Dina Lohan arrested for DUI after crash

From the Mercury News:

Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested Saturday evening on Long Island after she hit a car outside an Outback Steakhouse and was chased back to her house by the other driver.

According to online court records in Nassau County, Lohan, 57, was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating an uninspected vehicle, driving without a license, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the 3rd degree.

She pleaded not guilty to all charges at her arraignment Sunday and has returned home, according to her attorney, Mark Jay Heller.

“She never had a sobriety test, and we take the position that they are not going to be able to establish that she was driving while intoxicated,” Heller said.

He confirmed she hit another car while leaving the steakhouse in the town of Merrick around 7 p.m. Saturday, but said “there was no real damage.”

Lohan did not stop after the accident. The man whose car she hit followed her to her house in the next town, North Merrick.

When police showed up, Lohan allegedly refused to get out of her car and, when she finally did, fell to the ground, TMZ reported. She then claimed to have had just one glass of wine and refused to take a breath test.

Lohan pleaded guilty to drunken driving and speeding charges in 2014. Because of that conviction, the current charge would be a felony.

Deltha O’Neal, former NFL All-Pro, charged with felony DUI after crash

From ProFootballTalk.com:

Former NFL All-Pro cornerback Deltha O’Neal was charged with felony DUI after an August accident in Florida left himself and a passenger with multiple injuries.

According to Terry Spencer of the Associated Press, O’Neal was measured with a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 after an accident on August 7 that saw his Mercedes-Benz strike a curb at high-speed and launch into a utility pole that split the vehicle in two.

O’Neal sustained a concussion, broken ankle and internal injuries in the crash. His passenger, Joseph Babcock, sustained a broken thighbone and internal injuries. Babcock is also suing O’Neal after pleading with O’Neal to slow the car down after reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.

O’Neal was a first-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2000 and played nine seasons in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl twice – once in 2001 with the Broncos and again in 2005 with the Cincinnati Bengals. His 2005 season also saw him named a first-team All-Pro after setting a franchise record with 10 interceptions in a single season. O’Neal would also spend a single season with the New England Patriots in 2008.

O’Neal had an arrest for DUI during his time with the Bengals as well in 2006 following a traffic stop.

Broncos’ Safety suspended for two games after DUI

From the Denver Post:

Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended Tuesday for the final two games of the season for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse.

The suspension stems from Jackson’s arrest on Sept. 19 for driving under the influence in Denver.

“I would like to apologize to the Broncos organization, my teammates and fans,” Jackson said in a Twitter post. “I understand the severity in my lapse of judgement and I will certainly not make this mistake again. I know I am fortunate to play in the NFL and am held to a high standard of professionalism and conduct.”

Jackson will forfeit $352,941 in salary and his suspension was announced a week after he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Jackson was pulled over at 11:48 p.m. on Sept. 19 (a Thursday) in the 1000 block of the Auraria Parkway in Denver. He was cited for speeding (25-39 miles per hour over the limit) and driving under the influence.

On Monday, Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of driving while ability impaired (DWAI). He was sentenced to 12 months supervised probation, ordered to perform 24 hours of public service and participate with MADD’s Victim Impact Panel.

In Colorado, DWAI is defined as the driver’s blood alcohol level of more than .05% but less than .08%. If the BAL is more than .08%, the driver will be charged with driving under the influence.

Empire actress Amanda Detmer arrested for DUI

From CBS Sacramento:

CHICO (CBS13) – An actress most recently known for her work on the TV show “Empire” has been arrested in Chico on suspicion of DUI.

Chico police say, on Sunday a little after 5 p.m., officers responded to a crash at the intersection of East 8th and Flume streets. Officers found that a car had hit a utility pole, then took off.

Officers caught up to the driver a little down the road, finding that the car had heavy front-end damage.

The car was pulled over and the driver, 48-year-old Amanda Jeannette Detmer, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

E.T. actor Henry Thomas tried to use toilet water to trick DUI urine test

From the Edmonton Journal:

Actor Henry Thomas reportedly tried to bluff police officers with a fake urine sample after he was arrested for DUI in Oregon.

The star, famous for his role in 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, allegedly tried to use toilet water instead of a urine sample in the hopes of passing his blood-alcohol test.

According to a report from the Tualatin Police Department obtained by TMZ, he refused to complete his breathalyzer and field sobriety tests when pulled over in October, so he was taken into custody.

After being placed in a holding cell, the 48-year-old was asked for a urine sample, and requested to use the toilet to fulfil the request.

However, police say he then attempted to swap the water for urine when the officer turned his back.

The report described the sample as “not warm, clear and filled to the brim,” although Thomas apparently denied tampering with the sample.

Thomas initially pleaded not guilty to the count, but after reaching a no-jail agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded no contest to DUI and reckless driving.

In return, he will spend a year in a diversion programme, attend a one-off victim impact panel, and have an ignition interlock device installed in his car, requiring him to take a breath test before being allowed to start the engine.

Country singer Sam Hunt arrested for DUI

From CNN:

Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested early Thursday for allegedly driving under the influence, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by CNN.

Hunt, who’s known for such country hits as “Body Like a Back Road” and “Drinkin’ Too Much,” was stopped by police in East Nashville, Tennessee, after he was observed driving the wrong way down a road.
According to the affidavit, authorities had been on the lookout for a reported driver going south in the northbound lanes in the area of Ellington Parkway near Ben Allen Road.
Police said Hunt, whose legal name is Samuel L. Hunt, had difficulty “staying in the lane of travel and crossed the center divide several times before a stop was initiated.”
There was an obvious odor consistent with alcoholic beverage coming from the defendant as well as red bloodshot and watery eyes,” the report said. “There were two empty beers in the vehicle next to the driver. The defendant had difficulty retrieving his id and attempted to give a credit card and passport instead while his [Tennessee] driver license sat on his lap.”
Hunt, 34, was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the stop and admitted to consuming alcohol recently, the affidavit stated.
The singer submitted to a sobriety test, which was recorded on a police dashcam, and according to the warrant Hunt had a blood alcohol content of .173.
He was arrested and subsequently released from jail Thursday on a $2,500 bond, according to online court records. A court date has been set for January 17.

Actor Henry Thomas from ET arrested for DUI

From the Chicago Tribune:

Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon.

The 48-year-old Thomas was booked into the Washington County Jail and faces the misdemeanor charge after police said they found him Monday in a stationary car.

Thomas played Elliott, the young boy who befriends an alien in the classic 1982 movie. He has also appeared in “Gangs of New York” and “Legends of the Fall.”…

KGW reports the Tualatin Police Department said they received a call about a car that wasn’t moving.

Police say officers arrived, found Thomas and took him into custody after a field sobriety test.