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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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”.

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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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Cat Cora: Iron Chef Star, Avoids Jail Time for DUI Charges

Cat Cora: Iron Chef Star, Avoids DUI Charges

rick stanley Cat Cora, most known for her appearance on the Iron Chef, was arrested last summer for a DUI after rear-ending another vehicle near Santa Barbara, California. When the police tested her blood alcohol content on the breathalyzer, Cora blew a .20 when then legal limit is an .08.

Cora however will not be facing any jail time but she has not escaped her mistake. She will have to be on probation for 3 years as well as have to take 9 months of DUI school. She also had to pay about $2,386 in fines. If she does not end up completing her schooling or if she does not obey the rules of her probation, Cora could easily face jail time.

Cora was very sorry for her actions and wished that she had not decided to drive after her designated driver had left her. She claimed that she would never let a mistake like it happen again.

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3 Doors Down Bassist Arrested For DUI In Fatal Crash

3 Doors Down Bassist Arrested For DUI In Fatal Crash

todd harrellTodd Harrell, a bassist with rock band 3 Doors Down, was charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal DUI crash on April 19, 2013. Harrell, who is one of the founding members of 3 Doors Down, was speeding on a Nashville highway when he clipped a pickup truck, causing it to swerve out of control before striking a guardrail and overturning. The driver in the truck, has been identified as 47 year old Paul Howard Shoulders, was killed as a result of the accident. Police believe Shoulders was not wearing a seat belt during the accident and was thrown from his vehicle. Shoulders was later pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

After striking Shoulders’ truck, Harrells’ Cadillac hit a retaining wall and came to a stop about a quarter mile away. Police performed a series of field sobriety tests on Harrell before he admitted to having consumed a combination of hard cider and prescription drugs. Police then obtained a warrant to take a blood sample from Harrell and placed him under arrest. When police proceeded to search Harrell at the booking room later that night, they found a plastic bag containing Xanax, Oxymorphone and Oxycodone pills and charged him with bringing controlled substances into a jail. Harrell was held on a $100,000 bond after the arrest. 3 Doors Down issued a statement on their website after the incident saying, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time“.

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Reese Witherspoon And Husband Arrested In DUI Incident

Reese Witherspoon And Husband Arrested In DUI Incident

reese witherspoonActress Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth were both arrested following a DUI incident on April 19, 2013 in Atlanta Georgia. The incident occurred early Friday evening after a state patrol officer observed the vehicle being driven by Toth weaving in and out of lanes. After pulling the couple over, the officer noticed that Toth displayed several symptoms of alcohol intoxication such as red, glassy bloodshot eyes, droopy eyelids and had an odor of alcohol about him. According to the trooper, Toth admitted to having had a drink at a restaurant a couple hours prior to being pulled over.

In his report, the officer said that Witherspoon initially got out of the vehicle when her husband began performing a series of field sobriety tests, but got back in after being told by the officer to do so. The officer adds that when Witherspoon got out of the vehicle a second time, he told her she would be arrested if she did it again. It was at that time that the actress, who was intoxicated as well, began to hang out of the window saying she didn’t believe he was a real officer. Officer Pyland wrote in his report, “I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet“. After performing an alcohol breath test, Pyland found that Toth had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .139% and placed him under arrest for DUI. It was at that time that Reese Witherspoon got out of the car and asked the officer, “Do you know my name?“, to which he replied, “No, I don’t need to know your name right now“. Then, Witherspoon told officer Pyland that he was about to find out who she was and that he’d be on national news. Pyland says “I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine“. Officer Pyland proceeded to arrest the actress as well and both were taken to jail. Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct and released in time to make it to a movie premiere on Sunday in New York.

Reese Witherspoon has since released a statement apologizing to the officer for her actions. In the statement, Witherspoon says “I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,” Witherspoon said. “It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior“.

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Al Michaels, Sports Broadcaster, Gets DWI

Al Michaels, Sports Broadcaster, Gets DWI

The New York Post claimed that Al Michaels, legendary sports broadcaster, was busted for drunken driving in Los Angeles Saturday night after being pulled over for an illegal U-turn. Richard Lewis, Santa Monica police sergeant, stated that Michaels, who is 68 years old, was driving east near Pico Boulevard approximately at 9:30 p.m. when officials spotted him making an illegal U-turn. Police officials immediately stopped Michaels, who was driving a Mercedes vehicle. Lewis also added that Michaels smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech before failing field-sobriety tests, however, he was described as cooperative. It was noted that Michaels became globally recognized when he participated as the broadcaster for the U.S. Hockey Team, which really angered the Soviets, in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Michaels’ “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” quote is still memorable today. It was reported that he is currently broadcasting “Sunday Night Football” on national television for NBC.

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Brewers Pitcher Yovani Gallardo Arrested For DUI

Brewers Pitcher Yovani Gallardo Arrested For DUI

yovani gallardoYovani Gallardo, a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was arrested for DUI on April 16, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The incident happened at around 2 am after deputies responded to a call about a vehicle swerving between lanes. When deputies spotted Gallardo, he was going 40 mph in a 55 mph zone and upon pulling him over, said that he was “very cooperative“. According to police, Gallardo displayed several symptoms of alcohol intoxication such as having an odor of alcohol, red, glassy eyes and slurred speech.

According to a police report, Gallardo was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed. When police conducted an alcohol breath test, they found the Brewers pitcher had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .22%, which is nearly 3 times the legal limit of .08%. Police said that Gallardo quickly admitted to having a “couple of beers“. After Yovani Gallardo was arrested, the Milwaukee Brewers issued a statement saying, “We have been made aware of the situation with Yovani and we take this matter very seriously. We have expressed our disappointment to him and know he understands that behavior of this nature is of great concern to everyone in the organization. Yovani has acknowledged the seriousness of this incident and is taking full accountability for his actions“.

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Comedian Kevin Hart Arrested For DUI

Comedian Kevin Hart Arrested For DUI

kevin hartActor and comedian Kevin Hart was arrested and charged with DUI around 4:30 am on April 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Hart was pulled over after California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs observed him speeding on a freeway and nearly colliding with a gas tanker. According to the officer, Hart, who was also driving with an unnamed female passenger, was going more than 90 mph and driving erratically. After being pulled over, the patrol officer conducted a series of field sobriety tests, which Kevin Hart failed before being arrested for DUI.

The female passenger was sent home in a taxi while Hart was taken to jail and released several hours later on a $5,000 bond. Shortly after his arrest, Hart took to his Twitter account to address the story, saying, “I’m officially a thug, I spent 6hrs in jail last night…I got pulled over 3blocks from my house by a d— head cop. This cop was the worst, he knew who I was &wanted to make a example out of me….“. However, after the comedian’s initial Tweets and jokes, he later returned to comment on the seriousness of the situation, saying “On some real s—….drinking &driving is not a game or a laughing matter. People have lost lives because of stupid s— this! This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter &last night I wasn’t….everything happens for a reason….“.

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Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford Will Not Face DUI Charges

Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford Will Not Face DUI Charges

jacoby fordJacoby Ford, a wide-receiver with Oakland Raiders, was arrested for DUI on March 14, 2013 but will not be facing DUI charges after all. According to the Contra Costa Times, Oakland authorities have said they will not be pressing charges against the NFL player after reviewing the reports submitted by the California Highway Patrol. Prosecutors didn’t give any specific reason regarding the dropped charges and a spokesman for the Raiders said that “The Raiders organization is aware of the situation involving Jacoby Ford and takes matters such as this very seriously“.

Ford was pulled over for speeding and excessively tinted windows, however, upon questioning him, the officer noticed several symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Ford was given multiple field sobriety tests, all of which he failed. Since Ford will not be prosecuted for DUI, it is likely that he also won’t be facing any disciplinary action by the NFL, which has suspended players in the past for incidents occurring off the field. Multiple players have been charged with DUI offenses within the last year including Jay Ratliff and Josh Brent among others. Jacoby Ford is expected to play in the upcoming season despite missing all of the 2012 season with a foot injury.

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