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Can I Get a DUI for Riding My Bike While Intoxicated?

In beach cities throughout Orange County, it is common to see people riding their bikes at all hours of the day, including early mornings, daytime, and even the late hours of the night. However, did you know, under certain conditions, it is illegal to ride a bicycle? According to California Vehicle Code 21200.5 VC, it is illegal for a person to ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. This type of ... Read More »

New York judge arrested for DUI on her way to court

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS) – Authorities say a Rochester judge has been arrested on a drunken driving charge after being pulled over on her way to court. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley says Judge Leticia Astacio was arrested Saturday morning after being stopped by New York State troopers on Interstate 490. New York State troopers say they were dispatched to I-490 westbound near Mount Read Boulevard around 8 a.m. Saturday for an accident involving one car, reports CBS affiliate WROC. Read More »

DUI and “The Scarlet Letter”

A “Scarlet Letter” bill designed to shame repeat DUI offenders into compliance with the law has recently been proposed in Mississippi. State Rep. Gary Chism drew attention for suggesting a “Scarlet Letter Tag bill” that would require individuals convicted of two or more DUI’s in the State of Mississippi to have a “Scarlet Letter” tag on their license plate.[1] The tag would be yellow with red writing on it and the idea behind the bill is to use social stigma ... Read More »

Man in clown costume arrested for DUI

Investigators said there was nothing funny about it. Officers in Alabama arrested a man wearing a clown costume for driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday. Another driver reported 51-year-old Joel Sloan’s red Ford SUV weaving in and out of traffic on a road in Jefferson County, according to Fox 6. After a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over, Sloan said he’d had only a few drinks at a nearby restaurant, according to investigators. Still, they booked him on the DUI ... Read More »

Jacksonville mayor arrested, charged with DUI, impersonating officer

Telfair County sheriff’s deputies arrested the appointed mayor of Jacksonville Monday on charges of driving under the influence of drugs. Sheriff Chris Steverson says John Dopson, who was driving a city police car when he was stopped on U.S. 441 near Ga. 117, is also charged with impersonating a police officer. Dopson was pulled over at about 4:30 p.m. and remains in Telfair County jail, Steverson said Tuesday morning. Dopson’s arrest is the result of an investigation which was initiated ... Read More »

Colorado Springs man gets prison time for 10th DUI

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado Springs man has been sentenced to three years in prison after his 10th DUI conviction. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that 54-year-old William Randall Nance was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to drunken driving. His most recent DUI charge comes from a Labor Day crash in Colorado Springs. Nance faced up to six years in prison under recently toughened DUI laws. The judge could also have imposed probation or a community-based incarceration program. Nance’s ... Read More »

Don’t Do “Dewshine”

A tragically dangerous new concoction is being consumed by Tennesseans (and likely others) that can potentially lead to death. According to a recent USA Today article, there only four current cases (all originating out of Robertson County, Tennessee) involving teens consuming a newly created “death cocktail” as described by Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. The name given to this new poisonous cocktail is “Dewshine.” As the article details, “Dewshine” is a mixture of the well-known soft ... Read More »

Former Longhorn Vince Young apologizes after DWI arrest

9 p.m. update: In a statement published Monday evening in his Facebook account, former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young apologized to the people who look up to him and his employers for his driving while intoxicated arrest Sunday night. “Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I would like my friends, family and fans to know that I do not condone drinking and driving in any way whatsoever,” Young said in the statement. “I am very disappointed in ... Read More »

Teen charged with DUI in crash that killed passenger in his car

A Northwest Side man has been charged with DUI in a Norwood Park crash that killed a passenger in his car, according to Chicago police. Mishel Lame, 19, was driving a BMW coupe around 7:30 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended another car in the 5100 block of North Nagle Avenue, police said in a statement. The car was pushed into other cars, and the BMW also hit a tree, police said.  A passenger in the BMW, Marion Mario Tahiraj, 20, was taken ... Read More »