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Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Jury Awards $131 Million for Fatal 2001 Rollover of Ford Explorer

By Jim Greene Published on October 14, 2010 A Mississippi jury returned a $131 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a man killed in a 2001 rollover of a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle. The victim’s cousin, who survived the rollover, was awarded $1.5 million. After…Read More

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Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe Pleads Not Guilty to DUI, Speeding Charges

By Jim Greene Published on October 18, 2010 Singer Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe entered a plea of not guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges this week in Las Vegas. A non-jury trial on the charges before a justice of the peace was scheduled for early January. According to Metro Police, Neil, 49,…Read More

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NJ Woman Paralyzed in Motorcycle Crash Gets $850,000 Settlement

By Jim Greene Published on October 20, 2010 A New Jersey woman paralyzed in a 2006 motorcycle accident will receive $850,000 to settle a lawsuit against the county in which the accident occurred. The woman sued for $5 million, claiming her injuries were caused by a pothole in a road for which the county was…Read More

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North Charleston police officer wrecked cruiser, arrested on DUI charges

UPDATE: Monday, 3:45pm A State Trooper was working an accident in Colleton County on Saturday morning when 2 North Charleston police officers asked if he had any contact with another North Charleston police cruiser, belonging to Nicholas Anthony Lomma. The officers said they didn’t know what was wrong with him, so the Trooper followed the…Read More

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2 NY bus drivers charged with DUI after ski check

Associated Press KILLINGTON, Vt. — Two New York tour bus drivers allegedly under the influence of alcohol when they drove high school students to Vermont’s Killington Ski Area say they’re not guilty. Thirty-seven-year-old Aleksey Gerasimov and 46-year-old Vladimir Ignatovich, both of Staten Island, N.Y., were released on conditions Monday after entering not guilty pleas. The…Read More

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Actor Alan Tudyk arrested on suspicion of DUI in Soquel

SOQUEL — Actor Alan Tudyk, whose film credits include “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” and the British comedy “Death at a Funeral,” was arrested early Sunday in Soquel on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol. Tudyk was pulled over about 1 a.m. on Soquel Drive near Robertson Road, just…Read More

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DUI Conviction Means Higher Cost for Auto Insurance

By Jim Greene Published on October 29, 2010 A conviction for driving under the influence will increase your car insurance premiums and could reduce the amount of coverage available to you. Once you’ve been convicted, you represent a bigger liability to insurance carriers, and they will treat your accordingly. Insurance companies are in business to…Read More

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Surgeons’ Group Says ATVs More Likely to Kill than Motorcycles

By Jim Greene Published on November 01, 2010 Although people may feel safer on four wheels than on two, a national doctors’ group says that, in off-road rollover accidents, victims riding all-terrain vehicles are more likely to be killed than those riding motorcycles. The American College of Surgeons says ATV rollover victims are 50 percent…Read More

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Record 15 North Dakota Motorcycle Deaths Stirs Helmet Use Debate

By Jim Greene Published on November 12, 2010 With its short motorcycle-riding season essentially finished, North Dakota has recorded 15 motorcycle deaths this year, exceeding the previous annual record of 13, set in 2008. In commenting on the grim statistic, proponents and opponents of helmet use renewed their debate. North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Jody…Read More

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Fairfield crash kills 1 – may be DUI

Casey Newton, Chronicle Staff Writer San Francisco Chronicle January 30, 2011 02:53 PM Copyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Monday, January 31, 2011

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