Friday, November 12, 2010

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Lil Wayne Given Three-Year Alcohol Ban
Rapper Lil Wayne has been ordered not to consume any alcohol for the next three years or be in violation of his probation, according to court records. After his release from prison after serving eight months for criminal possession of a weapon, the rap artist was told he "may not consume or drink any substance containing alcohol" for the next 36 months.

Former NFL Player Arrested for 6th DUI
Former NFL player Reggie Rogers has been arrested for his sixth drunk driving arrest in Seattle. Rogers' football career came to and end in 1988 after he crashed his vehicle while drunk and killed three teenagers.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa Arrested for Drugs
Rapper Wiz Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, has been arrested on drug charges after police found about two ounces of marijuana on his tour bus at East Carolina University. Khalifa, who has released his own brand of rolling papers, gave police permission to search the bus after they smelled a strong odor of weed coming from the vehicle.

Washington State Bans Alcoholic Energy Drinks
The Washington state Liquor Control Board voted to ban alcohol energy drinks from the state effective Nov. 18. The action by the board comes after nine Central Washington University students were hospitalized after drinking Four Loko at a party last month.

Driver Faces Fifth DUI and Murder Charge
A woman who has been held without bail since November is facing DUI and murder charges in the death of a 23-year-old Alaska man who died after a head-on crash. Police said Lori Phillips, 56, had a blood-alcohol content four times the legal limit and was out on bail for another DUI arrest at the time of the fatal crash.

Teen Driver Sentenced in Drunken Texting Case
An 18-year-old Illinois man has been ordered to perform 40 hours community service and take alcohol and drug counseling after he was arrested for drunk driving while texting his girlfriend on his cell phone. Montie L. Skaggs Jr. was stopped after police saw him driving erratically and texting at the same time.

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