California: Councilman Dene Armando Bustichi busted for DUI and hit and run after striking street sign

Police officers arrived on scene and contacted the occupant, Councilman Dene Armando Bustichi, 52, of Scotts Valley, Calif., who displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication.

Georgia: Rep. Tom Taylor was tossing down the brew with his 4 kids in his SUV when busted for DUI; 3 times legal limit!

Officer Michael Bennett reported that Taylor exited his vehicle and was legally carrying a gun on his hip. Bennett said Taylor had “an overwhelming odor of alcohol,” but denied that he had anything to drink.

Kansas: Prosecutor Chad Taylor pens plea deal with DUI firefighter that keeps him behind the wheel of firetruck!

Shawnee County Jail records show Torrez, then 32, was booked into the jail at 5:12 p.m. that day after the Kansas Highway Patrol arrested him.

A Topeka firefighter since Jan. 3, 2006, Torrez was promoted Aug. 29 to the rank of apparatus operator. Apparatus operators drive firetrucks.

California: Two Coast Guardsmen busted for DUI by California Highway Patrol

Chief Petty Officer Michael Padgett was reporting for duty, when the California Highway Patrol stopped him one mile from the Coast Guard gate at Yerba Buena Island.

In his report, the officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol. “And I noticed his eyes were red and watery and his speech was slurred,” the officer said. “As Padgett walked, I noticed he had an unsteady gait.”

Authorities said Padgett had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 on a breath test, more than twice the legal limit.

California: Highway Patrol arrested State Senator Benjamin Hueso for DUI; he says he is sorry and will accept his punishment

SACRAMENTO (08/23/2014) – A Democratic California State Senator from San Diego has been arrested in Sacramento under suspicion of DUI early Friday morning.

According to the Sacramento County Jail booking logs, 44-year-old Sen. Benjamin Hueso was booked at 3:27 a.m. Friday. California Highway Patrol confirms that they arrested the state senator.

Officer Julie Powell, a CHP representative, says that Hueso was driving a state vehicle when he was arrested. Hueso was reportedly driving the wrong way on 15th Street when he happened upon an officer. Hueso then did a u-turn in front of the officer, CHP says, before the officer eventually pulled him over in a parking lot at 15th and X Streets. He was arrested at 2:39 a.m., according to CHP.

South Carolina: Deputy Coroner was dead drunk; busted for DUI

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (08/21/2014) – A deputy coroner with the Lexington County Coroner’s Office has been arrested on DUI charges.

Barry Wright was arrested August 19 on driving under the influence charges and accused of having an open 24-ounce beer in his vehicle.

According to an incident report, Wright was found asleep at the wheel of his county-owned Ford Explorer shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The report goes on to say the car was still running and parked in the middle of Kleckley Drive. A West Columbia police

Florida: Columbia County Public Works Director Kevin Kirby was chauffered by county employees after DUI wreck; pleaded guilty

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – Just days away from jury selection and a full blown trial and a week after County Court Judge William F. Williams, III denied Mr. Kirby’s motions to dismiss the charges against him and suppress the testimony of one of the State’s key witnesses, Columbia County’s number two, Kevin Kirby, had a change of heart.

Tuesday afternoon at about 2:30 pm, in a hastily arranged court appearance, Mr. Kirby agreed to take the standard first time offender DUI plea agreement and pled guilty to driving under the influence. Mr. Kirby’s license remains suspended. He is on supervised probation.