this week's antics of substance abuse
RFK Jr's Wife Gets Another DUI
Mary Richardson Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has been arrested again for driving under the influence one month after her license was suspended for driving while impaired by alcohol. After she was stopped for driving 82 MPH, state police determined she was under the influence of prescription drugs.
Faith Evans Arrested on Drunken Driving Charge
Grammy-winning singer and widow of rapper Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, has been charged with driving under the influence. She was arrested and her car impounded after she was stopped at a drunk driving checkpoint in Los Angeles.
Phillies Prospect Gillies Arrested for Cocaine
Tyson Gillies, a Philadelphia Phillies' prospect, has been charged with cocaine possession. The charges stem from a June incident in which a deputy found Gillies beside the highway acting as if he were intoxicated. The deputy gave Gillies a ride to his hotel and later found a small bag of cocaine where Gillies had been sitting in the car.
Man's Blood-Alcohol Level 4 Times Legal Limit
A 54-year-old Wisconsin man was obviously a danger to himself and others when he was stopped by police driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.37. Although it is his third drunken driving offense, under Wisconsin law, the maximum sentence Daniel J. Hecker can face is one year in jail.
Man Gets 4 DUIs With Stolen I.D.
Earl Robert Hood, a Illinois truck driver, knew there was a problem when his commercial driver's license was suspended because he had four DUI convictions. Hood had never been arrested for DUI, much less convicted. It turns out 47-year-old Danny Arnold Rodgers of Wyoming stole Hood's identity and was stopped four times for drunk driving.
DEA Ax for Ebonics Help
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency recently contacted several companies that provide translation services to help the agency find nine Ebonics translators to help in drug investigations in the Southeast. The translators would help agents interpret wiretapped conversations. Ebonics is also known as African-American Vernacular English.