Archive for the ‘DUI Arrest’ Category
May 5th, 2014 at 1:11 pm
After striking a police car, he handed the officer a beer.
Damon Tobias Exum, 37, was a little confused, and police reported he was “heavily intoxicated” and unaware he had struck a police car early Saturday morning in Dunwoody, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, police report.
After Exum struck a police car, he continued down a highway, police said. The officer inside was uninjured and followed him until he finally pulled over, according to the police report.
When Officer Alvin Rodriguez asked the motorist for his license he was handed a beer instead, the officer said.
The driver was intoxicated and not making the best decisions.
“The driver was intoxicated and not making the best decisions,” Dunwoody police Officer Tim Fecht told the Daily News.
Exum received eight misdemeanor charges and was transported to county jail on $3,270 bail.
April 27th, 2014 at 2:54 pm
Naperville Police Accuse man of DUI, Urination and Resisting Arrest. Interestingly, no one saw the person driving a car so this could be a tough case for the Naperville DUI Prosecutors. And the car was locked with the keys in the car. As reported in the Naperville Sun by Bill Bird:
“First, the 23-year-old Lisle man allegedly drove while drunk. Then, he supposedly stopped to relieve himself on the exterior wall of a home on Naperville’s northeast side. Then, he allegedly discovered he had locked himself out of his car. And, finally, he reportedly scuffled with the Naperville police officers who had been sent to investigate a complaint from a homeowner about someone making a nuisance of himself outside his house.”
“Further investigation revealed (Giannini) had relieved himself on the caller’s residence, and then found that he had locked himself out of his vehicle,” a black, 2010 Infiniti G7, Davis said.
“Giannini was found to be highly intoxicated, and was arrested for DUI,” Davis said. “While being placed under arrest, Giannini actively resisted arrest and tried to pull away from the officers, to prevent being placed into handcuffs.”
April 15th, 2014 at 6:07 pm
Why do police fake reports? It happens far too often and perhaps is a product of peer pressure – they do not want to be seen as ‘losers’ of a defendant is found not guilty of DUI.
Here is a story that edifies the problem. A cop who faked reports and overtime for DUI in Utah as reported in the Desert News:
“In 2012, Hall reported to his supervisors that he had made 27 DUI arrests, issued 398 citations and impounded 27 vehicles while working shifts funded by the state as part of a DUI grant. The grant allowed officers to work overtime hours to conduct DUI patrol, and the state would later reimburse the department for those hours.
But Unified Police Department supervisors discovered that their own records did not match Hall’s grant sheets.
According to department records, Hall made just one DUI arrest in 2012 and issued only four citations, according to charging documents. He also fabricated as many as 50 cases, the charges stated.”
The information didn’t match and he was caught. The story continues:
“Further investigation and comparison of various timecards dating back to January 2010 showed that Hall reported he was working his regular Unified police shift or at his part-time job doing security at a local hospital or state liquor store at the same time he claimed to be working a DUI shift, the charges state. In some cases, he was “clocked-in” at three jobs at once, according to prosecutors.
Because of that, prosecutors say from 2010 to 2013, he was “double paid” approximately $14,000 for overlapping shifts.
Hall was placed on administrative leave in January 2013. The 20-year veteran eventually retired in May as the investigation was ongoing.
Sentencing in the case has been set for June 2.”