Posts Tagged ‘Arrested’
Today, almost everyone is dialed into social media. Cell phones connect to twitter, Facebook and Tumblr in an instant. Friends and family members can be updated as to what you ordered for lunch or the celebrity you just saw walking down the street- in 140 characters or less.
Updating the world as to your daily play-by-play is an addiction for some, so much so that they fail to remember to exercise discretion. Some have actually begun to brag about their crimes. They have seemingly failed to remember that tweeting or posting a status about breaking the law is just about guaranteed to land them in jail.
Case in point, an Oregon teen who recently made the decision to drive drunk. The intoxicated driver sideswiped a car on his way home. He then proceeded to update his Facebook with status that not only bragged about driving drunk, but also Read more »
Defendant Robin Hall had been reportedly traveling with her husband and children when a routine passenger warrant search alerted authorities she was wanted in Orange County, FL. The matter relates to her failing to pay $85 in court fees when she was prosecuted in 1991 for shoplifting a pack of cigarettes.
Despite her having been arrested in Brevard County jailers have informed her she is not currently permitted bail. She will first need to be transported to Orange County in order for her case to be heard. Authorities say defendant Hall has been in jail for seven days and is not expected to be transferred to the Orange County Jail until later this week.
Although she admits she is in the wrong Hall said she Read more »
Police in Manatee County Florida said they have arrested a man who is being accused of giving out numerous wedgies to unsuspecting patrons at a local movie theatre. A spokesperson for the theatre said they were notified that a suspect, later identified as Charles Ross, was approaching his victims from behind, grabbing their pants and underwear and pulling upward in a swift, sharp manner.
Ross is known throughout the county for creating unpleasant situations for people, filming their reactions and posting those videos on social media networking websites.
Ross’ friend served as the reported camera man during the wedgie spree. One victim said that after the assault, Ross asked him “do you want to hit me?”. Most of the victims were too embarrassed to Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO — The views must be breathtaking from atop the bay cities highest buildings. But I wouldn’t scale the outside of one just to find out.
However, that’s exactly what veteran “skyscraper climber” Dan Goodwin did. Using no ropes (just suction cups), he reached the top of the Millennium Tower right before 5:30 p.m. on Monday. The 645 foot building took about 3 hours to climb.
He ignored Read more »
It just goes to show that no matter what your socio-economic background, social status, or celebrity status for that matter, the law is going to hold you accountable for your deeds.
Case in point, Randy and Evie Quaid. The Quaids have been in the news headlines in the past year or more – first for allegedly defrauding a Santa Barbara Hotel, then not showing up for their court dates. In the world of jails, judges and laws, if you’re asked by a judge to show up to court you’d better go, or there will be no ‘get out of jail free’ cards for you.
Judges don’t take to kindly to those that disobey their orders. Because the Quaids missed their day in court, they were remanded to custody at a Santa Barbara jail with a $100,000 bail. Judge Frank Ochoa felt the couple were being disrespectful. He brought up the time they showed up in court and “showed off” their Golden Globe award. He did give them a $20,000 credit however for a previous bail they paid. Nice guy.
Rightfully, the Quaids apologized to the judge. They have another hearing this Wednesday. Hope they take the judges orders a little more seriously this time. And maybe they should just leave their trophies, and their pride at home.
In the media spotlight again, Tiger Woods alleged ex-mistress, Jaimee Grubbs was arrested and taken to the LAPD West Hollywood Jail on April 14th at 7pm. She was later released on a $28,500 bail April 15th at 1am.
Joey Porter, the Arizona Cardinals star Linebacker ended up in the Bakersfield Jail early Saturday morning. He was arrested on misdemeanor DUI, resisting arrest and battery upon a peace officer.
Sports celebrities are not alone, just after 2 a.m. early Wednesday, R-Bakersfield State Sen. Roy Ashburn was pulled over by CHP officers after they noticed his driving erratically. The Senator was at the wheel of a state Senate-issued Chevy Tahoe.
When stopped, officers noticed symptoms of alcohol intoxication. He was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors. One for driving with a blood alcohol level in excess of .08% and DUI.
Ashburn was accompanied by an unknown passenger in the vehicle. Jay Bart, of the CHP said the Senator submitted to the chemical test for blood alcohol and was reportedly very cooperative with the arresting officers.
Ashburn arrived at a Sacramento County jail sometime before 4 a.m. and was later released.
They can catch flying projectiles in a split second, run faster than lightening, jump higher than a house, hit impossible targets, throw farther than anyone should – and for all of that, they are duly paid a king’s ransom.
But for all their prowess, fame and fortune, more and more sports celebrities are catching more and more of those name and game stealing DUI’s. That’s right. Arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Is it the stress or strain of being under the public eye? Is it the constant pressure to perform? Let’s take a closer look at a few recent sport celebrity DUI arrests.
First up, basketball phenom Read more »
Another Saturday night’s all right for a reality show diva to bite the DUI arrest dust. This time, it comes by way of Shayne Lamas (“Leave It to Lamas,” The ‘Bachelor’). The daughter of actor, Lorenzo Lamas was pulled over on November 15th and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles’ Venice district.
Feeling confident, Shayne diliberatly drove through an LAPD Read more »