Archive for November, 2010

Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams arrested for DWI

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams was arrested this morning at 2:50 a.m. according to the Denver Police Department. Police did not say why the NFL player was initially pulled over or if he took a breathalyzer test.

This would be the second arrest on DUI for Williams who was picked up in 2005 for driving while impaired and eventually pleaded guilty to the charges.

Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels talked about the arrest at his regular press conference today saying, “We’re certainly disappointed and do not condone that type of behavior from any of our players or anyone else in our organization.”

Source: The Denver Post.com

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Man gets DWI after cops put him in cab

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Roy Mark Marshall of St. Petersburg, Florida was drinking at a bar Monday night, when an employee noticed he was obviously intoxicated and called the local police. The policeman then encouraged Marshall to take a taxi home rather than drive, even went as far as to call a cab service for the drunken man.

The deputy then watched Marshall drive away in a cab, only to see the taxi return five minutes later and Marshall then get out. The intoxicated man proceeded to get into his truck and attempt to drive home, when he was booked for a DWI and taken to the Naples Jail Center.

Looks like Florida needs Sober Sam, he could have gotten his truck home and himself without a DUI.

Source: The Miami Herald

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Available Discounts for Sober Sam

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

We wanted to keep everyone informed on who receives discounts for making the smart decision of using Sober Sam. The list is ever changing but here are a few constants.

This company wants to show its appreciation to all police, fire, and EMT’s by giving them a discount. This choice was easy since we are trying to help reduce the number of clients they meet professionally.

Second we know people in the restaurant and bar industry are at a high risk of any DUI charges. Since they are the professional who is responsible of trying to protect someone from their own decisions of getting behind the wheel after serving them drinks, we want to give them a discount. We understand its difficult to do and want to help protect you as well.

Third we give out random discounts via facebook for other professions (I.E. Nurses, delivery drivers, mortgage brokers, etc.)occassionally. This is because we understand the daily grind we all have to go through to keep our lives moving forward. Today on this day we will be giving a discount to all military … Past or present. This discount will go all weekend to show our appreciation for what they have done.

Also keep an eye on our website for coupons we make available to everyone at anytime. We will be giving a discount to everyone on Black Friday for purchase of any gift card. For every $25 gift card purchased you will receive $5 free this Black Friday only. We hope this helps you and your loved ones to make the right choice before driving under the influence.

Thank you all for your support! Sober Sam

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DWI offender pleads guilty in death of mother and daughter

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

John Patrick Barton, 30, of Lewisville, Texas had three DWI convictions already when he knowingly drove his car drunk, crashing into and killing Kandace Hull and her 13-year-old daughter on Easter Sunday of this year.

Originally Barton seemed like he was going to fight the charges but had a change of heart yesterday as he pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and three counts of intoxicated assault with a vehicle. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

At the time of the accident, Barton was on parole and supposed to be driving with an ignition-locking device on his car, ensuring that he was sober enough to drive. However, Barton was driving his wife’s car, with her and their children in it, all three of whom were also injured in the accident.

Source: The Dallas Morning News

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No plea deal for Jets’ Braylon Edwards

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Braylon Edwards, the star receiver for the New York Jets, has been trying to reach a plea agreement for his DWI arrest. Edwards was arrested in September for DWI and his breathalyzer registered more than twice the legal limit.

Lawyers for Edwards and the judge in the case have not reached an agreement as to any plea deal in the case. According to Assistant District Attorney Alyssa Gunther,”We’re still in those discussions.”

Source: New York Daily News

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Former NFL Star, Reggie Rogers, gets 6th DWI

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Perhaps you don’t remember the story of Reggie Rogers, the former University of Washington star who came to the Detroit Lions in 1988. One year into his pro career, Rogers was struggling with addiction when he drank too much and crashed his car into another, ending the lives of three teenagers. His breathalyzer results showed his blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit, but even more shocking was that he only received a year in prison.

He played briefly for a couple of more teams over the years and his career in football was over by 1992. Rogers’ fifth arrest happened on Thanksgiving of 2008 where he promptly fled the scene of the accident. He was sentenced in June of 2009 to 240 days of home monitoring but apparently was released early. Now in his latest arrest, Rogers will probably go back to jail and attempt to raise his six children, one for each DWI, from prison.

Source: Seattle PI.com

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Gary Collins involved in Hit-And-Run, ‘clealy intoxicated’

Friday, November 5th, 2010

According to ContactMusic.com, actor and game show host Gary Collins is wanted for a Hit-And-Run accident in Mississippi where he crashed into another car which had a baby on board. Police are planning to issue a warrant for the actor who has been arrested in the past for DUI, three times.

The driver of the other vehicle said that Collins smelled of alcohol and was “clearly intoxicated” when he began yelling at her, “what are you waiting for?” before getting back into his vehicle and leaving the scene.

In 2007, a man was killed in an accident involving Gary Collins and although the crash was found not to be his fault, he did serve 4 days in jail after pleading no contest. Collins also drove a mobile home and was pulled over in the past with a blood alcohol content of 0.29, over three times the legal limit.

Source: Contact Music.com

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Republican Legislator pleads guilty to DWI

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Republican Mark Buesgens pleaded guilty to DWI in Wright County District Court, Minnesota today. Buesgens was arrested on September 18th when police saw him driving his car out of a ditch. After a breathalyzer, his blood alcohol content was measured at twice the legal limit.

Despite his September arrest, Buesgens was re-elected Tuesday to his Scott County House seat. Under a plea bargain, the Republican will serve 60 hours of community service.

Source: KTTC.com

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