August 13, 2012 |
Police have reportedly confiscated convenience-store surveillance footage of singer Randy Travis, who allegedly walked naked into a Tiger Mart in north Texas on Tuesday night, demanded cigarettes and then left in frustration shortly before he was arrested on the side of the road on suspicion of DWI. After presenting a search warrant Friday, law enforcement took the entire video system, the store manager told TMZ , because nobody could figure...
August 10, 2012 |
Rick Springfield has wrapped up his DUI case by pleading no contest to reckless driving, thereby avoiding time behind bars related to a 2011 arrest in Malibu. The "Jessie's Girl" singer, who was pulled over May 1 of last year for speeding on Pacfic Coast Highway, will serve three years' probation and attend a three-month alcohol-education program, the district attorney's office said. Springfield, who did not attend Thursday's hearing, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of .10%, which exceeds the legal limit of .08%.
August 9, 2012 |
The 911 caller didn't know he was describing Randy Travis. “I just found a guy lying in the road,” he told a dispatcher just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the country singer was crumpled on a highway 60 miles north of Dallas. “I'm kinda spooked out," the caller said. When authorities arrived, the scene grew stranger: 53-year-old Travis was naked, bruised, reeking of alcohol. He'd apparently run his Pontiac Trans Am off the road and into construction barricades, scattering the cones.
July 15, 2012 |
Jason Kidd's arrival in New York appears to be getting off to a rough start. The veteran point guard, who signed with the New York Knicks last week, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after police said he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons early Sunday. The 39-year-old was released from a hospital after being treated for minor injuries before being arraigned on intoxicated driving charges, according to Southampton Town police. He later was released without bail.
June 21, 2011 |
"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn's death in a fiery crash when his Porsche ran into a forested area at high speed raised questions as to whether alcohol was involved. Though the toxicology results may not be released for weeks, Dunn apparently tweeted a photo of himself having a beer with friends shortly before he and passenger Zachary Hartwell died. Film critic Roger Ebert soon tweeted, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," which drew nasty responses from fans and friends. It's a sad story, and one that is all too common.
September 14, 2008 |
Tears drip on this patch of hardscrabble central New Mexico desert land -- tears in steel, tears in concrete. A mother's tears. This is Sonja Britton's field of shattered dreams -- a unique national memorial to victims of drunk drivers budding from four acres of scrubby grass dotted with cholla cactus and yucca. Victims like Britton, who lost her only son when a drunk driver motoring down the wrong side of a road near Durango, Colo., plowed head-on into a car, which in turn struck the motorcycle her son was driving.