October 15, 2013 |
From the annals of no good deed goes unpunished comes the latest tribulation of a teenage volleyball player who was punished by her Massachusetts school for coming to the aid of a drunk friend who needed a ride home from a party. Erin Cox, was suspended for five games and stripped of her captaincy of the volleyball team at North Andover High School for the incident two weeks ago. She received a call from a drunk friend at a party. When she arrived police were already there making arrests and handing out summonses to everyone at the party for underage drinking. Cox was given a summons even though she hadn't been drinking and at least one officer had vouched for her sobriety.
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September 24, 2013 |
An L.A. County judge has ordered that the drunk-driving case against former teen star Amanda Bynes be moved to a mental health court. Her attorney, Richard Hutton, argued that the 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star was unable to stand trial because of doubts about her mental competence, Reuters news service reported. Bynes has been under court-ordered psychiatric care after she allegedly started a small fire in front of a Thousand Oaks home in July. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton referred the case to the court's mental health division, where a judge will decide if Bynes is fit for trial, the court said.
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September 23, 2013 |
A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle allegedly rammed into the back of a double-parked car and caused a woman to lose her leg, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 50th Street and Vermont Avenue in Vermont Square, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Anthony Cabriales. The woman had double-parked and was getting out of her car with her child when the man's vehicle crashed into the back of her car, Cabrielas said.
September 9, 2013 |
First came the confession, now come the charges: Matthew Cordle, who confessed to a fatal drunk-driving crash in a YouTube video uploaded last week that went viral, was indicted by an Ohio jury Monday. Cordle, 22, said he had crashed into a car driven by Vincent Canzani, 61, while driving the wrong way down a highway in Columbus on June 22. A Franklin County jury indicted Cordle on charges of driving under the influence and aggravated vehicular homicide. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
September 7, 2013 |
The Internet served as a contemporary confessional this week when a 22-year-old from Ohio posted a YouTube video in which he admitted to driving his car while drunk and killing a man. In a three-and-a-half-minute video, Matthew Cordle said he was driving the wrong way down a Columbus highway on the night of June 22, and crashed into a car driven by 61-year-old Vincent Canzani. “I killed a man,” says Cordle in the video, which begins with his face blurred and voice obscured as he narrates a night of bar-hopping and drinking to the point of blackout.
August 21, 2013 |
David Cassidy, onetime teen dream and "The Partridge Family" star, was arrested Wednesday morning just after midnight in upstate New York on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Cassidy, 63, was initially pulled over for driving with his high beams on, TMZ reported , and officers administered a field sobriety test after smelling alcohol. The actor-singer did poorly on the sobriety test and showed a blood alcohol level of 0.10 on a breath test, Schodack, N.Y., police told the website.