Naked drunk driver led Montana Police on High Speed Chase

From KTVQ:

BILLINGS- A 38-year-old, naked allegedly intoxicated driver was arrested Monday after she led a Montana Highway Patrol Trooper on a pursuit just east of Billings.

Lisa Christine Walter is being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on a $25,000 bond. She has two prior DUI convictions in July 2016 and February 2019, and she was charged on suspicion of drunken driving again on May 5.

Court records state just after 2 a.m. Monday a trooper saw a gray sedan driving east on Interstate 90 near the North 27th Street off-ramp.

The vehicle, with no headlights on, was apparently swerving and drifting across the highway.

The pursuit reached speeds of 90 to 100 mph for about three miles, narrowly avoiding a crash.

Once stopped, as the trooper approached her car with his weapon drawn, he saw Walter was not wearing any clothing. He put a robe on her he found in her vehicle.

As the trooper was placing Walter in his patrol car he said she groped his crotch, according to court documents. She also refused to provide a blood sample to authorities.

Walter faces five charges, including driving under the influence, fleeing law enforcement and sexual assault charge for allegedly trying to grope the trooper.


Al Unser, Jr. arrested for Operating While Intoxicated

Al Unser, Jr., the 2 time Indy 500 winner, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.  This is not his first appearance on this blog.  In 2012, I posted that he was convicted for his second DUI.  At that time, his lawyer claimed that he was “taking steps to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”   Unfortunately, those changes did not stick.

From the Indianapolis Star:

Retired race car driver Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday after Avon police said he was speeding while under the influence, and stumbled down an embankment moments before refusing to take a sobriety test.

Unser, 57, was booked into the Hendricks County Jail at 3:21 a.m. Online court records show that he has been formally charged with misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, as well as infractions for improper lane usage and speeding.

He was released on bond Monday afternoon.

Unser won the Indianapolis 500 in 1992 and 1994. He has competed in the race 19 times, most recently in 2007.

According to court documents, Unser was pulled over at 1:12 a.m. Monday when an Avon police officer clocked his black Volkswagen Beetle in the 500 block of Ronald Reagan Parkway going 59 mph in a 45 mph zone.

When Unser’s northbound vehicle sped past, the police officer began to follow, court documents said. The officer observed Unser’s Beetle drift from the northbound lane into the turning lane for westbound traffic before drifting back into the northbound lane.

The officer turned on his lights to pull over the vehicle, but police said Unser continued north for a short distance before coming to a stop in the 300 block of Ronald Reagan Parkway.

The officer observed that Unser had red, glossy eyes, and his speech was slurred, court documents said. When the officer noticed the smell of alcohol, he asked Unser if he had been drinking, and Unser said that he had not.

Unser was asked to step out of the vehicle and he complied, pulling himself from the Beetle and staggering while walking to the rear of the car, court documents said.

The officer gestured Unser to walk over to the shoulder of the road for safety, but Unser walked onto the embankment, lost his balance, fell to the ground and rolled down the embankment, court documents said.

Unser was helped to his feet and again denied that he had been drinking. He then refused to take a field sobriety test, the documents said.

With the sobriety test refusal and signs of impairment, the officer placed Unser in handcuffs and took him to the Avon Police Department. A warrant to perform a blood draw was obtained, and the test was conducted at Hendricks Regional Hospital.

Two vials of blood were drawn from Unser’s arm at 3:02 a.m., and Unser was placed under arrest on suspicion of operating while intoxicated with a blood draw pending.

In court documents, the arresting officer said that Unser was hostile towards officers throughout the interaction.

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Harold L. Wallin rated one of Chicago’s Top 3 DUI Lawyers for 5th straight year


The rating website “ThreeBestRated” has just released its 2019 ratings and, for the fifth straight year, Harold L. Wallin was included in their list of the Three Best DUI Lawyers in Chicago.  According to their website, this determination is based upon “a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.”  Thank you Three Best Rated!


Another Illinois State Rep was arrested for DUI, second one this week

From WAND-17:

An Illinois lawmaker is facing a DUI charge in Sangamon County.

Court records show State Rep. Steven E. Reick (R-Woodstock) is charged with driving under the influence. He was arrested after midnight Thursday.

Specific details about what led to his arrest weren’t available in the docket.

He is the second Illinois State Representative to be arrested for a DUI this week.  See my last post for information on that arrest.

I wonder if this will help with that bill pending down in Springfield which would permit DUIs to be expunged?

State Representative from Chicago arrested for DUI

From the Chicago Tribune:

A freshman state representative from Chicago is facing a driving under the influence charge in Springfield after he was allegedly found asleep behind the wheel of his Land Rover on March 29 about a block from the Illinois Capitol.

Rep. Kambium Buckner, a South Side Democrat, pleaded not guilty to the charge Tuesday in Sangamon County Circuit Court.

Springfield police were called to assist Illinois secretary of state police in the early morning hours of March 29 after Buckner was found sitting in his vehicle through several cycles of a traffic light, and didn’t drive on even after the secretary of state police officer honked his horn, according to a report filed with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office.

Buckner, 33, failed a field sobriety test and refused a blood alcohol test at the scene and after being brought to the county jail, according to the report. He was released on bond shortly after being booked into the jail.

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