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March 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The New York Civil Liberties Union officially challenged the city's new campaign against drunken driving, filing a lawsuit against the Police Department's practice of permanently seizing suspects' cars. Police have seized 79 cars from 151 drivers since the policy took effect Feb. 21. The civil liberties group argues that the policy is unconstitutional and denies drivers due process by seizing their property before their cases are heard.
November 3, 1998 | Associated Press
Kerry Collins, admitting he broke the law, was charged with drunken driving Monday, hours after being taunted by Carolina Panther fans in his return to the city where he once was cheered. A police report said Collins, a backup quarterback for the Saints, was stopped after the car he was driving was observed crossing the center line on a downtown Charlotte street about 12:50 a.m. "Obviously I made a mistake.
November 25, 1988 | United Press International
A drunken Thai soldier hurled a grenade onto a crowded dance floor in a Buddhist temple in northern Thailand, killing three dancers and wounding 67 other people, police said Thursday. Authorities mounted a search for the soldier.
December 18, 1991 | Reuters
Several Greenland politicians spent the night in police cells after their parliamentary Christmas party got too festive. Police were called several times during the celebration, the only time in the year when alcohol is allowed to be served in the Parliament building in Greenland's capital, Nuuk. Denmark's Ritzau news agency, quoting the Greenland newspaper Atuagagdliutit, said police did not have to take the partying legislators too far to calm them down Friday. The police station is next
November 10, 2000
"A Time for Drunken Horses," the fifth film in this fall's Shooting Gallery Film Series, moves today from the Loews Beverly Center Cinemas to Landmark's Westside Pavilion Cinemas, 10800 W. Pico Blvd. between Westwood Boulevard and Overland Avenue. The series, which began in 1999, has spawned such independent successes as "Croupier" and "Judy Berlin."
June 9, 2012
  Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 cocktail Note: Adapted from Julian Cox of Short Order. Thin Mints can be substituted with a similar type of chocolate-mint cookie. 2 scoops chocolate ice cream 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 ounce Irish whisky, preferably Powers 1/2 ounce creme de menthe, preferably Tempus Fugit 1/2 ounce Fernet Branca-Menta 1 ounce crushed Thin Mints Chocolate sauce, for garnish Mint spring, for garnish Thin Mint, for garnish In a blender, blend the chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, Irish whisky, creme de menthe, Fernet Branca-Menta and crushed Thin Mints.
February 19, 1989
A man arrested early Saturday for public drunkenness at a fast-food restaurant in Costa Mesa died several hours later after complaining of difficulty breathing. The man, arrested about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a Jack-In-The-Box on Harbor Boulevard, was placed in the Costa Mesa City Jail. Jailers found him having trouble breathing about 5:30 a.m., authorities said. Paramedics were called and the man was transported to College Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:02 a.m.
November 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Dist. Atty. Terence Hallinan is urging the city's police and sheriff's departments to cite people found drunk in public so that repeat offenders can be charged. Hallinan hopes those charged can then be placed in treatment programs. The city recently said that 3,100 people live on the streets of San Francisco, and that many of them are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Hallinan wants police to arrest those found drunk in public after they have received a public warning and three citations.
December 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A veteran Virgin Atlantic Airways pilot was jailed, facing a charge that he showed up drunk to fly a planeload of almost 400 passengers to London. The airline said Richard George Harwell, 55, an American living in England, had a spotless record during 14 years at Virgin.
November 11, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
In a region dominated by the need to drive, a few Newport Beach spots offer late-night revelers something rare: a walkable nightlife. One of these clusters of restaurants and bars lies on the Balboa Peninsula, near the Newport Pier. Patrons have come here for decades - be they neighborhood dwellers, summer renters or residents - to enjoy a vibrant, seaside area where they can move from place to place without getting behind the wheel. Steady streams of people continue to enjoy the often party-like atmosphere the peninsula provides.
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