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After a video of the arrest was recently released to the public, a New Jersey judge who was detained for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in 2016 and found not guilty is now facing accusations that he used his position of power to try to prevent officers from detaining him.

Near 2:00 a.m. on November 12, 2016, police discovered a BMW pulled to the side of the interstate with its emergency lights turned on. When they reached the driver’s window they found a man reportedly sleeping inside of the car.

It was discovered that the man inside the car was Wilfredo Benitez, a part-time municipal judge in three local counties. When officers believed that he was intoxicated and attempted to take him into custody for the alleged offense Benitez was recorded on video using foul language and asserting that he is a judge. The video also depicts Benitez telling one of the officers that he was wasting his time, and threatened to fight him.

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While driving to her wedding on Monday an Arizona bride was part of a collision involving three vehicles which resulted in her arrest based on allegations that she was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

On March 12 32-year-old Amber Young, adorned in her wedding gown, was driving through Marana, a city just north of Tucson, to her ceremony. En route to her destination Young was involved in a crash involving three cars.

When police arrived at the scene of the pileup they suspected that Young had been consuming alcohol. A breathalyzer test was not administered, but Young was taken into custody in order to provide a blood sample based on the allegations.

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A school bus driver bringing children to school on her morning route was taken into custody on Wednesday for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

49-year-old Jackie Adams, a Telford, Tennessee, resident, drives a school bus for the Washington County School District. On February 28, just after 7:00 a.m. Adams was in charge of 23 students who were passengers on the bus she was driving.

In the midst of her task of dropping off the elementary and middle school children at their destinations another vehicle on the road became alarmed when they saw the bus in motion and believed that it was being driven in an irregular manner. The worried witness placed a call to 911 with a report of the incident.

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A woman who was operating a vehicle with a child in the back seat was arrested on Thursday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

30-year-old Stephanie Roque of Miami was driving through Wellington, Florida, with a child passenger when she allegedly stopped her SUV while in the middle of a lane on the road.

A Palm Beach deputy saw the car in the middle of the street and ran a check on Roque’s license plate finding that the woman’s driving privileges had been revoked. When he walked up to Roque he reportedly detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from the SUV. He also stated that she seemed as if she was unable to remain focused while speaking to him.

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A 19-year-old man was placed under arrest for allegedly driving under the influence on Friday after he forced police to chase him for over a mile.

On February 16 at nearly 3:30 a.m. Martin County law enforcement received a call from a citizen who reported that someone was parked in the lot of the Martin County Freewill Baptist Church with their car stereo playing at a disturbingly loud level.

Constables dispatched to the scene to investigate the complaint and they spotted a young man sitting in his vehicle. When they approached him officers believed that he appeared nervous and they returned to their car to run a check on his license plate number.

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On February 5, 2017, following the 51st Super Bowl game, a man who authorities came to believe was driving under the influence of alcohol was involved in a hit-and-run accident when his vehicle made impact with a bicyclist. He reportedly drove off quickly without stopping after the incident took place.

An investigation to locate the perpetrator of the accident, which occurred in Laguna Niguel, was opened by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Their findings led them to believe that the person responsible for the event was 53-year-old Timothy Anthony Cronin.

As a part of their year-long inspection of the evidence, authorities collected statements from people who had been in his presence that day, and those interrogated informed deputies that Cronin, a proclaimed New England Patriots fan, was allegedly intoxicated on Super Bowl Sunday in 2017. Investigators surmised that Cronin was on his way home from a celebration and under the influence when the accident took place.

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A Florida man employed by an online company that offers their customers by-the-hour service of a skilled captain for their personal boats has been accused of DUI while operating a client’s vessel.

A boat owner seeking a captain to take him and his guests to the yearly Gasparilla invasion festival found what he was looking for on This service provides “on demand” booking for captains to operate personal boats for a fee of $50 an hour, and matches clients with personnel based on location.

24-year-old Nathan Stasio was hired for an 8-hour period to provide captain services on the man’s boat during the historical Tampa, Florida, pirate-themed event for the man and his guests.

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A Tennessee man was accused of driving under the influence on Saturday when his truck flipped five times. The man explained that he had allowed Jesus to take the wheel when the accident occurred.

When 33-year-old Chad England was driving his truck down the Interstate in Sullivan County, Tennessee, during the morning of January 20 he reported that Jesus appeared to him and advised him to allow Him to take over driving. England’s truck rolled a total of five times as a result.

When Sullivan County deputies responded to the scene of the accident they allegedly spotted England carrying a jar as he was running away from the truck. It was assumed that England was under the influence of narcotics. He explained to the deputies that he was not fleeing the scene, but that he was traveling to a destination that he was called to in order to bow before someone. He also disclosed that while he was sitting in the driver’s seat he was not operating the vehicle.

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A man was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he was driving under the influence of narcotics when he passed out in the drive-thru lane at a bank believing that he was at a Taco Bell.

28-year-old Douglas Francisco pulled into the drive-up teller lane at a Hernando County branch of Bank of America and reportedly lost consciousness behind the wheel.

When Martin Claussen, the bank manager, saw a blue Hyundai sitting idle for an extended period of time he decided to approach the vehicle and inspect the situation. He came across Francisco blacked out in the driver’s seat, and he began pounding on the window to try to rouse him. After a while Francisco awakened, and he asked Claussen for a burrito. The bank manager informed him that he was not in fact at Taco Bell, and Francisco then allegedly drove away.

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On December 21, a Florida man who worked as an auxiliary police officer for the Starke Police Department was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after being reported for allegedly drawing a gun on a pedestrian.

When 47-year-old reserve officer Brian Davis was walking across the street near a local establishment called the Whiskey River Bar he slapped the hand of a man who was walking near him. Upon reporting the incident to a Bradford County Sheriff’s Office deputy nearby the man claimed that the encounter led to an argument, and Davis pulled out a gun while making threats toward him. The man was also able to show the officer the GMC truck that Davis was driving.

Davis was inside his truck when the deputy approached him to perform a traffic stop. He was in the driver’s seat, and he had a passenger with him who was identified as his son. Upon inspection it was noticed that the vehicle allegedly contained two cans of open beer and a half full bottle of alcohol. A handgun fitting the description of the weapon used to threaten the man who reported the event was located next to the driver seat.