When you choose to run for political office, and you are elected to the position you were seeking, it is important to remember that the same laws apply to you as to your constituents. No political figure is above the law and, in fact, some are held to a higher standard than the average person.
A star of MTV’s popular “The Real World: Sydney” and “The Challenge” was arrested in downtown Athens after the vehicle he was driving got hung up on a retaining wall. Cohutta Lee Grindstaff called a towing company around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning for assistance. The towing company, in turn, called local police. During the phone
Hilary Duff’s ex-husband, Mike Comrie was seen drinking at a sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills with oil heir Brandon Davis who wrecked his car following the dinner. According to police, Davis was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and no bystanders were injured. Entertainment Tonight reports that the car
A DeKalb County Sanitation Department worker was arrested for DUI, lost his job, and then got this job back, according to an investigative report that was recently released. According to one county commissioner, the events that transpired after the arrest crossed the line. Not only was the employee arrested for DUI, but he was arrested
A woman from Dawsonville was arrested Saturday afternoon after she crashed her car into a sign, overturned, and struck a tree in downtown Dawsonville. Tammy Kramer, 51, was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries that were not deemed life threatening. According to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone, Kramer admitted to driving the
Many people have heard of restitution being ordered after a vehicle collision. People are forced to pay for others’ medical bills, lost wages, or even damaged property. Jayson Williams, ex-Nets star, will be paying restitution to the city of Manhattan, but not for something you may think. Williams will be forking over money to pay
A daughter, so concerned for her personal safety and that of others on the road, had her own mother turned in for driving under the influence of alcohol. The woman begged the clerk at a convenience store to call 911 before her mother hurt someone. A dash cam video recorded the traffic stop and arrest
Monday night’s council meeting was nothing of note for the city of Shively. What was cause for a stir was the arrest of Councilman Ronnie Wathen for driving under the influence shortly after the meeting. Whether a mayor, a councilman or a police officer, we hold public servants to a higher standard. Right or wrong,
If you have never heard of the Athens DUI Drug Court, it is worth learning about. The court is the first of its kind in the state, and is one of only four in the country. The court not only works to take drunk drivers off of the road, but it goes a step further.
New and Strict Guidelines on Drawing Blood WellStar Health System has said it will no longer allow its medical staff to draw blood from conscious DUI suspects without their consent. Even though a court order can force a suspect to comply, there is no forcing the hospital to do so. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials
Leigh Keno, the popular antiques appraiser from “Antiques Roadshow,” has been granted participation in a weekend alcohol education program after a brief hearing. Just before Christmas, state police in New Hampshire received a call that a Range Rover was veering all over the road. Police responded to the scene and witnessed the driving for themselves. The
Rhode Island Mechanic Takes Customer’s Car For a Drunk Joyride A man in Rhode Island is angry after discovering that the mechanic he trusted to service his car instead took it driving after drinking. A six-and-a-half minute video depicts the mechanic driving the man’s 2013 Mazdaspeed3 erratically as a child implores him to stop the vehicle.