A seven-time convicted drunken driver was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.
John C. Baker had a blood alcohol level of 0.252 when he was pulled over in Waupun Feb. 11, 2011, about three weeks after his release from prison for his sixth drunken driving conviction, according to a news release from Fond du Lac County District Attorney Daniel Kaminsky.
A level of 0.08 is legal proof of intoxication for motorists in Wisconsin.
According to the release, Baker is serving another 17 months in prison after being revoked from extended supervision for his sixth offense drunken driving conviction in 2007. His fifth offense occurred in 2003.
After serving a year in jail he was also revoked from probation in that case, according to the release.
via Seven-time drunken driver given five years in prison – JSOnline.
Cincinnati Police have now identified a man who apparently received two citations for driving under the influence within a 24 hour period. Officers say 52 year old Daniel Snelbaker of West Harrison, Indiana was finally taken to jail after crashing into a parked car in Lower Price Hill early Wednesday morning.
Snelbaker crashed on Grand Avenue around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. When officers got to the scene, they say they found him slumped over the wheel.
After arresting him, they learned that Snelbaker had been arrested on another DUI charge the day before-but was released. Details of that first arrest have not been released.
Snelbaker is now behind bars at the Hamilton County Justice Center, charged with DUI, driving under suspension, and other traffic violations.
via Police Identify Driver Given Two DUI’s in 24 Hour Period – :: Cincinnati news story :: LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV in Cincinnati.
A Florida man is charged with felony drunken driving and wildlife violations after police discovered a small monkey in his truck.
Largo Police say Eugene Carl Kotelman was speeding when they stopped him Thursday. He was driving on a suspended license and had been previously charged numerous times with driving on a suspended license and DUI.
Officers noticed a “small monkey” in Kotelman’s truck and released the primate to his friend.
full story here > Drunk Driver With Monkey: Police Accuse Eugene Kotelman Of DUI And Driving Without License.
A Eureka woman accused of having a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when she lost control of her vehicle while evading police, killing an Arcata mother riding home with her family, pleaded not guilty to murder and a series of alcohol-related charges today.
Brooke Danna Hames, 27, is accused of killing Danielle Weaver, 24, who died Monday night when the car she was traveling in was allegedly struck by Hames’ vehicle, which officials said reached speeds up to 90 mph near the Bayshore Mall. Weaver’s husband Joseph “Bob” Chisholm remained in serious condition this afternoon, according to a spokeswoman for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
full story here > Alleged drunk driver pleads not guilty to murder – Times-Standard Online.