From Staff ReportsLaw enforcement agencies from across the Oklahoma City metro are gearing up for the Fourth of July holiday weekend by holding DUI checkpoints.On July 4, Cleveland County deputies and Norman police will join the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in holding a sobriety checkpoint in the Norman area from 11 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
A Muskogee man was killed in a suspected drunken driving crash in Muskogee on Friday night that left his wife in critical condition.
Muskogee Police Department Public Information Officer Lincoln Anderson said Josh Jackson, 32, was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee.Read more on NewsOK.com
You are in need to hire a DUI defense lawyer when you charged with the crime of driving under the influence. When it comes to deciding for better legal representation, hiring a DUI defense lawyer is the wisest decision. Do you really need an attorney? Getting accused of the charge of DUI is a serious […]
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WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.
News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication.
They say they spotted her cruising down the road in a Power Wheels electric toy truck after a caller reported a suspicious person on the street.
Officers say she was driving about a mile (1.5 kilometers) from her home in Walhalla when they stopped her.
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Getting stopped for a Driving under the influence is no slight point. In Los Angeles, the effects that you may possibly face for driving under the influence are very serious and could possibly get you in prison. Keep in mind that public emotion makes it less complicated for prosecutors as well as judges to instill […]
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With football action officially back, the NFL would love nothing more than to sweep all the off-field issues of its players under the rug and lure the focus of fans back to the gridiron. And frankly, after an offseason full of mind-numbing Deflategate coverage, so would we.
However, if there was one thing Deflategate accomplished, it was drawing the media’s attention away from the all the real legal troubles NFL players ran into. And boy, was there a lot of that.
In 2015 alone, there have been 31 NFL players arrested, including six instances of domestic violence, five DUIs, three guns/weapons charges, and one shocking case of animal abuse, which featured former Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo killing his ex-girlfriend’s five-pound dog out of “self-defense.” Atlanta released Shembo once the story broke, but now that he’s taken a plea deal, the Falcons are considering bringing him back. Keep in mind that when Shembo was a student at Notre Dame, he also allegedly sexually assaulted a student at nearby St. Mary’s College who killed herself two weeks after the incident.
So, forgive us if we think that crime in the NFL hasn’t quite gotten the coverage it’s deserved this year.
According to the USA Today database used to create our interactive NFL Arrests topic, 132 NFL players have been arrested multiple times since 2000. Aldon Smith became the latest player to add to his criminal record in late August, when he was arrested on his third DUI charge.
While some of these are more serious than others, it’s still difficult to comprehend why these millionaires would compromise their lucrative careers by breaking the law multiple times. Then again, while the NFL is worried about how inflated its balls are, many of these players go unpunished by the league for their transgressions.
We’ll go through each player in alphabetical order, which means we’re starting with one of the most accomplished defensive ends of this century.
Note: Not every arrest listed in this article led to a conviction.
#27. Jared Allen
Classifications: DUI (2)
Description 1: Accused of second drunken-driving incident in five months. Also charged with speeding.
Description 2: Pulled over for speeding, accused of drunk driving in Overland Park, Kansas.
Allen served a two-game suspension for these arrests, which both occurred in 2006.
#26. Jonathan Babineaux
Classifications: Drugs, Animal Abuse
Description 1: Pulled over for a traffic violation in Gwinnett County, Ga., accused of marijuana possession.
Description 2: Accused of killing girlfriend’s pit bull in Georgia (later acquitted on grounds of self-defense).
#25. Khalif Barnes
Classifications: Reckless Driving, DUI
Description 1: Police say he drove through a yard and crashed his Mercedes into a tree, then fled the scene. Charged with violating DUI probation.
Description 2: After being pulled over, he accused police officer of racism and called Jacksonville a hick town. Accused of drunken driving, he later apologized, pleaded no contest and received six months probation, 50 hours community service, $650 fines and costs.
#24. Ahmad Bradshaw
Classifications: Drugs, Probation Violation
Description 1: Pulled over in Preble County, Ohio, for traffic violation, accused of marijuana possession.
Description 2: Undisclosed probation violation stemming from undisclosed incident when he was a juvenile.
Bradshaw is the only player in this article not currently on a 53-man roster, but he is expected to be signed by a team once he fully recovers from a broken fibula and serves a one-game suspension related to his marijuana arrest.
#23. Kenny Britt
Classifications: License/Traffic Violation (3), Theft, Drugs, DUI, Reckless Driving
Description 1: Charged with drunken driving after trying to pass through security gate at Fort Campbell Army post in Kentucky.
Description 2: Turned himself in on two outstanding warrants that say he provided inaccurate information on driver’s license applications.
Description 3: Accused of resisting arrest in New Jersey after police suspected him of trying to hide a marijuana cigar.
Description 4: Accused of eluding police with car chase in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., speeding and obstruction.
Description 5: Accused of theft by deception after allegedly not paying two bail bonds companies in New Jersey on behalf of his friend.
Description 6: Pulled over in Nashville for windows in Camaro tinted too dark, then cited for misdemeanor driving without a valid license.
Description 7: Pulled over in Glen Ridge., N.J., and had three outstanding traffic warrants.
#22. Marcell Dareus
Classifications: Reckless Driving, Drugs
Description 1: Accused of crashing his Jaguar into a tree, drag racing and reckless endangerment in upstate New York.
Description 2: Pulled over for speeding in Alabama, accused of felony drug possession.
#21. Elvis Dumervil
Classifications: Assault/Battery (2), Guns/Weapons
Description 1: Accused of aggravated assault with a firearm in Miami after allegedly lifting his shirt to show a gun to a motorist.
Description 2: Cited for assault, disturbing the peace after alleged altercation with parking lot attendant at Invesco Field after he forgot his credentials.
#20. Nick Fairley
Classifications: DUI, Drugs
Description 1: Arrested on DUI charge and eluding police in Mobile, Ala., after being pulled over for going 100 mph.
Description 2: Pulled over in Mobile, Ala., charged with marijuana possession after police found marijuna cigarettes. Charge dropped after he passed drug test.
#19. Everson Griffen
Classifications: Assault/Battery, Alcohol
Description 1: Pulled over near USC campus, subdued by Taser after allegedly assaulting officer during traffic stop.
Description 2: Accused of being drunk in public in Hollywood, Calif.
These arrests were two days apart from each other in late January 2011 in Los Angeles.
#18. Vincent Jackson
Classifications: DUI (2), License violation
Description 1: Pulled over for playing loud music, cited for driving with a suspended license and expired tags.
Description 2: Pulled over for speeding and weaving, failed sobriety tests in San Diego, accused of drunken driving in 2008 GMC Sierra.
Description 3: Pulled over in San Diego, charged with drunk driving. Blood-alcohol measured at .13.
#17. Sebastian Janikowski
Classifications: Assault/Battery, Alcohol, DUI, Drugs
Description 1: Accused of misdemeanor assault, vandalism and public drunkenness after fight at supper club in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Description 2: Pulled over in Oakland, accused of drunk driving. Blood-alcohol measured at .20.
Description 3: Accused of possession of a controlled substance, the designer drug GHB, after police approached his car and found suspicious substance. Acquitted by jury.
#16. Adam Jones
Classifications: Assault/Battery (3), Guns/Weapons (2), Drugs (2), Alcohol (2), Disorderly Conduct
Description 1: Accused of assault and vandalism after being asked to leave club in Nashville.
Description 2: Accused of throwing a punch at an officer and marijuana possession in Fayetteville, Ga. He had been in his parked Bentley.
Description 3: Accused of smoking marijuana after he emerged from Corvette reeking of marijuana. Officers were serving a warrant on his home in Georgia.
Description 4: Accused of being drunk, shouting profanities and arguing with a woman outside club in Tennessee.
Description 5: Accused of spitting in a woman’s face at Nashville nightclub.
Description 6: Surrended in Las Vegas, charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man.
Description 7: Accused of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest at bar in Cincinnati.
Description 8: Accused of punching a woman outside a Cincinnati bar on June 5, 2013. It is his eighth run-in with the law since 2005.
Description 9: He was the passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and was cited for disorderly conduct. The driver was charged with drunk driving.
#15. Marshawn Lynch
Classifications: DUI, Guns/Weapons, Drugs, Reckless Driving
Description 1: Pulled over in Oakland, Calif., and taken to Santa Rita Jail on DUI charge.
Description 2: Police in Culver City, Calif., said they checked car without tags and smelled marijuana, then found gun in trunk, plus marijuana cigarettes. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor gun charge, 80 hours community service, three years probation. No drug charge. NFL suspended him three games.
Description 3: Accused of hitting woman with his Porsche SUV in Buffalo and driving away. Woman required seven stiches for cut, plus hip bruise. Pleaded guilty to failure to exercise due care to pedestrian, license revoked, $150 fine and surcharge.
#14. Brandon Marshall
Classifications: Domestic Violence (2), DUI, Disorderly Conduct
Description 1: Accused of disorderly conduct in Atlanta after fight with fiance.
Description 2: Accused of hitting his girlfriend on March 4, 2008, misdemeanor battery.
Description 3: Pulled over for driving erratically in Denver, charged with drunk driving. Blood-alcohol registered at .116.
Description 4: Charged with false imprisonment in dispute with girlfriend, accused of hitting her car window and blocking her taxi.
Since these arrests, the latest of which occurred in 2009, Marshall has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
#13. Rey Maualuga
Classifications: Assault/Battery, DUI
Description 1: Charged with misdemeanor assault after bar employee said Maualuga hit him in the face.
Description 2: Charged with drunk driving in Covington, Ky., after police said he struck two parked vehicles and parking meter. Blood-alcohol .16.
#12. Rolando McClain
Classifications: Disorderly Conduct, Traffic violation, Assault/Battery, Guns/Weapons
Description 1: Accused of resisting arrest at park in Decatur, Ala., after police responded to report of disturbance
Description 2: Pulled over for window-tint violation in Alabama, accused of giving false name to police.
Description 3: Accused of discharging a gun within city limits of Decatur, Ala., and putting a gun next to a man’s head in fight.
#11. Von Miller
Classifications: License violation, Failure to Appear
Description 1: Pulled over for speeding in Arapahoe County, Colo., accused of driving with a suspended license. Second traffic issue in six weeks.
Description 2: Arrested near Denver on warrant for failure to appear in court on previous traffic charges, including careless driving and driving without a license.
#10. William Moore
Classifications: Domestic Violence, Traffic/License Violation
Description 1: Accused of grabbing woman by shoulder in dispute, charged with simple battery.
Description 2: Accused of speeding, driving with a suspended license and failure to appear in court for a previous ticket.
#9. Adrian Peterson
Classifications: Resisting Arrest, Child Abuse
Description 1: Arrested in downtown Houston on charge of resisting arrest at nightclub after he “assumed an aggressive stance.”
Description 2: Grand jury indicted him on felony charge of injury to a child. Accused of injuring his 4-year-old son with a tree branch while disciplining him.
#8. Matt Prater
Classifications: DUI (2)
Description 1: Accused of drunk driving after allegedly backing his Chevy Trailblazer into parked car and fleeing the scene.
Description 2: Accused of drunken driving in Orlando, Fla., refusing breath test.
#7. Joseph Randle
Classifications: Drugs, Theft
Description 1: Accused of marijuana possession in Wichita, Kan., after report of domestic disturbance at hotel. No signs of injury, police said.
Description 2: Accused of shoplifting at store in Frisco, Texas, after allegedly being caught in the act on video.
#6. Jerome Simpson
Classifications: Drugs (2), DUI
Description 1: Pulled over and suspected of marijuana possession, open container and violating terms of his driver’s license.
Description 2: Accused of drunk driving after police responded to a report of a stalled vehicle. He failed sobriety tests.
Description 3: Accused of marijuana trafficking after 2.5 pounds of it were delivered to his home the previous September.
#5. Aldon Smith
Classifications: DUI (3), Disorderly Conduct, Guns/Weapons, Drugs
Description 1: Accused of hitting a parked vehicle with his vehicle, being under the influence of alcohol and vandalism in Santa Clara, Calif.
Description 2: Accused of making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles airport after being selected for secondary screening.
Description 3: Case stems from house party in June 2012, in which Smith was stabbed. Three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon.
Description 4: Accused of drunk driving and marijuana possession after crashing his pickup truck in San Jose, Calif.
Description 5: Accused of drunken driving in Miami Beach.
Smith was released by the 49ers in August for his multiple brushes with the law but was signed by Oakland on Sept. 11. A pending suspension from the league is expected.
#4. Aqib Talib
Classifications: Guns/Weapons, Assault/Battery
Description 1: Police near Dallas issued warrant accusing him of firing gun near head of sister’s boyfriend.
Description 2: Accused of battery and resisting arrest after allegedly hitting a cab driver in Tampa in the neck and ear.
#3. Donte Whitner
Classifications: Disorderly Conduct, Harrassment
Description 1: Police said they used Taser to subdue him at Cleveland club, charged him aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Description 2: Accused of harrassment in a dispute at his residence involving girlfriend.
#2. Charles Woodson
Classifications: Alcohol, DUI
Description 1: Briefly jailed in downtown Oakland after allegedly refusing to leave a woman’s car around 4 a.m., accused of being drunk in public.
Description 2: Accused of drunk driving and driving with a suspended license in Ann Arbor, Mich. Blood-alcohol measured at .24.
#1. Michael Vick
Classifications: Animal Abuse, Trespassing
Description 1: Grand jury indicted him and three others as part of criminal dogfighting enterprise. Pleaded guilty, 23-month jail sentence. He served 19 months. NFL suspension until 2009.
Description 2: Accused of fishing in a private lake in Virginia. Charge dropped.
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