On Christmas Eve, Brian Kolb [R-Canandaigua] -- then minority leader in the New York State Assembly -- published an op-ed urging New Yorkers to drive sober during the holidays; on New Year's Eve, Kolb wrecked a state-owned official vehicle and then failed a roadside blood-alcohol test.
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This is what it looks like from the inside of a car when a drunk driver is behind the wheel. Louise Willard, a 41-year-old school teacher, swerves and sideswipes for a few miles in East Sussex, England, before crashing into a parked car. It was all captured on her dash cam. Bystanders from different points of her weaving journey called the police, but she crashed before they caught up to her.
Her blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit, according to the Sussex Police. They posted this video to "show you exactly what it looks like to drive under the influence of alcohol"
She wrecked her car, but she won't need it now that her license has been taken away for two years. Luckily no one was hurt.
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Being rich might not buy you happiness, but it can get you out of prison pretty damn fast, even if you kill four people. In the holy-shit-what's-gonna-kill-us-today fast-paced world that we live in, it's easy to forget about a Grey Poupon stain like Ethan Couch. Here's his thing, point by point:
Back in 2013, the then 16-year old stole booze from a Walmart (classy!) and proceeded to drink. When he was later captured by the police, his BAC was three times the legal limit. Couch also had Valium in his system that day, making for a pretty powerful cocktail. Intoxicated, Couch slammed into a car with his pickup truck, at top speed. All four people in the car were killed.
Couch's high-falootin' rich dude lawyer managed to get him off with 10 years of probation. The lawyer cited the fact that the lad's family was so loaded that he'd grown up rich enough to be shielded from having to learn about right and wrong.
Apparently, he was also too rich to be able to stand the horrors of probation in all the luxury that money can afford. He and his mother, Tonya, took off to Mexico in an attempt to keep him from having to serve the rest of his "sentence."
The Feds came to Mexico, gathered up the pair, and brought them back to the United States. Fun Fact: Tonya Couch didn't go to jail for helping her son flee his probation. Money's AMAZING!
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A gentleman in Long Beach, CA decided to celebrate his 29th birthday by galloping down a freeway on his white Arabian horse. And this was after he celebrated by getting drunk.
According to ABC7News:
CHP officers responded around 1 a.m. Saturday to a report of a man riding a white horse on the eastbound 91 from Paramount Boulevard to Downey Avenue. Officers found the man on his horse after he had exited at Downey and rode into Bellflower.
They stopped the man and administered field sobriety tests, with results of .21 and .19 percent - or more than double the legal limit.
The man, Luis Alfredo Perez of Placentia, CA, was arrested and charged with a DUI. His horse wasn't hurt and was handed over to Perez's mother.
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Washtenaw County Sheriff Lt. Brian Filipiak does his best to talk his way out of a drunk driving arrest, but the arresting officer has to threaten him with a taser to get him to comply. Imagine what would have happened if Filipiak wasn't a sheriff lieutenant.
Filipiak, 47, registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 and 0.27 percent on breath tests after being arrested on Nov. 13 in Rust Township in northern Michigan, according to a Montmorency County Sheriff's Department report written by his arresting officer, Deputy Zachery Morrison.
Now, Filipiak is on unpaid administrative leave pending internal investigation by his department. He also faces a charge of misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more.
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Do not drink and drive. Watch this.
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Despite being in Mexico on expired tourist visas, fugitives Ethan Couch and his mother have been granted a delay against deportation from Mexico. Both are wanted in the US on a number of charges.
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Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said he was told by U.S. Marshals that an attorney representing the Couches filed a “legal writ,” to prevent the pair from leaving Mexico.
“Couch and his mother cannot be deported from Mexico until legal matters are resolved,” U.S. Marshal’s Service spokeswoman Laura Vega told the Star-Telegram. “We simply do not know when Ethan and Tonya Couch will be returned to the U.S.”
Anderson said his office had planned to take the Couches into custody in Houston on Wednesday. The pair had been scheduled to fly from Guadalajara to Houston on Wednesday afternoon.