K-Pop singer Hwanhee charged with DUI

From Korea Joongang Daily:

Hwanhee, a member of veteran pop duo Fly to the Sky, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol on Saturday.

Yongin Seobu Police Station said Hwanhee, whose real name is Hwang Yoon-seok, was booked without physical detention for drunk driving.

The 38-year-old singer was questioned by police after his Mercedes-Benz hit a Hyundai Avante sedan that was changing lanes on a road in Yongin, south of Seoul, around 6 a.m. An insurance agent dispatched to the scene reported the accident to police, suspecting that Hwanhee had been drinking.

Police said the singer’s blood alcohol level was 0.061 percent, which is enough to warrant the revocation of his driver’s license.

Police said Hwanhee admitted to drinking and driving, adding that he will summoned next week to talk about the DUI accident.

Hwanhee’s management agency, H2media, later released a statement apologizing for Hwanhee’s drunk driving, saying that the singer will fully comply with the police investigation and will accept punishment.

Unlike Illinois, where the “legal limit” for a DUI is 0.08, Korea recently reduced its limit to from 0.06 to 0.03.

Boxer Adrien Broner charged with DUI

From TMZ:

TMZ Sports first reported on Friday night the former four-division world champion was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) about 8:45 p.m. local time in Miami Beach, Fla.

Broner was being held in a Miami-Dade County jail, where the bond was set at $1,000. It is unknown if Broner has been released as the county search record hadn’t been updated at the time of publication.

The outlet also obtained the police report, which stated officers were informed of Broner being passed out inside his Rolls-Royce SUV that had the engine running in the middle of traffic. When the cops approached the vehicle, Broner was “unconscious, but breathing”. They tried to bang on the window but ultimately had to shake it to wake him. A groggy Broner woke up, and police shifted the car into park.

A field sobriety test was conducted. Broner failed and was subsequently arrested.

This is the second time the 30-year-old Broner was sent to jail in the last three weeks. On Feb. 21 in Las Vegas, the day before Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder 2, Broner was charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.

Free Agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins arrested for third DUI

From Bleacher Report:

Free-agent NFL tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested Monday and charged with DUI in Gig Harbor, Washington, the city where he played high school football.

TMZ Sports reported the news Saturday and noted Seferian-Jenkins also faces counts of driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

It’s the third DUI arrest for the 27-year-old University of Washington product.

In 2013, Seferian-Jenkins was sentenced to one day in jail after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge before his final season of college football with the Huskies.

He was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI in 2016.

Seferian-Jenkins told ESPN’s Rich Cimini in 2017 he’d attended an outpatient rehab program because of his use of alcohol to deal with “dormant issues”:

Alex Jones arrested for drunk driving

From the Daily Beast:

Prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated, according to law enforcement.

Jones, who as host of the Austin-based InfoWars conspiracy theory outlet has become a prominent force on the fringe right, was arrested on a class-B misdemeanor DWI charge, according to a spokeswoman for the Travis County sheriff’s department. Jones was booked into the Travis County Jail in Austin at 12:37 AM, and released on bond at 4:11 AM.

Court records about Jones’s arrest weren’t immediately available. InfoWars didn’t respond to a request for comment.

An article on the InfoWars website claimed that Jones was “caught up in a Travis Co. DWI dragnet.” In the story, Jones said he had been “drinking a small amount of sake at a Japanese restaurant.”

Jones announced his arrest on a Tuesday episode of his show, claiming that he had blown under the legal limit of 0.08 Blood Alcohol Content. Texas law, however, allows for a driver to be charged with a DWI even if they’re under the limit, if they’re considered to be impaired.

Former NFL safety Donovin Darius arrested for DUI

From Pro Football Talk:

Former Jacksonville Jaguars safety Donovin Darius was arrested on Sunday afternoon and charged with driving under the influence.

According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, Darius was also hospitalized under the authority of the Baker Act for a mental health evaluation after “ingesting numerous pills” following the arrest.

The Baker Act is the common term for the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 which allows for an individual to be involuntarily institutionalized “if that individual possibly has a mental illness or is danger of harming themselves or others.”

Darius played 10 seasons in the NFL with nine of those years coming with the Jaguars and one with the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in 118 career games with 117 starts. He intercepted 14 passes with seven forced fumbles along with two sacks. He was the 25h overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Syracuse.

The DUI charge is a misdemeanor.

Actor Tom Sizemore arrested for DUI

From Fox News:

Actor Tom Sizemore was arrested Thursday for DUI and possession of narcotics, Fox News has confirmed.

Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department told Fox News that the “Saving Private Ryan” actor, 58, was initially pulled over in the early morning hours for an “unsafe lane change.”

“He was pulled over for a traffic violation and then after a short investigation he was arrested for DUI and possession of narcotics,” Suttles said.

According to TMZ, Sizemore was stopped in Glendale, Calif. around 2:30 a.m.

Suttles confirmed to Fox News that, at the time of his arrest, Sizemore also had an outstanding arrest warrant for a separate possession of narcotics charge stemming from the Burbank Police Department.

Online records viewed by Fox News show that the actor was booked at 3:15 a.m. at the Burbank Police Department and his bail was set to $10,000.

 

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.