Wednesday, August 11, 2010

weekly roundup

this weeks entries into the addiction
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Amy Winehouse Goes on 16-Hour Alcohol Binge
British singer Amy Winehouse, who has battled alcohol and drug problems for years, is apparently losing the battle again. Press reports said the "Back to Black" singer she spent 16 hours drinking in a pub owned by film producer Reg Traviss's parents. She was nearly run over as the walked to her nearby home.

Lindsay Lohan Released From Jail
Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from jail after serving only 13 days of her 90-day sentence for DUI probation violation. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin Grubb said she was taken directly to a residential rehab facility from the jail. Her sentenced included 90 days in rehab.

Charlie Sheen Headed to Rehab?
In a plea deal that allowed him to avoid jail time for a Christmas Day fight with his wife, actor Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 36 hours of anger management classes and 30 days probation. He has 30 days to check himself into the treatment facility.

Illegal Drunk Driver Kills Nun
An illegal immigrant who was released by federal immigration officers has been charged with the death of one nun and the injury of two others in a drunken head-on collision. Carlos A. Martinelly Montano, 23, of Bolivia, was also driving on a suspended license when he killed Sister Denise Mosier. This is his third DUI arrest.

Does She Think She's Going to Drink in Jail?
A New York judge offered a 54-year-old Hyde Park woman the opportunity to avoid a prison term for her third drunken driving conviction, if she would seek treatment for her drinking problem. Lorraine Myers told the judge, no thank you, she had rather go to jail. The judge obliged, sentencing her to one to three years in state prison.

Police Find Missing Boy and Much More
When a 41-year-old Maine man's 3-year-old son came up missing, the worried father called police. Authorities found the missing boy in some tall grass not far from his home, but during the search they also uncovered 147 marijuana plants being cultivated inside Jonathan Lehr's home.

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