When a judge orders a person not to drink alcohol, they better pay attention. Carla Elaine Bartholomew found this out when a judge had her arrested for drinking in her own home. After three convictions for drunk driving, Bartholomew was instructed to not consume any alcohol. It was, in fact, a condition of her probation.
It stands to reason that most people think that when a person is pulled over and charged with driving under the influence that they learn from their mistake. If that is what you believe, you may be mistaken. While some people do indeed learn from their first encounter with a DUI charge, many do not.
Drivers in Georgia are being told to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” According to law enforcement officials, the holiday season, including New Years, is a dangerous time to be on the roads. Officers from around the state will be actively searching for drunk drivers through the January 1 holiday. According to Police Chief Troy
The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) affiliate office in Georgia has been awarded a $126,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The group is happy to announce that the money will be used to help support the efforts of law enforcement in the state. The grant money will be used to support
A consul from Mexico was recently cited for traffic violations in Georgia. Among those violations was a charge for driving under the influence. Because the man has diplomatic immunity, officers were forced to let him go. According to reports, Ricardo Camara Sanchez was pulled over by police because of his erratic driving. The officer
Chris Duhon, former Duke point guard, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence last Monday in Putnam County, West Virginia. According to reports, the 33-year-old was booked just after 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning and was later released after posting a $1,000 bond. The former college player is currently an assistant coach at
It is said that every hour in the United States, someone dies simply because they chose not to buckle their seat belt. That is why, in part, this holiday season, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) are reminding all drivers to buckle up. If you don’t, you stand
A St. Vrain Valley School District bus driver had charged levied against her last week. According to reports, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office filed several felony charges against Elizabeth Burris in connection with a bus crash. Last Monday, Burris was driving a bus carrying eight students. It was shortly after 4 p.m. when her
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in order to fight impaired driving in the county. The $145,500 grant will be utilized by the agency’s specially-designed traffic enforcement squad. H.E.A.T., as the squad is known by, stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive traffic. It works
A South Dakota man was convicted of drunk driving last week on a charge of drunk driving in Pennigton County. According to official reports, Russel Schmitz, 48, tossed his keys under the deck of a nearby Box Elder home after he was pulled over. He then told deputies on scene that vehicle he was accused
If you have seen the movie “The Fighter,” you are familiar with Dicky Eklund, the boxing trainer portrayed in the film by Christian Bale. The popular sportsman trained Mickey Ward, who is portrayed in the movie by Mark Wahlberg. The real-life Eklund was pulled over Friday night and ultimately charged with driving under the influence
Health experts recommend against drinking too much soda of any type. It is not the healthiest of drinks, and water is always the top choice among medical professionals. If your health wasn’t enough to get you to stop drinking soda, try this on for size: Diet soda makes it more likely that you will have