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A South Carolina man in the midst of a traffic stop allegedly spritzed Axe Body Spray into his mouth to try to hide the scent of alcohol.

Last weekend, 49-year-old Efren Mencia-Ramirez was reportedly driving on the interstate, allegedly sans license, with a passenger and a 12-pack of Corona beer.

After a deputy saw what he believed was Mencia-Ramirez’s car straying from his designated lane in addition to driving over the speed limit he pulled the vehicle over.

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A motorist who was allegedly operating his vehicle in an irregular manner has been charged with driving under the influence, and testing revealed that his blood-alcohol level was recorded at a dangerously high percentage.

On Sunday afternoon, the authorities were notified by more than one person stating that a vehicle was weaving around the road and causing concern that an accident might occur.

When police located the vehicle they believed matched the description of the driver that the people reported they had him come to a stop. The officer who first approached the vehicle alleged that the driver, identified as 50-year-old Ricardo Portillo-Gonzalez, had the odor of alcohol on him.

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On Tuesday afternoon in Warren County, Kentucky, a school bus driver was involved in a traffic accident with another vehicle eleven minutes after dropping off the last of the 25 middle school and high school passengers on his route. He was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

As stated in the police report, Warren County Public School bus driver Robert Marlette made impact with a Dodge truck traveling in the opposite direction as the bus at 4:01 p.m. When the sheriff’s department arrived at the scene a deputy spoke with the driver of the truck, and he claimed Marlette was driving the school bus down the center of the road when it crashed into him.

A deputy interviewing Marlette reported that the accused had bloodshot eyes and smelled of liquor. After a preliminary breath test showed positive results, he was issued a standard field sobriety test which he failed. Marlette was arrested and taken to the hospital for medical clearance, and while there he consented to a blood draw.

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WKU’s director of media relations Zach Greenwell reported that assistant men’s basketball coach Ben Hansbrough has resigned from his position on Monday to “pursue other opportunities.” Hansbrough spent two seasons as a support staffer with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, and he was promoted to a full-time assistant coach this summer. His departure from the job followed his arrest on Saturday for allegedly driving under the influence.

Police responded to a report of a collision between Hansbrough’s car and a second automobile in the El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant parking lot. According to the arrest report the second driver claimed he smelled alcohol on Hansbrough’s breath. When the officer asked if he had consumed any alcohol that night Hansbrough maintained that he had not had anything to drink since the previous evening.

The arrest report also stated that the officer administered a standard field sobriety test and Hansbrough allegedly showed indications of intoxication. He was taken into custody and the arresting officer claimed he could smell alcohol on his person as he put him into the police car.