Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie Alamedas Ta’amu arrested on DUI

Lincoln Navigator that was crashed by Steelers' rookie Alameda Ta'amu, Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie Alameda Ta’amu is facing a slew of serious charges following his arrest Sunday night which left several cars damaged and one person seriously injured.

The 348-pound nose tackle is being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, fleeing or attempting to elude police, aggravated assault by a vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and escape.

Source: CBS News

‘Bad News Bears’ Actress Killed in DUI Crash

Sammi Kane Kraft the actress who starred in the 2005 baseball movie remake of Bad News Bears, was killed in a crash as a passenger. The driver, Molly Kate Adams, was speeding down the 10 freeway in Los Angeles and was intoxicated.

According to police, their Audi was rear ended by a large truck as well as another car. Adams sustained minor injuries and was arrested for DUI. Sammi Kane Kraft was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Mike Ditka’s Son Faces New DUI Charge

The son of Chicago Bears legend, Mike Ditka, was arrested and charged early Sunday with aggrevated DUI when a bottle of Hydrocodone was discovered in his car.

The 49 year-old Mark Ditka was stopped for erratic driving and improper lane change at 3:45 am Sunday morning.

Ditka refused the breathalyzer and was charged with DUI as well as possession of a controlled substance.

Source: Chicago Tribune

Casey Pachall Withdraws from TCU After DUI Arrest

After being upset 37-24 by Iowa State in Fort Worth, ending their 12 game winning streak, the Horned Frogs Quarterback, Casey Pachall withdrew from school to enter a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Pachall was arrested for DWI earlier this week and also failed a drug test earlier this year. TCU coach Gary Patteson said the treatment should last between 30 to 60 days and Pachall has the opportunity to re-enroll at TCU in January.

Source: Bloguin

NC Candidate for House Arrested for DWI

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Mebane city council member who’s running for the state Legislature is apologizing after she was charged with driving while impaired.

Highway Patrol troopers stopped Democrat Patty Philipps early Saturday on Interstate 40 in Burlington. Troopers say she had a .15 percent blood alcohol level. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08 percent.

Philipps is running for a state House seat against Republican candidate Steve Ross. She says she made a serious mistake, and she apologized to her family, friends and the community.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

D.J. Williams Conviction of DWI Extends His Ban From NFL

DJ WIlliamsD.J. Williams was supposed to return to playing with the Denver Broncos in October after being banned for violating the league’s banned-substances policy, but that has now been extended to November after his conviction of DWI last month.

Williams was originally banned from the NFL for failing a drug test in the summer when he turned in a “non-human” sample instead of his own.

Source: Gant Daily

Hulk Hogan’s Ex-Wife, Linda Hogan Arrested for DWI

Linda Hogan, Hulk Hogan’s ex-wife, was pulled over at 1:30 am yesterday and registered a blood alcohol content of .084. She was arrested and charged with DWI in Malibu, California.

Linda Hogan denies her drinking had anything to do with Hulk Hogan’s recently released sex tape that has been circulating. “She regrets it. She’s a mom, so she’s embarrassed about it,” according to her lawyer Raymond Rafool.

Source: The New York Daily News

Archbishop Jokes About Driving Drunk

The new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco assumed his position by making light of his recent drunk driving arrest, all the while ignoring the distress his promotion has caused the gay-friendly city of San Francisco.

Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone thanked the more than 2,000 guests at his installation mass that he appreciated their support when he was recently arrested.

“I know in my life God has always had a way of putting me in my place. I would say, though, that in the latest episode of my life God has outdone himself,” Cordileone said with a little laugh while delivering his first homily as archbishop.

Source: WSAV 3