As locals rung in 2019, police warned about dangers of driving while intoxicated.

Police want to make sure everyone is staying safe. We attended a big New Year’s Eve party at the Century Center. People said goodbye to 2018 and hello 2019. Police say it’s okay to have a few drinks, but they just don’t want you driving afterwards. The booze and the beer is flowing at O’Rourke’s Public House at Eddy Street Commons in South Bend. Hundreds spent New year’s Eve in South Bend for the NHL Winter Classic between the Bruins and the Blackhawks — and this rivalry runs deep. These fans are sworn enemies, but there is one thing they can agree on. “Never drive drunk, never, there’s no reason.” “Don’t drive, don’t drink and drive for sure, don’t do that.” It happens every year, and police are cracking down. Agencies throughout St. Joseph County and the Michiana area have had extra officers on hand looking for impaired and dangerous drivers. “Bottom line is if we catch you, if you’re driving impaired, you’re going to go to jail,” said Lt. Williams, Mishawaka police. Last year during the new year holiday, the St. Joseph County Traffic Safety Partnership reported 10 DUI arrests and NO fatal or alcohol-related crashes. They are hoping to keep those numbers the same. “Victims that you leave behind are your family and friends, because if you’re the one that died in that crash we’re going to notify them that you died and the reason why you died,” said Williams. And if you head out and have a drink or two the Bruins and Blackhawks fans have a suggestion for how to get home. “Uber, absolutely Uber,”...

2019 California Law looks to deter drunk driving

A California DUI prevention law went into effect on January 1st, 2019. “The DMV has put together a law related to the new interlock device, and we will be enforcing that,” said Lt. Greg Klingenberg, of the California Highway Patrol. In 2019, repeat offenders will be required to connect a breathalyzer to their vehicles. The device will prevent the ignition from starting unless they’re sober. “Don’t drink and drive,” Klingenberg reiterated. Convicted drunk drivers in California will also be responsible for the cost of the interlock device –about $3 a day. They’ll be required to use it for a period of 12 to 48 months. First offenders who don’t cause any injuries can choose to install the breathalyzer for six months, or have a restricted license for one year. Lt. Klingenberg explained other state DUI regulations remain the same. “The law hasn’t changed related to what the level is. Anything over 0.08 is driving under the influence of alcohol. I’m aware that there are other states, like Utah, that has lowered their level to 0.05. But that hasn’t changed for California.” The CHP spokesperson reminded residents his agency had been on the look out for drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve. “We’ll have every available officer out enforcing all the laws to include DUI, and obviously there’s a special focus on that just because of the New Year’s Eve...

Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving after Police find Facebook Messages left open on computer in hotel

In a recent report, a woman was charged with drink driving after police found out with some of the incriminating messages on her Facebook page. Just as after a car crash in Michigan, police investigators said they had tracked one of the alleged drivers to a nearby hotel. There they found a computer which was still logged into the woman’s Facebook page and open on a series of messages to another user. This woman had allegedly told her Facebook friend that she had been involved in a crash and that she was drunk. At the time of the investigation’s questioning, the woman did admit to being involved, but denied driving the vehicle and refused to tell them who had been driving.  In this way of the incident, she was charged with driving with an expired driver’s license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, and leaving the scene of an accident. Investigators also stated that the hotel’s receptionist had told officers that the woman had admitted to her, to driving the vehicle when it crashed and had been drinking. In short, her Facebook messages with the random person lead to her being apprehended. The woman admitted to having drunk alcohol about two hours before the crash and an initial breathalyzer test showed she had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent. Further investigations are being carried out by police and the woman is still under...

Two drivers Caught almost Seven Times over drink-drive Limit in Scotland

These days, the main targets have been drivers who are causing deaths while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. not long ago, two drivers had been arrested at an alcohol level seven times over the legal limit in Scotland.  Well, these two motorists were stopped in rush hour, with the first driver who was a  49-year-old man, at seven times over the legal limit of 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath. The following day a 55-year-old woman was stopped in Bridge of Don and was found to be in excess of eight times the legal limit. Well, both of these incidents occurred during the time of the afternoon, during busy commuter times when there is increased traffic on the road. Thankfully neither of these drivers were involved in any collisions, according to the reports. It has been stated by the police that despite of the fact of the strong promotion over the years across the UK about the dangers and risks of drink-driving and the highly-publicized reduction of the Scottish drink-drive limit in 2014, it is still disappointing that some do think it is safe and acceptable to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. The activity of drink driving or driving under the influence is not acceptable and should never be. Scotland police are fully committed to tackling this inconsiderate, as well as anti-social and potential life-ending behavior and will continue to enforce the drink-drive legislation across the region on a daily basis. Hence those who do fail drink/drug drive tests can face a minimum 12-month driving ban as a criminal record...

Fetty Wap Pleads Guilty to Avoid Jail in Drunk Driving Case

Fetty Wap was looking forward to releasing his upcoming sophomore album King Zoo, but the project has been put on hold for now, though his fans are eagerly waiting. The rapper was arrested back in November for the drunk driving race which put him on fifteen charges including for careless endangerment and driving while impaired. Besides his legal bail, he’s been teasing new music after he dropped For My Fans 3: The Final Chapter. The project was dropped back in January and now he dropped another album including “Kiss Wowie” which was supposed to be a tribute to his girlfriend. Most recently he released “Air it Out”. The wrapper seems to be back on track. Now, the legal cases are solved we expect to see some of his new releases this year. Fetty got a no-jail sweetheart deal on his felony drunk driving arrest in Brooklyn instead pleading guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment. Under a deal struck in Brooklyn Criminal Court, Fetty will have to take a state Impaired Driving Program course, and he’ll lose his license for 90 days. The misdemeanor will also remain on his record. But Fetty, 26, whose given name is Willie Maxwell, had originally faced as much as seven years prison on his original charges of drunk and reckless driving, speeding and felony reckless endangerment. Leaving court, he posed for selfies with star-struck passersby, but covered his face with his hoodie when news photographers showed...

More than 100 Girls Missing After Raid on Nigerian School

It was reported earlier this year that more than 100 girls were missing after the raid at a Nigerian School. The Media had reported that more than 100 of the girls have been missing after a suspected Boko Haram militants attacked their school in northeastern Nigeria. Bashir Manzo, father of one of the girls, interviewed with CNN said that his was one of the girls who is missing and unaccounted for after the raid on the Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe.  The Nigerian Government has not yet come up with the release of the official list of those missing.  Shortly after the attack, Yobe’s governor did officially announce that almost 50 girls are unaccounted for, but the Manzo, who is the newly elected head of the parents’ association at the school, has reported that according to parents and the association’s records 104 girls were missing. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given a promising statement to the families that they will be returning the missing girls to their families in a safe and secure way and hopefully bring the attackers to justice. Buhari has proclaimed it a national disaster and a shameful act for the world.  A great number of the troops and surveillance aircraft have been deployed to search the territory for the unknown number of missing students. Update: In a statement release not long after the initial event, the Yobe state government said an unspecified number of girls had been rescued from the “terrorists who abducted them” and were now with the army. Reuters news agency quoted parents and a government official as saying that...