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Dash cam video shows DUI suspect fire at Pa. officer at point blank range

MANCHESTER TWP., Pa. (WPVI) — The Northern York County Regional Police Department has released dash cam footage of a suspect firing at an officer at point blank range. Authorities identify the suspect as Trev Bowies Jackson. They say Jackson has a wounded left hand and the hand may still be bandaged. The incident occurred on Sunday, November 22 in the parking lot of the Crossroads Shopping Center in Manchester Township. Police say Officer Lynn Anderson pulled over Jackson for suspected ... Read More »

‘NCIS’ Star Michael Weatherly — Busted For DUI

“NCIS” star Michael Weatherly¬†ended up on the other side of the law when LAPD busted him for DUI. Law enforcement sources tell us Weatherly was stopped for speeding earlier this month around 1 AM in Hollywood. We’re told officers suspected he’d been drinking and after running tests, determined his BAC was well above the legal limit. Weatherly spent nearly 15 hours behind bars. Read More »

DUI charges filed in fiery wrong-way crash on I-295 in West Deptford, N.J.

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (WPVI) — Authorities have filed DUI charges against a Delaware County woman they say caused a fiery head-on crash early Monday on I-295 in West Deptford. Police say 26-year-old Eileen Dougherty of Boothwyn, Pa. was driving her Toyota Prius northbound on I-295 South when she slammed head-on into the Ford pickup truck driven by Mark Rohrbach of New Jersey. It happened at 4:30 a.m. Monday near exit 20 for Thorofare. Read More »

Stroger executive gets 100-day sentence for DUI, fatality of bicyclist

A Stroger Hospital executive who was driving home drunk from an office Christmas party in 2013 was sentenced to 100 days in prison Tuesday for striking and killing an aspiring chef who was biking home from work. During an emotional hearing, Robert Vais, the hospital’s director of cost reimbursement, tearfully apologized for the death of Hector Avalos, 28, who had served five years in the Marines. “I am so sorry,” he said as members of Avalos’ family began to weep. ... Read More »

J.T. BARRETT ARREST VIDEO ‘I’M THE QB OF OHIO STATE’ ‘There’s Nothing You Can Do?’

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett tried to go the Reese Witherspoon route during his drunk driving arrest — asking the officer for special treatment because, “I’m the quarterback of Ohio State!” TMZ Sports¬†obtained the dash cam footage from the October 31 incident — in which you can clearly see Barrett’s SUV pull out of a line for an upcoming DUI checkpoint … catching the attention of an officer who pulled him over. During the stop, the officer says he could ... Read More »

Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after deadly crash in Bear, Delaware

Sunday, November 08, 2015 12:25PM BEAR, Del. (WPVI) — A Wilmington, Delaware man has been charged with DUI and vehicular homicide after a crash that killed a 69-year-old woman and left a 76-year-old man critically injured. It happened at 10:22 p.m. Saturday on westbound Route 40 at the on-ramp to Route 1 in Bear. Delaware State Police say a 2005 Ford Expedition, driven by 30-year-old Cristobal Guzman-Martinez of Wilmington, ran a red light and hit a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Alhambra DUI Crash That Injured More Than a Dozen People

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in state prison for a drunken collision that injured multiple people looking at holiday lights in Alhambra. Ismael Soto had previously entered a no contest plea in connection with Dec. 14, 2014, crash. He was speeding and had a blood-alcohol content at least 2 1/2 times the legal limit, he admitted. Soto was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck into multiple parked cars, which in turn struck bystanders ... Read More »

J.T. Barrett loses academic aid at Ohio State after DUI arrest but can play football in a week

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer announced on Monday that Buckeyes starting quarterback J.T. Barrett would be stripped of money for summer classes and will be forced to sit out one week after a DUI arrest over the weekend. The nature of the punishment led to a variety of criticism on social media. Athletes, particularly those who help rake in money for football powers like Ohio State, already receive limited compensation for their efforts (a scholarship and cost-of-attendance stipends) and ... Read More »

DSU crash: Driver’s blood alcohol past DUI level

In Delaware on Saturday, as in Oklahoma, a suspected drunken driver plowed into a crowd gathered for homecoming, plunging the campus into shock. In Dover, seven people were injured Saturday night at Delaware State University, city police said Sunday. One woman was critically injured, visitors were directed to leave the campus and remaining homecoming activities were canceled, Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Read More »