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New York Woman Claims Her Body Brews Alcohol, Has DUI Charge Dismissed

Imagine being charged with a DUI when it’s been hours since you’ve had a drink, only to later discover that your body brews its own alcohol. That’s what happened to an upstate New York woman when she blew a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. Just before Christmas in Hamburg, New York, a judge dismissed the charges after being presented with evidence the woman suffers from “auto-brewery syndrome.” Read More »

Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon charged with DUI

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on a DUI charge on Saturday night, according to arrest logs provided by the Carter County (Oklahoma) Sheriff’s Office. The booking time was listed at 4:45 a.m. CT. Blackmon was released later on that morning. The No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Oklahoma State, Blackmon is currently under indefinite suspension, and has been suspended three times by the NFL for violating their policy on substances of abuse. Jacksonville ... Read More »

Roger Clemens ex-trainer Brian McNamee arrested for DUI

Brian McNamee, the former trainer for pitcher Roger Clemens who testified before a congressional committee that he injected the Rocket with performance-enhancing drugs, was arrested for DWI Monday morning on Long Island, according to a Long Beach Police arrest report obtained by the Daily News. The 48-year-old McNamee was also charged with driving while impaired by drugs, driving while his ability was impaired by drugs and alcohol, and driving with a suspended license, according to the arrest report. All charges are ... Read More »

Suspect held following deadly Woonsocket DUI crash

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The suspect in a deadly crash in Woonsocket is being held without bail. Johnny Sak, 23, has been charged with driving under the influence, death resulting, in the crash that claimed the life of 22-year-old Alexandra Patten. The two shared a daughter, who was four months old. “She was a good person (and was) always kind to everybody,” said Yannie Patten, Patten’s sister. “She did more for other people than herself.” The crash happened around 1:40 a.m. ... Read More »

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 »