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.
Parole for Non-Violent Repeat Offenders? A new law in Georgia has allowed some repeat offenders to secure parole sooner than expected. Unfortunately, that same law has allowed non-violent offenders to be ignored. Under the new law, some drug offenders are able to secure parole. People who are in jail serving time for lesser possession charges are
Alabama, unlike Georgia, offers a pre-trial diversion program for DUI offenders. The newest participant in the program is Senator Cam Ward, R-Alabaster. Last week, Ward admitted his guilt to a DUI charge from early July. According to police reports, Senator Ward was arrested after police received calls of a possible drunk driver on Highway 119
When you are convicted of DUI, effects on current employment can be severe. A Broward county judge recently found this out after her own DUI arrest. Judge Cynthia Imperato was convicted of the crime and served 20 days of house arrest. She is currently on probation, and the judge is facing her peers as the
Hardcore DUI offenders, or those who are caught driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher, are being targeted by accountability courts in Georgia and around the country. Also included are those people who have been caught drinking and driving multiple times. Athens, Georgia is home to an academy court that is
A popular television anchor was arrested and transported to jail over the weekend by the California Highway Patrol. Paula Lopez Ochoa, a Santa Barbara County anchor at KCOY-TV, was charged with DUI and, ultimately, assault on a police officer. Many people consider television anchors to be local celebrities and put them on a type of
Labor Day weekend saw 35 arrests made by Georgia State Patrol Troop 40’s DUI Task Force. The 35 people arrested will not be the only ones facing a judge in the coming weeks. That number does not include any arrests made by other troopers throughout the state during the holiday weekend. The task force covered