WWE Wrestler Uso arrested for DUI

From ATT.net news:

WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence near Pensacola, Florida.

TMZ Sports reports that the 33-year-old wrestler was reportedly speeding when an officer noticed he was “swerving left and right.” According to TMZ Sports, the police report states that Jimmy Uso, real name Jonathan Fatu, smelled of alcohol and refused DUI tests when the officer tried to administer it.

Fatu was reportedly booked at 3:04 a.m. for DUI.

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists releases its new Top Cops list

Every year, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (“AAIM”) releases a list of the top DUI arresting officers and departments in Illinois.

There is a change at the top of the “Top Cops” list.  Trooper Eric David, who was tops on this last year with 208 arrests, dropped to number four with 151 arrests.  Trooper Lucas Sniady, who was not on last year’s top 10 list, reached the top with 192 arrests.  Last year’s number two, Chicago Police Officer Timothy Walter, went from 167 arrests to 148.

Here are all the officers who made 100 or more DUI arrests in 2018:

1 Trooper Lucas Sniady ISP District Chicago 192
2 Officer Elliot Tupayachi Chicago District #19 168
3 Investigator Andrew Hartman Rockford 166
4 Trooper Eric David ISP District Chicago 151
5 Officer Timothy Walter Chicago District #19 148
6 Officer Mark Januszewski Chicago District #24 109
7 Investigator Erik Freese Rockford 108
8 Trooper James Knaperek ISP District Chicago 107
9 Officer William Hoefler Cook County Sheriff’s Dept. 105
10 Officer Tesfai Tewelde Chicago District #25 104
11 Investigator Robert Trout Rockford 100

 

Outside of Chicago (which had over 1,800 DUI arrests) and the Illinois State Police, which had over 5,000 state-wide, Rockford once again tops the list.  The Top Departments are:

Rank
Municipality
2018
DUI Arrests
% Change from
2017 to 2018
2017
DUI Arrests
1 Rockford 552 12.7% 490
2 Aurora 446 36.8% 326
3 Decatur 391 0.0% 391
4 Elgin 374 -10.5% 418
5 Cicero 315 -7.6% 341
6 Carol Stream 280 -3.8% 291
7 Elmhurst 277 29.4% 214
7 Lombard 277 -11.5% 313
8 Naperville 261 -3.7% 271
9 Bloomington 244 30.5% 187
10 Springfield 233 -19.1% 288

Real Housewives star Alexa Curtin arrested for failing to appear in court for DUI case

From RadarOnline:

Ex Real Housewives Opens a New Window. of Orange County Housewives star Alexa Curtin Opens a New Window. has plead not guilty to driving under the influence of drugs after her shocking Sunday arrest Opens a New Window. , RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

Alexa, 26, who appeared in court on Tuesday, July 23, had multiple bench warrants for her arrest because she failed to show up to court for her past scheduled court appearances.

Alexa was apprehended by bail bondsmen on July 21, according to Orange County Sheriff’s officials. She was then arrested and booked at Orange County Central Women’s Jail. The troubled reality TV Star finally appeared in front of a judge Tuesday afternoon.

The judge ordered Alexa to return to court on August 2 and set her bail at $65,000.

Orange County prosecutors initially charged the troubled reality star with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug Opens a New Window. and a misdemeanor driving without a valid drivers license.

Here is the original story of her arrest last year from RadarOnline:

Alexa Curtin was reportedly charged recently with driving under the influence of a drug. According to The Blast Opens a New Window. , court records show that The Real Housewives of Orange County Opens a New Window. star Lynne Curtin’s daughter Alexa, who has had various legal issues, was charged with allegedly driving under the influence on June 6, 2017. Now she’s been charged with that — and was also cited for driving without a valid driver license.

Law enforcement sources told The Blast that Costa Mesa police officers were called to the scene of an accident at around 2:45 PM on that day in June. Insiders claimed to the website that Alexa had crashed her car Opens a New Window. and cops came to investigate.

While on the scene, the police believed that Alexa, who had been driving the car Opens a New Window. , appeared to be under the influence. “Police had her perform a field sobriety test, which we’re told she failed,” The Blast reported.

Alexa submitted to a blood test by police and the results came back allegedly showing a cocktail of prescription drugs, including Clonazepam (aka Klonopin) and opioids.

 

Dwight Gooden arrested for second DUI within weeks

From the New York Post:

Addled former Mets ace Dwight Gooden was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence after heading the wrong way down a one-way street in Newark, NJ — just weeks after another DUI bust involving cocaine, sources told The Post.

The legendary ex-pitcher known as “Doc” — who has been in and out of rehab for years for drug and alcohol addiction — was a mess when he was picked up on Vincent Street near Ferry Street in the Ironbound section around 11:10 p.m., sources said.

“He pissed himself. He was clearly buzzed, really kind of f–ked up,” said an Essex County law enforcement source.

Still, Gooden, who lives in Piscataway, “was cooperative and polite,” the source said.

The source added that Gooden told cops at the scene that he was diabetic. It’s unclear if he actually is, although his late father was diabetic.

Gooden’s car, a four-door black Chrysler, was towed after his arrest, and he was taken to University Hospital in Newark, sources said. A hospital operator said the medical center had no patients by that name Tuesday afternoon.

Read the entire story here.

Dwight Gooden arrested for DUI, Possession of cocaine

From Fox News:

Troubled Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was busted last month in New Jersey for possession of cocaine and driving under the influence, The Post has learned.

The retired pitcher, best known as “Doc,” was arrested June 7 by Holmdel police, who pulled him over just before 1 a.m. and allegedly found him with “two small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine,” according to a criminal complaint filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Gooden was pulled over for driving too slowly on a highway, failing to maintain the lane and for having overly tinted windows, which are illegal in the Garden State, prosecutor’s spokesman Christopher Swendeman said.

He was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence at the time, the complaint obtained by The Post on Friday shows.

He also was ticketed for driving under the influence, which is a municipal offense.

Lake County (IL) will waive past due court fees for one week only starting July 15

From the Libertyville Patch:

LAKE COUNTY, IL — Past due fines owed in criminal and traffic cases in Lake County will be waived as part of the county’s amnesty week, officials said. Lake County Amnesty Week will run from July 15 to July 19 and is run in conjunction with the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

“During the week-long period, all collection fees and accrued interest will be waived on any past due fines owed on criminal and traffic matters in Lake County,” according to a news release…

Full or partial payments are accepted either over the phone or at any of our branch court locations. The Lake County Circuit Clerk has more information on Amnesty Week available on its website.