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‘Trivago’ actor arrested, charged with DWI, Houston police say

HOUSTON — A Houston actor has been arrested after he was allegedly found asleep at the wheel, police say. On Tuesday, around 3:15 p.m., Tim Williams, 52, was found stopped in a moving lane of traffic with his foot on the brake. He has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Court documents also showed a mental health assessment has been requested. Read More »

Shawnee Heights superintendent arrested on suspicion of DUI

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) – The Shawnee Heights USD 450 superintendent was arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of driving under influence of alcohol or drugs. Martin Stessman was booked into the Jefferson County Jail around 10:30 pm and was released by 11:45 pm after posting $1,000 bond. The Kansas Highway Patrol made the arrest. According to KHP, someone called 911 reporting a reckless driver on I-70 and Rice Road. The caller followed the vehicle north on K-4 to Highway 24 ... Read More »

Greyhound bus driver arrested for DUI after crash on Highway 99

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A group of Greyhound passengers had their trip cut short Sunday morning after their bus crashed on the freeway. California Highway Patrol says the driver, 28-year-old Ashton Castillo, was on drugs when he attempted to merge onto the 180 eastbound from the 99 south. “As the bus was taking the transition road, the transition road curves to the left. The bus veered off the right side went up the embankment and veered to the left across ... Read More »

Drunk Without Drinking?

A man in Maine was arrested and charged in August of 2016 with operating under the influence after police found him with a blood alcohol level nearly four times over the legal limit. There was just one catch: he said that he hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol in months. While this seems far-fetched, there is a medical explanation for being intoxicated without actually drinking alcohol. This medical explanation, called auto brewery syndrome, actually does affect a rare, small group ... Read More »

GOP marks St. Patrick’s Day by doctoring ‘noted Irishman’ Beto O’Rourke’s old DUI mug shot

Presumably, this tweet from the Republican Party’s official Twitter account is trying to make the point that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is Irish-American and was arrested two decades ago for driving under the influence of alcohol, for anyone who paid no attention to O’Rourke’s high-profile, ultimately unsuccessful run for Senate last year. And maybe the people who wrote and approved this tweet aren’t aware that Irish-American’s aren’t typically thrilled with the stereotype that the Irish are drunks or … ... Read More »

Longmont middle school teacher arrested, accused of hit-and-run, DUI during school hours

LONGMONT, Colo. — An Altona Middle School teacher was arrested by Longmont police on Thursday following a suspected hit-and-run crash. The police report alleges that Jessica Lynn Brady, 32, was possibly under the influence of alcohol when she fled the scene of a crash while going from her home to Altona Middle School. The alleged incident occurred at about 11:36 a.m. on Thursday. Brady was arrested in the school’s parking lot. According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, Brady admitted she ... Read More »

False Advertising?

A motorist was stopped on I-80 in Berkley, California for weaving on the highway on February 24, 2019, according to USA Today.  While the driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (DUI/DWI), California Highway Patrol Officer Baza couldn’t help but notice the irony of the large sign on top of the vehicle.  It stated, “I should probably get a ride home” (with the word “probably” crossed out) and “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.” Interestingly, the National ... Read More »

Jussie Smollett once lied to cops during DUI arrest

Jussie Smollett — who is suspected of faking a hate crime against himself — pleaded no contest in 2007 to providing false information to police during a DUI stop in LA, according to a report. The misdemeanor complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in September that year says that Smollett gave the name of his brother, Jake, when he was asked by an officer. He also signed a false name on the promise to appear in court. Smollett also was ... Read More »

Google’s DUI Checkpoint Alerts Threatened

Law enforcement officers in California have long relied on the 4-3 California Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll v. Palmer, 43 Cal.3d 1321, to stop motorists in DUI checkpoints without a warrant or any vehicle code violation.  However, the decision came with certain limitations for constitutional compliance, and one factor is whether motorists are given advance publicity of these checkpoint stops.  Nothing in the subsequent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Michigan Dep’t of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (another DUI ... Read More »