Comedian Tiffany Haddish charged with DUI near Atlanta

From the AP:

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Tiffany Haddish was arrested Friday and charged with driving under the influence, authorities said.

The actor and comedian was detained after Peachtree City Police got a call about 2:30 a.m. regarding a driver asleep at the wheel on a highway, Assistant Police Chief Matt Myers said in a news release. An officer saw a vehicle matching the caller’s description and stopped Haddish as she pulled into the yard of a residence, Myers said.

Haddish later posted $1,666 bond and was released from the Fayette County Jail, Myers said. He did not release any information about a possible court date.

A spokesman for Haddish did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

Police say Geno Smith was speeding 96 mph and was combative on night of DUI arrest

Apparently, the Henry Ruggs crash failed to make much of an impact on other NFL players.

According to TMZ, Washington State patrol officers claim that Seahawks QB Geno Smith was speeding 96 mph in a 60 mph zone and made erratic lane changes without using his signal before pulling over. He was described as becoming “combative” and “argumentative” during field sobriety tests and allegedly repeatedly told the arresting officer that he had a “little d***”” and threatened officers by saying that “I’ll f*** every one of y’all up.”

Smith was taken to a hospital where blood was taken for analysis. Results of the test have not been released yet.

Smith is presumed innocent and has stated that he requests that people withhold judgment on him until he has an opportunity to say more at a later date.

Harold Wallin selected as one of Chicago’s Three Best DUI Attorneys

The ratings website Three Best Rated has once again selected Harold L. Wallin as one of Chicago’s three best DUI defense attorneys.This is the eighth consecutive year that Mr. Wallin has been selected (and he is the only attorney to have been consistently rated as one of the three best).

Kane County Courts to go mostly remote for four weeks due to the rise in COVID cases

The Presiding Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit (Kane County) has ordered that beginning January 10th, through February 4th, all cases shall be heard remotely via Zoom instead of in-person, except for orders of protection, jury trials or matters specially set for in-person by the Court.

The press release can be found here: https://www.illinois16thjudicialcircuit.org/Documents/Scaled%20Back%20Operations%20Beginning%20Jan%2010%202022.pdf?fbclid=IwAR29fFgk3SULXHQufZsJ4CgYmuNIiJstBbpgYzAbAg_IWZF1xsVBV8alHnY

Raiders’ rookie Nate Hobbs arrested for DUI

Just two months after his teammate Henry Ruggs was involved in an alleged drunk driving fatal crash, Las Vegas Raider rookie Nate Hobbs was arrested for DUI.

From NFL.com:

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested early Monday morning on one count of misdemeanor driving under the influence, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to NFL.com.

Officers were alerted at 4:09 a.m. PT to an individual asleep inside of a vehicle parked on the exit ramp of a parking garage in Las Vegas, police said. Hobbs, 22, was identified as that individual. He then failed a field sobriety test and was transported to Clark County Detention Center where he was booked for DUI.

Actor David Koechner charged with DUI after accident

From the NY Post:

David Koechner was arrested on New Year’s Eve for a suspected DUI and hit and run in Simi Valley, Calif.

The actor – best known for his portrayal of Todd Packer on NBC’s “The Office” and Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films – was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence at 3 p.m. on Friday, according to TMZ, who was first to report the news.

Records indicate that Koechner, 59, was booked at Ventura County Jail at 5:15 p.m. local time and has since been released. A court date has been set for March 30 in Ventura, Calif.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that they received a call for an erratic driver, and upon arrival, Koechner was given a field sobriety test.

Dan Hampton had a BAC of 0.189 after recent Indiana OWI arrest

According to NWI.com, former Bears great Dan Hampton had a BAC of 0.189 when tested at a local hospital after a recent OWI arrest in Winfield, Indiana.

According to reports, Hampton was pulled over for speeding. He had what appeared to be an open container of alcohol as well as a Yeti cup which contained suspect alcohol. His speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. He admitted consuming five beers earlier that night. He had difficulty finding his drivers license and maintaining his balance after exiting his vehicle. He refused to take field sobriety tests or a portable breath test.

He was taken to Franciscan Health Center, where he was given a blood test which resulted in a reading of 216 ml/dl serum blood alcohol, which converts to 0.189 whole blood alcohol.

You can read the whole story at NWI.com.

Illinois extends drivers licenses through March, 2022

This is an additional three month extension due to COVID-19.

From the Pantagraph:

People with expiring driver’s licenses and ID cards are getting three extra months to renew them, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Friday.

The extension, which doesn’t apply to commercial driver’s licenses or CDL learner’s permits, is effective through March 31, 2022, a press release from White’s office stated.

Aldon Smith arrested for another DUI

The last time I posted about NFL star Aldon Smith was when he was arrested for his fourth DUI.

This time, he was arrested and charged with felony DUI involving a personal injury accident.

You can read more at ProFootballTalk.com.