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Monthly Archives: February, 2011

Ridley man tallies fourth DUI arrest at McDonald’s drive-thru

By CINDY SCHARR cscharr@delcotimes.com RIDLEY TOWNSHIP A bottle of vodka and an empty Hydrocodone bottle were found on a man with three prior DUI arrests after he slammed into another vehicle at the McDonald’s drive-in window Tuesday, police said. Christian M. Sweeney, the same man who in December allegedly blew a .62 blood alcohol level…Read More

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Charges multiply in DUI wreck that killed Cheyenne Sauls, 16

Print E-mail By Larry Hartstein The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Douglas County authorities are charging several adults they believe could have prevented the DUI wreck that killed 16-year-old Cheyenne Sauls, bringing to seven the number of people facing charges in the wreck. The Sheriff’s Office has taken out warrants against homeowners who threw two Friday night parties…Read More

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Kirkland man pleads guilty to DUI crash that killed 2 teens

A Kirkland man who was drunk when his SUV rear-ended a stalled Honda Civic, killing two teens on the eve of their high-school graduation last year, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of vehicular homicide. Alexander Peder, 50, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 percent — twice the legal limit — when his SUV slammed…Read More

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Jury: Conner guilty in fatal DUI – Chicago Sun

Jury: Conner guilty in fatal DUI   BY LAUREN FITZPATRICK lfitzpatrick@southtownstar.com   Feb 23, 2011 05:00PM   Share E-Mail Print   Jurors found Cecil Conner guilty of two counts of aggravated drunken driving for causing the May crash that killed 5-year-old Michael Langford Jr. in Steger.                  …Read More

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San Jose: Former cop must pay $250000 to woman injured in DUI accident

A former San Jose police officer who was at the center of a drunken driving cover-up scandal is now on the hook for close to $250,000 after a civil trial. A jury on Wednesday sided against the former officer, Sandra Woodall, 42, whose Cadillac Escalade careened into several cars in 2008, injuring Jessica Cardona. After…Read More

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Screw Ball: Ice Cream Truck Driver Charged With DUI

Man nearly hits child and police find two bottles of whiskey By TODD WRIGHT Updated 2:50 PM EST, Wed, Feb 23, 2011 Print Share When the ice cream truck is coming down the block, usually the primal instinct for kids is to run toward the music like moths to a delicious flame. Ronald Purdy created…Read More

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Texas forward arrested on suspicion of DUI

Texas basketball player Alexis Wangmene was arrested and booked by the Austn Police Department on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Sunday, APD information specialist Lisa Cortinas confirmed Wednesday morning. Wangmene was suspended indefinitely by Longhorns coach Rick Barnes before Texas defeated Iowa State Tuesday night. Program spokesman Scott McConnell acknowledge the situation, but said…Read More

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Mel Gibson update: Deputy's discrimination suit v. sheriff over Gibson DUI …

Mel Gibson (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.) (CBS/KCBS/AP) LOS ANGELES – James Mee, the Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving in 2006, can proceed with a lawsuit claiming he suffered discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, for refusing to omit the actor-director’s anti-Semitic slurs in the arrest report. PICTURES: Mel Gibson’s…Read More

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Wrong-way DUI driver gets 15 years in fatal crash

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – In a packed courtroom Tuesday, 35-year-old Elizabeth Long was sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving drunk in the wrong direction on Interstate 25, killing another woman in 2010. Long had pleaded guilty to eight felony counts including vehicular homicide, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. On the…Read More

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Fla. ice cream truck driver charged with DUI

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office reports that 49-year-old Ronald Clifford Purdy was pulled over Monday afternoon after someone called 911 to report his driving. Deputies say Purdy staggered out of the ice cream truck in New Port Richey and gave his birthday when he was asked for his address. The deputies also reported finding two…Read More

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