Monday, April 22, 2013

weekly update

this weeks news of celebrity substance abuse

Comedian Kevin Hart Arrested for DUI
Comedian Kevin Hart has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after his car almost collided with a tanker truck on the 101 Freeway in Southern California. Police said Hart appeared drunk and failed a field sobriety test. He was charged with misdemeanor DUI.

Brewers' Yovani Gallardo Arrested for DUI
Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo has been arrested after a caller reported his erratic driving. Deputies said the pitcher's blood-alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit when he was pulled over for swerving and driving 40 MPH in a 55-MPH zone.

'Honey Badger' Failed 10 LSU Drug Tests
Tyrann Mathieu, known as "Honey Badger" while he was playing football for LSU, said he failed more than 10 drug tests at the university before finally being kicked off the team. Mathieu is coming clean about his previous drug use as he is now trying to get into the National Football League.

Court Rejects Warrantless Blood Tests
The short amount of time that alcohol remains in the system is not emergency enough for police to demand a blood alcohol test without a warrant. That was the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in a Missouri DUI case this week. If a suspected drunk driving refuses a breath test, police will have to get a warrant to test his blood.

Crowds to Test New Pot Laws on 4/20
Authorities in Washington and Colorado are bracing for the annual pot-smoking "holiday" this Saturday, April 20. The 420 celebration will be the first after voters in the two states approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Woman Gets 4 Years for Fatal DUI Crash
A Florida woman originally sentenced to 30 months for DUI manslaughter has been re-sentenced to a mandatory four years in prison, after prosecutors appealed the earlier sentence. Franziska Schroff will spend four years in prison, two under house arrest and nine months on probation for crashing her vehicle into a utility pole and killing a passenger in her car.

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