Massachusetts: Ben Urbelis charged with drunk boating after Nicole Berthiaume lost her arm in prop; search of harbor was naught for severed limb

“At some point while he was attempting to anchor, the evidence suggests, she and other passengers jumped into the water to retrieve a pad that had blown off the front of the boat. The young woman had trouble re-boarding, however, and was grievously injured by the active propeller”

( Boston, MA,05/30/15)  Police inspect the Naut Guilty after a boating accident in Boston Harbor.      Saturday,  May  30, 2015.  (Staff photo by Stuart Cahill) Courtesy of Boston Globe

New Mexico: DWI crashes take a deadly and violent turn upwards; Alan Sanchez latest to kill himself while speeding DWI in death ride to hell

The wave of drunk driving crashes continues. The most recent, an overnight crash killing 25-year-old Alan Sanchez. Deputies say Sanchez was speeding when he crossed the center medium near Coors and Gun Club. He then hit another car and rolled several times

Albuquerque Police search and rescue

Texas: Judge Gisela Triana busted for DWI after boozing it up with other lawyers and Judges; too cheap to call a cab!

Texas: Judge Gisela Triana busted for DWI after boozing it up with other lawyers and Judges; too cheap to call a cab! She was pulled over less than 2 miles from the restaurant on Barton Springs Road near MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) after the officer’s radar showed she was driving at 47 miles per hour, 17 miles faster than the speed limit, the affidavit said.

Texas Judge Gisela Triana busted for DWI in Austin TX 032015

Texas: Dallas Assist. D. A. Justin Moore suspended after DWI arrest

DALLAS — Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Justin Moore was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning.

According to Dallas Police’s arrest report, Moore, a DeSoto resident, was speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, tailgating and nearly sideswiped another car while driving on Highway 67 near Loop 12.

It was 2:45am when two officers say they moved to pull Moore over, and reported immediately smelling a strong stench of alcohol. They reportedly asked Moore if he had been drinking and he did not answer, and he struggled to produce a drivers license. He ultimately showed the officers his District Attorney’s Office identification.

Justin Moore needs to drink less

Mississippi: Lee County Deputy injured when hit by DUI driver; Lee County Prosecutor James Moore arrested for DUI after crash while smashed

TUPELO – Lee County Prosecuting Attorney James D. Moore was arrested earlier this month, charged with driving under the influence and spent the night in the Lee County Jail.

Lee County Prosecutor James Moore spent night in jail after DWI arrest by Tupelo Police on Dec. 2 2014

New York: Prosecutor Evan P. Thomson – who locks up DWI drivers – busted for DWI by State Police after he booze-cruised down embankment

New York: Prosecutor Evan P. Thomson – who locks up DWI drivers – busted for DWI by State Police after he booze-cruised down embankment- The investigation revealed Evan P. Thomson, a 26-year-old Morrisonville, New York resident, was the sole occupant in a vehicle northbound on I-87 and had traveled off the west portion of the roadway, striking the guide rails and proceeding down a steep embankment. Thomson declined medical attention at the scene.
After failing standardized field sobriety tests, Thomson was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and transported to SP Lewis.

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Texas: McAllen Police release dash-cam video after prosecutors claim no evidence exists to convict Judge Nora Longoria of DWI

SAN ANTONIO — A DWI case against a South Texas appeals judge who failed a field sobriety test in July was dismissed last month, the McAllen Monitor reported Wednesday.

Nora Longoria, a 13th Court of Appeals judge, was pulled over last July while going 69 mph in a 55 mph zone in the Rio Grande Valley city. Longoria, who failed a field sobriety test but refused a Breathalyzer, showed an officer her judicial badge and asked him to let her go home, the Express-News reported after the July arrest.

Texas Appeals Court Judge Nora Longoria DWI charges dropped rev

Virginia: Lawyer Mark Sgarlata pleaded guilty to killing Patrick and Leia Wrenn in DUI crash

A deputy at the scene wrote in the arrest records, “Sgarlata had slurred speech with a heavy odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Sgarlata was unsteady on his feet and was found with his pants unbuckled and shirt unbuttoned. Mr. Sgarlata admitted to drinking 5 glasses of wine before the crash.”

On Friday, as he pleaded guilty, he told the judge that was “the best way to put all this behind us.”

But that’s not so simple a task for the victims family.

“[I] just take it a day at a time, and just kind of see what they would want me to do,” said Leia Wrenn’s daughter Tonya Adkins outside the Leesburg courthouse Friday morning.


Florida: Third Broward Court Judge charged with DUI in six months; Judge Lynn Rosenthal arrested after wreck in courthouse parking lot

Apparently the Broward County Courthouse is the place to be if you want to get riggety riggety wrecked, son! This morning was Judge Lynn Rosenthal’s turn to see how the other half of her criminal courtroom lives when she gets booked at the Broward Main Jail. There are scant details of the accident so far, but everyone agrees that a sheriff’s vehicle was hit, and they’re blaming Judge Rosenthal, a Governor Scott appointee facing an electoral challenge this year from the happiest person in Florida today.

Judge Gisele Pollack