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.
UFC fighter Desmond Green was arrested for DUI manslaughter Tuesday after he allegedly caused a 5-car crash that killed 2 women back in August … and officials claim he had alcohol and drugs in his system and cocaine in his vehicle.
29-year-old Green is facing multiple charges after he allegedly lost control of his 2011 Dodge Durango on I-75 and swerved into a semi truck on August 18.
So, why did it take so long to arrest Green? Officials say they conducted a massive investigation that took months to complete. And now, they feel they have enough information to successfully prosecute Green.
Here’s what cops say happened …
The initial collision started a chain reaction … with Green’s car striking several vehicles, killing a 67-year-old woman and a 76-year-old woman. Cops say 2 others were also seriously injured.
Cops say Green sustained minor injuries from the incident.
According to the police report, witnesses told cops Green threw a container over the highway barrier after the crash … which cops say was a metal grinder with weed inside.
The report also says Green — who wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash — had a bag of cocaine in the front seat of his car.
Cops claim Green showed signs of being drunk — he had slurred speech and smelled like booze — and toxicology tests showed he had alcohol and drugs in his system.
Green is now facing a slew of criminal charges — including multiple felony manslaughter counts — and faces serious prison time if convicted.
Read the entire story here: https://www.tmz.com/2019/06/26/ufcs-desmond-green-deadly-car-crash-faces-dui-manslaughter/
Allen Crabbe, who was just traded from the Nets to the Hawks, was arrested for a DUI.
NBA veteran Allen Crabbe — who was just traded to the ATL Hawks — was arrested for DUI on the Sunset Strip late Tuesday night … and TMZ Sports has the video.
We’re told cops noticed the 27-year-old was “straddling lanes” around 11:30 PM — so they pulled him over … and during the stop, the officer suspected he was drunk.
The 6’6″, 210 pounder was asked to step out of the car to perform a field sobriety test — which he did — and while it didn’t appear he bombed it (based on the video we shot) … the cops still felt he was under the influence.
In fact, we’re told he blew a .08 — which is EXACTLY the legal limit in California … so Crabbe was arrested and booked for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence.
We’re told Crabbe couldn’t have been more cooperative with police.
Last October, a former cast member of Little Women: Atlanta received a 16 sentence for a fatal DUI crash. Apparently that was not a sufficient wake-up call for her fellow reality stars.
“Little Women: Atlanta” star Ashley “Minnie” Ross says she had just 1 beer when she got busted for DUI.
According to a police report obtained by TMZ … cops in Chattanooga, Tennessee were notified Thursday just before 3 AM of a female slumped over in the driver’s seat of an SUV. When cops responded, they woke up the 4’3” reality star and immediately smelled booze on her breath.
When asked if she had any drinks earlier that night, cops say Minnie told them she had just 1 beer. She was instructed to get outta the car and given a series of field sobriety tests, which she bombed … swaying and using her arm for balance.
She was asked to recite the alphabet from letter E and stop at W … but Minnie stopped at Z. She was asked to count backward from 69 and stop at 39 but she stopped at 1.
Despite the very detailed police report … a source close to Minnie says she passed all of the field sobriety tests and she was texting — not asleep at the wheel — when cops showed up.
Minnie was placed under arrest for DUI and taken to Hamilton County Jail without incident. She was later released on bail.
From the Daily Herald:
Illinois’ law banning driving and texting is now five years old, and drivers caught violating it will face a stiffer penalty as of July 1.
Scofflaws who text, talk or use any hand-held devices behind the wheel will receive a ticket for a moving violation. Three moving violations in a 12-month period will lead to a license suspension…
To clarify, it’s also illegal to text or talk while holding a device at a stop sign, at a red light or while sitting in traffic.
What if I just take a second to do something with my phone?
Not OK, said Aurora police Sgt. Bill Rowley.
“In the amount of time it takes to simply look down and check a text — if your car is traveling 40 mph — it has already traveled half the length of a football field,” said Rowley, Aurora’s public information officer. That means “if a child runs out on the road, there’s no time to touch your brakes.”
Drivers can pull over on the shoulder, put the car in park and use their devices. Exceptions to the law include reporting an emergency, and if normal traffic is stopped because of an obstruction such as an accident or train — and the car is in park.
Read the entire story here at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190617/starting-july-1-no-more-free-passes-for-texting-or-holding-your-phone-at-all-and-driving