this weeks news of alcohol & drug sagas
Rip Torn Cleared of DUI Charge in Connecticut
Actor Rip Torn had his drunk driving charge dismissed by a Connecticut judge after he completed a alcohol education program. He completed the in-patient program in March and finished the out-patient, after-care program, his attorney said. Hopefully, Lindsay Lohan is paying attention.
Charlie Sheen Considering Plea Bargain?
Several media outlets are reporting that actor Charlie Sheen is considering taking a plea deal in connection with charges filled against him after a violent argument with his estranged wife Brooke Mueller in Colorado at Christmas. He faces charges of felony menacing, misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
Chargers Safety Ellison Arrested With 100 Vicodin Pills
San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance after he was stopped in southern California for speeding. A search of his vehicle turned up 100 Vicodin pills, for which Ellison did not have a prescription.
Mary Richardson Kennedy Pleads Not Guilty to DWI
Mary Richardson Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., entered a not guilty plea last week to driving while intoxicated charges in Bedford Town Court, NY. She was arrested May 15 after she drove her car over a curb outside a school. Her husband did not appear in court with her.
Man Busted With Cocaine-Filled Chocolate Truffles
U.S. Custom agents arrested a Connecticut man returning to the U.S. from Medellin, Columbia with more than 15 pounds of cocaine. Robert Lopera tried to hide most of the $500,000 worth of cocaine inside fake Ferrero Rocher chocolate truffles. The rest he tried to hide inside pistachio shells.
Stepdad Arrested After 2-Year-Old Found Drunk
A Kentucky man has been charged with criminal abuse after he admitted giving his 2-year-old stepdaughter enough gin mixed with iced tea that the little girl had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. The child was tested after her mother came home from work, kissed her on the cheek and knew immediately that something was wrong. Hospital workers determined that the girl had a blood alcohol content of .25 percent.