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The Birds Are Flying Under The Influence

Even the birds in Minnesota are flying drunk. CNN is reporting that Robbins and waxwings are feasting on berries that has fermented earlier than usual because of an early frost. The sugar in the fruit turns into alcohol as they lose moisture. Getting intoxicated can be quite dangerous for them, according to Anna Pidgeon, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.”  (They) lose their coordination, they lose their natural ability to escape predators ... Read More »

NYPD officer charged with driving while impaired after crashing car

An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested in Brooklyn early Sunday after he smashed into a parked car while driving the wrong way on a one-way street, police said. Officer Harry Sepulveda, 31, slammed into the unoccupied car at Wythe Avenue and North 12th Street, in Greenpoint, around 2 a.m., according to authorities. He was charged with driving while ability impaired and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, authorities said. The question of whether Sepulveda was drunk or high on drugs ... Read More »

2 young drivers killed, DUI suspected in wrong-way crash

RAINBOW, Calif. — A possibly inebriated driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 15 near Rainbow caused a crash that killed both him and the driver of the car he struck, a California Highway Patrol officer said Saturday. The wrong-way driver was identified as a 23-year-old Lake Elsinore man, and the victim in the other car was a 20-year-old woman from Murrieta, according to CHP Officer Mark Latulippe. Their names were not released. Dispatchers received a call just after 11 p.m. ... Read More »

Man Suspected of DUI Arrested Following Fiery Crash in Garden Grove

A man suspected of DUI was arrested following a fiery crash in Garden Grove early Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the collision near the intersection of Euclid Street and Main Street about 1:11 a.m., Garden Grove Police Department Sgt. J. Delgado said. The driver was apparently traveling southbound on Euclid Street when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a light pole, a street light and a bus stop bench. The vehicle was fully engulfed when police and firefighters ... Read More »

Increased DUI Penalties Make It More Difficult For Americans To Travel To Canada

Periodically, when the need arises to provide information that Mr. Oberman does not feel qualified to give, guest posts are provided to the readers of this blog.  Given that Mr. Oberman is not licensed to practice law in Canada and the fact that he does not practice in the field of immigration law, he asked Canadian attorney Marisa Feil to write a guest blog about the implications relating to Canadian Bill C-46, which will take effect in December of 2018.  ... Read More »

Kansas City councilman, mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas arrested for DUI in Douglas Count

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas City councilman and mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas was arrested overnight in Lawrence on suspicion of driving under the influence, but Lucas says there’s more to the story. Lucas, 34, was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at 1:58 a.m. according to Douglas County jail records, and released on a $750 bond. Police said it was around 11:30 p.m. Thursday when they got a call of an unconscious man at 8th and ... Read More »

Police: Truck driver fled fatal DUI crash on I-83, had suspended CDL

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Mississippi truck driver admitted he drank two or three beers and five double-shot margaritas at a New Jersey restaurant before he caused an 11-vehicle crash that killed three people on Interstate 83 near Harrisburg Friday night, state police said in charging documents. Jack E. Satterfield III also told police he saw slow-moving traffic ahead of him at the last minute and could not avoid crashing at the Union Deposit Road exit in Lower Paxton Township around 8:30 p.m. Satterfield, ... Read More »

Former ‘Little Women: Atlanta’ star sentenced to 16 years in prison for fatal DUI crash

A former reality TV star will serve 16 years in prison for killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. News outlets reported that Melissa Hancock was sentenced Wednesday after earlier pleading guilty to manslaughter, driving the wrong way and failing to obey a highway sign. Hancock appeared on Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta,” a reality show that focuses on women of short stature. EX ‘LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA’ STAR PLEADS GUILTY IN COAST GUARDSMAN’S ... Read More »

‘Look at the devastation.’ Man shares photos of wife, baby in casket after DUI crash

In a series of tragic photos posted to Facebook, Zach Kincaid closes a casket lid on his 29-year-old wife, Krystil, and unborn baby Avalynn Onix. Krystil and her baby died following a Sept. 9 collision in Hemet, California, with pro boxer Marcos Forestal-Coutin, 28, who faces drunken driving charges, McClatchy previously reported. Kincaid, who says Forestal-Coutin faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for the deaths, has launched a campaign to toughen drunken driving laws in California. “How do I explain to ... Read More »

Jayson Werth to police officer during DUI arrest: ‘I’m not sure I trust you’

Former Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was arrested for a DUI back in April, and a video of the arrest newly obtained by TMZ shows Werth airing out his opinions about the police — or at least the police officer who arrested him. Werth, who retired from baseball in June, was in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the start of the season, trying to catch on with the Seattle Mariners. He was pulled over on April 17 for having an expired registration, and the officer suspected Werth ... Read More »