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.