Archive for the 'Drunk' Category

27
May
08

Drink driver jailed for turning up to probation meeting with a pint

A serial drink driver has been jailed after turning up for a probation appointment with a pint of lager in his hand.

The
case of Amir Saeed, 30, sparked outrage in February after magistrates
decided not to give him a prison sentence for his tenth drink drive
conviction in less than a decade. But now he is in jail after Blackburn
magistrates were told he had totally failed’ to co-operate with the
suspended prison sentence.

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24
May
08

Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Drink driver caught 15 minutes after ban ends

A drink driver banned from the road for three years was caught drunk
behind the wheel again – just 15 minutes after his 1,095 day ban ended.

Peter Savage was caught by traffic officers as he drove back home after a night out celebrating the end of his ban with friends, during which he had drunk four pints of lager.

The
court heard that after being pulled to the side of the road the
28-year-old scrapyard worker gave a false name and address as he tried
to escape out of another ban.

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06
Feb
08

Woman put seatbelt on case of beer but not on baby

Investigators say a woman accused of drunk driving had a case of beer buckled up safely, and a one year old girl sitting in the backseat without a seatbelt or car seat.

On Sunday a deputy saw a car drive through a red light and swerve back and forth over the centre lane on U.S. 1 South. The deputy stopped the car.

Investigators say the woman, who identified herself as Tina Williams, smelled of alcohol. According to the report, Williams told the deputy she never had a license and was running out of gas.

Read more at Nothing to do with Arbroath.

30
Jan
08

Drunk man drove mower down street in snowstorm to buy wine

Authorities say a man ran through two bottles of wine, then cut through a snowstorm on his lawnmower, riding down the centre of the street to reach the liquor store.

Adrian police say they found 49-year-old Frank Kozumplik homeward bound on a John Deere tractor Saturday night, toting four bottles of wine in a paper bag.

He told officers his wife had taken their car to work, and the mower was the only way he could reach the store two miles from his southern Michigan home.

Now that’s stupid. From Nothing to do with Arbroath.

16
Dec
07

Chief accused of drunk fire truck racing

A fire chief in Penobscot County has been charged with being drunk behind the wheel while driving a fire truck with its lights on and its sirens going.Russell Banks of Burlington was arrested around midnight Saturday after a resident complained that Banks was racing a fire tanker by his home even though there was no fire in the area.

Banks, 34, is chief of the Triangle Fire Department, a volunteer association that provides service for Burlington, Lowell and Grand Falls Township.

When a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy responded, he located the truck and noticed that Banks smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. A blood alcohol test showed Banks was at twice the legal limit.

Deputy Chief Troy Morton said the resident told police that Banks was blasting his siren in retaliation for a neighborhood dispute.

Banks could not be reached for comment.

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03
Dec
07

Police given manual on how to spot a drunk

It may not make it on to the best-seller list this Christmas but a Government manual offering advice on how to tell if someone is drunk could prove one of the more humorous offerings of the festive season.

From looking out for staggering or “dishevelled” pub-goers to listening for “rambling conversation” and offensive language, the Home Office publication covers it all in minute detail. The guide is being issued to thousands of police officers who will work undercover in pubs and clubs this Christmas to catch bar staff who sell alcohol to inebriated customers.

Other tell-tale signs of drunkenness, according to the guide, include being “careless with money”, exhibiting inappropriate sexual behaviour, offensive language, bumping into furniture, spilling drinks and drinking quickly or competitively, “i.e down in one”. Drunkenness may also cause a loss of train of thought, difficulty in paying attention, “not understanding what is said”, glassy eyes or lack of focus.

More here.

15
Nov
07

Paris Hilton tries to help drunken elephants

Paris Hilton has turned her attention to the plight of drunken elephants in India.

“The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them,” the 26-year-old socialite was quoted as saying.

Sangeeta Goswami, head of animal rights group People for Animals, told The Associated Press: “I am indeed happy Hilton has taken note of recent incidents of wild elephants in northeast India going berserk.”

Hilton’s publicist, Lori Berk, couldn’t immediately be reached yesterday to verify her comments, but now she’s denying it.




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