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Miami Heat Player Charged With Drug Possession
Miami Heat basketball forward Udonis Haslem has been charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop by Miami-Dade police. Haslem's Mercedes was searched after police clocked him driving 78 MPH in a 60 MPH zone, pulled him over and smelled marijuana in the car.
High-Profile Attorney Anne Bremner Charged With DUI
After much speculation in the media, high-profile attorney Anne Bremner has been officially charged with driving under the influence in Seattle. In a prepared statement, Bremner said, "I am pleased that the case is no longer in limbo. This has been a very difficult time for me, and I am very grateful for the support my friends, family and colleagues have shown me."
Baby Sitter's BAC Was Four Times Legal Limit
A 20-year-old Minnesota woman registered a blood-alcohol concentration four times the legal limit while she was baby-sitting two young boys who were playing in Lake Phalem. Kathryn S. Wegwerth was charged with drinking in public and underage consumption.
Woman More Than Five Times The Legal Limit
A Connecticut woman is facing drunk driving charges after she recorded on of the highest blood-alcohol levels ever at 0.406. Clinton police stopped Kim Marshall, 44, after seeing her driving erratically and behaving strangely, they said.
Drunk Driver Kills 4 Family Members
Police said Demetrius Jordan's blood-alcohol level was 0.154 when he caused a crash that took the lives of four members of one Orange County, Florida family. Killed were Elroy McConnell, 51; and sons Elroy III, 28; Nathan, 24; and Kelly, 19. Jordan faces four counts of DUI manslaughter.
Mom Arrested for Picture of Baby With Bong
If for some reason you someday think it might be a good idea to take a picture of your baby with your marijuana bong, you may not want to post it on your Facebook page. Rachel Stieringer, 19, was arrested after a viewer reported the photograph of the baby posing with his face in the bong.