Officer Who Arrested Assemblyman Paul Moriarty for DWI Gets Indicted

Officer Who Arrested Assemblyman Paul Moriarty DWI Gets Indicted

paul moriartyWashington Township Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura, who arrested Assemblyman Paul Moriarty for DWI last year, was indicted on 14 separate charges on May 1, 2013. According to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, DiBuonaventura has been charged with 3 counts of tampering with records, 3 counts of false swearing, 3 counts of falsifying records and 5 counts of official misconduct. The charges came after Assemblyman Moriarty brought 27 criminal complaints against DiBuonaventura, claiming that he was targeted and falsely arrested.

Assemblyman Moriarty stated in a release from his office, “I’ve said from the very first day that I did nothing wrong, this was an abuse of power, that I was hunted down, targeted and deprived of my civil rights, and I think that today the grand jury has validated what I’ve been saying all along“. DiBuonaventura is currently on suspension from the department without pay until his charges are resolved. If found guilty though, Dibuonaventura could face 5-10 years in prison for each count of official misconduct. Officer Dibuonaventura has been suspended once before after lying in an internal affairs investigation and was terminated from his job before a judge ordered that he be reinstated. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty said he just wants the case to be resolved and added, “I just want to see that justice is truly served, that this is adjudicated properly and my good name is restored, because I did nothing that day. On behalf of anyone who’s ever been falsely accused, abused, or harassed, we’re going to keep fighting“.

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Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Accident

Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Accident

KTVU San Francisco stated that a drunk driver, Annelise McKay, was driving on the wrong lane of Highway 24 and caused a horrific head-on crash that claimed the life of another driver. According to Jonathan Fransen, a police officer, McKay was driving her silver Toyota Avalon when she crashed head-on with a red Geo Metro. The collision then caused the Geo Metro to sideswipe a Buick Century. It was noted that McKay, who is only 20 years old, received minor injuries. She was taken to John Muir Medical Center and was later arrested for drunk driving. Alvaro Santos Cruz, the 51 year old driver of the Geo Metro, was declared dead at the scene. The Buick driver also received minor injuries and was taken to the nearest hospital for medical attention. Consequently, Highway 24 was shut down for roughly 3 hours because of the deadly vehicle accident that was caused by the drunk driver. No details regarding McKay’s legal charges were released.

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Student Crashes Into Lamp Post and Gets DWI

Student Crashes Into Lamp Post and Gets DWI

KSAT San Antonio reported that a student from The University of Texas at San Antonio received a DWI and was arrested after he crashed his car into a utility pole and knocked out power to part of a northwest San Antonio neighborhood. Although the student’s name was not disclosed, it was only stated that he is 21 years old. According to police records, the student claimed that he was studying for his finals at UTSA and was rushing home around 2:40 a.m. Thursday when he fell asleep in the 6300 block of Babcock Road near Prue Road. San Antonio police officials stated that when he crashed into the pole, he took out three transformers. The car rolled over a couple of times until it stopped in the middle of the road. It was noted that the student was immediately arrested for DWI after failing a field sobriety test. The CPS Energy team immediately reported to the scene and repaired the damaged transformers to restore power by early in the morning.

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Elle Duncan, Famous TV Reporter, Gets DUI

Elle Duncan, Famous TV Reporter, Gets DUI

Access Atlanta reported stated that Elle Duncan, an 11Alive traffic reporter, Atlanta Hawks sideline reporter, and former V-103 jock, was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning after a Hawks playoff game. According to the police report, a police officer stopped Duncan after spotting a Mercedes driving recklessly and speeding. The officer claimed that the car “passed him and began weaving in and out of traffic… narrowly missing striking another vehicle.” When he pulled the Mercedes over, the driver identified herself as Lauren Duncan (Elle’s actual name). The officer noticed that Duncan had all the symptoms of a drunk person, including “bloodshot” eyes and alcohol breath odor. Duncan was administered several field sobriety tests and failed them. Her breathalyzer test result was .099, which is slightly above the legal limit of .08. Duncan was arrested and charged with a DUI. It was noted that she did not receive any injuries and released an apologetic statement to the public: “I am greatly embarrassed for my actions early Sunday morning…I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my fans, our community, and my 11Alive family.” It was stated that she did not appear on the television set today and that the station is giving her space and time to deal with the situation.

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Austin Firefighter Suspended After Getting DWI

Austin Firefighter Suspended After Getting DWI

michael nimtzAustin firefighter Michael Nimtz has been given a 15 day suspension after being charged with DWI earlier this year in New Braunfels, Texas. Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr said that Nimtz violated Rule 10.03 (G), which states that no firefighter may drink intoxicants while on duty or be charged with intoxication while off duty. Nimtz was pulled over on January 19, 2013 in New Braunfels around 1 a.m. according to a memo written by Chief Kerr.

According to Chief Kerr, when the officer initially questioned the Austin firefighter, he detected several symptoms of alcohol intoxication with one being an odor of alcohol coming from Nimtz. The officer then proceeded to give Nimtz a field sobriety test at which point Nimtz told him that he was an Austin firefighter in an attempt to gain favor. Nimtz was given a blood test that showed his blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be .198%, more than double the legal limit of .08%. After Nimtz was arrested for DWI, he later admitted to having 10 alcoholic beverages before driving that night. According to Chief Kerr’s memo, Nimtz can appeal the suspension with the Firefighters Civil Service Commission.

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Motorcyclist Gets DWI After Bike Lights on Fire

Motorcyclist Gets DWI After Bike Lights on Fire

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that a drunk driver, Richard D. Schuldes, received a DWI after his motorcycle caught on fire along Route 104 in Rochester over the weekend. The New York State Police stated that Schuldes, who is 58 years old, tried to put the fire out while he was being stopped. Schuldes was allegedly trying to start his motorcycle, as smoke was still coming from the bike, when he was apprehended by troopers.  It was approximately 7 p.m. when he was spotted on the westbound shoulder lane of Route 104 near Hudson Avenue. A witness driving past the incident reported the situation to some troopers that were directing traffic near the area. Schuldes received legal charges for DWI and driving a vehicle without a driver’s license. In addition, according to City Court records, he was also ticketed for  refusal to take a breath test. He was scheduled for a court hearing on Monday.

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Actor Jeffrey Wright Arrested For DWI

Actor Jeffrey Wright Arrested For DUI

jeffrey wrightActor Jeffrey Wright, of the newest James Bond films, was arrested and charged with DWI on April 27, 2013 in New York, New York. The incident happened after Wright was pulled over on Saturday morning around 3 a.m. in Manhattan’s Lower East Side after police observed him driving erratically. The actor was allegedly speeding and may have almost caused an accident as a result of his erratic driving. When officers initially questioned Wright, they detected an odor of alcohol on his breath and conducted a series of field sobriety tests.

Wright failed the sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. It is unclear whether or not police also gave the actor an alcohol breath test or what his blood alcohol content (BAC) level was at the time of the arrest. This is not the first time Jeffrey Wright has faced legal trouble though. In 2008, Wright and fellow “W” actor Josh Brolin were arrested after trying to stop police from arresting a fellow crew member at a bar in Los Angeles, California. Jeffrey Wright will next appear in “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, the sequel to the box office hit “Hunger Games”.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled New York DWI attorney for legal assistance.

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Trailer Park Reality Star Amanda Adams Gets DUI

Trailer Park Reality Start Amanda Adams Gets DUI

amanda adamsAmanda Adams, the trailer park reality star on TLC’s “Welcome to Myrtle Manor”, was arrested on suspicion of DUI on April 26, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to police, the incident occurred early Friday morning when Adams allegedly crashed her vehicle into an electric pole head-on. When police stumbled on the Myrtle Manor star’s damaged Jeep near a downed telephone pole, they asked how much she had to drink, to which she replied “three beers and four shots“.

Police proceeded to conduct an alcohol breathalyzer test on Adams which showed her blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be .20%, more than double the state’s legal limit of .08%. Police arrested the reality star and took her to a nearby jail where she was later released on a $1,229.50 bond. Amanda Adams, who found reality TV fame on the popular TLC show apparently works in a hot dog food truck and describes herself as a “turtle hunting redneck“. Adams is scheduled to appear in court on May 27, 2013.

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Drunk Driver Kills High School Student

Drunk Driver Kills High School Student

The Chicago Tribune reported that a drunk driver, Karlos Leath, killed a high school student with his SUV while drinking and driving. Leath was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer near Mack Road and Shaffner Road in Illinois, when he veered off the road and rolled over  killing Stephanie Pickett. Pickett was immediately taken to Central DuPage Hospital and pronounced dead.  The drunk driver, Leath, was also taken to the same hospital for several injuries that he received. Authorities stated that he was charged with two counts of DUI and causing a death. .

It was noted that Pickett was an 18 year old senior student at Wheaton Warrenville South High SchoolErica Loiacono, the director of public relations for the school district, told the media, “Stephanie Pickett was an out-going, friendly, and kind-hearted student who will be missed by students and staff alike.  We extend our deepest condolences to Stephanie’s family.” In addition, the school district released a note offering help to any student or faculty member affected by the tragedy. It was noted that Pickett worked part-time at Happy Paws Pet Resort, where she loved caring for the dogs.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Illinois DUI attorney for legal assistance.

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Truck Driver Kills 7 Year Old Girl In Fatal DWI

Truck Driver Kills 7 Year Old Girl In Fatal DWI

johnny spellJohnny Allen Spell, a truck driver in Sampson County, North Carolina, struck and killed a 7 year-old girl in a fatal DWI incident on April 23, 2013. According to police, Spell was driving a logging truck around 3:45 pm when he passed a stopped school bus and struck Alyiah Mckenzie Morgan. Investigators said that Spell continued to drive and fled the scene of the accident before being caught several hours later about 30 miles from the crash site.

As a result of the fatal DWI incident, Spell has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run, felony passing a stopped school bus and DWI while operating a commercial motor vehicle. Police said that Alyiah Morgan, a first grade student at Union Elementary school, died on the way to Sampson Regional Medical Center. Court records state that Spell had been arrested a week prior to the fatal DWI incident for driving without an operators license and he is now being held at Sampson County jail on a $200,000 bond.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled North Carolina DUI attorney for legal assistance.

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