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December 22, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman pleaded guilty to being drunk when she ran into a parked pickup truck with her car in October, and a judge sentenced her to three days in jail. "I made a mistake, I've accepted the consequences and I want to move on with my life. That's all," Frankie Coleman said in Franklin County Municipal Court.
October 24, 1987 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
Bruce Wayne, the airborne radio traffic reporter known to millions of Southern California commuters, had an illegal level of alcohol in his blood when he died last year in the fiery crash of his single-engine plane, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Wayne, 52, was killed instantly when his blue and white Cessna Cardinal slammed into an empty tractor-trailer rig moments after takeoff from Fullerton Municipal Airport at 6:18 a.m. on June 4, 1986.
September 1, 1985
To the family of a person who has been killed by a drunk driver, it really doesn't matter if the perpetrator was driving an automobile or operating a speedboat. Through an unfortunate tragedy we have recently learned that the law does make this distinction. Five people were killed, and three others injured, when Virl Earles smashed his speedboat into a concrete mooring buoy in Anaheim Bay last October. The evidence presented at his recent preliminary hearing in West Orange County Municipal Court indicated that his blood alcohol level was .11% at the time of the accident.
April 27, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley filed drunk-driving charges Monday against City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, the top budget adviser at Los Angeles City Hall. Santana, 40, was arrested March 26 in Covina as he drove a city-owned car home from a charity roast honoring Cooley. He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15%, according a statement from Cooley's office. Santana, who lives in Claremont, faces one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08%, the legal limit.
A subway operator was charged with five counts of manslaughter after his train derailed early Wednesday, killing five and causing more than 175 injuries. In addition, motorman Robert Ray, 39, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21% when he was tested 13 hours after the wreck, Police Commissioner Lee Brown said at a news conference. Brown said Ray told police he drank three beers after the accident. Brown said that would not be enough by itself to reach the 0.21% alcohol level.
April 24, 1988
Have we reached such a point in our society where a "falling-down drunk" can be beaten to death, and our officials accept this as a "fair fight"? Does the fact that the people responsible for the Marine's death are football players negate this act of violence? It would seem so. The term "mutual combat" would indicate that both sides have equal capabilities for self-survival. With a blood-alcohol level of 0.26, the Marine couldn't have had the ability or the judgment for a "fair fight."
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