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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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
ISSUE | MEDIA Poor news judgment I can't remember the last time there was so much media coverage of an drunken driving arrest ("Don't mix and drive," Monday). It happens every day. Some people are arrested two or three times, and almost no one finds out their identity. Maybe it was the blue habit and black veil that made the media think this story needed special attention. Sister Kimberly A. Miller made a mistake in November. We all make mistakes. But did this six-hour trial and the sentencing need to be splashed across every newspaper and carried on every television news channel for what seemed like two weeks?
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.
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June 29, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I'm hoping you can help sort out a family issue. My mother has been implying that something is going on in my brother's life, but won't say what. She's obviously very stressed about it, but stress and emotional instability are her norm, so that isn't always an indicator. I Googled him and found out he was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. I assume he hasn't had his court date yet. He is a single dad with a school-age son (the mom died two years ago)
NEWS
April 27, 2016
ISSUE | MEDIA Poor news judgment I can't remember the last time there was so much media coverage of an drunken driving arrest ("Don't mix and drive," Monday). It happens every day. Some people are arrested two or three times, and almost no one finds out their identity. Maybe it was the blue habit and black veil that made the media think this story needed special attention. Sister Kimberly A. Miller made a mistake in November. We all make mistakes. But did this six-hour trial and the sentencing need to be splashed across every newspaper and carried on every television news channel for what seemed like two weeks?
NEWS
April 26, 2016
ISSUE | PUBLIC SAFETY Don't mix and drive The articles about the trial of Sister Kimberly A. Miller struck a sad chord ("Nun found guilty of DWI," Thursday). I can understand both sides of the argument. Looking into her eyes, I didn't see a liar; I saw someone who didn't take driving seriously on one night. I see that everywhere I drive. We need to be aware of our dependence on substances such as alcohol and medicine, and, when they are combined, what the consequences might be. Coffee is all I use to keep alert while driving.
NEWS
April 25, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 39-year-old male pedestrian who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Burlington County on Friday night was listed Saturday in stable condition, police said. The man was struck about 8:30 p.m. on the Mount Holly Bypass near Marne Highway in Hainesport and flown by helicopter to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, a State Police spokesman, Sgt. Jeff Flynn, said. Flynn said the driver of the vehicle, Timothy Ninerell, 27, of Hainesport, stopped at the scene, but was charged on suspicion that he was driving while intoxicated.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
A judge in Gloucester County on Wednesday convicted a Philadelphia nun of driving while intoxicated, rejecting a claim that she had been "sleep-driving" under the influence of medication. "The court finds the defendant was under the influence of alcohol," Washington Township Municipal Court Judge Martin Whitcraft said in finding Sister Kimberly A. Miller guilty. Whitcraft flatly rejected the so-called Ambien defense, argued by Miller's lawyers and an expert who said she was "sleep-driving" after an adverse reaction to the drug and should not be held responsible.
NEWS
October 1, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - A little-known New Jersey board charged with ensuring that state mandates are paired with funding sources on Tuesday called into question the 2014 state law that requires police departments to outfit newly purchased patrol vehicles with dashboard cameras. The Council on Local Mandates, responding to a complaint from Deptford Township, said it would place a temporary injunction on the law because implementing it could cause "irreparable harm" to the township and others like it. A formal order halting the mandate is expected within weeks.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
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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