Archive for October, 2010

Gloucester EMS charged with DWI

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Thomas Eden Sr., an EMS in Gloucester, was charged with DWI this past Thursday night when he drove an EMS vehicle to a crime scene.

Eden arrived to the scene where a man barricaded himself inside a home and allegedly tried to set the house on fire. Officials then noticed that the EMS appeared to be intoxicated.

Deputy Police Chief David Harkins said that Eden has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated with use or being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.,p>

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Carmen Huertas to be sentenced for DWI Manslaughter

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Carmen Huertas will be sentenced today after she admittedly drunkenly drove a station wagon with children into a NYC highway wreck that killed one of them and injured others.

Huertas pleaded guilty to manslaughter last August after she killed 11-year-old Leandra Rosado in the car accident. The conviction spurred what has come to be known as “Leandras Law,” making it it a felony to drive drunk with a child in the car.

Leandra’s father, Lenny Rosado, believes Huertas should serve as many years as his daughter was old, 11. But the judge in the case is expected to sentence Huertas to more than 1-3 years but less than the 5-15 year maximum.

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Marine Colonel relieved of duty after DWI

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Colonel Douglas Denn was deposed by of Major General Carl Jensen “due to loss of confidence in Denn’s ability to command,” said Major Bradley Gordon spokesman for the Marine Corps Installations East in Jacksonville.

Gordon went on to say,”The relief occurred as a result of an investigation into allegations of Denn driving under the influence that eroded good order and discipline.”

Denn was arrested this past week and charged with DWI, speeding, and violating the open container law.

Denn has more than 3,500 flight hours and has received many decorations, which include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service medal, Navy Commendation Medal with three gold stars and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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Scary Time of Year…

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

This is the time of year for ghouls and goblins, but there is something more scary and real for everyone of us.

With the reality of all the bar promotions, costume parties, football and hockey games comes a real threat of drunk drivers on our roads. Although we are doing our best to reach everyone and give them another option to drinking and driving, we will not be able to eliminate this threat completely without your help.

If you can save just one life or save a loved one the risk of a DUI by passing along our name and number … would it be worth mentioning our name? Please pass along our number and name so we can make our streets a little bit safer. We also have gift cards available for you to purchase for those you love. Call us and find out where we will be to get your gift cards today. Thank you all very much again for your support!

Sincerely, Sober Sam

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Man Kills One and Injures a Second in DWI Crash

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS– John Peterson, 23 was arrested on suspicion of DWI, criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation after hitting another car from behind, sending the two passengers to the hospital.

The first victim,Kandyce Stoffel, 23, of North Mankato was first put on life support, but later died of her injuries. The second victim, 25 year old Travis Smith, was released from the hospital Monday.

Peterson’s preliminary blood alcohol content was 0.164, and witnesses say the suspect was at a bar with the victims earlier that night. Apparently he made advances toward Stoffel making her uncomfortable. Police say they are unsure if Peterson recognized the girl from the bar.

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Michigan: New “Super DWI” Law Starts on Halloween

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

A new law will start taking place in Michigan on Halloween Eve and they are calling it the “Super Drunk Law.” The law is not only intended to catch those driving drunk but people who are two and sometimes three times the legal limit.

If found guilty, a person’s license is immediately suspended for 45 days and the courts may order an alcohol interlock device be installed in the car.

Super-drunk drivers may also get up to 180 days in jail, a $200 fine, 360 hours of community service, mandatory rehabilitation and up to one year license suspension.

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Man accused in fata accident had 6 DWI’s

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A 29-year-old man accused of causing a head on collision that caused the death of another man, has 6 DWI’s on his record.

Kevin Ohagan, the accused, has a history of drinking and driving according to police. He fled a traffic stop and then plowed head on into the car of 41-year-old, Daniel Herring, who was returning from a church event.

Police said Ohagan faces charges of second-degree murder, driving while intoxicated, felony death by motor vehicle, driving left of the center line, speeding to elude arrest and driving with a revoked license.

He was being held late Sunday on $500,000 bond.

Read more about this at The Charlotte Observer

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Michigan State’s Rucker arraigned of DWI charge

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Michigan State cornerback Chris L. Rucker has been arraigned on a charge of driving a vehicle while intoxicated.

Currently a player for the eight ranked Spartans, Rucker has been suspended from the team indefinitely and isn’t listed on the team at all while they play Northwestern this weekend.

Less than a year ago, Chris L. Rucker was sentenced to 12 months of probation and 150 hours of community service for assault for his involvement in an on campus fight. His probation officer is hoping for 21 days in jail for the DWI.

Source The Associated Press

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