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February 2, 2007 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Coatesville City Manager Harry G. Walker III was arrested yesterday on charges of drunken driving, police said. State police at the Embreeville barracks said Walker, 64, was stopped about 2:30 a.m. after radar showed his vehicle speeding while traveling west on the Route 30 bypass at Route 113 in East Caln Township. Police said Walker failed a field sobriety test and was taken to an area hospital, where he consented to having blood drawn to determine his blood-alcohol level.
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October 26, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The Texas Department of Public Safety is pursuing an investigation into whether injured Dallas Cowboy Erik Williams was driving while intoxicated before the automobile accident that left him hospitalized with multiple injuries. "We are proceeding with a DWI investigation," DPS spokesman Mike Cox said. Parkland Memorial Hospital officials took a routine blood sample from the Pro Bowl offensive lineman on Monday, but they declined yesterday to release results that would reveal whether Williams's blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit of 0.10 percent, DPS spokesman Mike Cox said.
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January 15, 1991 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
When officers arrived, police said, the drunken driver was sitting on the curb, restrained by another motorist who had blocked his Thunderbird. Little restraint was required. "It's not that he get could up all that quickly," Penndel Police Chief Stephen Burke said dryly. The man, he said, had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.26 percent, making him legally intoxicated. State law prohibits driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.10 percent or greater. The man, identified by Burke as Paul Reese, 27, of Trenton Road, Langhorne, had just been involved in two minor accidents in two Bucks County communities and had been tracked down and stopped by witnesses to the second accident, police said.
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January 5, 2013 | By Matthew Barakat and Rebecca Boone, Associated Press
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Sen. Michael Crapo pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of driving while intoxicated and then apologized for his actions and asked forgiveness from his constituents. The Idaho Republican said nothing during a brief appearance in Alexandria General District Court, where he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor and was ordered to pay a $250 fine and complete an alcohol safety program. He also agreed to a 12-month suspension of his driver's license. The sentence is typical for first-time drunken-driving offenders in Virginia.
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August 1, 1991 | By Kathy Knaub, Special to The Inquirer
In an attempt to "put the matter behind" him, Owen J. Roberts School District Superintendent Terrance Furin has applied for Chester County's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program rather than fight a drunken-driving charge he received in May. Furin, reading a statement during Monday's school board meeting, said he chose this alternative to facing a trial after considering the effects of the charges on both himself and the school district. "This district is on the move and I want the district to resume moving in that direction," Furin said.
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May 8, 2009 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a Cape May bar did not have to monitor the condition of a patron who later was involved in a drunken-driving accident because the bar had not served him alcohol. The 2003 crash killed 21-year-old James Hamby of Upper Township, a passenger in a car driven by Frederick Nesbitt III. The two were among a group of friends who had gone to the C View Inn in Cape May. Nesbitt, 19, of Dennis Township, was the only one in the group younger than the legal drinking age. Nesbitt had been drinking before the group arrived at the bar, but he was served only sodas during his two hours there.
SPORTS
December 30, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Saints defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested in New Orleans early yesterday and charged with driving while intoxicated and other counts, police said. Police spokesman Gary Flot said McCray, 28, was stopped by an officer who saw him speeding about 4:30 a.m. yesterday. He was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding, careless operation of a motor vehicle and not having his vehicle registration with him. A jail spokesman said McCray was released on his own recognizance around 7 a.m. McCray refused to take a breathalyzer test, police spokesman Janssen Valencia said.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
Authorities in Cumberland County, N.J., say a man who caused a crash that killed Millville Patrol Officer Christopher Reeves on July 8 was driving drunk. Timothy Seidel, 23, of Commercial Township, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Friday. Seidel already had been charged with vehicular homicide and other offenses. Police say he was fleeing police when he crashed into Reeves' cruiser. An officer riding with Reeves was injured.
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January 10, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Greenwich Township Mayor Fred Grant voted to lay off a part-time officer who law enforcement officials said helped arrest him on drunken-driving and speeding charges in July, a move denounced Wednesday by the police chief as a conflict of interest. Grant was driving 91 m.p.h. in a 45-m.p.h. zone on Kings Highway in the Gloucester County township July 31, according to police, and was charged with driving under the influence. "I don't feel the mayor should be able to discuss personnel issues or budgetary issues with police when he has a pending DWI case in town.
NEWS
August 6, 2003 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Republican candidate for Gloucester County sheriff was in fair condition yesterday after a weekend accident in which he is accused of driving drunk. Joseph Hetzel, 37, a corrections officer from the Barnsboro section of Mantua Township, was driving south on Main Street in his hometown about 4 a.m. Sunday when his car crossed into the northbound lane and left the road, striking a tree. Weather conditions were clear and dry at the time, according to Ed Sholinsky, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
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February 7, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey senators voted Thursday to change the penalties for drunken driving, requiring all first-time DWI offenders to install Breathalyzer-like devices in their vehicles in lieu of lengthy suspensions of their licenses. The legislation was praised by the safety group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which said New Jersey would become the 25th state to require first-time DWI offenders to install ignition-interlock devices. The bill, which passed the Senate, 29-4, on Thursday and was approved, 46-15 with 14 abstentions, in the Assembly in June, now heads to Gov. Christie.
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February 6, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the trial of a Washington Township police officer who arrested an assemblyman on suspicion of drunken driving opened Wednesday, attention was focused on the events of July 31, 2012. That's when Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura pulled over Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty (D., Gloucester), initiating a high-profile controversy with political undertones. DiBuonaventura faces 14 charges - including official misconduct and tampering with records - relating to the arrest, which began when he stopped Moriarty's blue Nissan Murano (with identifiable legislative license plates)
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June 26, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden County police officer has been removed from street duty and is facing drunken driving charges after he allegedly drove a red pickup truck through three street signs, struck a building, and knocked down the longtime neon sign for Benash Liquors in Cherry Hill. William A. Grasso, 21, of Hammonton, N.J., was charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. The crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Friday in the traffic circle at Route 38 and Church Road.
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December 12, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The filing of criminal charges doesn't change the basic reality for her family, Anne Reid said. Her son and daughter-in-law are still gone. The people who loved them still mourn. On Tuesday, North Carolina authorities announced that a hired limousine driver was allegedly under the influence when his car ran off the highway and crashed four months ago, killing newlywed Philadelphia schoolteachers Will and Jamie Reid. Rodney Koon, 46, of Asheville, N.C., was charged with driving while impaired and two counts of felony death by motor vehicle in the Aug. 11 wreck.
NEWS
March 9, 2013 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Pennsauken Township police officer has been named New Jersey's DWI Top Gun for 2012. Officer Joseph Kuchmek, an eight-year veteran of the force, made 86 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, officials said. He was named the DWI Top Gun by the state Attorney General Office's Division of Highway Safety and will be honored at a ceremony in Trenton on April 24. Pennsauken Police Chief John Coffey said his department's traffic division "regularly makes more DWI arrests than any other traffic division in South Jersey.
NEWS
January 10, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Greenwich Township Mayor Fred Grant voted to lay off a part-time officer who law enforcement officials said helped arrest him on drunken-driving and speeding charges in July, a move denounced Wednesday by the police chief as a conflict of interest. Grant was driving 91 m.p.h. in a 45-m.p.h. zone on Kings Highway in the Gloucester County township July 31, according to police, and was charged with driving under the influence. "I don't feel the mayor should be able to discuss personnel issues or budgetary issues with police when he has a pending DWI case in town.
NEWS
January 5, 2013 | By Matthew Barakat and Rebecca Boone, Associated Press
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Sen. Michael Crapo pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of driving while intoxicated and then apologized for his actions and asked forgiveness from his constituents. The Idaho Republican said nothing during a brief appearance in Alexandria General District Court, where he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor and was ordered to pay a $250 fine and complete an alcohol safety program. He also agreed to a 12-month suspension of his driver's license. The sentence is typical for first-time drunken-driving offenders in Virginia.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
Authorities in Cumberland County, N.J., say a man who caused a crash that killed Millville Patrol Officer Christopher Reeves on July 8 was driving drunk. Timothy Seidel, 23, of Commercial Township, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Friday. Seidel already had been charged with vehicular homicide and other offenses. Police say he was fleeing police when he crashed into Reeves' cruiser. An officer riding with Reeves was injured.
NEWS
August 4, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Brian Lorenzo is suing the Bensalem T.G.I. Friday's restaurant that served alcohol to the wrong-way driver who allegedly struck and killed him last month. Also named as defendants in the suit, filed late Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, is the restaurant's parent company, Carlson, and John D. Leck Jr., identified as the driver of the Audi A6 that struck and killed Lorenzo on July 8. Leck, 47, of Levittown, drank "at least six alcoholic beverages," including three 22-ounce Coors Lights, one 14-ounce Coors Light, and two vodka drinks, at the Friday's on Street Road, according to the suit.
NEWS
April 15, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Audubon woman out on bail after critically injuring a 20-year-old in a hit-and-run accident last month in Gloucester City was charged with driving while intoxicated in Woodbury over the weekend, according to authorities. Deborah Cirulli, 42, faces additional motor-vehicle charges in the Woodbury incident, including refusal to take a breath test and failure to have her insurance card, license, and registration when she was arrested at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Woodbury Capt. Timothy Sheehan said Thursday.
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