

Peachtree City, Ga. – Tiffany Haddish was arrested Friday and charged with driving under the influence, authorities said.

The actor and comedian was detained after Peachtree City Police got a call about 2:30 a.m. regarding a driver asleep at the wheel on a highway, Assistant Police Chief Matt Myers said in a news release. An officer saw a vehicle matching the caller’s description and stopped Haddish as she pulled into the yard of a residence, Myers said.

Actress Tiffany Haddish

Haddish later posted $1,666 bond and was released from the Fayette County Jail, Myers said. He did not release any information about a possible court date.https://www.usatodaynetworkservice.com/tangstatic/html/pdtn/sf-q1a2z3be0d353f.min.html

A spokesman for Haddish did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

Haddish was the breakout star of the smash comedy “Girls Trip” and has starred in such movies as “The Kitchen,” “Night School” and “Like A Boss.” She’s also written the New York Times best seller, “The Last Black Unicorn” and hosted the popular television show “Kids Say The Darndest Things.”

Peachtree City is located about 40 miles (63 kilometers) south of Atlanta. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2022/01/15/tiffany-haddish-drunken-driving-dui-georgia/49654869/

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Teen Mom star Tyler Baltierra’s father Butch arrested for DUI & appears disheveled with bloodshot eyes in new mugshot

BUTCH BUSTED 

TEEN Mom star Tyler Baltierra’s father Butch was arrested for driving under the influence and appeared disheveled with bloodshot eyes in his mugshot. 

Butch, 59, has struggled with addiction for decades, as he moved from Michigan to Texas to enter a rehab facility. 

Tyler Baltierra's dad Butch was arrested for a DUI in March 2020
Tyler Baltierra’s dad Butch was arrested for a DUI in March 2020Credit: Royal Oak Police Department
Tyler has discussed his father's addiction battle on Teen Mom OG
Tyler has discussed his father’s addiction battle on Teen Mom OG

But on March 4, 2020, Butch, whose real name is Darl, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, open container and driving with license suspended in Michigan. 

In the police report exclusively obtained by The Sun, an officer observed a white Ford van at 5:30pm swerving and accelerating heavily. 

When the police officer made contact with Butch, he appeared “confused” and told him he was not familiar with the area. 

Butch claimed he was driving a friend’s van and he was using the vehicle for work. 

The MTV star told the officer that he had only been in Michigan for a couple of weeks and did not reveal that he used to live there. 

‘BLOODSHOT EYES’

The police report read: “As I spoke to him it appeared that he had watery, bloodshot eyes.”

The officer told Butch he will be placed under arrest for his suspended license and a bench warrant. 

The police report claimed he “hesitated” getting out of the van and “started moving things.”

When Butch complied after being “ordered” out of the van, the officer “smelled a faint odor of intoxicants from his person.” 

The cop’s narrative continued: “I looked into the car and observed a spilled drink (later discovered to smell of mixed alcoholic drink) and scattered ice cubes behind the passenger seat. 

“The spray pattern of the drink appeared as if it had been cast from the driver seat. There was also a moderate odor of intoxicants coming from the driver seat area.”

Butch refused a breathalyzer, but agreed to field sobriety tests. 

A pocket knife was confiscated from Butch. 

While in booking, Butch again refused a breathalyzer and blood test, as officers issued a warrant for the seizure of his blood.

According to the report, the results revealed he had 0.041 grams per 100 millimeters of alcohol. 

Also detected were THC, amphetamine and desmethyldiazepam.

In Butch’s mugshot obtained by The Sun, he appeared disheveled, and had bloodshot and watery eyes. 

NOT GUILTY PLEA

Court papers obtained by The Sun reveal Butch posted a $5,000 personal bond. 

On November 10, 2021, he entered a plea of not guilty. 

The prosecutor on the case filed a “noticed to seek sentence enhancement,” according to court papers, because of his past home invasion conviction in 2001, and breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny convictions in 2002 and 2006. 

Butch could get one to five years for operating under the influence of alcohol, one year for driving with license suspended and 90 days for open container, plus fines, community service and/or substance abuse screening. 

Butch has a pre-trial conference set for later this month. 

ANOTHER ARREST

The Ashley’s Reality Roundup previously reported that just months after the arrest, Butch was arrested again in Michigan on June 9, 2020.

He was charged with hindering and Butch pleaded guilty. 

He was ordered to pay fines and the case was closed in December 2020. 

Butch’s struggle with substance abuse has been a storyline on the show for years. 

The father of two has been living in Austin, Texas after he entered a rehab facility there for substance abuse issues.

TYLER’S PAIN

In 2019, Catelynn Lowell’s husband, Tyler, 30, revealed on Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry’s podcast Coffee Convos that his dad had relapsed. 

He said: “He’s in the middle of a relapse right now. That’s the reality of that situation right now.

“We go back to square one, do this relapse thing and kind of ride this train out and see what happens.”

In a 2020 episode of Teen Mom OG, Tyler also opened up about his father’s relapse

He even chose not to invite him to his daughter Vaeda’s first birthday.  https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/4455619/teen-mom-tyler-baltierra-father-butch-arrested-dui-mugshot/

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The tragic life of lawyer who smuggled cell phone into jail

UNION CITY, Indiana — The alcohol, the glass after glass of hard liquor, had taken over long ago. But when exactly Linda Wagoner gave in to the bottle, her brother isn’t sure.

Was it after she smuggled the first cell phone into jail for her client, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter? Or was it when she smuggled a second phone to him and was suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court?

Was it when she tried a different legal path and opened a law office in Angola, and when the locals heard about Linda and the cell phones? Clients vanished, and so did Linda’s firm.

Gary Wagoner showed up to a Family Dollar store in Union City on a balmy November day on a mission to find his sister, Linda, in their hometown.

He knew she was a “raging alcoholic.” He knew Linda was recently deemed “incapable of self-care,” Gary said. “She’s become a shell of herself.”

Gary was ready to go into every assisted living facility in town to find her. To talk to her. To see if he could help.

Linda Wagoner was former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter's attorney. She helped him gamble in jail by smuggling in cell phones. Wagoner, who was a promising Indianapolis attorney on her way to judgeship has struggled with addiction since according to her brother Gary Wagoner. Wagoner recently returned to their hometown, Union City, Indiana, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, to look for her. He hasn't seen or spoken with her in many years. Here, Wagoner points in the direction of their old home.
Linda Wagoner was former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter’s attorney. She helped him gamble in jail by smuggling in cell phones. Wagoner, who was a promising Indianapolis attorney on her way to judgeship has struggled with addiction since according to her brother Gary Wagoner. Wagoner recently returned to their hometown, Union City, Indiana, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, to look for her. He hasn’t seen or spoken with her in many years. Here, Wagoner points in the direction of their old home.

Gary hadn’t talked to Linda in years. Alcoholism can cause family strife. And, as Gary said, “The last time I talked to her, it was more yelling than talking.” He really shouldn’t even care, he said.

But when Gary saw Schlichter had been released from prison in June, after serving an 11-year sentence for his gambling addiction that wreaked havoc on those in his path, Gary thought of Linda, who had been Schlichter’s public defender.

Where was his sister? How was she doing? Could she explain the power Schlichter had over her? He allowed IndyStar to come along.

‘She’ll be surprised to see us’

On the morning of Nov. 3, Gary drove 60 miles from his home south of Dayton, Ohio, to Union City. He brought with him dozens of family photos on 35 mm slides in a suitcase that belonged to his late father.

In the parking lot of Family Dollar, he reminisced about his childhood with Linda and his two other sisters, Janis and Jolynn. How all his friends wanted to be at his house when the girls were having slumber parties.

How he and Linda had been at Indiana University together in the early 1970s. And how she helped finance Gary’s unsuccessful run for Residence Hall Association President.

“I thought we’d try the hospital that’s been converted to a care center to see if she’s out there,” said Gary, 71, as he pulled out of the Family Dollar parking lot. “She’ll be quite surprised to see either one of us.”

Linda Wagoner (right) walks out of federal court in 2002 with client Dr. Randolph Lievertz (left) charged with filling OxyContin prescriptions.
Linda Wagoner (right) walks out of federal court in 2002 with client Dr. Randolph Lievertz (left) charged with filling OxyContin prescriptions.

Gary doesn’t mince words about what has happened to his sister. Linda was a stellar, brilliant lawyer, on track to be a judge, maybe even appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court. She was funny and smart and not one to give in to the manipulations of men.

But Schlichter had somehow gotten to Linda. Those who know Schlichter, an Ohio State, then Colts quarterback, say women were his prime targets.

Among his most outspoken victims is Anita Barney, the millionaire widow of a former Wendy’s CEO, who lost nearly her entire fortune to help Schlichter feed his gambling addiction. In 2016, she was living on social security and had survived breast cancer.

“Material things don’t mean that much to me anymore,” Barney told the Associated Press at the time. “I survived this cancer, I survived Art, and I feel like I’m here for a purpose now. I don’t know what it’s for, but I’ll be OK.”

As recently as 2020, just a year before his release from federal prison, Schlichter was punished for “using some female acquaintances of his outside of prison” to help him gamble, said then Franklin County (Ohio) prosecutor Ron O’Brn.

Schlichter could charm women into doing just about anything he wanted, O’Brien said.

And what Schlichter wanted from Linda 20 years ago was a cell phone so he could place bets from jail.

Completely out of character, Gary said, Linda smuggled one in.

“Art Schlichter was her downfall.”

‘She didn’t know what got into her’

It was a random draw that Wagoner ended up as Schlichter’s federal public defender.

He didn’t choose her. She didn’t choose him.

As Linda defended Schlichter for his alleged money laundering, forging of securities and unauthorized use of credit cards to pay gambling debts, Gary guesses that Schlichter turned on the charm.

In December 2000, Linda pled guilty to a misdemeanor trafficking charge for smuggling a cell phone into the Marion County Jail.

The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Linda for 90 days then placed her on a two-year probation after the suspension.

That punishment was the result of Linda bringing a second cell phone into jail. The first time she brought a cell phone to Schlichter, she was given a warning.

“Obviously, he was a persuasive guy for him to convince her to give (him) the cell phone, not only once, but twice,” Gary said. “That was the big mistake. The second time was worse, clearly, because she had been warned.”

When Gary heard what Linda had done for Schlichter those 21 years ago, Gary said he was shocked. It was not the sister he knew. All his friends called Linda a “brainiac.”

“Wow, that doesn’t sound like her,” Gary said he remembers thinking. “She always was straight and narrow, always to the letter of the law, let alone to transgress that severely.”

He talked to Linda at the time, discussing Schlichter and the cell phones.

“She said she didn’t know what got into her,” Gary said. “But if we can get a chance to talk to her today, that might be a question. That might be the question to ask her.”

‘I hope she’s alive’

Gary is driving past the family’s first home in Union City, a white house on West Division Street. It used to be blue, Gary says, but other than that not much has changed.

Just three doors down, he pulls in front of another house, the last home he knows of that Linda owned. Maybe she would be there.

This was the house Linda bought after leaving Angola and that failed law practice. Gary gets out to go knock on the door, though, he has his doubts.

“I don’t think she’ll be here,” Gary says. “I don’t think she can care for herself.”

The home on High Street looks empty. Then Gary spots the notices on the front door.

“Well, it looks like it’s been foreclosed and it looks like it also could be up for a shared sale,” he says. As he peeks inside a window, the house is empty and dark. He is sure now, Linda will be at the extended care facility.

Gary Wagoner, brother of Linda Wagoner, who was former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter's attorney, peeks inside his sister's foreclosed home. Wagoner recently returned to their hometown, Union City, Indiana, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, to look for his sister, who he says struggles with alcohol abuse. He hasn't seen or spoken with her in many years.
Gary Wagoner, brother of Linda Wagoner, who was former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter’s attorney, peeks inside his sister’s foreclosed home. Wagoner recently returned to their hometown, Union City, Indiana, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, to look for his sister, who he says struggles with alcohol abuse. He hasn’t seen or spoken with her in many years.

On the way to find her, Gary stops at their other childhood home. And he talks more about Linda.

“Linda always looked like she was going to be successful,” he said. She was busy in school and filled the Union City yearbook with her successes. At IU, she was active in Alpha Chi Omega and breezed through her undergraduate classes and law school.

But after Gary finished grad school and Linda was a lawyer, the two went their separate ways, mainly due to family and geography. Gary watched from afar as Linda’s law career started soaring.

Then he watched from afar as her health and life went on a downward spiral.

“She was the smart one,” he said. “Yes, the smart one who drank herself to death.”

Gary pulls into the care facility parking lot. “Let me go in here and see if they can tell me anything,” he said. “I’ll be right back, going to see if I can find her.”

Minutes later, Gary walks out with a dejected look.

“They had a big question mark on their head,” he said. “They never heard of her, but they did suggest (another) place. She might be there.”

Gary went there. And he went to another facility. And to another. At each stop, Linda was nowhere to be found. IndyStar attempted to reach Linda’s daughter, Jessica, and other family members but did not receive a response.

“I hope she’s alive,” Gary said. “That she’s alive and that she has somewhat of a memory. She really went downhill fast.”

‘She never did recover’

Linda was the oldest of Gary’s three younger sisters. Growing up was magical, Gary said. He remembers nothing but a warm, loving family life.

“If you look at some of those photos, you can see she was pretty happy as a kid,” he said. “She’s really smiling.”

Their father, Billy Wagoner, was one of five doctors in town with the only office that had an X-ray machine in Randolph County. He was also a general surgeon at Indianapolis hospitals and later the county coroner. Their mother, Grace Madeline Wagoner, was a school nurse.

“Everybody knew her,” he said. “She checked everybody for lice and looked down the throats of everybody from kindergarten to graduation.”

Billy and Grace also became restaurateurs when they developed property by the city park and opened a fried chicken franchise — The Wishbone Inn.

It was at a time when Union City was bustling. “You could walk down factory row and get three offers to work the same day,” Gary said.

The former home of Wagoner's family, located in Union City, Indiana, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
The former home of Wagoner’s family, located in Union City, Indiana, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Their parents showered their children with love and encouraged them to go after their dreams. For Linda, that was law.

“She had pretty much the world at her hands. She was on a fast track,” Gary said. “She could have been on the Indiana Supreme Court, probably the youngest judge ever appointed.”

But not after Linda got hooked up with Schlichter.

“Not just a stone in a pond rippling out, but the dominoes have to be falling and they just fell the wrong way after him,” Gary said. “And she never did recover.”

Multiple arrests

Gary suspect the bottle took hold when Linda set up that practice in Angola, no longer a successful attorney in the city or respected in legal circles. Now forced into a small practice in a small town.

“But she was a functioning alcoholic,” he said, “could still do her work without anyone knowing.”

But then that practice failed.

A booking photo of Linda Wagoner after she was arrested in July 2017 for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content higher than .15% and "endangering a person" while driving.
A booking photo of Linda Wagoner after she was arrested in July 2017 for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content higher than .15% and “endangering a person” while driving.

Gary has been told that people found Linda wandering around the town they grew up in. She was probably thinking, Gary said, about how she once was a promising prosecutor in Indianapolis, rumored to be up for judgeship. How she lost her federal public defender job.

According to Randolph County records, Linda had multiple arrests in recent years. Three of them were alcohol-related.

On Oct. 11, 2016, Linda was charged with public intoxication. In March 2017, she was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level higher than .15%, The limit in Indiana is .08%.

And then in July of 2017, Linda was again arrested for driving with a blood alcohol level higher than .15%. At the same time, she was charged with “endangering a person” while driving.

“Tragic beyond words,” Gary said.

But Gary didn’t know just how tragic. Not until Christmas — nearly two months after he went searching for Linda in Union City — when he started searching the internet.

“I was shocked,” he said. “Totally shocked when this came up.”

‘What a sad end’

It is a link to Linda’s obituary, which was published in March. “Linda Wagoner passed away on March 18, 2021, at the age of 69.”

Gary has been trying to find out her cause of death, but without success. The obituary goes on to describe Linda, her career and her life.

“It is difficult to imagine a more zealous and effective advocate for justice than Linda,” it reads. “It would also be hard to find a more zealous IU fan. Linda enjoyed spending time on Lake James in northern Indiana. She loved to run. She was prolific at knitting, producing countless sweaters. She favored gaudy, colorful outfits. She had a raucous sense of humor and was always ready for a good party. She lived life to the fullest and on her own terms.”

A photo of Linda Wagoner that ran with her obituary in the Indianapolis Star in March.
A photo of Linda Wagoner that ran with her obituary in the Indianapolis Star in March.

Linda had one surviving child, Jessica. The obituary goes on to list her other family members. Gary is not one of them.

He wonders. Was that Linda’s choice? It doesn’t really matter, he said. Now he knows. His search is over.

Gary made an entry, for online condolences, on Linda’s obituary, the only entry that was made.

“One never expects a younger sibling or child to precede them in death. Thank you all who knew her and miss her in Union City, Bloomington, Indianapolis and Angola,” he wrote. “She was a dynamic force that will be missed.”

And, as Gary said on Dec. 26 after learning Linda had died.

“While Art walks free around Columbus, his destructive legacy continues — if he even remembers her,” Gary said. “What a sad end.” https://sports.yahoo.com/tragic-life-lawyer-smuggled-cell-112843511.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall