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Rocker Vince Neil Sentenced to Jail for DUI
Former Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has officially been sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving and speeding in Las Vegas. Neil will serve his jail term next month. Last month he agreed to the plea deal that would send him to jail.
'Big Brother' Winner Sentenced to 4 Years
Ada Jasinski, winner of the reality show "Big Brother 9," has been sentenced to four years in federal prison on drug trafficking and tax charges. Jasinski, 32, was arrested for trying to sell 2,000 Oxycodone pills to a police informant in North Reading, Massachusetts.
Former UGA Athletic Director Gets Probation
Damon, Evans, who lost his job as University of Georgia athletic director after he was arrested for drunken driving with a prostitute in his car, has been sentenced to one year of probation. Evans, 41, who begged the arresting officer to let him go, was also ordered to participate in a panel for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Wrestler 'Sycho Sid' Arrested on Drug Charge
Professional wrestler Sid Eudy, known as "Sid Vicious," "Sid Justice," and "Sycho Sid," has been arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana. He was stopped for not wearing a seat belt when the officer spotted a bag containing 18 grams of marijuana laying on an arm rest in the vehicle.
Florida Cornerback Arrested for DUI
Janoris Jenkins, a cornerback for the Florida Gators, has been arrested for possession of marijuana in a nightclub in Gainesville. Police saw him rolling a marijuana cigarette in the bathroom of the downtown club.
Girls Hospitalized After Eating Mom's Cookie
The mother of two California girls, ages 10 and 11, has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after they were taken to the hospital complaining of numbness and exhibiting pale, clammy skin. The girls had eaten a chocolate chip cookie they found in a baggie on the kitchen counter when they came home from school. The cookie contained marijuana.