From the Miami Herald
Chicago rapper Chief Keef, who got his start by posting YouTube videos, was arrested Saturday in Miami Beach and charged with DUI, according to a police report.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, 21, had “bloodshot, watery, droopy eyes” and “had a cup filled with a syrupy liquid known as sizzurp, which is also known as ‘lean’ or ‘purple drank,’ ” an officer wrote in a report.
Sizzurp is a mixture of codeine-based prescription cough syrup and soda.
According to the report, officers saw Cortez McElrath jump out of the passenger side of a green two-door McLaren — driven by Cozart — while it was stopped at a red light.
McElrath then ran to an Altima behind them and handed the front passenger, Eddie Bryant, “a bag with a green leafy substance,” according to the report.
When McElrath saw police, he ran back to the McLaren, police said. An officer stopped him, held him at Taser-point and placed him in handcuffs, according to the report.
Meanwhile, another officer held Cozart at Taser-point because he “was moving his hands around in the vehicle,” the officer wrote.
More officers arrived, and the three people in the Altima were also detained. Marijuana was found in that car, police said.
McElrath and Bryant were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Devante Reaves, who was a passenger in the Altima, was also charged with marijuana possession and had an outstanding warrant. Reaves also had nine fraudulent credit cards, police said. Jamil Perkins, the driver of the Altima, was arrested for having a suspended license. Perkins had four fraudulent credit cards, police said.
Cozart was charged with DUI after he “he did not perform to standard” on his sobriety test, an officer wrote. The officer said that Cozart then stated: “It’s OK, when you find weed in my urine, I’ll just get my attorney to get my marijuana card.”
The officer added that Cozart spontaneously stated, “You’ll find weed in me.”Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article143682924.html#storylink=cpy
The entire Cook County legal community is shocked and saddened to learn about the murder of Judge Raymond Myles.
Judge Myles was a Cook County Judge for nearly 20 years. He was assigned to the Criminal Division. Over the years, I appeared before him many times, and tried two cases before him. He was a very good trial judge, well versed in the law. He was fair and impartial. He was open-minded and did not pre-judge cases until he heard all of the evidence. He was big-hearted and street smart. In short, he was everything that you would want in a judge.
Just a few weeks ago it was reported that Judge Myles had been seriously injured a year a half ago, after a motor vehicle accident, when the other driver assaulted him, fracturing his nose among other injuries which required reconstructive surgery.
Police are still investigating the murder, and preliminary reports indicate that they believe that this was a robbery gone wrong, unrelated to the assault case or any other matter before him.
My condolences to his family. He did so much for our community and will be missed tremendously.
From the Daily Mail:
A 44-year-old man from Pennsylvania was arrested for DUI whilst wearing a ‘Drunk Lives Matter’ t-shirt.
Elwood R Gutshall III, 44, from Newville was pulled over for ‘committing multiple traffic violations’.
The alleged offences occurred while Gutshall was driving a Ford pickup truck near his home on March 19, two days after St. Patrick’s Day.
Gutshall was subsequently arrested after cops determined that he ‘was under the influence of alcohol beyond what he could safely operate a motor vehicle.’
A blood alcohol test revealed Gutshall’s BAC to be at .217, nearly three times the legal limit.
He was charged with DUI and a number of other traffic violations.
Court records show Gutshall has had a number of DUI convictions in the past along with a 2009 guilty plea for assault, according to The Smoking Gun.
The Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested for DUI on Wednesday in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The good news for him is that a his BAC was barely at the legal limit of 0.08.
From the Click on Detroit website:
Detroit Pistons’ star guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving in Auburn Hills, officials confirmed.
Police said Caldwell-Pope was pulled over around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road after being clocked driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.
The advanced roadside impairment officer said when he walked up to the car, he smelled alcohol. He put Caldwell-Pope through sobriety tests and placed him under arrest, police said.
Caldwell-Pope was “very cooperative” with the officer, authorities said. He was issued a ticket for DUI after a Breathalyzer test at the police station registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.08.
The incident came hours after the Pistons’ Tuesday night loss to the Miami Heat, which at the time dropped them 2 1/2 games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Alcohol loosens one’s inhibitions and judgment. This is a case where one man’s poor decisions resulted in a fatal accident that took the life of his wife, got him sent to prison, and left two young children without their parents.
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution (story by Daphne Duret):
Calling it one of “the most senseless, tragic acts” she’s ever come across, a Palm Beach County judge sentenced a 33-year-old Loxahatchee husband and father to five years in prison Wednesday for a 2014 wreck that killed his wife as they had sex while he drove drunk.
The sentence for Matthew Notebaert came just over three years after the death of his wife, Amanda, in a crash that left their two children without a mother and caused a deep rift between the couple’s families that even on Wednesday had her closest friends and relatives split into two camps…
They’d begun drinking from a small flask of Crown Royal they’d sneaked into the concert in her purse, he said, and as they headed back to the area of their Loxahatchee home they called friends looking to hang out. Then at one point they pulled over and became intimate.
By the time he drove on Southern Boulevard, Notebaert said, his wife was sitting in his lap, and his next memory after a turn of the wheel was of waking up in a crashed car next to her body.
Investigators say Notebaert turned onto East Stallion Drive at about 12:30 a.m. and drove the couple’s Chevrolet Equinox at speeds of 55 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone, blowing past three red signs on the dirt road warning of a canal ahead.
The couple’s car hit the canal back so hard, according to arrest reports, that the SUV went airborne for 30 feet and came to rest on the opposite bank of the canal. Amanda Notebaert’s head hit the dashboard and windshield. She died at the scene.
A toxicology report from after the crash stated Matthew Notebaert’s blood alcohol content was nearly twice the level at which Florida drivers are presumed impaired, and investigators said he also had marijuana in his system.
“You had a responsibility to get your wife home safely,” Amanda’s father, Mike Stacey, told Notebaert before asking Johnson to give his son-in-law the “maximum allowable sentence.”
But even prosecutors said under the circumstances, the 10-year minimum recommended under sentencing guidelines was too harsh.
Notebaert’s attorney, Stehpen Bell, asked for no jail time at all, hoping Johnson would award Notebaert probation and keep him with the couple’s now 12-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter.
Assistant State Attorney Danielle Sherriff, on the other hand, echoed Stacey’s sentiments and said Notebaert bares the blame because he was driving. Sheriff said a prison sentence was necessary and asked for a seven-year term.
In the end, Johnson noted Notebaert’s criminal history, saying he has been accused in the past of reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash. Notebaert’s list of prior cases includes five felonies, Johnson said, and a prosecutor at his May 2014 bail hearing listed previous charges that included cocaine possession, burglary and grand theft.
“This isn’t your first chance. You’ve been to jail before, you’ve been on probation,” Johnson said, adding: “You failed your wife, you failed your children and you failed all your family that is here today.”
From NBC News (story by Tim Stelloh):
Federal authorities targeted a so-called “DREAMer” in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend because of a driving under the influence charge from December, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman told NBC News on Monday.
Francisco Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, was released on unspecified bond from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties of Oregon said.Federal authorities targeted a so-called “DREAMer” in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend because of a driving under the influence charge from December, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman told NBC News on Monday.
Francisco Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, was released on unspecified bond from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties of Oregon said.
Rodriguez Dominguez is one of a handful of detainees who enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, and have been detained under President Donald Trump’s administration.
The program, authorized in 2012, allowed undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to gain temporary protection from deportation. DACA built upon proposals in the failed DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act of 2001.
Mat dos Santos, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, told NBC News that the DUI charge was a misdemeanor, and that Rodriguez Dominguez entered a diversion program and was in the process of completing the program’s requirements when he was detained.
“If they allowed him to complete the program, he wouldn’t have a criminal record at all,” dos Santos said.
Rodriguez Dominguez was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 and has been enrolled in DACA since 2013, the group said in a statement.
That status, which program recipients must renew every two years, is likely current until August, dos Santos told NBC News.
On Sunday morning, dos Santos said, several immigration agents arrived at his family’s home in Portland.
“He went downstairs to tell them he was a DACA recipient,” Dos Santos said. “They said, ‘It doesn’t matter.'”
The Department of Homeland Security has previously said that DACA recipients can lose their protection if they’re found to pose a national security or public safety threat.
The ICE spokeswoman, Rose Richeson, told NBC News that the agency considered driving under the influence to be among the latter.
Dos Santos pointed out that Rodriguez Dominguez was a church volunteer who, through a community advocacy group, helps distribute food to poor families at a local middle school. He described the DUI as a mistake that Rodriguez is being unjustly punished for.
“This is a person who is an upstanding member of our community,” he said. “He was well on his way to making up for his mistake.”
Read the whole story here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/immigration-authorities-target-oregon-dreamer-over-dui-n739271