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Sam Shepard arrested for suspected DWI

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant’s security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home, Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said Tuesday. Read More »

NYS Parks manager arrested at park for DWI, resisting arrest

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — An employee of the state is answering charges of drunk driving and more following an early Tuesday morning arrest. Police say they were conducting a routine check of Beaver Island State Park when they saw a vehicle driving around after hours at 1 a.m. Police stopped the vehicle, and say the driver identified himself as Andrew Hillman, 40, the parks manager of the park. Read More »

Sixteen suspected of DWI in East Baton Rouge Parish during the weekend

Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Jared Courson, 29, 28470 Grey Eagle Drive, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and driver’s license suspended or revoked. Paul Freeman, 27, 31318 N. Cafeline, Tickfaw, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of vehicle and improper lane usage. Kyle Major, 26, 5338 Stones River ... Read More »

Wis. man charged with 10th DWI

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Police in Sturtevant say a man was more than four times over the legal limit when he was arrested for his tenth drunken driving offense. Fifty-six-year-old Jones Decorah is being held on $10,000 cash bond set Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court. Police arrested Decorah Wednesday following a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of a food and liquor market. Authorities say Decorah had a blood alcohol content of .380. Read More »

Driver leaves DUI court hearing in Longmont, gets arrested again for DUI

LONGMONT, Colo. – After noticing a drunk driving suspect who appeared to be intoxicated in court, an off-duty Boulder Sheriff’s Deputy reported seeing the suspect swerving as she drove to a liquor store during a court recess. The off-duty deputy called it in and two Longmont police officers were dispatched to the area, according to an arrest report. One of the officers followed the suspect’s blue Toyota sedan as it left Westview Liquors on Main Street in Longmont. Read More »

‘Walking Dead’ star Seth Gilliam charged with DUI, pot possession, reckless driving

Seth Gilliam, priest from “The Walking Dead,” will need to make some confessions of his own. The actor, 46, was arrested in Peachtree City, Ga. and charged with DUI, pot possession, and reckless driving, according to a report from TMZ. The cop, who clocked Gilliam speeding at 107 mph, said he smelled alcohol on his breath and discovered a joint hidden in his arm rest. Gilliam admitted he had three beers and a shot that night. Read More »

Car crashes through Durham home, driver charged with DWI

Durham, N.C. – Before a 2012 Toyota Camry was an uninvited guest inside an Amber Stone Way home, it first introduced itself to Courtney Hill’s vehicle. “My parents came downstairs and said ‘Courtney, someone just hit your car,'” she said. “And I’m thinking ‘no way.'” When Hill stepped outside at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, she noticed damage to the front driver’s side of her Nissan Murano. “Before we can think, the car immediately…you hear the gas and they reversed very ... Read More »