Articles Posted in Driving Offenses

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Two arrests were made after the authorities allegedly traced FedEx packages containing $81,000 to a suspect reportedly wrongfully charging people money for removing viruses from their computers.

Last Thursday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reportedly received a call from a person who wished to remain anonymous. The caller, who asserted that they were the victim, reported a situation involving the elderly New Jersey resident being scammed out of money. The person said they thought they had sent $11,000 to someone who called to inform them that they had a computer virus and would remove it for a fee, but after mailing the money they suspected they had been scammed.

When the authorities investigated the claim they reportedly uncovered details that appeared to coincide with those that the caller had given. It was allegedly found that someone who was offering their services to remove computer viruses was using FedEx shipments as a means of accepting payment.

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An Iowa woman is facing many criminal charges after police allegedly discovered hundreds of empty Whip-Its canisters inside of the Maserati she was driving.

Iowa City police ran a check of the license plate on a black Gran Turismo with tinted windows late in the evening on February 18, and according to the affidavit, it was revealed that the registered owner of the car was operating the vehicle with a barred license.

A traffic stop was performed when the vehicle entered a local gas station parking lot, and the police approached the car to investigate the matter.

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A man in Mulberry, Florida allegedly gulped down a baggy containing methamphetamine, in addition to nearly smashing his car into a police vehicle while the authorities tried to apprehend him.

Last week, deputies with the Polk County Police attempted to pull over a Dodge Ram truck for a traffic stop.

According to the police department’s press release, instead of pulling over, the operator of the vehicle reportedly made a U-turn and began to drive away from the deputies.

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When a driver was found with cases of liquor filling the passenger side of his vehicle during a traffic stop, he was placed under arrest for allegedly violating a Massachusetts law limiting the amount one is able to carry.

Around 7:30 pm on November 9, an officer’s attention was caught by a driver changing lanes on I-495 in a manner that he felt was improper. When it was reportedly noticed that the vehicle’s inspection tags had not been properly renewed since June 2017 he decided to pull him over.

After he approached the Chevy Suburban, the trooper reported that he saw cases of alcohol stacked on the floor of the passenger side which nearly reached the roof of the SUV. The cases allegedly held many bottles, an estimated $36,000 worth, of different spirits such as Jameson, Jack Daniels, and Ketel One.

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On Sunday evening, a Florida man was driving his Honda down US Highway 19 when police reportedly saw him racing down the road and operating his vehicle recklessly.

An officer with the Tarpon Springs Police Department initiated a traffic stop and approached the driver, identified as 52-year-old Jon Earl Pickard from Palm Beach.

The highway reportedly had a posted speed limit of 55 miles-per-hour, but the officer alleged that Pickard was going approximately 35-miles over the maximum.

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A woman suspected of driving under the influence allegedly threatened to rape and kill the officers involved in her arrest.

On October 21, 30-year-old Sarah Jane Doughty was reportedly drinking alcoholic beverages in a Salt Lake County bar.

When the woman wanted to leave the establishment it was reported that more than one person tried to intervene and stop her from driving her vehicle.

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A New Jersey man was allegedly driving an e-scooter and he is facing charges for allegations that he was navigating the electric vehicle while intoxicated.

In May, the city of Hoboken employed a 6-month program in order to see how beneficial it would be if electric scooters were readily available for people to rent as a mode of transportation. Their goal is to reduce traffic and give people an accessible and more environmentally friendly way to get around the city. The e-scooters have been issued an 18 MPH speed limit, and they are only permitted to be driven on the street and in bike lanes.

On Sunday afternoon, Hoboken officers reported that they spotted a man who was allegedly walking around in an off-balance manner, and they allegedly watched him proceed to unlock and climb on an e-scooter.

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Though she was not intoxicated, a woman who was pulled over for traffic violations was placed under arrest for DUI when the officer interpreted her anxious demeanor as an indication that she was under the influence.

On July 22, 29-year-old Ariel Berry went out in her pajamas to pick up a quick late-night bite with her boyfriend when they were on the way to his residence.

As her boyfriend was giving her directions, Berry, who was driving, became confused causing her to break a few traffic laws.

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The mother and father of four children are facing charges after the authorities stumbled upon the family allegedly residing in an extremely dirty manner that was deemed unfit for living.

On September 16, deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the London, Kentucky, home where Christopher and Brandy Bowling live with their four children in order to serve them with paperwork involving an eviction.

When the door was answered at the Bowling home, the deputies went inside and reportedly immediately noticed the excessively unclean condition of the interior. It was reported that rotten food and garbage was present from wall to wall, and one of the deputies at the scene said he was unbelievably disturbed by the state of the home.

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An off-duty Memphis sergeant was accused of driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a structure outside of a liquor store.

62-year-old Sergeant Thomas Berryhill has worked with the Memphis Police Department for 26 years.

On Saturday afternoon, Berryhill was reportedly involved in a single-vehicle crash while he was off-duty involving his car and a column outside of a liquor store in East Memphis.