Archive for January, 2013
January 30th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Gerard Depardieu, one of France’s most famous actors, was arrested in December for driving drunk on a scooter, according to a story in the Huffington Post. He was picked off after falling off his scooter in Paris. A field sobriety test was performed on the scene, which Depardieu was unsuccessful in passing. The controversial star was taken to a Paris police station and the Paris prosecutor’s office ordered him detained. Police then escorted him home, but he will have to appear in court to handle the matter, according to the Sipa news agency. No one was hurt in the incident.
Depardieu, 63, has experienced run-ins with the law on several occasions. He made the headlines last year when he was removed from a flight to Dublin for urinating in the aisle of a plane before takeoff. In 1998, he was driving his motorcycle drunk with a blood-alcohol level of five times over the legal limit. He crashed the motorcycle and suffered injuries to his legs and face.
Depardieu, who has over 150 film appearances, has become one of France’s most popular and renowned movie stars. In 1991, he received an Academy Award nomination for his role in the film “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
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January 26th, 2013 at 11:32 am
Cindy Giron, 24, was driving home from a funeral when she suddenly crashed into a concrete planter in the West Side of Chicago on January 2nd. Police say that she had more than three times the legal blood alcohol level in her system when the accident occurred. The car accident left not only the driver but also three other victims hospitalized. While still in the hospital, authorities set the woman’s bail at $10,000. She is now charged with “felony aggravated DUI and two counts of misdemeanor DUI”, according to the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper also stated that she has been cited with “negligent driving, illegal transportation of alcohol, driving without a license, and failure to produce proof of insurance, according to police.”
According to the police report, her blood alcohol limit was at 0.246. The driver, her sister, and two others were inside the car and had been drinking from a bottle of wine while driving. The crash occurred at 12:50 am. Giron was heading east when the driver’s side hit the box in the middle of the road, which caused damage to the vehicle and the planter. When police arrived, the people who had been riding in the car were all outside, and Giron was crying over her sister who was lying on the ground beside the vehicle, according to the Chicago Tribune. Giron admitted to drinking wine at the funeral and also claimed that another vehicle had been chasing her. Three of them were taken to John H. Stroger Hospital and the other one was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Giron was arrested at the hospital, at 1:40 am.
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January 22nd, 2013 at 1:12 pm
Last fall we posted a story about White Sox Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk facing DUI charges. Now, the 65-year-old Hall of Famer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. The Chicago Tribune reported a story on the end result of Fisk’s drunk driving case.
Fisk, who recently celebrated his 65th birthday, was found passed out behind the steering wheel of his Ford F-150 truck in the middle of cornfield back in October. Fisk evidently crashed his truck at a New Lenox cornfield after mixing alcohol and prescription drugs. Fisk was driving home from his daughter’s house when the incident took place.
Fisk’s attorney commented on the case, saying that Fisk was not aware of the kind of impact mixing the medication and alcohol could result in. According to the attorney, Fisk’s case was one that could have been won, but for Fisk, this was the fist run-in with the police, so he wanted to take full responsibility for the incident instead.
Fisk did not say much other than tell the judge he pleas guilty, and he gave no comment to the media after the trial. Fisk was sentenced to one year of court supervision and he has to pay $1,250 of court costs. He is also required to have an alcohol and drug evaluation and counseling.
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