This week, it was announced that a Republican State lawmaker from Iowa had pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. Francis “Chip” Baltimore had pushed for legislation to keep drunken drivers off of the roads. Unfortunately, he forgot to mention that he himself was one of those drunken drivers. On Friday, Baltimore pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated and possession of a dangerous weapon while under the influence.
This week, it was announced that a mother from Tulsa, Oklahoma had been arrested after crashing into a school gate while driving drunk. During the time of the incident, the woman had her 4-year-old in the car with her. Amy Thomas had driven to the Discovery School to pick up one of her children.
On December the 8th, a Texas mother found herself in hot water after allowing her 7-year-old son to drive. The woman was arrested after she allegedly allowed her son to sit on her lap and take control of the steering wheel. The woman admitted she was simply too drunk to drive at the time. Now, 41-year-old Carrie Lynn Fink of Lufkin, Texas is facing two felony charges.
This week, it was announced that a drunken father had been arrested for allegedly using his own child as a human shield. 36-year-old Kyle Matthew Garey or Friendswood, Texas was arrested on Saturday. He now faces multiple charges after resisting arrest with the assistance of his child.
A woman has been arrested after being accused of causing a wreck while driving intoxicated. The suspect was driving with her child in the vehicle when she caused an accident. The crash happened on December the 4th near Bee Cave.
This week, it was announced that a 64-year-old man from Wallingford, Connecticut had been charged with striking an elderly woman in the face. John Carney of 76 South Branford Road was ultimately charged with third-degree assault on an elderly person, second-degree breach of peace and interfering with police. The incident took place on Saturday around 7 PM.
On Wednesday afternoon, a 39-year-old man was arrested after fleeing from a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Eugene, Oregon. At roughly 3:30 PM, a trooper attempted to stop a white 2012 Chrysler 300 near milepost 195. The driver, who was ultimately identified as Harold Deandre Jones, was observed traveling at a high rate of speed.
Okinawa Police say a U.S. marine struck and killed a 61-year-old Japanese man in Okinawa, Japan early Sunday morning. Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas James-McLean collided with a mini-truck driven by 61-year-old Hidemasa Taira who was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
On Monday night, a man in Arlington, Texas crashed into a house before being arrested by local police. Arlington police say the suspected drunk driver was found hiding in a bush after crashing into the home. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the home on the 2700 block of Blue Quail Drive.
Last Saturday, a man in Australia found himself drunk and hungry. He did what he thought was best. He drove to his local McDonald’s and ordered some chicken nuggets. The suspect took things a little too far and his night ended in the slammer. Police claim that the man drove through the McDonald’s drive-through four times after becoming angry that nuggets were not on the breakfast menu.