Posts Tagged ‘DUI’

Enter Soberman: Superhero to Roam Bars, Stop Drunk Driving

Imagine you're at, oh, Public Bar in Dupont late one Saturday night, drinking a Bud, dancing with whoever. All of a sudden an artificially buff man dressed in a red spandex superhero costume (with underwear on the outside, 'natch) loudly introduces himself as Soberman. He wants to know: Do you know how you'll get home?
Soon, [...]

The Needle: Uncontrolled Air Traffic Edition

I Am Serious, And Don't Call Me Shirley: There's just one air traffic controller on duty at Reagan National Airport between midnight and 6 a.m., and he fell asleep Wednesday night? Surely, you can't be serious. Actually, that's no longer the case; after news broke that two planes had to land themselves with no controller [...]

Drunk Bicyclists, Beware: Court Upholds DUI Conviction

Can you ride a bicycle while wasted? Practically, maybe, but legally, no, according to a D.C. Court of Appeals ruling issued today.
Police reportedly found Baker N. Everton yelling on a Petworth sidewalk on January 12, 2007. He was slurring his words and could "hardly stand," according to court papers. Then he went to his bike:
"The officers [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Hung Up Edition

Good Morning, City Desk readers!  While City Paper is busy commemorating Sexist Day here at the office, all sorts of newsy events are happening all over the city, so here it is.

Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker announced his retirement yesterday afternoon, ending a 40-year career in law enforcement.  This comes in the aftermath of [...]

Bruce Smith Breaks Redskins All-Time Record for Drunk Driving Arrests?

Via Dan Snyder's message board, extremeskins:
Bruce Smith, whose 2000 signing is symbolic of everything wrong with the Washington Redskins in the Snyder Era, was convicted of DUI yesterday in Virginia Beach. Smith failed the field sobriety tests administered by police, but his lawyer had argued in court that his client walked unstably because of old [...]

Shadow Senator Paul Strauss Pleads Guilty To DUI

Last Friday, Paul Strauss entered a guilty plea to his DUI charge in D.C. Superior Court. The guilty plea amounts to a swift change in tactics–some might suggest an erratic change—for the shadow senator. Strauss had maintained his innocence ever since his arrest on October 1, 2008. At a previous court hearing, his attorney successfully [...]