Largo, FL: Drunk driver with monkey in truck charged with DUI, Possession of Wildlife

Eugene KotelmanA 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.

East Providence, RI: Driver Allegedly Rams Man Acting as Human Blockade. Charged with DUI, more | East Providence, RI Patch

Police arrested a drunk driver after he allegedly drove his Dodge into a man who tried to corral the vehicle off Veterans Memorial Parkway until officers arrived on scene.

According to police reports, at about 7:27 p.m. on April 28, a man started following Richard Macedo after witnessing him almost run another car off the road with his erratic driving. The witness watched Macedo pull his older model Dodge into Metacomet Country Club. He stood in front of the way to get a license plate number and call the police.

The reportedly intoxicated 41-year-old then allegedly drove his vehicle into the man’s leg, breaking a front light and sending the him onto the hood of the car. The man allegedly tried to grab the windshield wiper for support but fell …

full story here > Driver Allegedly Rams Man Acting as Human Blockade – East Providence, RI Patch.

Madison, WI: Man gets 3+ years in prison for causing fatal OWI crash – WTAQ

A Verona man was sentenced Monday to three-and-a-half years in prison for causing the death of a friend in a drunk driving crash.

36-year-old Chad Spurley held back tears, saying he was ashamed for driving his SUV into a tree just over a year ago.

He was drinking and celebrating with co-workers that night. The crash killed 36-year-old Davi Dohm, a passenger in the SUV. Spurley’s blood alcohol level at the time was 0.23, almost three times the legal limit for drunk driving.

Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan said Spurley’s “outrageous behavior” led to the crash – including a stretch in which the defendant drove 89 miles-an-hour in a 45 zone.

via Verona man gets more than 3 years in prison for causing fatal OWI crash – WTAQ News Talk 97.5FM and 1360AM.

Stevens Point, WI: Man faces 11th OWI after crash. Reportedly left scene with case and bottle |

A 50-year-old Plainfield man was charged Monday in Portage County with his 11th operating while intoxicated offense.

Mark W. Schulke also was charged with operating a motor vehicle while having a prohibited alcohol concentration, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor bail jumping, all stemming from an April 19 crash. Schulke faces up to 26 years in prison.

Schulke was arrested after a Portage County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a one-vehicle crash on Highway W in the town of Almond. The person who called in the crash said the driver had been picked up by another vehicle after leaving the scene with a case of beer and a bottle, according to court records.

via Man faces 11th OWI | Wausau Daily Herald |

Kerrville, TX: DWI suspect with five priors picks up number six … on front end loader | KABB

A Kerrville man facing his sixth DWI arrest is accused of doing something police say is out of the ordinary. Jesse Lynn Ingram allegedly drove a front end loader, eight miles, drunk from Ingram to Kerrville.

full story here … KABB Fox San Antonio :: Top Stories – DWI Suspect Arrested Driving Front End Loader – Cynthia Lee.

West Allis, WI: Mother, son killed in separate crashes hours apart. Alcohol suspected in both | WTAQ

UPDATE (May 2): Xavier Hughes faces four felony counts, including two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.  Hughes was the driver of the Jeep carrying the second victim, Thomas Olson.

If he is convicted on all four charges, he faces up to 75 years in prison.

A woman and her 22-year-old son were both killed in separate traffic accidents in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis.

Police said 45-year-old Mary Moore was lying in a roadway when she was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Four-and-a-half-hours later, Moore’s son Thomas Olson was killed while speeding to a hospital to check on his mother. Police said Olson was a passenger in a car that hit 3 parked vehicles while making a turn. The car then rolled over.

The driver and two other passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and police said the driver was arrested for OWI.

Police said Olson and the others had just learned about his mother when they sped to the hospital. Investigators said alcohol was also suspected in the crash that killed Mary Moore.

Police said they were not sure why Moore was lying in the roadway – but officers later arrested the suspected hit-and-run driver for leaving the scene.

via Mother, son killed in separate crashes hours apart in West Allis – WTAQ News Talk 97.5FM and 1360AM.

Rock County, WI: Beloiter arrested for fifth OWI | Beloit Daily News

Rodney Alf, 57, of Beloit, was arrested Saturday by Rock County Sheriff’s deputies and faces his fifth operating while intoxicated offense.

Alf was arrested at about 7:50 p.m. by sheriff’s deputies and after reportedly failing a field sobriety test, was taken to the Rock County Jail.

via Beloiter arrested for fifth OWI – Beloit Daily News: Home.

Arizona Wildcats: Former Wildcat Turner arrested on suspicion of DUI |

Former Arizona Wildcats guard Josiah Turner has been arrested on suspicion of DUI by UA campus police, a UAPD official said Sunday.

Turner was arrested within the past week, but no further details nor a full police report were available today, said UAPD officer Joe Bermudez.

Turner, 19, will transfer after he was suspended twice during last season for unspecified violations of team rules, the University announced earlier this month.

read more here > Arizona Wildcats basketball: Turner arrested on suspicion of DUI.

W. Seneca, NY: Road rage investigation leads to DUI charge against 52-year-old woman |

West Seneca police arrested a woman early Saturday morning after being involved in a road rage incident.

52-year-old Shawn M. Keem of West Seneca was arrested after a citizen called police to report that Keem had cut her off and struck the front of her car. The two were stopped on Seneca Street near Harlem Road.

Following an investigation, Keem was placed under arrest and charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI, and Failure to Stay in Lane.

read more here >  Woman arrested for DWI after road rage |

West Allis, WI: One killed, four injured in possible drunk driving crash | TMJ4

One person was killed and three others injured in a possible drunk driving crash near S. 90th St. and W. National Ave. Sunday morning, the West Allis Police Department confirmed.

“One passenger received fatal injuries while the driver and remaining three passengers received non- life threatening injuries,” West Allis Deputy Police Chief Charles Padgett said.  “The driver was taken into custody and alcohol is a possible factor.”

Officers are still working to identify the victims and notify family members.

via >  One killed, four injured in possible drunk driving crash – TODAY’S TMJ4.

Louisville, KY: Man charged with murder in crash that killed 24-year-old woman |

A 24-year-old woman, Ashley Martinez, was killed early Sunday after she was struck by an alleged drunk driver, who was charged with murder.

Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Hurstbourne Parkway near South Watterson Trail.

“A man driving a Toyota was going eastbound in the westbound lane and struck a woman driving a Honda Civic who was driving in the westbound lane,” Mitchell said. “As a result of this accident, the female received fatal injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.”

read more here >  Man charged with murder in crash on Hurstbourne Parkway Sunday that killed a woman | The Courier-Journal |

Louisville, KY: School official charged with DUI, Fleeing, Resisting, etc. in crash that injured police officer |

An assistant Fairdale High School athletic director was intoxicated when he was driving a pickup truck that struck a Louisville Metro police officer early Sunday, police said.

The police officer was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

He said Adrian Adkins, 43, tried to flee the scene after the accident.

Adkins is also a softball coach and security guard at Fairdale, Jefferson County Public Schools spokeswoman Lauren Roberts said

read more here >  School official is charged with drunken driving in crash that injured police officer | The Courier-Journal |

Orlando, FL: Woman gets 10 years in New Years Day double fatal DUI. On DUI probation at the time | Orlando Sentinel

Toni NievesToni Nieves, who was on probation for DUI when she drove drunk again, crashed and killed two men shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day 2010, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison.

The two-vehicle crash on Jones Avenue near Zellwood killed Bradley Summersill, 18, who was a West Orange High School student, and Brian Walker, 22, of Orlando. The two were headed to Astatula to pick up a friend’s mother.

via Toni Nieves gets prison: Toni Nieves sent to prison for double-fatal drunk-driving crash – Orlando Sentinel.

Muncie, IN: DUI suspect slips handcuffs, runs 3 miles to Muncie home |

Brandy Star WilliamsCity police apparently didn’t have to look long for a woman who had allegedly slipped out of her handcuffs and fled from officers early Friday.

That’s because Brandy Star Williams reportedly ran about three miles across Muncie to her South Grafton Avenue home, where she was re-apprehended.

Williams, 31, 108 S. Grafton Ave., is preliminarily charged with escape from detention, theft, resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Williams was arrested early Friday after city officers observed her vehicle hit a curb and exceed the speed limit. A portable breath test later determined Williams’ blood-alcohol content was at 0.188 percent

via Woman slips handcuffs, runs 3 miles to Muncie home | The Star Press |

Portage, WI: 41-year-old charged with OWI #7 |

Lanel S. Pettibone, 41 years of age, from Portage, WI has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Tomah Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 7th offense.

A residential home owner on Taima lane in Lyndon township reported a vehicle and occupants got stuck in their driveway. Upon investigation, driver was arrested for OWI 7th, obstructing, drug paraphernalia. and probation hold.