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.

Man Charged with DUI after crashing into Crystal Lake Church

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A man faces DUI charges after allegedly driving through the wall of an unoccupied church Thursday in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

Daniel Lang, 41, of Lake in the Hills, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor driving under the influence and a misdemeanor count of failing to give information after striking unattended property, Crystal Lake police said in a statement.

About 12:18 a.m., officers were called to a report of a vehicle that crashed into Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1808 Miller Rd., police said.

They arrived and found a vehicle that had driven off the roadway and through a brick wall of the church, police said. Both the vehicle and church were unoccupied.

A witness told investigators the driver, the sole occupant, walked away from the area, police said. Officers found Lang about 30 minutes later in the 1600 block of Autumncrest Drive. He refused medical treatment and was arrested.

In addition to the charges, Lang was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and disobeying a stop sign, police said. He posted bail and was released from custody.

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.

 

Glendale Heights Administrator arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident

From WLS News:

A village administrator for Glendale Heights has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash on Labor Day.

Glendale Heights police said they responded to a hit-and-run crash at 2:40 p.m. on September 2 at the intersection of Schmale Road and West Stevenson Drive.

Police identified the suspect as Raquel Becerra, 47, who surrendered to police on October 2 after an arrest warrant was issued.

On Monday, police said Becerra was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, once count of disobeying a stop sign and one count of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Becerra was released after posting bail and is scheduled to appear in court on October 31.

Trump’s new press secretary Grisham has had 2 DUI arrests, including one while working for his 2016 campaign

From Politico:

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham had a “turbulent ascent” to her current role, according to a New York Times report, which included two arrests for driving under the influence — one of which while working for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

She was arrested for driving under the influence, speeding, and driving with an invalid license in 2013, according to the report, and the charges were later reduced to reckless driving. Grisham was also arrested for driving under the influence in December 2015, ultimately pleading guilty. She paid a fine and was ordered by the court into a treatment program.